Saturday, December 27, 2008

Chrismas 2008

This was the first Christmas our family has spent entirely alone.
(Nice, but lets not get into that habit.)
The girls helped out quite well with the activities in the kitchen.
Mark made his favoirte fruit salad.
Our Christmas program was chalk full of "good stuff".

Nicole played "Little Drummer Boy".

Jessica read her favorite scripture.

And, the boys sang "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer".
I told the story of the Christmas Orange and Mark read Luke 2.

Each year after our program is over, the kids share the gifts they have bought for each other. (On the Saturday before Christmas, the family will gather all the loose change from around the house. We count it up and split it between the four children. This year they collected $80.00+. They draw names and shop for that brother or sister.) It's a wonderful and fun tradition!

Then it's time for bed!

The trip down the stairs is so exciting!

Thanks, Nana for the Star Wars toys!!!!

Merry Christmas, we hope you all had a wonderful day and we wish you all happiness!


It's always a special treat when it snows here.
The kids think it's magical!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Hunt for the Perfect Tree

We took the kids to a local "cut your own tree" farm. It's a fun tradition watching the kids run around searching for what they think is the perfect tree. This year we were in a bit of a hurry because Mark had a basketball game to get to and the sun was setting. The kids were great and Jessica found our tree. The best part of the outing is yelling out "SAW" as loud as you can!