Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Anniversary and Birthday!

James and I celebrated 13 years as a family with the kids!  We went to dinner as a family and then we headed to Provo Beach resort and went bowling, played arcade games and enjoyed ice cream!  I love the idea of celebrating our anniversary as a family since it's our families birthday!!!  The next day James turned 38!  We had an adults only night and ate dinner at Teppanyaki and then went and played 4 games of laser tag!  We really love laser tag in our family!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Christmas 2014!

We had a wonderful Christmas and Santa spoiled the kids!  We had cousins come over and enjoyed playing together and playing some new games.  We also got to skype Grandma and Grandpa in Germany!!
Enjoying Christmas!!!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Twas the night before Christmas!

We celebrated Christmas eve by going to Evan and Kelly's house.  We played games and enjoyed prime rib for dinner!  Then came home the kids put on their new Christmas jammies from grandma and Papa and then we put the kids down. Santa's elves began setting out and setting up Christmas and crashed hard!

All ready for Christmas!!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Krinkle the KRAZY elf!!!

Elf on the shelf (although controversial) is my kids FAVORITE family tradition during Christmas!  I kid you not as soon as their eyes open each morning in December the first thing out of their mouth is "Where's Krinkle" and then they all start running through the house searching for him.  They enjoy finding him and this year Preston told me he really likes when Krinkle does awesome stuff!!!  Here are a few of his shenanigans from 2014!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Violet's Christmas program!

Cute little Violet had her kindergarten Christmas program and we all went to see her in it!  She had learned like 10 songs and sang all of them so well!  The kids were laughing at how cute she was and Preston really loved the part where she sang about giving a Christmas kiss and threw out Hershey's kisses!!!  He spent the next 3 songs scouring the floor looking for any kisses that were not picked up yet!!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas Violin recital!!!

My three little violinists all practiced really hard and performed in the Christmas recital!  It was held at the Salem city building and all of Mrs Bailey's students performed.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Christmas piano recital!

Dorothy performed in her Christmas piano recital, she practiced really hard and learned "Good King Wenceslas" she has such an ear and knows how to make a piece flow!!  I am so proud of the musician she is becoming!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Dorothy's wax museum!!

In 5th grade each student must select someone famous, read a biography and write a paper on the person.  Then they all get to dress up as the person they selected and we walk through and see all the 'wax' figures.  Dorothy was the WORST wax figure ever!!!  She was smiling and talking to everyone that walked by instead of staying perfectly still!!  Her teacher came up to me and told me that she was the happiest student to ever participate in the wax museum.  She has been planning on being Judy Garland since she heard about the wax museum in 2nd grade!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Christmas jammies!!!

This year for jammies since we were not going to Disneyland (sniff, sniff) I got the kids Mickey jammies!  I love the magic of Christmas at Disneyland but we won't be going back for a few years!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Trimming the tree!

The kids were literally counting down the days till we could put the tree up!  They were so excited about Christmas this year!  So the Saturday after Thanksgiving out came Christmas, it so fun to decorate for Christmas listen to music, and then sit around the tree after and stare at the magical lights!