Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Toys and Fun

Merry Christmas to all! We have had a great day at home with the kids, playing with new toys and just relaxing. Santa worked extra hours making the kids cool new toys. Carson got a work bench and Natalie got a kitchen. They really love them and have been playing with them all day.

The kids got some costumes from Grandma L ( I helped a little), so above is Carson in an Indian outfit, and below is Natalie in her Indian dress.
Here's Carson as a pirate. He's even got the mean look down.
Here's Natalie as a fairy, with various costume pieces on. She loves her new dress up shoes, and she's been wearing them all day.
Here's Carson while we were opening presents, in his new pj's.
Here's Natalie opening presents:
The kids in their new pj's that they got to open Christmas Eve.
Here they are dressed up for our Back to Bethlehem dinner and skit.
Grandma G gave them costumes as well, which they love and have been wearing around everywhere. Natalie is a ballerina, though according to her she is actually a princess. Carson is a puppy.
Lastly, here's Mike and the kids doing a gingerbread foam project from Grandma and Grandpa G. The kids had a great time.
We hope everyone had a great Christmas and wish you all a Happy New Year. Safe travels to all this holiday season.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Oh What Fun

It's been a busy few weeks here, as I'm sure it has been for everyone. We had our week of preschool at our house a while ago, and here are the kids decorating cookies.
Above: The girls in his class.
Below: Carson is on the right.
And here's Natalie on the right. She thinks she's big enough for preschool too.
Mike's birthday was fun. The kids loved having him open presents.

And of course we had to sing to him and help blow out the candles (the kids, not me).
Mike put lights on our house, and we tried to get a picture, but our camera doesn't take good night pictures. Here's the best one we got.
Carson was part of the skit for our ward Christmas party. He was a wise man. The entire cast was made up of little kids, who stood in place while the story was read from the bible. He was so cute, and had a great time!

Of course Santa came to visit the party. Carson was amazed that Santa knew we were at the church. Both kids were excited to sit on his lap this year, so that was fun.

Here's Mike and the kids playing in the snow outside once it warmed up enough to go out. They had a great time throwing snowballs at the photographer!

Carson staged this picture and requested that I put it on the blog today. It is him sharing his carseat with Natalie's baby Shelly.

So far we've had a great season and look forward to the coming weeks as well. Hope you all have a Merry Christmas!