Rain + traffic + a car full of kids + loads of fun fun fun!
We arrived at Grandma and Grandpa's house safe and sound.
The kids enjoyed playing with all the different toys.
Breakfast was a treat-- the kids ate straight bowls of sweet cereal instead of mixing it with Cheerios, corn flakes, or rice krispies. Only at Grandma and Grandpa's!
Jonny helped Grandpa with his morning suduko.
Sveta made sure Rachel got to the table for her mini-birthday party since Grandma and Grandpa will miss it.
How cute-- a birthday cookie!
Saturday morning we opened presents.
While everyone was getting situated I did Anastasia's hair.
We took turns opening gifts one at a time. I was surprised when Grandma and Grandpa started opening a gift from Jonny. I hadn't taken him shopping.
How cute! Jonny asked if he could open and eat these candies that he got for his birthday. I said sure. Who knew he would save one for Grandpa! It was the sweetest thing ever!
Alex loves his Iron Man robot!
I can't wait to try my new digital meat thermometer!
Anna was so excited to get this doll. Anastasia thought it was pretty cool too!
William and Andrew got new roller skates. Even the rain could not stop them.
Paul and Jonny got new remote control cars so they could race!
Told you he loves playing with his new robot!
Christmas dinner was prepared by many hands.
The prime rib turned out beautiful!
Christmas dinner was wonderful. Matt and Jen, and my Mom joined us.
This was Adam's serving of dessert! A growing boy has got to eat!
And finally--- I would like you to meet Connie.
She seems to be sick, but we doing our best to nurse her back to health.
Isn't she adorable? And look at Sveta our mother hen-- she adores this puppy so much!