Monday, December 28, 2009

A Christmas Mix of Pics

Dress up, Santa at the Mall, and our Christmas tree.....

Every year at the "Nativities Around the World" event thrown by our church, they have a children's area where they get to color, play with toy nativities, and dress up. Eli wanted the sheep costume, Kambria the angel, and Audriana one of the wise men costumes. Too cute eh?! :)

A beautiful Angel standing over the baby Jesus. :)

One afternoon after picking Kambria up from school, we decided to take the kids to the mall to play in the play area. But before we did, Kambria wanted to take a detour to see Santa. :)

Daddy boosting Kambria up to help her get the Angel on top of our tree. That has become tradition, but I think within the next year or two Eli will want a turn to do it too. :)

Kambria wanted to hug the tree! :)

A little blurry, but our pretty tree all decorated! :) We usually put red and gold beaded garland around it, but we knew that wouldn't last very long with Eli around!

Breakfast with Santa

Kambria and Eli's Grandma Pooh and their Auntie Adie volunteered at a local church's annual "Breakfast with Santa". It was a yummy breakfast and the kids had a blast! :)

Adrianna (Auntie Adie) with Santa! :)

Kambria showing off her candy cane Rudolf the rednose reindeer.

Uncle George, Auntie Roo, and Madeleine were there too! :) I didn't have my camera out yet when Santa had come over to the table to say hi to my kids....sad. George and Rhiannon got there a little later, so I captured a pic of Santa saying hi to Madeleine. :)

Audriana was with us too. :)

A family picture with Santa.....come on Daddy....why don't you sit on Santa's lap???? LOL! :)

Madeleine telling Santa that she wants a barbie for Christmas. :)

"Running" errands with Kambria

After picking up Kambria from school I took her with me to run a few errands, which included going downtown. When we were by the Bloomsday statues she requested I take a picture of her with them. I just thought it was cute and wanted to share! I love this cute girl! :)

An attempt at our own family pictures.....

Since we couldn't afford to get new family pics taken by my very talented cousin, we, along with our best friends decided to go to Finch Arboretum and try and take our own of eachother. Well....they didn't turn out too well and neither one of us decided to include them in our Christmas cards this year. :) By the time we got there on a blistery cold Sunday afternoon, it was getting dark fast. Niether of our families had a fancy camera so the pics turned out pretty dark even though it was just barely dusk. Also to add to the fun, the kids were miserable! So we tried......... (at least both of our Christmas cards turned out cute without our family pics). :)

Ahhhh.......the only one I love! :)

I didn't include very many of the attemps in the post, just the better ones. :)

Going after thanksgiving....

After a little shopping with my best friend and a little nap after having only 2 1/2 hours of sleep the night before, we headed to Coeur'd Alene for the night time parade and the Christmas lighting ceremony at the resort. We have made it a tradition with some of Jon's family and always have a good time despite the very cold temps! :)

After the lighting ceremony and a dinner usually consisting of sandwiches and stuff brought from home, we head into the resort hotel to see all the fun decorated Christmas trees and check out that year's entertainment.

Kambria wanted a picture by this tree since it was full of and surrounded by one of her favorite things.....STUFFIES! (stuffed animals)

Eli got to play in the jumping castle since there weren't a bunch of other kids in there at the time. He loved it!!! :)

Our niece Audriana coming down the slide in the castle.

Kambria and Eli decided to go down together :)

We decided to take a break and sit down and watch the entertainment. But the girls and Eli had a different idea......why sit when you can get up and dance! :)

Jon and Grandma Watson decided to join in too. I was busy taking pics of all the cute fun! :)

Some of the lights on the boardwalk....

Monday, December 21, 2009

Has it really been a month already???!!!! + Christmas card

Wow! It has been a month since my last post! This month has flown by!.....of course it is the month of Christmas.....always busy! I know I have at least 3 or 4 post to catch up on since my last and there will only be more before I actually have a chance to do them, pics and all. So stay tuned.....probably won't happen until after Christmas. :)

Have a Merry Christmas everyone! :)

.....since I couldn't send everyone our Christmas card this year here it is for you all to see~ (you can click on it to see it bigger)