Saturday, March 22, 2014

We All Scream for Ice Cream!

We live about five minutes from Thanksgiving Point and the cutest ice-cream parlor ever!  It is our family's favorite place to go on Saturdays (Their ice cream cones are only 25 cents!)  We love to order our ice cream, and then sit in a booth and talk until we're stuffed. 

Once, Jason and I decided to share an ice cream sundae.  We were expecting one of those little ice cream sundaes like you get at Sonic.  Instead they gave us this monstrosity . . .

It was just as delicious as it looks, and they practically had to roll me out of that shop!  Yum!!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Girl's Got Talent!

The kids' school has a big talent show every year at Christmas time.  Olivia wanted to perform in this year's show.  We chose a song, and she practiced diligently every day to prepare for her audition.  She  was the youngest student to make it into the show.  Livi loves to sing and perform, but this was her first time singing in front of such a large crowd . . . more than 1,200 people!   I was SO proud of her!  Seriously, I cried because I was so proud to be her mom.  Here she is, performing "When Christmas Comes to Town" from The Polar Express. (If you click on the title of the video, you can watch the full-screen version).

Bravo to our little Livi!  We Love you!!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Christmas in March!

It's March . . . and I'm just now getting around to blogging about Christmas.  I have four crazy sweet kids, so I guess I'm giving myself a pass.  Batter late than never!  We had a fun Christmas together.  Admittedly, I felt extra stressed this holiday season.  I'm a perfectionist, and life just isn't perfect (It's something I'm learning to accept).  But there truly is something magical about Christmas when you see it through your kids' eyes . . . Here are some pictures of our fun!

Our attempt at a "happy" Christmas Sunday picture:

The kids in their Christmas jammies:

Grandma Dalby gave the kids a kit to decorate gingerbread men.  Here they are showing off their treats:

Cookies and Thank-You Notes for Santa:

Santa left gifts for the kids:

Opening Gifts on Christmas Morning:

Playing games on Christmas Day:

Merry (Ridiculously late) Christmas everyone!