Wednesday, January 4, 2012

And there were..."Balls of Light!"

The only enjoyable part of taking down the tree...
The kids scream out, "We get to do Balls of Light!" As all the ornaments come down, and finally the strands of lights too, we roll them up and have some fun...
 Here is what they looked like when this blog started the beginning of 2011, after Christmas of 2010.

Now it is the end of 2011, and after writing a weekly post or two, and photographing all these fun moments. Here they are at the end of this year, a year older and a little bigger, these are my babies in a year of growingupfree....

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Photo of the Week

Happy Birthday Tovrea!

An especially fun birthday!

Tovrea turns 8!! He wanted to go skydiving... this kids lives it up!

A very special birthday to remember for years to come! Happy birthday my biggest boy!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

A Merry Christmas!!

He came! He ate!
And our dreams came true!  

Merry Christmas to all our friends and family!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

Wow! A limo ride!!

So excited are we!! Except Quin came down with a fever so I had to stay home with him. The limo started at our house and then picked up our friends in the burbs then toured the city full of houses decorated and all lite up for the holidays...
(Since I didn't get to go, there aren't any pics of the lights...just the limo.)
What a treat!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Crafts

We make our cousin gifts with our traditional Christmas crafts each year. Our first year Tovrea made bleach stamped Tshirts. He made (cut out on sticky black paper) the design for each cousin, some got snowflakes and some got their first name initial stamped on a solid colored shirt. The technique involved stamping over the design with bleach and then removing the sticker. CoCo made glitter letters for each cousin and sibling.

This year Tovrea made collage book boxes and CoCo made spray painted animal jars. We all enjoy the tradition of making the gifts for each cousin, the kids feel more involved and have a since of pride giving out gifts at Christmas.