Monday, December 22, 2008

Family Pictures

Ward Christmas Party

Tyler and I went to our ward Christmas party on Saturday night. Unfortunately, Todd and Josh couldn't join us because Josh was sick. It was a lot of fun! Santa was there along with Buddy the elf! The kids were in heaven! And the turn out was great!

The cultural hall was full!

Tyler and his buddy Drew
Tyler decorating his stable He's telling me to stop taking pictures of him
I think he means it!Buddy the elf! He was hilarious!!Tyler loves Santa this year!I came home to find my own little Santa!

Friday, December 19, 2008

A Preschool Christmas

Tyler had his preschool Christmas party yesterday. He had so much fun! He looks forward to going to preschool every day....even though he only goes twice a week! His teacher is fabulous and he knows the names of all the kids in his class. He retains knowledge so well. I know he's learning a lot because he'll come home and tell me something that I know I didn't teach him. It's really neat. He's growing up so fast and becoming quite the bright little boy. Story time with Mrs. Stacey

Tyler and Mrs. Stacey

His creation. So cute!

Tyler painting his Christmas bell

Visit to California

Last Sunday I loaded Josh and Tyler in the car and we headed to Indio, California to visit my sister Shea and her family. It wasn't an unfamiliar trip since we just went in October! It's so nice to live so close to her and be able to go whenever we want! While we were there, I helped her paint her oldest daughter,Kylee's room. We got about half of that done. (sorry...forgot to take pictures!) We also got take out from Goody's, a Mexican restaurant, went to Target..yay! And Shea and I went to her Relief Society Christmas party which she was in charge of! They had bread bowls with about 10 different kinds of soup, salad, pasta and desert. Very filling! And they had a nice Christmas presentation. We came home Wednesday morning, but not before Shea put air in my tires. Jeff noticed that my tires were extremely low, so thanks to him for that! And boy were they low! Pretty scary actually, to think I was driving on those tires with my boys in the car! But all is well now. We made it home safe and sound. Tyler and Josh were literally PERFECT the entire drive. 8 hours round trip! I have such good boys. We had a great trip and are looking forward to going again in March when my parents come to visit! Can't wait!Sweet Noah

Lorelei and Tyler watching Aunt Shea make pancakes

Shea cooking. She's got a cute little bump huh? :)
My super cute, super sweet baby Josh

Kylee, Tyler, and Lorelei enjoying the fire that Uncle Jeff started for them

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Photos with Santa

Last weekend we went to the Festival of Trees in Gilbert. Tyler and Josh had a chance to meet with Santa and get a picture with him.
Tyler has been very excited about Santa Claus this year, so it was fun to see him interact with the jolly old elf.
Josh, on the other hand, was a little less excited. He didn't freak out at the sight of Santa....he just wanted his mommy. Although it is a scowl, at least he is looking at the camera in this one!

Monday, December 8, 2008

How about a little Wii time?

Tyler had been asking all day to play games on the tv, so when Todd got home, his wish was granted! Here are a few pictures of Todd and Tyler enjoying some Wii time!

Friday, December 5, 2008

More of Josh!

I know these are all pretty much the same picture, but I couldn't decide which one was the cutest, so they all made it on here!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Tha' Boys!

Lots of pictures. Enjoy!

Josh climbing up mommyHe made it!

My sweet boys

Josh's new pjs

Don't you just want to squeeze him? Seriously!?

My messy man

Silly tired boy

I don't even know what to say here....priceless...
I am so lucky

It's Almost Christmas!!

I'm more excited for Christmas this year than usual. Not quite sure why....But I put our tree up super early (the day after Thanksgiving) and I hurried and got all the decorations out. I'm really excited about the Christmas village we are going to display on Tyler's train table. It will be off limits to him one month out of the year. I hope he can handle it. So for those of you who don't live nearby or who don't visit us often, here is a little snap shot of our tree and the new garland I bought for the bar! YAY!