Friday, December 31, 2010

Christmas with the Pendleton's

Starting out with Christmas Eve...

We had a nice little program with songs, the Christmas story, and more songs! Molly and Grandma Shelley sang, "Santa Baby". Molly heard the song on the radio and really liked it (ha ha, don't really know why, but we think it's funny!). Anyway, Shelley is hilarious and likes to sing parts of the song around the holidays, so we had her print out the lyrics and sing it with Molly!

Check out the view from our room upstairs! This is what happens when you have 5 kids, 4 sons/daughter in law, and a bunch of grandkids all coming for Christmas! Yikes! And I should say that Shelley decorates a BEAUTIFUL Christmas tree!

Christmas Day

Ali liked the packaging. She was trying to grab at the tags on the gifts!

A great toy from Uncle Brad. All of the girls were playing with it (there are 6 granddaughters. Molly is oldest at 3!)

Kyle, Sunny and the triplets opening some gifts.

Molly opening presents

Justin and I got Molly some littlest petshop animals with a house. I found the house at Savers a few months ago for $6 and figured it would make a great gift! I just washed it off and it looked close to new! I found the animals at TJ Maxx in a big pack!

Enjoying the house!

I got a dutch oven pot from Val and Shelley

All of the boys opened kindles!! Lucky for me, Justin is in school and reading plenty of his own books, so he basically handed it over to me! Yay! I've already downloaded a bunch of free books! These are pretty fun :)

The triplets weren't quite into the gifts as much as the boxes and ribbons!

Shelley opening our gift. She also got a kindle and I made her a kindle cover. I found the tutorial here at The Polka Dot Chair.

I think it turned out pretty cute!

Grandma and grandpa got Molly an ariel costume :)

Shelley made all of the girls a cookbook with all of her favorite recipes! My SIL Sunny typed up all of the recipes while pregnant with triplets. It was a ton of work and I am so excited about it! She also got us a cute stand to hold the book.

Ali opening up a cute dress from grandma and grandpa

I made a calendar for Justin with pictures of our family for his desk at work!

Mark and Ashley brought their little yorkie dog, Bentley. Ali LOVED him!! She would always try to crawl and get to him and pet him! She would get so excited!

Here she is jumping up and down watching the dog!!

Laney and Molly in their beautiful Belle dresses!! Santa brought Molly's. The girls were so cute in them.

Even with matching shoes and a crown! Nice work, Santa!

Ok then last minute I decided to make some rings for all of the girls (my sils and my mil). I didn't have time to finish before I left, so I just took the stuff. They were so simple. I bought the rings just plain from Hobby Lobby, glued on a piece of felt, then made little fabric rosettes with different scraps I had. Then I left everyone choose!

The one on the far left is the last one I made. I decided to make it a bit looser. I think they all are pretty cute, but I like the look of the last one I made best, probably! You always go through a few before you figure out a better way, right? I gave that one to my mil since that was the only one like it.

Easy, cheap and cute!

Grandma and grandpa gave all of their granddaughters these cute matching jammies! And Scott and Brooke have granddaughter #7 on the way! We can't seem to get any boys!

Ok so Ali and I don't really look awesome, but Justin and Molly look cute!

The day after Christmas, we were the first ones up and they have a huge window above their front door. Well I could see it was a gorgeous sunrise, don't ya think?!

My SIL, Sunny, was in charge of a craft for the girls. She sent us an email beforehand and told us we were going to make yarn wreaths. She sent us a few links and then we brought up some yarn and my MIL supplied a bunch of the other supplies (thanks Shelley!!).

More of the wreaths to come in a separate post.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas with the Galbraiths

Warning: lots and lots of pictures! But I figured I'd get it done all in one post! And Molly isn't even awake yet! Thanks so much to Ali for waking up at 6 am so I could get started on my to do list today ;) (no sarcasm there obviously!)

Galbraith Family Christmas party 2010

The table was set beautifully

Sibling gifts were exchanged (we won't be here for Xmas and Emily may be in labor)

The kids all got a small gift and got to play the hot and cold game to find the gift

Strawberry Shortcake, a definite hit

Everyone, except Ryan and Becky and the girls! We missed you guys!!

And I didn't forget grandpa and Justin

Snowman cookies with grandma

The kids (minus sleeping Emery and Alison) wearing the Xmas jammies from grandma and grandpa
Mitt requested a silly pic. Here it is.

Maybe Emily's last picture pre-baby Elise? You still look cute Em! Good for you!!

Christmas Gifts from my parents

We opened our gifts yesterday from my parents since we leave today for a WY Christmas.

Molly received a Lala Loopsy doll! Isn't she cute? Molly was THRILLED! She told my dad, "I wanted a doll!" What a fun age for Christmas this year! She finally gets the whole Santa and presents thing.

Hugs all around for receiving such a great gift!

I love this picture. It's so adorable and with my mom in the background :)

After giving her a kiss
Ha ha. Justin opened a pizza pan. Kind of silly you might say, but he borrows my mom's pan a lot and she figured we should get another one (we do already have one!). Justin also got a shirt and Christmas cash.

Molly got some darling shoes

And cute Ali bug got some great things too. Some stacking bowls for the bath. Notice Molly's grip of Ali's hair her. This is a 50 time occurrence at our house each day. I think I tell Molly 10 times a day to NOT TOUCH HER HEAD!

And some cute black shoes

Some princess slippers!

I got a pair of jeans and a shirt. This is me opening a special gift from my dad. Notice him smiling on the side of the picture. This paper is good for one blizzard of my request from my dad. A little background, when Emily and I were younger, my dad would often take us to get blizzards. Sometimes it was for the rest of the family too, but often just the three of us. It was a fun thing we did and well, we love ice cream!! Thanks for the sweet gift, dad!

We are so so spoiled!! Thanks mom and dad for making everything so beautiful and fun for us!