Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas 2010

Annual holiday ice skating...Claire actually got to skate this year!
Waiting for her turn, she loved it! Chris has to practically hold her up when skating so they had to take alot of breaks.

Jack ready to hit the ice

Caroline is a natural, no surprise. Everyone got to skate this year except me, Chris was afraid someone would run into me and knock me down!

Working hard on cookies for Santa..

Christmas Eve morning

Trying to get a decent Christmas picture, of course Claire was in no mood

All three kids were in a Christmas pageant at church this year on Christmas Eve. Claire was an angel, Jack sang in the choir and Caroline was a narrator.

Claire did not know what to think about it

Caroline in her role

Jack is not a big fan of singing but he hung in there and did a great job

The kids get to open one present on Christmas Eve from Nana. I love these priceless reactions to her gift, an ipod touch for both.

Nana always scores big!

Helping little sister open a present.

Christmas galore! The green jeep was from Nana to Claire.

Opening gifts Christmas morning

Claire's favorite gift, roller skates.

Caroline practicing her ripstick

Everyone trying out the new goods on Christmas day

Friday, December 17, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Caroline loves to pull practical jokes on everyone. I went to brush my teeth last night and she had foiled every individual thing in our bathroom(soap, toothbrushes, toiletries, etc..). It was pretty funny.

Girls Weekend!

We had our annual Okinawa girls weekend in Williamsburg, Va this year. Three nights plus tons of shopping and good food made the perfect getaway!

Claire is writing letters

Claire loves to draw the letters of the alphabet, pretty good for a 3 year old I think!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Another Thanksgiving in Kentucky

A little drama and a broken leg made Thanksgiving one to remember this year! Here we are attempting a family pic for Joy's Christmas card..
Another attempt in Aunt Glenda's carriage house

The kids hanging out

Barrell family with their new perfect baby girl, Bradley Joy.

The girls goofing off at the Grand Ole Opry where we saw the Rockettes perform, had dinner and saw the lights at the Opryland Hotel. Great night with the girls..

Tiffany and Kevin + 7

The whole Sandlin family minus the Thompsons...and Bob who was taking the pic

Having fun on the golf cart with Matthew. This is one of the kids favorite things to do in KY.

Claire's new look, we have been experimenting with many different headbands since
the fiasco

The girls on Aunt Glenda's farm

Making Jack pose for a pic

It snowed the Friday after Thanksgiving!

Grandmom with her latest grandchild making her number 14 I think!

Claire on Thanksgiving day, weather was a little dreary but it did not stop the kids from playing outside

Sweet picture of great grandmother Sandlin with baby Bradley

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Bad Haircut!

So this is how this went down...Caroline was playing hair salon with her friend one Saturday afternoon with some old barbie dolls and such. This was fine with me as long as the girls put the scissors away afterwards. Claire was in and out of her room, I'm sure observing what was going on. Later in the evening was bath time, afterwards I told Claire she could go upstairs and see Jack and Alex, his friend who was staying the night, for 10 minutes before it was time to read books. I called for her and she appeared at the top of the stairs, at first I thought, "her hair looks slicked back, did she get into some lotion or something of Caroline's?", then as she got closer, "I think she has cut the side of her hair off", then "OMG". The top of her hair was gone as well as the side, cut all the way down to the scalp! Also, it is important to note, that both Jack and his friend were in the same room and totally oblivious to what was going on, this is 7 year old boys for you. At first you can't process, and your emotions don't know whether to laugh or cry. Later, it was tears for awhile, I don't know who was more upset between me and Caroline! Now, I have to laugh it off and just wait for it to grow. I did take her to the salon and they said it was the worst they had ever seen! The good news is that I found some cute head bands that cover the major damage, I'll post pics of her new look later!