Saturday, December 29, 2007

Having fun with the family at Christmas.

We had several Christmas' with the kids this past week. They received so many toys and clothes. I think both of them were a little overwhelmed. Will was not feeling the best and had a fever on Christmas Day but he managed to stay upbeat. Here are some pictures from the Holaday family Christmas party.

Will and Aunt Tamie.

Aunt Julie and Gigi

Will and his new Spiderman Web Blaster!

Frances all dressed up and ready to go shopping.

Pajama Time!!!

Frances' 2nd Birthday and Baptism

Well, it was a busy day here for Frances. Her birthday party started at 3pm and then we headed to church for her Baptism. She got lots of fun gifts. Let's just say, she did not have as much fun at the Baptism. As you can see from the pictures, she was not very cooperative. Piece of advice, don't Baptize your child at the age of 2. The rest of the family watching the ceremony seemed to have a good time laughing at us.

Frances is helping feed cousin Derek.

It's my birthday!

Jason, Julie and Will.

Frances is losing steam!

Beau and Kim - her godparents.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Blizzard at Crooked Lake

For those of you who don't live in Indiana, look how much snow we got last Sunday. A whopping 14 inches here at Crooked Lake. Let's just say our snowblower was not big enough for this job. Lance and Papa Tim spent most of the morning shoveling snow. The kids had a blast playing in it and sledding.

Our sidewalk.

Will and Frances getting ready to go outside.

Sledding down the road.


Will having fun jumping in the snowpiles!

The Great American Clydesdales

We had our first trip to see the Clydesdale Farm out in Orland. What beautiful horses and what a beautiful place. All of the horses were out in the field and they came right up to us when we went to the fence. We can't wait to go back.

Will and Frances posing for a pic.

Will showing us how big the horses were.

Papa Tim and Will take a break from watching a movie.

A Visit From Papa Tim and Shelley

Papa Tim and Shelley came for the weekend to celebrate Frances' second birthday. The kids haven't seen them for six months. They were so excited. Frances received the Geo Trax Grand Central Station train set that Will loves. They have had a great time playing with it this past week.
Frances getting clean before they arrived to town.

She decided she would be funny and not get out of the tub. She is laying in there with no water.

Papa Tim enjoying his visit with the kids.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Good Times in Arizona

We all had a great time over Thanksgiving. The entire Krebs family flew out to Arizona for a week full of fun. The kids really enjoyed seeing their Aunt Mickey, Uncle Kain, and new baby cousin Nigel. Frances sang him a song everyday and it goes like this - Baby Nigel, Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap. For those of you who were once cheerleaders, I'm sure you remember this tune. Brad Cates used to sing this song to Frances when she was a baby, and she loved it; I'm sure Nigel loves it too! Here are some new pics of the kids:

Nigel posing for the camera!

Caitlin, Will, and Jay piled up on Uncle Kain. He loves it!

Maysa and Will had a fun time hangin out!

Frances, well she was Frances!

I love the nuddy picture! She had so much fun in the water!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Playing in the Leaves

Will and Frances are enjoying playing in the leaves in the back of Bill and Nancy's truck.
Hey, this is fun!

Will is searching for his glove.

What a great picture!
Nancy, Will, Bill, and Frances

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Happy Halloween

Frances and Will are waiting patiently to go Trick or Treating. They had a lot of fun and are still enjoying all of the candy they got. Lance and I are enjoying the candy as well.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Pumpkin Carving

We have made it a tradition to carve pumpkins the night before Halloween. Lance and Will did most of the work. The pumpkins turned out great. Will's is a pirate ship, Frances' is a sad pumpkin, Lance's is a spider, and mine is a singing pumpkin.

The kids posing with the singing pumpkin.

Will is so proud of his pirate ship.

Halloween at the YMCA

The YMCA had a Halloween party for all of the kids here in Steuben county, and I think most of them showed up. There were lots of games for all of the kids, including bobbing for apples. Now, with the New Superbug spreading throughout the country, do you really think parents would let their kids participate in this game? Well, guess again, lots of parents and kids went for it; GROSS. Frances was a little freaked out with all of the costumes. Will, of course enjoyed all of it. We ended the night with the haunted walk. I actually got spooked.
Storm Trooper, Pumpkin Spice, Baby Pumpkin, Frances the Fairy, Spooky Witch

May the force be with you!

Pumpkin Spice isn't afraid of Storm Trooper..

Frances was not cooperating with her costume.

Chillin with the Stockgirls

It was a late Saturday night and the kids were worn out. They relaxed with a movie, Shrek, while the parents enjoyed some adult conversation. Frances and Caroline were sleeping like babies.

Molly, Maggie, and Will

Gymnastic B-Day Party

Will was invited to a gymnastics birthday party last weekend. He looks like he is the only boy, but their were two other boys who are not in the photo. He had a great time with all of his little friends and is becoming quite the gymnast. His forward roll is getting much better. I have enrolled him in the gymnastics program, boys only, and he seems to love it. Watch out Mitch Gaylord; for those of you who use to watch gymnastics in the Olympics, back in the 80s.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Birthday Party at the Pumpkin Patch

Caroline Stock had her first birthday party at the pumpkin patch. All of the kids had a great time. There was a maze made of hay, a hayride, a petting zoo, and a corn maze. The lunch and cake were wonderful. You know the Krebs' family; we love cake. Will had two pieces of cake, thanks to Molly and Frances ate her entire piece.

Just like a picture from a Sadie Hawken's Dance!

Caroline getting ready to eat a piece of hay!

Hey Will, which way should we turn?

Reagan and Maddie Tubergen playing in the hay!

Viva Las Vegas

Lance and I went on vacation to Las Vegas with Todd and Melyssa Stock. The kids enjoyed their vacation with Grammy and Papa Krebs. We had a great time in Sin City and actually came home with some extra cash; a great way to end a vacation. Enjoy the photos.

Melyssa and Todd outside of New York New York!

Lance had to read a brochure on responsible gambling!

Melyssa and I at the Bellagio!

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Yeah, It's Uncle Jay, Baby Derek, and Aunt Julie

We had a great visit with Uncle Jay, Aunt Julie, and Baby Derek. The weather was perfect. The kids played outside, we all went for a boatride, and we ended it with an evening cookout. As Jason kept putting it, what a great day.
Jason and Will pose after a few minutes of soccer.

Julie and Derek hangin out by the playset. It was Derek's first time on the swing.

Derek wasn't too sure about the boatride. Of course, Will was in his face the entire time.

Jason, is your son gay? Nice pink hat.

A typical boatride with Will and Frances. They really do love each other.