Monday, December 22, 2008

Ward Christmas Party!

On December 12, was our ward's Christmas party. To start the party off, the ward broke up into groups and went caroling to the elderly and other members in the ward.
There was definitely a unique special spirit when we went out carolling. I was grateful for the opportunity I had to carol with Brandon.

After carolling, we went back to the Church and had hot chocolate and cookies and other yummy treats.

After a short wait, we were able to go in a room and meet Santa. Below are pictures of us waiting in line to see Santa. The kids did really well waiting in line to see Santa.Hyrum was so excited to jump on Santa's lap and tell him what he wanted for Christmas. The only thing he told Santa what he wanted was a dinosaur.
Ben you could tell was very nervous, but he went and sat on Santa's lap. He didn't sit there very long and just looked at the ground while Santa was talkin to him.
Emmy was terrified. She SCREAMED! We weren't surprised. There was no way we could get her to sit on Santa's lap. That is why Brandon is holding her in the picture.
The kids each got a bag of goodys from Santa. The kids loved them! Their favorite part of their goody bag were the oranges inside. They love oranges; espescially the little clementines! At the church, Ben and Emmy were throwing them around calling them balls. People got a kick out of that.
After we visited Santa, we went back in to the cultral hall and sang some Christmas carols together. The kids loved exploring their bags during the songs.
It was a great night. It was fun to see the kids and their reactions when they were talking to Santa. Loved it!


brandon&celia said...

Oh, how fun! It makes me miss the ward to see all those smiling faces! Hailey keeps telling me lately how much she misses Hyrum!

Steph said...

Looks like so much fun! I hope you don't mind I stole your quote of the week :) Merry Christmas!!!

meg said...

what a fun night! i hope hyrum received a dinosaur from santa (i bet santa loves the easy requests like that) and that you all had a very merry christmas! i love to see your cute family.

T and B said...

Your kids are so cute and are getting so big. I hope that you guys had a Merry Christmas and have a happy New Year.

The Lewis Family said...

Can't believe your twins are 2! Last time I saw you, you were prego with them. Glad to have refound ya on facebook, hopefully we will keep in touch :) At the least will blog lurk :)

Mandy said...

What a really great Ward to be a part of! Looks like a lot of fun.

Petersons said...

Wow! I dont know how you do it with 3 kids, and two that are the same age! Im scared to go from 1 to 2 kids... Im glad i found your blog! Its a fun way to keep in touch with friends