Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas in Kennewick

 We spent Christmas Eve and Day in Kennewick with all the Pemberton family.  The cousins in front of the tree.
 Poppee had just had heart surgery a couple weeks earlier so we were glad he was with us!
 Calvin and Case eating appetizers for Christmas Eve.

 This is what Kenzie gets for not smiling when I ask nicely. Love ya Kenz!
 Sweet Colbi Lyn.
 Poppee reading the Christmas story.
 Time to act out the Christmas story. Colt was the inn keeper this year.
 Dave a donkey and Case and Jax shepherds.
 Jax was not thrilled because part of his staff was missing.
 The crew. The bigger this family grows the more fun this tradition is to continue. It will be fun in future years to watch the video of these times and laugh.
 Pemberton cousins from 4 months - 6.5 years.
 Christmas Eve gift exchange.

 Christmas morning opening up stockings.
 Colt ended up getting a lot of Legos which he loved, he has already put every single box together (and they are not small boxes) he is very detail oriented like Dave and really good at reading directions and doing it without asking for help.
 Jax said all he wanted for Christmas was a Donatello dream light and he got it!
This is just the most perfect picture for these kiddos. Case cracks me up! We have the tradition of giving them pajamas for Christmas Eve but our boys are always just wearing athletic shorts to bed so we went with athletic shorts and shirts this year. Except for Colbi, Di Di had already given her some cute Christmas pajamas.
The kids had a blast being at Poppee and Memah's and playing non-stop with cousins, aunts and uncles. We are so blessed to be part of such a big, fun family!

Colbi Lyn : 4 months

 This darling girl turned 4 months old on Christmas Day. What a sweetie she is, her personality is happy and snuggly. I could just kiss and snuggle her all day long (which I try to do!).
 She is growing so fast and it is so fun to watch but painful in a way to know that with every day she gets a little bigger and a little less my tiny baby girl.

 Snuggles with daddy.
 Snuggling her owl blankie made by Di Di's good friend Kathy Walker.
Snuggles with big brother.
Colbi has lots of love from all her brothers. Colt loves to hold her gently and sings to her this little song he made up :"Colbi here, Colbi there, Colbi Colbi everywhere" in this sweet high pitched sound. Anytime she starts to fuss or cry he gently sings her that song and she calms down and just stares at him. He does not like her to cry and if I am busy he is always the first one to run over and try and soothe her.  Jax is crazy over her, he likes to call her "Sis" and gives her loud, but soft kisses all over her head randomly all throughout the day. Case is completely obsessed, he just cannot leave her alone. Wherever she is, he finds her and wants to get in her face, talking to her, clapping, kissing and making loud loud noises ALL DAY LONG. As long as he is being nice she will smile and laugh at him but if he gets too rough (which happens at least once a day) she cries. Not going to lie, its exhausting but we are dealing with it. Overall, life is good and the kids are doing well. Colbi is so very loved, she is one lucky little girl!
4 month stats
Weight: 13.5 lbs (40%)
Height: 27 inches (100%)
HC: 85%

Merry CHRISTmas!

Love, The Pemberton's - Dave, Care, Colt (6), Jax (4), Case (2) and Colbi (4 months)

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas with Papa and DiDi

 We celebrated Christmas early with Papa and DiDi today. They are going to Boise for Christmas so we had a Christmas brunch this morning. We had some delicious food, fun conversations and lots of fun playing with the boys new toys.

 Legos for Colt.
 Batman for Jax.
 New underwear and animals for Case!
 Colbi got a few gifts too.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Tis the Season..........

 The traditional trip to Klickers for our Christmas tree.
 Decorating Christmas trees with friends.
  Little sister.
 So serious.....
Meet Funny Raccoon, Silly Little Reindeer and George.
 My mom took the boys to find Christmas shirts because Jax has been asking her forever for a shirt with mittens on it. They could not find any shirts that they liked but the were successful in the stuffed animal aisle. The boys love these things, they have been their constant companions at bedtime, in the car and pretty much all around the house.
 Papa and his mini-me!
 This kid.......he will only wear camo and if its not camo he is not happy.
 Colt had his Christmas program at school. He looked so handsome in his white shirt and black pants and sang loudly for everyone to hear. So proud of this kid!
 First snow! We got out in it while we could but it didn't stay long. These two thought it was hilarious to peg mom with the snowballs over and over again.

A nice relaxing Saturday morning with my kiddos.