Saturday, December 31, 2011
Friday, December 30, 2011
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Monday, December 26, 2011
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Ready to walk out and see what Santa brought.
Santa brought Cooper a Batman helicopter and Cars 2.
Santa brought Jacks a Lego spaceship and a PS3 game called Disney Universe.
I made Cooper an apron for Christmas because he is always wanting to be in the kitchen helping. Mostly he wants to help when I am making cookies so he can sample them. He was excited about it!
Ry hung out in the bumbo and watched the boys unwrap until her diaper leaked all over and then she had to go get in the bath.
We opened presents at home and then got ready for church. Our church was at 10. Afterward we headed over to Nana and Papa's to open more presents over there...
Jacks and Cooper got new sleds from Erin's family.
Bert got a new Weed Whacker because his wouldn't start this last summer.
In the evening we headed over to Grandma Keele's to open even more presents.
Peggy and Terri made these quilts for all of the couples. They pieced together Don's old shirts and made quilts for all of us. It's fun to look and remember the shirts he wore the most often.
It was a great Christmas! We were definitely spoiled!
Saturday, December 24, 2011
We have a tradition of going to a movie on Christmas Eve and this year we saw Arthur Christmas. It was a cute show. Rylee was so good during the movie. She sat and watched for a while, then I fed her, and then she fell asleep.
My grandpa started the tradition of reading The Other Wise Man on Christmas Eve to my dad's family. My grandma carried on the tradition with my dad's family and now my dad has carried on the tradition with us. I have always liked that story and I'm glad my kids get to hear it now!
Opening their Christmas jammies.
Family picture right before we packed up and headed home. It was a nice night!
Friday, December 23, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Rylee had her 4 month check-up today. She is growing so fast. Here are her stats:
Weight: 15 lbs. - 85%
Length: 24.5 in. - 70%
Head: 16 in. - 50%
She did not like the shots and was sad about them for a while afterward. She would just start crying again out of nowhere and it was a sad cry like "how could you let them do that to me mom?"
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
We had our Relief Society Dinner tonight and I am on the board. Melissa Hooley and I were put in charge of the decorations and I have been stressing about everything for the last week, but it all turned out SO NICE! I am so bummed that I forgot to take my camera. It was a fun night with good food! Glad it's over though and now I can focus on finishing up my last minute Christmas stuff.
Monday, December 19, 2011
My family has a tradition of having a Progressive Dinner at Christmas time. We each take a part of the meal and we visit everyone's houses and see their decorations and eat yummy food. Tiff had appetizers and I was supposed to have salad, but Cooper woke up with a fever and a headache that stayed with him all day so he had to stay home with Bert and we skipped our house. Ben and Becky had the main dish and Erin had dessert. My mom read the kids a Christmas story while we were at Erin's house. It's always a fun night!
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
|Rylee (3 mo.) Jackson (3 mo.)|
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
Bert had a Christmas work party tonight at The Roof in Salt Lake. It's a nice restaurant that is on the top floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building and looks out over the temple grounds. The boys went to Steph's to play and Lauren babysat Rylee for us. It was a fun night to get out and visit with friends!
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
Rylee has never really liked her pacifier. I tried and tried to get her to like it because Cooper was a 'binky baby' and I loved that. But, she has a mind of her own and would push it out about every time. She has now started sucking on her first 2 fingers and I'm liking that even better because she can put those in herself and I'm not reaching back behind me while I'm driving trying to hold her pacifier in!
Sunday, December 4, 2011
I woke up to some beautiful flowers this morning. He snuck them in the house on Saturday sometime and hid them in the bathtub with the curtain closed. It was a very relaxing day (since it was a Sunday). It was nice to have everyone home with me. We went over to my mom's for dinner. I got 4 new scarves and some new jewelry. My family knows me so well!
The boys drew these pictures for me. It was a nice day! My last birthday in the twenties. Next year will be a little depressing!
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Friday, December 2, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
We've been spending a lot of time at my mom's house these past couple of weeks. She had knee replacement surgery and so we've been going down to help her out. It's nice having her around during the day and makes me really look forward to when she retires in the spring!