Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A New Year's Eve Party

Jules from the Roost is hosting a party today!

It's a top ten of 2008 in pictures. We had to pick out our top ten favorite pictures--not an easy task when you have 4 kids! These are ones that warm my heart and bring back good times:

This is from a very rare snow we had in early spring last year. The kids loved it and played in the stuff pretty much until it melted :)


The last time Miley rode her little girl bike. Now she has one of those cute '50s style bright pink Schwinns and it's big. She doesn't look like a little girl on it.

Three of my four kids on my lap--it happens more than you think. This was us getting ready for the college football season--a great season because we (Ohio State) beat Michigan. I'm not sure how we'll do again the Horns but I'll be making buckeyes regardless ;)


Spanky got a bigger kick out of Dino's blast-ball games than Dino. He is ready to hit that ball!

Sarah is such a great asset to the family--she can double as a puppy when need be.

Yes, Spanky again--he's so cute I can't help it! Here he is in his hat. He loves his driving caps--he points out it to everyone he sees and says 'my hat'.


Dino loved watching the Olympics with Michael Phelps so much that he wanted to start swimming lessons. He's still taking them today and wants to grow up to be an Olympic swimmer (and a taxi driver too but that's a different story!)
Dino likes to look good. He's the only one of my bunch that sits still while I spike/style his hair. My girls scream because of knots and Spanky just runs. Dino also likes mirrors ;)

Sarah and ballet. She loves ballet, really, really loves it! On ballet days she jumps out of bed and says 'today I have ballet'. And she actually likes to practice on off-days.

Our Christmas card pic for the year--as usual matching PJs and smiles. It's just how we roll!

Happy New Year everyone! Have fun, be safe and see ya 'next year' :)


4funboys said...

what great pix! I couldn't even begin to pick a favorite! Happy New Year to you and yours!

Gretchen said...

So very very cute. I'm glad you shared all those pictures with us. I especially like the one of Miley on the small bike. My daughter is at the same stage... not a little girl anymore but not a teenager either. I really like this age.

Amanda said...

Great selection of pictures, you have a beautiful family.
Wishing you all the very best for 2009.
Happy New Year!
Amanda x

Clare said...

what a cute idea!! i am going to have to copy you if that is OK:)

Jacque said...

You have a beautiful family. Happy, Happy New Year!

Jenny said...

Visiting from The Roost. Your family is adorable. Spanky is a cutie. Looks like you had a great 2008. Here's to an even better 2009. Happy New Year!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

WONDERFUL photos! I just love that last one of the whole family but each shot of your kids is priceless! Thanks for joining in on the fun! Happy New Year!!:)

Momo Fali said...

I was going to say that #4 was my favorite until I got to the last one. Love it!

Happy New Year!

Brooke said...

the little one with the oversized batting helmet is just too cute!! :)

a Tonggu Momma said...

visiting from the Roost... what a great montage of photos! I especially love your son's Halloween costume (I'm from Maryland. And I swam in high school.) And your daughter and my daughter should get together -- my daughter doubles as a butterfly. Not as useful as a puppy, but oh, well.

Brian and Staci said...

What a great idea! I need to go through some of my favorite memories! Maybe that will be my first "New" post :) I love the picture of Miley on her little girl bike :) And I think Spanky looks JUST like you...never really noticed until your Christmas pic (which is THE cutest thing!). So glad to "know" you Lisa!!!! So glad :)

Dana and Daisy said...

the matching pj's is priceless. Your husband has a very willing spirit. Mine would never do that! Of course he knows if he did it would be plastered to a billboard.

sulli said...

What great photos! I love love love the matching pj's!

Have a very happy and healthy new year!

Jen said...

Those photos were fabulous! Love the matching PJs, and I had to smile about the ballet love. My daughter literally dances from room to room so I can relate.

Lisa said...

You have a beautiful family, I love the matching pj's!
Happy New Year!

dani said...

awesome pictures of a lovely family, lisa (i totally dig your pj's:)!!! happy 2009!!!

Unknown said...

I can tell you are one of the funnest mom's on the planet : ). Oh yes I can : ). LOVE your pj's. I also love your children's smiles. They are too adorable!

Cynthia said...

Ahh, those pictures are just plain fun!

Unknown said...

I love the jammies pic and that your hus is such a sport about it! Great pictures. Happy New Year Lisa!

Southern Fried Gal said...

Stopping over from The Roost. Fun pictures and beautiful family! Happy New Year!

Jackie said...

Your family is just so stinkin' adorable. :) Love the PJ's picture - I think that is a fantastic tradition. Happy New Year!