Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Jordan's Christmas program

Jordan had his first ever Christmas program at school. He was excited, but I think I was more excited than him. I wanted to get there early enough to get a good seat. I guess I was too excited because we were the first ones there! 

I could tell at first he was a little shy, because his face looked like this....

But he sang his little heart out. He was by far the loudest kid, he was so cute! 

Singing the Alvin and the Chipmunks song. They swayed back and forth. Oh, and that is Abby next to him. I don't know if I've ever talked about Abby on my blog, but they are friends. And they are adorable.

We wish you a Merry Christmas.

Our Grinch Christmas feast

We had a Grinch dinner one night for family home evening. We had a roast beast (turkey), Who hash (hash brown casserole), Mt. Crumpit rolls, and Grinch soda! 

For dessert we had Who pudding. Which was just a pudding cup with M&Ms. Yummmmmm! 

Then we talked about the true meaning of Christmas and watched the Grinch.

Safety Fair

 One day Benji was on his way home and noticed a bunch of ambulances, fire trucks, and life flight helicopters on the street. He was a little worried, but found out it was just the safety fair. We took our kids and they had fun. We got there late though and they missed the life flight helicopter. They still had fun.

I didn't exactly like seeing my kids on the stretcher and in the back of an ambulance, but whatever.

They also got to put out candles with a little fire hose. 

Lighting the 'B'

Every year on homecoming the high school kids light up the B on our mountain with flares. It's fun to go sit in the backyard and watch the whole thing. My kids think it's extra awesome because they get to stay up late.


One day we were walking down the cereal aisle when Sam spotted a box of Trix. He asked if we could buy them and I told him no. He started to cry as he said, "but mom, the bunny told me Trix are for kids," and then he started sobbing, "and I'm a kid!" It was such a funny little outburst that I wrote that story on Facebook. Later that night there was a knock on the door and we found a box of Trix sitting there. We still don't know who brought them over.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Visiting Santa

We went and sat on Santa's lap last week. I can't believe we got a picture of all three of them smiling at the same time in the same picture!

Watching the snow.

Look at the adorable wonder and awe. I love her so much!

Sam's awesome hair

This is the second post I've done today about Sam's hair. It must be awesome. 
When Sam's hair grows out it becomes three different colors and looks like we dyed it. I've even had women stop me in the store and ask if I dye it. I promise you I don't. This is just what happens when a redhead reproduces with a person with super dark hair, that used to be blond when they were a child.

So the front of his hair is so blond that it's white, then it has a layer of red and then it's really dark around his crown. The red highlights in his hair are the exact color of mine, I've compared them. :)


I haven't posted on this blog for so long that I have to go back a few months to catch up completely. This was awhile ago, but Sam came to me and said, "see mom, sometimes I turn into a werewolf." Then he pulled his face.

Jordan's Christmas list

I tried to crop this photo, but it didn't work, I guess. Anyway, here is the awesome letter.

Our elf

Here are some of Streamer's recent antics. My kids love him. Hannah even gets excited in the morning to look for him. One morning I went to get her out of her crib and she smiled and yelled, "Elp!" It's so fun to see how excited they get each morning.
Here's Streamer hanging out...

Streamer drew all over our pictures.

He hid at the top of the curtains. (Easiest thing to do, kids thought it was the funniest.)

He brought us a countdown chain with candies, hid in the bird cage with a note explaining everything.

They were curious about the new guy.

He brought the boys new Christmas movies one day.

One day Streamer brought cookies shaped like his head. Yeah, that's kinda weird. 

But they thought it was grrrrrreat!

 One night I totally forgot to move Streamer. I woke up to the kids running down the hall yelling, "Let's find him!" I panicked, but then found him in this vase. It's so great having a husband that has fun with this too!

One day Streamer brought "magic seeds" and "magic glitter".

So they planted them in a bowl of sugar, sprinkled on the magic sprinkles and two days later candy canes appeared! They were a little disappointed because they thought they would turn into venus fly traps.

 Just hanging out in a sugar bowl.

On December 1st Streamer brought us a North Pole breakfast to celebrate December.

He brought "Christmas lights cereal" (Fruity Pebbles), "Snowballs" (powdered donuts), "elf oranges" (Clementines...get it they're small oranges), and hot chocolate.

More pictures of Streamer to come.