We had our annual FHE with Grandma and Grandpa Becker!! They were in such good moods! And the kids were good! and we just had an enjoyable evening with them.
This month is well underway already… it feels like we are just treading water trying to fit in all of our traditions and fun and still keep up with homework and church, sports and callings … seems like free evenings are few and far between.
Ray: First time at the Dentist!
Millie: Sometimes you’re just tired.
Bennet: I took a pic of his grumpy face to show him that he should be happy (didn’t work)
We REDISCOVERED a bin of Action Figures!!
Tiago: We needed 6 month pictures and so we toured the mall afterwards…
Ben and Jana: Black Friday Shopping Success
Packer: Our Elf
Jana: I still enjoy some FOOTBALL and the kids try and grab my attention the entire time…
Millie: Christmas is coming
Millie: I told the kids that the family room needed to be vacuumed. Next thing I know, Millie comes bringing the vacuum.
Clean floor for a clean baby…
Christmas Party for MOZY/EMC
An hour in the post office line is never fun…
Wolf Den Christmas Party – all Packer’s friends…
The Tree has added hours of entertainment for Tiago:
Rayzor: look at those skills.
Benji: Wrestling after hours.
Bounce Off Tournaments:
How can you not love this face!! He is such a cute and cuddly boy.
Tiago: 6 Months! 21 pounds. 27 inches.
He can sit up and roll around where he wants to go. He loves food and toys. He chills in the bumbo and tries to sneak into my bed every night. He is LOVED and CRUSHED by all siblings.
Tiago is ready for real food. He loves it. He watches everyone eat and is just so much happier on a full stomach.
FIRST (real) FOOD
Cali Girl is SEVEN! and this girl knows how to party!!
FRIENDs party: Cali had her friends over for a few games and cake and dancing…
FAMILY PARTY: Sunday was her actual birthday so we had the Robertson side over for dinner and cake and games…
Cali is such a good kid. She tries hard at everything she does. She knows the ins and outs of our household. She loves school. She is competitive and emotional and FUN. She loves to look cute. She is a mini mom. She has lots of friends. And now she is 7 years old! We’re excited to see where she goes in her young life 🙂
We went to a local Back to Bethlehem activity. Benji was sick so Ben stayed home with him and Tiago and I took the other kids for family night.
the snow came on the perfect day – Saturday of Thanksgiving Break. The kids played and played and got lots of energy out and rediscovered the white stuff.
The Day After Thanksgiving has become a great tradition for us. It’s one of our favorite days of the year. We go to the Tree Lot in Alpine and find a tree and cut it down. Then we spend the rest of the day setting the tree up and fixing lights and decorating and getting the rest of the house all Christmasy. We end the night by watching Christmas Movies and sleeping out by the tree.
FINDING THE TREE:
SETTING UP THE TREE:
DECORATING THE TREE:
VISITING with Grandma, Grandpa, and Uncle Bill
Holidays remind me to slow down, sit down and just be with people I love.
These Nieces of mine are sure Great with my kids 🙂
TIME TO EAT!!
Little kids table – 3 of them are mine 🙂
Medium kids table:
Big Kids Table:
It was a nice enough day for the kids to play outside a little – not nice enough for all of us to go out though.
Grandpa Becker and Millie being friends:
Rose Entertaining Sam and Luca. Cali and Mia doing their thing. Ray and Christian trying to work together:
EVERYONE cheering for the Green and Gold – even though it was a bad loss…
Top of My Thankful List 2015:
A Loving Heavenly Father and Savior that provided a PLAN
All my People: Hubby, kids, Parents, Siblings, all people married into my people, grandparents, friends, neighbors, teachers…
Health – Good health is a blessing
Happiness: I am genuinely happy. My faith and Hope in God and Christ bring true happiness even when our days aren’t perfect.
Sometimes you find a bag of chuck e cheese tokens lying around the house and you tell your kids that if they are good you will take them to spend the tokens. Done!
The day before Thanksgiving we spent several hours at Chuck E Cheese! Our kids are still the perfect age for that place. Ben made them report about every token they spent, what game, how was it, will they play it again… 🙂