Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's Eve!

On New Years Eve we had a quite, but fun time together with the girls. We started by eating some of our snack foods for dinner. Then at 5pm we began by drawing a piece of paper with a fun activity to do each hour. The 1st hour we played Cranium Family Fun Edition. It was a really cool game. It is like Craniumn with a twist and had activities that we had to do as a team. Noah and Ashlyn barely beat me and Autumn. The next hour someone chose the Movie Kung Fu Panda. We set up a blanket on the floor and had a great time laughing together. Then we drew Guitar Hero World Tour. We set up the drums and both guitars. We took turns sharing the different instruments. Since the movie was over an hour long we played until 9:30 and then played Disney Sing It. At 10pm we got the girls ready to ring in the New Year(our girls would never had made it to midnight, so we celebrated early). We got out the sparkling apple cider pouring everyone a glassful. We blew up the balloons, pulled out the poppers, got ready to throw the confetti, and spray the silly string.
Then we yelled 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1...Happy New Year! And let the madness take over. Their was streamers, poppers, silly string all over the house. We had a great time. The greatest part was watching Aubrey get all freaked out over the silly string. She thought they were Snakes. She kept yelling "Go Away Snakes!!!" Then she would run the opposite direction and get this worried look on her face. We told her it was ok and that it was just string. I don't think she ever fully understood. What a great evening and one that won't soon be forgotten. Happy New Year!!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Noah's Birthday

After playing in the snow all day we had a relaxing Birthday Party. We bought pizza's to bake, opened presents, played games, sang Happy Birthday, and ate Birthday cake. Noah was a little tired, but he enjoyed all his gifts and being together. He had a great Birthday.After everyone left Aubrey and Daddy had a blast playing one of the new guitar games.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Snow Day!

When I asked Noah what he wanted to do for his birthday he replied "I would like to go to the snow and go sledding." So that is exactly what we did today. We went to Echo Summit one of our favorites places to go and play in the snow. It was a beautiful sunny morning and the kids had a great time climbing the snow hill and riding it down on tubes and sleds. Ashlyn, Davis, and Kylee ran off together doing their own thing. Noah and Autumn went down several times with my Brother-in-law Art and nephew Preston. Autumn loved it and hardly took a break until lunch and then ran back up the hill with me this time. Aubrey went down once with me and looked like a snowman when we were done. She didn't want to go again with mom, but was willing to try it with Dad. She still was not a big fan and went back to go eat her lunch. Later in the day the kids built a couple of snowmen and by the end had a snowball fight. our girls and their cousins against Noah it was great. The best part was watching what a kick Aubrey was getting out of hitting her Dad with snowballs. She was cracking up. We had a great time. We left around 4pm so that we could clean up and have Noah's party.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

More Family Fun

With all of Noah's family in town we have been having a ton of fun together. This morning we went to watch Bedtime Stories. It was really funny and the kids were laughing and enjoying all their yummy gourmet popcorn grandma brought for them. This was my niece Kelsie's 1st movie. She looked so cute I had to take a picture. Then we got together to eat dinner and play a little Guitar Hero World Tour. With Noah's new drum set it was like having a mini kid concert. Later we made hot chocolate and drove to Roseville to look at Christmas lights. Most of the homes had their lights off, but the ones that were on were so much fun for the kids to see. Here are a few of their favorites.After looking at all the lights we warmed ourselves up by drinking Hot Chocolate. Yummy!

Friday, December 26, 2008

The Day After Christmas

Today we spent the day shopping for clothes and getting some great deals, playing with our presents, and resting. In the evening we went ice skating in Folsom. We only took Ashlyn and Autumn ice skating while grandma watched Aubrey. The girls had a great time with their cousins. Ashlyn could skate pretty good with some help, but little Autumn was awesome. She could go all over with out us helping her. In fact she only wanted Kylee to help her. I forgot my camera so I asked Noah's sister to take some, but her batteries died and only got a few. I took a few more on my cell camera, but they came out pretty sad looking. On a positive note I was able to video tape and we had a great time.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Day

Christmas Morning before you can run and open Santa and stocking gifts we line up in the hallway and take a picture. My family has been doing this for years. Noah and I started the tradition with our kids. The nice think about it is that it gives mom and dad time to set up cameras and catch all the excitement on film. We opened up all our gifts from each other and my family at his mother's house. The girls got fun things from Santa and from Mom and Dad.
Next we headed over to the Hunter's home to eat breakfast and open up presents from the each of Noah's family members. Then we sat around and played with all of our toys. That evening we had a wonderful Christmas Dinner. We enjoyed Christmas Day and are very blessed.