Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Day 2008

Christmas morning was much more relaxed for us than usual. We started at our house where we read the Christmas story and got to watch the kids open their gifts one at a time. Then we went to my mom's to open stockings (since we opened the other gifts the night before). We spent the rest of the day there and were joined by my aunt and uncle. It was a good, long Christmas for us.

Joey's first real Bible.

High School Musical...

Jon was excited to buy him his first glove.

He got a Larry Bible cover to go with Katherine's Bob cover.

Joey got a lot of 'big boy' toys this year. Many of them were sports themed.

My mom has had this American Girl doll, Kit, for several years. Katherine got to take her home for Christmas this year. She also got a bed and a table with place settings.
This is typical Joey.

Wrestling with Grandpa.
Joey thinks it's fun to play dead.

Christmas Eve 2008

On Christmas Eve, we went to my mom's house to open the presents except our stockings. We usually do it on Christmas morning, so it was nice to have more time to enjoy it and watch the kids. Joey really got into it this year. He would cheer and clapped when he opened something and said 'thank you' after almost every one.

Joey got a cape with a J on the back and must have thought he could fly, but instead he just fell off the couch into the rest of the gifts.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

School Christmas Party

The kids had a party at school. Santa came and everyone took turns talking to him. Katherine doesn't believe in Santa, so she wasn't sure how to act.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Decorating for Christmas

The day after Thanksgiving, we spent the evening at my mom's decorating her tree and taking pictures. The kids got to open one present. Katherine get her own digital camera. She says it the best present ever!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

Thanksgiving Day, we spent the afternoon at my Aunt Evelyn's house. Two of my cousins were in town with their families. In the evening, some of us went to my mom's house and played WII until late at night.

When everyone was together, there was a total of 9 kids there. They played together really well. Unfortunatly, we didn't get a picture of all of them together as we usually do.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Zoo Day

The day before Thanksgiving was beautiful, so Mom and I took the kids to the zoo for the afternoon.

I had to get a picture of this. Joey was determined to read the map and tell us all where to go.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

The school had a Thanksgiving lunch and the kids gave a short program dressed like indians. Katherine sang, but Joseph wasn't very happy about being in front of all the parents. He looked like he was going to cry through the entire thing, and he never really moved.