Saturday, December 13, 2008

Donny's Birthday

It has been brought to my attention that I am not following proper blogging etiquette. I am sorry, I will try so hard to keep you up to date under Emily Post's guidelines.

Donny had such a fabulous time at his party! We had a ton of kids and it was LOUD! They made their own pirate flag and treasure map. Then we made snowmen out of marshmallows, chocolate and various candies.

This is the cake during the decorating process. Bree didn't leave my side (or the frostings side) until the cake was complete.

Donny was so happy with his cake. It was a great day for Donny. He got a snowboard from Mom and Dad, and lucky for us all it snowed today. It really dumped on us. He went out to practice as soon as his friends went home. He can stay up all the way down our hill. He even let Bree try, I was surprised she actually tried it, but she did really well.



I am not quite sure what they are reaching for. I just thought this was a cute picture.






Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Bit of Christmas Cheer

This year I was lazy, so we bought a gingerbread kit. I usually make my own, but not this year. The kids had just as much fun and I didn't have a pile of dishes to clean at the end.

This is how David makes gingerbread houses. He simply eats as much "cangy" as possible before anybody else notices.

David was really chatty with Santa. He was really excited to meet him. I had to make him wait his turn. He was telling him all sorts of fun things. We don't know what they are. I am thinking Santa must be pretty special though, because David doesn't like strangers.


Bree told Santa she wants a pink guitar for Christmas. He said he would tell the elves to put her name on it after they made it so they would be sure it made it to her.



Donny told Santa he wanted Kung Fu Panda this year. I'm betting he will get it. Santa gave colring books instead of candy canes. Thank you!!!!!




Visits, and Halloween




Grandma and Papa mountains came for Thanksgiving, and it was wonderful! we miss them so much and can't wait to see them again!


The kids loved seeing them so much!



This is the skirt that Sis. Manukin made Bree. It is beautiful! Thanks Sis Manukin!!









Here are the kids at Halloween. Donny was Inigo Montoya from The Princess Bride, Bree was a kitty, David was Squirt and Parker was a horse.