We haven't taken Trig out much except for Dr.'s appointments and we still aren't having him around any kids so it has been kind of hard with all of the Holiday festivities going on. Keith and I have been taking turns going to parties. It's not as much fun without all of our family together but we figure it is best for Trig to stay home so that he doesn't get sick. Which is actually pretty ironic because since we have been home from the hospital Sophie and Sam have both had bad colds and coughs, the flu twice and Keith had Strep Throat. Luckily Trig hasn't gotten any of it.
Normally for Christmas Countdown we make a paper chain. The kids usually lose interest in it after a day or two and then Keith and I have to figure out how many chains the kids need to take off. So this year we decided to make them using candy....as if they don't get enough this time of year but we thought that maybe they would keep better track and remember to take one off everyday.
Here are the kids (except Trig, I really wanted a picture of all three of my kids sitting on Santas lap but I guess I will have to wait until next year.) sitting on Santa's lap at our Ward Christmas Party. Sam asked for Moon Sand and Sophie asked for a Writing Kit. It was funny, in the car on the way home from the party Sophie said "Mom, was that the real Santa, because it seemed like he had a pillow in his belly to make him look fat." I laughed and told her that there were lots of people that wanted Santa at their Christmas Parties and that he can't be everywhere at once so he has helpers that help him with all of the Christmas Parties. I guess you have to get creative with the explanations at Christmas time.
Everyone is pulling silly faces. Keith probably won't be too thrilled with this picture but I swear he gets more excited for Christmas than the kids do!!When Keith was young his family always made reindeer out of candy canes so this is a tradition that we have done with our family. Keith and Sam stopped at the craft store and got googly eyes and pom poms and pipe cleaners to make the reindeer. The kids had fun making them for their teachers and bus driver.
I love this picture of Trig
Aren't his dimples cute!
Keith's sister made this blanket and matching pj's for Trig, I love them!