The Stapley Family

The Stapley Family

Friday, December 21, 2007

December so far...

So December has been a super busy month for our family, as I'm sure it has been for all of yours! Just wanted to give you all a fun update...

On December 4, Duffy turned the big 3-0! We surprised him by making buttons that had his Halloween picture on them (in the viking maiden suit) and said, "Fun and Flirty--Duffy's 30!" I had Duffy's receptionist hand out the buttons before he got to work. Every staff member and even a few visitors were wearing them when he got there. Boy was he surprised and embarrassed! Then Cooper and I surprised him with cake and ice cream and took him on a shopping spree. We finished the night at Shojis a Japanese restaurant where they prepare the food on the grill right in front of you! Brinley was afraid of the fire!

We have had a little snow off and on all month but it doesn't stick around very long! Cooper and Brinley sure had fun playing in the back yard though...can't wait to go sledding.

We got into the Holiday spirit by attending the Annual Bend Christmas Parade! It was freezing cold. Look at the temperature on the bank sign. With the wind it felt like it was in the teens. Cooper cried the whole time because he was miserably cold, the girls toughed it out and we finished watching the parade at our favorite Indian restaurant Taj Palace-very festive.

Little Johnny is getting bigger every day. He is so pretty I like to call him the "Sultan". Cooper enjoys laying on top of him. We had to bungee cord the Christmas tree to the banister so he wouldn't knock it over. This picture is him next to the girls tree.

Her school is a deaf and hard of hearing school. Brinley and Kendall have really taken advantage of the opportunity to learn American Sign Language. Watch for Brinley in the middle of the piece signing "Yes, please" and "No, Thank You".

Kendall had her Christmas performance last night and her class did the cutest song... the Blitzen Boogy. The picture is pixely, but the sound recording is really good. Kendall is on the back row with a white blouse on, she was a real performer!

This is Kendall last night with her good friend from Kindergargen-Maya. They are such beautiful girls, just had to share.

Have a wonderful Christmas and we'll see you all at New Years! Most of you! Love The Dezember Family!

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