Lessons for the New Year

After Christmas we drove up to Brian Head to spend time skiing with the kids. Chris’ parents came up to help with the little ones so I could spend some time out on the mountain. Sometimes things don’t really turn out the way you plan them… As soon as we got here, Marion started getting…

Solar System Mobile

We have been learning about space during home school because Elora is very interested in stars and planets right now. Today we made a mobile where Elora colored all the planets and labeled them. I needed a bigger piece of cardboard to hang them all on, but the kids still love looking up at the…

Marion’s First Time Skiing!

After Christmas, we drove straight up to our condo in Brian Head to spend time as a family and enjoy some skiing!  Marion loves skiing with Chris holding her on his skis, so we decided to put Marion on Oliver’s skis let her try it out! She was SO excited to try skiing for the…

Legoland

My parents had free passes to Legoland and my kids have not been since Elora was two and Oliver was a baby… I love winter in California, because it was a beautiful warm day and the kids all had a great time. This was the first ride we saw. Elora was too scared to ride,…

Christmas Chocolates

We gave homemade chocolates to our friends and family for Christmas this year. We broke into our mass amounts of chocolate from France to make them. Wow – a thing of beauty! I love French chocolate…

Fun at Sharon’s House

While in California, we celebrated my nephew Aidan’s birthday. He is so grown up now, I can’t believe it. Time flies so fast when it comes to kids. I don’t have any pics from the birthday party, but I was so amused to watch Oliver and Drakey play together that I had to take some…

Christmas

We don’t have many pictures from Christmas day because I couldn’t find the battery charger for my big camera (and the battery died before Christmas Eve…) and I didn’t bring my battery charger for my little camera. Sigh. But here are some pics of the kids opening the presents in their stockings. My kids love…

Christmas Eve

My sister Lisa drove down for Christmas at my parents house, and Sharon and Gregg live nearby so they came down for Christmas Eve. It was nice to see so much family for the holidays this year. Here is baby James meeting Aunty Sharon for the first time!  We played Monopoly, Skipbo, and some other…

Church Christmas Party

Since I am super behind on blogging anyway, I will be blogging about Christmas this week! Yay! We had some technical difficulties, but now that we have the pictures on the computer, I can start my catch-up blogging… A week before Christmas, we had our church Christmas party. It started out with different activities. In…