Monday, January 26, 2009

Merry Christmas, Happy Chinese New year, and Happy Birthday!

I wrote this about a week ago and was waiting to get my video to upload before I posted it. Well, that hasn't worked so here it is!

It has been a long time again since I have posted. But here are some photos of the past month. I have a few photos of Christmas. For some reason, we didn't really take a lot on Christmas morning, but we did do some video. We went to Derek's parent's house Christmas day and then we went to Gulf Shores to visit my family the day after Christmas. We were at the beach for about 10 days. As usual, I wanted to pack up everything and move to Gulf Shores after our visit! We are going to have to find a way to get Chapman Drugs down there!! The kids are at such a fun age to celebrate Christmas. It was a lot of fun this year.

Gross boy tidbit: Ben said today that he wished his nose was a cave and he could pick out the stalagtites and the stalagmites ! Are all boys this gross???

The kids ready to go downstairs to see what Santa brought

Ava admiring her new blowdryer

The boys sitting in their new chairs and showing off some new "stuff"

Ava enjoying grandmama's Christmas cinnamon rolls

The weather was great!

Ben loves to chase the birds

Peter didn't bother going where the water was shallow to get to the sand bar

I love his happy face in the picture

The boys love the beach

The start of our massage train

Is Ben going to join us?

Fun at the condo

Happy Chinese New Year
Jonathan and Susan came over with their girls so we could celebrate Chinese New Year. We made dumplings, decorated with paper lanterns and dressed the kids up. We had a lot of fun. We were not very successful in getting a group picture.

Ava checks out Eleanor

Ava checking on LilyKate

Oh well...not looking good

Happy Birthday Ted, Lee, Derek and Christa

The birthday group

Daddy and his little girl

Lee opening his exciting birthday presents

Ted with his Georgia shirt and black and red gift bag

Ava helping Christa with her presents

My boys

The wild party crew...I didn't get the one of them dancing on the tables.

Ted, Jaime (with baby Tripp) and Terry

Awards Day at St. Johns

Peter got the responsibility award this semester at school. We are so proud of him. Ben was upset that he didn't get an award also. I told him that next year he will be eligible for honor roll and Principle's list since it is the first year he will get "real" grades. They also get acknowledged on awards day. Maybe this will motivate him to keep doing well in school.

Peter receiving his award from Ms. Vogtner

Peter and the other kindergarten award winners


Susan said...

Welcome back. I laughed out loud at the one of the wild party are too funny.

Pam said...

Great pics! You inspired me to do a little update. I can't figure out how to post more that 5 pics at a time or how to caption them.