Friday, December 28, 2007

Christmas Eve

Since we celebrated Christmas with Tim's family Friday night, we spent Christmas Eve at home as a family. The kids begged to open some presents so we let them open what they got each other and we opened what they got us. I think he was happy with his matchbox police cars from Charlie
Charlie opening her gift from Walter
Brittany opening her gift from Chris
Walter tying out his Juggling balls from Brittany
Tim being his goofy self opening his gift from Charlie
Chris helping me open my gift (a chopper) from him

After opening gifts we decorated sugar and gingerbread cookies and then ended the evening by watching It's a wonderful life. We had a great evening together.




Monday, December 17, 2007

In search of the "perfect" Christmas card picture

Over the last few weeks I have been in search of the "perfect" Christmas picture for our Christmas cards. With this many kids it is no small undertaking! My kids are cooperative (mostly), bit it is hard to get true smiles if they are not enjoying it. We did not have Olivia in all of them because we will probably be losing her soon. I took some of her by herself, they are in the post below. I took a couple hundred pictures:-}~here are a few.
Trying to recreate the picture up above in the header
This one was Chris's idea

We got snow Saturday, so of course we had to go out and take pictures.


When I told them to start throwing snow balls at me, they decided that this picture thing may not be so bad ofter all!
I took this one in Tower Place mall after we had been to a wedding downtown Cincinnati.
The last two were the ones I ended up going with. I have a lot of pictures from this weekend~Brittany's birthday, Christmas program, and Family visiting. Hopefully I will get them up soon.


Olivia








Friday, December 14, 2007

Happy 12th Birthday!!

Happy Birthday Brittany!! You are turning into a beautiful young lady. We love you and hope you have a wonderful day. 5 Years Old


10 Years Old
11 Years old







Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Freezing the Moment

I was thinking tonight that my kids are at the perfect ages and I wish I could freeze time. They are old enough to be developing great personalities, help around the house, and get along(mostly) with each other. But they are young enough to still be my babies.
My oldest is knocking hard on the door of adolescence. I keep getting the feeling that before I know it they will be grown and gone. So this Christmas I am going to cherish every moment and take lots of pictures, for soon they will be bringing the grand kids home!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

The Terrible Twos~Revisited

I think someone had too much Birthday. His birthday was Monday, he cut holes in his shirt on Tuesday and cut his hair on Wednesday! Needless to say his school scissors have been taken away and can only be used with permission.


We had a small family party on Sunday with Grandma, Grandpa, Uncle David Aunt Kelly and Cousins. Monday we took him to Dewey's Pizza and Starbucks for dessert. Starbucks is a special treat that they like to get on their birthday.
I think that he is off of his birthday high and is back to being his normal(mostly) good self.
Click on the picture below for pictures of the birthday festivities.


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Monday, December 3, 2007

Happy Birthday Chris!

Happy Birthday Chris.

We love you lots and are so glad that you are part of our family. First birthday

2005

2005
5th Birthday-2006
Summer 2007
Summer 2007

Today starts a month of birthdays in our family! Between birthdays and Christmas we are pretty broke by the time January comes around, but we love every minute of it. Hope you don't get tired of all the birthday pictures:-}