Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas Morning

Our morning was AWESOME! The most presents we have ever gotten at one time, maybe even all other Christmas' combined! My photos posted out of order so here they are so Brian can bet as much a part as possible!

My new necklace from daddy!
Tutu suit from Santa and the newest member of our family...
Marley Caldwell!

The one legged balerina

Look at all the loot!

Too much? Maybe, NOOOOO

My tea set from daddy in Iraq

My necklace box from Iraq

Oh my gosh Santa ate his cookies

All the stuff from Santa

All the stuff from Santa

What a great morning. The girls were in heaven poor brian called and all they could say was 2 words before they were off opening and playing. Thanks to all for making Christmas great.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Eve

We did our Christmas eve and had a great time. We were planning on being at the cabin so we were not ready for Christmas in the house. When Abbey hurt her foot it changed all plans so today we scrambled to get ready. We brought in the tree from the front porch and got all the presents out. It looks like tomorrow will bring great joy.

The girls in their new Christmas jamas getting ready to go leave reindeer food.

Got to pile it high so they can reach it.

He's got have have 3 cookies and milk

Look at all the presents. We've got to get to sleep!

As we get ready for Christmas day we think about all we have and all the gifts that our Heavenlt Father gives us. We are greatful for all we have. We miss Brian more than we can say. We pray that he feels peace and love this Christmas. Our love goes to all that is a part of our wonderful lives.

Have a very Merry Christmas.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Poor little Abers

We went to an awesome christmas party last night. Thank you to the Morris family for keeping me an honorary Morris for life! The kids had the best time being kids. Abbey got tired and decided she didn't need to walk down the steps, she needed to JUMP! So after sleeping on it when we woke she still could not stand. So a trip to the ER luckily told us it is a sprain! We have to go to a specialist next week to double check for hairlines. I however, think it's a Christmas miracle!! Although sad, it still looks cute on her!

Smiling with her "you were a big tough girl today" present. She is doing really well and the splint makes it so she is able to hobble around which is better than being carried by mom! I can only be a sherpa for so long, so I am grateful for her ability to walk. She is one tough cookie. We love her.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

breakfast with santa

We had breakfast with Santa at church. It was fun. The kids had a little train ride in the parking lot to do (thanks to my friend Amy's dad). Abbey was petrified of the man in red, so Kassidy started solo. She thinks he is the greatest thing around.

Abbey finally came around. She was on there long enough to tell him she wanted a snow globe take this picture and run! She has been afraid of him her whole life and is quite the sceptic about him. She doesn't believe one man can do all we say he does and Kassidy defends Santa and his glory to the death! Funny girls.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Abbey's half birthday

Abbey's school celebrate's half birthdays for those whose birthday will be missed during the school year. So we went all out. Who said celebrating mediocrity was lame?! I am all about the little ye-haw moments. How could you deny this face? She put so much thought into her goody bags for her friends. Miss Janet has done wonders for our Abs. She is now talking to adults a little bit more (which is huge for her) She now no longer cries to go to school or nursery at church. That is SO HUGE!!! We love our little monkey. Half way to 4, holy cow!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Christmas Program

We had our first school program tonight! It was so much fun. The theme was Christmas in AZ. So all the kids dressed for the beach. It was very cute and fun.

At the end

My big sis, rudolph!

Kassidy's teacher Ms. Brennan (whom she loves)

Monday, December 10, 2007

Gingerbread trees

We got these cute trees from auntie rob. They couldn't stay together on their own so with a little hot glue we were ready to roll!

The concentration...


So proud of what she has done

Love her smile

They turned out so cute. It was killing the anal me to let them do it all on their own. i wanted one to look like the box! I guess I should have gotten one for me! They are proudly displayed for all to see. The "snow" might be my favorite part!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Dear Santa...

We made our list for Santa today. We have big wishes so we needed big notebook paper!
Kassidy is the sweetest thing you will ever meet. She has NO wants of the world. She finally decided on what she would ask Santa for. She decided that she wants a doll but she will let Santa and hi elves decide what she would like that they have! I love her so much.

Abs had a hard time narrowing her list! I love her drawing of Ariel. She got all the parts just right! I love the green fins.

So Abbey wants a snowglobe (we saw Santa Clause 3 and it's all about snowglobes so they are into them right now) and she wants an Ariel toy. Kass wants a globe too and her mystery doll!

I love Christmas and it is so much better with kids that love it more than me!

First hair cut

So I finally broke down and got Abbey's first hair cut. She was done crying during hair brushing. it was so straggly at the bottom that is would get in knots so i had to break my promise to Brian and get it cut.
"just a little bit right mom?"
Here we go


All done. It looks so thick and healthy now!

I did it! Yum sucker.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Couldn't Elf myself

So i decide this was too funny not to do! I think it's even funnier that Brian ended up a girl elf!