Thursday, January 7, 2010

Long time no blog...

So, I haven't been the best at keeping up with my blog, but I am going to try to do better. I love that family far away can keep up with us online.

So what's been happening lately? Well, for starters, we had a wonderful Christmas. Kyle's parents came in around the middle of the month. We had such a great visit with them.

The boys really enjoyed their early Chirstmas also. I thought once Caiden got into the gift opening, he wouldn't stop. But, to my surprise, he never touhed the gifts under the tree.

We got to celebrate Grandma's birthday with her this year. What a treat. The boys loved being able to be with her on her birthday and the cake was delicious too!

Then Tyler and grandma had some special time together making gingerbread cookies. Tyler really enjoyed rolling out the dough and cutting out the cookies. Caiden and Tylelr had fun decorating, but I really enjoyed eating them.

Christmas eve, we celebrated at my dad's house with my family. Once again, the boys had a blast and enjoyed seeing all of our relatives. Then of course we ended the night with the reading of Twas the night before Christmas, putting out cookies for Santa, and sprinkling our reideer food outside.

Caiden really enjoys playing with his Paw paw. Don't tell anyone, but I'm pretty sure his Paw paw enjoys it too!

Tyler is such a cutie. He was really excited about the visit from the big man!

My siblings and I haven't had a good picture in a long time. So we decided to "get it over with" tonight. The only problem is that the man behind the camera, my dad, should have jumped in this picture, but with everyone rushing to start the festivities, we didn't get around to it. Well, guys prepare to take another one in May when everyone is in town for Kim's graduation.

Christmas morning the boys were so funny. I think Santa really got it right this year! Tyler got a skateboard from Santa, and of course elbow pads, knee pads, wrist guards, etc.... He is really enjoying learning how to use it.

Caiden got a "tractora" which he can't get enough of. Everytime we pull in the driveway, he starts calling for it! When we took our Christmas morning pictures, he wouldn't even get off of it, so we just posed him on his tractor right int he middle of us all!

Kyle and I really enjoyed seeing the boys so happy.

Tyler did a little shopping on his own. His school hosts a "Santa shop" where the kids can buy gifts for family or themselves. Kyle and I usuallly take Tyler shopping for each other, so we just gave Tyler a few dollars and told him to get something for himself. But he really got into the Christmas spirit and bought Kyle and I each keychains, and a beanbag lizard for his baby brother.

Caiden got his potty for Christmas. He was so excited about it, it makes cool truck and tractor sounds when you potty, that he wouldn't get off of it. He actually finished opening presents on his potty.

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