Sunday, December 27, 2009

Random Christmas 2009 Pictures

Ally, Abby and Zach looking very beautiful and handsome on Christmas eve

The 3 musketeers got pretty crazy after posing nice for a picture. So crazy that Ally ended up in the tree...twice

Grandad helping Zachy open his gift on Christmas eve

Abby was pretty excited about getting her new Jammies

Zach in his new pajamas

Daddy showing the kids what Santa brought them

Zachy is his version of a 3 point stance

Abby playing with one of her new gifts, a very cool floor piano

Grandad getting mauled by Zach and Tatum

Burke & Courtney playing with the kids

The Saskatoon Blades had a special game in early November where they wore special jerseys to honor veterans. The jerseys were auctioned off during the game and Auntie Lynn was able to get Burke's jersey. Burke gave it to Grandad for Christmas. Very, very cool!

Ally playing with one of her new toys looking good in her comfy PJ's

Grandad with his grandkids (And Abby. she jumped into the picture. haha)

Grandad with all of his grandkids
Back Row (left to right): Brian, Burke, Darrell and Steve
Middle Row (left to right): Jen, Tatum (the dog), Grandad, Zach and Chrissy
Front Row (left to right): Susan, Ally, Courtney and Abby

Brian and Anne flew in late Christmas day from Vancouver. We had a great day boxing day celebrating Christmas and then today we were able to go spend some more time with them and Mike and Megan at lunch. We look forward to spending some more time with them over the next 9 days so watch for more holiday pictures.
Here is a picture of Daddy, Grandpa & Abby and CRAZY Uncle Mikey (He shaved his head to look like a joke...very funny...I think the style is growing on me! haha)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

A Few Random Pics

Cousin Ally reading Elmo books.

Zachy eating some Ice himself...

Great Grandad with the kids

Howie and Abby napping. Seriously, all Howie wanted to do was sleep in Abby's bed with her. Very cool.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

First Christmas Concert

Today Abby performed in her first Christmas concert. We were so proud of her as she sang the songs Auntie Jen taught her in Sunday School. She wouldn't go up on stage without her mom and I must say that Chrissy did a great job too! Because Chrissy had to go up on stage we only had one camera going so the two pictures aren't the greatest because they are screen shots from the video but the video at the bottom will make up for it! Merry Christmas!

Abby singing with her class. Two of Abbys best buds are singing with her: Logan Perry is on the far left and Kassidy Ayers is right in the middle.

Abs ringing her bell during We Wish You a Merry Christmas

We also took some pictures this morning before church. Abs and Zach sure do love each other!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Telus World of Science

On Friday, Auntie Megs and Uncle Ian took Abby out for a special day. They picked Abby up at the day-home and took her to the Edmonton Telus World of Science. It sounds like they had a great day. Abby got to see 2 movies while she was there, got to play lots of games, got to see lots of cool stuff and even got to see a big jar of fart. She came home and was exhausted (as were Ian and Megan as you could imagine!). Abby even got to get some special treats, a monkey and a bag of rocks (Probably moon rocks!)
Thanks SO MUCH Auntie Megs and Uncle Ian. You guys mean so much to us and especially the kids. They love you to death and for good reason. It means so much to Abby to spend some quality time with you guys.
Here are a few pictures and a video from Abby's big day

Looks like Abby is in an underwater dome

Abby riding a Police Motorbike

A big jar of fart gas

A big jar of poop. gross. Abby loved this one.

Abs kept wanting to go back and sit on this giant tongue

Auntie Megs in space

Abby the Astronaut

Abby not so sure about Ian being and Astronaut

Abs on a space potty. Maybe this one she'll actually use! haha

Uncle Ian and Abby blowing bubbles. If I heard correctly, Abby beat Uncle Ian getting a "bubble basket" first. Good job Abby!

Standing on the giant piano getting ready to play a song

Abby loved stomping on this giant piano and that's what she literally had to do to get it to work because she is so little.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

The boy's walking!!!

On Friday night after we got back from Toronto we decided it was time to get Gallitown ready for Christmas. We hauled all the Christmas decorations out of storage and set up the tree. It is so nice. It is starting to feel like Christmas now!

Zach helping with the lights

Zach had more fun playing in the big boxes then helping decorate the tree

Abby and Mommy fixing the tree skirt

Abby putting on a Dora decoration

Abs and Zachy

Mommy helping Zach hang an ornament

Daddy and Zach with an Oilers ornament

Last night Chrissy went out to So You Think You Can Dance Canada so the kids and I got to go wild. We had some fun playing with the Mega blocks and did some laundry basket driving (see video below...). I love hearing Zach laugh. He thinks Abby is the greatest sister ever pushing him around. I think I have to agree!

Big Smiles in a basket full of blocks

Zach has been taking more and more steps each day and then all of a sudden, the last few days he's been walking a ton. He thinks it's pretty cool and doesn't want to crawl around anymore. It's fun to watch how excited he gets and how proud of himself he is. 13 months, 1 day and he is walking. Good Job Zach!