Thursday, January 13, 2011

Christmas Time is Near

So these are a few pictures of our activities leading up to Christmas in 2010. We got our very own surprise visit from Santa on Christmas Eve, and the kids just loved him!
Here are the kids in their new PJ's that they got to open from us on Christmas Eve, a family tradition. They have dragons on them from the movie "How to Train Your Dragon," which is their new favorite.
Parker's new PJ's have Toy Story 3.
And here are the adorable new PJ's from Grandma G this year:

Notice Natalie's festive green and red toes!
Here's me and the kids making fudge.
Parker, with a bow artfully placed on his head by Carson:
Parker, with his stocking draped over his back:

Hair, Tree, and Sledding

The day Mike flew home from Canada for the last time, we picked him up at the airport and then went to cut down a Christmas tree. We decided to try a new area this year, and it was a huge success! We hadn't walked far from our SUV when we found our perfect little tree! It's the best tree we've ever picked, I think, and we had it back to the vehicle in minutes! So, we decided to spend the rest of the afternoon sledding in the mountains. It was a great afternoon, made better by the fact that Mike was home from Canada, and we'd missed him so much!
Here's a picture of our tree all decorated:
Here's Mike and the kids dragging the tree back to the SUV:
Natalie sledding:
And here's Natalie's hair, my new way to fix it, because it's so cute and super easy:
This is Carson's attempt to fix her hair. A slightly different finished look, but it definitely has character, don't you think?