|Let the party begin|
Monday, December 26, 2011
All the planning and preparation have come to completion. The big day is over and we are sitting in the living room pondering over another Christmas come and gone. It was quiet even though the house was pretty full. All the girls took naps except Sophie, so everyone was in good spirits. Stockings were the main attraction this year. Food was plentiful as always. The only thing that would have made the day better would have been for the Sikora family's presence. We missed them so much.
Last Thursday was cookie day at Pa & T's house. It took all day to bake the cookies since there were so many girls involved. Actually, Hayley did all the baking and the rest of us tried to keep up with the little girls. Too many Indians and not enough chiefs.
Elli enjoyed from a distance
Heidi mixes up some famous caramel corn
Pa helped with the littlest angel
Check out all those sprinkles.
Monday, December 19, 2011
That's right.....I am blogging again. We celebrated Heidi's 30th birthday yesterday at J. Gilbert's in Columbus. Most of the family was there. Once again, we missed our Sikora crowd. The little ones were quite well behaved throughout dinner. Pa cannot remember all of the grandchildren's names anymore. That is what he has me for I guess. Enjoy a few pics from our evening.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Can it be true that it has been four months since I have posted? Busy, busy, busy.....much going on. Just watching 7 grandchildren grow up is enough to keep me going. Then I have had to get used to a new teaching assignment this year. I have been teaching 1st - 5th graders in Physcial Education as well as my high school Health classes. The little ones have added much joy in my work days. As we prepare to celebrate Christmas, there is much anticipation as we have added to the family again this year. Elli and Evie will be with us at the Knisley home as the mantle is getting crowded. John is always proud to decorate for Christmas. Enjoy a few samples of what we have been up to lately.
Genevieve Eryn shows up 3 weeks early
Elliana is growing fast
Evie spent 2 days in Children's Hospital with a virus
Our 2011 Christmas tree (strikingly similar to 2010 tree)
15 stockings this year - running out of room
John puts a lot of detail into his decorations