Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Morning

Here are the kids ready to see what Santa brought.

Joseph got a scooter!

Isaac too.

A picture of all of us among the mess! (sorry it's dark)

Kate got a scooter, baby in a stroller and littlest pet shop toys.

Isaac got a Bionicle from Joseph

Joseph got the DS Scribblenauts from Santa

Joseph also got Z strap shoes, a new coat, some pants and shirts etc.

Eli got a new basketball and new soccer ball.

and a baby with a stroller. His can connect to Kate's

all four playing computer games together.

Eli loved the beef jerky and corn nuts he got in his stocking.

But I guess all the excitement of Christmas wore him out!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Chirstmas Eve

We had a nice Christmas Eve this year. We started the day making Gingerbread houses at Colleen's.

This is how we found Eli that morning.

The night before Nate rolled out and cut out all of these gingerbread pieces. He worked really hard.

Isaac, Joseph and Kate really got into it too. The kids decorated one house while Nate and I decorated the other.

Here is Eli helping...


The kids' house in finished form.

The one Nate did.

That night we had dinner at the Bartletts' and acted out the Nativity Story.

Here is Nate and Eli looking cool.

Eli again...

Even Grandpa and Grandma got in costume!

Cameron as Joseph, Ben as a shepherd and Serenity as the angel.

Lydia was a very cute shepherd.

Say "Cheese" pretty angel!

Grandma with Ammon and Isaac (two of the three kings)

Kate played the part of Mary. She was very serious about her part.

and there is Joseph, the third wiseman, bearing gifts.

After that we went home and the kids got to open their Christmas Eve presents...

New pajamas!

The first three got a sleepover kit which included a toothbrush, slippers and flashlight. Kate's had a brush and a sleeping mask and she wears it! It's so funny!

After that the kids set out gingerbread cookies and eggnog for Santa and put up our wrapping paper wall so no one could get to the presents early and went to bed!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Some Christmas Activities

Here are some of the things we did to celebrate Christmas this year.

We took the TRAX train downtown to see the lights at Temple Square.

Cute Isaac

My two crazy boys

Mary and Joseph in the nativity story

all bundled up

Daddy and the kids

The famous, beautiful red tree!

Our dolly

Sweet Eli smiling and wearing his "glubs" (gloves)

This year these statues were sitting in the reflection pool. It looked very cool.

What a pretty picture

a view of the luminaries

standing on the slippery pedestal in front of the temple!

standing by the grove of orange trees, they were so pretty.

We went indoors to thaw out and see the Christus statue.

Going back home on the train

Isaac made this candy train at school.