December 2008

Chuck E. Cheese

December 31, 2008

After an ultra-hectic, exhausting day at the Children's Museum in Denver for Noon Year's Eve, what better to do than to take the kids to Chuck E. Cheese?

We still don't know what we were thinking, but we had a great time and snapped a couple pictures along the way.

Drew filming the girls on the blue screen

Alexia and Brielle having a good time

Noon Year's Eve

December 31, 2008

We thought it would be great fun to take the kids to the Children's Museum in Denver today for their Noon Year's Eve celebration.

They set up huge sheets of bubble wrap and then do a countdown and then let the kids jump all over the bubble wrap. Lots of fun.

This is the first year we have done this and we have quickly filed this idea away in the "glad we did it once" drawer.

The museum was bursting with people and you couldn't move around, let alone try to have fun.

If we ever return for this event (not likely!) we will just stay outside and not try to go inside.

Drew inside the museum

Lexi and Brie having fun playing with the 1000 other kids

Bubble Wrap
(They make the kids drool in front of it for 20 minutes!)

Waiting.

Stomping the bubble wrap
Where's Waldo, er...Drew?

Imagination Movers

December 27, 2008

Mitty showed up on the Imagination Movers website today in a picture from his 4th birthday party.

Mover Mitty

Christmas Day

December 25, 2008

As we always do, we spent the morning of Christmas Day just the five of us, as we opened our presents and had our Christmas breakfast.

In the afternoon we headed over to Nona and PaPa John's house for a wonderful Christmas dinner and to open some more presents and enjoy being with family.

As usual, it was a great morning and evening and a yet another great Christmas.

Stockings!

Now what else is in there?

Second WaWa opening her gift

Mommy and Lexi

Big Tool Guy and Little Tool Guy

Nona and Lexi

Playing Hullabaloo

Pomi having fun with Lexity

Christmas Eve

December 24, 2008

We hosted Christmas Even dinner tonight. It was a great night, even if a bit odd as the first Christmas after Jamie's Mom passed away.

Some very special moments made this a great night. Drew received a new set of drums and pretty soon everyone had some type of instrument or other noise-making device and Christmas memories were made.

It was a very fun night.

Andrew and his Christmas Spirit

Opening Presents

Drew and his new DRUMS

Enjoying the evening

Everyone Making Music

Rock Band

December 20, 2008

We headed over to the Holland's house today to have some fun. The kids loved to play the Rock Band game.

Drew on guitar

Lexi on drums

Brie on anything she can climb

Santa Hats

December 17, 2008

For two years now, Tracy has taken santa-hat pictures of the three kids.

Now that it has happened for two years in a row, it is sure to become a tradition.

Here are a couple samples of the results.

The final outcome to all of this was a picture-perfect photo that you will not see below. Why? Because it didn't happen. The picture-perfect version is courtesy of Tracy's amazing Photoshop skills.

Having Fun!

Interested in Each Other

A glimpse into Tracy's day-to-day life

Red Shirts

Looking Good!

Preschool Party

December 17, 2008

Drew's preschool had their Christmas party today, and Nona and PaPa John got to come to see him too, leaving Daddy at home working (again).

Andrew always likes when he has visitors at preschool.

The Whole Class

Andrew's famous "you told me to smile and technically I am smiling" smile

Cherry Creek Mall

December 16, 2008

It has become tradition for Tracy and the kids to leave Jamie working at home while they go to Cherry Creek Mall for the day with Nona and PaPa John.

They always have a fun time walking through the big snow globe with the movie du year.

This year was no exception, and they all had an exceptional time.

PaPa and Drew overlooking the snow globes

Three kids in the big snow globe in a rare "everybody's looking at the camera" moment
(there are more pictures of Bigfoot than of this)

Andrew and the Polar Express globe

PaPa and Brie

Cute Little Lexi

Andrew having fun

Family Fun

December 14, 2008

We took it easy the day after the Christmas parade, and we always have fun when we just hang out as a family.

Mitty

Lexity

Brie-B

Longmont Christmas Parade

December 13, 2008

The whole family got to be in the Longmont Christmas parade on Drew's preschool float.

Nona and PaPa John ran ahead of the float to take pictures and wave multiple times.

It was a fun night which was topped off with a nice dinner afterward.

The whole family on the float in the parade

Jamie's Birthday

December 7, 2008

Jamie turned 31 today.

The whole family wishing Daddy a happy birthday

Drew excited to give Daddy his ginormous card
(with Star Wars music)

Preschool Float

December 7, 2008

Jamie and Andrew spent some time helping to decorate a float for the Longmont Christmas parade.

The float was for Drew's preschool class and ended up looking great!

Jamie couldn't think of a better way to spend his birthday.

Drew running along the float

Drew by his handprints on his star

Playing while the parents do all the work

Boulder County Twins Club Christmas Party

December 6, 2008

The annual Christmas party for the twins club was today.

All the kids had a great time at this always-fun event.

Mommy at the party
(Lexi's pigtails in lower right)

Listening to a Christmas Story

You take the best shots you can get

Drew and Santa

He must be getting what he wants for Christmas

Going Somewhere

December 6, 2008

Where are we going? Can't remember.

Why are these pictures included? Just take a look at them. Too cute to pass up.

Brielle Lorraine

Alexia Jean