Sunday, December 28, 2008

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Day

What a Christmas this year. We had a great time, it was nice to just spend time with the kids. That morning all I heard were screams coming from the family room. Then it sounded like a heard of elephants running up the steps and jumping on my bed. All 4 were talking loudly at the same time trying to tell me about what the saw. "Come on mom come on" Keagan was saying as he was pulling my arm. "Santa left me BIG presents" as he showing me how big with his arms. "I said well go wake up Ashley and we can go down". So then the excitement went crazy. They opened up everything in minutes.It all was a hit!!! We all stayed in our pj's and played all day. It was fun. I am very thankful for my kids, I can't ask for anything better!!!!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas band concert

Ashley's winter concert

Putting the tree up

Well to say the least this is a very special Christmas, as our whole family is finally together. Every one of the kids are very excited about Christmas. I have to say Kai is so excited he can't stand it at times. He knows about the true meaning of Christmas he learned that in Ethiopia. He told me about times when he went out to find a little tree, brought it home and he made paper ornaments for the tree. He never had a gift given to him until he reached the orphanage last year because she was to poor to buy them any. :( The orphanage gave out coloring books and crayons. So he has his list this year. It is so unreal how Americanized these kids get in such a short time. So he went through my whole basement and found every light I have every purchased in my adult life and put them everywhere. He decorated the outside the inside and every tree he could get his little hands on. I finally had to put my foot down with three trees up in the house.
I took them to see Santa with out them knowing we were going. His jaw dropped the minute he saw him. He was so nervous he kept saying mom what did I want again.. I couldn't believe it. He spent a good 5 minutes talking with Santa and on the way out he said mom this has been the best night. They also had reindeer there to feed. Santa gave him reindeer food with magic dust in it to leave out in the snow for the reindeer on Christmas eve to help them fly all night.. He has it by his pillow ready to leave out. Gotta love it.. The innocence of a child. Keagan on the other hand loves Santa but doesn't really understand.

Saturday, December 20, 2008


My oldest Ashley dives for school. She is very good at it and enjoys it. Here is a dive she did in her competition. The other video is the other four having fun while they wait.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

We went sliding yesterday. We have a ton of snow. It was the boy's first time sliding. They LOVED it. It was a very fun time had by all.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Cub Scout

Kai was so proud to get his cub scout uniform. He already earned his first badge.

My little man

Keagan's new look. He finally allowed me to cut his hair. He is quite the ham.
Last night we were watching my oldest, Ashley dive at a meet. Keagan asked if he could dive. I said he could when he got bigger. He looked at me and said matter of factly I am big look at my foot, it is really big. What a sweety!!