Saturday, December 27, 2008

Friday, December 26, 2008


Brendan reading the Christmas story

We had such a good Christmas. We spent the morning at Grandma and Grandpa's and opened gifts and had a yummy breakfast. After lunch we made our weekly trip to the Nursing Home and sang a few Christmas songs. And when I say a few, I mean that literally. We sang the same three over and over-I think we need to teach our children some more Christmas songs. After naps, we headed back to Grandma and Grandpa's for dinner and dessert. So nice to just relax. And to top it off, Kylie decided to walk! She's taken a few steps, but now she's really walking. I'll try to post a video soon.

Grandma and Grandpa's gift to Brendan: a telescope. We have been studying astronomy this year, so we're excited to see what we see!

Brendan chose this present for Mackenzie. It's pink with kitties-I think he knows his sister well.

And likewise, Mackenzie knows her brother well and got him a bug vacuum. I think it's a silly invention, but he sure loves it.

Grandpa and Mackenzie building legos. You should have heard her "direct" him.

By far, Kylie's favorite gift: the box from Brendan's telescope.

Her other favorite gift: Brendan's Wall-E that she chased around

Mackenzie dancing in her new ballet dress (which she won't take off)

Singing at the rest home

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve is always crazy for us, but we're always so blessed at the end of the day. Despite no air conditioning and the stress of all the busyness, everything went really well for the service. The kids choir did wonderful and Brendan (can I brag a little?) did soooo good on his drums. The only downside of being part of the service is I don't get to videotape! So hopefully someone will kick down and we can post some on here.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


On Tuesday, we decided to head to Orlando and have a day with the family. We went to Gaylord Palms Resort and saw the ICE exhibit (which was a chilly 9 degrees), then walked around the atrium in the hotel. Afterwards, we went to Downtown Disney for dinner at the Rainforest Cafe and to walk around a little. Everything was wonderful except for one small thing. Our youngest daughter has mastered the art of a high pitched scream at a very high decibel level when she is unhappy. Not so fun. I guess we are entering the toddler phase sooner than I thought.

Sunday, December 21, 2008


Debbie and Melissa, this one's for you. We were jealous of your snow days, so we had our own. We stood in line for 20 minutes in 80 degree weather so the kids could play in a pile of snow for two minutes in their flip flops and t-shirts. It was pretty humorous, especially when climbing down from the pile into the mud-Mackenzie wasn't too happy about that. Gotta love Florida at Christmas time.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

happy birthday kylie!

Our little sweet pea celebrated her first birthday yesterday! We had Grandma and Grandpa and the Blunts over for pizza and cake. I don't have any good pictures of her eating her cake because she wouldn't have anything to do with it. I've never known any child to turn down sugar. But she sure loved her stroller from G & G.