We just had an awesome New Year's with Dave's whole family in town. Sometimes I can't wait for the holidays to be over but this time I wish it could have lasted longer. Call me crazy but I really did enjoy having 12 adults and 8 children in the house. It's not often that the whole family can get together like that anymore. Phoenix went back to school today. He was excited to tell his teacher about Christmas and show her his new shoes and black socks. I don't know why but he was really excited about his black socks. So it's back to reality now. Bridger had a doctor's appt. today and I completely forgot about it so I had to re-schedule. I guess I'm just not wanting to get back to real life.The whole gang. Back row left to right: Dad, Nick, Spencer, Joel, Dave, Randy. 2nd row, Ilana, Abby, Mom, Rachelle, Tamara, Beth. Front row kids: Deneka, J.C., Mikayla, Maddie, Bridger, Sequoia, Phoenix, Rowan.
The birthday boy. Rowan turned one on Jan. 1st. I thought this was such a sweet picture.
The little mommies. It was so cute when Mikayla and Sequoia, completely on their own, decided to care for the two littlest babies, Maddie and Deneka.
Sequoia really loved the pink cotton candy at the hockey game. But then again, I don't think I've ever met a kid who didn't like cotton candy.
J.C. had a blast with all the new toys to play with. Ride 'em cowboy! By the way, it is completely acceptable for cowboys to have pacifiers just in case you were wondering. It's the new hottest accesory for cowboys.
The big kids had fun with the new toys too. The best game played by far though was farkle. Just a simple dice game, but really, you should have seen the guys going at it. They even went so far as to calling upon the farkle gods to smile on them for good luck. Honestly, that was the most fun I've had in a long time.
My favorite picture. Phoenix and Mikayla are the oldest grandchildren. They are only three months apart in age and they were thick as thieves the whole time. They really got into the hockey game as you can see from this picture. I want to thank all the Grantham family for coming out to share our New Year's together. We had a blast!