Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Big 30!

With the help of a few friends, we threw Ben a 30th surprise party a couple of weeks ago. He was completely shocked! We ordered pizza and let the kids run around until we were all exhausted. Even after a full night of fun, we were still home by 10pm. Ha. Are we getting old or what?!
Daddy's little girls
Man, that's a lot of candles
Addi & Elana helped
coming back for seconds
everyone + Mickey

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Nightly routine

We try to ware Addi down every night, getting out every last drop of energy. It usually involves jumping off of the bed or spinning in circles. This one was particularly entertaining...

Night in Bethlehem

Our church held a wonderful event for toddlers last week that put the average nativity to shame. Not only did they have Mary & Joseph, but they had a petting zoo, ornament decorating station and real live angels! The pictures just don't do it justice.
Mary & Joseph (a.k.a. Jordan & Katie, who are due with their little girl Kendall in just a few weeks). I hadn't planned to be in the picture, but Addi wasn't sure about the whole thing.
Ben & George had everything under control while Lindsay and I took pictures.
This was at the pottery making station right before I asked Addi to take the play-doh out of her mouth.
We loved the angels. Addi wanted a picture with her.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

cookie break

We had a sugar cookie decorating party this morning. I wasn't sure how it would go, considering we had 9 two & three year olds, but it went great! I baked the cookies beforehand & had plenty of icing and sprinkles to go around. The moms monitored the icing usage, but we let them go wild with sprinkles. I'm now dealing with the sugar rush aftermath. Nap time can't come soon enough.
the whole gang
would you like some cookie with those sprinkles?

Jake & Levi lovin' the icing
sweet Hudson didn't even need parental guidance