Monday, January 25, 2010

Fun in the Snow

New Years Day we went sledding with my family. The kids had a great time!

A few days later we played in the snow in the backyard. Madelyn spent most of the time licking and eating the snow.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

We enjoyed Christmas Eve at my parents' house. We had an incredible steak dinner and then my dad read Luke 2 while the kids acted it out with the little nativity set. The best part was when my mom said, "and the angel said..." and Audrey said, "Ho Ho Ho!" really loud. We had been practicing, "What does Santa say?" It was hilarious. I wish I had it on video. Then we put the girls Christmas pj's on and headed home. We put out milk and cookies for Santa and put the girls to bed and finished wrapping presents. Unfortunately our Christmas pictures didn't turn out very well, so here's the best of them.
Christmas morning we woke up and the girls were so excited. They had so much fun opening presents. Madelyn got a dollhouse with furniture, some dress up shoes, games, princess Barbies, and her stocking stuff. Audrey got sit n' spin, busy ball popper, Mrs. potato head, a shape sorter, a pony, and her stocking stuff. Ty and I got Sonicare toothbrushes, and a few surprises from each other. We had a great morning! We spent the afternoon and evening at my parents' house again. We had a casual dinner, and then opened presents. Madelyn got a Leapster from Grandma and Grandpa, and she was so excited, she could hardly breathe, she said, "This is what I've wanted my whole life!" Then she got some games to go with it. Audrey opened a highchair for her babies and some great church toys (I Spy bag and a dressup wooden doll). Then Ty and I got clothes and some new frames for our family room wall, which we've wanted for a very long time to frame the girls pictures we had taken this summer. We had a good time, playing, laughing, and enjoying one another. It was an awesome Christmas Day!