I just noticed the shirt Emerson choice - lol, appropriate!
Thursday, December 30, 2010
We met at a local bouncy house playland and children and adult alike jumped like maniacs...
Then headed into their party room for some cake and more fun.
While Emerson opened presents from his very thoughtful and generous guests, Norah helped entertain with a face painting station. She offered hearts or lightening bolts - with sparkles, of course.
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I think Emerson's gifts this year were just as much presents for Ryan. E is finally at an age where his toys are fun for daddy, too. :-) Ryan really wanted Emerson to have plastic, green army guys...and Emerson has enjoyed playing with them. I guess Ryan was right!
Remote control things - oh, so fun!
And a pillow pet! Emerson has wanted one of these since Norah received one for her birthday. He has officially named him Froggy Dog. Yep.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Norah was so chilly, she was trying to ride with her hands stuffed in her coat pockets. Yes, she is wearing a pettiskirt and sparkly shoes for the activity.
Tyler is very in to Handy Manny and construction, so that was the theme of the party. His mom and dad had such fun decorations and an adorable cake!
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Norah is an avid crafter and is very creative - she loves to help me when I am sewing. This year we gave her a great beginner's sewing machine, and I'm hoping this will last her till she hits her teens. She also recieved fabric and many accessories and couldn't wait to get started sewing!
One of Norah's fave toys is her doll, Rebecca. Thanks to her Grandmas, she has a new wardrobe/chest and several new accessories for Rebecca.
Emerson was so excited to open every gift - and was so appreciative for them all! It was a very fun Christmas - he is a fabulous age! He recieved many fun trains and train accessories, as well as cars, trucks, planes - well, anything that moves. He asked Santa for a plane and a race track.
Friday, December 24, 2010
Every year I find ornaments that are somehow representative of the children's interests for the year.
hehehe The first couple of years I tried to find ornaments that were very elegant and timeless...but then I realized that the kids actually will enjoy the memories of these much, much more. So we've added to their Thomas Tank and Tink ornaments from last year. :-)
We took Jones out for a family walk around the neighborhood to look at lights...and when we returned the Yule-Nissen had come and gone. I can't believe we missed him. Maybe next year! :-)
Emerson insisted on wearing his sun glasses on our walk - and also for pics in his pjs.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Presents are wrapped...
I couldn't find our tree topper anywhere, so Ryan and the kids handcrafted this one especially for Greenie (what the kids name the tree). Cardboard, sequins, sparkles, glitter and paint! Such a treasure, I'll keep it for next year.
Nor could I find the stocking hangers for the mantle, so we hung ours from the window. Yeah, thats how we roll.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Emerson and Delaney, playing with a super cool aircraft carrier
McKenzie was serious about her ornament decorating. She even dressed in a fancy, fancy dress for the occasion.
After decorating ornaments, Norah decorated Delaney and her own hair.