Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A Blessing & Santa

A couple of weekends ago, we went up to Idaho for the weekend.  Marshall's sister and husband were blessing their new baby Cleah, who was born in October.  Luckily the roads were clear which always has me worried this time of year.

On Saturday we went with Chris & Natalie and their kids to see Santa at the mall.  The kids were so excited and had prepared what they were wanting to ask for.  Chandler has been wanting the big Vtech Switch and Go Dino and as soon as we got there, he informed Santa that he wanted a remote control helicopter.  Gotta love that kids change their mind, especially when they've already expressed for weeks what they want.  Rowan told Santa about his blue transformer that he wants.  Then we got a picture of the kids on Santa's lap.  I'm always amazed at how much they try to charge for pictures at the mall.  If they'd charge $5-10 for pictures, I'd probably buy, but the cheapest package is always like $20 and you only get like 3 pictures.  We took our own pictures, but I think the workers there weren't very happy about it.

We also got a picture of all of the kids with Santa.

After pictures with Santa, we went to write letters at Macys.

Saturday night, we went to a Christmas jazz concert that my brother in law AJ was playing in at BYU-Idaho.  It was so much fun and really geared towards the kids.  They had the grinch, Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman and Santa there.  There was a special parade where the kids got to ring bells, and the characters went around throwing out candy.  The music was also really wonderful!

On Sunday, we hung around for most of the day until the baby blessing.  It was wonderful to be with family and celebrate this new little one.  I have to admit that she makes me very baby hungry!  She has got the thickest hair, chubby cheeks and that fresh baby smell.  Below is my sister in law Natalie with Cleah.

Here are Ashely & AJ after the blessing, congrats to them!!


Sara Birch said...

It really is crazy what they charge for a picture with Santa. I took Mason and Jonas to see the one at South Towne and we walked away without a picture to remember it by because they had a strict no outside photography rule and their pictures were ridiculously priced. What a beautiful new baby girl! She makes me want to have a baby day.

Snedakers said...

I"m glad you got a good picture of all of them looking at the camera! That was such a fun weekend.