The Season for us came and went way to fast
we sure do wish it would stay and last and last!
We celebrated our savior, and rejoiced with much joy
Filled our days with tinsel, goodies and toys!
We decked halls, visited Santa, goodies we baked
we made presents, sang carols, our joy was not faked
We spent the season with many friends and family so dear
But are looking forward to starting again with the new year!
We have packed it all up now, and are saying goodbye
To a wonderful year, we will try not to cry.
2011 we had a baby, built a company and so much more
but we couldn't have done it with out all our loved ones galore!
The Christmas season started right on schedule for us, the day after my birthday weekend. I ran around like a crazy lady the first day in attempt to get it all up before I had Kassie's kids the next two days. I ended up tripping on a small step and spranged my ankle...mind you it still hurts. Because of that, the kids ended up helping me out the next couple of days.
uh Axel, the beibs called and wants his hair back....Axel got a hair cut, it was pretty sad.
This cute girl turned 6 months at the end of November, so we took these pictures to document it.
Axel and Story had to have a turn.
We have this skeleton key hole in our back entry door, and my favorite part of this years decor is you could see our tree from the hole everytime we came home. I tried to get a good picture, this is all you get.
We did another neighborhood progressive playdate. But this one we did at the church, so it really was just a Christmas party. The kids had fun with the photo booth, we made ornaments out of play dough, read a story, had a great lunch, and decorated Christmas trees with frosting. It was a good time!
Dani kept taking Anna's binki, what a stinker
Decorating Christmas trees
Axel enjoyed eating the decorations before he even got them on his tree, oh well!
Christmas Parties GALORE
We had Kory's Work Christmas party this year at the ROOF in Salt lake city, this was our view! It was so BEAUTIFUL! It was nice to get out without our kids too! Thanks mom and dad for watching them for us!
Anderson Christmas Party
Axel using his killer batting skills.
I thought this one was funny because the whole time Story went Axel said "My turn, Axel's turn!" from that point on. Those two!
This was Axel's Robot Arm
Poor Felix, Santa was just too scary for him
Dani surrounded by her cousins or 2nd cousins or cousins once removed, who knows, but they all thought she was so great.
Friend party in Park City-we got together with my girl friends and families this year, it was such a good night, and it was nice to spend time with them and all their cute families. -I stole these Pictures from Jessica Peterson, go here to see more.
Christmas Eve with the Jorgensen side: We had a yummy lunch and then exchanged gifts, it was the perfect Christmas Eve. I forgot my camera at home, and I was super bummed, because I knew my mom had something really special planned, so my cell phone was what I had, and the pictures are lacking.
My dad reading the boys a story, they sure do love their grandpa!
My mom made everyone in the family a super hero apron! The ladies got Wonder Women and the Dudes, Super Man, she made over 20 of them this Christmas season! She is Wonder Woman! The kids loved them, and I love wearing mine when I am cooking, because I already know I am wonder woman, but now I have the outfit to PROVE it.
Baby girl got this dolly, and it is her FAVORITE toy.
Baby girl got this dolly, and it is her FAVORITE toy.
I couldn't get my family to take a picture with all our aprons on when we got home, but here are our aprons together...
Axel wore his Robot Costume to the Christmas Party, and he got that little Robot figure too.
This little boys face when he saw the stockings, was priceless
He loved his stocking stuffer Robots (His favorite of all gifts)
So did baby girl-I think she thought she was being naughty getting into it, that is her thing lately.
She got a hippo
We opened lots and lots of presents
And maybe tasted a few...
And played with them to our hearts content
And wore them...
And tried everything on
We took a family picture by our tree, this was the best one, and it is a pretty sad one at that, but we'll take it. We hurried and got ready for church and maybe were there for 15 minutes, but at least we tried right?
We had christmas tree waffles for breakfast/lunch and found out Axel love Raspberries so much, he ate all of his, mine and the rest of the box.
Gifts from the heart: a home made Christmas
This year we opted to make all our gifts, I figured my kids have so many toys already, and we really don't have very much money right now, and I had a ton of fabric, so I wanted to give it a try. And if I do say so myself it was my most favorite Christmas of all times.
So in no order of importance...
Peg People-Super Heros! From left to right
Super man, Tigris, Batman, Liono, Pirate, Spiderman, Panthro or "The prophet" as Axel calls him, and Optimus Prime-Axel is so into little figurines, I thought he would love them, and he does! Batman seems to be his favorite right now. He goes "nananananana batman!" We got together with my friends (old neighbors) Sheri and Anni to make them for our kids, it was such a fun afternoon. The kids played and we crafted, the boys kept wanting to come take our people though. I had so much fun I kept making them, and still have a bunch I want to make!
Soc-to-pi-Ash and I got together and made our babies these cuties, They no longer have the eyes, Dani ate them off within minutes, I guess I need to sew them on!
We also made the boys these dinosaur tails! Axel LOVES IT!
I made her this ear warmer,
Since he is so into dress up, I made him a super hero costume for it
and a cowboy costume! I had a lot of fun designing these patterns and costumes.
I made Kory this card table to play games on our bed, and it works wonderfully! It is made of hounds tooth felt and a styrofoam board. The felt holds the cards nicely
I made ornaments for all our neighbors and family, home made sugar free fudge, nut clusters, and roasted cinnamon almonds (Think the ones you taste in the mall, but these were GOOD for you)
I was quite the busy bee working on these gifts all December, but it was SO MUCH FUN! Kory was
crazy busy recording this song (but it is still not completed, but here is the first go at it) and my sister in laws Kim's kids all December, (still working on getting that finished up) so I had plenty of time to get my stuff done after the kids went to bed.
Believe it or not there is more to this post but I am going to save that for later.