Monday, December 20, 2010

DYKSTRA FAMILY CHRISTMAS

From top left to bottom right.  Avery, Lane, Riley, Logan, Griffin, Demi, Gunnar, Danya, Nana, Tyra, Papa, Daylin, Gannon & Kenya.

All my boys got "high jumping shoes" in other words Nike Shox!  I think this was Gannon's favorite present!  He loves new shoes!  He wore them all night and would see how fast he could run and how high he could jump! 

Gannon again with the new shoes!

Gunnar hidden behind his new remote control truck!  All my boys got remote control trucks!  Gunnar has been playing with his all day today... even though they each got their own.... they all happen to run on the same signal!!!  So they still end up having to take turns.  They are really powerful remotes, even if one kid is on the driveway outside with one, if another one does one in the house, they still end up controlling eachothers!  We will have to wait till the weather warms up a bit to go out with all of them and see how far apart they really have to be to not pick up eachother's signals.  They love them anyways!

This is what all of us kids and grandkids got for Papa and Nana this year.  The costco teeter totter!  (nana has been wanting one for the kids for a while) The kids played on it all night with just minor injuries :)   They had fun turning off all the lights and had the disco ball lights going in the basement while they teeter tottered.

Oh yeah, we played some games too!  The kids played gestures for a little while... but they were a little anxious to open presents.  Grant and I brought this game along (picture above of nana & papa starting off the game) thanks to our friend Kyle Boon for always coming up with these great games. :)  I don't think this game has a name yet, but I am naming it "Shake your balls till they drop!"   (object of the game... can't use your hands, just have to wiggle your hips till all 6 ping pong balls come out of the klenex box, first one out of balls wins) Papa and Nana had some creative moves on how to drop their balls.  We did guys vs. girls  spouses competed against each other.  We kept track of points between the guys and the girls... what was on the line for the winners and the losers?  Winners would get a whole day of pampering from the opposite sex at Crescent Bar this summer... Sad to say the girls LOST!  Have fun playing pickle ball at Crescent Bar guys... I think that will be your pampering, and we are the ones who cook everynight anyways :)  Maybe we will have a double or nothing match at Crescent Bar!   Grant and I are going to introduce this game to the Mouw side this year on Christmas eve.
I didn't get any good pictures of Griffin or Tyra at the Christmas party... Tyra went to sleep early, I thought/ think she has been teething, but finally after another sleepless night again last night I decided to bring her to the doctor to see if she had another ear infection... Yep, double ear infection, both ear drums bulging!!! UGH... At least she is going to see the specialist now, and should be able to get tubes in her ears in about 1 month!!!  Praise God for good doctors and cures for this type of thing!  Just pray I can get the antibiotics down her throat... she has already puked once with me trying to give her the medicine.   Thank you Nana and Papa for all the gifts and another great Christmas party this year!  We love you!

1 comment:

  1. What a FUN party, I was cracking up at that game, never a dull moment! Cool teeter totter, I can just imagine a bumps and bruises over that thing, and having to take turns.
    So sad for poor Tyra, still can't believe you are 4/4 for ear infection babies, if I did 'luck' out with anything with Kyler, it's that! I would pay big money to not have to get that med, horrible!

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