MLK Day

The kids were off school for Martin Luther King Day so we decided to take advantage of the 60 degree weather in January… we went to the park!  Once we got there it was a little bit windier than we were expecting but we still had a great time.  Judy and Nana came along for the fun adventure!

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Cash LOVED the swings!

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Nana kept trying to keep Cash’s ears warm. :)

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Soccer Camp

Over the Winter Break we enrolled Emma and Foster in soccer camp at soccer city.   Nana paid for half and we paid for the other half.  

This was Foster’s first time to do any activity like this and he absolutely loved it!  Emma has played one season of soccer and we thought a week of camp might help her improve her skills before starting the Spring season.  They were excited to go to camp together.  Emma had a rough time going the 2nd and 3rd days- she said she didn’t want to go.  After we got her though there, she did ok.  

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The age ranges for the camp was very wide!  I think it was for ages 3-14.  They started as a big group and then broke off into smaller groups by ages.  

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Every time they played a game like Car Lot, Emma and Foster always chased each other. :)

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Overall I would say that the camp was a good experience.  I’m guessing we couldn’t talk Emma into going again but you never know! 

Curry Family Pictures

While we were in Texas Robin’s parents wanted to get some family pictures taken since we were ALL together!  A photographer from their church was nice enough to meet us 2 days after Christmas to take some pictures at their church.  Here is the entire Curry crew.  All 15 of us! 

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Pops and Gigi with their Grandkids

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This is the entire family with Gigi’s parents, Great-GrandMom and Great-Granddad.  They are so special to us and we were so glad we got to spend some time with them at Christmas.  I always love a good 4 generation family picture! 

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The 4 oldest Grandkids: Lylah (will be 4 in 2 weeks), Emma (7), Zane (4), Foster (4)

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Pops and Gigi- we are SO thankful for the Legacy they have established for their family.  They are kind, generous, Christian examples for all of us.  

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Curry Christmas

The day after Christmas we traveled to Texas to spend time with Robin’s family.  It was WILD!  Picture 17 people in one house, including 7 kids 7 and under. ;)  It was nuts!  I didn’t even take any pictures of the gift unwrapping- I was on stimulus overload!  

Here is a sweet picture of Robin talking to his Granddad over lunch one day.  

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And here are Uncle Craig and Foster sitting at the dining room table talking about cars.  Robin often says that Foster reminds him of his brother Craig.  Craig was very into cars when he was little. 

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One night after all of the kids went to bed the grown ups got to play a game!  We played “Headbanz.”  It was so fun.  These are not flattering pictures- but good memories!  Only one not pictured is Robin- that’s not fair- he was taking the pictures! 

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Christmas at Nana’s house

After we did Christmas morning at our house we went to Nana’s house.  The kids were so excited to get there!  

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Nana and Cash!

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I really wish I had gotten a picture of all of the awesome gifts that the kids got but I didn’t take very many pictures.  I must have been too busy chasing Cash!  The kids got so many wonderful gifts from Nana, Judy, Ron, Christi, Sara, and Haley.  

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Emma giving a gift to Nana

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Emma and Judy

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Foster got an awesome new OU ball cap- this ball cap helped OU win the Alabama bowl game. :)

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Emma opening some new headbands from Aunt Judy

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Foster’s new umbrella

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Emma eating her Christmas dinner with her new doll sitting in a chair next to her. :)

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Christmas Morning!

We had a wonderful Christmas morning with our little family.  The kids woke up early, but not TOO early.  We came to the living room to see what Santa left around 7:30am.  

Emma was so excited to find ANOTHER American Girl doll from Santa- she had asked for a doll with BROWN hair.  So now she has one with brown hair and one with blonde hair.  She loves them both equally. :)  

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Foster was very excited to find a Cowboys helmet and uniform!  

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Both kids got new piggy banks- they were very excited about these.  Emma’s piggy bank is one that can be decorated with dry erase markers…

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Foster’s piggy bank was a Superman pig! 

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The kids BIG gifts from us (and a surprise for them) was our old iPhones.  We got new iPhones for us the week before Christmas and rather than selling our old ones we decided to pass them along to the kids.  We thought about just giving one to Emma.  It seemed a little nuts to give a 4 year old and iPhone BUT we knew Foster would be so sad and he would always want to play with Emma’s phone, so he got one too!   Obviously we have quite a few rules regarding the phones- they are only for games, puzzles, and pictures, etc.  They do not take them out of the house and we limit the amount of time they are on them.  Emma does know how to text on it to our phones so that has been kind of fun and funny.  When I am at work, I love getting sweet texts from Emma. :)  

Honestly, giving them their own phones has helped us tremendously because before they both always fought over using our phones, now we are able to actually use our own phones!   I am amazed at the way technology has evolved in the last 10 years.  I worry about it.  But I also think it is amazing to see kids so quickly learn and adapt to the new technology.  

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Of course Foster needed some new hot wheels cars- he only has hundreds of them already! 

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Cash joining in on the Christmas morning fun! 

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I really could not think of what to get a 1 year old for Christmas!  He already has everything he needs!  Two days before Christmas I got this ball pit from Walmart.  He loved it!  He sits inside of it and thinks he is hiding from us.  And he LOVES the balls. 

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Foster also got a knight costume.  I figured when Emma’s friends come over they always dress up and now Foster has a “manly” costume to dress up in as well. 

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Emma with her two AG dolls. 

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Christmas Eve

Every year I feel like the magic of Christmas just blossoms even more with our kids.  Emma and Foster are very into the few Christmas traditions we have established and this was the first year Cash was really awake to experience the fun!  

Here are a few pictures of Cash on his 2nd actual Christmas- last year he was a newborn. :)

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Taking of picture of all 3 kids was rather humorous! 

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Each year we leave cookies for Santa with a letter written by Emma…. this year she put a LOT of thought into what to say to Santa! 

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I love this series of pictures…

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Leaving cookies for Santa on the fireplace

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Before going to bed Emma read the book “The Night Before Christmas” to all of us.  Usually Robin reads it but this year Emma read the whole thing to us- she is growing up!!!
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Foster’s School Christmas Program

Foster’s school Christmas program was on Wednesday, December 18th (Emma’s Birthday!)  

The program was so adorable and we were so proud of Foster for smiling so sweet and singing all of the songs on stage.  Both Mommy and Daddy were able to be there for this special day.  Here are a few pictures from the program…Foster is at the very top left

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After the program we took a couple of pictures of Foster and his buddies.  Here are: Nicolas, Foster, and Lathan

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Nicolas and Foster

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Sweet 4 year old Foster

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After the program, taking some pictures by the Nativity Scene

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Foster getting a “high-five” from his teacher Mrs. Fondell, we love her! 
 
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After the program Mommy and Foster went a little date since I had gotten a babysitter for Cash.  We went to Louie’s and had a nice little lunch together.  I cherish one-on-time with this precious boy.  
 
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E and F pictures after church

Sunday evening after we got home from the Choir program Emma and Foster asked me to take their pictures in our dining room… of course I said yes!  

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Posing like a teenager!

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Foster was being SO silly, I don’t think he made a serious face for one single picture. :)  This is pretty much his personality these days.  

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I don’t think I’ve ever seen them actually kiss before… kind of weird… but I was happy to capture it on camera. :)

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I love these two so so much. 

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Christmas Children’s Choir Program

Our Christmas Children’s Choir Program was on Sunday evening, December 15th. Emma is in the 1st grade choir and Foster is in the 3 year old choir.  I am helping with Foster’s class this year and I’ve had such a good time with him!  

Some of these pictures were taken during the quick rehearsal right before the program and some were taken during the actual program.  

Emma’s group sang: “Ring in Advent,” “Alle, Alleluia,” and “Christmas Joy” 

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1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade choirs singing together…

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Foster was so adorable when he went on stage.  He is still pretty new at the whole “performing” thing and he gets so bashful!  

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Foster and his good buddy, Brody:

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Here I am pointing out where our family was sitting- he was excited to see Daddy taking pictures! 

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Foster’s choir sang: “Alleluia! Jesus Christ is Born”, and “Come and See the Baby.”  

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