Wednesday, January 07, 2009

~Evelyn's 5th Birthday~

Christmas 2008~

The kids were generous and let us sleep until 6:30am. We enjoyed a opening a vast amount of gifts from Grandparents and other relatives! We were totally spoiled, THANK YOU! Aaron made us a delicious egg breakfast and we enjoy taking it east during the day and ended in true "Christmas Story" style--Chinese take-out!

Santa followed through with Kent's many Pokemon requests. We are all now experts in the Pokemon trading card game!
Evelyn received a Sleeping Beauty doll and coloring book.
Oliver loves his new Thomas train, we are hoping the batteries die out soon!
Shannon came to stay with us the last week of December, she was showered with gifts of puzzles, crafts, glow-in-the-dark paint and word search books.
Trying out her color by number set!
Oliver of course had no interest in any presents until he had devoured the clementines and any chocolate he could get his hands on!
Grandma Kim made these great pj's (top and bottom photos) for the kids.

Grandpa and Grandma Melville's 24 hour visit to Vermont. . .
It was a whirlwind, but definitely worth it! We had lots of fun playing, getting haircuts, eating good food, and opening presents. Grandma Megane made each of the kids afghans and Grandpa Lanny had lots of fun playing Santa!

Saturday, January 03, 2009

It's a BOY!
Yes, I was totally shocked, since I had convinced myself it would be a girl. But Heavenly Father knows who need to come to this family and we are so happy to have another crazy boy running around the house! We will be naming him Gordon Harris Melville (and we aren't too likely to change our minds, but will let you know if we do)!