Thursday, January 21, 2010

Word to the Wise

Make sure you are clear, undeniably clear when you explain to your 4 year old that their mouth is numb (after leaving the dentist office) and that they need to be very, very careful. Because they might just not quite understand the severity of the situation and innocently bite a hole right through their lip!

Thanks to our wonderful dentist he gave us some helpful medicine to keep it from causing her to much pain after the numbness wore off!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

I can think of no better way to celebrate the New Year than with a
NO Adults-Grand Kids ONLY New Years Eve Party!!!!!

The festivities consisted of Twister, a Play dough sculpting competition, Glow in the dark hide-n-seek, Mario Cart competition, DDR, Puzzle put together, Fireworks, Screaming so loud you wake the neighbors and of course lots and lots of food!!! Followed by a sleepover and a french toast breakfast in the morning!!

Here they all are (or at least the ones who managed to stay awake until midnight) with their hats, horns and noise makers ringing in the new year!!! Thanks Mom & Dad it was great to be able to have a New Years Eve party with our friends!!!!! And even better being able to sleep in after staying up until 3:00 in the morning playing games!!!! Hope you two get some sleep after the party you guys had!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Christmas Time!

My kids hate when I make them stand by the Christmas tree for pictures
because it always takes us 20 min. because Davin will not cooperate, this is honestly
the only picture where he even looks decent!

Here we were able to get a normal smile, I guess because it is genuine, he was truly excited about getting his first BB gun!

Skylar got her baby and a new 4 wheeler, we had a hard time keeping up with her before, now that she has her own wheels it is really going to be tough!!!

Rylie is at the age where clothes have replaced toys and after a long talk with Mr. Clause, Mrs. Clause was finally able to convince him that she needed a "for emergencies only" (yea right) cell phone! I was as happy as Rylie was for this gift, I can't tell you how many times I have given her my phone only to realize I really feel naked without it and who is she suppose to call when I don't have a phone for her to reach me! (now you all know my side of the argument)!!!

Ashton got a new bike it was all she really wanted, good thing she is such a good girl!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Party Party Party!!!!!!

Nana & Papa Jacks Christmas party!!!!

All the grand kids sang the Nativity song and opened one of their favorite gifts, the matching Christmas PJ's!

Finally it was time for the long awaited Elf hunt. Where all the kids get their hats on and start looking for clues that have been left by Nana's elf. The hunt takes them all over the house and eventually to the magic spot where the Elf left them each a present! This picture has all of my parents Grandchildren in it except for my brother Aaron and his wife's kids, who live in Iowa. They were busy celebrating not only Christmas, but the birth of their new twin girls (on December 22) making a grand total of 5 under 5 and all girls, yeah we were all wishing them the best of luck!!!!!!

The Johnston Family Party!

It is always the best party ever when you-know-who makes a surprise visit.

The Ekins Family Party!!!!!

This new game was a hit with the kids!!! It started as a HUGE ball of toilet paper and the kids passed it around hoping that as it crossed their lap they would unravel a prize. Everyone came up a winner with tons of candy, prizes, toys and trinkets!

Let's Make A Deal, hosted by Grandpa Ekins is always a family favorite!!!
You just never know what you will end up with. This year Rylie gambled and came home with a purple Easter egg she was hoping was filled with some money and it was a shiney new penny! Oh well ,there is always next year!!!!!
Grandma Toni's Party!!!!

It is always fun to go to Grandmas house because we usually only see this side of the family once a year!!! We always play a giant game of BINGO where there are so many prizes the kids come home with "rustley" sacks full of everything from hotel shampoos to Christmas decorations to candy to card games!!!! Every year Grandma gives all of her 22 Great Grand Children hoodies or sweatshirts which they all love!!!!