There will be more pictures to follow, but this is the first Christmas morning picture. Calm, clean, quiet. I love how pretty Christmas is at our house with decorations on the mantle, stockings hanging by the fireplace, and our tree in the window!
Monday, December 20, 2010
We went to Temple Square to see the lights for family night. Despite some whining from Nicholas, it turned out to be a really fun night!
|Madelynn, Daniel, Alex, and Nicholas at the fountain in front of the Conference Center. This was before Nicholas got ornery and would not only be in a picture, but would smile in a picture.|
|Madelynn and Ben watching the Nativity|
|Alex and Nicholas in the visitor's center|
|Nicholas, Alex, and Daniel|
|Daniel, me, and Alex, the only kids who were happy at this point, in front of one of the trees made of lights.|
|Ben and me. We're in love.|
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
At Ben's work they switched the office all around, including Ben's whole department. He had to go in on a Saturday and get everything set up for Monday. Not wanting to give up our daddy on a Saturday, we went in with him to "help". While there the kids each sat at a cubicle and played office to keep them busy while Ben did the real work.
|Alex in the big boss' desk|
|Daniel taking calls|
|Nicholas hard at work|
|Better Madelynn play on this computer than mine!|
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Today was the Gammon family Christmas party. Madelynn hasn't been feeling that well, but we decided she was doing better and went anyway. We had a lunch of assorted soups with corn dogs for the kids and then the kids got to be in the Christmas program where they acted out the Nativity. Ales and Daniel were in it, but Nicholas decided he didn't want to this year so he just watched.
Then, as always, Santa comes so the kids can tell him what they want for Christmas.
Then they bring in the Pinatas and the kids get lots of candy!
|Daniel being a star in the Nativity|
|Alex was also a star|
|Kira, Ben, Madelynn, and Nicholas watch the Nativity|
|Teah and Madelynn hate Santa. This was the best picture we could get until it all fell apart.|
|Nicholas about to hit the pinata|
|The rest of us are good to just watch the kids hit the pinata and then go through their candy later to get what we want.|
Monday, November 29, 2010
Every year the kids want to make something out of gingerbread for Christmas. This year I found a train for them to make and decorate but made the error of buying it before Thanksgiving. I told them they couldn't make it until after Thanksgiving was over so here we are, not even December yet, but making our gingerbread train for Family Night right after Thanksgiving.
|Everyone liked helping to put candy on the train, Madelynn was just helping to sneak candy.|
|Madelynn, Daniel, Alex, and Nicholas|
|I caught Nicholas stealing candy|
|Just a few more finishing touches, while Madelynn eats more candy|
|"All finished, now let's eat it!"|
Thursday, November 25, 2010
In the spirit of not wanting to be outdone by Nicholas, although he has a long way to go, this Thanksgiving, we got to spend the evening at the ER with Daniel getting stitches. After spending Thanksgiving at Sandy's house with Ben's family, some of us headed out to Ben's Uncle Wes and Aunt Jeannie's house to visit. While there, Daniel hit his head on the edge of a coffee table and split open his head just over his left eye. We decided his injury wasn't so severe that we couldn't go home first, so we drove the nearly an hour home to drop Ben and the other kids off home (it was getting late) and then Grandma Carbine came with me and Daniel (to keep me company) to the American Fork hospital to get stitched up.
After a while, the medicine was out of his system enough and his vital signs looked good so they let us take him home. What a long night!!
|Obviously this was a little painful and he wasn't loving his decision to try stitches out.|
|The medicine didn't make him fall asleep, it just made him very unaware of what was going on. Here he is getting the last of his stitches.|
|The finished product|
|They made Daniel sit up in a chair and stay awake for a while after the medicine wore off to make sure he was okay, they also monitored his vital signs. He didn't really like this part.|
|After they monitored him for a little bit, they let him sleep off the medicine a little bit before we took him home. He liked this part.|
Monday, April 12, 2010
Today Nicholas and Daniel came in the house totally covered from head to toe in dirt asking me if I wanted to go to their "dirty party". Needless to say, I passed on that one.
They posed like this. See? They really do love each other!
The bath water after this incident was dark brown and murky. Pretty gross but they had a lot of fun!
Friday, March 12, 2010
Nicholas turned five today! It's really overwhelming to me how fast my kids lives are speeding along. I honestly never thought I would ever have kids this old. I got him registered for kindergarten a few weeks ago and he is so excited! For Nicholas' birthday, I went out and got decorations and decorated the living room very fancily, I also bought him some balloons and a Batman pinata.
Monday, March 1, 2010
Nicholas was the most excited and most proud of their creation.
Friday, February 19, 2010
According to tradition, we had a party for Madelynn's half-a-birthday. I know a lot of people think it's silly but it's an important mile stone to me and I think it ought to be celebrated. I make half a cake (piled on the other half so there is enough cake for everyone who comes), light half a candle, we sing half the birthday song, and then eat the cake with half a gallon of ice cream.