Friday, January 7, 2011

Christmas Time...and some other pictures too!

Happy 2011!!! Wow, 2010 just FLEW by! I guess three 2 year olds keep us pretty busy thus making the days pass very quickly:-) We had a wonderful Christmas this year though. Although I'm not convinced the kids completely got the whole Santa thing, they definitely had a ton of fun opening their presents on Christmas morning:-D Leading up to Christmas, we played the "Elf on a Shelf" game with thim...which they loved! They named their elf Bob, ha! For those who are not familiar with this game, every night Bob "moves" to a new spot in the house after giving Santa a report on whether the kiddos were naughty or nice and then the kids have to find Bob's new hiding spot in the cute! We also read stories about Santa and the true meaning of Christmas, Baby Jesus' birth. All in all it was a wonderful holiday season:-D Here are our pictures from Christmas:

To start the Christmas weekend, we went to Grammy and Grampy's house on Christmas Eve to open presents and have brunch. Here is Harry with his new sit and spin:

Here are the girls opening one of their presents while Darma looks on

Grammy showing Olivia how to use her new piano

The trio watching the dancing Santa...they loved this funny thing!

With Grammy and Grampy:-)

For Christmas Eve dinner, we had over all the family for our traditional lasagna dinner. Here they are dressed up in front of our Christmas tree:

Olivia posing in front of the pretty!

Harry and Mads...she loved her pockets on her dress!

And here's the whole fam:-D

The kids were SO excited on Christmas morning when they look downstairs and saw their presents under the tree. They all shouted "presents!!!" and took off running to the tree. Here they go:

So fun!

They love their new really sucks up dirt!

Madeline opening her new Elmo present...she was so excited when she saw him!

Harry "talking" with their new Elmo

Olivia and Harry playing with their new beading set

Daddy took an arial shot of the christmas morning fun!

For Christmas day and dinner all the family met over at Nana's house for more presents and food. We had so much fun! Here the girls are with Aunt Leah and Nana opening with new grocery cart.

I realized that I hadn't posted any pictures of our winter time activities so I thought I would catch everyone up with our past 6 weeks or so. Daddy got a few extra days off around Christmas so we decided to take the kiddos to the Children's Museum (along with everyone else in town!) to see the Jolly Days exhibit. Unfortunately the line for the slide was WAY too long but the kids had a blast nonetheless. Here is Olivia running around the Playscape:

Madeline "driving" the backhoe
Harry taking Olivia for a cute!

Playing in the sand together

Madeline in the race car

And Olivia

And Harry too!

This was as close to the slide as we got...oh well:-)

With Christmas time this year, came our first trip to see Santa! We took the kids to the Christmas on the Farm at Traders Point Creamy where they had Santa, live reindeer and lots of yummy food. Here the triplets are waiting in line to see Santa:

Olivia was first to go and did great! Of course, when Santa asked what she wanted for Christmas she said "no" to everything he suggested. I guess she is an easy one!

Very quickly Harry wanted to join Olivia on Santa's lap and they both did great. But when we asked Madeline it was a different story....

This was as close as Madeline was going to get to Santa! Altough I consider it a huge success considering there was no tears:-)
Trying to pose in front of the beautiful Christmas Tree...Madeline wouldn't stop looking at to look at the camera....oh well!

Checking out the reindeer...they loved them!

December was unusually snowy for Indiana this year but it was fun to have a white Christmas! We took the kids out after the first snow at the beginning of December not sure what to expect considering last year they all three screamed when we took them out in the snow. It's amazing what a difference a year makes becuase they loved the snow! Daddy took them for a sled ride and taught them how to make snow balls. Here are our three little eskimos:


Sled ride...weeeeeee!

Although we made the decision to keep our fake tree considering I already have too many things to take care of in my house, Nana helped me take the kiddos to a local Christmas Tree farm for some fun. Here we are in front of a tree in their barn:

Nana with Madeline and Harry

Harry LOVED these big lights!

I just though this was such a cute recent picture of the girls...aren't they looking older?!?!

The triplets are still loving preschool. Their teacher Mrs. Truwe is a saint of a woman and takes such great care of the kiddos. Here is Olivia at their fall party:

Harry with his turkey

Madeline with Mrs. Truwe

Madeline is such a crazy little girl...she always has been! Here she is with Harry's hard hat and mommy's shoes on:-)

1 comment:

Laura and Jeremy said...

Cute pics! They are so big! Can't wait to see you all next month!