Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas Time!

Our Christmas tree started off pretty sad looking this year. When I opened up the box of ornaments I discovered that most of them had broken during the move from Omaha. I was so sad! Then when we put up the tree only one section of the lights were working! It was the saddest looking tree ever!

We finally got the lights working and then we went out and bought a few ornaments and we got the tree looking pretty good! :) The kids were so excited to get all the tree, and all the other Christmas decorations out. They love Christmas!


We had such a fun Thanksgiving. We had some yummy food and had such a great time with family. My favorite part was watching all the kids play football! They were so cute! I am so thankful for my wonderful family.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Turkey Bowl!

My favorite part of Thanksgiving was watching the kids play football. They were so cute and they had a lot of fun!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Nap Time

Cooper has been fighting me with his nap time for the past few months. He used to be pretty easy about going down for naps, but I think those days are gone! Once in a while he'll go the whole day without taking a nap, but he usually just falls asleep in the car when we go to pick up Riley from school. Sometimes he'll fall asleep before that, and since he won't let me put him in his bed anymore, I'll find him crashed on the couch, or even on the floor wrapped up in his blankie.

Fast asleep on the couch, snow boots and all. I love how his little tummy is showing :)

Sunday, November 20, 2011


During the first part of November we had a pretty good snow storm. The kids were so excited to go outside and play! They had a lot of fun throwing snowballs and making snow angels.

Cooper and Ryan making snow angels


Throwing snowballs at each other.

Riley has always liked playing in the snow!

Cooper had fun throwing snowballs at me.

Mabye next winter Kendall can join in the fun! :)


 I wasn't sure what to expect for our first Halloween back in Utah, but everything turned out great. The weather was perfect and the kids had a fun time.
Riley was a black kitty, Ryan was Robin from Teen Titans, Cooper was a monkey, and Kendall was a skeleton.
Casey took Riley, Ryan, and Cooper trick-or-treating while I stayed home with Kendall and passed out candy.

I wanted to add these pics, too. These are from the Halloween party at Grandma's church. 

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Kitty Pumpkin!

The day before Halloween we invited Grandma and Grandpa over and we carved our pumpkin. The kids wanted to do a kitty face. They were pretty excited about it. Ryan and Riley helped me scoop out some of the seeds, but Cooper didn't want to touch the pulp. He thought it was pretty gross, haha.

I love how excited Cooper was! I can never get him to smile this big for the camera!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Happy Birthday Riley!

Riley had her 7th birthday on October 14th. I can't believe she is already 7 years old! We had a little birthday party at Grandma's and then a week later Casey took her to Lagoon. She had been begging us to take her to Lagoon ever since we moved to Utah, so we decided that it would be fun to take her there for her birthday. She loved it! Casey said that her favorite ride was the Bombora and that they rode it 10 times (she kept track). I can't wait to take her back next year!

Here are some pictures from her birthday party at Grandma's.

We Skyped with Mal...the kids had so much fun seeing Ethan and Isabelle.

Riley LOVES her present from Grandma. Riley loves to draw pictures and so my mom made her this awesome art set. Riley has been using it everyday!

Here's Bug giving me the evil-eye. She still doesn't like me!

 Riley also got to spend a day with Grandma for birthday. They went to see the witches at Gardner Village and she rode Trax for the first time. She had so much fun!