Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas has come and gone...

I think this is the first year I wish Christmas would stay just a little longer. Usually I am ready for Christmas to be here, and be done. But this year it seemed extra special, and I didn't want it to end. I guess a part of it is because I have these two darling boys who seemed to love every minute of it and I had so much fun seeing them get so excited. I started putting some decorations away today and Gavin was getting mad because he wanted Christmas to stay. Well, here are some of the fun things we did:

The night before Christmas Eve, Gavin and Kyson get to open one present, which is their pajamas. We wear our pajamas all the next day and watch Christmas movies. I love the lazy day!
That evening we have a nice dinner
Then we head to my parents for food, presents and the nativity. Gavin was Joseph...
Kyson was a wiseman
Grumpy Joseph
Tired wiseman
We had fun opening gifts. Gavin got these cars and a car track. He LOVES it. Thanks Logan and Camille!
Kyson is our little builder.

We woke up around 7:30 hearing Gavin in his room playing with his cars he got the night before. We told him Santa had came and he went running down the stairs. He was so excited for his truck and Thomas presents. He didn't like the boring old clothes I got him. Kyson loved the easle and lego table. First thing he did when we got downstairs was he started coloring on his board.

Gavin loves his hamster. It is a girl, and her name is Friend.

We then went to Floyd and Barbara's and had a great time with family.
We were so excited to give Floyd and Barbara their presents. Casey built Floyd a computer that he has wanted for a while. He was so excited.
Barbara is reading stories to the grandkids.
Barbara made them bathrobes. Here is our cute little Kyson sporting his. He loved it and even went to bed in it.

"Sleeping" with all of his toys. We only heard the firetruck go off a few times!

We feel SO blessed to be able to give our little family a Christmas they can hopefully remember. We are so blessed to have Gavin and Kyson in our lives. We are so blessed to have wonderful family and friends who love and support us. We are so blessed for jobs that support us. We are so blessed for a beautiful home. We wouldn't have any of these things if it wasn't for our Heavenly Father who loves enough to bless us every day in our life. We hope you all had a good Christmas!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Band Aid can fix anything

We have BB gun holes in random places in our house thanks to the previous owners. Gavin was so funny today and said he would "fix" the hole in the hall closet door. That's our little engineer, always trying to fix things! He was pretty proud of himself.

Thanks Gav, now NO ONE will notice the hole in the door.

Lazy Day

We had a lazy day the other day.

We just laid around...and built train tracks
I love those days!

Monday, December 06, 2010

Friend Christmas Party

We had a Christmas party with our friends this weekend. It was so much fun to see everyone! We did have a few missing, and they were missed! We enjoyed some REALLY good food, had a gift exchange and had a lot of laughs!

Here are the kids enjoying dinner. They all played so well together.

White Elephant Gift Exchange

Kenna's "Brief" case
We got the extremely huge where to display it?
I thought this was funny. The next day I was cleaning up wrapping paper and Gavin got the extra bags, filled them with his toys and put them under the tree for Dad. When I asked him if Dad could open one, he said "Not til Christmas!" He hears that a lot from us because he wants to open his presents and we say "Not until Christmas!"


I was doing my hair one morning, and hadn't heard the boys in a while, so I went to check on them, and this is what I found...Kyson spraying the cleaner and Gavin mopping it up! They did a really good job mopping for me! That was one thing I could check off of my cleaning list for the day!

Christmas decorating

I love the day after Thanksgiving because I love going out Black Friday shopping and I love to get all the decorations out for Christmas! I had fun putting all the decorations up, especially because we have more room to put everything. I have most of my Christmas shopping done. My goal is to get it done this week so that I can enjoy the season!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Love bath time!

Gavin and Kyson love bath time...with water, and without!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Our Halloween Week

We had so much fun celebrating Halloween all week long! Gavin and Kyson were as cute as can be! I had a ninja costume for Gavin this year, but he insisted on being a frog again. He looks so cute in it, I couldn't say no. Kyson was a cute little pumpkin.

We started off the week going to the Fall Carnival at my school. They got to ride the swings, fish for candy, hocky and more.

We took a break from Halloween and enjoyed a little Christmas weather! We had so much snow! Kyson just liked to eat it. Gavin liked to throw a snowballs and make snow angels. Snow was all gone that afternoon, but it was a fun little change. I can't wait for more!

We tried a new thing this year that was SO MUCH fun! There is a home in Lindon that has a huge train track set up all over their property. They turned it into a "Haunted Train" and Gavin loved every minute of it. Kyson on the other hand kept saying "All done". Maybe next year he'll like it more.

I love Halloween because it is fun to see my kids enjoy it, not because we have to dress up! I hate dressing up, but I have to do it for school. I dressed up in Casey's soccer clothes and it was a hit! Here is my other half, Ruth Bourne.
Cute Kyson "Hand over the candy, or someone might get hurt!"
Carving pumpkins

Trick-or-treating! I was so excited to take these boys out trick-or-treating! They loved it. We went and visited a few family and friends first, and Gavin started getting the hang of things, and kept saying "Lets go do more trick-or-treat!" We also went around our neighborhood and came home with quite a stash!
They also had fun giving out the candy
Happy Halloween! Can't wait for next year!