Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas--Round 1

Christmas 2009 has been a rousing success thus far. It was our year for Christmas Day with Jonathan's side of the family and we were grateful that everyone willingly traveled to Grand Rapids so we could host at our house. The girls had such fun preparing! Christmas Eve night was full of appetizers and story reading. Mali refused to put out cookies for Santa because "I made those for our FAMILY!". We woke up Christmas morning to gifts of penguins, lions, books, games, gift cards, bikes, and tunnels. We topped off the night with hotel swimming after lots of good old-fashioned hanging out. It was decided that pasta is a new holiday tradition and of course, we couldn't do without Grandma Deni's spinach balls. Click here for all of the pictures.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Snow bunnies and other costumes

Several generous Santas have been supplying my girls with quite the variety of costumes...

Joy to the World!

Merry Christmas from the Ward family. December 25th may be over, but it still is the Christmas season and we're taking full opportunity to celebrate our Savior's birth. Rejoice! Our King is here.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Five Months Old

She's been a charmer this month! Carrigan has learned to devour rice cereal and looks forward to being part of the table during dinner time each evening. Attempts at applesauce and peaches have not been nearly as successful. Maybe we'll have better luck with veggies? She also now loves her jumper and exer-saucer and kicks her feet for anything fun. Her sisters continue to adore her--until she grabs their hair. Speaking of hair, for the record, she certainly not bald--just fair and blond. Maybe she'll grow up having more fun?

Friday, December 18, 2009

Preschool Celebrations

Mali had her debut in the Our Savior's preschool program this week. (I'll attempt to post a video of it someday!) The kids did a fantastic job of proclaiming the good news even though they missed quite a few practices due to snow days. Brinn was content to be the "clapper" and pose for pictures before and after the program. Carrigan played the role of angel, as she often does, and spent most of the time snoozing in her car seat. And yesterday Mali had her first ever school Christmas party with candy cane shaped rice-krispy treats and snowball basketball. Now she's on Christmas break!