Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Christmas Program

On Sunday, December 13th at Trinity Baptist Church, Valliant some adults helped the children tell and reenact the Christmas story.

Katherine was an angel & Sebastian was one of the two wise men.

That's Sebastian in the pink/purple head covering.

They sang Away in the Manger and the chorus of Go Tell It on the Mountain. I was so proud of all the kids. They did great!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Day

Our Christmas began at 7 AM when Katherine & Sebastian came into our room. I was shocked to find out they had come to our room around through our bathroom instead of coming from the living where they could have seen what Santa had left. They were ready for us to get up, so we as a family opened the door from our bedroom to the living room where screams of excitement then took place.

Grandpa's excitement is overflowing!

Katherine couldn't wait to have Aunt Diane play with her and the new Barbie Glamour Camper. On more than one occasion Katherine has let me know that Aunt Diane plays with the barbies better than I, which is very true; however, I did play with Katherine and the barbie camper later that evening.

We enjoyed a terrific meal and spent the day hanging out as a family. A wonderful way to celebrate our Savior's birthday!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eve we got up early and headed north to Muskogee, Oklahoma, where we spent the day at the Banks'. We enjoyed a wonderful meal then opened presents. I think we sat down to eat about 10:45 AM and had all the presents opened by noon!

We hung out for a little while and the kids tickled & played with Uncle Billy.

Sometime a little after 2 PM Wes checked the weather radar and the snow storm hitting our state was headed our way, so we loaded all of our stuff and climbed into the truck for our drive home. We did not encounter any bad weather during the drive and were thankful to only have to stop once for fuel & bathroom break.

My dad and sister arrived later that night. We enjoyed chips & cheese dip while hanging out until bedtime when Grandpa Homer read The Night Before Christmas to the kids.

And yes, Santa visited our home much later that night!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

He's FIVE!

That was then...

this is now!

We celebrated Sebastian's fifth birthday once again at Chuck E Cheese's. Totally Awesome according to Sebastian! We love him so much!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Fun Pictures

I gave the kids our old digital camera and ever since they have been taking pictures. Here are a few of the many I upload to my computer this afternoon.

Mom's NOT in here now...

Such a good angle for this shot...

Cups are a GREAT photo opportunity!!!!

Our tree in the process of being decorated

I cannot explain this one...

other than Katherine loves these shoes and wanted a picture to remember them by once she's outgrown them.

Very interesting is all I can say!!!!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

He's Here!

When I was a young child I remember my dad reading me stories from The Children's Bible before bedtime. Sometime between Katherine's first and second birthday I began reading to her from The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Toddlers by L.J. Sattgast. We read it so much that she could recite each story and turn the pages at the right place almost like she were reading the stories for herself. She and I loved it, but she eventually out grew that book.

For Easter 2007 Katherine and Sebastian received The Jesus Storybook Bible, written by Sally-Lloyd Jones and illustrated by Jago, from their Grandma, Linda Kenney. Since that day our family has loved reading from that book. (Wes tells about the book here & here.)

Here, from that book, is the telling of the Christmas story:

Saturday, December 05, 2009

The Boy on Thanksgiving

This was my favorite picture taken on Thanksgiving. Sebastian's outfit & bike provided by the grandparents.

Isn't he cute?

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Kids Christmas Decor

On Saturday, November 28th, we decorated our house for Christmas. This year the kids added some Christmas decor to their rooms.

A work in progress...

Katherine's finished tree.

Sebastian's finished tree.

This year we bought a real tree for the living room, and it's decorated with red lights, kids ornaments, and red & gold beads. We haven't gotten the outside lights put in the bushes yet, but I'm hoping we can get that done this weekend.

Well, thanks for sharing in some of our Christmas fun!