Thursday, January 15, 2009

Christmas (a little late, I know)

I can't believe it's been a month since I posted last! Crazy. Well, here's a little catch up on Christmas, etc. We had my family over Christmas Eve for a yummy dinner and to tell the Christmas story from the Bible, play games, and make gingerbread houses. The kids had a lot of fun together!

I think the adults liked "helping" with the gingerbread houses. It brought back good memories of when we used to do the same thing as kids (not to mention we got to sample the candy!). Here's my brother Joel helping his daughters with theirs.

Hailey liked to eat the yummy frosting.

Cole & JoLynn proudly displaying their creations!

Katelyn had aunt Lisa helping her - as you can see by the pile of wrappers in front of her, she really likes chocolate!

Katelyn (with her dirty chocolate covered face) loved holding baby Shae! Shae doesn't look too sure about it though. :)

Ryan's parents stayed with us Christmas Eve and then opened their presents with us Christmas morning. Ryan's brother Trevor stayed with us too! Poor guy had to sleep in Cole's room. I guess Cole was up coughing half the night. He's such a good uncle - he rubbed some Vicks on his chest and helped him get back to sleep. Ryan & I had no idea! Cole woke up about 4am but Trevor and him had a talk and decided it was too risky to go downstairs because it was still dark and Santa might not have come to our house yet. Thanks Trevor for letting us get a little extra sleep!

Cole got a digger for his sandbox. He loves it!

Katelyn got a Princess kitchen and loves to pretend cooking with it. So cute!

Well, there are more pictures of Christmas, but they're on the new camera Ryan got me! Yep, I love it! I've taken a ton of pics, but haven't figured out (or should I say, I haven't had Ryan show me how) to upload them to the computer so I can post them/print them. So once I can talk him into showing me how (or I break down and read the manual myself - haha, yeah right) you'll have to be patient.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! We love you all!