Sunday, March 28, 2010
Happy New Year! We finally purchased a sled, or two actually, so we could have some fun for most of the year since it seems that winter lasts most of the year here! :) So luckily our neighbors have a little hill that the kids and I sled down right on to our driveway from. All while Brigham slept in his crib, it was great! We loved it! Eliza is my big helper and here are some pictures to prove it! I love her so much and am so glad to have her as my girl! You might notice the paradise falls homemade poster in the background, well that is Hyrum's and it has been every thing UP lately around here and I love his excitement over it! Also this month was Snowfest here in our town they have a festival to celebrate and participate in snow activities and so the kids and I went to it. It was fun, full of another sleigh ride and snow bowling and treasure hunting in the snow, and some sledding of course! But it had to come to an end and well William wasn't too happy about that. We also had some good friends over and they brought a fun meal for the kids. It was octopi on the reef! They know how much Hyrum LOVES octopi and thought of him when they saw this idea in a magazine. Thank you guys!
December is always a fun month but for Brigham at the beginning it wasn't so fun because he had some immunizations and that is never fun! We got to go and visit a dear friend and her family while our van had it's mandatory warranty check, we had a great time! Wil had his birthday, hurray! Hyrum had his Christmas program at school which was so fun to watch. He had a lead role in leading all of his class in a dance he made up for their Hanuka song. He cracks us up! We went for a sleigh ride in the very cold winter weather I think it was in the teens and then we had complimentary hot cocoa which was very welcomed! Actually the sleigh ride was free too so a wonderful activity for a poor college family of six! :) Hyrum had a turn at driving the team until one of the horses wanted to start running and well, the driver took over thankfully! :) He was going to let Eliza have a turn but the one horse really wasn't co-operating. Then we had our traditional Mexican dinner for Christmas eve and our traditional cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning, homemade this year instead of Rhodes Rolls. I made one batch peppermint white chocolate and the other regular gooey goodness! Yum! Oh and our Mexican dinner consisted of Chili con Carne(pictured)that Wil made by scratch and then Wil's salsa and quesadillas, tacos, and taquitos. I also made Cheesy potato soup another tradition on Christmas day or I might have actually ended up doing it the day after, I can't remember. It was a lovely holiday and we feel so blessed!
Saturday, March 27, 2010
For thanksgiving Wil and I enjoyed baking and cooking all day together and because it was only our little family together for Thanksgiving we ate "thanksgiving dinner" for many days! But oh, was it yummy, and so much fun to have Daddy at home for the whole day! We also purchased our live Christmas tree at the end of the month and the children were loving it! The last picture is missing Brigham's stocking but that wasn't for long! My mom MAKES all of the grandchildrens' stockings and she sent us Brigham's shortly after this was taken.
There are a lot of Brigham pictures in here but that is because he is growing so quickly, besides he is just so cute! We had a fun and unique Halloween this year, my brother and sister-in-law came and visited us! We had a fun cake walk and pizza. We then got the children dressed in their costumes which were a hit(thanks Mimi and Grampy)! Then because of the hour and the weather we decided to trick-or-treat down our hallway with all four of us adults taking a room! It was very fun for all of us and though I worried how they would take it (not going out and all) it ended up being a big success for all involved! Then we let the children watch a video while we adults played one of my favorite games Moods! It was of course a blast! Thanks Drew and Karen for the fun and memories you helped us create!