Monday, December 27, 2010

November/ December 2010

Snowed in.... Went to the Veater's and made a snowman cause our heat was OUT!

 Lake Arrow Head with Jake's family.

 Thanks giving at the Geyer's

 I made it to 33!  My WOW year!!!

 Saw Christmas lights and Santa with cousins.

 and got to ride on the trolley.

 Breakfast with Santa

 Drove to Idaho to spend Christmas with cousins...

 Uncle Aaron, always a ham!

 and of course we had to build a snowman in the freezing cold!!!

 Christmas morning...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Build a Bear

Last Friday we took our kids to build a bear. It was so much fun. I didn't think Jansen should make a bear since he wouldn't care anyway, but Jake insisted. Jansen was SO MAD! He kept yelling no, and didn't want to do anything but have me hold him. Well, Jake picked a bear for him and Reesa stuffed it. We made Jansen put the satin heart inside, they sewed the bear up, and Jansen spent the rest of the time screaming while trying to stuff another heart in. He took about 30 hearts and tried and tried.

Reesa was so indecisive (just like her mother) and spent 20 minutes deciding what bear to make. Jake finally picked a few and told her she had to choose one the four. She picked pink (with lots of help). We tried really hard to let her dress her own bear, and she chose a pink dress for a pink bear, with red shoes, purple bows, and a hello kitty purse. I bit my tongue.

Jansen was still crying, Jake named his bear "Gno" since that's the only word Jansen would tell him. I picked an outfit, sat on the floor with Jansen on my lap and dressed the bear. I'm sure every person in that store was looking at me holding my screaming kid trying to have him help me dress a bear. As soon as I put the Jacket on the bear, I showed Jansen how he could put all his hearts into the jacket. And WA-LA suddenly Jansen loved his bear.
It was SO CUTE seeing Jansen carry his own bear box all the way to the car. In the past there was so way Jansen could carry something that far!!! He'd lose interest and drop it.
I wanted to get a photo of our bears today, of course Jansen yelled no. So I took a picture of Reesa, then Jansen sat where she was, grabbed the bears and told me cheese. So I took a picture of him too.
It's not a smile but he thinks it is.
And finally guess who's already at the mall???

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Happy Halloween Finally

It's always so random to see what pictures we get when Jake's in charge of the camera. Yes we did dress up for our ward halloween party. We ordered toothbrushes at the last minute to give away, I was sad they didn't have our business' logo on them (free advertising, right?) Next year we'll be sure to plan ahead. Don't worry we gave out candy too!
Jake was a hit! He had a great time making the kids dance to "Thriller" and do all sorts of silly things to get candy and a toothbrush. There were 15 kids at our car most of the time since they couldn't just keep on running to the next car.
Reesa next to someone else's pumpkin? She had the cutest little witch costume with a matching purple hat. Where is that hat?
Jansen had the perfect costume he couldn't take off! He LOVED all the candy, and didn't want to keep going. He just wanted to eat it right away. I guess he knew the parent tax was pretty steep this year! So we went back to our car and watched dad entertain everybody instead.
Mitchell of course was perfect. He slept in the stroller most of the night.

The rest of Utah va-kay

We went to Uncle Nathan's house for dessert and a quick visit. Although I didn't get one picture of him... Here's Kassie, Jude, me, and Mitchy
Reesa and Gage
And little Jude totally snuggled up with Jake. It was so cute!
Mitchell wasn't this mad, but he sure looks unhappy here. These boys are 2 weeks apart.
So this is what happens when you use several camera's to take pictures. Here's the rest from our fun Halloween day at the U.
Jansen and his FAVORITE movie characters (really Buzz)
Me and Jansen
Benson and Papa Bill
Jansen, Beckhem, Remy all ready to go. What a fun day.

PS... the funniest part was seeing the pictures of our budding photographer. Reesa took Jake's cell phone and with out us knowing took over a hundred pictures of the drive home. Here's just a few.