Thursday, December 27, 2007

Linehan Christmas!

The Linehan kids once again made out like bandits!
(Remember you can click on each photo to 'biggify' and see it in more detail.)

Here they are by the tree and all the presents before diving in and unwrapping everything!

Austen got "Driver Education in a Box" so he can start studying and qualify for his learner's permit pretty soon.

Parker got Guitar Hero III (Xbox game), so now he and Austen can have contests!

Kira got some rollerblades and all the protection gear for knees, elbows, and hands. She also got a new bike.

And all the kids got this new TV. They are a happy lot, indeed!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Kira and Santa

Here's Kira, making a quick visit to Santa just before church yesterday morning. She was so fast, I didn't have time to use the camera's zoom! You can click on the photo to "biggify" and see more detail if you wish.

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

School Christmas party

All the classes at Kira's school had their annual almost-vacation party last Friday afternoon. Here are a few photos from Kira's class.

Kira's eating her cookie - yummm!

Mrs. Mickelson has opened her present from the class - a plate with all the kids' names in their own handwriting.

The whole class with their teacher! They love her!!

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Linehan house got TP'd!

The Linehans woke up to a TP'd house this morning -- thankfully, restricted to just the trees in front, not the whole house! Anne made Austen get up, handed him a trash bag, and said, "Clean it up!" Anne and I are laughing and chuckling; Kira and Parker think it's great fun; Mr. Grumpy (Austen) doesn't see the humor, no big surprise! I couldn't get to their house fast enough to take these pix -- so most of it had been cleaned up by the time I arrived (although there's still a bunch left!). Click on the pictures to see them in more detail. Fun, fun, fun!

Notice the unrolled roll caught up in the tree!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Christmas doin's

Last night, we went to Market Street in The Woodlands for their annual lighted horse and carriage parade. Before the parade started, we were entranced by the wonderful music of a small orchestra and amazing choir. And then the parade started about 7 pm. Big horses, small horses; black, white, and brown horses; large carriages and small ones -- what a treat!

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Turkeys on Strike!

All the second-graders at Kira's school put on their Thanksgiving musical - albeit a week after Thanksgiving. It was still wonderful and funny and precious!