Sunday, November 25, 2012


My mom bought Caleb and Brynn Christmas outfits. They wore them today for the first time and got many compliments.

Saturday, November 24, 2012


 Just like last year we had Thanksgiving at our house. The only difference is that James wasn't there :(
The food was good:
 The kids loved having family around to play with all the time. Caleb loved that Gram let him watch fun shows on her Kindle:
 Jenna read a lot of books to Brynn, especially one called DW All Wet. She probably read that one 2 dozen times because Brynn loved it so much. Jenna also taught Caleb a new song. After only singing it about 5 times Caleb knew this much of it:

Brynn knew this much:
We also went to Salt Lake City. Jenna and the parents went to an art museum while the rest of us went to the children's discovery museum. Then we met for lunch at Denny's. Lastly we hiked Ensign peak. This is the mountain top Brigham Young hiked, with a few other people, 2 days after the pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley. He surveyed the area and planned out how the valley should be organized. It was at most a mile long hike (luckily you can drive up pretty far) but it was steep. Caleb did great. We hurt a little from having to carry Brynn but it wasn't too bad. The view was amazing though!
I loved playing games at night together and going to the temple together today. The family left tonight and are driving through the night to miss the traffic tomorrow.
I'll post my mom's pictures soon!

Friday, November 16, 2012


We bought a used slide this week and it was such a good purchase. It may be a little silly to have inside but when it is cold out it's a great extra thing for the kids to do.
Alright so this is kind of a funny picture but it is the best I got. We found out that Brynn has to be wearing socks when she goes down the slide or her feet stick and she will go forward in a face plant. Bust she is great with sock on!
Caleb had a friend over and they played on the slide the whole 40 minutes.They loved to try different ways to go down and up the slide. Caleb loves to show me his tricks:

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Winter is a grand old time...

Caleb was so excited for the snow to come and boy did it come! The deepest snow was probably about 8 inches but mostly it was about 3 inches. It didn't stop snowing for about a day and a half. Caleb begged to help me shovel the snow off the driveway yesterday. Then today he wanted to sled, build a fort and build a big snowman. Here's the fort:
He loved sledding too! It is so nice to have a little hill in our backyard so we don't have to go anywhere to sled. We actually went to Walmart this morning and bought this sled. The whole time we were shopping Caleb said, "Don't forget the sled."

I didn't get any videos of Brynn in the snow because she was very needy. She was super timid of the snow at first and didn't like it at all. Once we cleared some of the ground away and I took her down the sledding hill, she started to ask to go sledding again. And when I got the window to the fort built she loved looking through it and saying, "I see you." Then we sent Brynn and Caleb down in the sled together they fell over (Brynn face first in the snow) at the end of the hill and Brynn was just crying and miserable. We went inside at that point and had a nice warm bath. All better!
Brynn has been feeding herself for a while but I finally got a video of it:
Also, Derrick had to go to a Young Men ice skating activity and brought Caleb with him because he wanted to spend more time with Caleb. The cool thing about it is they went to the Olympic Skating Park. One lap was so big there were 2 hockey rinks in the middle of the track. Derrick stood behind Caleb and held his hands. After one lap Derrick worried Caleb was tired so he took him out but Caleb quickly asked, "Why are we stopping?" They went around a few more times. Caleb had a blast!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Halloween Night

Since we took pictures at our ward Halloween party we didn't take as many on Halloween night but here are the few we did take:

You can't really tell in the picture but I carved a Woody pumpkin for our little Woody.
 Derrick took both kids out trick-or-treating for a little bit, then came home and I went out with just Caleb. We went up a cul de sac and down one street. We had one more street to go up and after 2 houses Caleb said, "I'm all done trick-or-treating. I want to go home." I said ok but kept asking him if he wanted to go up to any of the houses we were passing and he politely said no. Crazy huh?
They loved the candy though: