Sunday, January 31, 2010

A Christmas Program Marshall Style..

We are so blessed to be able to celebrate the Christmas season with both of our families. The Williams family produces a program and pageant like no other.

Morgan showed her newly learned piano skills. It looks like she was playing with angels.

Abby has some pretty sweet skills and graced us with her version of "Up on the Housetop"

Wyatt invited all of his cousins to join him in singing "Jingle Bells" , with Morgan accompanying them on the piano.

The traditional Christmas Pageant ended up being a little nontraditional with the addition of a Christmas elf to the roster. Wyatt insisted on being an elf, and I decided it wasn't worth the fight. Uncle Kyle did a great job of writing him in the script along with the Wise men and Shepherd.

Chase was our dear baby Jesus, and Morgan and Abby were Shepherds this year.

This is Chase's reaction when we told him it was time to go to Grandma and Grandpa Marshall's for another pageant and party. Yes!!!!

Morgan was our beautiful Mary. She did a wonderful job.

Wyatt was a little more traditional this time as a Shepherd with his sister Abby.

Our nativity included a zebra this time. A cute one at that!

Grandpa had all the kids lined up for a story before we opened presents. We love Grandpa's stories.

We were blessed to be able to celebrate with Great Grandma and Grandpa Tracy (pictured below) and Great Grandma and Grandpa Williams this year. What wonderful memories and an awesome way to ring in the holidays.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Partyin' it up for Christmas...

I know it is nearly February, but I need to play catch-up. We had lots of fun the few weeks before Christmas. We started it off with a work party with all the Police officers and their families at Outer Limits. They provided dinner and all the activities. My kids had a blast playing black-light miniature golf and arcade games.

Chase was an absolute trouper through all the party central. If he had a bottle of apple juice, he was happy as ever!

Abby was so excited to get to have a Christmas party with her Kindergarten class. She just adored all the games and activities. I love the next picture of her. I know it is blurry, but it shows how much fun she was having with musical chairs. She was dancing like no one else!!

What would a party be without a messy cupcake?

Morgan had a great time in her party too. Tracy and Wyatt helped run one of the stations and enjoyed every minute of it.

Of course we went to the annual ward Christmas party? Here are my kiddos with Santa.

What would a Christmas Party be without at least one kid in tears. Chase was absolutely terrified of Santa. (mean old mommy!)