Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Here are pictures from this week....crazy how much 5 years changes things!
Ella was so excited to take cupcakes to school a few days ago. Her request, "White icing with rainbow sprinkles!" Mission accomplished.
She came home from school beaming. Her teacher had given her an "Its my birthday!" sticker, a book and a pencil. Ella said she had a great day at school!
Cali hamming it up for the camera. I was taking pictures of Ella and then Cali started smiling with her nose scrunched up trying to get me to take her picture too:)
Lined up for presents. I had put the presents against the wall and the kids just walked over and sat in the empty spaces. It was cute.
The first present Ella wanted to open was the present from her big sister, Aubrey. Aubrey used her own money to buy little Polly Pocket pets for Ella. Aubrey was so funny shopping at the store. I heard her say things like, "5 dollars for that?! What are people thinking?" It was an eye opener for her as to how much things cost:) Ella loved her gift and immediately gave her a big hug. It was the sweetest.
Ella's grandparents from both sides sent her awesome gifts. She loved them all! Thanks everyone!
She opened our gifts last. Here she is with one of her most favorite things: tattoos. Start 'em young. Thats what we say:)
And she got what she wanted from Mommy & Daddy: a real computer! Its one of those V-Tech learning laptops. She is having lots of fun with it.And here is a picture of Cali, just being Cali:)
Happy Birthday Ella! We love you so so much! Our family wouldn't be the same without your cute little personality in it. We hope you enjoy ice skating today!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Here is Ella with her snowman
Oops! He lost his balance!
And Cali just shoved donuts into her mouth the entire time and watched:)
And today it is freezing cold! It looks like its only going to get colder overnight. Maybe it will snow and we can make some real snowmen soon! Probably not, but we can hope!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Also, my lack of posts has been due to a bad case of Strep Throat. Hasn't been fun, but I'm on antibiotics and feeling much better than I did yesterday. Hopefully by Monday or Tuesday I'll be feeling like myself again. And I'm really hoping and praying that Joey or the kids don't get it too. I don't want anyone sick on Christmas!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
The gift-wrapping sceneAnd this is just a really cute picture Joey took of a mom helping a little boy pick up a gift. Joey takes pictures of the activities for me to put on the church bulletin board(one of my activities committees jobs that I need to stop slacking on. I haven't updated the board in a while-oopsie! Sorry guys! I'll get on it.)
I love our ward!
"Smell Mop who?"
(Yell in disgust) "I don't wanna smell your poo!"
Thanks Christine for the best knock-knock joke ever:) We still laugh at it everytime....and we've said it about a million times. I don't care how old you are, poo is always funny.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I've waited to post the pictures because I didn't want to spoil the card for the family members I sent them too already:) We got some really great shots and I'm really happy with them! These are my 3 favorites..... Here are the rest in a slideshow(Because uploading to slide.com is so much easier than blogger.com! Blogger needs to figure out a better way to upload pictures...)
Monday, December 15, 2008
A blurry picture of the camels outside(We couldn't use the flash. We didn't want to create a camel stampede.)
We finished off the night back inside with cookies and hot cocoa. Yumsters.
Sidenote: We go to this activity to remind the children of the real meaning of Christmas and how its not all about Santa and "getting" things. When we were driving home, we asked the kids, "What was your favorite part?"(expecting them to recall a specific scene or something fun they did). Aubrey said, "Getting cookies and hot cocoa." Then Ella said, "Getting stuff."(referring to the dreidel, rings, and jewels).