Thursday, December 27, 2012

6 Month Pictures!!

Where has the time gone?  It seems like I just took Ryan in for his 3 month pictures!  Taking Ryan is so different than with Drew and Kayley.  We were always lucky to have one or two good poses with them.  On the other hand, Ryan loves the camera!  The minute we walked into the photo area he started smiling.  He saved his biggest smiles for whenever we would pick him up between pictures, but I really can't complain because I thought we got some good ones!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!!

Andy, the kids and I had a great Christmas Eve and Christmas.  The kids are at such a fun age for Christmas.  The pure excitement they showed yesterday waiting for Santa was so fun to watch!  They won't stay this little for long so we are trying to enjoy it while we can!

Kayley spent most of Christmas Eve day in the pajamas Macie brought for her.

Ryan spent a lot of time on the floor playing with his new toys.

I managed to get the kids together for a picture before we went to church for the Christmas Eve service. 

This morning the kids were up bright and early, but we managed to hold them off until about 7:30.  We had to wake Ryan and didn't want to wake him too early or we would all pay for it later.  :-)


After we finished opening presents, we played all day with the kids and their new toys!  It was fun, but exhausting at the same time!  They didn't play with any one toy too long because they wanted to play with everything, but they definitely already have their favorite toys.

Ryan with Sophie the Giraffe

He loved his hat!

Kayley brought Ryan into her princess tent to play

Drew counting out my change

Kayley showing off her bitty
baby, purse and slippers

Drew getting Dad with his new nerf gun

Drew and his aircraft carrier

Kayley made us dessert with her easy bake oven

We need to talk to her about proper hygiene in the kitchen.
I found her band aid in the frosting bowl!  Luckily, she
had a "hurt" finger that wasn't really hurt (no blood)
so I think we are ok, but this could still be gross! 

We finished the night off with twister

Kayley is down

And Kayley is done!

Merry Christmas!!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Thiel Family Christmas

We hosted Andy's side of the family for Christmas this past weekend and had a great time!  It was a short stay for everyone, but we had a lot of fun and the kids played hard all weekend.  Weekends like this make me wish we all lived closer and were able to see each other more often!

Ryan got some bonding time with his cousins.

Ryan giving Macie a kiss

Noah, Ryan and Macie

JD and Ryan

We celebrated JD's 5th birthday with Spiderman cupcakes.

Noah, Kayley, JD, Macie and Drew

Noah, Kayley, Brandon, JD, Madison, Ryan, Macie and Drew

The kids took pictures with Grandpa and sang us Christmas songs.  Really, Macie sang us Christmas songs and the rest of the kids joined in on the chorus every now and then!  My kids couldn't even remember the songs they sang this year at school!  They cleary take after me.


And we opened presents!

Kayley opening an easy bake oven from Matt & Kim
Noah helping Ryan open a hippo ball popper

JD opening a present from Grandpa

Noah's suitcase from Grandpa

Macie opening a present

Kayley's ATV from Matt & Kim

Drew's basketball hoop from Mitch

Kayley getting ready to bake some chocolate chip cookies

Macie and Kayley about to enjoy the cookies they made!