Monday, December 27, 2010

What Is That White Stuff?

Lolly is not quite sure. I don't think you want to go out there, Lolly. Its a blizzard!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Eve 2010

This year we were lucky enough to have Erick off on Christmas Eve. Usually he has to work all day, delivering the mail, and then meet up with us later, either at my parents' house or at my grandmother's house, depending on what time he gets out of work. Because we had Erick with us we were able to get a lot of errands/stuff done around the house in the morning and then go to my parents' house to exchange presents in the afternoon. In the evening we went to my grandmother's for the extended holiday party.

Here are Mom, Micki, and Memmere enjoying a few quiet moments before the hustle and bustle.
Here is Devin focused on opening his presents. He was certainly spoiled and one happy little boy!
Devin and Uncle!
TOY STORY 3!!! "Just what I wanted!!!!"
Here are the 5 great grand kids at Memmere's house.
This was one of my favorite moments of the night. Watching the excitement of my cousin's 10 year old son as he opened the gift that we got him. It was a Nerf thing that he REALLY wanted, like begged me for, in a really cute way. He is such a handsome boy!!
Once we got home, we had to put out Santa's magic key. Then it was time to get Santa's cookies and milk ready.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Daddy's Girl

Lolly is such a cuddle bug. And boy does she love her Daddy!(Don't mind Erick's over-relaxed look here...haha!)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Family Photos

As promised...Here are the family photos from our photo shoot in November. The first one is the one we used on our Christmas cards.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

I Spy

red wrapped presents,

Christmas books,

a kitten,

and an ornament.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Elf Sighting

I spy Frain and he brought a new Amelia Bedelia book for Devin for having a great day. At least it wasn't coal and a reminder note from Santa (this time!).

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Family Photos

Last weekend we used Brave Photographers to get some pictures done. It had been about a year, so we were due. Here is a sampling of the pictures.
This one of Devin and Emma is too cute. They are the same age (both four and a half) as Kim and I were due on the same day. Buddies since about 20 months!
Did you notice I didn't post a family picture? You will just have to wait and see if you get a Christmas card! If not I will post one in a couple weeks ;)

So, which picture is your favorite?

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas Traditions

One of Devin's favorite Christmastime traditions has become Elf on the Shelf. Ever since he realized that Christmas was approaching (I guess about a week or so before Thanksgiving) he has been asking when the Elf was going to come to our house. The concept of the Elf is that he/she goes back to Santa each night to report on the behavior of the child/children of the house. The Elf works by magic and if you touch it too much or play with it, it will lose its magic. Each morning the child has to find the Elf in its new hiding spot, where it landed upon returning from Santa. It can be quite fun!

One of the things Devin has asked for this year is new books. *Squeal* Can you feel my excitement? Of course that thrills me (the reading teacher!)!! So I decided to buy a bunch of books for Devin through book orders at my school. The Elf, Frain- this is the name Devin gave him last year, will be able to give Devin a new book about every other day.

I also have a couple of pieces of coal if need be...