Jeff, Marissa, Jocelyn, Ellie, Caden and James

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Morning

Ripping open the Gifts

Caden with some of his gifts

Ellie with some of hers

and Jocelyn

Caden playing with his new train

Ellie with her tiniest Pet shop

Jocelyn playing with her "Barbie Head Then on to finish opening more presents from family . They loved it!

Jocelyn and Ellie had fun decorating their faces while the rest of the family took a little afternoon nap.

silly girls

quite the fun mess!

We had a wonderful Christmas. Thanks to all our great family and friends for the great gifts, money,cards and wishes. You made it such a special time. We love you!

Christmas Festivities with Friends and Family

So Excited for Christmas the Kids Christmas Eve in the girls early Christmas present- a bunk bed

By our Tree

Getting ready for bed so Santa can come in Matching PJ's from Maga.

Kids by the Fireplace and Stockings

My snowman cheese ball appetizer

Christmas get together with some of our friends from Rochester
Eating yummy food:

Hannah R., Sarah B. and Ellie

Next the Talent show:

Jocelyn doing the splits

the Nativity:

Caden giving loves to Ellie the sheep

and gift exchange.

Thanks for the great party.

Dinner Party at our house with family, the McKellars, a few days before Christmas. Always fun and great company!

A little song "jingle bells" by Jocelyn and Caden

Ellie decided she did not want to do it at the last second?

Monday, December 21, 2009

Daddy's Little Helper

Caden helping Daddy shovel some snow.
Caden loves his dad and likes to do whatever he is doing!
He also really has a thing for baseball hats?

Such a good helper and cute little guy. Thanks for helping Caden.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Santa Claus is coming to town

At the fun Mayo Family Christmas Party. Santa, Crafts, Sleigh rides, cookie decorating, bouncing, games, prizes, doughnuts and hot chocolate. The only way Caden would sit on Santa's lap- on Mine!

Jocelyn 6

Ellie 4

face painting....

Caden- his lasted about one second until he reached up and smeared it

Latter that night At our ward party sitting on Santa's lap again! Hopefully Santa won't
forget what they want after telling him two times in the same day!
Fun Times- Fun Parties- Fun Season!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Its Beginning to look a lot like Christmas

The Kids delivered their letters to Santa ( or Macy's who will send them to the North Pole!)

then Came the SNOW! They even cancelled school today! We played outside for as long as we could handle with out freezing to death. Then came inside for Hot Chocolate, watching Christmas movies and making cookies!

Ellie helping out with the shoveling

We got LOTS of Snow!

Jocelyn the snow angel

Caden where are your mittens!
It has been a pretty fun day hanging around the house.
But hopefully mommy can make it out tomorrow for a few much needed errands!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Thanksgiving Trip

We are so grateful for many things this time of year. We are so thankful that we got to spend Thanksgiving with our families in Utah this year. We ate Turkey dinner at my family's house with the extended Maxfield family. Everything was delicious and their was lots of great company. We stayed a few days at the Maxfield home then stayed a few at the Jackson's! It was great trip full of fun family parties and memories.

Here is our Thanksgiving Thankful Turkey with all the things we are thankful for. The kiddos had lots of fun with this FHE project. Pictures from Utah...
Caden and Popsy

A few pictures from Aunt Bryndy's camera

the girls

Listening to some pretty Thanksgiving music after we ate. The girls (don't mind Ellie's finger) with Nani Wendy and Taisja. Blake, Jeff and Makenzie eating a little pie

Jocelyn and Ellie getting ready for Turkey dinner

the kids with Uncle Brady and Aunt Taisja

Caden petting Brady's dog Lily

We also stayed with the Jackson's for a few days and did lots of fun things. Here are the kids at a fun Bounce House.

Kolbyn, Jocelyn, Ashlyn and Ellie

Jocie and Kolbyn

Here comes Caden

Eating at Maga Karen's

Ellie, Great- Grandma B, and Joshua

Caden, Ellie and my mom playing at the train in Shivers

Caden cheering for the Utes to win. Bummer it did not turn out that way.

some of the Jackson grand kids getting ready to have a sleep over.
It was such a fun trip. Always too short and I didn't get very many pictures. But so fun!!! Thanks Maxfields and Jacksons for playing with us!