Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Matt's big project

We were trying to figure out a good seating arrangement for all 7 of us at the kitchen table.  We have a dining room, but it is carpeted and I'm not up for taking up the carpet and putting in new flooring and I'm not up for cleaning the carpet weekly. I also like to have that room for the kids to do legos/geo trax/ puzzles/ trains/ Lincoln logs and gate it off from the little kids.
We decided Matt would build benches and I would paint them.  They have storage in them and turned out fabulous.  Now we just need to find time for Matt to build us a table.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Playing with my camera

While the little guy was sleeping peacefully in my arms, I played around with the color settings on my camera.

 The little girls had a dance party.

 Matt took the little girls out to play before the weather turned cold again.
They had a blast getting muddy.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas #3

Matt's parents came down and we exchanged presents.
Jo and Lucy got a kindle.
 Lucy got a Belle dress.

 Ally got Molly.
 Ben got a Colts jersey.

 And cowboy boots.

 and a knight costume.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Day- 2

We got together with my mom and siblings in the afternoon.
There were lots of us.  17 to be exact. 

We finished the day with a fun game of scum.  

Christmas Day- 1

Why do we have to have a picture taken?
 And tears because we just want to open presents.

 Ben was in charge of opening Briggs gifts.
 He did a great job.

 Opening gifts from Great Grandma Angie.
 Ally got much needed snow boots.
 The kids also got magnetix from Grandma Angie.  They love these tiny magnets.
 They also got Lincoln logs.  These are a favorite with the kids.