Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas 2011

Day before X-mas eve- making huge gingerbread men.

End results, in order- Mason, Alex and Paris
Snuggling with Moca :)

X-mas Eve morning- opening final chocolate window on advent calendar.
The kids got to choose two gifts to open X-mas Eve- Mason chose the largest from Omi.

Opening very fun presents from Aunt Annie and family.

After an early dinner we met up with Gill and her family at church. Here are the boys sitting together. All the kids got to go up front and be a part of the X-mas play as angels.

After church we headed downtown by the big X-mas tree for hot chocolate and coffee.
Letters to Santa and milk and cookies, plus carrots for the reindeer.

watching Daddy open up his new fancy shaver.

Santa brought a drum set for Mason. Not pictured is the karaoke machine for Paris and the keyboard from Nonna. This was definitely a noisy X-mas morning and week so far. The Lisi 3 may be performing soon.
Trying out their new awesome electric scooters from Omi!

Paris setting up some of her new AG things.
Here is Moca carrying her new angry bird toy from Omi:)


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Basketball and X-mas Activities

The is our first season of basketball and Alex and Mason are both loving it. Alex (below with black shirt under jersey) is on the Bulls.
#12 going up for a shot!!

Mason is on Duke.
Here are some action shots of #1

Friday was the last day of school before Winter Break. The kindergarteners got to wear their pjs to school. Mason has a skull on his and is getting his book box out to read.
In Paris' 3rd grade class they each got to paint a winter scene on a section of the window. Here is Paris' work.

Above and beyond the call of duty. Mason decorated his door with this big piece of cardboard paper. He cut out a "door" and windows and hung ribbons from it. It is the perfect size for him to walk through, but Paul and I have to crawl through sideways and very carefully in order not to rip it off. NOT FUN for us to do multiple times a day.

We went ice skating at the outdoor rink last Weds. The kids had a blast and wanted to stay forever. Here are Paris and her BFF, Madi.
Mason and Alex are full on skaters now.
Paris and her Brownie Troop at the rink.
Paris and I heading out to a very fun X-mas tea party at Madi's grandmother's house.

Paris, Madi and Caitlyn after the party.

Paul and Paris had their annual X-mas date last night. They went to see "Scrooged" which is a musical version of Christmas Carol.
... and here they were three years ago on their date night :)