Sunday, December 16, 2007

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Ok--so here they are--our beautiful kids with their favorite Jolly Man. I have to quote Shaylah here and say 'This will not be the last time we torture our kids to take their cute picture!"
So, vote for your favorite Santa pic. Parents, please don't stack the votes in favor of your child. Instead, send our blog link to family and friends and have them vote for your little Christmas Angel.

Braxton Loveridge

Hayden Nelson

Kaitlyn Hiatt

Talamage Pulley

Halle Banks

Jenna and Lilly Yates

and these two are just for you're viewing pleasure of baby Rusty and baby Tara and Natalie

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Scared of Santa

Ashley had this website on her blog and I had a funny idea. Check out this website, and then if you want to, email me a pic (or more than 1) of your kids with Santa (screaming or smiling) and I'll post our very own little Christmas contest and we can vote on our favorite picture. So, send me your pics in the next 4 or 5 days and this weekend I'll put it all together. What do you think???

Here's one of Halle 2 years ago when we were in Orlando. I love how she is just looking at him with awe.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Parade of Lights

Last weekend was the Denver Parade of Lights and it was a GREAT way to kick off the holiday season! We had such a good time, even though it was really cold. We met Sara and Brian and kids downtown and grabbed dinner at Bruggers Bagels. Yum Yum. We set up our seats before we had dinner, so we stayed inside where it was toasty warm until just before the parade started. We had lots of layers and lots of blankets for the kids and all in all it wasn't too cold. The parade was so much fun! All the marching bands had lights attached to their uniforms, there were amazing floats, and even the big huge balloons like you see at the Macy's day parade. (ok maybe not quite that huge, but same idea)
Josh was totally intrigued while the displays were going by, but as soon as there was a break he would fuss around. Then the next float would come by and he'd be totally mesmerized again. It was pretty funny. Halle and Braxton had a blast ohhing and ahhhing at all the fun things, and they were espically excited about Rudolph the Red nosed Reindeer. Before the parade Santa was walking around the streets, and Kambree was pretty scared of him, so the rest of the parade she was glued to Sara--always on the lookout for scary Santa. What a fun night!

We also decorated our tree (fake this year) and Halle could not wait to put the star on top. But when the time came to actually do it, she was a little scared of being up so high. But, after much coaxing, she did put the star on top.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Sorry for the mess

So, I am trying to figure out how to do cute little scrapbooky blogs, so please excuse the mess as I try and figure it all out. And thanks to Tami for teaching me the wonderful world of Html. As soon as I figure it all out I'll post pics of the Denver parade of lights. It was awesome!