Saturday, January 6, 2018

Happy 1st Birthday Isaac!

Isaac is WILD about turning ONE!
We had a safari-ish theme to celebrate.

A lion cake, zebra stripes (chocolate covered pretzels), monkey pudding (vanilla pudding with banana slices), lion's mane snack (veggies/dip and cheese/crackers), jungle friends (animal crackers), elephant treats (peanuts), tiger tails (cheetos). and boar bites (bacon wrapped apricots).

After eating some food and licking some frosting, he opened some presents.
 I can't believe we're actually celebrating his BIRTHDAY, this year has flown by!

So thank you for the ROARIN' good time for those that could come...
this little boy is officially a ONE year old now!

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Sweigart family Christmas

The Sweigart Christmas started on Friday night, with appetizers for supper..followed by opening stockings.

Mom got some SUPER classy pajamas for Mitch and Brent. And Eliana was SO funny, just sitting and resitting herself on Mitch. More of a plop, than a gentle sit.

Brent and Alyssa were not feeling well unfortunately, but they came and we even stayed up to play games.

And this little fella, decided to stay up REALLY late!! He finally went sleep around 3 am.

The morning brought chatter, games, food, and cousin time.

We opened presents from cousins/siblings in the morning.

We had a very delicious Christmas meal...ham, noodles, lettuce salad, cranberry salad, bread, beans, and oh probably something else I'm forgetting!

After lunch, we opened gifts from Mom/Dad/Grandma/Grandpa.


 Foosball is a favorite for sure.

Brutus made it an appearance at supper, and Noah was certainly amused!

We even had time for a very shortened version of the nativity.

 Grandma made these two little babies comforters for their first Christmas'.
She also made beautiful wall hangings for us three girls (which I will need to get a copy of that picture!)...I know she has been a very busy lady in the sewing room!!

We had a merry Christmas, there were several that didn't feel well...but we were all able to be together and make the most of our time.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Between Christmas's

Grandma with her two 2017 babies...
nearly 4 months apart

 We (Tim & Carissa's family, Mom and Dad, and the 6 of us) went caroling at the Villa the first evening the Gredler's arrived. What a great way to spread Christmas cheer.

Christmas Eve we went to church together at Mom and Dad's church in McPherson.
Isaac and Eliana looking a bit like they are indeed cousins in this picture.

Our coordinating styles...

I started calling Eliana "The Force"...she is hilarious and FULL of personality.

Oh dear.. we had to try for a nice picture!

 I had to work at the hospital 3p-11p on Christmas Eve, but the others that were here all went to Mitch's house for supper.

On Christmas morning, all our advent projects concluded.
Freddie, our shepherd was a fun new thing we did this year. He moved around the house, left a verse every day, and sometimes left treats or gifts. His focus was always geared towards "finding Jesus".

The two cousins got their pictures taken a bit.

 Taco night...
Carissa makes the best tortillas for homemade tacos. We got to wear my Grandma's old aprons :)

Matching pajamas. 

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Trampoline day

On Wednesday, we (Tim & Carissa/family, Mom and me and the boys) went to the trampoline place in Wichita. Perfect way to burn off energy.
So. Much. FUN!

I couldn't get a picture of Christian...but I did get a video of him doing a flip!

While we were gone, Ben stayed home working on a couple home projects (part of my Christmas gift from him)! More pictures of that when they are done :)