Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas 2011

We have been very blessed this Christmas spending it with Grandma and Grandpa Tuck and Uncle Brandon, Aunt Amy and Lawson, Mallory, Miranda and Evelyn. The weather was very white and beautiful for the visit. We celebrated the season and family togetherness by playing in the snow, seeing "We Bought A Zoo", attending church services, and playing games--oh, can't forget opening presents. Santa was very good to us this year, we must have ALL been on the nice list.

You'll shoot your eye out!

Christmas PJs! Lawson, Evelyn, Mallory, Miranda, Sloane, Sydney
and Andrew above all comfy and ready to watch Mr Krueger's Christmas on Christmas Eve. I can't begin to say how wonderful this Christmas was with family visiting.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Surgery for Andrew

We woke early in the morning to get to the hospital. Here is Andrew with his new hair cut watiting to go into surgery.

Poor guy is still trying to wake up from anethesia. He woke up, talked to us, cried for a minute and then fell asleep again. His nurse told him that he did better than many adults having surgery- he was so brave.
The earmuffs are to protect the ears from being bumped during the first days after surgery. Scott and I took turns watching him all night to make sure that he didn't take them off. Those were very long nights! (I was able to catch up on some movies I wanted to watch)

After wearing the earmuffs for awhile, Andrew began wearing a band that fit semi-tightly around his head. He was back to himself making his airplanes and other art projects remarkably fast!

Here he is at one month.  His ears look great.  He still has a little swelling in the back with some stitches, but they're almost all absorbed.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Andrew's Christmas Program Dec 14, 2011

This year the Linden School had a program featuring Bubble Gum Bart, he wanted to cover the town with bubble gum goo. Not to worry, Santa came to save the day.

I love this tradition with Linden School. The end is a song with actions that is about Jesus Christ and all the Linden School alumni get up and go to the sides of the auditorium and sing with the kids on stage.

Monday, December 12, 2011

The Hastings' Annual Gingerbread Party

Every year we go to our neighbors, Scott and Heidi Hastings for a Gingerbread decorating party. There are about 8 families who each bring a gingerbread house, ready to decorate and a couple of bags of candy. Afterward, a winner is declared and we have a small program and reading of "I believe in Santa". This year Santa came a read the book to us. The theme this year is "Building our homes (or gingerbread houses) on a solid foundation".

Snow Caves!!

We've recently been slammed with snow. So fun, the kids went sledding a couple of times with Scott. However, I haven't seen any snowmen in our yard yet, what I've been seeing are snow caves. The kids have been digging in the snow piles and making their forts and having snowball fights. Here's Sloane comfortable and warm in her cave.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

What a busy day Dec 10, 2011 is. We started out with our Primary Program Practice Pizza Party, then learned that we missed Santa coming into town on a helicopter. Andrew was so sad, he cried big aligator tears, worried that he wasn't going to be able to tell him what he wanted (he only wrote one thing on his letter to Santa). He thought his opportunity was lost to talk to the big guy. After making a few calls, we learned that he was visiting that night at Camp Tattiyee. So, we went and were able to see him. Note, Sydney wasn't about to visit Santa this year (just like last year).

Andrew asked for a remote control plane, helicopter and a flying p38.

Sloane asked for skis.