And for the grand finale of 2016, I took the kids to Grammy Pammy's house. It was time to see some cousins and have a little bit of Christmas with Lanny. It was nice to go, since we hadn't been to Grammy's in over year. Andy got the gift of time to himself, time to work and time to work on the school house.
Liam, helping Grammy make paluszki (maybe this is the right spelling). They are a delicious Polish dumpling-like food that we love to eat. All the kids got excited to see them cooking. And, what's fun is that I have another picture of Liam from a couple years ago helping Grammy make the same dish.
The O-niners. Love getting pics of Abi and Liam together.
Jacob looking cute.
Oh, the cousins have an air hockey table. The boys loved it. They also had fun with the karoke machine and used it, among other things, to announce and commentate on the air hockey games.
I also had fun with the karaoke machine.
Presents from Lanny! Kella got her rainbow horse.
Blaze the car for Kinley. She loved that show on tv.
Ewan got more action figures for the army he is amassing in his room.
Camping stuff for Marcus.
An "active robot" for Liam with some awesome dance moves.
Look, more soldiers for his army.
Aunt Bitsy, modeling a new helmet for one of the cousins.
Cale, our budding engineer, with a new robot building kit.
Lanny got some weeping angel jams from Aunt Claud-don't blink!
Cale also modeled the new bike helmets.
Love that I got a photo of me and Bitsy together. This is going on facebook!
A last pic of the o-niners.
We stay late at the cousins and kept all the kids up way past their bedtimes. We slept one more night at Grammy's and then came back home. Where these lucky kids got to open more Christmas presents, this time from Grammy Linda and Grandpa Jerry and Uncle Chris and his family.
Crowns from the poppers. Sending the old year our in style.
The boys stayed up and the parents dozed on and off in chairs. We played games and watched Star Wars and tried to time the explosion of the Death Star in the movie with midnight. (we were close). A simple, easy way to bring in the new year.