Friday, January 23, 2015

Low Key January

We are enjoying the laziness of January.  We have been working on getting the house back in order after the chaos that was Christmas and taking advantage of a pretty much empty calendar.

We enjoyed a snowy afternoon.







Turned our dining room into a playroom for Lucas (and Gabriel).


Jim and I have gotten a few more gray hairs since Lucas has discovered it's fun to climb!




Took a trip to Cabela's.




Celebrated Dad and Uncle Roger's January birthdays and Jim's belated December birthday with the Kolb Family.

yes the little boys get to be in every birthday picture, even though it's not their birthday!




Played play doh





Found deer in our backyard...this was the highlight of Eric's afternoon the other day!



Lucas has had so much fun having Gabe here 4 days a week now too.  They are such good buddies!





Looking forward to another low-key month next month before the craziness of baseball season starts in March!


Saturday, December 27, 2014

Merry Christmas

Advent Activity Day 23- Watch the Polar Express
Grammy joined us for this!

Advent Activity Day 24- Read the Christmas Story Luke 2: 1-20
We listened to a children's version of Jesus' birth at the Christmas Eve service at church.

On Christmas Eve Eric and Jacob played parts in our church's Children and Family Christmas Service.

Eric was a shepherd and Jacob was a wise man.



 After church we celebrated Christmas with Jim's family.



Lucas was so excited about his new train! 


Then it was time for our traditional gifts for the boys...Christmas pajamas and books.



Milk and Cookies for Santa, Magical Food for the Reindeer and Bedtime for the boys!



Christmas morning we were up by 7am.  The boys were finished opening in less than 10 minutes but were excited about what Santa had brought.



Lucas was most excited about his big brothers' new cups :)








Then we were off to Mommom Kolb's for lunch.


 We had a great Christmas!  Now it's time to find room for all the new stuff :)


Sunday, December 21, 2014

Advent Activities Part 3 and Christmas Party Fun

Day 15- Read Santa's Favorite Story
one of my favorites... Santa tells the animals that Christmas would still happen even if there wasn't a Santa because Christmas isn't really about Santa at all.

Day 16- Make Christmas Cards


Day 17- Watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Day 18- Drive around and look at Christmas Lights
The McMillan Express.....PJs on, Hot Chocolate and a Christmas Treat  for the ride!



Day 19-Make Candy Cane bead ornaments for the tree.
Corinne and Alli joined in on the fun this morning before school.


 
Day 20- Bake Christmas Cookies for Santa.



Saturday night was the Kolb Christmas Party.

 Lucas did NOT like Santa!


Fun with the photo booth!


Day 21- Deliver Christmas Cookies to the Garrison's next door.
The Garrisons were so happy to have visitors....the boys even helped put up their tiny Christmas tree because they haven't been feeling well enough to do it.  

Sunday afternoon we celebrated Christmas with Mom and Dad and Zach, Caitlin and Gabriel.

 Buddies









 
Day 22- Have a picnic dinner in front of the Christmas tree



Only 3 more days until Christmas....