Saturday, January 2, 2016

Mack's First BB Game

Mackenzie is playing basketball again this year & she just had her first game. It is so exciting to see how much she has improved over the years! I remember when she couldn't get the ball anywhere near the basket a few years ago, and now she can sink that ball! She's a little defensive warrior too! Mackenzie is one of the shortest players on her team, but she plays hard. It's going to be a fun season. The funniest thing during this game was watching Mackenzie and Kinley having this intense conversation on the bench...if only I knew what they were talking about!
That look...

Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas at the Lake

After a fun Christmas morning at home, we got ready and headed to the lake to have Christmas with Grandma & Grandpa Baldwin. I couldn't believe how warm it was...we got there before everyone else and we had the best time playing outside, throwing rocks in the lake, taking pictures & riding on the golf cart. We had Mexican food for dinner and then the kids were ready to dive into the presents! With 11 grandkids, there are a LOT of presents & the noise level is...well, LOUD!! Let's just face the facts...Christmas with your cousins is just fun! The kids got lots of new toys & cute clothes from Grandma & Grandpa Baldwin. My favorite gift of the night for sure was that Grandma Baldwin made a new quilt for Madison. I have been just sick ever since we lost the one she made for her birthday a few years back. Somewhere in our move from the old house, it just disappeared. I've been too sad about it and didn't want to admit that we lost it, but apparently the girls told her, because she made another one! She's the best!! =0) Another thing I'm excited about is the new sewing machine she got for the girls and me...now I just have to figure out what to do with it!! Mackenzie was running a fever all day long, but she was a trooper...just not fun being sick on Christmas. Christmas Day at the lake has become a fun tradition that I'm so glad we have.
Now, Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!!
Jonah and Madison were both asleep by the time we got there...they were exhausted from the excitement of Christmas morning at home!
Jonah really, REALLY likes Grandma & Grandpa Baldwin's Christmas train...it's just SO hard not to touch it!!! He sat in this chair for probably 30 minutes and finally he just couldn't resist...there was a bit of a casualty with one of the train cars, but hopefully Grandpa Baldwin can fix it!
I really, really disliked these family pics, but oh well!
This was the best one, because I wasn't in it...
Sweet little Elijah's first Christmas!
Ready...Set...GO!!!
Jonah loves his new "mow lawner!"
The banana in Jonah's stocking is one of my favorite Christmas memories! So, so funny!!!
It's so special that the kids have things like this that Grandma Baldwin made for them!