Monday, December 12, 2011

Thanksgiving/Anniversary/Birthday/Christmas Weekend

I mentioned how busy Thanksgiving weekend was. So here are some pictures to prove it :) Not as many as there should be since I forgot my camera at home! But I swiped some pictures off Dad's camera so I have a few more.

 Mia talked Uncle Jamie into playing cards with her.

 Tate and Uncle Jeremy playing with Isaac's new toy.

 The weather was pretty mild Thursday so the men and the kiddos went to the backyard to play while the women fixed dinner. Papa got a little workout in, being chased by all the kids!

Almost caught him!

Trapped! (I think he was glad to have a reason to stop running!)

Since Jeremy & his family won't be back for Christmas, we celebrated with them. We always have a little "program" where we sing some Christmas hymns and each family shares. I don't know who taught those girls that look, but Mia and Kaedyn have it down pat! ;)

Double Trouble!

She's 11. Which means she's a tween. Or preteen. I got confused when she was explaining it to me. I asked her what the difference was? "A year." Duh Aunt Jenni!

Miss Mia teaching Uncle Jamie some French. I'm so excited that she's taking French!!! Joyeux Noel, Mia! :)

Just chillin' watching the big kids run around.

The girls (who are sorely outnumbered!!) singing Away in a Manger.

Bryce is so cute. I tried to get him to live with us...he said he would for a few days and then he had to go home. :)

These two got along really well this year! So fun to have cousins close in if they were just close in distance!

Some table decorations for Mom & Dad's anniversary party.

Kaedyn about to launch a ball at the boys. Asher is thinking it's a bit too loud in the nursery!

For the record...Anna was supposed to be wearing a SWEATER!! But I wasn't there when the kids walked out the door (I left much earlier to decorate), so here she shows up to the party in a summer dress when it's like 30* outside! At least her hair was still fixed, right?? :)

This felt like such a small family picture! It's been over 10 years since our family has been this small! 

That's more like it!
Jamie, Hudson, Cassie, Tate, Mom, Dad, Mia, Bryce, Jeremy, Alisha, Kaedyn, Aaron, Jacob, Anna, me, and Isaac. Whew!

Mom and her family...Danny, Cara, Mom, Dona, Grandma & Grandpa

We put all the big kids (except Mia) in one room at Cara's house. Between their hard play right before bed and all those little bodies in one room, it got a little toasty! All of the kids had some (if not all) of their pj's off by the time I checked on them a couple hours later!

Playing a fun new game, Fishbowl, that Jamie and Cassie taught us. It's a combination of Taboo, Password, and Charades. Fun!! Alisha's dumpster dive charade was the best!!!

Dishing up some delicious food at Cara & Terry's house.

I don't know why these are out of order, but I'm too tired to move them around. Here's Papa & Binga with all 8 (soon to be 9) of their grandchildren!
Anna, Kaedyn, Binga and Tate, Mia, Papa and Jacob and Isaac, Bryce, Hudson. Ages 11 to 1!

Mom and Dad with Grandpa and Grandma Stinemetz

Mom's side with the spouses.

Unseasonably warm weather one afternoon!

Uncle Terry taking the kids for rides on the 4-wheeler! (Bryce, Jacob and Heather)

Now it's the girls' turn!
Busy, busy, busy! I don't have any pictures from Dad's side-I guess the cameras got left at home that day. We also celebrated Isaac's first birthday this weekend. I really know how to relax on vacation! ha!! (there's no such thing as vacations for moms....unless the kids aren't along!)

1 comment:

Roger & Kathy Stoll said...

Looks like fun. I can't wait to get together with my family--finally!