Saturday, January 30, 2010

Christmas Day


Santa definitley made his stop here.

Our little bundle of joy!

I don't think Adam will be sitting in here when we go hiking this summer!

How did Santa know? The Mo-mo-cycles made it.

Nauni made Brandon a blanket with a camping theme. It is so cute!

Wow! With 7 kids and 8 adults, we sure made a mess.

After a delicious breakfast, we headed up to Grandma and Grandpa Warren's.

Then we went to Grandma's. It was a fun filled day to say the least!

I think Brandon must really have liked Christmas, and I couldn't agree more.
We felt very blessed this year and loved that we were able to spend so much time with family. We missed those we could not see though and wished we could have spent it with them too.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Christmas Eve

We had a wonderful Christmas Eve at Erin and Mike's. My mom and dad were in town and my Uncle Roger joined us for the evening. We had a delicious meal and the table settings were amazing. Reagan made poinsettias out of the napkins... pretty impressive!

The Kid's Table

After dinner, Nauni and Papa Jones entertained the kids with these neat Nativity books. Then the Nativity reenactment began...
You may think these two are from Star Wars, but really, they are the cutest little shepherds.

Here was the cast. The shepherd staffs were getting a little dangerous, so we had to put those away:)

Brandon got to be Baby Jesus

Everyone in their PJ's getting ready for bed. All the kids had a slumber party in one room. This was Adam's first time having a slumber party, so he was pretty excited. The kids could not wait for Christmas morning and neither could we!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

"He Is"

I saw this video on my cousin's blog and absolutely LOVE it!! Adam asks to watch "Jesus" everyday, so I thought I would share it with all of you.

It is such a beautiful reminder to me of how I know my Savior lives. I hope you will feel of His love for you as you watch this.
(Thanks Natalie for posting it, and I hope you don't mind that I posted it too!)

Monday, January 18, 2010

Adam's Dos

We played around with Adam's hair for a while as we debated on whether or not to let it grow out. What's your vote?

Kaylen, Adam's cousin, was so proud of herself for this do! Lookin' Good Man!!

Like Father, Like Son. This was David's do:)

A little spike in the front (That's what I was going for anyway).

Or just back to the good ol' buzz:)
This definitely seems to be the easiest for such a busy boy!
(The black eye is a good addition too)

Adam noticed his little dark spot for the first time the other day. He saw a picture of himself and pointed to his dark spot and said, "What's that?" I hope he will always know how special and unique that makes him!

Here are just a few cute stories from Adam:

Adam has become quite the little mommy since having a new brother around:)

Adam came upstairs one day with all of Daddy's running gear on. He had put it on all by himself and was pretty adamant that he thought he should go out running! How could I say no?

Two other cute stories:

1. We have been talking to Adam a lot lately about potty training and being potty trained, and "Are you ready to potty train?, etc." Finally, one day he came up to us and said, "I want to ride the potty train!"

2. There was a commercial on TV the other day about depression. Adam must have been listening pretty intently, because he came up to me and said, "I pray, I pray." I didn't know what he was talking about and then he said, "I pray when I feel bad." It was very sweet that he would see people on the TV feeling bad and think to pray as the solution.

Oh the things we can learn from our little ones.

Monday, January 11, 2010

The Tradition Begins...

...Sleeping underneath our Christmas Tree!
So I have been trying for years to get David to do this with me, and this year he finally gave in! We set up our tree and then had a family slumber party out underneath it. Adam was soo excited and we just brought Brandon's bassinet down with us. We didn't get that great of sleep, but I thought it was a lot of fun. It made me feel like a little kid again on Christmas. We woke up and ate crepes and had hot chocolate.

Setting up our REAL Christmas Tree. I just love the smell and picking one out.

Thanks David for letting the tradition begin! I will probably never have as many or be as good at traditions as my Mom, but some things just have to carry on.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Pre Christmas Festivities

There were so many fun activities going on around to celebrate Christmas, that it was hard to choose what to go to. Here are a few things we did go and do though. This is such a wonderful time of year!

Lehi Interfaith Celebration

Adam was a little leary of the camel, but he had no problem with the donkey!

The Interfaith Celebration had a live Nativity that was really neat. They also had kid's activities, music, and nativities from around the world set up inside.

We went with our good friend, Janet, who is also Adam's Nursery Leader.

Ward Christmas Party

Our Bishop read a story to all the children in our ward. We had a great dinner, entertainment, and of course Santa Clause.

Highland City Crafts with Santa

Right as we pulled up, Santa came in a fire truck with the sirens blaring. Adam now thinks that this is Santa's main mode of transportation:) Any time he sees a fire truck, he says, "Santa in Fire Truck!"

This was Adam's first encounter with Santa. He seemed excited to sit on Santa's lap until he saw children ahead of him in line screaming and crying once they got on his lap. This made Adam a little hesitant... I wonder why!! But by the time it was his turn and after several reasurrances from Daddy, Adam was okay to go. He told Santa he wanted a "mo-mo-cycle." I am not sure what Santa thought of that one! H/H.

We then went into a room and did some crafts. They were so fun and cute. It was a neat activity that I think we will go to again. They also had stroytelling in the library.

Adam was pretty proud of his bell necklace!

Gingerbread Houses at Erin and Mike's

This is a fun tradition my sister and her family do every year. My dad was in town too, so we all got together to make Gingerbread Houses and Trains. It was a little harder than I expected, but it made for a sweet reward afterward!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Hideous Sweater Party

Our neighborhood had a fun Christmas Party this year. It was a hideous Sweater theme which I had never heard of, but I guess it is quite popular. It was such a hoot! We had to leave early, so we missed out on quite a lively white elephant gift exchange we heard, but we had amazing food, great company, and a wonderful time.

All the kids went to another neighbor's house where babysitters were, so the adults could meet each other and have more of a relaxed time. Adam had a ball with all the other kids.

Don't ask where we got our sweaters from... It's confidential:)

We were hoping (and are still hoping) this was a joke!! H/H

The other cool thing about the party was instead of giving neighbor gifts, they gave the option of donating what you would have spent to the Food Bank. I thought that was a neat idea.