Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Dance receitals

She wouldn't do the dance, she wanted raisens!!

i can't get Emma's video to upload Grrrrr

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The karate champ

Our first place winner

They have two areas they compete in. One is a routine called Kota 1 which he took third (he doesn't care as much about the Kota). The part he really likes is the fighting. There were 8 boys and Rex was called to go first against another boy. There is no contact allowed. The first boy to three points wins, and Rex scored 2 very quick points. The other boy was frustrated and after timeout was called hit Rex in the face while Rex wasn't looking! The umpires gave Rex the point and he won 3 to 0. He told me afterwords "my eyes watered a little bit, but it didn't hurt." Rex immediately had to fight again against another boy and the winner got first place and the loser got second. These two boys are evenly matched and the score was 2-2 but eventually Rex landed a kick to the other boy's stomach and down he went! Incidental contact is OK so there was no penalty. Rex finished him off after that and won first place. He was so excited you could see in his face how proud he was! ~Nate

Friends at the holidays

My really good friend Lisa has this yearly tradition of inviting her girls friends and their familys over and they do a cookie bake. This year all the moms brought a treat for the kids to make, so the kids made rice krispies dipped in chocolate, chocolate dipped oreos, cherries dipped in choc with a kiss to make a mouse, and marshmallow snowmen, topped off with snicker-doodle cookies. Talk about a sugar high! The best part is between six families all the kids have a friend and play for hour and the moms get to talk (adult conversation a rare treat these days!) we had a great time

Meg had to have a snow man doing jump rope. i think she just saw the licorice and came up with a way to at it so she could eat it later.
The third graders
the boys
Rex the ladies boy

Emma and Hailey were twins for twin day at school

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Christmas Elf Name

My Christmas Elf Name is

Kerry - Merry
so we did all the family and now you can address us by our new names
Nate - Chipper Tum-Tums
Emma - Snappy Sugar Socks
Rex - Jolly Bing-a-Ling
Meg - Tootsie Twinkle Toes
Levi - Puddin Smickleifigus

Get your Christmas Elf Name at

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Advent calendar GRRRRR

So this morning at 3:30 long after we had settled our brains for a long winter nap
When out in the living room there arose such a clatter
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.
When what to my wondering eyes should appear
in his excitement had decided to open the next door to our advent calendar! ( Kids )

So i sent him to bed and the new rule in the house is you have to be dressed for school and have your bed made before you get to open a door!!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas lights

Well with this time of year being finals for Nate we don't see much of him. So this year Rex stepped up and hung the lights for his Dad!

Santa Hat Fun

My kids are in love with santa hats. This is what Nate found when he got up in the morning on Sat. Emma and Rex playing their Ds, Meg watching. Kids decked out in Santa hats! Emma wore hers to school today. Meg ate breakfast in hers. It's very cute, and gets me all excited for the holidays.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009


My Handsome son


Emma's turkey projects

We had an awesome trip to Arizona for Thanksgiving. The kids had so much fun with their cousins they all played together so good, for hours it was so peaceful. Levi on the other hand was a big turkey so he has no pics of his first Thanksgiving. (i even bought him a cute turkey bib!)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009