Thursday, March 15, 2012

A stop at Grammy Jo's

We stopped at Grammy Jo's house for a quick visit on our way home from Spokane. We got to see everyone except for Cass and James, so that was really nice. Sareny is always up for a picture, so here she is in front of Grammy's house. We lined all the cousins up on Grammy's porch swing for a group photo. They are such cute cousins!
Then the kids all stood in front of Santa for another picture.
The only cousin missing is Truman, although there will be three babies born this year, so more cousins will soon be joining the group. It was so nice to see everyone, even if it was a short visit.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Trip to Spokane part 2

We got snow on  Christmas Eve, and the kids had a blast playing in the backyard. I wanted a group picture, but Isaac laid down to do a snow angel, and Finley followed suit. Sareny and Katlyn are "best cousins," and it is so fun! There are no girl cousins on my side, so I know Sareny really likes when we get to see Katlyn.

Isaac was some sort of abominable snow monster.

All three cuties in their winter gear. Grandma was able to get most of this stuff at a local thrift store's 25 cent sale, and it was awesome! Isaac is wearing his cousin Jese's old coat.

The backyard had a small hill that was actually a pretty good size for the kids to sled on. Not too big or steep for the climb back up.
The kids tried catching snowflakes on their tongues.
My cute little girl!
Love the look of pure joy on her face!
We were short one sled and the kids had to share, but Finley quickly caught on and wanted to go down like a biggie girl.
She was pretty proud of herself.
After getting thoroughly worn out, this is how they fell asleep that night:
That night we did some traditional Christmas Eve things, like a white elephant exchange, driving around looking at lights, and reading the Christmas Story. The next morning, we got up somewhat early to check out the loot before church. I was seriously wondering how Santa managed to squeeze so much stuff into those stockings. That takes some skill!
Isaac was so cute. He was so excited to get a full size kit kat in his stocking and immediately showed his sisters and asked if they wanted to share.
Last time we were in Spokane for Christmas, Isaac got one of these balloon cars in his stocking and I love the picture I have of him trying to blow it up, so I had him repeat the picture.
Finley opening some Smurf blocks.
Isaac loves his Angry Birds pillow.
Sareny got an ipod touch.
Most of the cousins that were there right after church...Tyler didn't want to be in the picture.
Our family on Christmas Day.
The whole group. I'm glad we got a group photo!
Later that week, Sareny and Katlyn made a snowman all by themselves.
It was Sareny's first snowman ever, and I was pretty proud of her.
We had so much fun! Wish we lived closer to grandma, Holly and Derek, Noel and Jewell, and Richard and Marla. We had a great time hanging out with everyone.