Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Tree Slaughter 2010!

We went out and hunted our Christmas Tree. Before we went into the forest, we took our picture by a giant wreath. It's Cold! Found it, now let's kill it!

Oh no, Grandma succumbed to the cold!

Get something warm to drink fast!

Twas the night before Snowstorm

And all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a schnauzer, the Children were nestled all snug in . . . Donovan's bed? What the Heck is going on?

Monday, December 6, 2010

Its Christmas time - The Tree is up, Presents are filtering in

We went to a Christmas tree farm this past weekend to hunt, cut down and drag our tree. Donovan and Hayden got a special picture taken that we are using for our Holiday card this year. They had a nice time looking for a tree, playing with their sleds, hanging out with Grandma Sue and Grandpa Dan, and playing on the play structure and they were really good even though it was really, really cold out.

The tree is in the stand, decorated and presents are slowly but surely filling in the base of the tree. One of the more stupid things Kyle did was go shopping on Black Friday at 3:15 in the morning. While out and about, Kyle found two very special presents for Donovan and Hayden that Melissa wrapped tonight. Our good friends at Amazon shipped the remaining gifts, and Santa will hopefully come through in the clutch.

Meanwhile, Donovan and Hayden have been having fun sledding, playing on the deck with their dump trucks, shovels and loaders moving snow all around, and vacuuming. They can put their winter jackets on by themselves (but not zipping yet) and they get M&Ms when they put on their shoes by themselves. Once they can wipe their own butts, then life will be even better.