Monday, December 28, 2009

More Christmas!!!

Super sleepy kids!!!! We actually had to wake them up to open presents!!!! Matt and I couldn't wait any longer!! We started with stockings!!

The kids were so excited!! They love all of their presents!!

Our living room was a complete mess of wrapping paper and presents. It was awesome!!

Celebrating Christmas at Grandma Darla's!! Durant and cousin Camden hanging out!

Ana enjoying her new princess dress up clothes!! She put all of the clothes on at the same time!!!

Ezra and Carter having fun with their new Webkinz!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas!! We had a lot of fun celebrating Ezra and Jackson's first Christmas Eve!!!

All the kids watching as Grandma was getting the gifts ready!

Ana sat and waited so patiently to open her first gift!

She loves her new baby!!

Durant learned how to pump all by himself on the swing this year so Grandma bought him an ornament to represent that!!!

The boys enjoyed their first Christmas. Ezra was amazed at how much he has already gotten. He said, "and I still have tomorrow Christmas too"

Carter was so excited to open the pink poodle Webkinz that he has been wanting!! Way to go Grandma!!

Jackson got the hang of opening presents in no time!!!

Thanking Grandma for all the great gifts!!

Merry Christmas from Matt, Nikki, Ezra, Carter, Jackson, Durant, and Ana!! We pray you feel the love of Jesus with you!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

My Ana!

4 years ago today Matt and I kissed our baby girl for the very first time!! Having Ana in our life has been amazing!!! She has taught us so much about how to live each day. She is such a strong girl who knows what it means to fight for her life. Here's a little video of Ana. She is looking for her Dad who isn't home at the time. She's a persistent little girl.

Matt and I honestly fall more in love with Ana everyday. She is such a special little girl. She may not be able to tell us what she wants to be when she grows up or play like the other kids can, but she can give us the best hugs and kisses and make us laugh out loud. She is by far the BEST snuggler ever!!!

Ana has taught our family how to love better and cherish each other. She loves to laugh and play. She has her very own unique style which is what makes Ana, Ana!!! Rain jacket on a sunny day...... swimming suit on in the middle of winter....... just to give you an idea!!!

Happy 4 years being home Ana!
We love you so much!
We thank God for choosing us to be your Dad and Mom!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Ezra, Carter, and Jackson are all in basketball this winter. For Jackson, this is his first time being on a team. It's a parent child class. He's enjoying the time with Dad. Even though he doesn't understand the game at all, he is still have fun trying!

Carter's first game was last weekend. He did awesome!! He really enjoys playing basketball. They ended in a tie game! Way to go #21!!

Ezra had his very first basketball game ever Tuesday night. Up until 4 months ago, he had never even dribbled a basketball. This kid is sure brave to go out for a sport he's never played. He did well out there!!! Way to go #11!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

oops missed this one...

I guess I must have missed this post.

These are some pictures from when we went to Heather's house to celebrate the October birthdays. The kids had a lot of fun with their pumpkins!

This is a picture of Durant at school with his good friend Cy!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas Decorating!

Here are some more pictures from getting our tree. The kids thought this little one was pretty cute!

Carter turning on the lights when it was all decorating.

It was really different having 7 people decorate the tree at the same time. I will admit it may not be the prettiest tree ever, but it was decorated with love. There are some branches with about 6 ornaments on it that seem to be right about the height of Jackson!

We had fun and we ended the night by watching the movie Elf. I hope it was a good first Christmas memory for the new boys.