Sunday, December 20, 2009

And Then She Turned 7!

Shantel Marie
was born
December 17,2002 at 11:34 am
7 lbs 13 Ounces
20 inches

I can't believe that just 7 years ago this beautiful girl was born. What an adventure it has been. Walking into the hospital for a 7am induction and delivering her just a short 3 1/2 hours later. I remember the nurse saying we were having a redhead before she was even born and by George she was right. She still has that head of crazy thick red hair!

When she was born Gary came home with the idea of starting a Birthday tree for her to giver her birthday a little something special due to the fact that Christmas is just right around the corner. We decorate it in non-Christmas items (usually the theme of her party) and set it up her birthday week.
Her new bike!

She insisted on a Chuck E Cheese Birthday party this year. I gave in of course...because less work for me right??? I let her invite 5 little friends from school and they had a blast playing all the games..watching the "band" and eating pizza..what could be better?
Here is Keegan trying to play Skee-ball. He couldn't get the ball to the end so he decided to just walk up to it and throw them in the holes.
Shantel and the Big Chuck E Cheese himself after singing Happy Birthday!

The "Band"

Monday, December 14, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

I Know it is late, but out computer was down and out for about a week.
For Thanksgiving this year we got to celebrate with Gary's family along with some of his cousins he hasn't seen in like 20 years. It was fun to see the people Gary grew up with and meet new family (10 years later).

Gary battling the guest of honor!
The Cute Waldron Kids
Big and Little Gary's
Grandma and Kallie having chocolate pie!Who doesn't put olives on their fingers?
Of course we had to partake in the Black Friday Sopping deals. However, I did NOT do the crazy midnight madness or early shopping this year..I felt like sleeping and going later that day. After I got home and we had some delicious turkey soup that Gar made we all got our jammies on and decorated the Christmas Tree! The kids had a blast putting out all the decorations. Keegan kept wanting to put the ornaments up high so Kallie couldn't reach...ummm how about so HE can't reach!
Of course the family photo by the tree! The Final Product!
After the tree was trimmed and the halls were decked we settled down on the couch and snuggled together while we watched Polar Express...little did I know I would be watching 10 times a day for the next month.