Monday, January 2, 2017

Christmas 2016

We had another fun, busy Christmas with both sides of the family.  We started out with Ryan's Pre-K Christmas program.  Ryan was a shepherd and he was so excited for us to come and watch him!

My Mom and Dad spend the week leading up to Christmas with us.  The kids enjoyed all of the attention from Grandma and Grandpa and Grandma and Grandpa enjoyed watching the kids open their presents Christmas morning.

Annual Santa visit

Christmas Eve

Mom and Dad flew back to Phoenix on December 27th and we left for Omaha on December 28th.  We spent one night with Matt and Janelle.  The kids opened up more presents and then we went to the V for laser tag, arcade games, bowling and rock climbing.

We drove over to Matt and Kim's house the next day for Christmas with Andy's side.  They kids had a lot of fun playing with their cousins and the adults had a lot of fun catching up.  I wish we could all get together more often!

Singing, Cavities and Sox

Drew had a music program recently.  It appears he takes after his mom and dad and singing isn't his favorite activity.  They sang Bon Jovi though so we enjoyed it!

Ryan was the first of our kids to get a cavity and he got two.  Yikes.  The dentist said he would definitely need the laughing gas based on how he acted during the cleaning.  Surprising?  Hardly.  We practiced at home - getting called back, climbing into the big chair and breathing through the nose piece for the gas.  He was such a big boy during all of that on the actual day.  I'm convinced it was our practicing that helped!

What we did not practice was the contraption they put in the child's mouth to keep it open and separate the tongue from the side of the mouth they are working on.  He was not such a big boy once that went in his mouth and if I didn't know better I'd say that laughing gas was not flowing at all because he was anything but relaxed!  But, he and I survived and he has both cavities taken care of.

I also need to include a few pictures of Kayley with Sox.  She has become Sox's new best friend lately.