Saturday, December 17, 2011

Something New, Something Borrowed

Something New:
The boy's Christmas stockings -- Last year Paxton was too young to realize that he didn't have a stocking, but now he wants to have whatever his big brothers have. So I made the boys all matching stockings. I designed each tree to have the same amount of branches to match each year they are old. Now we'll always remember their stocking were made when they were 8, 4, & 2.
We also recently acquired some super cute mushroom ottomans. My boys have always loved Mario Bros., so of course "a mushroom stool is super cool!"
Something Borrowed:
My Aunt Joy gave us the idea for a really fun gift.
A Winter Survival Kit.
We loaded up some empty Nesquik containers (easy for us to come by, since my boys love their chocolate milk) with the following:
-A can of sprite.
-A packet of cup of noodle soup
-A packet of hot chocolate
-Hand Sanitizer
-Hand Lotion
-A small flashlight
I love the way they turned out.
Thanks for the idea Aunt Joy!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Father Son Trip to Astoria

December 11, 2011 - Josh took the boys for an overnight trip to Astoria.
They love to go on trips with Daddy.
I love their trips with Daddy too. ;)
They came home with some great pictures & fun memories.
Boys: "We saw fake Santa Mom!"
Me: "Oh, really, you mean one of Santa's helpers?"
Boys: "No Mom, he was plastic!"
I love Kaden's face here. And when I said, "Kaden you're making such a crazy face." He said, "Yeah, well I couldn't figure out why Daddy was making me take a picture with a huge trash can!" - LOL
Love this picture of my boys!
"Daddy took us to the cemetery and we saw ghost es! We saw the holy ghost."

Our Budding Musician

December 7, 2011 - Paxton learning to use a pick.
Daddy gave him a pick of his own.

Ward Christmas Party

December 3, 2011 - Kaden played "Joseph" in the nativity at our Ward Christmas Party.

(Kaden opted out of sitting on Santa's lap this year.)


November 26, 2011 - Julie, Josh & I had the opportunity to go see Cavalia.
Phenomenal show!
Most amazing live show I've ever seen!
Special thanks to Mom for watching all 5 kids during our night out!

Zoo Lights 2011

November 25, 2011 - After the Children's Museum, we all met up with my brothers Jeff and Reed & their families to see Zoo Lights.
Waiting in line for the zoo train.
All aboard!
Off to enjoy the lights on foot.