Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas 2008

Days 3, 4, 5 have brought much adventure. Starting at the bottom Scott and Ethan went to the Colorado Avalanche game and brought back a hockey helmet for Evan and Ethan. Meanwhile Evan received a rudolph red nose and Emma was posing with her straigtened hair.

Then Christmas Day came and the kids had great fun opening lots of presents. Elmo seemed to be theme for Evan of which Elmo Live Guitar now only plays in Spanish. Ethan got a Storm Trooper costume (seen below) and Emma got a Nintendo DS.

We ended Christmas Day sledding outside our house and had tons of fun. Eli hung out in the house with his Mana and Papa.

Merry Christmas to all!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Childress Family Christmas Vacation - Day 1 & 2

This year the Childress Family, Murray Family, Price Family and King Family ventured to Breckenridge, Colorado for Christmas. After adjusting to the altitude by drinking lots of water, we have now begun our days of fun, sledding in the front yard and skiing the slopes of Breck (see Ethans video below). Stay tuned for more updates....

Jocelyn & Amber on the lifts Ethan and Eli hanging out Jonathan, Jocelyn and Amber

Eli smiling for mommy Evan getting ready to play in the snow Jocelyn sledding outside our house

Hannah sledding Daddy & Ethan playing in the snow

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Eli - 2 months old

Eli is 2 months old now - he is full of smiles and growing bigger every day. He weighed 9lbs 12oz at his 1 month check up and now at 2 months weighs over 12 lbs. He goes for his official 2 month checkup at the doctor next week.

Thanksgiving - 08

Thanksgiving 2008 -

Ethan and Emma at their school dressed up for their Thanksgiving performance

Evan and Emma playing outside on Thanksgiving Day with their cousin Jocelyn

Ethan playing soccer with Uncle Zac while cousin Taylor poses a silly face for the camera

Evan playing with cousin Hannah and later Hannah and Kaitlin hanging out with Uncle Bill

Here's what the guys did all weekend, sit on the couch and watch Football

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Fall Festival 2008

Our church puts on a great fall festival for kids. There are lots of games, candy and bounce houses. Ethan decided to be an army guy this year. Emma made up her own costume and name for the costume, she was a butterfly fairy princess. And Evan was spiderman. We always bring along our favorite nanny Tasha (the adult seen below playing the games with the kids), thanks Tasha you're awesome! Our friend Erin was the fairy godmother and she walked around passing out candy to all the kids. And our cute little penguin below is Evan's friend Levi.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Update - 3 weeks

Its been 3 weeks now and Eli has grown a whole lot. In fact he went home from the hospital weighing 6 lbs 11 oz and at 2 weeks he weighed 8 lbs 1 oz.

The kids are adjusting wonderfully. Evan is very sweet to his baby ei (which is how he pronounces it). Emma fell at school, cracked her tooth and had to have it pulled. She thinks its pretty cool since her brother Ethan has already lost 6 teeth and has gotten lots of money from the tooth fairy. Ethan had his 6th birthday this week and got a Nintendo DS from Mom and Dad.

Eli has shown us (see below) that he is NOT fond of his car seat. This reminds us of his sister Emma who always cried in the carseat until she was 6 months old.

All and all we are doing great, mom seems to be the only one still adjusting to the lack of sleep. Everyone else is sleeping just fine.