Monday, January 18, 2016

New Years Eve 2015

The days between Christmas & New Years were filled with urgent care visits, pediatrician appointments, antibiotics, & lots of napping! Donna & the boys all ended up with a round of bronchitis & 2 of the boys had double ear infections to boot. Luckly everyone got a z-pack & was on the mend by New Years so we were still able to make our trip to Grandma's house.

We did the typical New Years Eve festivities, just a bit earlier so the boys could get to bed on time & continue to get the rest they needed.

Where did this CHILD come from & where is my baby?!
Garren LOVED sparklers & had no fear at all, 
Caden & Kellan loved them but were a little nervous holding onto them.

The boys love to toast with drinks of any kind & even with food sometimes, so we got them some sparking grape juice to bring in the New Year with. They thought it was pretty special.


News Years Day we exchanged Christmas gifts with Grandma. She spoiled us all as usual.

The boys have become gift opening experts! They got remote control cars, hooded towels, clothes & sticker books from Grandma.

They helped Grandma open her gifts too!

The boys requested an Ikea trip while we were there & really who could resist a trip to Ikea???

Excited to shop!!!

And FINALLY we had a tiny bit of cool weather roll in so we broke in Grandma's new fireplace with a fire & some marshmallow roasting. Grandma did this whole patio pretty much herself, digging out the grass, putting in a drain, leveling the ground, & laying the stones. My brother in law built the fireplace/grill for her & we helped her cut the stones around the edge. Grandma is seriously a rockstar!!!

New fireplace

New patio table

New lounger

Dinner & a fire :)


Grandma & the boys

Grandma & Kellan

First time roasting marshmallows...



2015 was a pretty awesome year for us & so far we've had a great start to 2016! 

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