Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas!! Hopefully this blog post will suffice as a Christmas greeting for all those to whom I did not get a card sent...

2011 brought us a 10 year anniversary celebration and photo shoot...
10 years later, still going strong!!

2011 brought us another year of growth for each of the kiddos...aren't they too cute?!

Reillee Anita is 20 months, starting to talk and display her developing personality. She loves milk, Petshops, and cleaning up (really.)!

Joshua is 7 1/2 and is looking forward to getting baptized this year. His reading and writing abilities have soared this year (phew!) and his physical prowess continues to amaze us and all around him. He is going to kill me one day for writing this, but he is also our family's fashion police. :)

This little 3 1/2 year old continues to run the show around here. Often surprising us with her precocity (though by now we should be used to it)! She runs (literally) everywhere and is still ALWAYS, ALWAYS smiling. (Except for the camera, of course!) Samantha began swimming lessons this year and shocked us all by passing her levels while each of the other kids had to repeat.

Ah, Benjamin....Benjamin (5 1/2) started kindergarten in the fall and is thoroughly enjoying academia. Much to Luke's horror, he can't get enough of homework, reading, and extra homework. I love it!

Emmeline is 9 1/2 and has become my little helper this year. I love to have her assistance in the kitchen, changing diapers, and entertaining the kids....a privilege I will enjoy while it lasts. EmJ is doing well in school, as always, and has started playing basketball this year.

This little one will not be the littlest for long, as we look forward to welcoming baby #6 in early May!!

So that's it! We hope you all have a wonderful, amazing, merry Christmas and Happy 2012!!


Jessica said...

Kirstin, I've been reading your blog for a couple of years now. You have a beautiful family! Merry Christmas!

- Jessica (from another numerous family)

Rachel said...

ahhh!!! congratualtions!

tracie said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family and Congrats!!!!

Lisa said...

You have a beautiful family. Congrats on the new addition!