Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Year's Eve

This year we had a fun family New Year's Eve party
 We took down the Christmas ornaments and replaced them with New Year's Eve decorations.
The kids loved having a New Years Eve tree
 Kids making silly faces in front of the New Year's tree
We put up New Year's Eve decorations and had a lot of snacks and treats.
We played headbandz, sardines, glow in the dark bowling, charades, watched movies and more...
It was a really great New Year's Eve with the fam.

Nativity with the Smith Family

Every year the Smith family acts out the Nativity. We were so happy to be a part of it again after 4 years of missing it.
Kate was "Mary"

Elle was a lamb

Stephanie, Lauren, and Avery were all angels

the whole "cast"

Parker was the donkey

Jake, Uncle Leroy, and Parker

Christmas morning

This year Santa brought the kids presents at Nana and Bumpa's house
Looking through stockings

Kate loves her light bright

Elle was so excited to get more Barbies

Parker had been waiting a loooong time for this Lego Wii game

Lauren got the boots she wanted

The kids in the pajama pants I made them

Christmas in Utah

This year we decided that we really wanted to spend Christmas with our extended family.  It had been 4 years since we have spent Christmas with extended family.
It was a TON of work to make it happen, but worth every minute.  The kids especially had a great time with Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents, and Cousins.
 Uncle Dylan with Mason and Keaton
 Christmas morning at Grandma's,
 before the present opening madness began.
 Parker and Dylan T.
 Grandma's  house after the present opening madness
 Myia and Aunt Amber
 Elle and uncle Mike
 Elle LOVES Frank

 Elle LOVES Sadie...
Elle loves all dogs
 Kate and Elle singing Christmas karaoke
 Mom and me looking at family pictures
 Parker and Kenny
 Elle and Keaton
 We went ice skating and had a BLAST
Kate ended up not using the walker thing. And Elle ended up using one.  Elle loved it and skated around until we had to leave.  She was super fast, and loved it.  It was uncharacteristic of fun to watch.
Amber and Jordan
I think this was the only time Kate wasn't making Uncle Jordan skate with her.
Elle painted Uncle Jordans toenails
while He, Brittney, Amber, Myia and I played a card game

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


 Elle was Snow White
 Kate was a butterfly
 Lauren was a peacock
 Parker was a ninja
 Lauren and her friend Jo made these cute skeletons that I found on Pinterest
 Kate was grossed out
 Lantern craft that the kids made
Kate's, Parker's, Lauren's, Elle's

Really???  Your head is in a pumpkin???  Must have been your dads idea... 

Spending Time With the Lee's

 We went to Scheels and rode the ferris wheel. It was really fun.

Nothing is better than playing with fire and getting tackled on the trampoline. :)