Sunday, December 30, 2007

Merry Christmas!

All of the kids are at a wonderful age to really go all out when it comes to Christmas traditions. Here is a picture of Gunnr and Wylie with their "cousins" Jillian, Jack, Joey, and little Molly. They all have their pajamas on and are ready to go to sleep so they can see what Santa brings them in the morning.
It's morning time! We make the kids wait at the top of the stairs, so we can gather all of the adults, so they can watch.
Santa brought Gunnar just what he wanted, a Mega Spinosaurus.

Santa also brought Wylie what she had been wanting, which was a Baby Alive doll. Baby Alive can speak, eat, drink, pee, and poop. She is quite the doll let me tell you!

Dad got a good picture of Gunnar and Wylie looking pleased with their Santa gifts.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas!

Cherryvale's first big snow happened early Saturday morning and the kids had to get out and play, of coarse. Wylie thought the snow was tasty, although I did warn her of the yellow kind. Gunnar threw many snowballs at his mother and sister and made a pretty good snow angel on the deck. Knowing Gunnar, the ground was probably a little too dirty for him to lay down on and make a snow angel. After they took off their wet clothes they thought it was a good time for some hot chocolate.

Only 5 more days till Christmas break for us school workers and this year we do not have to go back until January 7th! It should be a good break for me at least. We are meeting Josh's family in Gore, Oklahoma at a vacation house that is big enough for every family to have their own room. It's amazing, 20 people get together for the holiday. We leave the 23rd and may even stay till the morning of the 27th. Not only do Gunnar and Wylie get to play with their cousins for that period of time, but the house is set up with pool table, foesball table, karaoke machine, fire pit, and plasma tv. It will be even more fun with the kids on Christmas morning! Wylie's wondering how her Baby Alive is going to fit in her stocking and days later Gunnar said to me "how's my Meg Spinosaurus going to fit in my stocking?" Gunnar and Wylie are at great age right now, they are so fun! I hope that everyone who reads this has a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Friday, December 7, 2007

The Second Yellow Tip...

Gunnar recieved his second Yellow tip last night, so I thought I would post the pictures that I took. The man who is given him his belt is Master Lewis.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Another Yellow Tip to the White Belt...Next Stop Yellow Belt!

Gunnar had his test to move up in belts last night, unfortunately I did not take very good pictures, but I will post a few anyway. He did a great job! At the end he got to break a board. I attempted to get a picture of this and it did not turn out.
The name of the studio is Christian Karate Academy, so before they begin their test there is a prayer.
Here is Gunnar doing a what I think is a front punch. They kids are in another room, but parents and family members can watch behind glass. That is what the glare is from, I forgot to turn off my flash.
Toward the end the kids get to do a little sparing before they go up to break the board. After the testing was over Gunnar decided he wanted to spend is $2 that he received from the Tooth Fairy on a smoothie from Sonic. Gunnar had a tooth growing in behind his two bottom front teeth, which were already loose, so the dentist went ahead and pulled both of them. Gunnar thought that the tooth fairy was pretty sneaky, since she manage to fit two dollars bills into the tiny treasure chest he had put his teeth in under his pillow.