Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

storytime with santa...12.8

angel brunch videos...12.6

these videos are priceless...well, at least to this mommy :) i LOVE that sarah and drew do their hand motions with their left hands while everyone else is doing theirs rightie! they were doomed from day one, i guess!

Monday, December 28, 2009

angel brunch...12.6

this year, our church had an angel brunch for all of the families with children ages 0-5th grade. it was a sweet time on sunday morning where we had brunch together, the kids did crafts, we listened to the christmas story, and the childrens choir sang a few songs. it was a wild morning!

[i have some videos to post of the singing...but blogger is not participating at the time...check back!]

Monday, December 21, 2009

sarah's big trip to nashville with mimi and g.g... 11.27 and 11.28 (a little late!)

the day after thanksgiving, sarah, mimi, and g.g. headed to nashville to spend the night at the opryland hotel!
on friday, they enjoyed the charlie brown ice display and did some sight seeing around the hotel...
then, on saturday, they went to the rockette's christmas spectacular!!! (sarah ran into one of her friends from dance class while there!)
i think they all three had a great time on their little vacation...
but, mimi and g.g. looked very exhausted when i picked sarah up late saturday night!
i'm so so glad that sarah got to have a "girls" trip with her grandmother AND great grandmother!
i have lots of wonderful memories from my childhood of spending time with MY granny merle and MY g.g. (the original!)!!!
thank you mimi and g.g. for the wonderful weekend for the little princess!

Monday, December 14, 2009

anna beth's birthday party...12.1

[i am skipping over sarah's trip to nashville with mimi and g.g. because i STILL haven't received any pictures from the trip...hint, hint, hint!!!]

Friday, December 11, 2009

drew and ava's day of fun...11.27

the day after thanksgiving, i worked (yeah, i doesn't happen very often!) and tim stayed home with the kids. well, he didn't have sarah because she was off on a fantastic trip with her mimi and g.g. but more to come on that, he just had the boys.

he decided drew needed a buddy to keep him out of trouble all day so he invited ava to come over and play. apparently, they had a blast together. notice their dress up clothes...drew is wearing a way too small frog costume (jake wore it for halloween this year!) with a pilot helmet, and a tool bag around his neck!!! ava is a little more straightforward in her princess wear!, sometime mid afternoon i get a text from tim that the kids are asleep. i assumed ava had gone home, but NO tim got drew and ava to nap in the twin beds in sarah's room! what a miracle! had mary or i ever attempted such a feat it would have been disastrous! so, we have decided tim might make a really good stay at home dad...well, except for the fact that after i worked 4 days in a row, he was exhausted and ready to return to his day job :)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009