Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas morning!

The kids actually slept in until about 8! Wahoo!! Waiting to go out to see the tree...... I love the excitement in the air!!!

Seeing the Tree!Santa came!!!
Bry's parents, Suz, Tay and Derek came over to watch the kiddos open presents.

Ky's highlights-got a new bigger basketball hoop, remote car, backpack, new big boy hooded towel with a K on the back......

One of my favorite pictures!
Dawson highlights- nintendo DS, games, hooded towel with a D on the back, new big nerf gun & new luggage
Addy's highlights- I-pod with case, all 7 Harry Potter books, & new luggage
Daddy was on the NICE list!

After we opened presents we got ready and headed over to Grandma and Grandpas to open presents, spend the day, eat and enjoy Christmas as a family!

Grandma made them all CVHS sweatshirts to wear to Daddy's games!

Grandma gave Ky his fav-Wheat thins!!!!

Dawson and Derek playing the DS
We had a great Christmas!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve at HOME!

This year was the 1st year we have had Christmas in our home here in Cedar, and we have lived here 4 years now. It is actually the 2nd time we have ever had Christmas in one of our homes( my family came and had Christmas at our home in Smithfield 1 year) We always travel and we just decided not to this year! It was great. I loved it and to my surprise so did the kids! There was no whining about being home or not being with cousins.
We did have a family dinner at Aunt Karen's house. It was really nice to be with them and all their families. When we got home we noticed the elves had left the kids each a present. (sorry for the blurry pic) They were beyond excited! Of course they knew what they were. The elves always leave them new jammies! I loved the jammies but have to admit, it was alittle hard being the 1st year they all don't match! Just wish they would stop growing up!!
After reading the Christmas story and Twas the night before Christmas. It was bed time for the little ones. But not before leaving Santa and the Reindeer a treat!

The kids decided they wanted to all sleep together in the same room! So cute! I had to sneak in and take some pics of the kids all nestled in their beds dreaming of sugarplums I am sure!!

Christmas Eve Sledding

This year on Christmas eve we took the kids to Brianhead to the sledding hill! It was a perfect day! The kids had a blast!
waiting in line.....

Ky decided he didn't want to go down. He had way more fun having Dad give him his own tube ride!

Ky just literally chillin out!

I think we just found a fun new family tradition!!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

It's time for some Bakin'

Call me crazy, but I really enjoy baking! Especially around the Holidays and especially when my kiddos help! This year was especially fun because they all really enjoyed it! I just love my kids ages right now! Can I press the pause button????

Let's get decorating.....

My best sassy-"don't take my picture" look!

Get it Ky! Now that's what I'm talking about!
We made these as well!
Merry Christmas and Happy eating!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Gingerbread House!

For FHE we made a gingerbread house. I love that the kids have off the whole week before Christmas. We get to do all these fun activities that the kids look forward to every year! It was so great this year in the fact that now Ky is old enough to want to help! It really was a family activity.

Getting started!

Papa taking a little Christmas snooze why were working on the Gingerbread house!

Finished product!!! One of our bests, if I do say so myself!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Piano Recital for Addy

Addy missed her Christmas piano recital because it was on the same night as her Christmas dance recital. She was really upset. So I decided that we would have our own family recital for her. I made invitations which Addy personally delivered. It worked out great that my Mom and Dad were here. Addy came up with the program which was......

Deck the Halls- Addy
Up on the Housetop- Addy
Sleigh Ride- Grandma and Nanny Duet
Angels We Have Hears on High- Addy
O Come All Ye Faithful- Addy
Silent Night- Papa
Shouts and Whispers- Addy and Papa Duet

After the recital we sang Christmas carols and ate dessert. It was such a fun night. Addy did a great job and it really put everyone in the Christmas Spirit!

Christmas Sunday

I love Christmas Sunday! I love getting the family all dressed up and I love the Christmas programs and the Spirit I feel. I love that my kids also get to feel that and remember the true meaning of all our celebrations!

We were so lucky on Christmas Sunday that my Mom and Dad were here. The program was wonderful. The YM/YW sang a song which(despite me singing) turned out really well. Sister Gardner sang a solo with her guitar which was amazing! I felt the Spirit and I am thankful for the love my Savior has for me.