Saturday, December 31, 2011

December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!!

Not quite feeling up to "ringing" in the New Year.... :(

Friday, December 30, 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

December 29, 2011

Some shopping today to spend some gift cards they got for Christmas :)

Got yet another Lightening McQueen toy... this one talks!  (Yay...)
A new Monster High doll, with a dress for the one she got for Christmas

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011

December 26, 2011

Just Dance Kids on the Wii this afternoon... 

Watching Sister dance...  
Dancing princess

Sunday, December 25, 2011

December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas To All, from our home to yours!
Tinkle tried to trap the kids in their rooms this morning, but nothing could keep them away from their presents on Christmas morning!

His first camera!
She's been asking for a Nintendo DSi for months - and she got it!  :)  Happy Girl!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

December 24, 2011

Tinkle was riding a pony around the living room... 

 The kids goofing around before Christmas Eve presents

 And, after Christmas Eve presents - all dressed in new pj's and Santa's cookies and eggnog are ready for him!

Here they are sprinkling reindeer food on the front lawn to attract Santa and his 8 magic reindeer... 


Iain and I made a Candy Cane trifle today, too!

Friday, December 23, 2011

December 23, 2011

The eve of Christmas Eve, Tinkle comes bearing a "Warning Letter" from Santa!  The kids better be good.. and bake some cookies for Santa!!

This is how *not* to sit in a chair and watch a movie... 

Apparently, it only takes 4 slices of pizza and a movie to get her to fall asleep at bedtime!  Why didn't we figure this out 6 years ago??

Thursday, December 22, 2011

December 22, 2011

Tinkle, zip-lining through the living room!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

December 21, 2011

Tinkle, playing Candyland with friends

All dressed up for his Christmas Program at Preschool

All dressed up, too!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

December 20, 2011

Tinkle, delivered gift cards to Build A Bear from Nana C and Grandpa D - since we were going to Spokane for the day, the kids got an early Christmas gift

He got a penguin with Cars pajamas, slippers and a Santa hat.  She got Hello Kitty in a pretty gown, with dress shoes and a purse.  They both got carriers so they can "wear" their new friends.

Modeling a scarf that I made for her friend, Grace, for Christmas (the first time I've done tassels)

Monday, December 19, 2011

December 19, 2011

Tinkle, counting down the days for the kiddos.. 

Treats that we all pitched in to make for the neighbors (and the neighbor doggies!)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

December 18, 2011

Tinkle brought the kids some Christmas Cake treats today... but sadly, she was feeling camera shy... 

So was Bradley... 

Eating Scottish Oatmeal, she actually liked it!!
(Lots of spoons because we all dug in and tried it!)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

December 17, 2011

Tinkle - having a movie party with her friends

Friday, December 16, 2011

December 16, 2011

Tinkle.... getting into the bows and ribbons...
Reindeer Run at school today - kids get a prize if they wear red, so we stuck a red bow from Tinkle's box on her head!  :)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

December 15, 2011

 Tinkle has kindly dug out my holiday table linens and set them all up for me :)  Such a helpful little elf!

Sleeeeeepy little bear

She's commandeered my computer... again.... 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

December 14, 2011

Tinkle was feeling a little sluggish this morning and decided to help herself to a shot of coffee... 

Goofing off under the tree.. such a guilty face!

"New" dress that I found for her at a thrift store and her matching headband that she got a few months back... and the boots that she wears every day now!  :)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

December 13, 2011

Tinkle thought that it was too warm in the house and decided to hang out in the fridge.... and while she was there, she made the kids some green milk :)

Monday, December 12, 2011

December 12, 2011

Tinkle, the elf, was fishing for "the perfect goldfish" (as Emily says) this morning... 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

December 11, 2011

Special Delivery!  Tinkle brought a box from Nana C today,

Playing fireman
Don't let her fool you - she's not asleep!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

December 10, 2011

Tinkle brought cookies from the North Pole for the kids this morning!

After spending the afternoon at a local landscaping nursery visiting a couple of Santa's Reindeer (photo set on Flickr) we came home and set up the mini trees in the kids rooms... 

This is his first tree, he didn't have one last year.  We decided to get him one this year and he picked out the blue one with blue ornaments..  He's quite happy about his tree!

Emily got her tree last year and she is excited to have it back up in her room... although, she does want some more ornaments to put on it!