Sunday, May 29, 2016

Nana and Far Far's xmas!

We had a Christmas Dinner on my mom's side and they are always a blast! There are more and more great grandchildren being born which makes it SO much more fun! This year we decided to have all the cousins bring their cozy coupes so they could all drive them around in the front and they loved it! Cayden got to try out his new scooter too...

Monday, May 23, 2016

Grammy and Papa xmas morning

Grammy and Papa came over with their gifts to the kids! They loved showing them everything they got from Santa. We played and had a delicious breakfast!

Ellie got a huge surprise..ballet clothes, shoes and classes paid for at a ballet studio! She had been asking to do ballet for a month or so prior so she was super excited!

Cayden got a bigger bike!

Another disastrous time of trying to pictures of these kids in their cute Christmas outfits for church..but at least I got one!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Christmas morning

Everything about Christmas gives me butterflies, it truly is one of my favorite holidays. I especially love Christmas Eve because I know how excited the kids are for what is in store the next morning. We sadly couldn't get a decent picture of them with the cookies we made for Santa..and I am SO in love with my new plate and milk glass that Mike's mom made for me!!

I have always wanted one of these..

tradition to capture all the gifts waiting quietly under the tree =)

Our sweet little Mia was still deep asleep so we went ahead and let Cayden and Ellie open their gifts...

It was such a fun morning of excitement!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Christmas lights!

We always love going to walk around Thoroughbred and this year Julie, Scott and Claire joined us as well as Tammy, Jason, and their kids! We all had a great time..

It was pajama day at school for Cayden and he really wanted to leave them on =)

I had to try and get a picture of these cuties in their Christmas outfits for ended really badly with Cayden letting go of Mia, of course not on purpose, while he was sitting in the chair because mommy said, "ok all done" which made Mia face plant into the carpet..but at least I got semi-good pics of them..

These little goof balls really wanted to make gingerbread houses so this year I bought one that had 3 mini houses so they could each decorate their own...I think they just like eating the candy..

We love Christmas!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016


Our friends Jared and Amanda were able to get us into Disney and California adventure for free! We had been looking forward to it for months and sadly had to hold off going a few times because of sickness we couldn't get out of our house but we made it out on 12/12. We also realized we live way too far and have too many little ones to enjoy the happiest place on earth like we used to. We felt like we waited in lines and stopped to help the kids needs more than go on rides, Mike and I were EXHAUSTED by the end of the day but I could be perfectly happy walking around the park at Christmas time and never go on a ride..I love it!!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Christmas Parade

On 12/12 we went to the annual Christmas parade! The kids (mainly Cayden) always have such a fun time seeing all of the police cars, fire trucks, motorcycles, and horses.

Ellie and Claire were reserved but still managed to throw in some waving

Ellie would just plug her ears if some of the sirens were a little too loud

Every year Cayden is SOO excited to look for the street sweeper that comes by at the end of the parade