Thursday, December 30, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Anyway, we had a fun, busy week.
Monday was family night.
Tuesday and Wednesday nights Eldon was at the church.
Wednesday afternoon Julia and I had Activity Days which I dread because the girls are super hyper and loud, and bordering disrespectful, but this week my prayers were answered. The girls were quiet, polite, and helpful! Merry Christmas to me!
Thursday we had a nice, quiet, relaxing evening at home! We all LOVE those!
Friday night Eldon and I went on a hot date to Carrabbas for dinner. My favorite! Just thinking Pollo Rosa Maria makes my mouth water! Thanks to my cousin Audrey for the gift card! Again Merry Christmas to me! Then Eldon followed me around the mall and sat patiently while I tried on jeans. I finally got myself a pair of jeans with some cute pockets and a little bling. Maybe I'll take a picture later. First I have to wrap them and put them under the tree. Merry Christmas to me!
Saturday morning was our biggest event of the week...
Sledding at Peteetneet!
AJ never had to walk up the hill.
Don't you just love his purple snow pants! That's when you know you're at kid #4. You wear whatever fits no matter what color it is!
This is Julia and Andrew going off the little jump right before the big jump where they wiped out and Andrew face-planted in the snow.
These are his battle wounds. I love that you can see the tear running down his face!
These guys are all set to go when all of a sudden....
Emma jumps on too! She ended up falling off halfway down because they were lopsided!
Most of the time AJ waited patiently at the top of the hill because we only had one sled.
Sometimes it's hard to climb the hill when you keep slipping and then your mitten falls off and snow gets up your sleeve and your hand is frozen. Can you feel her pain?
Jules all tired out after another jaunt up the hill.
Who needs a sled anyway when you've got slippery snow pants.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Then the kids sang a couple of Christmas songs and Santa and Mrs. Claus showed up and read the book "I Believe in Santa".
Then our kids got to sit on Santa's lap for the third time in the same week!
This time Santa gave out candy bars so I wonder what Emma asked for since it wasn't your typical candy cane.
Andrew looking a little nervous once again.
AJ freaking out again.
Julia is such a good big sister to take her screaming brother to sit on Santa's lap 3 times in 1 week!
We arrived a little early so the kids played "duck duck goose" while we waited for the party to start.
The kids had fun decorating gingerbread men.
They also enjoyed eating the gingerbread men.
Some enjoyed them more than others!
For Andrew's 2nd Santa visit of the year he actually looked Santa's direction this time. We're making progress!
I didn't get a great shot of AJ's freak-out this time. Here they are running away!
Sign of a successful mini vacation!
I promise she is just sleeping, not dead.
Emma giving the Santa Cow a hug.
There is not a shy bone in this girls body. She was the 1st child at the party to sit on Santa's lap. She usually asks for a candy cane since she figures that is what she'll get anyway:)
A stunned Andrew. He didn't say a word. He may have been in shock.
AJ is not a big fan of Santa this year.
Monday, November 29, 2010
It was frigid out there. I ran out to take pictures and was surprised the kids lasted as long as they did. I think it was about 10 minutes total. Gotta love getting all that snow gear on for 10 minutes of wintry fun!
playing with lights...
and looking bored.
Finally it was their turn to help.
Hanging ornaments on the tree is always a highlight! It is especially interesting with an 19 month old. AJ does not understand the 'hang them and then don't touch them again' concept:)