Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Pictures

I have a lot of blogging to do.  So much to catch up on . . . .  While you wait with baited breath for those blog posts (I make no promises about when they are coming), here are some pictures from Christmas day.

We went to church at 9 am, so the kids had to wait until after church to open any presents.  I offered them the opportunity to change their clothes before opening gifts, but they wanted to get right to the action.  The result is super cute pictures of opening presents in their Christmas church outfits.  I would be tempted to make this a tradition if it made any sense to do so.

Our Christmas was wonderful!  We had a lovely Sacrament Meeting at church, followed by a bit of socializing and treats.  Then we came home to open presents and spend time together playing with our new things.  In the late afternoon, we headed over to Trenton and Kristyn's house for Christmas dinner with the little Moons and the Twohys.  It was such a nice, relaxing day! 

I spent a lot of time over the past few months working on crafts/sewing for Christmas gifts.  One of my major projects was making dresses for my girls and ties for my boys.  I think they turned out really nicely.  Enjoy the pictures!

Natalie, Peyton, Lydia, Maryam, Braden

Natalie, Peyton, Tobin, Maryam, Braden (Isn't Braden's face cute?!)

Better picture of Natalie and Peyton.  I love how she wears her headband as a necklace. 

Cute Kiddos!

More of the Cute Kiddos

Braden reading his new Elmo book

Natalie reading her new Big Bird book

opening the big family gift from Santa

Gift from Santa.  He got a great deal on a slightly used Wii

Natalie's favorite part of the day . . . taking all the wrapping paper out of the trash bag and playing with it!

Tobin's favorite gift.  Thanks, James (Krissy)!

Good thing we didn't give Braden too many gifts.  He was more interested in playing under the piano.

What happens when a girl misses her morning beauty nap?  She can't make it through lunch time.

This guy can always eat!