Monday, December 31, 2012

Erin & Stan's Wedding

While we were home we also celebrated Erin and Stan's wedding on New Year's Eve.  It was fun and quite a fun way to ring in the new year!  Then we headed back to their new home to celebrate. 

Pretty Girls!

 Our best attempt at a picture of all the grand kids (notice Paul running out of the picture)

All lined up (minus Sam and Paul)

Heading down the aisle

The Happy Couple

Brothers and Sisters

My dad


Sunday, December 30, 2012

Fotta Christmas

We celebrated with my family and held our annual Christmas tradition of roasting hot dogs on the fire.  The cousins had a great time playing together!

All of the cousins (minus Sam who was napping)

 Aniela showing off her new turtle necklace with her birthstone

Two of a kind

Sammy trying on Paul's work goggles.

The four boys

Aniela quite relaxed and almost asleep... you can tell she's his granddaughter :)

Loving his new helicopter

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Piscorik Family Christmas

We headed to PA to celebrate a belated Christmas.  The day we arrived, about 6 inches of snow was falling so the kids were overjoyed!  But first, of course presents were the bigger draw.  They tore through the presents pretty quickly then headed out to play in the snow with Grandma and Grandpa. 

Thomas was excited about all the Jake toys fro Grandma and Grandpa

Thomas eagerly waiting for Uncle Joe to open his dirt devil

Butterscotch was the hit of the day!

Sam enjoyed his fire station ramp

Sam feeding Butterscotch

Climbing the mountain Grandpa made with the snowblower

Snowball fight with Daddy

Fun with Grandpa!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Day

This year, we spent our first Christmas in Raleigh! It was strange to not be in Moscow with family but fun nonetheless!  The kids slept in and we finally woke them up around 8:30.  They couldn't wait to get downstairs to see if Santa came.  We spent the whole day relaxing in our pajamas and enjoying the day.  After lots of fun, we played, and had a ham dinner.  The Arwoods came over after dinner and we exchanged gifts with them.  All in all a success!!!


Sammy trying to figure things out

Figuring out its not just about the wrapping paper...

or is it???

Her own Hello Kitty hair dryer, a bigger hit than we thought it would be

Testing out the "crasher" track

Trying out the new hair dryer

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve

We decorated sugar cookies and set them out for Santa.  The kids were excited to see if they would be eaten by the morning.  We tracked Santa through NORAD and went to bed ready for the morning! 

Sam enjoyed the sprinkles by the spoonful

Hard to get them to sit still for a picture

Thomas proud that he got to carry the glass of milk across the room. 

Sam was not cooperative

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Santa visits Stancil

Dave's company invited all the kids to come decorate cookies and while we were there, Santa came!  Each kid got to sit on his lap and he gave everyone a small gift.

Sammy looking like a big boy! Also, the only picture of him as he would only give a high five to Santa.

 Proud of her cookie

Thomas liked the m&m's

Sharing her list with Santa

Not so sure about Santa but we got a smile

The kids of Stancil and Co.

One last hug for Santa

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas Program

Thomas had his preschool Christmas Program and he was an angel.  He was so cute in his costume and sat up in the balcony and sang all the songs.

Angels lined up

Under the wreath doing the motions


 His preschool class

A celebratory milkshake after