Thursday, December 31, 2015

December Randoms

I caught a BIG BUG!  Now Adelyn has no cute net over her bed.

Marae is at such a fun age right now.  She loves princess, tea parties, and kitties.

Below is Adelyn tossing Jack our elf around like a rag doll.  Boonie almost had a heart attack and he was laughing so hard he couldn't breathe.  That's what Jack gets for sitting on the floor.

I told Marae to go put some shoes on so she could go and play in the snow.  This is what she came out with:

Below I told Marae to babysit while I was outside doing something.  I came back in and she had set up a tea party for her and Adelyn and she was reading her books.  It was adorable.

She really wanted to get out in the snow and play this morning.  She wouldn't even put on pants or a coat.  She didn't last too long.

Adelyn was mad that I took away the remote... I took this picture to see how full of tears her eyes could get.  Poor baby.

Marae had her first dance recital with her costume.  She was so beautiful and adorable.

I took this picture of Boonie right after he had woken up from a nap.  He looked so cute and like such a little boy - which he still is.  My Boonie baby.

For New Years we had my bestie Emily Townsley over.  They were visiting from Texas.  The kids stayed up until 10 and then we celebrated without them.  We had a board game olympics.  It was fun.  Unfortunately the lighting in these pictures is so horrible... I look so disgusting it makes me ill.

On to 2016!!!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas 2015

Christmas was just perfect this year.  On Christmas Eve we followed our tradition and went to the nursing home where we sang Christmas carols with the elderly.  Afterwards we went bowling with the Kelstrom's and Peterson's.  After that we went to Chuck A Rama for lunch making my dad very jealous.  It was a fun family day which we don't have too many of right now.

After naps we all went out for some fun in the snow.  Mason helped the kids dig out an ice cave in the snow pile the snow plows left in our cul de sac.  Then we all went sledding at the nature park.  There is a great hill there that no one knows about so we had a lot of fun there.  Unfortunately Boone slid down the side of the hill on accident and hurt his leg pretty badly.  We were worried he may have broken it but we were able to get him to calm down and see that he was okay at home.  

That evening the kids got hot chocolate and got to open 1 gift.  They got some new Christmas pajamas.  We watched a nativity video online and talked about Christ.  It was a precious moment where everyone felt the spirit.  

We left a plate of cookies out for Santa and tracked him online.  Surprisingly the kids went right to sleep.  They usually stay up until around 9 just playing in their rooms but they went right to bed.  They must not have wanted to risk the chance of Santa passing them by!!

The next morning everyone woke up as normal and we opened stalkings. 

Then we had breakfast and dove into the gifts.  The kids had a wonderful Christmas this year and were VERY spoiled!!  Mason brought home all kinds of surprises that I didn't even know about.  The biggest hit was this princess castle that goes right along with all of Marae's princesses that she already has.

Here is Mason modeling his gift from Stacey Allen.

Then came the SANTA GIFTS!!!

Boone was elated.

Mason found some skis at DI and gave us those as a gift.  So we took a spin around the backyard.

Here is Boone showing off his bruise the next day.  Man that must have hurt!!

Merry Christmas!!!