Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Christmas Post

Our Christmas was wonderful, as it always is.  My favorite time of the year!  I think I am definitely passing on my excitement for Christmas to the kids.  They enjoyed this holiday so much!

Christmas Eve mass is always decorated so beautifully.  I do have three kiddos; have I mentioned one of them is a bit ornery and doesn’t like sitting still??


Ha, caught him!


Our lovely tree.  And apparently when Santa came, he knocked out two rows of lights while making his delivery!  The tree is also standing in the beautiful new room that Devon built off the kitchen.  We love it!


I didn’t take a ton of pictures because I really wanted to enjoy the gift opening with the kids.  They were so thrilled with their surprises from Santa!




Mr. Ornery making a “cheese” face!


“Excuse me, I need to take this call…”


Liam’s new rocking horse is proving to be a favorite of everyone!


Annual Christmas morning pajama pic!


Still more Christmas fun to come this weekend with the Camenga family – can’t wait!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas to All…

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and to all, a good night!  Wishing you all the very best Christmas!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

For Your Entertainment

This year, due to their grade levels, Seamus and Grace each sang in a separate Christmas concert for school.  This meant we got twice the entertainment (and twice the stress of keeping fidgety Baby Brother corralled in a church pew!)  Even thought we had no Baby Jesus like we did last year, the shows were just adorable!

My sweet girl was stuck in the back row so we didn’t have the best view of her, but she knew I was snapping away and she just kept singing her heart out!


Seamus’ class had some adorable dancing that went along with their songs.


And of course, Seamus loves any opportunity to ham it up for an audience!!


And my littlest…he’s not really a huge fan of sitting still.  So I brought along my secret weapon…not expecting him to tear through 3 lollipops in 10 minutes!!  Oh, how he keeps us on our toes :-)


Friday, December 16, 2011

Yellow Belt

Seamus has successfully passed his Tae Kwon Do testing and been awarded his yellow belt!  A few pictures from the test and belt ceremony…


So proud of you, buddy!  You did a great job!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Holiday Video

My apologies to those who have already watched too many of these this season….but to me, they just never get old!!  Love them!


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Sunday, December 4, 2011

All Aboard the Polar Express!

This weekend was our long-awaited journey on the Polar Express!  We joined some of our LPA family for a fun train ride to the North Pole.

We had to wait a while to board the train, but these kids can have fun anywhere!


All decked out in their jammies and ready to go!


All aboard!  Each child got a special “golden” ticket.  Could that smile be any bigger??? 


The conductor came around to punch each ticket and to remind the kids to hide their tickets from the hobo!


We enjoyed some hot cocoa and cookies and then we could see the lights of the North Pole out our windows!  Santa and the elves waved as we passed by.  Then they hopped on board to join us for the ride back home!

Here Santa is handing out the special Polar Express sleigh bells.


The kids really had a great time!  Afterward we joined our friends for some dinner, and the kids were SO wound up!  There was a little too much kissing going on at the table!!


Caught mid-smooch!!!


Oh man, we are in trouble!! 

Thanks to our LPA friends for the wonderful time!