Monday, December 31, 2012


A milk and cookies toast before bedtime on NYE
{BONUS: We got these three (plus two more kiddos) to sleep before midnight.}

Sunday, December 30, 2012


Breakfast for lunch - YUM!
{We're going to enjoy using our new waffle maker!}

Friday, December 28, 2012

Thursday, December 27, 2012


 Hmmm...I guess when you've been waiting all winter for snow you can consider 1-2 inches a "sleddable" amount.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012


Lauren and Great Grandma chatting about doll clothes.
{Thanks for the new jammies too, Great Grandpa and Grandma!}

Saturday, December 22, 2012


While Mom was sick and in bed all day, the girls were busy working on these heartfelt, homemade gifts which she opened on Christmas morning.  :)

Friday, December 21, 2012


If you look closely these socks indicate that they are for 3-4 year-olds.  Allie claims they don't fit well because she's not 3, not 4, but 3 and a half.  Oh, my.

Thursday, December 20, 2012


Lauren has been looking forward to this since receiving the invitation a couple weeks ago

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012


If you can't open 'em, you may as well make a fort with 'em.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012


Tonight we enjoyed our own version of the Polar Express.  The girls put on jammies, we all sipped hot chocolate, and drove around admiring Christmas lights.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Our biggest version of footed jammies...looks like she needed some ventilation ;)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Our little elf, Lauren, loved making gifts at the Christmas Workshop at school today.
{Cookie mix, several ornaments, and a bookmark were on her list}

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Saturday, December 8, 2012


Simply add slits on top of the chicken pot pie before baking?  No way!  It's so much more fun to add designs and names.

Thursday, December 6, 2012


Easing her way back into eating the best way she knows how - with ice cream!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


The ruptured ear drum was our first indicator that Lauren had strep...She's one tough cookie, I guess!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012


Pucker up!  Now we know those kissable lips are well moisturized.  :)

Sunday, December 2, 2012