Saturday, December 20, 2014

More December Fun

 The Denver Christmas Parade was wet, but fun. We had to walk a long way because we didn't get there early enough and the parade started very slow and very sparse, but it got better.  It was so fun to see friends and neighbors waving and throwing candy. 

Santa on the firetruck at the end of the parade!

The next day our friends from preschool, The Schuerman's invited us to their Gingerbread Party.

The kids made cards, had snacks, and played.

They had their garage ready for every family to make a gingerbread house and family of cookies. They had all of the decorations and candies too.

We sat with our buddies the Gliddens.

The following day, Monday, we had our last Moms and Tots Story hour for the year. Our neighbor Cindy invited us this fall and the little ones have loved it. They have music time, show and tell, a bible story, snack, and a craft every week. We studied the body this fall.

And just for laughs, I love the way a two year old puts on a toboggan.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Fun day DPK!

We met Amber and the two littles at DPK a few weeks ago and loved our time together!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Card 2014

Our Christmas card for this year was designed and hand lettered by my sister, Wendy, at McSwain Design. The pictures were taken by our 14 year old cousin Levie when we were in Gatlinburg last month.

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Celebrate the Season!

This year we decided to try the Truth in the Tinsel advent ebook. I have loved our daily bible reading and craft and the kids have too.

Day 1 reminded us that Jesus is the light!

We enjoyed an unexpected Monday together after Thanksgiving with Haven because she wasn't feeling well. We have been passing an intestinal bug around.

Another advent activity was to make a crown ornament and we also made crowns to wear to remind us that Jesus is our King!

The Mt. Holly parade was a hit as always! Jake was in it this year with Boy Scouts.

The craft for the story of Zechariah was really cute and the girls thought it was amazing that he was unable to talk until John was born.

We made pretty angels to represent Gabriel. It might be a little girly, but the girls had fun.

Many more fun celebrations to come!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Christmas Tree Hunting

This year was our first year getting a real tree with the kids. We went to a local tree farm to pick out our tree. It was so fun! The kids loved the Hay Mountain and found Kelsey from church to play with.

Jensen is such a big boy now.

They enjoyed exploring the farm and animals.

It was fun to drive home with the tree on top of the van. This is an exciting new tradition.

The girls loved helping decorate the tree. It was fun reminiscing about where all of our ornaments came from.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Happy Birthday to you two!

We decided to celebrate Jensen and Haven at the same party this year. We had our families over and also the Bradleys and Taylors. It was a fun double party, with cute animals and Frozen all mixed in together. We had fun decorating and making the food and treats.

We can't believe this sweetie is 2!

Haven wanted a picture of her too after we sang to Jensen on his actual birthday. 

Haven made notes for the fireplace to make sure nobody mixed up their presents.

Mason and Jensen love each other.

The camo cake with a 2 and a 6!

Haven's birthday is not until December 9th, but she asked for a fish a long time ago and we finally got one. It is a purple beta named Bailey.