Saturday, December 25, 2010

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Merry Christmas from our family to yours! May you know and share the gift given to us this day long ago. Much love to all of you!

Friday, December 24, 2010

I'll Huff and I'll Puff...

and I'll.... yeah, you don't even have to finish that one! It will fall on its own :)
I thought a good project for Daddy and the girls would be making a gingerbread house and sleigh. The girls loved the idea and were so excited to work on it. Daddy got the house put together and it just kept falling over. No matter how many times we fixed it, added more icing, and took it apart to start over- it just didn't want to cooperate. I think they all still had a good time with our first gingerbread "house". Sometimes the "fails" are what make the best memories! Putting down icing to set the house in place

Decorating the house with candy after it had been put together 3 or 4 times

Looks pretty good right now!

It all came tumbling down! Oh well, they thought it was funny :)

Eating the candy and icing after they gave up on the fallen piece

We'll definitely try it again next year! I'll have to research the best methods for doing it since I'll have a 2 1/2 year old rough and tumble boy helping us out.

Christmas Baking

Christmas Eve means cookie baking day at the Kantro house. One of our traditions is to make cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve. This year we did chocolate chip with sprinkles instead of sugar cookies with icing- just to change it up a bit. The girls were excited to help. Michael was excited to watch and taste test them! Next year, he'll definitely be big enough to help his sisters.
Shelby waited all week to get to help in the kitchen

Lyndsey excited to make chocolate chip cookies with sprinkles

All my happy helpers (that includes Aunt Heather)!

Watch out for the little Cookie Monster!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Joyful Singers

The girls sang in the Temple Bible Church Children's Christmas Choir. They performed in both worship services this morning and did a great job! Here are a few pictures of the fun they had...

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Here comes Santa Claus...

We decided to head out to Christmas on the Chisholm Trail again this year. It even had a short parade for the kids. We stopped a saw Dane for a few minutes since he was working there and walked around to look at the craft booths set up on the streets. The kids enjoyed themselves and couldn't wait to tell Santa what they wanted this year.
My beautiful babies waiting for the parade to start

Shelby and Grace

Michael watching the parade

Lyndsey waving big as Santa went past

I LOVE this picture! He waved at Santa and smiled from the line but once he got in his lap- he wanted no part of it!

Post-Santa trauma

Shelby told Santa many things she wished for this year

Lyndsey told Santa a few random things she wished for (many of which she'd never said to me!)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Flashback Friday- Lyndsey's Christmases

My sassy, blue eyed girl! God's second blessing to us. Here's some snapshots of her Christmases...
Christmas 2006

Christmas Day 2006

Christmas Day 2007

Christmas 2007

Christmas Eve 2008

Christmas 2008

Christmas 2009

Friday Flashback- Shelby's Christmases

Ahhh, sweet memories! You all know I'm having a hard time with Shelby turning 7...this blog definitely did NOT help me out any. I cried looking back at how much she's grown.

Christmas 2004

Christmas Eve 2005

Christmas 2005

Christmas Eve 2006

Christmas 2006

Christmas 2007

Christmas 2008

Christmas 2009

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Wishful Thinking

Oh, how I wish I was this creative! We took the girls to Holland Gardens to look at the beautiful trees they decorate every year. I love seeing all the ideas they have but I wouldn't want to really spend that much to decorate a tree. I let the girls pick which tree they liked the most and took a picture of them with it. Shelby by the pink, sparkly tree (I'm sure it had a name but I can't remember)

Lyndsey by the Barbie/Princess tree (she wanted all the stuff to decorate ours like it)

Dane and Michael by the Tech tree of course

Thanksgiving round 3

Thanksgiving round 3: Shallowater with Grandma, Granddad, Aunt Sharon and Uncle Joe, Aunt Jana and Uncle Kent and Taylor and Colton, and Uncle Charlie

Michael stealing bites of dessert from Granddad after he'd already been eating Uncle Charlie's

Michael playing with Lyndsey's Super Why computer with Uncle Charlie

It was good to see everyone and we had a blast! We enjoyed food, fun, and football- what more could you ask for on Thanksgiving? We are thankful for all of our loving, wonderful family.

Family Fun Day

We decided to take the kiddos bowling since we couldn't go out in the wind while in Lubbock. They LOVED it and so did we!!! I think it may become a more common activity for us. The girls love to do it on the Wii so we figured it would really be a hit. Shelby is the ultra competitive bowler- she hated not getting strikes like she does on the Wii. Lyndsey is naturally pretty good at it- she didn't need the bumpers too much by the end. Watching her bowl was hilarious though- I wish I had video of it to give the full effect. Michael cheered and clapped for everyone as they had a turn. Lyndsey patiently waiting her turn to bowl

Shelby waiting to see if she got a strike

Lyndsey bowling with her pink ball of course :)

Shelby anxiously waiting her turn- I'm not sure she sat down more than 5 minutes the whole time we were there!

Michael playing peek a boo around the stroller with me- he is such a good sport about sitting and watching.
I am truly blessed to spend time with my kiddos and my husband. *I do have a picture of Dane bowling but I was nice and didn't post it- it wasn't even a bad shot it was a good action shot*