Saturday, February 26, 2011

If you make it through this post, you deserve a thank you and a brownie!

Before I move forward I feel like I need to go back and catch up on what we've missed. So, what's happened since Daisey's birthday in September? Well, there was this little thing called Halloween in October.
WONDERful costumes!

Fun crafts!

Yummy treats!

And Crazy Hair Day!

A new stove!

Because I broke our's....

Oops! It looks like I took a sledge hammer to it, but really I was standing on a chair trying to reach something on the top shelf and the chair dumped me off!Our land lord was not happy.
In November:
There was a random deer just hanging out in our yard.

And then....SNOW!!!

Maggie and Ari

Ari, Daisey and Maggie

Adeline, Noah and Lauren

Isaac and Ethan

Danny and Val


And more cuddles!

Our "Thankful Tree"

And turkey crafts!

On to December!
On the 13th our mancub turned 8! He's getting so big!

Why he's wearing pajamas at his birthday party? I really don't know. But, it's his birthday so he can wear whatever he wants!

James, Isaac and Andrew

Ari and Ethan

Yay presents! Ethan, Logan, Maggie, Isaac

Isaac requested an "Outer Space cake". I tried my best. It was a pain in the butt! Never again!

But, he was happy.

He made his own rice crispy bear astronaut!

Which reminds me,Isaac says that when he grows up he wants to be an astronaut OR a hamburger cooker. This future astronaut and/or hamburger cooker got a real tool box filled with real tools for his birthday. He was thrilled!

What do I love about the holidays?
Trimming the tree

Countdown to Christmas

Christmas stories

Holiday crafts

Family dinner parties

Children singing Christmas songs

Daisey playing "Joy to the World" on the piano.

Holiday goodies!

And for a delicious sugar cookie and glaze'frosting recipe go here

Christmas Eve
New jammies and ornaments

Bedtime stories

These faces on Christmas morning

How did Santa know I wear deodrant now?'s a mystery...

Mohawk hat!

The kids' big present this year was a Wii. After months of enjoyment I must say that Santa made an excellent choice!

New Year's Eve
Happy 2011

Our new year's "feast"

We made these awesome hats and glitter glue firework "paintings".

Daddy wasn't feeling so hot, so we spent our night like this

They made it to midnight. Barely.

Up next, on January 3rd our baby turned FIVE!

January was busy. We celebrated nearly a month later at Chuck E. Cheese aka Bliss for children/migraine for parents.

But look at that happy face!

Alan and Aundra were able to share in the fun!
(I have no words for this picture!)

January means back to work!

Don't they look thrilled?

As you know from my previous post, my grandma passed away on January 8th. It's been really hard but I'm comforted by memories,family,

My children snuggled up in Grandma's quilt when they're sick (we've had way too much of that the last couple of months)

Grandma's out of this world delicious banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

A memory book I made for my grandma's funeral, including this letter that Isaac wrote to Grandma. It makes me cry every time I read it. What a sweet little boy.

I turned 31 the first of February.
Woah! That's a lot of candles!

Gifts from my children. Oh, they know me so well!

Going on a birthday date! Dais insisted on taking our picture!

"Someone" turned SIXTEEN on Valentine's Day but she doesn't want her picture taken so this will have to do!

We celebrated Maggie, Val and my birthdays at the most amazing Japanese restrant (that I can't remember the name of!) with our friend's Jess and Augest and their girls. The chef cooks right in front of you. It was a lot of fun to watch but it was almost more fun to watch the kids. They were pretty excited about it!

Next up is Valentine's Day!

Aren't I a great cook?:)
And that about sums it up! Like the title says, if you made it through this post you deserve a thank you and a brownie!