Thursday, December 29, 2011

Just for fun

Austin was setting Denver up for being a really cool "skateboard dude" and I couldn't resist taking some pictures. Also a good excuse for a quick blog post.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Haircut time

On Saturday Denver got his second haircut ever. I LOVE the long curls but it gets to the point where it's a huge challenge to detangle it. And it's not worth the fight . . . right Denver? I'm so thankful for the little place right in our small town where they know how to cut his hair. Not everyone, in fact very few people, can cut African hair so it's important to find someone good. And that we have. This is the same place where I buy the product I use in Denver's hair. After some trial and error when Denver was first home, we found the best stuff ever. It's one thing - I very rarely use something with it - and if I did, it would be in the same line. The stuff rocks. And when I go get his hair cut (both times), the stylist comments on how healthy his hair and his scalp are. So that's always proof that we're doing something right.

Here are a few pics from the cut. He wasn't super impressed. He would have preferred to sit on my lap again like last time but I told him that he was a big boy now and could sit all by himself. Telling him he could wear a black cape just like Batman helped!

Deep breath Mommy . . . it's only hair. It will grow back!

This is what I got when I asked him to give me a nice smile.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Busy Birthday Weekend

This past weekend was our birthday weekend. I thought I better post some pics before they get even older! Austin was first on Friday - he turned eight! Oh boy - and I thought three was bad!
Practicing on his new skateboard makes up for having no snow on his birthday!

He even beat his mom at Settlers of Catan.

On Sunday Victoria turned 10. Double digits! Oh my . . . what am I going to do - all my babies are getting older! It's been a non-stop concert around here with her new karoake machine. So fun!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sleeping beside Santa

Okay, not really Santa. Much cuter than Santa really. This is what I woke up to this morning:

She came into our bed at some point during the night but neither Mike nor I realized she was wearing her Santa hat. Seriously, one of the best things to wake up to! I know I took a risk taking a picture of her this morning but I couldn't resist. And she slept right through it.

Hey look . . . it's me!

It's been way too long . . . again.

The adoption workshop we hosted a few weekends ago went really well. We had such positive feedback and so we are planning to host it twice a year with the next one being in March 2012.

We are gearing up for Christmas finally. We got our tree and the rest of the house decorated today - about two weeks later than usual. We went to a great Christmas presentation yesterday with the kids. Click here to see the details. It was so well done and all six of us loved it.

I don't have much else to say so I'll try to post some pics. Mike took a few of the kids in front of the tree before bed tonight.

And here's a nice group shot. Seriously, it was the best one.