Monday, December 31, 2012

Visit To Grandpa and Grandma's

The Saturday after Christmas we drove up to Grandma and Grandpa's for a visit. They live in Utah about 6 hours away. We left at 4 in the morning. Mike drove separately in his car because he had to go back to work before I planned on going back to California. The kids were really good in the car. I had to stop a couple of times for potty breaks but I had the froggy potty in the car so I just pulled off on the exits, let them go, dumped it, and then got back on the freeway.

When we got to the grandparents house there were many presents waiting under the Christmas tree. The kids were so excited. That day Rori and I went shopping, Andy and Tia dropped off Major and Legend to play and to spend the night, Mike and Grandpa went to Cal Ranch to check out the guns, we played at the park, we watched many movies. It was fun-filled!

Rori, Grandma, Major watching Annie try on her new kitty hat from Aunty Rori.
 
Anthony
 
 
Cousin Legend
 
Daddy opening his new dutch oven.
 
 
Annie in her "Wild One" hat from Grandpa. A perfect hat for her.
 
 
Major opening his present.
 
 
Jakob
 
 

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Playing With Their Loot

The kids had so much fun with their Christmas presents this year. I still can't bring myself to put their new toys away so our family room looks like it's the toy room.

Jaileigh looking at all her new baby clothes. She took them out of the box one by one and folded each one perfectly.
 
Anthony and Annie

 
 
Jake
 
 
Annie playing with her baby.
 
 
Jake
 
 
Michael

Saturday, December 29, 2012

More Christmas

The kids all got new baseball gloves, balls and bats for Christmas. They had fun playing with daddy.

Jaileigh in her princess dress playing catch. 
 
 Love this little girl!
 
 
Annie playing catch.
 
 
Sorry for the poor picture quality. I had my flash on.
 
Anthony
 
 
Jake
 
 
 Anthony
 
 
Jakob
 
 
 
 
Annie riding the scooter. 
 
 
 
 
 Jaileigh's turn. Even though she is a definite lefty, she hits righty.
 
 
 
 
Annie's turn. She is a defnite righty but hits lefty.
 
 
I didn't get Michael's picture hitting. I'll get it next time.
 
 
The kids went out front to play with their stomp rockets. Stomp rockets are so much fun and so inexpensive! Look them up online if you don't know what they are. My kids love it!
 
 
 
 
 Jaileigh
 
 
Naptime the kids insisted on sleeping in the tents. Only Jaileigh and Anthony lasted. The other three moved out onto the couch and the floor.
 
 
 
 
 
Christmas was so much fun this year. The kids had so much fun and understand so much more.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Merry Christmas From All Of Us

Jake and Michael were the first to wake up Christmas morning. I woke up at 4:30 and lay there waiting for the kids to wake up. I was so excited! When they got up they came and got me then wanted me to turn on the TV in the loft. I went out and sat on the couch with them. I told them it was Christmas and asked if they thought Santa had been there. They were more concerned about if Kookaburra (our elf) had been there. I asked them if they wanted to run downstairs to check. Jake immediately ran down but Michael said, "Nah, I want to watch Caillou first." haha! When the saw what Santa brought Caillou was quickly forgotten. They quickly figured out that Santa was way cooler than Kookaburra. They were so excited.

Jake
 
Michael
 
 
 
These two got to enjoy things before the rest of the kids came down.
 
 
Annie and her new baby.
 
Jaileigh
 
 
Annie
 
 
 
Anthony excited to find gum in his stocking.
 
Daddy reading the letter Santa left. The kids weren't too interested.
 
The boys playing.
 
 
Breakfast- scrambled eggs with bacon.
 
Annie
 
 
The boys got a tent.
 
 
The girls got a tent too.
 
 
Anthony
 
 
Annie helping daddy with the turkey.