Saturday, February 26, 2011
The kids were so happy to wake up to toys and jerseys they have been wanting. Conner and Derek got the Cardinals black jerseys they've been dying to get, and Cameron got a Saints and Colts jersey. He also wanted a cardinals black, but I guess Santa couldn't find one in his size. He might have to wait until his Birthday for that one! Sydney got clothes, a butterfly hatching contraption, and a couple DS games she can play on Conner's DS. Alexa got a Tea party table and set she absolutely loves, and Austin got some toy trucks and clothes. Alexa was having a tea party with her siblings just minutes after waking up. About a half hour after opening presents, we told the kids that there was one more present from us they needed to open. After a scavenger hunt to find the present, the kids were slightly confused when they found an envelope. We told them to sit on the couch and open the envelope(while we video taped). The 3 oldest boys were screaming when they found out the present was taking the whole family to Arizona to watch the Cardinals play the Cowboys on Christmas day. We got ready quickly, and were out the door to Arizona by 8:30am Christmas morning. The kids were slightly excited!
Friday, February 25, 2011
It was nice to have my parents home from their mission. Each year we've had Christmas Eve at my parents house, and acted out the story of Mary and Joseph. Last year(because my parents were gone on a mission) we went to my sister's house and acted it out. This year my parents were home and we had it at their house. The kids liked dressing in their costumes, singing the Christmas songs, and being the center of attention.
Friday, December 17, 2010
We took our annual trip to Knott's Berry Farm the second week of December. We went with the Raban's, and Sheri, Mike, and Jillian(Steve's sister/Brother in law, and child). We drove down after school on a Friday and came home late Monday night. While we were there we went to the Beach, and went to Knott's two different days. Saturday was a nightmare at Knott's. They were running a promotion for Toys for Tots, and way to many people were there that day. Monday was awesome! We hardly waited in lines, and rode everything we wanted multiple times.