Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas!

We have had a wonderful Christmas this year. The only reason it wasn't perfect is because Jonathan was still sick. After finally getting over the flu, he also had an ear infection and wheezing. I am hopeful that the medicine will help and he will be better soon.

Here are Nathaniel and Daniel at the beginning of our illnesses two weeks ago. Nathaniel was out of school for the whole week with the flu and strep. From the 13th to the 17th, each child got sick. Some of them got sick again the next week. Thankfully, they are better now!

Luckily, they were well enough to perform in their Christmas piano recital. They had worked so hard, and they did a great job!

Sweet Jonathan loves to cuddle when he is sick.

Papa came for a visit! We had a wonderful time!

Papa brought this hat, and Daniel claimed it as his own.

Decorating Christmas cookies! The kids had so much fun. Papa made sure we had plenty of sprinkles. Andrew was an excellent worker, as were the others.

The finished product

Christmas day, enjoying their new toys
Daniel played with his new track all day. I only had to put it together three times. :-)

Michael and Nathaniel got a really cool tank game, and Emily was soon beating them both.

Andrew got tools, tools, and more tools. He loves his work light.
We are so blessed and grateful for all that we have. We want to wish a very Merry Christmas to all of our wonderful family and friends!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Family Portraits 2010

When you have five kids, it's hard to get a family portrait just right. Someone is always looking away or has their eyes closed (me!) or making a goofy smile (Nathaniel) or just finished crying (Daniel). I think these turned out pretty well, all things considered. These are the originals on the CD we bought, so they're not all cropped right but they were before they were printed.

I love this one of just the kids.

I love this one even more!

These next two were spliced together for a special effect print.
I LOVE this one of Daniel and Jonathan. It's so like them!

Angel baby

Daniel cried until we let him have his picture taken in this chair.

My baby boy is growing up!

Pretty Emily!

Nathaniel was all washed out on the white background, so we chose this one instead.

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Emily's Christmas Parade

Emily got to be in a local parade again this year with her dance studio. We had a great time!

She loves her dance class, and she is getting really good at twirling her baton.