Saturday, December 30, 2017

"Santa Claus is coming to town..."

It's really here! That's what Elise and Carter said when they woke up Christmas Eve morning. We started the morning by going to church. Then we hung out the rest of the day by watching Christmas movies and watching Christmas Story Live. We also did a gingerbread house and then we got ready for Santa to come. The kids got their new jammies, fed the reindeer, got the Santa plate ready, opened one present and we finished the night by reading Twas the Night before Christmas. Christmas morning was magical as always. It was so neat to see the excitement on their faces. Enjoy some pictures and videos from our Christmas Eve and morning. A few pictures are a little dark and blurry, but the kids woke up at 6:00 am this year, the earliest to date! Elise's favorite presents were LOLs, Karaoke microphone and the game Jenga. Carter's favorite presents were video games, board game Sorry and his guitar. Monroe loved her LOLs and Peppa pig toys. Quincy was happy for his football slippers and everything including boxes and wrapping paper. Until next year!

Christmas Eve Sunday
Happy guy today
 After dinner time for crackers, a toy inside and a joke

Gingerbread time

 Reindeer food
I think I should have helped Monroe with her reindeer food
 She dumped out her whole bag lol

 Santa plate is ready to go
 Blurry, but this was my favorite one I got Christmas Eve
 They are looking so old. Sigh
 Santa came

 LOLs for Elise and Monroe, Puzzle for Q and Guitar for Carter
Christmas morning
 Lego game

 Harry Potter apron

 Moana towel

And that was Christmas

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

"Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow..."

 Snow angels
And this guy fell asleep while they were having too much fun in the snow

 Mom's night out! Caroline's annual Chocolate Party.

 Yum! Her award winning chocolate mousse cinnamon pie was my favorite. It's AMAZING!!!!

 Christmas boy
We struggled to get everybody into a picture this week

Elise decided to join the ward choir all by herself a few months ago. After two months of practicing for the Christmas program, here she is singing away. I like that is she starting to go for things that she is interested in, without being scared. Nice work!
 Elise also drew this picture of the manger scene
 Then time for more baking!
Then the plague...literally. Merry Christmas :( The last week before Christmas Carter and I got Influenza Flu A & B. So weird that we got different strands. I haven't been so sick in a looong time.