Saturday, December 31, 2011


We started a tradition with our kids a long time ago, that Christmas Eve dinner is pancakes. Usually Santa pancakes.

With whipped cream and cherry pie filling and M&Ms for the eyes and mouth. They look forward to it every year now. Good tradition--easy for Mom and Dad!

This is our Christmas tree that the kids so lovingly decorated... and redecorated. You can just make out the cookies and milk. Santa's favorite cookies are Mint Oreos.

Santa brought new bikes for the kids. They are still trying to figure out how santa got those bikes down the chimney.

(You can see on the couch behind the bikes---new pillows for everyone!)

Santa also brought Jingle for our family. Jill would see that little dog everytime we went to the store and want to stop and pet it and listen to it bark. Good job Santa!

Then, of course they had to go outside and try out their new bikes. Squirt still needs to figure out pedaling, but she loves just sitting on it too.

They are all so excited to have bikes that fit them. Their old ones were getting way too small!!

All in all it was a pretty good Christmas. And after Christmas, we were able to visit with family. My sister who lives in the middle of nowhere came to visit. We hadn't seen her family in 2 years. My parents came down as well. It was fun to see everyone. Then, once they left, we went up to Preston to see hubby's brother and his family. We haven't seen them in almost 2 years too. Now it's new years and we are back to just hanging out!

1 comment:

The Rose Family said...

Hey-- are your kids sick? Fiona is puking and feverish, but she may have caught that on the travel day. Heaven knows those planes are cesspools of disease. Don't even get me started on the bathrooms-- I has to use all the paper towels just to be able to walk in on a dry floor. Eeeewwwww!