Saturday, December 31, 2011

Holiday Festivities!!!

Sorry for the long time without any posting, but it has been so crazy with all the holiday events going on. We've had a wonderful holiday season, and we are pretty tired with all the festivities we enjoyed and looking forward to the start of a brand new year. There is lots to share!

First, Kyle and Delaney played yet another online holiday game that they would like to challenge everyone to play as well. It is called Super Santa Kicker (think holiday angry birds), and they had a lot of fun -- with a bit of frustration here and there -- getting through all the levels. Can you get through all the levels? Let us know!

Finally it was Christmas morning! Kyle couldn't WAIT to go see what Santa left everyone and get started opening gifts.

Santa didn't disappoint, as always, starting them off with Kyle receiving an ipod nano and Delaney receiving an itouch. I hardly think they've set them down since they got them!

They definitely weren't disappointed with everything else either, receiving a lot of fun stuff, including this PERFECT shirt for Kyle:

As well as a Nintendo 3DS for the two of them to share:

Afterwards, we all got dressed up and headed over to celebrate Christmas with Kenny's side of the family at Kim's house. It was nice seeing everyone and all the cousins got their picture taken together.

The younger kids especially had a lot of fun!

Everyone played some games together, and the kids had a lot of fun dancing with the wii Just Dance games. Delaney even took some videos and pictures with her new itouch from Santa, including this cute one of Teresa and Michael.

Then the next day, we dressed up again and headed over to celebrate with Danielle's side of the family at Danah's house. Before the festivities started, we took a lot of group shots of everyone as it seems as if it is the only time we get pictures taken with everyone! :-)

Ken, Danielle & Danah
Dinah, Imogene & Dan
Kyle, Delaney, Parker & Connor

Great Grandkids with Imogene.

Grandma with Danielle & Danah.

Danah's family with both boys and Taggert!

Our family!

Dan's brother John and his daughter Elizabeth (Kristine is away at school) with Danielle and her sister.

Then it was FINALLY time to open gifts. The kids thought taking pictures took way too long. :-) Delaney picked out a brand new bedroom set, and she opened up a lot of accessories for that throughout the night.

Kyle got a bunch of fun gifts, including NERF laser tag -- which he sooooo wanted!

And Parker and Connor were acting silly throughout!

Even Taggert got into the fun and had several of his very own gifts to open (with some help).

Whew! Ready to chill out now and enjoy what's left now of our break!

Ken, Dani, Dee & Kyle

Monday, December 12, 2011

Yes, Christmas is here... we're just behind!

We actually decorated our house the day after Thanksgiving, but it's been so crazy here schedule-wise that I haven't had a change to post any pictures. :-) It's always something, right? Kenny did the "boring" work and put the tree together for us, and the kids and I had fun trimming the tree.

Ta-dah! One beautiful Christmas tree, all festive for the holidays -- hard to believe that it is that time of the year already.

And since the soccer ornaments were taking over our regular tree, we got a special tree for our soccer room a few years ago. Soccer tree is all up and ready to go as well! LOL

The kiddos each have their own little personal Christmas tree in their rooms too -- so all four Christmas trees are up and ready for the holiday season!