Sunday, February 12, 2017

December 2016

December was all about Christmas!

What better way to start the month, than to go to the happiest place on earth.

Here's some random photos from the month...

We got a brand new baby in the family! The kids love their new cousin, Regan. She's so perfect. 

Max is always having fun!

This big boy lost his first tooth on Dec. 3! He couldn't wait for the tooth fairy to come and leave him a dollar.

We had a ward Christmas party and Porter was pretty proud of his gingerbread man.

He also played Isaiah at church

Kennedy took her first steps on Dec. 1, and was walking well by Christmas! She's 14.5 months old.

Merry Christmas to us! We bought a motorhome this month and can't wait to take it out on a trip!

My favorite thing we did this month was join some friends to go caroling at an assisted living facility.
The elderly people were so welcoming, and I loved watching my children go into their rooms to pass out the goodie bags we made for them.

I was especially touched because I found out that Oma passed away this day. I thought about her often, and held back tears as I remember her living in a facility like this in Minnesota. 

We went to the festival of lights with Brent's family. We love them so much!

Porter performed in his Christmas program at school. You can tell from these pictures that it was adorable!

We kept the tradition alive by going to the lights on Thoroughbred...

Christmas Eve!

Jessie and Dean hosted Christmas Eve for the family and we had the best time.

Finally Christmas morning came and it was my favorite one yet!  I heard the boys playing in their room when they woke up, and after a few minutes they realized that Santa came. They ran to the stairs and got excited when they saw the presents under the tree. I LOVED seeing their joy!

Even Kennedy couldn't hide it.

After presents we had a nutritious breakfast of cinnamon rolls and eggs...

then enjoyed a perfect morning at church.

We exchanged gifts with the Williamson cousins the next day...

and the day after that went on a fun hike to potato chip rock!

What a way to end a fun month.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

September 2016

September 2016

This month was really mellow...

We had some fun play dates. It's still super hot, so water is a must.

On September 11, we walked out front to go to church and I was touched to see our entire street lined with American flags. It gave me an opportunity to teach my children about this important day. As I was telling them about the heroes who risked it all, I found myself getting emotional. It was a day I'll never forget. I'll continue to love the men and women who serve our Country and appreciate their sacrifice. We live in the greatest land. God Bless the USA!

Although it doesn't feel like fall weather, we figured we'd start the season by visiting Oak Glen. The kids loved the fresh apples and the petting zoo. They also loved spending time with Grandma and Grandpa. I'm sad I didn't get a picture with them.

 I love it when these 3 play together!
The boys were collecting roly polies, and Kennedy was trying to eat them.

Her feelings got hurt when we stopped her from devouring them.

Our big girl is 11 months!

She's more comfortable crawling and she explores everywhere
She makes messes with DVD's, books, toys, etc.
She's teething like crazy, and doesn't tolerate the pain well. We've had a lot of sleepless nights because of it.
New words this month are "uh-oh" and "hello" It's the cutest thing in the world when she says it.
She's still a mama's girl and screams when other people try to hold her
The boys adore her, and are always worried about her. They yell for me if she ever has anything in her mouth, and they're extra careful with legos or coins that they may have. They're already so protective! 

 Max is a cutie, and a stinker!

This was all his doing within 15 minutes.

Port is loving school and getting extra smart.