Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Day

Christmas was magical this year. The kids are all at that stage now where they were all SO excited for Santa Claus to come. Conner had a very hard time getting to sleep because he was so excited. He even woke up and told me that he heard Santa and the Reindeer on the roof!

This year for Christmas morning Grandma and Grandpa Houghton came over to watch the kids open their presents and the kids really loved that.

Kenadee was really hoping for Kit the American Girl Doll. Conner was dying to get a Wii and little Ethan wanted race cars. I guess that they were all pretty good this year because Santa brought them all just what they wanted.

After they opened up their presents from Santa and Mom & Dad, we went over to grandma & grandpa houghtons for another round of presents and fun. We have had such a great time this year for Christmas. It has been so much fun getting together with the family.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve started out with the kids opening up presents from Grandma Georgia and Grandpa Bruce. Since they are on their mission in Connecticut, the kids persuaded us to open the presents as early as possible.

This year for Christmas Eve the Blanchard side of the family got together at Ryan & Jenae's new house in Salem. We had fun visiting, eating dinner and of course, participating in the annual nativity show. What a special time of year that we get to reflect on the birth of the Savior. We are all so blessed!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Conner's Kindergarten Christmas Program

Conner's Kindergarten class put on great christmas show. Conner sure enjoys his class and is quite the little singer too!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Gingerbread Houses at Grandma & Grandpa's

One of the kids favorite traditions during the Holidays is going over to Grandma and Grandpa's house to build gingerbread houses and to watch Polar Express. The kids had fun eating pizza along with lots and lots of treats. Even little Ethan built a house!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Visiting Santa Claus

The kids have been so excited this year to go and visit Santa Claus. We got lucky and found Santa Clause at the Provo Towne Center Mall. As you can see they were loving every minute of it. Kenadee told Santa that she wanted "Kit" an American Girl Doll. Conner wants a Nintendo Wii, and Ethan wants race cars. We were surprised to see that Ethan didn't even cry.

A Day at the Movie

This year the Spanish Fork movie theater had a free showing of the Polar Express. We decided to take the kids and cousins to the movie. All the kids had a blast, especially when Santa Clause showed up after the movie was over to see the kids.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween 2008

Halloween this year was great! Even the weather was unusually nice. This year the kids did a lot of trick or treating, along with going over to their cousins (RJ & Jamie) house for a little party. The week before Halloween we even managed to make it over to the famous Grandma Houghton party just in time for the costume parade.

The Houghton Family

Kyle, Ellen, Kenadee, Conner and Ethan