Monday, December 22, 2008
Last weekend we went up to Haven/Wichita for our Christmas celebration with the Miles Family. What a great time we had! Friday night, Jeanne had arranged a special dinner for us at a bed and breakfast there in Haven...it was wonderful food!! And we got to hear about the history of the house, and take a tour which was great fun. The kiddos love it b/c they got to use special goblets, like the rest of us, and Grammy brought them a special drink like the adults (we had wine, they had Shirley Temples). Saturday we opened gifts, what fun!! It was a very Nerf Christmas!! Chrystal had gotten Micah a nerf gun for Micah for his birthday, so she bought one for E and Clay too...then decided she needed to "arm" Joshua, so he got a huge one!! And little did anyone know that Grammy had bought some too!! They had wars and just had a ball. We got lots of good stuff, and had tons of fun. That night we had an amazing dinner and got to sit and chat with Gram and Harold. Gram shared her pie cruse reciepe with Chrystal and I, so special! I'm going to attempt it this week, I think! Sunday, we went to church and then spent the afternoon at Chrystals, chillin out and making s'mores in the fireplace! The boys LOVE doing that. :D A fantastic weekend overall!
Last week, after 3 days off school, the boys finally got to go back for their last day before Christmas break! They were happy to go, of course, b/c it was party day!! Micah had his program with all the other pre-k students, and he did awesome! It was so cute to watch all those little dudes and dudets! How precious...and how fast they change!!!! :D
Monday, December 15, 2008
This weekend, the boys got one of their Christmas presents early...Grammy and Papa had gotten them new bikes, so we gave them to the boys on Saturday. It was supposed to be the last few days before it got nasty here, so Grammy and Papa wanted them to have a few days of enjoyment wtih them before it got cold!! Thanks Grammy and Papa!!
Monday, December 01, 2008
Happy Thanksgiving to all!!! We headed to Kansas City for the holiday. Joshuas Mom's family all gets together every year, and this year, we got to join them!! I think the finaly tally was 65 or so in attendance. It was so much fun! We got to see lots of family that we havent seen for several years. The boys all had a ball, there are so many kiddos, they all have a playmate about thier age!! :D Ethan got to hang out with the "older" kiddos, which he loved. Dinner was wonderful, company was great! Just a few battle wounds among the troops. But we all survived!!! Much love to the Newton, Johnson, Alpers family!!!