Monday, December 29, 2008

Bryn Bateman Headbands

 cousin, Bryn, makes these adorable little headbands for adults and kids that also function as ear warmers. I, of course, had to get some and we love them!!! The girls were so excited to wear them, and I think Avery even fell asleep last night wearing hers. And then the first thing she asked for this morning was her "hebab".

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Cute Girls!!

Here are just a few cute pictures of the girls in some of their new Christmas clothes! Avery is loving the "pretty skirts" these days. Once I put them on I can't get them off...she is so funny.


Avery had some pretty crazy hair on Christmas morning but didn't want to slow down long enough to get it fixed!

Walkie Talkies from Grammy and Papa

Finally...That stinking purse she has been wanting - along with the cell phone. Thanks again Grammy and Papa!

The 2 wheeled scooter from Grandma and Grandpa Sanders
The girls...and all their STUFF!!

Sorry for the delay in getting the Christmas pictures posted. We had a great Christmas!!! Santa was definitely good to us this year. We stayed home for Christmas which is kind of bitter sweet. It's nice not having to travel and figure out the present situation, but then it's really hard not being with your family either.
We did get to spend Christmas Eve with Steph, Fran and Wyatt. We went to eat and then watched the Christmas story on DVD. The kids then opened their pajamas from Grammy and Papa. Fran tried to get a few pictures of the kids but they (I mean Wyatt) were pretty wound up!!
Christmas morning was really exciting for the girls. They were both really into Christmas and the whole idea of Santa this year. They got some really fun toys that they are anxious to use if this snow will ever go away!
Later in the day we went down to Steph and Fran's house and then went over to Grandma and Grandpa Johnson's for dinner.
We definitely missed family that we didn't see on Christmas and want you to know how much we love you all.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Sunday

We tried to get a few pictures of the girls before we hurried off to church today. Avery wasn't too cooperative. She was too worried about her "pretty skirt" to sit still for a few pictures. This was the best we could do.
Merry Christmas!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

The first snowfall

Today we had our ward Christmas Party with Santa. When we came home we actually had snow on the ground. The girls were so anxious to play in it...they thought it was fun helping Dave shovel the driveway. He then helped them build a snowman.

Avery knocked the first head off so they had to build another one.

Then, for fun, Dave lit a lost firework (left over from the 4th of July) off the head of the snowman. The kids loved it!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Elina, Baylee and Avery

Wyatt, Elina, Baylee, Avery
Owen and Tyler

Since my parents and Emily and Owen were in town we decided to take a family trip down to temple square to look at the lights. The weather has been great this year so we were actually able to enjoy our time walking around. We go see the lights every year but it was nice to go early before all of the holiday events begin.

Monday, November 10, 2008

One tooth down

Well, it has begun...Baylee has lost her first tooth. Her friends have been loosing teeth so she has been so anxious for her turn. She's been telling me for months that she thinks she has a loose tooth but I haven't taken her seriously until the other day. I actually looked in her mouth and she really did have a loose tooth!! Now...if you loose a tooth at school the kids get a "cool" tooth necklace. So, she has been waiting and wiggling the hardest while she is at school, luck. Tonight she asked me to look at it cause she said that it felt like it was "barely hangin' on". I looked in her mouth and it was completely sideways so I wiggled it gently and then gave it a little tug and out it came. She didn't even notice until I showed her that it came out. She has been bouncing off the walls and wants to tell everyone about it so we took a few pictures to share!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

More Halloween Activities...

I have been slacking and haven't posted anything about the rest of the halloween activities we had planned for the kids. We carved pumpkins, went to Steph's house to decorate cookies and make carmel apples. Avery spent the whole night licking the icing off of the same cookie...and loved it! Uncle Jon was there and the kids always love to see Johnny!! We tried our hardest to get a picture of Jon with all the kids. Then, of course, we went trick or treating at Lakeview as well as the neighborhood. Yeah...they have way too much candy. Avery did a great job this year. She is the kid that always wants to be carried everywhere she goes. BUT, when candy was being passed out she willingly walked up to the doors. Once her bucket got too heavy she decided to ride in the stroller...cause there was no way she was taking any of the candy out! Baylee is such a good sister and helped her along the way...even though she really wanted to run and leave her behind.

We had such a fun time this Halloween. Hopefully they'll all be this much fun!

At Steph's house...

Notice the huge lick right down the middle of the cookie!
Such a perfectionist...I don't know where she gets it from.

Ave still working on that darn cookie!

Carving pumpkins...
Ave didn't necessarily like the feel of the "guts"

Baylee couldn't get enough...