December 31, 2010

Penner Family Christmas 2010

It was a short but very sweet trip to Minnesota. We left December 27th and came back on December 31st and tried to fit as much into the visit as we could. What a wonderful time with loved ones. Aaron and I were very grateful for the opportunity to spend part of the holiday season with our family "up north".

Weaving a family with two wiggly boys through an airport is never without some stress but, all in all, the boys traveled very well! Aaron and I were especially worried about Grant managing the plane ride but we packed his favorite "blankie", the weighted blanket, did the Therapeutic Listening Therapy while in flight, and had plenty of snacks and toys to occupy him. He even took a good nap each way. What a relief!
Wesley was a little more feisty on the plane than his older brother. Even though he was getting over a cold and teething, I think he handled the flight pretty well. At one point, a flight attendant scooped him up and carried him up and down the isle introducing him to the passengers (and, of course, Wesley will take advantage of any moment to flirt). He was the in-flight entertainment.
Brrrr! Grant all bundled up to go out into the Minnesota cold to enjoy the snow. He loved it - except for the wind. Riding with Daddy on the snowmobile and visiting the piggies were his favorites.
Meet the Penners! (some of them at least)
The Grandchildren: Wesley, Grant, Izzy, Aiden, and Ian. Never a dull - or still - moment.


December 26, 2010

Mayes Family Christmas 2010

What a wonderful time! Good food, games, and family fun! The girls got away one afternoon and watched The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (awesome movie!) while the guys watched the kiddos. Of course there was the annual game of Christmas bingo  - a sure way to bring out the competitive nature of the Mayes family.

You gotta love a good family picture. There nothing like positioning everyone, attempting to get the kids to look at the camera, and, my favorite, watching the person who has to press the button on the camera race to his/her spot in time.

The Grandchildren: Grant, Wesley and Nolan

December 13, 2010

9 Months Old

Wesley is all over the place. Pulling himself up and cruising along furniture, there is no stopping this little boy.

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