Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Christmas Adventures Part 1

December 1: Set up Little People Nativity
This seems to be one of the favorite Christmas adventures every year. This year, Kyle and Emily started talking about getting out the Nativity about the middle of November! When we got it out, they used it to act out the Christmas story. It was fun to see them using verses this year!


They made a video for their cousins to help them learn the Christmas story too. They normally include a lot more details, but I think they were a little nervous being in front of the camera.




December 2: Ionia Light Parade
We didn't get to do this adventure. The kids were having a rough day listening and following dirrections, so they lost the privlage of going to the parade. (We did go to the Silver Bells Parade in Lansing the week before, so they did get to see at least one Christmas light parade this year.)

December 3: Live Nativity
Aunt Karen, Uncle Larry, Taylor, and Anthony came up and went with the kids and I to see our church's live nativity. It wasn't too cold and we enjoyed hearing the Christmas story from a differnt perspective and seeing Brent as a sheppard!

December 4: Put up Window Decals



December 5: Watch Elf

December 6: Make Snowman Decorations





December 7: Make Wreath Decorations




December 8: Make Snowflakes



December 9: Make sugar cookies
Aunt Kara was here and helped us cut out our sugar cookies!

December 10: Decorate sugar cookies







December 11: Watch Charlie Brown Christmas

December 12: Buy toys for Toys for Tots



Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Thank You Tree

As always, we have so much to be thankful for!! Here's what we wrote on our Thank You Tree this year!







Keyla Brent Emily Kyle Colby Peyton
Jesus Our Family Ice Cream Cheeseburger Spider Movies Salsa
Brent The Cross donuts Feather head sharp tooth Jesus Crayons
Kiddos Ministry The Cross The Cross Go Noodle Mommy
Grandparents Our House Water Taco Dinos Teradactol Diapers
Parents Happy Faces Great Grandma Johnson Go Taco Dinos Boob
Teens Broken Body Bob Peyton and Mommy T-Rex Shoes
Doctors Monkey Bars Butterflies Grass Everything Elmo
Church Family Sleep Mommy Butterflies Procupines Candy
ICI God Already Knows Daddy Velocoraptor God's Broken Body Toys
Hoscpice Books Our House Queen Dot to Dots Boob
Washer and Dryer ICI Family Tornados Tornados Marshmellows
Food Football God Long Necks Paws Tree
Brent's Teaching Blood ICI Football Paw Patrol Seats
Exercise Snickers Candy  M & M's  Quiet Teeth
Cars Tacos Megan Legos ICI Thank you tree
Clean Water Sir Pizza Sir Pizza Fruit Cookies Bananas
Cookies Parents and Bob Pizza Snakes and Pizza Snakes Snacks
Sleep People Sharing Chairs Peyton Peyton Sleeping Parade Parade
Sunshine Sunshine Rainbows Zoo Ice Cream Bob
Hoodies Celebration Upsidedown Rainbows Dinos Rainbows Grandma
ER Staples Colby Daddy Colby Toy Friends
Gymnastics Pie Kyle Kyle Emily Batman
Pie Board Games Apple Pie Chocolate Pie Apple Pie Burpie
Urgent Care Cloth Diapers Pheradactyl Bees B Mama