Thursday, December 15, 2011


We went with Nana's daycare to see Santa at the mall this usual Callie wouldn't go within 10 feet of Santa! Beckett went right went over and told Santa he wanted trains. Hadley wasn't too happy about sitting on Old Saint Nick's lap the group shot with Santa she was screaming her head off! Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of that.    

Cathy holding baby Trystan in his cute Santa outfit. Afterwards the kids got to play in the mall play area...great fun!

Some Hadley Pics...

 We have been slacking on taking pictures of our sweet Hadley so we just  took a few...and yes those are cheetos my 8 month old is eating....don't judge ;) Whenever we are away from her for a while she always puts her hand up to say hello along with her adorable smile.  It's not quite a wave but is is dang cute! We sure love this baby girl!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Nutcracker 2011

A few months ago Callie decided ballet was not her thing so only Taylor was in the Nutcracker this year. She was a Soldier Mouse and part of the "Chinese " scene. She did great and had a wonderful time. We were all very proud of her.


Here is the Video of Chinese....Taylor is on the far right with the red hat.

Some fun...

 We had a picnic at Garden of the Gods to celebrate Papa's was a beautiful day.
 One Saturday we popped into the Library to return some overdue books and found that they were having a holiday craft show....the kids got their face painted by a woman who was extremely talented at what she did. The kids loved it :) If you can't tell...the girls are winter fairies and Beckett is Rodolph.

Another tooth down....

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Halloween Fun

We went Trick or Treating with the Nickells, the Goss' (Matt's family) and Nana. The weather was really nice so it made it lots of fun this year. The kids kept chanting "trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat...or I'll pull down your underwear!" Crazy kids.....not sure where they learned that one!
Matt is holding baby Trystan....the cutest little monkey I've ever seen!
Callie was Silver Mist, one of the Fairies from the Tinkerbell movies.
Hadley the Duck hanging in the stroller... And Taylor, our pretty pirate, posing for a picture. Nana made 9 costumes for all her grand-kids this year...she is so amazing. I'm so glad to have her as my Mother-in-Law :)

All the girls in Missy's family were different characters from Strawberry Shortcake....and Logan was the blue Power Ranger.
We had a great time at the ward party this year. There was the chili cook off, trunk or treating and carnival games. It was so much fun that the fire alarm went off and we all at to clear out of the building :) Turns out it was the fog machine from the Spook Alley that set it off, so no real emergency but it kind freaked out the kids.Brandon and I made Beckett's Thomas costume and Nana made the cute engineer outfit. After we were done putting the cardboard Thomas together, we realized we made a little on the big side. It was a little too heavy and pretty cumbersome for a two year old to manage. At the ward party we put it on wheels and pushed Beckett around. The Dwelle's in our ward made this awesome airplane for their son out of cardboard...had to get a picture of them together. Although it makes our attempt look kinda lame!