Saturday, December 29, 2012

Big Man is 8!

Where does the time go? I can't believe Big Man is 8 already. He's so excited to get baptized. We took some pictures today to get ready for the big day next weekend.

Christmas Pics

We had a wonderful Christmas. It's always so much work and over too quickly, but we had a great time. Here are some pictures from our Christmas Eve party and Christmas morning.

Christmas Day would not be complete without Brownies for Big Man's birthday!  I can't believe he's 8!

Here is his completed Lego set!  He worked hard to get it all assembled  (so did Jeff)!

I tried to get a decent PJ picture of the kids on Christmas Eve, but alas The Mover would not cooperate.  The little stinker!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Live Nativity

We've heard how great the Fountain Green's Live Nativity is. We were able to go last night as a family. You get to go on a hayride from the church up to the location of the nativity. It was cold, but we were bundled up pretty good and kept warm.

After the hayride, we watched a short video in some warm tents and then walked through different scenes from the events of Jesus's birth. It ended with Mary and Joseph in a small stable with a donkey. There in a small manger was a cute, content 'baby Jesus'. Each group or family took a few minutes to look in at this scene. Little Princess stayed there for a quite a while and just stared. When we asked her about it later, she said 'Jesus really is alive and he's a baby'. It was the perfect way to remember the true meaning of the season.

Monday, December 10, 2012

The Perfect Christmas Card

Every year I have visions of "The Perfect Christmas Card" and somehow it never quite turns out as I plan.

Jeff pinned this picture on Pinterest and it made me laugh. Mainly because this is what usually happens during our family photo shoots. Our last large family photo with my side of the family had Big Man making some weird face. Everyone else looked great, except him, and that's the best one we got.  Little stinkers.

I told Jeff I wanted to get the Christmas pictures done before church yesterday when the kids were all dressed up. Bless his little heart, he started doing pictures while I was still getting dressed. By the time I came out to help, the kids (The Mover mainly) were done. GRRRR. So now I have to try again or use the ONE that they all look okay. I was hoping more than ONE would turn out, so I'd have a few to choose from.  Curses to Christmas pictures. Next year they may not happen at all!  These are definitely in the do NOT use pile!

Visiting Santa

Mona City has Santa come to the city office every year. That part is great, but the part the kids love best of all is the big bag of candy they give out after you sit on his lap! The Mover sat still just long enough to get a picture. It's always interesting to hear what they want after the shopping is all done!