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

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.

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.

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.

 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 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!