christmas morning was wonderful this year with the two kids and them being older and especially owen kinda knowing who santa is and what was going to happen. we made sure to leave cookies for santa, which he ate, and santa left out one big toy for each child. it was fun watching owen and hailey be sooooo excited to see the presents and open their gifts with such joy.
owen's big gift was a new bike. he can ride without training wheels for a while now but we were borrowing cory/jenny's little bike and so we thought it was time he got his own. And he absolutely loves it and asks to ride it all the time.
cheeeeeese. she liked her presents but nothing was real exciting to her. she was still pretty sick with croup.
josh got some good things but his main gift was a new ipad air 2.
hailey did however get super excited for her baby doll and stroller. she dropped everything to play with it and pushed it around all day. she LOVES her baby doll and stroller.
not posed! but totally sums up our kids.
i was spoiled by my hubby and got a lot of great stuff included my new jacket and garmin running watch.
caught him playing dress up with his and hailey's stuff
we got showered and let owen ride his bike. then we loaded up and headed to a movie with my family and afterwards with several sick kids had dinner and games back at my parent's house.
she may be super sick but she looked super cute and comfy
we is one happy kid with his bike, spring can't come soon enough
kole got a bee bee gun and brought it to my parent's that night and all the kids had fun shooting guns.
we didn't manage to visit the willden's cause of hailey being sick and us not getting sleep because she wasn't sleeping and timing just never worked. but we did celebrate christmas with them a few days later and very much enjoyed it. both grandparents spoil our kids not only with gifts but with LOVE. we are lucky!
we still hadn't gotten round to doing a picture for our christmas card and by now it was end of november and had snowed A LOT! so one saturday i was talking to my friend and she offerend to take our pictures with my camera right then. i hushed home put together some outfits for us and we all headed down to merrill park for some cold family pictures. we literally were out there for like 15 mintues and then back home. all we needed was one good one, right.
back in early november we were having a beautiful fall day and decided to go for a walk on the eagle greenbelt along the river. its just a couple minute drive from our house and at the end of the walk is a park for the kids to play some more. thanks to my camera timer and our stroller we took some impromtu family pictures.
im so in love with my two handsome boys
i almost used this for our christmas card cause its so darn cute but we got another that just worked better.