Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Day 2010

It all started with a simple note, a glass of milk and a few treats.....
From two of Santa's favorite kids
He filled our tree with gifts and surprises...
and reminded us just how truly lucky we are in this life.
The kids waited at the top of the stairs - ornaments in hand knowing that Santa had been there.
They opened each other's gifts first - Lexi getting Cole a video and BopIt.
and Lexi's pure joy with Cole's purchase for her - A Nerf Gun!!
Cole was so proud of the hunting video he bought for Daddy
and Lexi was surprised with her Liv Doll from Santa
Mommy bought Lexi some new shoes (Daddy says I am creating another monster!!)
and Cole looked for more clues with his new spy glasses.
We finished up under the tree and went downstairs for their last gifts from Mommy and Daddy...
This I have to say was the best moment of the day. Lexi has asked and asked for a DSI. Her friends all have one - but we used this as a learning lesson for her that even though everyone else has one, doesn't always mean that you get one. She began to save her own money - and when we saw that - decided to make it her big gift. To say that she was excited would be an understatement.
Cole got his train table that you can see as his big gift - but this is him opening his other gift. I went upstairs to get some kleenex and there were still two presents under the tree - even though the kids say that there weren't - proving Santa does do magic. Cole has asked Santa since August I swear for Stinky the Garbage truck. It has never changed - unlike other years where it changes daily. This is him opening it - and afterwards - he said "Thank You Santa - I love you."
Cole with Stinky!!
Lexi & her DSI - Santa brought her 2 games for it.
Cole with his new train table.
Trying it out
Best Friends!!
Daddy got a surprise too - proving that Mommy isn't as stupid as he may think when it comes to snowmobiles - a helmet with a modular lift and lense heater!!! I made sure to brag to him that I had bought it 2 weeks before he went and tried one on :)
Then we went to Christmas at Nana & Papa's with Mimi, Bebe & Bryanna. They had stockings....
Bryanna got some puppets
and surprises....
Fashion model in training - styling with new hat and purse from Aunt Jeannie
Bryanna asked who got her Toy Story 3 - and Cole was raising his hand that he did!!! He sure loves this little lady.
Nana & Papa got Lexi the Moxie house
Merry Christmas from the Mongs.....
The Lenk Grandkids...
The Henry's.....
and Nana & Papa with their three favorits little ones.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas

Christmas Play

The kids participated in the Christmas program at the church last weekend....Lexi read a letter to Mary and sang with the choir.
Cole - well - Cole was a shepard - and he took his job very carefully as he thought he was to guard the Baby Jesus. Our shepards scared us a little - so they weren't allowed to have staffs for fear that they would turn into swords.
Lexi reading her letter to Mary - AKA Lexi's buddy Gracie
Cole & Garrett standing with the head shepard Jayden
Cole & Garrett deciding what they should do next. All in all - it went off without a hitch - the kids did great - and there were no bad shepards!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Henry Christmas 2010

We spent Saturday with the Henry's for Christmas - the girls brought their guitars with them - and I was messing around with my camera while they were playing...
Jenna is growing up to be such a great young lady - hard to believe she will be 16 this May...
Kelsi worked so hard to teach Garry how to play Jingle Bells - patience of a saint!!

Lexi & Cole hanging with Uncle Jay & Aunt Natti..
Lexi got Uno Attack - what fun
Lexi with two of her favorite girls - she can't get enough of Jenna & Kelsi
Look - it's Shrek!!!
What a face...
Cole got Hungry Hungry Hippos - and Bruce & Garry had to take a turn at it.
Cole with Uncle Boo
and Uncle Jay - I think we all played it on Saturday
Reading with Uncle Jay - they got lots of quality time with the aunts and uncles
My picture by the tree - Jenna (15) Lexi (9) Kelsi (12) and Cole (5)
Merry Christmas from the Henry Grandkids!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Buck Season 2010

Friday night Garry got a nice 8 point out of his new tree stand. While I am sure that he wishes that Lexi would have been with him to shoot it, he was none the less excited. Lexi and Cole were too - as they kept fighting over who would get to hold the horns - here Cole is all smiles as it was his turn.
Garry and his 2010 buck
Lexi wanted to get all decked out too for the picture
My little hunting girl - all in camo and her blue boots :)
One thing that I can say I am glad that he is passing down to our kids...