Friday, December 31, 2010

Party Preparations...

are almost complete.

We are getting very excited for our 3rd Annual New Year's Eve Shop Party! This year we are even having A BAND!!!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas 2010

Christmas Morning 2010

Santa is a messy eater & very silly guy!

Thank you to Santa...all wishes came true this year!

Christmas LOVE!

Christmas Fun at Nana's house!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve

The Turner Family 2010

Feeding the reindeer before bed

Cookies, carrots, milk & a note for Santa

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Gingerbread Adventure 2010

You can read about our last adventure here. :-) See any similarities?

This was our 6th year for decorating a Gingerbread House. This year, the kids helped pick out the Gingerbread kit (which included Santa, his sleigh, & some reindeer) and the extra candy.

This might be my favorite holiday tradition. As you can see from the pictures and last year's post...this is Eric's activity with the kids. I LOVE to sit back, take photos, and watch the magic happen. There is laughter...there is tears...but there are SO many memories being made.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Holiday Parties at School

Jaedin & Talin both enjoyed PJ / Holiday Party day at school.

PJ's in the gym before school

Jaedin's 1st Grade Holiday Party

Talin's PreK Holiday Party

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Santa + Trains = Tradition

We made our annual stop in Olathe to visit Santa and see the train display. We were the last family in line before his scheduled dinner break. Lucky us! Santa spent probably 15 minutes talking with our darlings and sharing Christmas memories & beliefs. It was awesome!

We then headed over to the amazing train display where the kids watched and watched the trains without saying a word. Huge eyes & big smiles! (& yummy suckers thanks to Santa!)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas at Louisburg

We had a wonderful time celebrating Christmas with Eric's family in Louisburg the weekend before Christmas. The kids were spoiled! The adults had a great time stealing presents from one another. And the food was delicious, of course!

Why are my kids the only one wrestling???

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Winter Program

Jaedin had her 1st Grade Winter Program...and even had a speaking part! The program was adorable & the singing and dancing was priceless!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Cookie Decorating Fun

Special thanks to the Meyer family for hosting the Cookie Decorating Extravaganza!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Working hard...

Talin & Jaedin have been working very hard.