Thursday, December 31, 2009

Stone Christmas Traditions #1

Gingerbread Men and Women!!
We've been doing this for I don't know how long (got this idea from my big sis, Karen) and it has become one of the highlights of our holiday season. Each person gets their own super-size gingerbread person, lots of frosting and gobs of candies. Everyone is required to bring their own creativity and silly personality. Of course there's a good amount of snitching & eating, good-natured trash talking, and just plain craziness. Even mom and dad get into it! I tell you, it beats making gingerbread houses, which we have tried and didn't enjoy near as much.
We didn't have Danny and Loren with this us year, which was a real bummer. Danny always makes up silly songs and dumps tons of candy on his man. Loren follows in his brothers footsteps, but always adds an artistic flair.
Here are this years entries:

Jessica's goalie cookie.
Getting silly!
Rachels beatnik.
Amelia's dancer.
Jon's Missionary
Mary's thinking of her next move!
COMING SOON: More traditions!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Beautiful girls

Okay, I know that I have 6 children, 4 of whom are girls, but these girls are here and now and I love 'em to death. We had to do a practice run for an upcoming photo shoot, so we took Jess and Rachel out for their own personal photo shoot. Rachel has a hard time keeping her enormous eyes open and smiling in a sweet and feminine way, but we got some great ones anyways. Jess has come into her own and cool-y puts up with her younger sisters' antics.

Silly, amazing and never a dull moment!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Little Drummer Girl!

Rachel's debut on drums was last night at the 9th grade winter concert, her first time playing publicly.  She was nervous, but did fabulously!   I wanted to post a video of her playing, but my movie icon is strangely absent.  Here she is, however, getting ready.  After less than a years' lessons, she is doing SO well, that the band teacher has her play the hardest songs for their performances.  Way to go, my little drummer girl!!
P.S. Anyone know how to get my movie icon back????