Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas and more

Welcome to the end of December.

The kids posed nicely for a picture in front of the tree.

And were very cooperative for a family photo in front of the fireplace.

When we got to KC we helped Oma and Opa finish decorating their tree.

We went to the Hallmark store's Kalidascope shop. The kids got to spend 40 minutes doing all sorts of crafts (including making a puzzle and finishing up with some water colors. They had a "paint remover station" aka a sink.

Then Opa treated us to lunch at Fritz's. You order via a phone at your booth. Then your order arrives via train (a human brings your drinks).

We took the kids to see the lights on the Plaza.

Then Christmas Eve they made gingerbread houses.

Ben read Emily her stories.

Santa brought Eli some Legos and Emily some Calico Critters.

Emily's favorite gift by far was her Pillow Pet. Eli has several that he's bounced between today.

Tomorrow we visit with Ethan and Elliot.
Merry Christmas everyone.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Emily's Christmas Program

Well, the videos turned out rather large. I'll upload one here, we'll have to work through getting the others to folks.