It was really special to have Christmas Day on a Sunday! After church, the kids went right back to their tablets! :) Before I got the camera, B was leaning on her hand, too and it was just too funny! :)
Later we had Christmas dinner with everyone! The kids had a great time being downstairs with all their cousins!
The adults had probably an even better time hanging out together upstairs!
After dinner we played a fun new game the Nielsens brought to share
I would have to say, this is probably what our kids enjoy most about going to Grandpa Ned's and Grammy Penny's house!
The nice thing about Christmas morning pictures is, they pretty much speak for themselves! :) I do have to note, however, that Hayden's reaction to his race track was priceless! He was so excited he could hardly contain himself! He was doing a little happy dance!
He already knew what he was getting, so I made him pretend to be surprised!
We LOVE the monkey hat, Gpa and Gma A!
We got Innotabs for the kids this year and I was prepared to spend most of the morning figuring it out with them... once they had them, though, they acted as though they'd been using them all their lives! It was amazing! They didn't ask for any help at all!
I must say, Christmas morning with kids is the best! :)
In the middle of church, Bailey shouts out: I hope Jesus coming!! 1/2/11
Taysum got a card from his Kindergarten Teacher, Mrs. Floy, with a picture of her on it in the mail yesterday. Today he was tacking it to his bulletin board in his room and I heard him say, "I hope my teacher love me!" It was SO sweet! 8/13/10
At the pool, I asked Baiely if she wanted to wear her flip flops in the pool and she said, "No, I wear my feet." 7/10
Ken watched as Bailey tried to put up two fingers. He said, "Are you two?" and she said, "No...Peace!! Grandpa say Peace!" 7/10
We have some silk sunflowers in a basket as a centerpiece on our table. Along with the sunflowers there are some cat tails. The other night, Taysum informed us they are not cat tails, they are hot dog flowers! 6/10
I love the way Taysum's mind works...when I can figure it out! Tonight I made him a grilled cheese sandwhich for dinner; I told him it was hot and to wait for it to cool. He got up from the table and went to a fan we had going. He stood in front of it and opened his mouth wide and breathed in. He came back to the table, sat down and "blew the air" on to his sandwich!! He repeated this several times! I guess he thought the air from the fan would be cooler! Good thinking, T!! 6/9/10
I turned on some music and Bailey said, "Let's rock it, Mommy!! Rock and Roll!" 5/10
After a toot, which he politely excused himself for, Taysum said, "I have a Stinky Pete." (Toy Story II) 4/23/10
"This is the BEST dinner ever!!" Dinner was: chicken nuggets, french fries and pineapple. 9/09
We hung a picture of the Billings Temple in our living room. The next morning when T woke up and saw it he said, "It's the temple! I can't believe my eyes!" 9/09
Mom: Taysum, is Daddy silly? Taysum: No...Daddy's crazy!! 9/09
Some of Bailey's latest fun phrases: "Come on, Daddy (Mommy, Taysum)! Follow me!" "Help! Ayudame!" "Where's Taysum? Hmmm...you see him?" At stop lights and stop signs, "Ready, set....GO!"
"Stubby cake" How Taysum says stomachache. 7/13/09
This little conversation happened the other day while I was doing nothing in particular. Taysum, "Mom, what are you doing? Are you crazy?" Me, "I hope not!" 5/4/09