Monday, December 29, 2014

Chapman Christmas Party

December 27th we traveled to Englewood for the Chapman family Christmas party. Christy and Stephen were both home from out of state.

Parker, Shane, Seth & Isabelle

Lori, Connor and Jon




Parker covered Grandpa in bows

This year we tried a couple of new "events". First, four people formed a square using chairs for support (below) and balanced on another person's legs. Then, all the chairs were pulled out so that they were all balancing on each other! This was the first group. The second group was Barb, Carrie, Sarah and Christy.
Getting setup with the chairs
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The men took part in a cookie contest - they had to start with the cookie on their forehead and move it to their mouth without any hands.


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Also, on Sunday, December 28th was Barb's 71st birthday!! We celebrated with red velvet cake truffles. Somehow I missed getting a photo.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

These kids!

Grabbed a great shot of the three kids together!

We just made sugar cookies - yum!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Campbell Christmas

Last weekend we spent the day in Nelsonville celebrating Christmas with Clyde, Diane, Lance, Cathy, Steve, Jessica, Jennifer and Jacob. And this year we had surprise visitors from Tennessee - Cliff and Colton!

We played the annual Bingo game for lots of fun prizes. Seth and Parker helped Grandma call the letters/numbers.






Jacob wrote a Christmas play about the birth of Jesus.



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We all had a great time with fun, food and family!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Christmas Day 2014


Christmas Eve we made chocolate chip cookies for Santa and left him chocolate milk, grapes and carrots for the reindeer, and spread reindeer oats that Parker put together at pre-school on the front lawn.

Cookies
 Also on Christmas Eve, we made 3 houses out of foam craft.


We all woke up at 8:00 AM on Christmas morning. The kids went downstairs to find all of their presents from Santa under the tree!

Olafs for everyone!






In the afternoon, we got together with all these great people at Cathy and Steve's house:



Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Preparations

We spent a day or two preparing for Christmas:

Parker helped Dad with putting up Christmas lights


We all helped decorate the tree

Parker

Seth


Parker made Christmas plates

A finished plate

Attempt at a Christmas card photo

Seth's photo for our Christmas cards


Isabelle's Christmas card photo. Notice her unicorn pants!

The boys got balloon swords at a Christmas event at the new Grove City Mount Carmel
Also at Mount Carmel, Isabelle and Seth got a photo with Santa. Parker would not cooperate.

Elfie, our Elf on the Shelf, came to our house the day after we put up the Christmas tree. He was a good little Elf this year and the kids had fun finding him each morning after they woke up.

Merry Christmas!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Letters to Santa

A couple of weeks ago, the kids wrote letters to Santa and we all dropped them off at Santa's mailbox at our library.

Seth's letter was FILLED with toys he wants!


Mommy helped Parker write his letter:



Isabelle also wrote a letter, but wouldn't allow it to be posted on the blog.




Today we received letters back from Santa!






Sunday, November 9, 2014

Parker's 4th Birthday

Our little guy Parker turned 4!! Parker is such a sweet boy. He loves to laugh, have books read to him, play with stuffed animals, snuggle with Mommy, play with Daddy and watch Caillou, Clifford the Big Red Dog and Curious George. Parker helps put silverware away, rinse dishes, set the table for dinner and sweep the floor. He's definitely the healthiest eater of the kids... some of the foods he loves are apples, bananas, carrots, grapes, raisins, yogurt and spaghetti. Parker has fun going places... it doesn't really matter where, he just likes to get in the van and go! He's become more independent - he will play outside with Seth, Isabelle and our neighbor kids without Mom or Dad outside. We are very blessed.

On Saturday, we celebrated with family. Parker requested a Clifford cake.



Blowing out the candle


Laughing because of the big bite of cake on the fork!
Seth having a good time

Reading cards

Opening gifts
On Sunday, Parker's actual birthday, we made it a special day by going to Chuck E. Cheese's. Parker, Seth and Isabelle all had a good time playing games there!


A Clifford ride!




A motion ride
And what's Chuck E. Cheese without photos from the photo booth?



We also took some family photos with Parker!