Thursday, December 31, 2009

Sledding Fun

It finally snowed so we took full advantage and went sledding in our neighborhood. It was Malia's first time and she loved it, even the cold snow didn't bother her. We had a great time and loved spending time with our family. Even mommy and daddy took a few rides down the hill.
This is Bailee taking down Braden. It was quite funny actually and was surprised I got it on camera!

Happy Sledding!

Christmas 2009

Santa did come this year and left all sorts of wonderful things. We were defiantly spoiled this year. Bailee had asked Santa for an art set, Braden wanted an Indiana Jones whip, and Malia wanted anything ELMO! Guess what? Santa left exactly those things at our house! We discovered these items when we got up at 7:45 to wake up the kids, you would think that they would be the ones waking us up! Due to the lack of picture taking this year we failed to capture what Santa brought and our stockings. Maybe next year mommy will be more diligent on capturing these moments. We however, snapped a few pictures of the other presents the kids received this year.

Bailee got a easy bake oven, a Hanah Montana hoodie, an old navy fleece pullover, freindship braclet maker, weaving loom, jonas brothers movie and a new wii game. I guess Bailee's theme would be Crafty
Braden got his whip, an old navy jacket, a new radio, some wii games his favorite being lego rockband. (That I stood in line for at old navy for 3 hours in the bitter cold) Braden also got some new school pants, star wars lounge pants, and a really cool nerf gun.

Malia got a Elmo cd player with 4 interchangeable plastic cd's, an Elmo hoodie, Elmo blocks, land before time movie, color wonder marker set, and a new Elmo movie!

As a family we got Rockband and we have been having a blast playing it. After a morning of playing with our new stuff we headed down to Grandma Lindas to hang out with family! We loved being around each other and ate lots of great food. What a great day. Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas!

We loved spending Christmas Eve at home and had a wonderful time with Grandma and Grandpa Clark, Collette and Kelsy. We had a yummy dinner which consisted of ham, rolls, relish tray, crackers and dip and ended with eating cookies for dessert. After dinner was all cleared and put away we had a wonderful time reading about the real Christmas Story. Daddy read to us from the scriptures and the best comment of the night was from Braden: "Pregnant women should not ride donkeys." We all had a good laugh.

We have a tradition in our home where each child gets to open gifts that his/her siblings gave to them. This is the part where the kids go all crazy and hyper! Bailee received a sticker maker and was so happy she started making stickers right away. Braden got a racing set with motorcycles and Malia received a brand new baby!

Christmas Eve wouldn't be the same if we didn't get any fun Jammies to wear!

We had a great evening and ended the night by Bailee reading to us the book, The Night Before Christmas and left a plate of cookies for the man in a red suit to enjoy. I heard this year that Chocolate chip cookies were his favorite. Sorry reindeers no carrots for you this year, we ran out!

As the children were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of sugarplums danced in thier heads. Mama in her kerchief, and I in my cap, had just settled down for a long winter's nap.
Will Santa comes this year? We will found out!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Have A Holly Jolly Christmas

We managed to get a few pictures of our family dressed up before we headed out to church. Is anyone else as busy as us? Between work for Cameron and I and all the Christmas concerts, cleaning, baking and more cleaning who has time to blog or yet alone to sit down for more than a few minutes! Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!