Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Merry Christmas!!

I've just posed a month a half worth of posts and the kids are needing my attention again. These pictures will have to go without captions. Merry Christmas!!


Last year my friend Julie posted a game her sister had made for Julie's son. It was a card game with family pictures on it. I thought it was such a sweet gift especially since Julie had just moved out of state. So I just knew when my sister in law Eliza moved out of state that I would make her a cousin memory game for Gabriel. My niece Chloe picked Gabriel's name this year so I asked her if she would like to help me make it for him. It was so much fun. Seriously I loved making it.And then the whole family got involved. Nathan cut and Pasted. Chloe cut out the pictures. Emma cut out the papers. Parker cut his papers. and Nixon ate cereal and then made a huge mess!

Thanks for your help everyone. I had a great time!

Snow days!

This picture reminds me of the Chirstmas story. Poor Nixon could barely move. And I was laughing so much and running to get my camera that I wasn't much help. Once we were outside Nixon was fine as long as i was pushing him in his car that he got for his birthday.
The boys loved our new train for our tree. I'll be honest though, I don't think they were quite old enough for it. It spent most of the time knocked over on the floor. I'd even leave it that way for days, finally set it back up and within 10 min it was back on its side. It got old after a while. But now we have it for when they are older.
Nathan and Parker built a snow man a few weeks ago. They were outside shoveling and then Parker asked Nathan "Do you know how to build a snow man Dad?" So cute, so they got right to work! We even used our potato head pieces for the face. I need to find those kits that are specifically for snow man because the potato head pieces had a hard time staying in. Does anyone know what I'm talking about and where to find them???
Nixon is finally getting old enough to sit through a story or two every other night. So we all climb up in our bed and Nathan reads to us. Sometimes I have to take Nixon out early and other days he is fine to sit there and finish with the scriptures.
We saw Santa! Parker was mesmerized by him. He told him exactly what he wanted and Santa said he's see what he could do. When we left the building Mrs. Claus walked by which was perfect because Parker has been very concerned with what she does while Santa brings us our toys. I tell him she makes his dinner and cleans the house so that he can relax when he gets home. If only I could do the same for Nathan every night!


Its been so long since I've posted. I'll start with Thanksgiving. Nixon woke Nathan and I up at 3 in the morning. He had more than a few teeth coming through and he wanted us to all know it. As you can see by this picture. He was very tired and sad all day long. His face is so sweet though. Look at those beautiful eyes!After the food, that I didn't get a picture of the girls beaded watch bands. (I may or may not have bought my rolls from golden corral and picked them up on my way to my grandma's for the day. Best idea ever)

It was a lot of fun even if my face in both of these pictures doesn't show that it was.

Parker had a great time with our cousins. He loves them and loves their attention. Nathan took most of the pictures and was a good sport to watch a very grumpy Nixon while I made my watch band and then my grandma's. He was there but since he took the pictures I don't really have proof.