Friday, November 27, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

Today, the kids and I put up the Christmas tree. It's the first time in a LONG time that Heather didn't help me do it. The kids and I started early this morning and got it up and decorated before was lots of work with 3 kiddos but it was lots of fun. I played Christmas music while we decorated to help put us in the spirit. The girls were great helpers- Shelby helped spread the branches while Mikey and Lyndsey supervised. By the time that was finished, Mikey had a meltdown so he went and played in the jumper while we finished up. The girls both helped put up ornaments- I had to emphasize not putting them all in the same place- at one point they each had a place with about 10 ornaments on 3 branches. Once we got them all spaced out, we turned on the lights and they were soooo excited to see it. They couldn't wait for Dane to get up so they could show him what they did.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Little Turkeys

Happy Thanksgiving from the Kantros! I hope this finds everyone well. We did a simple Thanksgiving this year- not too much of the basic Thanksgiving foods. I actually made a pumpkin pie and a pecan pie. I didn't do too bad if I say so myself. It was just us, Nana, Papa, Aunt Heather, and Uncle Chuck hanging out for some food, laughs, and football. Mikey got to enjoy the traditional Kantro baby feast of sweet potatoes and turkey baby food and some mashed potatoes (he wasn't a fan) and bananas. Like a typical guy, he had to watch football while he took his bottle. The girls furnished our decorations for lunch- Lyndsey did the artwork that was hung around the dining room and Shelby did the napkin rings for everyone that said "Happy Thanksgiving! Give thanks to God for He is good. 1 Chronicles 16:34". She colored each one and told everyone where they were supposed to sit since she set the table. She is so much like me it's not even funny! It was a great day with lots of quality family time. We have so much to be thankful for this year- new additions to the family, great friends, great jobs, and most importantly the loving God who blesses us with all of it.

Showing off their decorations in the dining room.

Momma's Little Turkeys

Dane and me

Enjoying a good Thanksgiving lunch prepared by all

Shelby and Lyndsey helping clean up the dishes after lunch- I'm hoping this wellingness to help will last!

Saturday, November 7, 2009