Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas 2011 Success!

We had a wonderful Christmas! It is so much fun to see the boys get older each year and enjoy each Christmas tradition a little more. Gavin has been asking for an excavator since August and has been a very patient boy waiting until Christmas to get it. It was so fun to see his face light up when he saw it!

Kyson got Legos from Santa. He is our little builder and can sit and build for hours.

Gavin with his loot
Kyson with his treasures
The boys with their combined gifts

This has been Kyson's favorite gift. This was a last minute grab at the store a couple days before Christmas. He loves to "shoop" things, and so all day he would go from Casey and I and "shoop" us. He doesn't know how to cock it, so he would go to Casey and say "I shoop mom!" and make Casey cock the gun and then he'd go shoot me. And then he'd turn to me and say "I shoop dad!" and make me cock the gun so he could go shoot Dad.

Avery Lyn

My sister Autumn had her baby on December 20, just in time for Christmas. I have already fallen in love with this little girl and her chubby cheeks and beautiful lips. Congrats Autumn and Doug!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Look what I learned!

I am not a very crafty person. I appreciate crafty people, and wish I had the talent and patience to be one of them. One thing I have always wanted to learn how to do is sew. When my ward was offering a beginning quilting class, I thought I'd try it out, and I am so glad I did! I learned how to sew a basic quilt and made a table runner. I am now working on a quilt for Kyson's bed and can't wait to show you how that turned out!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Visiting Santa!

We had a special visitor come to my parent's ward Christmas party! Gavin was so excited to visit with Santa and tell him what he wants for Christmas. Kyson was scared of the nice old man, and clung to me so hard!

Telling Santa what he excavator and a Dinosaur Train

This is as close as Kyson got...
Autumn and I even got to sit on Santa's lap and tell him what we want. Autumn will be getting her little girl in time for Christmas (TUESDAY!) and my little girl will be here about a month after Christmas.

Temple Square

We went to Temple Square one evening and enjoyed the beautiful lights. We went on a good night where the weather wasn't bad and we were bundled up good so we weren't cold. Kyson was so good and sat in his stroller most of the time. I kept worrying that he was too cold, but every time I asked him if he was okay, he'd give me a little smile and say "yep!" Gavin loved running with his cousins and seeing the lights. When it was time to go home he got really upset and wanted to stay. It didn't help we saw the "train" (Trax) and he wanted to ride on them. I told him next time we go we'll take Trax. So, for days after he kept asking when we were going to go again! Sorry Gavin, probably not til next year!