Tuesday, January 7, 2014


Not surprising, December was filled with Christmas!!  We had a wonderful  month celebrating Christ's birth with our family as well as with extended family.  Since we celebrated once in November, that meant we had 3 celebrations left.

Here are some pictures from our celebration with my side of the family...
the number of bracelets this girl has made is exponential and she never gets sick of it!

  He loves wearing this hat and I love when he wears it. :)
He got some fun 'boy' toys and they have gotten plenty of use!
 Legos, legos and more legos...he loves using the kits, but he also has had a lot of fun using the parts to make his own creations with the motors and gears he has...I have no idea how he does it!

 Jonathan Park cd's are a MAJOR hit in our home.  All the kids love listening to them, but Josiah and Alayna could sit in their rooms and listen all day long and listen to them over and over and over again.  If you have kids similar in age I HIGHLY recommend checking it out!

Next up was Christmas at home.  We love our family day of celebrating.  It's relaxed and low key and all about spending time together.

 In the summer she loves to roller blade and listen to her mp3 player (usually listening to Jonathan Park), but she's outgrown her other roller blades.  She tried them our in the kitchen and she can't wait to use them daily when the weather cooperates!
Both boys got these helicoptor balls and they had a blast flying them together all.day.long. :)

Lastly, we said good-bye to baby 'C' in December as well.  It was heartbreaking to see him go, but I trust that it was the best decision for him.  We could have kept him longer, but in the end I knew he would be moved to live with his half siblings (they were adopted by a family a few years ago).  Though selfishly I would love to have kept him longer...I also loved him enough to want him to transition and attach to his 'new family' as quickly as possible.  He, along with 'S' and 'K' will always have a special place in our heart.

We did have one last Christmas with Dan's side again and I'm sure there are some pictures somewhere, but honestly...I'm not sure if I personally took any.  Between the sadness of saying goodbye to baby 'C' that day and then coming down with the 24 hour flu bug after that...pictures were not high on my list.  It was a healing weekend with family and the kids as usual had a blast with their grandparents and cousins!!

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