Wednesday, December 29, 2010

More Christmas...

I know, I know...more Christmas! Apparently I took a lot of pictures while we partied it up this year! We had an amazing Christmas dinner at mom and dad's. Everything...turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, deviled eggs (thanks Uncle Ian), green bean casserole...and probably more that I'm forgetting! Mom, as usual, out did herself with a beautiful table arrangement...
Landen stopped being "Santa" for a brief moment so we could take his picture with grandpa-grandpa and grandma-grandma.
AND the most exciting present of all....LANDEN GOT A BIG BOY BIKE! (John Deere of course)
It took him all of a day to figure out how to ride this he's a pro...and he really IS a big boy! Videos to come of him riding this bad boy!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Merry Christmas

Ben and I had a very mellow Christmas Day...
First, Ben made our Christmas Morning breakfast, Finish Pancakes...
Next, we got a quick picture in front of the Christmas tree...
and a "family picture..."
Ben, being the amazing hubby that he is...bought me a Pandora bracelette with five beads...he promises to fill my bracelette someday! :)
I got Ben some odds and ends he wanted online...yep you guessed it...FOOTBALL STUFF!

Monday, December 27, 2010

A New Artist..

I saw this cool painting toy on TV over break and decided that's what we could get Landen for his "toy present" for took some digging to find it but we finally did! Landen wasn't sure about it at first because all the paint looked clear and he even said "Umm...I don't really like the paint you bought me..." little did he know how awesome it was! He soon changed his mind once he figured it out!

Beautiful art work!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Eve

This year we had a busy Christmas Eve...we started our day with a family get together in Ferndale with Ben's family. After a wonderful dinner, and gift exchange we headed to our candle light service at church! Wonderful, it's always a treat to hear Katie VanKooten sing. After church we went to the Stauffer house for our family gift opening and late night snacks! Every year we say "okay we don't need a lot of snacks, but something savory, and little something sweet..." well we ALWAYS make too much and this year was no different! But that's what the holidays are for right? Landen had been dying to open presents pretty much as soon as they were placed under the tree...we don't really do the whole "Santa" thing in our family...the kid knows it's all of us who spoil him rotten! Here is the little pumpkin waiting with his dad to open was about this time that he yelled into the kitchen "Can we open presents NOW?"

When Landen opened this present he knew exactly what it was, he had to explain to grandpa-grandpa what a pillow pet was! He even gave us a complimentary "Moo" for this picture!

These are his new flashlights that grandpa-grandpa picked out for him...Landen LOVES "ashlights!" These ones are pretty fancy...even the big boys (dad, Ben and Darren) had to check these out...they work like a regular flashlight, the entire stick lights up orange like a flare and the entire stick flashes orange.

Spoiled or not...Landen always gives thank you hugs...he was dishin' them out a lot over the holidays!

We had a great night....until next Christmas Eve...and then there will be TWO Stauffer kiddos to spoil!!

Friday, December 17, 2010


I forgot I had this picture...but it was too cute to not post! Happy Holidays Everyone!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas Puppy

This year will be Ruby's 1st Christmas at our house because last year she was too little to come home...she and Ace sat on the back of the coach checking out our Christmas tree...Ruby tried a couple nibbles but took redirection very well when I yelled "NOOOO!"
Ace had to wear his Christmas shirt at least once...Ben isn't a huge fan of it....but Ace doesn't seem to mind! He'll sleep in anything!
Happy Holidays!