Monday, March 19, 2012

Clara's 3rd Birthday

Clara turned three years old on January 6th. On her birthday, we celebrated as a family by going out to eat at Boston's Pizza and then to Boondock's to play in their indoor playground, ride some of their small rides, and play games.

That Saturday, we had Clara's birthday party at Three Little Monkeys, a toy/book store in Kaysville. Clara was so excited to have a birthday party with her friends. Three Little Monkeys did a great job with the party. They had activities, games, and stories for the girls.

Clara loved sitting in the big "princess chair" to open her presents.

And of course, there was cake and ice cream for everyone.

Friday, March 16, 2012


This post is a few months late, but better late than never. We had a great Christmas. So much fun, in fact, that we forgot to take very many pictures.

We spent Christmas Eve at Jeff's parents' house. In the past, we have celebrated Christmas Eve with the extended Gittins family, but this year we started a new tradition with just the immediate family. Clara and Ashlyn were both glad that Santa Claus took some time out of his busy schedule to stop by for a visit.

Christmas Eve night was pretty difficult. Ashlyn went to sleep a little early, but then woke up around midnight and would not go back to sleep. Jeff was up until 4:00 in the morning trying to get Ashlyn back to sleep.

Christmas morning was spent opening presents. The girls had a blast opening all of their presents. They must have been very good girls this year, because they got a truckload. We also went to church with Jeff's parents. It was nice to celebrate Christmas with songs and messages about Christ.

Christmas afternoon was spent with Aubree's family, with a delicious lunch, more presents, and lots of games.