Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Morning


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This gal of mine wanted a dog.  I didn't want a dog.  I convinced her of bunnies.  Roger was harder to convince.  She has been desperate for months.  DESPERATE!  Some friends are moving away and they didn't want to take their rabbits.  I was expecting a bigger reaction for sure but she is happy to have rabbits.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Song

Our kids rock. We did this song in church on Christmas Day and they rocked. This song is not easy for a little girl that doesn't know how to read music and is matched up with her loud mom! Jt played his part on the organ and he nailed it. They are so awesome. I like to tell people that this is why I made them. :)




Ps- I may look prego but I am NOT!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Eve Tradition

We have a couple Christmas Eve Traditions that Roger and I started back when we 1st were married 12 years go.  After the tradition of going out for Chinese Food that Roger's family has been doing for forever, we make 2 ornaments.  1 is that we all write down on our own sheet of paper something we want to give to Jesus (think overcoming a bad habit or starting a good habit) then we wrap it up in a little box and put it on the tree.  The other ornament is our family picture that we decorate and hang up.  The kiddos single handedly decorated the tree this year and then I scooted all the pics to one side to show off our pics :)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Choir and Band Performance and Holiday Concert

My 3 older kids all participated in concerts this holiday season. Jt was in all 3 (band, choir, and class), Rory did Choir and Simmy did his class music.



 Simmy's teacher was kind enough to help with babies for a bit of it.  Love Her!



Not only was JT in all 3, he had the unique opportunity to play 4 instruments in the class program.  He was amazing.

If you would like to pretend like you were there, you can watch these poorly shot videos that have a finger smudge on the lens.  :)


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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Family Pictures

This fantatic step sista of mine came in town for her husbands side of the family Thanksgiving but I stole her to take these awesome family pictures. Muchas Gracias!!









Friday, December 16, 2011

More Reunion

Grandma and Grandpa did some fun projects during the reunion.  Grandpa made this cool playhouse/museum/gingerbread house and grandma painted it with the kids.



Grandma made this moseics with the kiddles too.  Didn't they turn out GREAT!!


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Phases

If I have learned anything having 5 kids its that kids have their own personality and that a lot of things going on is just a phase.  Thankfully and Sadly.


I am thankful that Levi is entering a new phase.  He is FINALLY becoming reasonable.  If he asks for a treat I can tell him to wait until after dinner without freaking out.  If I put him in bed he will stay in it.  If I ask him to clean up before doing something he will. Just today he has used the bathroom on his own (he is potty training himself), he cleaned up toys and emptied the dishwasher silverware.  He is still a lot of noisy work but I have been longing for this reason with him phase to begin.  When they figure out if-then statements real disciplining begins.


Michael is a crack up.  I know I mentioned this before but seriously, this kid falls asleep everywhere everyday.  He has even been eating at dinner with his eyes closed then gets out of the highchair and is awake for a couple more hours.  The part that cracks me up is not only that he falls asleep eating but he keeps eating for another 10min. 
 



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Just this week he has entered a new phase.  I really don't have to keep a major eye on him if a bathroom door is open which is nice because too many peeps leave the door open. But- he is now climbing.  Major Major Major bummer.  He is climbing onto the computer desk.  He is climbing on the table. He is climbing on the counter.  Nothing is safe.  I HATE THIS PHASE!  But- I know it is just a phase.
 
He is also becoming more vocal and one of his favorite things to say is "Hi-JT"  He was doing it over and over before I grabbed the camera and he decided he was done with his bath.  Too cute!
  
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Friday, December 9, 2011

Simmy's Day

Oh Simmy Jimmy!  I love that you are 7 now.  I loved being 7 and it has been my favorite # ever since.  I know telling you you were the best baby, the best cuddler, and all the bests you have been has made you cocky but they really are true.  You are really amazing. Perfect? Nope.  Human? Maybe.  You light up the world with your silly laugh, sharing heart and charming smile.  175 words per minute? Seriously?  What 1st grader does that?  


Having birthdays so close has really come in handy.  1st Disneyland Passes for free and now we were able to go to Wahoos- just me and you and play play play.  I had a blast with you.


I love you buddy- you and all of your boyness of not wanting to ever change your clothes or brush your teeth or comb your unruly hair.

You are destined for greatness in one way or another.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Reunioun 2011

The Original Titmi kids, parents, their spouses and offspring all met for an adventure at our home for Thanksgiving.  13 wee ones (1-13 years old) and 11 adults squoze themselves in and I think our house and 2 trailers in the yard handled the load decently enough.  1 lovely sis stayed for a wonderful 10 days from EnglandAnother came for a week from Cali, and a brother came for 4 days from Florida. The last Bro and Parents are here already.


We played, swam, ate, movied, crafted, danced, talent showed, projected, ice skated, birthdayed, musiced, shopped, family picted, video gamed, karaoked, parked, jumped, destroyed toy rooms and sicked.























So happy this happened- Thanks Em for starting the adventure and GNGT for helping host!