Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010

their favorite is gum...

...especially giant green gum!

little family christmas

One word: presents!

Look at that hair!

A bread machine for Mwa! I look surprised huh? I'm not. I knew I was getting it! I picked it out actually!

Jas got a new guitar. He looks surprised too, right? Wrong. He picked his gift too!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

christmas at the holland's!

We traveled to LA for one of our Christmas celebrations! We stayed at Kim and Rick's. My parents, as well as my brother and his girls (minus Ellie) came too, so it was a packed house!

Aunt Kim and....Ashley? =)

The boys with the girls! I'm always amazed at sweet these boys are with our girls! It's so neat to see! Thanks guys!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

out on the town!

We went to the Bellagio to see the Christmas-y conservatory and the water fountain! It was beautiful! And the girls loved it, despite what it looks like in this picture:

Thanks nice lady for the picture! We had so many people staring at our family that we felt like WE were the display!

And then...the fountain. It was amazing. We got to hear "O Holy Night!" Beautiful!! Amazing!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

holy shmoly!

I ♥ baking! See?

Saturday, December 11, 2010

christmas tree pickin'!

This year our Christmas tree pickin' was quick! We got in. We got out. Maybe that's what happens when you've got a four-year-old and a two-year-old that you're chasing around, and a baby attached to Mom and Dad.

Even though we were quick, we had fun!

Love this picture!

Family photo! We don't get a lot of these! Thanks nice family!

*sigh* I love these girls!

Friday, December 10, 2010

decking the halls

The girls are at a point now where they can actually help decorate for Christmas...well, at least Katey is. Julia...not so much, but she tries!

I like to decorate too!

The babies pretty much just hung in their Bumbos and watched all the Christmas action!

baking time with the bigs!

I love Christmas time! This year I decided to do a 12 Days of Christmas activity thing with the girls. We'll ignore the fact that we probably only did about HALF of the activities (gasp) and focus on what we DID do! For Day 1, a partridge in a pear tree, we made a chocolate chip pear cake. Not as "yum" as I was hoping, but good nonetheless!

The girls are quite the pear cutters!

Chocolate chips...why? Just because!

Sprinking the goods on the cake batter! Pears and chocolate!

Ready for baking!


Sunday, December 5, 2010


Poor Julia broke her little arm! She was sitting on the end of her bed (when she was, ahem, SUPPOSED to be sleeping) and fell off of it. She's fallen off of it numerous times in the past, but this time, well, she just did it "right."

After a trip to the ER, a splint, a trip to the pediatrician, and a trip to the orthopedic surgeon, she was finally diagnosed with a break on the elbow and given a cast. At least it's a bright pink cast!