Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Day with family

After Church, we went to Christy's parents house for breakfast and then we opened presents. Here are a few pictures of the kids and some of their presents

 Calee and great grandpa Dube'
Calee and grandpa Dube'

And then it was off to see my family and Grandma and Grandpa Call
here are a few pictures from their house

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas 2011

This year Christmas was on a Sunday and so we gave the children a choice. Wake up, go to church at 9:00 and then come home and unwrap presents or get up early, unwrap presents and then go to church. Of course our kids opted to wake up early and open presents first. Christmas morning was exciting. It is always so fun to see the excitement in their eyes when they come out and see everything that Santa brought. Our girls wanted a Barbie house and Barbie anything and everything to go along with it, Carter wanted a new Apple Itouch, Xbox games, Legos and Nerf guns. Well, just like every other year, Santa spoiled them rotten. They deserve it though. They are such good kids.

 Proud of his new Apple Itouch

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3
The Barbie House Santa brought or should I say "Barbie Mansion"

Monday, December 26, 2011

New pajamas on Christmas Eve!

We let our kids come home and each unwrap one present from us, on Christmas Eve. They each got a new pair of pajamas. Carter got new Call of Duty pajamas, Cambree got Justin Bieber pajamas, and Calee got new reindeer pajamas. They were excited for new pajamas and even more excited for Santa to come.

Christmas Eve at Grandma's House!

Every year we spend Christmas Eve up at Grandma and Grandpa Call's House. We make a big breakfast of belgian waffles, eggs, bacon, hash browns. After we eat, we all pile into Grandma and Grandpa's front room and have a special Christmas family home evening. Everyone is invited to prepare something to share with the family if they would like and then we all sing Christmas carols together. This year, our kids played Jingle Bells with hand bells. Shandi helped them practice and get ready for it. They did such a good job! Grandma also read a few Christmas stories. It was a very fun night.


Kevin's kids are in town and Carter, Cambree and Calee have had so much fun spending time with their cousins. On Christmas Eve we had a family friend come over and take some family pictures. Here are a few pictures of the kids that I snapped with my camera.

Zoo Lights!

We decided to go to Hogle Zoo this year for "Zoo Lights." It is something we have never been to before and thought it would be fun to try. Our kids were super excited for it. It was EXTREMELY COLD, but we were all bundled up and my mom brought hand warmers for all of us. We also stopped and got some hot chocolate while we were there. Our kids loved all the lights and they loved riding the carousel, but they were disappointed that they didn't get to see all the animals.