And Then There Were Four

To my family far, far away, this is for you. Here is my attempt at blogging about my life with two kids, a full-time job and "Keeping up with the Jones'". One day at a time.

Christmas Morning.  Seriously, do you see all of these toys?  Nana and Papa went a bit crazy this year…just like every other year.

Christmas Eve at the Jensen’s.  We counted 99 people in attendance this year!  Another wonderful event with Santa, good food, caroling, and lots and lots of presents. 

Christmas Eve in Wisconsin…the Gray Photo Shoot

Xmas in Wisconsin Vol: II

Playtime with family.  Kiki showed the kids how to find videos on YouTube.  They loved watching mini movies about the movie Frozen, which we still have not yet seen. 

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Hanging out with “Oh Biden”.

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Only at Nana’s house do we get double marshmallow Lucky Charms.

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"Naked babies" playing in the snow.

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Elizabeth loves her girls, Kiki and Nana.

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The tub at Nana and Papas is so much bigger than ours at home, so the kids swim to their heart’s content…and play with the bubbles that the jets make.  

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Sweet morning snuggles for Uncle Brian.image

The Gray men showing their muscles

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Christmas in Wisconsin 2013

Our annual Christmas trip to Wisconsin.  The kids are pros at airplane travel, and even wore their own backpacks this year.  imageThey watched airplanes, and ran around the airport to burn off needed energy.image

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imageJason bought them headphones, and they loved having their own personal media devices.  It was adorable.  

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Cookie decorating at Ava’s house.  

Elizabeth couldn’t wait to see her two friends, Mallory and Ava, for some cookie decorating.  Elizabeth was a good sport, using her own icing and graham crackers since we hadn’t tried out the cookies to determine an allergy.  She really only wanted the icing anyways.  They played with Barbie dolls, and Elizabeth chose the wedding Barbie.  There is a current obsession with marriage.  I’m hoping it’s because she has noticed photos we have put up from our own wedding, and not the *$(% Disney movies she is watching these days.  They also played dress up and jumped on the trampoline (while Mommy looked on with increasing anxiety).  

Elizabeth assembled this tree all by herself.  It must have been therapeutic since she’s been itching to touch the real tree and it’s ornaments, and we won’t let her.  

Elizabeth assembled this tree all by herself.  It must have been therapeutic since she’s been itching to touch the real tree and it’s ornaments, and we won’t let her.  

I love walking into Jack’s room and seeing this.  He LOVES to read!  He loves this truck book, The Little Blue Truck, The Hungry Little Caterpillar, and Ten Little Ladybugs.  He loves sticking his fingers in the holes in the caterpillar book, and I pretend to grab them.  He counts the ladybugs, and he ALWAYS skips five, but never misses “seben” (seven) or “yeben” (eleven).  

I love walking into Jack’s room and seeing this.  He LOVES to read!  He loves this truck book, The Little Blue Truck, The Hungry Little Caterpillar, and Ten Little Ladybugs.  He loves sticking his fingers in the holes in the caterpillar book, and I pretend to grab them.  He counts the ladybugs, and he ALWAYS skips five, but never misses “seben” (seven) or “yeben” (eleven).  

Elizabeth’s fall fun at LMPH.  Pumpkin carving, Trick-or-Treating, turkey-making, and feather decorating madness.  They even threw in a pizza party!