Thursday, December 30

Twins turn four (round two of pictures)

 More pictures!  Tommy's face has scratches and a bruise from the bouncing with other kids, battle wounds!  Cake and ice cream helped.
 Cousins Andrew and Madison come helped celebrate.

 Colin and I tried to organize the birthday wishes and cake.

 Liam love the bouncy house and got so sweaty!

 We tried to get all the grandkids together, but Daphne our friend is still in the picture, so cute!

 Liam and his friend Mitchell.  I just realized I'm missing our sweet friend Max from these pictures because they came later.
 Me and Tommy, looks like I'm having more fun than Tommy.

 Cousins Owen and Andrew and our friend Lexi at the very top.  She was a daredevil.

 Daphne and her dad playing air hockey.  We have loved getting to know her family, they are very sweet and teach us a ton of sign language.

Priceless photo my sister took of Tommy first seeing the jumping houses.  Hooray for me!!!

  Lexi is having fun!

 My sister Tami is pregnant with her second little boy, due in April. 

Me and Tommy sharing a cute moment at Christmas but I had to sneak it in here. 

Two little four year olds

Tommy and Liam turned 4 years old!  Born 12 minutes apart, on the twelfth day of the twelfth month.
My mom, Grandma Sue, made incredible cakes.  I showed her Braska's elmo cake (one of our blog friends) and she got the inspiration for the cupcakes to spell their names and show their age).  Liam's cake was a racecar track complete with cars which he LOVED.  And Tommy (and his friend Max) really liked Elmo.  Thank you Gma Sue for the amazing birthday cakes!

We had the party at the Jumparound Fun zone.  Praise radio had a silent auction on their party packages to raise money for ministry.  I bid on one of the packages and won it for half of the regular price.  Woo Hoot!  We had the opportunity to invite 12 of their friends plus family.  Oh how we enjoyed seeing everyone. 

Tommy and Liam's friend Lexi wore the birthday glasses well.

Liam at home with some of his presents.  Daddy helped him build the Lego creation.  Aunt Tami made the super cool roadway and car organizer out of fabric and it's very portable.  Super cool idea!

Me and my mom had fun!  I just love her so much.

My dad, Grandpa Bill and Nate talking.  My dad is going to have open heart surgery (double bypass and repace the aeortic valve on Jan 10th, prayers are appreciated, my dad is 87 years young).

 Racecar cake for Liam

Elmo cake for Tommy

And the birthday boy Liam really enjoyed presents!
I'll post a couple pictures of the twins jumping around at the party next.....


What an incredibly fun and meaningful Christmas!

We had a snow storm... Hannah and Liam had fun making a 'snow storm' of tp.  She really wanted a white Christmas.

 We had presents, Nate enjoyed opening a special one from Grandpa Bill and Grandma Sue.

We had stockings, that were filled by santa.

And we enjoyed our sweet little Christmas tree.

 We even enjoyed one little boy eating from a spoon his favorite new dessert, cheesecake.

All six of us enjoyed Christmas eve dinner here at home, yummy lasagna.   I really wanted to go to candlelight service on Christmas eve but Colin was working and I ran low on patience.  We opened one present each that evening.  Then on Christmas morning four kids opened their presents and we all then went to Michael's house so Hannah and Nate could enjoy spending time with their dad.  He had a fabulous breakfast of french toast and sausage.  Afternoon was spent with my sister Debbie's family.  As their Christmas gift to all of us, they heated their outdoor swimming pool and had a scrumptious Christmas dinner for about 50 people.  Yummy and lots of fun seeing extended family we don't often see.  The next day, we drove to Tacoma and had a fun 'second' Christmas celebration with Grandma Dorothy, and the kids' uncles.  Liam and Tommy enjoyed opening presents this year.  I read them the Christmas story from the bible on Christms Eve and we enjoyed the meaning of such a special moment of the year.  Hope everyone enjoyed this wonderful day.

Thursday, December 23

Chocolate on a stick

Warm up a mug of milk and then stir in one of these hunks of pure joy.
The dynamic duo and I made these for neighbors and friends.  We made a triple batch of homemade marshmellows and they turned out extra yummy.  Glad we had a few of just the marshmellows left over because smores on new year's sound delicious.

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