Sunday, December 23, 2007

The "Rogers Christmas".

Today was our annual "Rogers Christmas". We went to Sherry & Stan's house in Clinton. The kids were so excited about going to see aunt Sherry & Uncle Stan. Another nice thing was that Uncle Kerry and Aunt Merry were there too. It doesn't really happen too often that we are all together.It is too bad that aunt Derry could not be there. Uncle Kerry got there around 12:30pm and we started lunch. After lunch was the BIG MOMENT-PRESENTS!!! The kids racked up. Joel got his 2nd Leggo computer game (Star Wars); Rock'Em Sock'Em game; Air hockey table; Soccer ball bank. Riley got a barbie dog that came with a purse and "veternarian supplies"- she loves that dog. She has been walking around all afternoon with it. She also got a dress up doll; Jesse got a VERY LOUD train (thanks Kerry); Go Diego go "cell phone"; some cool soap bubbles; and some great coloring books; Josiah got some great toys too. They had a blast. Jesse loves the "Rock'Em Sock'Em" game too. He kept asking Joel to play with him.

We are looking forward to Christmas. My parents went to Alabama to visitit my sister so it will just be us. We are planning to go to church Monday night and then hang out at our house on Christmas day and enjoy our presents. We are planning to go look at lights on Christmas night. We have done that in the past and kids love it. We will get them in their PJ's and ready for bed and then get in the car and look at lights. I hope they will remember these kind of things when they are grown. Another example of this is yesterday we invited our neighbor Lilli (5 yrs old) and we baked Christmas cookies (ALL DAY). We were planning to decorate them but had no time. So we are planning to get the decorating done tomorrow. I enjoy doing these things but it is also a LOT of work, especially with 5 kids. I had to really make myself not be so controlling. I set up a table in the living room with all my Christmas cookie cutters and then I rolled out the dough and let them pick out the cookie cutters and then cut them out while I put them on the baking sheets and then put them in the oven. They had so much fun. I know they are looking forward to decorating them.

God, thank you for my family. You have blessed me with a great husband and 4 wonderful children. I thank you for the Christmas season. Thank you for the birth of Christ and what He has done for me on the cross.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Christmas break has started

Christmas break has officially started TODAY. The kids finished school today and are ready for some fun. Joel started his vacation with a trip to the dentist. He did great with the cleaning and had no cavaties. He loves going to the dentist especially since they have all kinds of arcade games in the "game room". He was hoping they would have a WII game system but no such luck:) After the dentist we went home and rested. Joel and I actually played our neighbor's WII. He pretty much beat me in every game-especially baseball. I also tried my hand in golf but was not so good at it.

Terry has been off since Monday which has been really nice. It is just nice having him home and me being able to get some stuff done and not having to stop to feed the baby or change a diaper. I have been working hard on the teacher gifts for the past 2 days. I can't imagine when all 4 of them are in school. AHHHH! I hope they will like it. We also made a gift basket for Grandma "soup" (Sue) because she has been picking up Joel and Riley all year from school. She is so funny, she said she was going to put it in the trunk of her car so Lilli won't see it and ask to eat it all:) She said she was going to go home tonight after church and have a "chocolate party". Funny:)

Anyway, that is about it for now. I hope to add some more pictures soon . We just got a new camera and I can't wait to start using it and show off the pictures. Well, I hope everybody has a great Christmas and a very happy and healthy new year. We love you all.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Just some pictures of this weekend.

Christmas is here.

We had such a nice weekend. On Friday the kids (all four of them) were invited to friends house for a sleep over so Terry and I could go on a date. It was so nice:) We took the kids over around 5:30pm and then we went to "Bricks" for dinner. After dinner we went to Target and the mall to get some Christmas shopping done. We really didn't get as much done as we had hoped. After the mall we decided to get some "fru-fru" coffee at Barnes and Noble. I think we stayed there until closing (11pm) and then decided to drive back to Lexington and go to Wal-mart and see what we could get there. We stayed there FOREVER. I think we got home at around 1:00am. and CRASHED. We slept till about 8:30am and then went and got the kids. Joel had a flag football game so we had to get them early:) They had so much fun. Riley keeps asking me when they are going to have another sleep over. Well, after football we went home and had lunch and then dad came over and took Terry to Lowe's to buy him his birthday present - a gass grill. It is still in the box but we hope to use it soon.
After the kids woke up from nap, we got them all back in the van and drove back to Lowe's and got us a Christmas tree. As you can imagine, the kids were so excited. We got home and had a "decorating party" all with food; The Polar Express movie and Christmas music (after the movie was over.) They had so much fun but of course they were so tired. After we were all done, we laid on the floor and on the couch and just looked at the lights and listened to the music. I have to say, we all fell asleep on the floor for about an hour or so and then went bed. It was a lot of fun.

On Sunday morning, since the kids were still pretty tired we decided to stay home from church and rake leaves in the back yard. We made a big pile and when we were done raking we let them jump into the pile. They had so much fun-although Riley got hurt one time, but that didn't stop her from getting back into the pile. I look at these moments and I hope the kids will remember them. We just had such a good time!