Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A Day With Lisa and Sydney

A couple of days after Christmas, my sister-in-law(Lisa)and her daughter(Sydney) came out for a short visit. We haven't seen Lisa and Sydney in two years, so we were very excited they were able to come. We decided to make a day of it, and we went out to lunch, to see the movie "Bolt" and then went to Zoolights in the evening.

Here are Maddie and Sydney in the parking lot of the movie theatre. Sydney is 11 months older than Maddie, and they were inseperable for the entire day. It was really cute!

While we were waiting for Scott and Lisa to get the movie tickets, I took the kids aside and snapped a few photos. Aubyn, once again, refused to pose for me. But here's a good one of the girls. LOL

We took the kids to see the movie "Bolt". It was a cute movie, and the kids had a great time. Popcorn was had by all. :)

In the evening we went to see Zoolights at the Phoenix Zoo. We hadn't been in a couple of years, and it was really fun. COLD, but fun! The kids just loved the foot massagers. LOL

We had a great time with Lisa and Sydney, and we wished they had been able to stay longer. I hope we get to see them again soon.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Day

Our Christmas Day started out around 7am with the kids trying to be sneaky and peak at all their presents before we got up. We had put a baby gate up in the halway the night before, so the kids wouldn't come out of their rooms while we were wrapping presents. I awoke from my sleep at the sound of Aubyn climbing over the gate, and loudly whispering to Maddie what presents he saw under the tree. I poked Scott and told him the kids were up, and he got up and started getting dressed. By the time Scott got into the living room, Aubyn was back over the gate, and both the kids were pretending to come down the hall for the first time rubbing their eyes as if they just woke up. They didn't realize they had left the kitchen light on. LOL

Here are the kids with their favorite new toys. Aubyn got a new skateboard, and Maddie got a new bike!

We can't forget to look in our stockings! :-)

And we can't forget the dogs! Jax loved all the toys and treats in his stocking.

Chewey liked hers too.

After we got dressed, we went over to my mother-in-law's house for the morning. The kids got a little practice in with their new toys before the rain started. :)

Here is Aubyn with his cousins, Amber and Ashley.

In the evening we went over to my parents house for dinner. All the girls made up a dance for us to the song Winter Wonderland. It was pretty funny.
Sawyer looked really cute in his Christmas outfit. I just had to post of picture of him!

Here's all the kids with Santa at my mom and dad's!
Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Charlston Dance

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For Thanksgiving this year, Scott and I took the kids to his mom's house for dinner, and then to my parents house for dessert. And like every year, we stuffed ourselves silly with turkey, stuffing and yummy pies!

Here's a picture of Scott and I in his mom's(Susan) backyard. Our 11 year old neice, Ashley took this photo for us.

Here's Maddie modeling the turkey shirt she made at preschool. She's so proud of it! She did a wonderful job.

Here is the family photo we took in Susan's backyard. I was wanting to get a good shot for the Christmas card photo this year, but the kids were not cooperative. We did end up getting a better shot later in the day, but I'm keeping that one a secret until the Christmas cards are sent out. :)

Here is my nephew, Sawyer, enjoying his green jello with whipped cream. Mmmm.

Here is my 13 year old nephew, Austin. He is a BIG New York Giants fan. (In case you couldn't tell from his shirt) He spent dinner and dessert with my family and then his dad picked him up for the weekend.
Sawyer was apparently still hungry after his jello. He is so excited to be walking. Now he can get into EVERYTHING! :-)

After dessert we all sat down and played some dominoes. You can't go to my parents house without playing a game of dominoes. It just wouldn't be right!
All in all we had a wonderful day, and I am glad we were able to see everybody.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and I wish everyone luck on their holiday shopping. LOL