Monday, December 14, 2009

We had a house full of boys and their parents over here on Friday night to celebrate an undefeated soccer season! First place trophies, how exciting for this group of 11 year old boys! I just want to say, this coach is truly amazing. He is a wonderful christian man, great role model, and is just the right balance between challenging and fun. Most of these boys go to the same school and I imagine Simeon will be hanging out with them for a lot of years. I am so thankful.

My silly children played a game with the ice they picked up off the ground. They filled the bucket with ice and water and had a contest to see who could keep their hand in the longest....

And the winner is.......JUDE, at 3 1/2 minutes.

You couldn't pay me to do this. Yet look how much fun they're having.

Liesel wrapped up the tiny diary key and told Hope that it was the key to Fairy Tale Land. She said you can't go to Fairy Tale land until you're 8, but would she can hang on to the key until then. Hope is very excited to enter Fairy Tale Land and now absolutely cannot wait to turn 8. Only 3 more years to hang on to that key.

Here we are at Walmart. Hope is a reindeer pulling Mrs. Claus in her sleigh (with her scarf).
I wish I had a fragment of this imagination.

The kids are teaching Ava to give kisses. She is getting close, but always manages to stick her tongue out at the last minute. This always grosses me out but the kids don't seem to mind it at all. It keeps our immunities strong I guess.


Alice said...

Our tree decorating day was less than perfect, too.:) We did have one wonderful afternoon where the kids decorated the house together with no help from me. They did a great job, had fun, and didn't fight.

kirsten said...

Congrats, Simeon!!! How exciting for those boys!!!!!

June Berger said...

That pic of Ava kissing her sissy is so darling! And the tree decorating looks down right tranquil. ;oP Believe me, I KNOW different! I've never seen tranquil when it comes to tree decorating, especially when children are involved...enough said.

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Meredith said...

Congrats boys!! Ok, so next time... put hot dogs in the ice water cut in half... and put it on a big tarp, two buckets with a few dogs in each... and see who can get out all the hot dogs the fastest using only their toes :) I loved being a 5-6th grade pastor! LOL

Shelly said...

Thank you so much for letting myself, all the boys and parents into your home that fine evening. We all had a great time and Bradley is ready to go back! :) You have a beautiful place in the best location.
As for hope pulling the cart with her scarf, that is absolutely priceless!! Kids and Christmas are always the best memories :)
If i don't talk to you i hope you, John, Simeon, Liesel, Jude, Hope and Ava ( and all your animals :) ) have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

junglemama said...

Love the last picture! Just love it!