Merry Christmas!This year we start a new tradition. Santa brought the kids one present and it was centered around Christ. We plan on doing this every year from now on. This year the kids stole all my nativities and played with them almost everyday. (Their favorite was the one a good Friend Alanna gave me several years ago- Thanks Alanna!) So we got them one that wasn't porcelain.We also made a lot of our presents this year. The kids and I Made Jake a Tie rack (will post pictures later) and a peg board for his tools, Jake made me a movie of the kids, and we made the kids blow guns and chalk boards.
It was so much fun trying to find opportunities when they were out of the house to complete them and include the kids on the secrets. (And when we had bit off more than we could chew our dear Friend Melissa stepped in and took the kids for an overnight stay-as if four boys of her own and a deployed husband wasn't enough! Thanks Melissa!) They enjoyed gift giving as much as we did.
Here is Liza and Jake getting the boys. An unfair battle if you ask me- the boys don't have the blow power they do and a more interested in eating them. So as they were searching for the marshmallow on the ground, J and E were hitting him in the head.Daniel has had a bit of aggression-being an almost four year old Roecker boy is a tough job! We have talked of buying an actual punching bag for him and some gloves, but found this much softer alternative. At one point this morning he was mad. He walked right up to it and punched it a few times and all was good again. I would call that a success!
We wish you all a Merry Christmas! We hope your holidays are full of lots of love, laughter and family/friends! We send out our love and thoughts to each of you!