Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Merry Christmas!

We had a wonderful Christmas this year!  We started off going to a Christmas party on Christmas Eve.  It was a lot of fun, though we were too late for the kids to see Santa.  Luckily they didn't seem to mind one bit.  We got home around 8:30 PM and let the kids open one present.  They all got PJ's which is a tradition of ours.  They also got a bonus present which was The Nativity Story.  We hoped it would make them fall asleep quickly.  Too both of our surprise they all stayed awake for the whole thing!  It got over about 10:30.  They did go right to bed and they fell asleep quickly!  The kids woke us up at 7 AM.  Not too bad. 

Santa made a tunnel for the train going around our tree out of all the presents!  The kids loved turning the train on first thing.  They loved that they could hear it but couldn't see it!

All of the Stockings and extra presents!

Aubrie wasn't quite sure whether to believe Christian when he says that Santa isn't real.  So she decided to write Santa a long note on scrap wrapping paper.  She told me if he signed it then he is real.  And guess what?  He did if fact sign it!  She was very happy!

After all the presents are opened!  What a mess.

We spent Christmas Day with Sterling's family this year.  When we first got there Sterling, Hailee, Christian,  and David all went sledding.  Well the four wheeler pulled the sled!  They had a lot of fun.   Then we had dinner, visited and opened presents!  Then we spent the night at my Mom's.  The next morning we had breakfast at my brother's (and his family) my sister and her family,  my step sister and her family and my Mom and Ren.  We then headed to my Dad's for lunch and more presents.  We then drove all the way home and went to bed!  It was a fun but very busy couple of days!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Aubrie's Barbie Party

Aubrie's 7th Birthday Party!

Opening presents

Barbie Cake

Marshmallows dipped in Pink Chocolate and sprinkles

Flowers in Bloom Box

Golden Oreo's dipped in Pink Chocolate

Popcorn Cones

I made all of the treat stands and candy jars by gluing candle sticks to china plates or glass bowls!

Barbie magnets.  One of the party favors.

Tulle Wreath

Party Favors.  It contained a ring pop and makeup.

Coloring Barbie pictures and then we made beautiful bead bracelets.

I also painted all of the girls fingernails!  It was a fun barbie party for Aubrie's Big Day!


Hailee was a girl pirate!
Emilee was a beautiful bride and Aubrie was a Geisha!

Christian was Spiderman.  He has a mask that he wasn't wearing during this picture.

   The kids had a great time parading around town with their school.  They don't have Halloween parties but they love Trick or Treating at many of the down town businesses! 
On Sat. We went to Sandy to take part in the Trunk or Treat in my brother's neighborhood.  It got rained out though so we just ended up taking the kids around in the rain.  I think a lot of people felt sorry for them and ended up giving them handfuls of candy.  We went back to my brother's for dinner and then the kids headed out for more trick or treating.  I was worried that they would hardly get any candy but they ended up with more than they've ever gotten! 

Monday, October 18, 2010

Family Pictures!

We all got together on Conference Weekend to get some pictures of all of us.  Taking pictures with this many kids wasn't easy but they turned out pretty good!