We had a great Christmas. Jason was off for 8 days during our Christmas break so it was nice to have so much time together. Last year we spent Christmas at the Fire station so it was nice to be home this time. Our Christmas begin on the 23rd. We spent the morning getting the house all clean and ready.
Bridger cleaned the fireplace out. And Jason and I prepared a scavenger hunt for the kids. They had about 8 different clues and ran around the neighborhood looking for there prize.
They had a lot of fun.
They hit the jackpot in the back of our truck and it was a new trampoline. Our other one was shot and to replace what needed to be replaced it was more then buying a new one. So we found a new one. It was fun to do it a few days before Christmas.
Bristol just loves it.
and the boys and there friends have not been off of it.
Christmas eve we made a nice dinner, watched a few Christmas movies, Read the story of Jesus in the Bible and Book of Mormon and the kids opened there new pjs a Christmas tradition.
I made the girls nightgowns this year.
Christmas morning the kids woke at 6 am. They snuck down the stairs.
We had church in a few hours and only let them open one gift.
It killed them.
We made a good pancake and bacon breakfast, and headed to church.
After Church it was time to open presents. It was so nice to go to church on Christmas.
Bristol was so cute and excited but only made it threw a few presents and needed a nap. So her presents got saved for later.
This picture is a little blurry but it shows the excitement in them all.
and the best picture of all is when Brielle open her DS she has been asking for 2years. She was so shocked.
It was a great Christmas, Baxter got a egg incubator and is now incubating some chicken eggs. Bridger got a power drill and a tool box, Boston got his own cell phone and has not gotten off of it. If you text him, beware he will text you back 100 times. Brielle go a easy bake oven she has been baking things up. Bristol got a wagon and has been loving it. Now time to clean all the Christmas mess up. It always feels so good to take it all down. Hope everyone had a great Christmas.
5 days until Christmas,
and all threw our house you could hear,
one 4 year old a pucking,
all the presents needed to be wrapped,
one toddler drinking the bowl of puck,
one toddler bathed and down for the night,
one mom wondering what just happened,
3 boys sneaking down to the basement,
one dad at work,
Getting ready for his 8 days off,
one mom tired of cleaning up,
Everyone sick to there stomachs from to much Christmas sweets,
loving are lazy Christmas Break,
Just hoping we can take a break.
And a few less Christmas trees a standing. ( Thank You Bristol ).
Wow, what a week. I'm sure glad it is over. I love how every Christmas thing gets crammed in to one week. Our kids have had a ton going on this week. So have I.
Baxter and Bridger had there Christmas band concert. They both did a great job. Bridger is doing really good for his first year playing the clarinet. He is in beginning band.
Baxter is in Jazz band and symphonic band. He really pretty good on his Sax. All those early morning are paying off.
Brielle did not have a Christmas recital but she had a night this week the parents could come watch. I put her in with a new teacher this year and I'm so impressed with her. Brielle loves it. I could not find her ballet shoes this night. I had them the other night at our ward Christmas party were she did a little dance. But now I can't find them.That is why she is bare foot. She did a really good job.
Bridger did a skit in the talent show also this week. He did a skit called a Hobo on the lawn with 4 of his friends. They were pretty funny.
Saturday Brielle cheered for two football games. She is so cute and a pretty good cheerleader. I was busy with a funeral so Jason took her. He was a pretty proud Cheer dad.
Well I'm glad this week is over. It was a lot of fun and a lot of work. Boston had a fun Christmas party too. I was in charge of it so I did not get any picture's. But he had a lot of fun. Can you believe there is only one week until Christmas. This month has flown by. I still have a ton of wrapping to do. And a few thing to buy. But I'm super close to being ready. Hope everyone has a great week.
Bridger was awarded student of the month this month. He got to have a lunch with all the teacher's. He got it for being kind to others.
Bridger is such a great kid. He always is playing so good with his sister's. He does not care what anyone thinks of him. He is always building or making things. He is crazy and not scared of anything. We love you Bridger great job.
Thank you all for such nice and encouraging words with my new calling they were very sweet and meant a lot to me.
Hi, we are Jason and Heidi. Our little Fairy tale begin 18 years ago. We have been blessed with 8 kids. 4 Princes and 4 little Princess. I'm lucky enough to be able to stay at home with the kids; While Jason is busy working as a Firefighter, Paramedic, in Las Vegas. Our family loves blogging. It's a great way for Family and Friends to check in on us. Welcome to our some times crazy world.