Sunday, January 26, 2014

Seth Turns 8!

Seth turned 8 on January 4th! We had both sets of grandparents over plus Cathy's family. We all had a good time! Somehow I didn't get many photos...

Seth's homemade ice cream cake, by request

Seth also had a birthday party with his friends the following weekend. It was held at Elite Mind & Body Gymnastics where Seth took a few classes and Isabelle still takes gymnastics classes. Seth and his friends had the whole gym to themselves! We provided the decorations and food and we all had a really good time.

Hannah L., Willa, Joey, Josh, Caleb

Treats time

Time to open presents

Isabelle brought her friend, Emma, along.

Did I mention parents could play too??

Shane attempting to pull up and over the bar (he didn't make it)

Me balancing pretty well on the beam

Parker and I had fun bouncing on the trampoline
Happy Birthday, Seth!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Chapman Family Christmas 2013

Our last Christmas party of the year was spent in Englewood on December 28 for our Chapman families. That day also happens to be Mom's (Barb's) birthday!  Dad's birthday is also in December, so we celebrated Christmas and their birthdays all in the same day.

Isabelle, pretty as a picture

Parker & Seth opening gifts

Mario Kart wii for Seth

Cousins Isabelle & Connor

Grandpa & Isabelle

Shane & Parker
Me & Parker
Sarah & Jon

Sisters Nancy & Barb

Katie & Travis

Mary & Jon

Jair & Mia

Sonya & Steve

Steve, Sonya & Nancy

Angel Sarah
Sisters Lori & Christy
I wasn't going to post this one, but I couldn't resist!
After the Christmas gifts were opened, we moved on to the birthday celebration for Mom & Dad.

Opening gifts from their kids

Dad received a flag box for Uncle Tom's flag, and Mom received a new camera she's had her eye on

These two look GREAT for their ages!!

We also attempted to get a photo of all the grandkids, since they are all rarely in the same place at the same time. It turned out pretty well, except for Parker who doesn't like to be in group photos.

We hope you all had a great Christmas season!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Christmas Day 2013

We had a blast on Christmas Day! The kids received a lot of things from Santa that they were excited about.

The scene on Christmas morning

An Imaginext helicopter

New blue monkey

With their stocking stuffers
 A few videos of the kids opening presents:

Santa left a note for each kid with the same message:

The kids dashed upstairs and each found another wrapped present. Here they are opening the last presents:

Parker's gift was a tablet for kids that he calls an iPad. Seth received an iPad mini and a cover for it. Isabelle was SO excited about getting an iPod Touch with 64GB that she actually cried! Tears of joy :)

Later in the day we went to Cathy and Steve's house and spent time with them along with Lance, Clyde and Diane. It was a great Christmas!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Campbell Family Christmas 2013

Our second Christmas celebration this year was spent at Diane and Clyde's house on December 21st. Cathy, Steve, Jessica, Jennifer, Jacob and Lance were also there for the day. It was another nice and relaxing day full of food, fun and gifts!

Happy Birthday, Jesus cake