Tuesday, December 25, 2012
This year we had our annual Gordon Family Christmas Eve party at my sister Lesley's house. It was so fun to see everyone and the new babies that were born this year in our family. Santa came to the party and gave out presents to the kids which made it extra fun. After the party we came home and guess what? The elves had already been to our house! There were 4 presents in our Christmas tree. Jaylin got a new robe, and the other kids all got new jammies. Christmas morning we made breakfast and then it was present time! Presents took about an hour to open this year because we decided to put codes on the presents like Batman, Shrek, Barbie, etc. We had the kids guess which one they thought was theirs, if they got it right they could open it or they had to search the pile for a certain name and once they found that one they could open it. The kids loved it so I think we will do this every year so Christmas lasts a little longer :)
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Jaylin lost her first tooth in June 2011. I think she bumped it on something and kept play with it until it was so loose we had to pull it. It was her front tooth as well. There is no permanent tooth coming in yet so she may have that gap for a couple years. She's 5 1/2 years old was so excited to "finally" lose a tooth like David. He lost his first tooth on the bottom in April. Jaylin looks older to me with that tooth missing. Love you baby girl!
Thursday, September 1, 2011
We went on our first family camping trip. It was a lot of fun and the kids had a blast. We went with Yai's sister, her family, her husband's brother's family, and their friend's family. We went to Beaver Mountain for the 4th of July weekend. We went on a 10 mile hike over two mountain tops with no trail and my toes got bruised so bad. I didn't have the right kind of shoes for hiking. We took the kids fishing and they did great. Jaylin wasn't afraid of the fish at all and thought it was really squishy. David on the other hand didn't even want to touch it. We roasted marshmallows of course and ate great food, and just had a great time enjoying each others company. Sorry for the picture overload.
The Ningcharoen kids and their cousins all squished in the van to drive up to the start of our 10 mile hike.
Kids all ready for their big hike on Beaver Mountain
David and Kensley on top of a mountain
Avery and her new "boyfriend" Dillon hiking, he was so great with her and carried her most of the way.
Roasting marshmallows with daddy
The kids playing in the lake
David caught a fish, but he didn't want to touch it
Jaylin's first time fishing!
Jaylin caught a fish and loved the feel of it
Avery caught a fish with Uncle Scott's help
The girls at the lake being social and fishing
Kiersten entertaining the kids at camp while the adults get dinner cooking
Everyone having a good time at camp
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Jaylin is in school!!! She started Kindergarten today and we had a special day. First her teacher Mrs. Mikulecky had given her some confetti to put under her pillow the night before so she could have good dreams before she goes to school. Then Jaylin requested orange rolls and chocolate milk for her special breakfast. Then I took her to Cookie Cutters to get her hair trimmed and styled and her nails done before she goes to school in the afternoon. After she was all prettied up we went to Wal-Mart to buy an outfit for her to wear to school, then we went to McDonald's for lunch and she had a happy meal. Then it was time to go home and change her clothes and head off to her first day of school. I can't believe Jaylin is old enough to go to school!
Sunday, August 28, 2011
We went to our first air show out in Wendover. It was pretty cool. We went with Yai's sister and her family. David loved looking at all the planes. Our favorite was the F16 wow was that jet loud and fast! We went to Subway for lunch and when we came back to park the van the F16 flew right over us, it was pretty low down and we had to hurry to cover our ears and hold on the car at the same time. It shook the van so much I thought the windows would explode. Pretty sweet. Of course we hurried and parked and ran back into the show to see some of the cool things this jet could do. After that David decided he wants to fly jets when he grows up, so maybe the Air Force will have a new recruit in about 14 years. I got totally fried. No one else got sunburned, just me. It was so bad that after we got home I sent Yai to Wal-Mart to buy a big bottle of Aloe Vera, which was a life saver. It definately was a fun day with family.
The kids and their cousins at the first jet in the exhibit.
Everyone checking out the cockpit of the plane
All the kids after they looked inside the plane