Monday, December 24, 2012

Candy Making with my Grandparents

Another tradition we have during the christmastime is to 
make candy with my grandparents.
My grandpa makes candy every christmas
and for the past decade or so he has invited us to join him.
 We headed up to Plano to the assisted living place they moved into a couple of years ago.
It is such a nice facility and I am so glad they are there.
 Beautiful Emery Kate
 Hallie and Her pretty mama
 Sugarmonster (what we have always called him) run's the show
 This is yummy candy we make here :)

 The kids also opened some gifts :)

 Jordan got involved in the process too :)

 This Santa Clause sang and was quite the hit with the kids :)
 The sweetest little thing :)

So thankful that we get to do this with my grandparents and that my kids are able to get to know their great grandparents.
Sweet times.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Annual Christmas Cookie Decorating Contest

Last Saturday we had our Sudan annual Christmas cookie decorating contest.
This has been a tradition with my family for years.
See previous posts about it here, here, and here.
 Blake & Amy hosted it this year.
Which was nice (its quite the MESS to clean up when its at your house :))
sadly mary beth and hanj weren't there because B got sick the night before
so we MISSED them like crazy -
they really get the creative juices flowing - so it wasn't the same with them gone!
 Its fun to see the kids get into it this year.
They loved "helping" and being apart.
 Sweet girls

 Jayden took it very seriously :)

 Jordan even decorated cookies this year.
Usually he just eats them - but my dad made a quota for each of us to decorate
so he met his quota :)

 Some of the finished products
 The mess left over

 The winners
 Jason's winning cookie
King Jesus
 to say that he was a PROUD winner
would be an understatement :)
 the losers :)

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Jayden's Christmas Party

Jayden's class had their christmas party last friday.
Jayden was so excited to do his "performance" for me
The party started off with this cute craft making a christmas tree.
 Here they are doing the "performance" reciting some poems, scripture
and singing hymns and christmas songs
 They also gave each one of us a present.
They made a manger with baby jesus in it from clay.
 This sweet boy had just lost his first tooth too!
Look at that cute toothless smile!
 His artwork - so good!
 Me & my big boy!
Love him so!