Adeline and Andrew

Adeline and Andrew

Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers

Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Years Eve


James and I got to enjoy a night out to dinner with friends.  After dinner we headed over to the Corbin's for their annual New Years Eve party.  It was a great time.  I really enjoyed being with, seeing, talking, and laughing with true genuine friends.
(Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for watching the kids)

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Applebee's lunch after church

We had lunch right after church before everyone started going their separate ways.

Sometimes you must follow Andrew's rules when playing with him.  At least in a restaurant....otherwise he may cry.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

This is one exhausted Ninja Turtle



A few more shots at the Bean house on our last night....

The kids helped Uncle Josh open his presents because he was sick Christmas morning.
All the "big" kids
Grandma reading the kids a bedtime story
Me and my man

Leiby Cousins

Next year I must remember to get pictures of everyone who is there.  This year we were at at Aunt Tammy's.  The kids were very excited to see their cousins and spend some time playing.  I was able to grab a few shots to send to Nana in Florida.  The last shot includes my second cousin Ben who is three and loved following the big kids around.



Andrew building his Ninja Turtle Lego he got from Aunt Jackie.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Family photo

Josh snagged these photo's which I had to get.  Sometimes I am always taking pictures of the kids and forget to get pictures of us or at least us with the kids.
Me and my Addy
Daddy and his Boy

Dinner with Aunt Bobbie

We had a very nice dinner with Aunt Bobbie meeting halfway in Chelsea at a very nice restaurant.  Adeline sat right next to her and talked her ear off.  Andrew told her she was "cute".  They sure know how to butter her up.


It was a nice evening.  Full of a lot of conversation and catching up.

Afternoon at Great Grandpa Forte's

 The kids played connect four with Grandpa Forte.
 Andrew would quickly empty all the pieces if he was about to lose...thankfully Grandpa Forte was patient with Andrew!
 A nice shot of all of the kids with Grandpa.  (also including Aunt Terry's husband Jeff)
I absolutely love this picture.  Everyone is smiling (including JoJo).

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Jolly Old St. Nicholas


I am very proud of Adeline and her determination.  She is very excited about playing the piano and just learned this song this week at Grandma's.  It helps to have such musical talent (Aunt Erin and Grandma) right there with you.

Christmas Dinner

 There's a tough Ninja at the table...
Grandma found a cute idea for our place settings.




Christmas dinner photo.

Thank You Great Grandpa and Great Grandma Carol...

The kids opened and loved their clothes they got from their Texas Great Grandparents.  And throughout the weekend we got to see each of them wearing their new outfits.  



The many sides of Adeline and Andrew

Andrew made out pretty good with all of his new dress up outfits.  Davy Crockett, Ninja Turtle, Ninja, and Iron Man.  Adeline got a new Little House Dress and matching one for her doll.







Christmas Day...

A nice morning for Christmas activities.  The kids enjoyed opening presents and playing with their new things.




 Erin got each of us ladies a bracelet with a word she felt fit each of us and would give us encouragement. 

 I caught some pretty cute pictures of Gabby with her new Hello Kitty stuffed animal and hat.
The kids with their Aunts.

It's Christmas morning......

..I'm pretty thankful for these four kids!!!

2014 Nativity Picture Slideshow

This has become a very nice tradition for our family.  This year with so many evening activities it was hard to fit it in every day but if we missed one we would just do a few together.  The kids look forward to it and so do we.