James’ Hands

The kids love to hold the baby. Whenever they ask to hold him I have them sit down on the couch and then they ask me to take pictures of them with the baby. I guess I take pictures a lot, because now whenever they are being cute they ask if I want to take…

Ice Cream Sandwiches

We watched an episode of Blue’s Clues where Blue wanted to make ice cream sandwiches for dessert. The kids thought this sounded delicious, so we baked oatmeal cookies, made homemade ice cream, and made dessert! The kids were super excited about this new treat!  At first Marion didn’t want an ice cream sandwich, just ice…

Brian Head Sledding Day

We bought a condo in Brian Head this year. The prices are really low right now, and we are excited to be able to spend more time skiing with the kids this year. Whenever we stay there the kids wake up and watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Having cable television is pretty exciting for them since…

Decorating the Christmas Tree

I love Christmas time and decorating for this wonderful season. The kids also love this time of year and were so excited when we pulled out all the Christmas decorations. We have a set of nativity finger puppets that the kids have really enjoyed playing with. They carry them around the house, so we can’t…

Festival of Trees

Elora got to sing at the Christmas tree lighting in Orderville this year. Marion was very excited to go watch her sister sing. She also for some reason always wears her snowboots, even though it has been 60 degrees every day. But just try talking her out of it… The kids singing Jingle Bells. Elora…

Winter Dance Recital

The kids take dance lessons and love them. We got to enjoy their most recent recital a couple weeks ago. Here is Oliver doing his tap dance (his favorite!). It was a dance that went along with the song Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, and he has been so excited to show us this dance….

James’ Blessing Day

On Thanksgiving weekend we decided to bless Baby James since Nana and Grampy were already here visiting. Grandma and Grandpa came up for the day also. The kids were really excited to have lots of grandparents around for this special day! Here are all the kids after church. We tried for a family photo. This…

Thanksgiving

For Thanksgiving this year, we had lots of visitors! I love this time of year when we get to spend it with family and friends. Chris’ parents and his brother David with his family came to visit and we made a whole lot of food. When I was baking pies, Esmeralda and Princessa came in and played…