Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas with Family

Here is my newest nephew, Michael. He is 9 months old now and really enjoyed his first Christmas! And he still has a head full of hair!
We wanted to get the boys together and get a picture to give to Grandma and Grandpa. There is Hayden, Michael and Daniel.

Daniel is trying hard to be a "big brother" to Michael.

Here is my sister (Rosie), brother-in-law (Mikey) and of course Michael.

Here is my other sister (April), her boyfriend (Dave) and Hayden.
We had fun visiting with everyone and having dinner. And we had fun opening gifts and letting the kids get together and play! I hope we can do this more often instead of waiting for another year to pass.

Christmas 2008

I know I should have done this earlier, but I have been a little busy. Here is Daniel Christmas morning waiting to open gifts.

He got: Guitar Hero for his DS, Planet Earth DVD set, a new DVD player, clothes, games and a couple of DVD's.
He says his favorite gift was the Planet Earth DVD, but I think it was the Guitar Hero because he played it ALL day!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Sugar Cookies

This went better than the gingerbread house! :) Daniel helped decorate these. We sent some with Dan to his home teaching tonight and will give some to the neighbor next door. And of course we will eat some for ourselves!

Gingerbread House Disaster

I have never made a gingerbread house, so I thought it would be fun to do one. But the roof pieces were broken in half when we pulled the kit out. I didn't worry because I figured the frosting would hold it together. didn't work. So Dan decided that we should just say that a tornado came through!
As you can see, one gingerbread man is upside down in the front of the house and one tried to be rescued from the roof (but he didn't make it either)! Poor gingerbread men!

This is the devastation on the inside! Maybe next years gingerbread house adventure will go better!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

White Winter

We got more winter weather here in olathe again. It has been snowing all day. Most of it didn't stick until noon or so.

And it doesn't matter how old you are, you want to go out and play in it!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Red First Belt

Daniel has earned his red first belt in Tae Kwon Do. The picture above is him taking off his old belt.
He is letting the Master put his new belt on.

In this one he is bowing to his Master as he receives his award for moving up.

Then he is just waiting to be dismissed to start class. We are so proud of him. The next time he has a belt test it will be for his Recommendation Black Belt. He is so close! We will keep everyone updated on the progress.