Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

New Year's Eve was spent at the Modrow's house. The group was a little smaller this year with just the Knights, Smiths and Modrows. It was a perfect night of snacks, fun, good company and relaxation. At the end of the night Ashley made popcorn and put a movie in for the kids to help them settle down.  The kids did a great job all night just playing together.
 Happy New Year and Best Wishes to all in 2015!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

A Different Kind of Christmas

Christmas for the Knights was a little different this year. Jameson came down with a fever the Sunday before Christmas and by Monday he was diagnosed with Influenza A. By Sunday night Ben had the puking flu and was sleeping on our bathroom floor. I followed the boys and was home from work on Tuesday. Needless to say we were not going to the Knights for Christmas Eve and we were not going to Fairmont for Christmas day. The kids did great even though all the Christmas celebrations kept getting postponed.

Lucky for the kids the Flu does not affect Santa. They still had gifts from Santa on Christmas morning. Ben got a new bike which he loves because it looks kind of like a dirt bike.
 Olivia got her rainbow scarf that she asked for and 2 horses for her American girl doll
Jameson got a puzzle just like he asked for from Santa.
 Emily also dropped off gifts from the Welsh Family. Olivia got an outfit for her doll. Jameson got a Nurf gun which all three kids love. 
 Ben got the game Twister which was perfect for a Christmas stuck at home.
 By Friday everyone was over the worst of it and we had one more day to hang out with Erin, Brian and Alli before they flew back to California.
 The next Christmas celebration was with the Alm Family. Again the celebration was on again off again because Emily was not feeling great but we managed to pull it off at the last minute when she was feeling better. 
Jameson got a hard hat with a flash light attached. He was all smiles.
 Then on Sunday it was off to the Knight's to celebrate. 
 Leslie was home for a little over a week. It was great to have her home for the holidays. She is not around pregnant women very often and she could not get over my belly. She needed a picture to take back and show all her friends in Spain. I don't take a lot of pregnant pictures but here it is. 37 weeks with Baby Knight #4. 
Jameson got lots of sporting gear so he does not have to use Ben's all the time. 
 Daddy was super excited about his new sweatshirt from Cory with a built in bottle cooler
 Even though Christmas break was a little different this year the kids still had time to play outside in the snow.
 Merry Christmas to all!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Movie Night

We had movie night and watched a couple Christmas movies. I love this picture because Jameson just looks like he is in heaven lounging in his chair with his bowl of popcorn and treats.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Our little guy is 3!

Jameson turned 3 this weekend! I can't believe how big he is getting. His little personality just grows each day. He is so sweet and loves to snuggle. He also has a stubborn streak a mile long and drives me and Trevor nuts. He also continues to be our little clown. He loves to make people laugh and if he isn't getting someone else to laugh at him he just laughs at himself.  He is such a character!
 Since Ben's Birthday in October Jameson has been asking for camo gear just like Ben's. So for his birthday Grandpa and Grandma "across the street" came through with a whole camo outfit. Since he has been spending so much time with dad in the basement he also got his own pair of safety glasses. 
 This was by far his favorite gift this year. Great Grandma Farmer got him a cow blanket and pillow that is so soft even I would like to snuggle up with it. The proof is in the picture below as he was napping the next day in mom and dad's bed.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Toys for Tots

Each year we do a little gift exchange with the Murrays. This year Trevor and I were discussing that our kids really did not NEED a thing for Christmas. Trevor suggested doing Toys for Tots with the Murrays instead of our traditional gift exchange. What a GREAT idea! We met the Murrays at Target and then each kid got to pick out a toy or two. 
 We were not sure how it would go trying to shop at an already busy store with two families but the kids were great!
After they picked out their toys we all headed over to Kare 11 to drop off the toys.
 Then it was back to our house for dinner and play time. The kids never even questioned why there were no presents for them. I think we found a new Knight/Murray Christmas tradition!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

She is 5!

Olivia turned 5 and it was all about the Frozen theme! This was the first year she got to have friends from school. She invited 9 of her little girlfriends and one single boy, Will Modrow. Good thing Will  is such a good sport about hanging out with all theses Girls
 Addie Moseley and Olivia in front of the Frozen poster
 We decorated cookies and did a little Frozen art project
Kinsley, Addie Julien and little Luke Julien
 Will Modrow
 Ainsley and Addie
 Kinsley, Addie and Grace
Olivia and Allie
We also celebrated with family and she was equally excited about her Frozen cake that night.