Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Years Eve

We headed to my brothers house to ring in the New Year.  My SIL and brother invited some neighbors, friends and family over for some appetizers, to watch some Iowa basketball, play some games, and for some bubbly.  The kids had a blast watching some movies and being entertained by playing Left Right Center, playing Celebrity Game Night, and just hangin' out.  Little Ruthie crashed around 10PM and went to sleep, but the others hung on strong to see it to midnight.

Today, 1.1.14, back to starts TOMORROW.  ALL of us are dreading waking up early to get back in the routine for school.  At least we only go two days then it's the weekend. 

Christmas Continues...

Phil's mom Mary joined us over the weekend to celebrate Christmas with her.  We had a wonderful visit and had a lot of treats to go along with her visit.

Ruthie received a Hello Kitty dream light.
A new scarf for Olivia
Clare FINALLY got a Hawkeye hoodie.  She has been waiting very patiently for one.

New pj bottoms for Andrew
A new sweater for me
New pj bottoms for Phil too.
Each year I make Mary a calendar with family photos.  She treasures these and looks forward to it each year.
Great picture even though Clare has a silly look.