Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Programs, Programs and more programs!!

We got to go to lots of Christmas programs this year. Kids sure make life busy, but super fun! Our first concert was Hailey's 6th grade orchestra concert. She plays the piano and I'm so glad she does. It's going to help her a lot....even if she doesn't believe me! The next day was Syd's band concert. She is playing the clarinet and really likes it. 5th grade band concerts can be a little noisey but it was still fun to see her sittting up there with her class.

Next, Hailey had a dance recital. She loves dance and gets better every year. I didn't get a good picture of her dancing but it was a super cute dance and her and her cousin Olivia were cute partners.
Then Danny had his Kindergarten program. This may have been my favorite program of all. I just love his age, especially this time of year. All the kids were so cute and excited! Danny and his cousing Phoebe look like they could be twins!

Last was Jonah's dance program. I didn't get a great picture of him either, but he has some pretty good moves. He even had a speaking part totally memorized that I didn't even know he was doing! He did great. It was a fun, busy week of programs!

Church Family Christmas

This year we had our Church Christmas party the day after Thanksgiving at the tumbling building. The kids had a great time running and flipping around and Russ and LeAnn fixed a yummy dinner. I love spending time with my family!

On Christmas Eve we always have a prime rib dinner, orange rolls, potatoes and grandma's famous ribbon jello. We had our traditional nativity play. Grandma made a new rule, if you're 20 or older you don't have to be in the play. Brayden was pretty excited about that...Ty, not so much. But the big boys are good sports and do it anyway. This year Taya was Mary and Jonah was Joseph. So cute

After a few of the kids did a little talent show the kids talked my mom into pulling out her accordian. I have no idea how she plays that thing, but she still can.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Jonah gets baptized

Jonah has been so excited to get baptized. He couldn't wait to wear a suit, it's all he wanted and he looked pretty handsome and grown up wearing it! His dad baptized him and Grandpa Gary confirmed him. It was a special day. We were so lucky to have so many family members there to support Jonah. Congratulations buddy! I'm so proud of you!

Grandma Judi made Jonah this candy grahm. I wish the picture was better so you could read it. This is what it says:
To our precious "sweettart" Jonah. U R A "Big Hunk" of a "Bliss" Today is better than a "100 Grand" "Payday"because of your Baptism and Confirmation. The Holy Ghost descending like a "Dove" is "mint" to guide you on the "Rocky Road" of life. "Twix" the ups and downs that may come your way use him "Good & Plenty" He will a "lifesaver" to you "Now & Later" "mounds" of "hugs" and "kisses" Love Grandma "Bliss" and Grandpa "Bliss"
(it's pretty great when there is chocolate with your name on it!)