Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Time Activities

Max's first time ice skating and he loved it! Needless to say my back was broken by the end of the night helping him go around and around and around.
The favorite white elephant this year was the bump it. If you can't tell we all have one in.
This years annual Ugly Sweater Party, thanks Fitch's for a great night.
This years Gingerbread House
I just love these pictures, watching tv together in there soft cuddly pajamas.
Max loves his little sister and loves playing with her.
Tyler went with some friends to see santa and his reindeer.
All the kiddos waiting in line to see Santa.
Before we went to see Santa this year we took the kids to the store to pick something out for sub for santa, to try and teach them that it's not all about getting presents at Christmas. Tyler got it and pick out a few gifts to give away. Max on the other hand didn't quite get it. Everything he picked up he didn't want to give it away and wouldn't let go of the box. Maybe next year he will understand.

The Nutcracker

Last Saturday we went to see the Nutcracker, it was a fun day of having lunch and spending time with just the girls. We started this tradition last year and I have to say this years performance was much better then last years (last year we went to a local high schools performance).
We got to go back stage and see the dancers getting ready for the second half. I think this might have been the highlight for the girls, seeing the dancers up close.
Thanks mimi for a fun afternoon!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Annual Christmas Tree Cutting

This year we talked the rest of the Bills clan into joining us for our annual christmas tree cutting event and everyone loved it!
Presley's first tree cutting trip, she was all smiles the whole time.
Mimi and Papa with the kids.
Never try and take a picture when you have to look into the sun with kids, it never seems to work out.
There is this years tree.
Playing in the snow.
Love those cheeks!

Things to be Grateful for

Brett had the patience to cut out and place all these little leaves all over the pie, doesn't it look great!
Ty helping with the turkey.
The Kiddos
We were lucky enough to have Nana and Grandpa join us for Thanksgiving this year. The kids were in heaven having both sets of grandparents around.