Monday, December 28, 2009

Merry Christmas

Our family just wanted to wish you a very, merry, late Christmas! We had a wonderful day, and hope that you did too. We had a family picture taken for Christmas cards, but it never actually made it into a card. I was a little bit disappointed since this was the first time in about 6 years that we haven't sent them out. Oh well, there's always next year.

Saturday, December 5, 2009


Today was the first day of basketball for Jarren and Maya. Jason is coaching both teams, we'll see how that goes. After the second game his throat was hurting pretty bad. Try talking over bouncing basketballs and noisy 5 and 7 year olds, plus noisy fans for 2 hours.

This is Jarren's 3rd year and he was totally excited. Although we will need to work on the pride factor with him. He thinks his team is definitely the best, as far as basketball skill is concerned. His game was at 8am, so just Jarren and Jason went. I'll try to get pictures next week.

Maya was excited, but a little bit nervous. She didn't want me or grandparents to go because she doesn't like people she knows to watch her; it makes her more nervous. I told her I could just hide my eyes sometimes. I guess that made it okay. Maya stayed pretty close to Jason during the game, but she played. She dribbled a little and she even shot the ball once. I was so proud of her! On our way home she said, "I love basketball!"

Thanksgiving Fun

I think the thing that Jarren was most excited for about Thanksgiving this year was the whipped cream. I know it sounds a little odd at first. But remember Jarren is only 7. My sister, Jessica was a willing player too. (Thanks Jess!) You spray as much whipped cream in your mouth as you can and then whoever can eat it first wins. Jarren won!

Thanksgiving Turkeys

It's a tradition in our family to make gumdrop turkeys every Thanksgiving. This year we made them at grandma's house. The kids all had fun making them, and had just as much fun eating them. Although keeping track of who made which one was pretty much impossible.