Sunday, December 29, 2013

Hey Santa....

We were in Texas over Christmas this year, so we decided to do the wonderful Santa picture there instead of at home. Thankfully this year they let me download all of the images, though we had to pay an arm and a leg for it (Thank you Grandpa Dale!)! I think it is worth it.....just adorable!

 This was the best one, and the one we choose to print, but the others are pretty cute too! I am so thankful that Miss E didn't have a fit this year! I had to prep her pretty much the entire time we were in line, but it worked!! The boys were so excited they could hardly handle it, though once it was actually our turn they clammed up a bit and didn't really want to talk. :) I just love these buddies of mine!!!
Overall, a great day. We figured out a system for standing in line, had a wonderful lunch afterwards with dessert for the patient kiddos, and laughed and talked a ton. Thanks Santa!!!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Festival of the Nativities

Our stake put on the Festival of the Nativities this last weekend, and it was as amazing as ever. The whole church is decorated with nativities from all over the world, and rooms depicting the Savior and His life. It truly is an amazing site. I love it every year. 
One room that I help out with every December is the Photo Room. People can come by and dress up as the wise men, Mary, Joseph, shepherds, and angels and take a fun picture with their family. All three of my kiddos actually did it this year, and it turned out so adorable!!!!!!!!!

Football Stats

The boys have been enjoying watching and playing football a ton lately. :) Once the Mariners are done for the season, the Seahawks are a great second!! And since the weather is nasty at the moment, the football is happening indoors. Yep, I can't quite stop it! :) The other day I found these adorable stat sheets that I had to document for all time!!!:)

Monday, December 9, 2013

2 and a half!

This adorable and spunky girl is now 2 1/2!!!!!!!!!! CRAZY!!!!! Time is going by way too fast! This little missy is in preschool one day a week and loving it. She is learning her letters like a champ, and colors are getting there too. No one believes she is only 2 because of how much she talks! She is getting better about being with other people besides Mommy :), and is having so much fun dancing, singing, laughing, and everything else she can get herself into!! 
She is so tall and energetic. This girl can definitely hold her own with her brothers, and just about anyone else. :) She is in the middle of whatever is going on, just like her Mama!
Some favorites right now:
The Magic Schoolbus
Her Baba, Baby, and Softie (won't go to sleep without them!)
Her doggie blanket
Macaroni and Cheese
Wrestling with Daddy
Going to the park
Dogs, and pretty much all other animals :)
Love my fearless girl!!!!!!!!!

Minute to Win It

I love how my family is so much fun sometimes! The other day my kids (well, ok, maybe Teage) decided they wanted to do a Minute to Win It with oreo cookies! Here was the result....loved it!

Primary Program

Every year the primary children in our ward (ages 4-11) do an amazing program for church with singing and speaking parts. It truly is my favorite Sunday of the year, the kids are so adorable to watch! 
Dylan and Lucas worked so hard to memorize their part, and were so very serious about it! They each got to write their part this year as well, and they took so much time and effort to do it! They were even more serious about the singing portion.....It seriously was the cutest thing I have ever seen!! They stared straight at the conductor through the whole meeting, and shouted out the notes like there was no tomorrow. I LOVED IT!!!!

 Love these two adorable 6 year olds!!!!!!!