Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Day!

Christmas day was spent with family and lots of food and laughter!

Taegan and her cousins Grady and Grant

Sara, Tyler and Jacob

My mom and dad with all of their grand kids and great grand kids!

Tae and her cousins with her Great Grandpa!

Tae with her mommy, mom(her grandma), and her great grandma!

Christmas Eve

We enjoyed a nice quiet Christmas Eve day at my parents getting things ready for that night. That evening we met my sister and her family at church and enjoyed a beautiful candle light service together celebrating the birth of our Savior. When it was over we headed back to my parents to enjoy some yummy food and exchange gifts. I LOVE being with all of them and enjoy every minute I have with them!

Taegan was so excited about opening presents!

My sweet niece Sara and her precious Ayden!

Sweet Stacie and her new bundle Levi!

Tae loves her Aunt Ann!

Tyler took Tae out in the rain to spread food for Santa's reindeer!

Christmas at Uncle Chris's...

This year we had Christmas with Chad's family at his brother's house. We stopped at his house and spent the day on our way to my parents. We were the last ones to arrive and it wasn't fast enough for Tae. She has so much fun playing with her cousin Emma! She started asking if we were there yet about 30 minutes into a 4 hour trip! Thank goodness for DVD players in the car!

Tae and Emma with their new dolls. Thank you Nonna!!

Tae, Emma and Uncle Chris!

Kindergarten Christmas Party!

Well I can't believe it but Taegan has completed the first semester of
Kindergarten. I can't believe how fast it has gone by. The semester ended with a Christmas party full of fun! I am the room mom in Taegan's class and I had so much planning the party! I went to school with Tae that morning and before her class went to PE/Music we made gingerbread houses. I can't believe I didn't get one picture while they were making them. They had so much fun and all of the houses turned out really cute! I forgot what it like to be in the classroom on party much excitement in the room when the day starts! After they returned from PE/Music the festivities began! I had so many great parents help me with all of the food and the kids had more than enough to eat. It was so fun watching the kids play and visit together during the party. After they ate they had a puzzle exchange and the kids enjoyed opening their present that one of their friends had gotten them. It was a great party and fun was had by all!

All of the kids after loading up on sugar!

Taegan's puzzle from her sweet friend Allison!

Tae and her precious teacher Mrs. Winkler!

Taegan's Gingerbread House

Early in December we were home one Saturday and Tae decorated a gingerbread house. I love Saturdays but I really love Saturdays in December. There is always so much going on and so many fun things to do! Tae had so much fun decorating her house. We constructed it together and then after it was set she went to decorating! I think she did a great job and it was a great addition to our Christmas decorations!