Saturday, December 29, 2007

Christmas Misc.

Cookie Baking with the kids

We all really like the cut-out cookies so we have to make more than what we get from the big cookie baking so we set aside a Friday night to bake and decorate cookies. Kathy came down to help since Paul was heading out to the snowmobile races early. Elly only slipped off her chair like 5 times from all the flour that she managed to get on her, the chair, the floor... Now she says to me..... "Grawma I can't sit on those chairs remember I fall off".

Here is Lynn rolling out the dough for Elly, Shannon and Kathy.

Now it's time to frost.... don't let Jesse fool you, he only frosted 1 cookie and then ... oops can't spoil the next picture.

Lynn why did you throw your purse at my cookie?

Hey Jesse can gingerbread men fly?

El and everyone else really like Shan's new decoraters.

School Program

Next is Elly's first school program. They were so darn cute. Lot's of boys in that class!

There's El in the middle sporting her antlers and red nose. She had a pretty polka doted dress of course in pink.

Shan was a little shocked with El's choice of shoes for the outfit, she had her real shoes in her backpack but she decided to wear her boots, good thing they are also pink. We didn't know until she walked out on stage, I think they look cute, Mom didn't!!

Brush Fire at the Doghouse

Another year with a brush fire at the hunting shack. The night was perfect for playing, snow falling down and warm. We had such a good time, El didn't ever want to come in, she was having a great time in pink from head to toe.

The kids found a sled to ride, but who's gonna pull us?

ADAM!! Maybe not!

Here's my family picture for the night. The kids didn't really think to much of it and El cried and would not even attempt to try it. So she get to be background with that pouty face.

And the pictures of the fire.

John and I took a walk to the backside of the fire for some cool shots.

And my attempt to play with a picture of El while she tried to beg Grawma not to make her lay down and kick her legs in the air. If this isn't a please face I don't know what is.

Gift Opening

Now for a few Christmas Eve photos.

Elly got a magnetic puzzle from Uncle Adam, she can dress Barbie in lots of clothes.

Adam with his new glasses, and his serious face.

Lynn this is the only picture I had of both of you....

John with his new ATV front trunk... look to the left of the picture. He got 2!!

Shan watching El open the many gifts she was spoiled with.

And Godmother Shawna got to get El her most wanted gift this year. Yep all she wanted for Christmas was a #2 pencil and she got 10 of them and they are all sharp, she was so happy. She does not color with crayons or markers. She colors with a pencil, the entire picture, with lots of shading but the pencil has to be sharp, if it's dull she be looking for someone to sharpen it for her. She has an entire color book at daycare colored with a pencil and she has another one at Grawma's. Maybe she'll be a pencil artist someday! And don't even try colored pencils... I already did and she didn't like them.

Christmas was very good to us and the family time we had was very important. I hope you all had safe and wonderful Christmas with your families as well.


Shawna, Mike, Josh,Jake & Jett said...

Well I am glad that I could make Ellyn happy with sharpened pencils. I didn't realize she doesn't like crayons or markers....oops, how did the rest of her present go over then :(
I think Shannon looks beautiful in that picure!!!

Natalie said...

I knew I could count on you for a Christmas update! When I went to Lynn's blog and there wasn't one I thought, "I'll check her mom's blog!" :) Thanks for all the fun pictures. Elly is soooooo cute!! And it's so nice to see a recent pictures of Jesse and Lynn....oh how I miss them. Glad you had a Merry Christmas and I hope 2008 is a great year for you and your family.