Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Yet Another Christmas!

The day after Christmas, we headed over to Chris & Crystals house to hang wih them and the kiddos. Brady wasn't quite his usual happy self due to tummy troubles, but we still got in plenty of quality time. Jolee wanted to bring their new puppy home with us!

Madison and Chaise

Madison is quite the gift open-er!

Chaise got the CARS dvd, along with Mater's Tall Tales

Brady and Chaise playing

Madison and the adorable new puppy

This is what happens when you try to get my boy in a picture when he doesn't want to!

Christmas with Nana and Papaw

Jolee was the official "gifter" this year

My beautiful mommy and sisters

Trying to decide on a plan of attack

Thanking Auntie Emi

Papaw was into the holiday spirit

Checking out the new track - thank you Nana & Papaw!!!

Opening presents

Me and my jolee

Playing with the new car track

Stefanie, Emily and me

Me and my amazing hubby

Christmas 2010

Well, another Christmas has come and gone. It seems like it takes forever to get here, then it's over so quickly. In Santas letter he wrote back, he said the kids had been very kind and nice this year, so they got a ton of stuff! We had a wonderful Christmas, and hope that everyone else did also!

Making Santa his cookies on Christmas Eve

Writing the letter to Santa shortly after (he wrote back!)

Before diving into the presents

Santa left awesome stuff in the stockings!

Checking out the new helicopter

Brady with his new Woody doll

Me and Jolee with our goodies!

Santa left an awesome race track

Mommy and her new coat

My new scrapbooking storage tote. I love it!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Night With The Nutcracker

This last Saturday night, Brian and I took Jolee to see the Nutcracker ballet in KC. It was so much fun! Every little girl should get a chance to see something like that while they're young. And, just as I suspected, one of the first things Jolee tells me when the dancers start is, "I wanna do that!". I loved getting to share that with her. I love my memories of doing things like that when I was a kid. Since we got there a few minutes early, she even got to take a picture with a couple of the ballerinas. So much fun!

Eating dinner before the ballet

Daddy and Jolee in the theater

I loved seeing all of the little girls all dressed up! We had great seats also. Jolee got to watch the orchestra playing the music right in front of her.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Busy Birthday Day!

Since today was Jolee's birthday, we decided that we would follow through on one of the things that she is always begging us to do. So we went and ate lunch with her at school! We got her Ruby Tuesday, what she wanted, and did our best to not embarrass her too bad! Fortunatly she still likes to be seen with us, so it wasn't too much of a problem!

Brady and his official "visitors" pass

Jolee and Kaylynn

Jolee and Madi

The Party!
Jolee got to have a bunch of her friends over today for her party. We had a great time eating pizza and cake, making jewelry and making ornaments, and of course opening presents! The kids always have a great time together. Brian and I just sit back and watch the craziness unfold! LOL

Sitting around eating pizza

Getting ready to blow out the candles

So, this is the first year I havn't made her cake myself...slacker

Jolee and Madi are focused on licking the candles

Opening gifts

All the girls: Ashton, Kaylynn, Madi, Hannah, Jolee, Haley, ,Courtney and Kaity

Us and the birthday girl

Making ornaments to take home

Right after things wound down...yay!!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

2010 Christmas Recital

This last Monday, Jolee had her Christmas play at school. She got to be one of the adorable reindeer and did some amazing singing and dancing. However, we always seem to miss out on a great seat. We apparently got our wires crossed about where she would be facing, and therefore we ended up sitting right behind her! LOL Oh well, she knew where we were and turned around several times. :)
Well, tomorrow is her 9th birthday, and I've got a party to get ready for!
Happy early birthday Jogi!!!!

Giving us a good smile

After it was all done

Me, Jolee and Daddy

This is the best one I could get with Brady involved! :)