Monday, December 31, 2012

Christmas Pictures

Christmas is my favorite holiday and I know it is such a busy time for everyone, but it seems especially busy for our little family.  We have Christmas and all the fun that comes with that, and then we have 4 birthdays in a row.  That makes for alot of celebrating in a very short period.  Here are a few pictures from Christmas, more to come!

 Making birthday cards for Jesus
 Our annual gingerbread house construction
 Brody's class party and games

Friday, December 21, 2012

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth

The tooth fairy has been busy at our house these last few weeks.  Jaden has lost two of his top teeth and two of his bottom teeth in just a few short months.  I guess I am not totally surprised since he usually grew several teeth at a time when he was a baby.  Such a big boy!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Grapevine and the Gaylord

We loaded up last weekend and headed to Dallas to celebrate Raley's 5th birthday!  I can not believe how big our kids are getting.  We stayed at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine.  The Gaylord is one of the most beautiful hotels and they go all out for Christmas.  It was magical. The whole town of Grapevine takes Christmas decorating pretty seriously and the downtown area pictured below was so fun for the kids.  They had a singing Christmas tree and tons of lights.  

 The Gaylord has an ICE show every year.  This year the theme was Merry Madagascar! They make you wear heavy jackets because it is 9 degrees inside of the show.  It was FREEZING!  I thought the ice was amazing and at the end they had an ice slide that the kids wanted to go down over and over again!

 At the very end of the ICE show they had a nativity and they were playing audio with the story of Jesus!  LOVE that they did this!  It was my favorite part of the show!

 The hotel was gorgeous!