Sunday, November 30, 2008

Getting Ready for Christmas

Jasmine helps with the nativity.
Jessica puts the tree together each year.

The girls make cookies.
The police department Explorers help with security at the mall during the holidays. Ty volunteered 6-10 p.m. and then tried the girls' cookies.

Adam helped clean the carpet for the kid's party in a couple of weeks.

We had hoped to put up all the outside lights this weekend but it rained all weekend. So we did carpets instead. Yay rah. But it needed done. The tree is up with lights and garland but no ornaments yet. Next Saturday is the big Christmas parade and the Saturday after that is the kid's party--teens only.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving pictures

We used to have a tradition that each child would get a Christmas book on Thanksgiving. Now that they are older, there aren't that many Christmas books for them so we've replaced that tradition with a new one of building Gingerbread houses.
The girls worked together on one house and the boys on another.

Finishing touches

Done. And with this being FL and having ants year around, they made them and then ate them.

Guys cooking

Doesn't everyone look thrilled??

Friday, November 28, 2008

Skate park

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Sleep out last night.

Rick & Kathy
Not sure about this.

Dad and girls
Better one
Tyler, Adam, Jessica, Jasmine

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Start of holiday

Early release today.

Jasmine got home at 11:20. Ty & Jessica got to leave before lunch because Jessica drove to school today (the bus riders left right after lunch) and they got home at 11:30. Adam got home at 1:20 (his school starts later).

We went to Target and Toys R Us for a few hours and then came home.


Listening to music.

Making an adoption prayer chain.

Pizza and Journey to the Center of the Earth.
Tyler & Jasmine