Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Christmas 2014

Hopefully everyone has received their Christmas cards by now.  And I thought it was hard getting one kid to look at me and smile.  It’s practically Mission Impossible to get more than one to cooperate at once.  God Bless anyone with more than two kids in a photo, haha!PC131012

Here’s a few cute ones that didn’t make the Christmas card cut.PC131008PC131016PC131018PC241020PC241021

The girls in the Christmas best after church on Christmas Eve.  Kenzie definitely has that I’m up to something twinkle in her eye!PC241029PC241030

Santa came!  Mommy actually almost died getting all that stuff downstairs and putting the rocking panda together.  I also spent some time wandering the backyard in the rain with a flashlight breaking carrots into pieces and throwing them into the woods.  I guess I shouldn’t be surprised my fever spiked at 103.  Luckily I am feeling much better today.PC251032

Kenzie Claus’ first Christmas!PC251033PC251034

Some of our awesome presents!PC251035PC251037PC251038PC251039PC251040PC251041PC251042PC251043PC251045PC251046PC251047PC251048

Kaitlyn helping Kenzie open the present Kaitlyn bought for her.PC251049PC251050PC251051

I think Kaitlyn now officially owns every Frozen product ever made…PC251052


It was rather sad not having Twister with us for Christmas.  I had to pick up the wrapping paper right away.  He always used to like climbing into the pile and laying down.  We picked up his remains from the vet on the 26th.  They gave us a very nice ceramic with his paw print and name in it.  It brought a bit of levity to the situation when they handed him to us in a gift bag.  We will miss him very much.  Of course this means Kevin is officially the only boy in the house…  surrounded by 5 girls. 

Finally, Kenzie turned 4 months old the day after Christmas.  My big girl has her 4 month check up next week!PC261055PC261063

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Pre-Christmas Fun

We’ve been pretty busy the last few days with Pre-Christmas fun.

It started Friday with the Christmas Fair at Kaitlyn’s school.  For the concert portion, the Pre-K and K classes sang Santa Claus is Coming to Town and Must Be Santa.  While we do have video, it’s Kevin’s job to download those so y’all will have to make due with just the photos for now…


Saturday we went to the annual Holidays at Hadlock.  While the rain did put a bit of a damper on things, we still had a lot of fun.  Once again the Red Sox topped the “Good List” and the Yankees topped the “Naughty List”.   We got a picture with Slugger.  Kaitlyn got a reindeer “tattoo”.  Kevin and Kaitlyn roasted marshmallows for s’mores.  And Kaitlyn won a key chain for tossing 3 L.L. Bean boots through the hole in the game board.  Due to the weather, Santa had to arrive by fire truck instead of helicopter.  Kaitlyn got a quick hug, but we didn’t get on the LOOOONG line to see him, since we knew we would be seeing him today. PC060984PC060985PC060986PC060987PC060988PC060989PC060991

This morning was the family Christmas party at the P.D.  Every kid got to sit on Santa’s lap and then got a present.  Kenzie’s present came wrapped in a box bigger than she was!  Kaitlyn wanted to know how Santa knew that she liked Frozen and Kenzie just wanted to eat her present. PC070992PC070993PC070994PC070995PC070998PC071000PC071001

After the party, we dropped Kenzie off at Mammy’s house and took Kaitlyn on a big sister “date” day with Mommy and Daddy.  We went to see Penguins of Madagascar at the movie theater.  Then we went to Fuji, a Japanese Steakhouse with a Hibachi grill for dinner.  Kaitlyn loved it!  The flipping knives, the fire, and the onion volcano were all highlights for her- and us too!