Monday, December 22, 2008

Gingerbread Houses

We decorated gingerbread houses. Bryson was very focused on what the gingerbread man would like and his size. He made a bed inside and even wrote him a note to let him know that he made this house for him to keep. Kaitlyn made round trees with tootsie roll leaves and made little candy people inside. Kevin wanted to use his creative powers too and made a church with stain glass windows!

Sunday, December 21, 2008


The kids got to visit Santa at our ward Christmas party. Alyssa thought he was great until we sat her on his lap but then she was smiling again when she got her bag of candy and orange.

We then went to Purdue to eat breakfast with Santa. Alyssa liked him as long as mom stayed right there too.

Purdue also had some fun crafts for the kids to do.



I love this time of year and Christmas programs. Kaitlyn had her dance recital and her preschool Christmas program!

We love her teachers, Teacher Karen and Teacher Julie. They are fabulous!

Thursday, December 18, 2008


We had Kariana for over 2 weeks and are missing her like crazy. I loved life with a full time nanny and maid. The kids thought it was party time all day long. One of the days we took Kariana to Chicago. She took the kids to a children's museum while Kevin and I went to the temple. One of the kids' favorite things was the do-your-own face painting. Unfortunetly for Kariana that meant having cute face paint in all the Chicago photos!

Kariana wasn't feeling well and still was a great sport. I guess she will have to come visit again so we can take her to Chicago again:)


We had a fabulous Thanksgiving. We loved having Kariana, Brody, and Jimmy here. The Galbraiths also joined us for the food and games! Kariana made the cute turkeys for each plate and filled them with candy.