Monday, December 13, 2010

Our live Nativity Star!

Kayla was baby Jesus for our local live nativity for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was very neat, except for the fact that she cried through the entire thing :). Everyone says that they think it adds to the reality that it's a real baby up there. It is really neat to think about how Mary must have felt holding the Christ child, and realizing all that would be required of her dear sweet baby. I am grateful she was willing to experience that so that we could be blessed by our Savior's ultimate sacrifice. This was a wonderful way to start the Christmas season. Here's the happy baby before the show, surprising how quickly she changed her mind on the whole thing.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Making Gingerbread Cookies

We made Gingerbread cookies for the first time this year and the kids had so much fun.
Tyler did not get the process at all, he basically used it as playdough and we did not dare to cook and eat what he was playing with....I don't think there's enough heat to kill those germs :).
Braden and Kayla, so happy to be part of everything. Braden is a good brother to Kayla, she "talks" to him in the car now. He loves it!

Brinley is such a good helper, she was so cute at putting it all together. She has really been stepping up so much lately, she is definitley my big helper, I know that I can depend on her...whether it's to feed Kayla a bottle, or to pull Tyler off the table, she's great!
The happy kids with cute faces!