Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas 2013

Some of these photos are a little blurry. I am still getting used to my new camera and I have not figured out the right setting for bright rooms. 

We celebrated Christmas with the kids and my sister the Sunday before Christmas with brunch and a treasure hunt to find the gifts.
Tito helped Kaiden to read the clues, but he figured out where to go for the next one.  He enjoyed doing this.
The clues for the big kids were harder and I was surprised which ones they found the most difficult to figure out - it wasn't the ones I thought.
He did try to read the clues - he might have had a better chance if I had printed them instead of writing in cursive. 
Carrie trying to figure out one of the clues I thought she would get right away.
Dave finally hit the jackpot and found his bag.  Trevin just followed everyone around wondering what was going on.  Stacy was the first to find her bag, I didn't keep track of the rest of them.
Trevin opening his gifts.  He put his toothbrush into his mouth right away.
Kaiden looking bored waiting his turn to open his bag.
Trevin took his book to Tito to read and Kaiden was thrilled with his toothbrush. 
He was also thrilled with a bottle of bubbles - its the little things.
Carrie with her drawing mannequin.
Trevin helping his Dad open his presents.

Stacy with her tin of favorite cookies.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013

In the Kitchen, Part II

Kaiden and I spent one day last week baking cookies and bread.
He helped beat the eggs,
sift the dry ingredients,
knead the dough,
 roll it out.
and the best part - taste tester.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

In the Kitchen, Part I

The boys spend the night last week and we made waffles on Sunday morning before church.
Kaiden appears to be thinking - this has always been my job, what are you thinking about doing?
Well, he does have to learn and I have some on my hand which needs to be licked.
Hey, I think I need a taste of this.
We did a great job!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Rudolph and Frosty

The boys spent Saturday evening with us and we watched Rudolph and Frosty

 Trevin was interested for short periods of time;
 Kaiden and Auntie Carrie didn't move and barely spoke 
 Except to tell say "Sit down, I can't see"

But we lost Dave somewhere in the middle.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Pig Ears

Last weekend was Winter Fest and Kaiden's pre-school sang.
Everyone wore their elf hats, except Kaiden.  He told me he didn't want to wear pig ears and look silly.
He had worked so hard and memorized the lyrics and sang his heart out. 
We were so proud of him.
Then it was time to run around,
hot chocolate,
and the ornament he and his family made for one of the trees.

He told us it was his bestest day.