Sunday, January 4, 2009

New Years in Arizona

This year we went to Arizona for New Years. We spent the whole week there. It was so nice to be out of the cold weather. In David's family there are 8 grandchildren under the age of 9. So my children were in heaven with all of their cousins. Here are 6 of them attacking David. Look closely and you might see David in the picture:).
Christmas all over again. We got to have Christmas again opening all of the presents from David's family. It was so much fun.
And of course I did every body's hair. It got a little crazy trying to do it with all of the children running around and Alvin wanting to be held, but we managed through it with the help of my two sister-in-laws and mother-in-law.
All the little girls got trims as well.

Julia(5), Clara(3 1/2), Madison(4 1/2), and Cali(almost 3). Four girls all about the same ages. They had so much fun together.

We went to the Zoo Lights. My favorite part were the dancing trees.

On new years eve we had a nativity again, so my children could do it with their cousins.

We also went to the railroad park one evening. There was a carousel and a train ride. The train ride had lights all along the way.

Ready for the train ride.

Pictures from November

I just got these pictures from my mother-in-law from when they came to visit us in november, so I am posting them now. This is Alvin and Clara playing in his crib. Clara loves to get in the crib with her baby brother.
All the children sitting with their grandma Hazar.

Our family outside of our chapel.

Christmas Eve

This year we spent Christmas in Utah. Every other year we go to Arizona to spend it with David's family. We had dinner, nativity, and presents at my parents house. This is Reid and Clara wearing the glad plastic food covers on their heads. This is Alvin in his Santa suit again.This is Katrina and I with our babies. It was fun having others children besides mine this year. Here is the nativity. Chloe was Mary and here she is riding the donkey and my day was Joseph. All the costumes and animals I made last year for my mom for her Christmas present. It was fun to have them this year to use.
Reid was the wise man.
Clara was the angel. She loves anything with wings so she had to be the angel. She is always saying "I love fairies and butterflies." And now she will have to add angels to her list. She wanted to wear the wings to the angel costume all night.
Here they all are as a group. What a great cast! Click on the arrow below to watch it in action. It was pretty chaotic. Trying to get these young children to sit still through the whole nativity story is not easy. See for yourself:).

Christmas Time

Here are some fun pictures of Alvin around Christmas time. This was at my parents house after church one sunday.
This was Reid's outfit when he was over a year old and it fits Alvin perfectly at 9 months old.

Katrina and I at my Brinton family Christmas party on the 23rd. We had lots a really good food and my dad and his brothers told lots of funny christmas memories and we had a raffle to win presents. It was so much fun.
My mom, my brother Chauncy, and Alvin at the Brinton Christmas Party.
My brother Porter, his wife Katrina, and their daughter Chloe at the Brinton Christmas party.