Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree!

We decorated our Christmas tree last weekend.
Here are the before and after pics.

For years I have been looking for the perfect angel for the top of our tree (perfect meaning; really cheap, but not cheap looking! It turned out to be a hard thing to find). I found this little gem of an angel at the Thrift store about a month ago! I was so excited when I saw her! I couldn't believe that after all these years I had actually found her!

Danika and Zach "helping"!

We decorated the tree with a roaring fire in the fireplace and the temp. dropping outside drastically. That night it snowed for the first time this year.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Zach's Baptism!

Zach was Baptised!
It ended up that just our family was able to be there from our ward (it doesn't help that the Bishop, Stake Primary President and the ward Primary President are all in his family)! So after the baptism Zach asked, "Was that just practice? Because where was everyone?". Poor Zach.
I thought it was a great family baptism though and even with just our family there, we still filled up 2 rows of seats!

Happy Thanksgiving!

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with our family.
Tons of yummy food and
so many delicious pies!!

Zach and Elora were a little excited to start eating!

These are the rolls that Matt makes so well!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

3 Months Old

Xander is 3 months old already! Times flies when you're having fun! He is such an easy-going baby and we love making him smile!

Happy B-Day Zach!

Zach wanted to make colorful sugar cookies for his B-day!

Zach got a new Cub Scout shirt for his B-Day! He is so excited to start Cub Scouts!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Spooky Halloween!

Elora was a cowgirl for school.

Cute little Zebra Xander!

Danika was serious about being a lion!

Zach & Elora in the costume parade at church.

Alexander 2 months old!

I Love to See the Temple!

We went to the Portland Temple last weekend! It was gorgeous!

Jackie, Danika & Mandy.

Zach got glasses for school.

After the Temple we stopped at a pumpkin patch!
Then we brought our pumpkins home and had tons of yummy food and carved our pumpkins!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Cooking Lesson!

Pete gave the kids a lesson on how to make waffles! They were very serious students, and were intrigued by everything Pete was doing. And they all had to have a turn helping!

Zach & Elora's conversation while waiting for the waffles to cook;
Zach: "Dad, look at Elora's bottom and look at my bottom."
Elora: "Mine is way bigger then Zach's!"
At this point I'm busting up in the other room (I can't see them, I can only hear them).
Pete was laughing too, but he could see that they were talking about their little pumpkins that are sitting on the counter.

After dinner I tried to take a pic of Xanders cute smile, but this was as close as I got. It is a cute little smile, but it's nothing compared to his big open mouth smile!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Happy B-Day Danika!

Danika is 3 yrs old now!
She got an Octopus for her b-day! Everyone had to "try" it on!

Danika also got stitches for her b-day. This actually happened the day before her party. She walked into a sheet of metal that was laying on the ground and it sliced right through all her layers of skin. So Pete took her to the hospital to get stitched up. She is the first one to get stitches out of all our kids!
She has a nice white bandage mark. If you think this is gross you should be thankful that I didn't think of taking a picture of it before the stitches! hehe!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Umm, are those My kids!?

Xander is 6 weeks old now! Danika loves him sooo much (too much sometimes)!

I know everyone's fighting the urge to yawn!!

He's just a little cross-eyed in this pic.

Yesterday Xander started smiling at us(on purpose)! So now all Elora and Danika want to do is try to make him smile! It's so funny to watch them.