Sunday, December 27, 2009

Trying the new toys

Even though it was 12 degrees on Saturday the kids were dying to try out their new toys.
Jonah talked Granny B in to riding his electric scooter. She was whipping around the walking paths. And please note that my LITTLE mother is wearing Jonah's jacket.

Alexa was excited to try out her new bike. She had grown out of her last bike.

Post Christmas

We had Saturday brunch at The Grand America Hotel in down town Salt Lake City. It is a 4 star hotel and you could spend quite a while just admiring the architecture and interior design. We highly recommend the is only $15 for adults and $7 for kids. This is a picture of my family.....yes we are a motley crew!!! We took a few moments to take some fun shots in the hotel.
Granny B and Grandpa J with the kids.

Christmas day

Well I did a really bad job of taking pictures on Christmas day. I have to admit I don't think taking pictures of the presents you get is really appropriate. I simply enjoyed the day cooking with my mom and spending time with our family. My entire family was in town and my in-laws were with us too. We had a crowded house!!!
Yes.....our dogs have their own stockings!


We spent a cold night seeing the lights at Temple Square. We went with the Lewis family. We enjoyed a yummy dinner at PF Changs and then braved the winter weather. As always the lights and nativity on temple square ignite the Christmas spirit with in.


Alexa had her winter dance performance. They did their own little rendition of The Nutcracker. Jonah said "I didn't know they had hip-hop in The Nutcracker!". It was a great performance by all and we were especially proud of our toy soldier.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The season has begun

The Christmas season has arrived at our house. The gingerbread houses have been decorated....

The snow is falling and the sledding has started.....
Letters have been written for Santa. In this letter Jonah asked Santa for a picture of Paco and Bob. Paco and Bob are our Christmas elves that come check on the kids all year long. Wonder if his teacher knows Paco or Bob????
The ward Christmas party was so great. Steve was in charge of the musical program. Steve played Brigham Young, Alexa sang and Caleb was Joseph. Jonah and I got to sit back and relax. Well that isn't exactly true. I had to make Steve's vest and Alexa's pioneer skirt. Do you love Steve's Brigham beard.....I choose to pick my battles! :)
My Christmas tree is decorated. Yes the tree that the kids are not allowed to touch!
The kids decorated their tree.
They are hoping Santa will leave presents in the basement under their tree. We are filled with the Christmas spirit around here and we hope you are too!!!