Sunday, December 28, 2008

Tori's Dance Recital

A little over a week before Christmas, Tori had her dance recital. It is always so much fun to watch her at her recitals. She is so cute, and loves it so much. She is our shy little one, so we are always so proud of how well she does dancing in front of everyone. She smiled and giggled through the whole thing. She loves having her little friend Haylee in her class. They help each other to not be as nervous. We, of course, took a ton of pictures. Here are a few of our favorites.

Friday, December 26, 2008

I Love Christmas

I can't believe the last post I did was for Thanksgiving! Hopefully I won't get in the habit of only posting on holidays =). Christmas was yesterday, and we had a great one. It was full of laughter and fun times spent with our family. On Christmas eve we always go up to Brandon's parent's house and have a little Christmas party. We had a blast eating, playing Settlers of Catan, opening a few presents, having an ornament exchange, getting new pajamas, and just enjoying each others company. Here are some cute pictures from that night:

The kids fell asleep on the way home that night, so we put them straight to bed. We didn't hear a peep from them all night, but right around 7 they all woke up and excitedly came into our room to wake us up. They were given strict instructions to not go downstairs until we were with them. (We did put a baby gate up to block Levi, because all month long he had been waking up really early and sneaking downstairs to get the candy out of the advent calendar). Here is a cute picture of them waiting on the stairs while daddy went downstairs to check and see if Santa came. I love how excited they look.
Here are some pictures of the kids with their presents. They were so happy, and so grateful for everything they got. It made all the months of saving and hunting down of the toys on their wish list worth it =) We spent the first half of the day just hanging out and having fun with each other. I decided not to worry about the mess that always occurs on Christmas morning, and to just have fun playing with the kids. It was great.

Later that afternoon we headed over to my mom and dad's house to hang out. It was so much fun having everyone in town. Christmas would not be the same without everyone. Everyone had a blast playing on the new Wii, expecially with Wii Fit. (Thanks Grandpa Park for finding them for us in Idaho!) I am so mad that I didn't get any pictures except one! Here are my mom, my sisters and me wearing our new aprons from my Aunt Linda. We all had to decide which ones we wanted, and it took a while but we all finally decided. Here's the requested picture Auntie Lin =)

What a wonderful day, with so many fun memories made. I love Christmas =)