Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Sleep over round 2

Holden got to have his cousins from Arizona sleep over when they came up for Christmas!! Holden and Chase are only 6 months apart and are the Bestest buddies!!! I love watching these two play!! Talon is only a year and a half younger!! And he is the funniest kid you will ever meet!!! They had so much fun!! Casey put the xbox in Holdens room and they playedfor hours!! After they wanted to watch star wars and I think they finally went to bed at 11:30. They woke up the next morning and I made them a big breakfast Chase was so excited to eat sausage!!! I love having cousins so close in age!!! Now we just got to get them in the state of Utah again!!!!


We got home at 8 pm Christmas eve and started are bedtime routine. First we had to say goodbye to Georgie Our Elf!!! Who I LOVE!!! If you havent heard of elf on the shelf a much have for little ones!!! Then we read the Christmas story! The birth of are Savior! Got some cookies out for santa and the kiddos went right to bed!! I woke up at5:30 am and got ready before WAKINg up the kids HEE HEE!!! The kids woke up and saw that Santa had come!! They loved it!! HAdlie was in baby heaven and Holden was so stoked he got a DS and an Indiana Jones whip!!! This year was so much fun! We added so many fun traditions reading a Christmas book or story every night!! Was my fave!!! After we let the kids play till about 7:30 and then headed over to my dads! My dad has always loved Christmas and he GIVES AND GIVES!!! He always has a trick up his sleeve!! He hides stockings or presents or pulls out a gift! HE is the MOST giving person I know!!! For the past 2 years (in Febuary!) I have been driving Casey to work since he wrecked his truck and since his insurance was so high we didnt want to get him a car!! My dad surpised us with a car!! It is pretty old but does the trick!! Gets great gas mileage for Caseys LONG trek to work!!! We love it!!! This was also the first Christmas Maryan my dads sweet wife has been in the family!! She added so much!! She is so much fun and makes my dad so happy!!! Jamie and her fam came to and anytime Holden can spend time with his CHaser and Talon He is a happy camper!!! I love Christmas!! I love what its about!!! I love that Holden can tell me "If he was a wisemen he would follow the star and find baby Jesus." I hope you all had the best Holiday season!!!!

Christmas Eve!!!

We had one of the BEST Christmas ever!!! Christmas eve we woke up bright and early and went to Casey Aunts house for the Mckell Christmas party. We had so much fun visiting with family. And ate lots of food!! Santa came and Holden of course loved him and Hadlie did NOT love him!!! Then after they have a bunch of land and four wheelers so they thought it would be fun to put the kids on a car hood and take them for a ride WELL we all know I am a kid so I jumped on and got pulled around in the snow!!! I was soaked!! But so much FUN!!!I am glad I have fun sisters in law and Cousins to go with me!! After we headed down to Brent and char and has a Mexican Feista Christmas every Christmas they put a fun game together we all play and win AMAZINg prizes!!! We love this traditon and its amazing how happy or mad we can get for gift cards!! HEE HEE!!! We ended up exchanging gifts and Heading to Caseys moms house we had hot chocolate and ate more food, exchanged more gifts and started heading home like at 8pm. The kids were so tired but we had to set out cookies and reading are Christmas story before bed!!! They went right to sleep!!! I am so greatful for amazing family!! Caseys family has such fun traditions and I feel so lucky to be apart of it!!!