Friday, December 30, 2011

Saw Christmas

The yearly gingerbread house. As usual, the kids had a blast decorating it (and eating lots of candy during the process).
Watching The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

Tom made a super yummy pork roast, it was so pretty i had to take a picture.

Waiting for the go ahead to come downstairs - Tom has them wait at the top, it's torture for them.

Santa brought Rapunzel hair and dress for Miss Alice

Alice's first makeup set

My folks gave Kyle his first sleeping bag - he loved it so much he wouldn't get out of it!

Playing Sponge Bob Operation - Alice was not ready for the noise/shake when she touched the side. Tears!

Kyle and Papa doing a puzzle waiting for Christmas dinner

Mogey Christmas

Kyle marking his territory! Sorry Gracie, Kyle has not been the most accepting cousin. Kyle was NOT happy about Gracie taking over his high chair at Thanksgiving. Mind you, a near three year old should NOT be sitting in a highchair!

Andrew was in charge of handing out presents this year - could explain why two of my presents were opened by people other than me. :)

Mid present snack

Anna: 'I LOVE it!'. Kathy: 'That's Laura's!'

Hula Hoop or Bean Bag Toss?

Dude - Where did your clothes go?!?!?!!?

Camo Christmas Gotta get this photo each year, Tom having to put together some crazy toy that he gets frustrated with.

Hey - Why is my toy not put together yet?!?!?!?!

On his first run, Andrew won the 'Risalamonde' - aka finding the almond in a boat load of rice pudding. Mind you, Dennis has been playing this for 60+ years, and has only won 3 times. Beginners luck!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Santa Brunch

Alice loves this guy!
Kyle is not too sure...checking Santa from afar.

Kyle gets coaxed into getting closer to him

a little closer....

Touch Down!

and...yelling 'Ho Ho Ho' together

Me Eat CRAB!!!!

Mmmm, loving this!

Scary Santa

And my all time favorite picture....

Eva and Brynn last year
Eva and Brynn this year...still not a fan of 'ol Santa.

The Newbies

We had quite a few new timers this year as you can see.....

Stella (who was not a fan) and her big sis Addie
Regan and Thomas (whom were born on the same day)


Mr. Cool - Alexander

Miss Josie

North End Santa

Waiting for the Big Man to show up

Alice LOVES Santa (for more reasons than she realizes)

A little unsure of this guy

Family Photo

Move time to calm everyone down a bit

Rowan is a little unsure of the dance party that is about to begin

Lily and Alice's Ballet Show

Kyle wanted in on the action

Monday, December 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Tommy

Happy Birthday Dadddy! We celebrated Tom's birthday with a yummy brunch at Nauny's and Papa's and dinner made by the kids.

Fluffy pillows of heaven that the kids and I made - The kitchen was a flour disaster after this

Here's Vito drinking his milkshake

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Poor Miller

Our Elf on the Shelf 'Miller' is having some 'space' issues with Kyle. Um yeah, Kyle does not respect the 'do not touch' part of the book: