Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Christmas 2008

We had a really good Christmas this year. Emmary was so excited and I'll admit we used Santa as a bribe to get better behavior out of her, just a little bit though :) Davis was fun because he actually liked to open the presents, but he didn't really care what was in them. I feel like a terrible mom because I didn't take many pictures, mostly we video'd. But the highlight was definately getting Tim tickets to Wicked, as well as the soundtrack. Let me tell you that I stood in line for 9 hours to get these tickets in 20 degree weather and on and off snow. It was a terrible experience to be honest and I would rather travel to another city than have to deal with the Capitol Theatre again. They basically let season ticket holders buy enormous amounts of tickets, so by the time they actually went on sale there were only 6,000 seats left when they started out with 56,000. Anyway, I got some at $100 a piece and the show is on Sunday, and Emmary's birthday, but we will see if we can sell them for different ones once the shows get closer and Utahn's stop being so greedy and asking $300 for a $55 ticket. I'll get off my soapbox now and just say Merry Christmas and that "Happy is what happens when all your dreams come true!!"

Oh and yes Emmary got Kung Fu Panda for Christmas from Santa!

Davis has met his match!!!

Over the weekend I went to a party with a bunch of friends from high school and while I was there Noah Defay totally beat up Davis! Not really, but he fell on Davis, we think, and then Davis bit his lip. It was all swollen and bloody! Sad! But he recovered as soon as he saw the cookies on the table. It really was so good to see everybody!

Friday, December 19, 2008

First Snow

This is the first time Davis has seen snow! He was very excited, as was Emmary and Tim, to take him out for the first time to "Play"- kids don't play in the snow, they just eat the snow! Getting him all bundled up involved some tears but once he was outside and waddling around he was happy as can be. He really looks like Randy from A Christmas Story when he's all bundled up and he really can't get up on his own if he falls over!

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Santa Clause or Scary Claws?

Let's be honest, Santa can be a little scary for small kids. When else would we as parents tell our children to go and sit on a strange old man's lap and ask for gifts? It must be confusing to be a child! Santa came to our ward Christmas party and Emmary did okay- she asked for the Kung Fu Panda movie- but I don't have a single picture of Davis because he not only cried when we came near Santa, but he ran screaming out of the room. I also posted a picture of Leah Quinney for Melanie's viewing enjoyment!

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Acting Like a Girl!

Our little Emmary is not girly at all- she never has been. And that is fine with us, I don't care that she chooses dinosaurs over dolls, it doesn't bother me. But imagine my surprise when the other night she told me to be quiet becuase the "baby" was sleeping. She took me into her room and low and behold she had put her little monkey to bed. She even wrapped him up in her favorite blanket. Then she crawled in with him. It really was so sweet to see her act girly for once!

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