Cousin Carter’s Birthday

Posted by danaandtammy on Saturday Apr 9, 2011 Under Birthdays, Holidays, Kid Pictures, Photographs, Special Events

Cousin Carter celebrated another birthday. Presents, food, and family.

 

 

 

 

Papa Swany was a catcher, but I’m guessing his chest protector wasn’t quite as fancy when he was a kid.

 

 

 

 

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Valentine’s Day With Friends

Posted by danaandtammy on Monday Feb 14, 2011 Under Holidays, Kid Pictures, Photographs

Emma and Kenny were able to celebrate Valentine’s Day with quite a few of their friends over at Jack and Ty’s house. The festivities included making hearts and eating cake.

 

 

 

 

 

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Landry is Six

Posted by danaandtammy on Sunday Feb 6, 2011 Under Birthdays, Holidays, Kid Pictures, Photographs, Special Events

Landry’s birthday party and the Superbowl go hand in hand. This year we celebrated the birth of a great girl and then the victory of the Green Bay Packers in the game.

 

 

 

 

 

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Emma’s Friend Party

Posted by danaandtammy on Saturday Jan 15, 2011 Under Holidays, Holidays, Kid Pictures, Photographs, Special Events

We had a houseful of friends today at Emma’s friend party. It was an action packed party with some crafts, present opening, the always fun group shot, and then pizza and cake.

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Emma’s Family Birthday Party

Posted by danaandtammy on Thursday Jan 13, 2011 Under Birthdays, Holidays, Kid Pictures, Photographs, Special Events

After a full day at the Mall of America, we still had the family over for a party.

Emma and Landry now have pajamas that match their American Girl dolls.

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Emma is 5

Posted by danaandtammy on Thursday Jan 13, 2011 Under Birthdays, Holidays, Kid Pictures, Photographs, Special Events

Emma turns 5 today. Oh how the time flies. We thank God for such a beautiful and fun little girl that He gave us. Happy Birthday Emma. We love you.

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Opening Presents in Colorado

Posted by danaandtammy on Monday Dec 27, 2010 Under Holidays, Holidays, Kid Pictures, Photographs, Special Events

We celebrated Christmas in Colorado a day later than scheduled as we volunteered to give up our seats on our scheduled Delta flight to Denver on Christmas Day. We were compensated nicely though for the inconvenience.

The kids wore their matching reindeer pants made by Grandma Fish and we all had an enjoyable time.

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Christmas Day Celebrations

Posted by danaandtammy on Saturday Dec 25, 2010 Under Holidays, Holidays, Kid Pictures, Photographs, Special Events

The children woke up bright and early to open presents at our house. It was a fun time of just the four of us, and this year dad didn’t fall off a chair.

Probably never to look like this again, putting this together took Dad well over an hour. It would be handy if Playmobil use some sort of logic in how they package the hundreds of tiny pieces.

Emma helping mommy with her stocking.

Before heading to the airport to go to Colorado, we had brunch with the Wisconsin family at a local restraunt.

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Merry Christmas!

Posted by danaandtammy on Saturday Dec 25, 2010 Under Holidays, Kid Pictures, Photographs

Merry Christmas!

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Christmas Eve Celebration

Posted by danaandtammy on Friday Dec 24, 2010 Under Holidays, Holidays, Kid Pictures, Photographs, Special Events

On Dana’s side of the family, celebrating and opening presents occurs on Christmas Eve. Dinner included Swedish Meatballs as the main entree. Lots of fun with everyone.

The girls love their mashed potatoes with gravy.

After dinner, but before present opening we did a bunch of group photos. The kids were pretty motivated knowing that the sooner pictures were done, the sooner presents could be opened.

Uncle Tracy, Aunt Tara, Landry, Avery and Carter.

All the nieces and nephews with Uncle Ryan and Aunt Tessa.

Granma and Grandpa Swany with the grandkids.

This paper is close to 30 years old.

Emma’s American Girl doll that she named Lily.

This toy train was actually Dana’s when he was a little kid. It stills works, which is actually too bad because it plays some pretty annoying music.

A fun night with family.

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Santa on Christmas Eve

Posted by danaandtammy on Friday Dec 24, 2010 Under Holidays, Holidays, Kid Pictures, Photographs, Special Events

The day before this, we waited over an hour to see Santa, but when we realized that we would probably have to wait another hour we gave up. That left us with only one day (Christmas Eve) to see Kris Kringle. I (Dana) got to the mall 45 minutes before Santa arrived for the day. I then waited in line until the rest of the family arrived. It worked out just great and both Emma and Kenny were happy to sit on Santa’s lap.

The cousins also showed up a few minutes after us, so we got a picture of them also.

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Making a Gingerbread House

Posted by danaandtammy on Sunday Dec 19, 2010 Under Holidays, Holidays, Kenny's Health, Kid Pictures, Photographs, Special Events

Lots of fun. Lots of mess. Lots of sugar.

The candy in this picture is significant. A few hours after making the house, Emma tried to put one of these little candies into Kenny’s mouth while he was laying down. Somehow the candy ended up going in his nose. We almost got to the point where we thought we would need to go to Urgent care, when a strong external push shot the candy out of his nose. The whole time sister Emma was much more concerned than Kenny.

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Preschool Christmas Program

Posted by danaandtammy on Friday Dec 17, 2010 Under Holidays, Holidays, Kid Pictures, Photographs, Special Events

Emma’s Christmas program was just a lot of fun to watch. All of the kids where so expressive in their singing. It really helped get us all into the Christmas spirit.

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Macy’s Minneapolis Christmas Display

Posted by danaandtammy on Thursday Dec 16, 2010 Under Holidays, Holidays, Kid Pictures, Photographs, Special Events

Macy’s Department Stores are headquartered in Minneapolis, so at their Minneapolis store they put up a pretty nice Chirstmas display. Target also sponsers a Christmas parade. We had never been to either events, so on a Thursday night Tammy and her friend Leslie took the kids for some Christmas fun in the Twin Cities.

Taking rest and getting ready to see Santa.

The rule with Santa at Macy’s is that you can use your own picture, but you can only take two pictures. Kenny eventually got happy, but Tammy had already used her two picture quota.

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Christmas in the City

Posted by danaandtammy on Saturday Dec 4, 2010 Under Holidays, Holidays, Kid Pictures, Photographs, Special Events

As with Halloween, the downtown businesses put on a little Christmas Festival. With fresh snow it felt a lot like Christmas even though there are still 3 weeks to wait.

Aunt Tessa was one of the volunteers, so we stopped by to see her.

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