Monday, December 28, 2009

The Christmas Program

The kids took part in our church's Christmas program and as usual, it's always entertaining and full of sweetness and laughs as you never know what kids are going to do and say once on a stage.

Alexis saying her verse. She did a great job.

Can you find Maddie and Brady?
Brady said his verse with great expression and Maddie was " a reporter" and although she hardly paused to take a breath, she was adorable too.

Lexie played, " Oh come all ye Faithful." I think I was more nervous than she was. She played wonderfully, and made her parents proud! - Look at those pipes. She's ripped! :)

OUr children are known as the grumpy singers. All the other children gaze out with bigt smiles and waves for their parents. Ours, well, let's just say, they wouldn't make the cut.

Here's Keilah Grace and Harrison looking more than thrilled to be there. When Harrison looked up here and realized he was next to Keilah, he gave this meanest dirtiest look, "humphed" and moved to the end of the line for the duration of their part.
Later in the evening when all was quiet and Harrison was sitting with us, he proceeded to shout, "Ho, Ho, Ho!" from his seat. We don't even do Santa. HA! Later it was "Jingle bells" as the children on stage began jingling their bells for the song. Needless to say, I was relieved when the program was over and the lights were on again. Ahh, the joys of Christmas...

Our Lil' Family Christmas

Sullivan's first Christmas and present
Harrison's pride and joy ~ A Vikings t-shirt

Monster trucks for the boys!
Austin finally got his webkin!

Lexie loves her "Honey" dog from Nanny!

Sophie gets her first puppy like one of the big girls.

Keilah's love for dogs continues...

Maddie surprised Lexie with some money for Christmas. ~ So sweet! I love these girls.
Keilah Grace with her "Kayla Grace."

Harrison with his dog set - I love cheap Fleet Farm toys!

Austin made this cute Reindeer "handprints" craft a few weeks ago, and I had to show you. I think it's adorable!


Thanks Grandpa Doug and Nena! We can't wait till spring to jump till our heart's content! We promise not to get hurt Grandpa, so just relax and don't worry! :) Mom says to just remember that their is a net around the tramp so we can't fall off or get stuck in the springs.
We love you!
From all the Jumpers, Lexie, Maddie, Brady, Austin, Keilah Grace, Harrison, Sophie, and Sullivan

Sweet Treats

We now have this mess to show for all these...

Yummies made with love and maybe a few germies but hopefully not any boogers. Thanks Leanna for your help. I can't imagine the chaos without your help with the kiddos. I hope you'll make it an annual event. :)
There was lots of rollin' and lickin' and taste testing...

Lots of laughs by these two!

Peanut butter wrapped in sin ~ I love these! Rachel Ueland's recipe

Cut out sugar cookies of course. The girls loved these and decorated most of them this year. I have visions of future years with them. I have a feeling things might get fancier as they get older. They are getting so creative!

Jared's one and only request. Thank goodness for their simplicity. He's easy to please. I kinda liked the funky twist they took in the sprinkle department.

And lot's more of these! We had a great day of baking and made lots of sweet memories, but I am reminded why I don't do this very often. My kitchen looks about the same a week later. It needs a good scrubbing that's for sure! I think I might save that gingerbread house for Valentines Day like we did last year. And the caramels are still in the fridge lingering for any remaining visitors, so come on by!