Saturday, December 31, 2005

Taylor made hat for Natalie

Taylor and I made this hat for Natalie using the Knifty Knitter that Taylor got for Christmas. Posted by Picasa

Monday, December 26, 2005

Family Photo

Grandpa and Aunt Linda came for the holiday. We almost didn't fit on the sofa. Pictured here are: Karen, Rachel, Joseph, Aunt Linda, Mallory, Natalie, Taylor, Grandpa and Bailey. Joe took the picture so that's why he's not in it. Posted by Picasa

Twas the Night Before Christmas ...

Christmas Eve. Here's what 10 peoples's worth of stuff looks like under the tree. We had special visitors this year: Grandpa and Aunt Linda. We all got new stocking as our old ones are somewhere in the attic. There is so much stuff up there from the room renovations, that they could not be found. I like the new ones that all match better than the old ones anyway. Posted by Picasa

Merry Christmas ...

Kids in the middle of the unwrapping chaos. A huge blast was had by all. Posted by Picasa

to all ...

Natalie almost got buried by all of the packages and wrap around her. Posted by Picasa

And to all a Good Night!!!

Near the end of the unwrapping. As you can see the kids are dazed and confused by all the stuff they got. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Christmas Chaos!!!

I finally have a few minutes to post some pictures. It's been a while because Rachel lost the battery for my camera and it took me a week and a half to get a new one. Since I got the new battery, I have taken a few pictures, but have been way too busy to put any up.

Christmas Tree

The kids decorated the Christmas tree on Saturday night. Most of the ornaments are handmade by the kids. Posted by Picasa

Marker or Not?

It looks like Natalie got into another marker, but she didn't. She's got thrush and the medicine to treat it is purple. Posted by Picasa

New Haircut

Rachel got a new haircut this weekend. Doesn't it look great!!! Posted by Picasa

Bailey starts Tae Kwon Do

Bailey has decided to quit gymnastics and start Tae Kwon Do with Joseph. She started just a few days before Joseph got his green belt. I haven't been able to get any pictures of Joseph with his green belt on yet. Posted by Picasa

Bailey does a Round Kick

Bailey shows off her round kick. I was surprised that she could get her leg up so high after just one week. That year of gymnastics must have been good for something. Posted by Picasa

Rachel and Freckles

Rachel took this picture of herself with Freckles. Posted by Picasa

Ready for School

Natalie loves going to school. Here's she waits for the bus by the front door. She kept falling backwards from the weight of the backpack. The bus turns around at the end of the court and then picks her up in front of our house. Posted by Picasa

Christmas PJs

I made these PJ pants for Rachel. She cut the pieces out and I sewed them together. Posted by Picasa

Monday, December 05, 2005

Party with Santa

Today, the kids and I went to a Christmas party hosted by the Downs Syndrome Association. As you can see, Santa was there and I took several pictures of him with all the kids circled around. I should have switched Joseph and Taylor, but I still got one good enough to send out with my Christmas cards. Not this one. Posted by Picasa


Mallory and Natalie before the party. Do you like their matching vests? Posted by Picasa

Miss Piggy

Natalie is hugging Rachel's piggy slipper. Posted by Picasa

PJ Day

Bailey and Joseph enjoyed PJ day on Satuday. Posted by Picasa

Taylor's toes

Here's Taylor upside down in her PJs too. Posted by Picasa

Three in Pjs

Good shot of all three. Posted by Picasa

Natalie in PJs too

Natalie joined them in her PJs later. Posted by Picasa

Asleep again

Bailey fell asleep at my computer desk again. Posted by Picasa