Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas 2011

We had a great Christmas at Gma and Gpa Tucker's home this year.  The kids got their pajamas. BTW McKenzie came to me the day before and informed me that she really didn't want character PJ's this year, like Hannah Montana.  She wanted me to do what I did last year with the PJ pants.  It's a good thing I already had done that.  I found these pajamas about 3 or 4 months ago for a killer deal.

 The Christmas pickle that my kids go nuts looking for.  Morgan found it last year, this year Micah was the big winner.
 Christmas morning the kids slept in until about 7 (which was a miracle I tell ya).  We even had to wake Malia up, can ya tell?  Oh and that is her hair sticking up on top of her head.
 The kids opening some family gifts from Santa.
 The kids got Angry Bird blankets from Gma and Gpa.  They are their new favorite blankets.
 Had to get one shot before the mess.
 Randy and his new BYU Santa.  Very appropriate I thought.
Kristi and McKenzie did this in the middle of the night for Gma and Gpa.  Kristi enlarged a recent family photo and changed it out for the old one and then wrapped the frame.  We wanted to see how long it was going to take for them to notice it was up there.  We had a good laugh.
After church and ready to play with their new toys.  You can just see the excitement on Malia's face. 
 Christmas is now over, everything is put away and we are ready for what 2012 brings on to us.  Happy New Years Everyone!!!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A few of my Favorite Christmas Things

My kids have been a little crazy this Christmas season and have made me laugh, cry, scream, smile and just all around be grateful that I have them.  Malia loves to sing, never the right words mind you, Christmas songs, let's be realistic, any songs for that matter.  Recently, the song of choice has been "Santa Claus is Coming to Town."  Here is her version of it.
The words are not always right, but man she is sure of herself.

Micah has written many letters to Santa this year and apparently just making sure Santa knows he's here.
It says:
"It's me again, reminding you I'm here.  I'd like a robot that does homework and can also use a broom and a globe of the North Pole.  And can one Elf come to my home?  And can I keep him here?  Are your Elves okay?  When you come to my home there's cookies for all of your Elves." 

The corrections are from his teacher, he must have done this for a school assignment.  This kid never ceases to amaze me with the things that come out of his head.  Who even thinks up these things.  What a thoughtful kid though to ask about the Elves.  He probably just wants to make sure they're OK enough to stay with him forever so they can make him as many toys as he wants.    That's thinking outside the box, eh.

This isn't very Christmassy, but I want to make sure I got it on here.  Morgan got glasses last week.  She was very excited to finally be like her bigger sister.  We'll see how long it lasts before she starts begging me for contacts.  I know McKenzie has been for a few years now.  But for now, she loves them and I think they're pretty stylish.

Monday, December 12, 2011

So Far this December. . .

It's only the 12th and I feel like it should be Christmas already, not that I'm ready my any means.  It has just been so busy already.  Probably because we live so close to BYU that we have to do our Christmas stuff early in order for the students to be able to enjoy so Christmas traditions with their ward before they head off to see their families.  Regardless, it's been nuts.  The 1st weekend of Dec. was the annual BYU family Christmas party.  I can't believe this might be our last year we might go. Notice how everyone is wearing blue to support BYU except Micah.  What have we done to make him think supporting the Utes is ok?
 Malia has this weird obsession with making "crazy eyes."  Everyone decided to try and join in.
 Notice Micah's list.  He wants an Elf so that he can have him make Micah toys all year.  Where does he come up with this stuff?
 After the party we went and got ourselves a tree.  We had to wait about 4 hours to put it up though cuz Randy had a huge paper due, so we had to wait for him to finish.

 Then this weekend was our ward's Christmas party.  They decided to be a little different and go Hawaiian.  It was catered by a family in our stake from Hawaii and we even had some Polynesian dances to enjoy.

 Even Santa came dressed for the event with his shorts and lei's.  Micah asked for a robot to do his homework this time. He cracks me up.
 Malia letting know Santa she's 4.
 Morgan had a grass skirt on but kept stepping on it (since it was really mine) so she gave it up.
 Oh and another exciting thing that happened already this month is . . . Malia cut her hair.  In my 11+ years of being a mom, I have been very lucky to not have a child cut their hair.  Malia said that she didn't like it in her eyes anymore.  When she realized what she did, she started crying immediately.  We couldn't figure out why for another 5 minutes.  She looked natural with bangs, until you looked more closely at the side.Malia has always been my button pusher.  Here she goes again.  My friend Brookie cut it and blended it in, but it is still driving me crazy, so I'm going to take her back and have her butch it. 
 Here's the clump of hair McKenzie found in her room. 
Next up. . .Christmas.  Hopefully we'll be ready.