Friday, December 11, 2009

Too cold to go outside...

Boys being Boys

Before it got so cold outside, we were having a lot of fun playing outside. Ayden loves to play soccer and show off his kung-fu moves. Chris was busy running around stuffing twigs in his mouth and trying out the bikes.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


For our ward Trunk-or-Treat this year I made two pumpkins.
This is the haunted house I carved. Chris is a Cheetah for Halloween this year. He looks super cute in it, but he wasn't too happy with the hood. He kept trying to pull it off.
Ayden went to the ward Trunk-or-Treat as a pirate again this year. This is him doing his 'scary pirate' face! All of the kids got up on a platform to show off their costumes, and when it was Ayden's turn he sauntered up to the edge of the platform and then jumped off while swinging his sword yelling "Aaaarggh..." It was so funny!
I didn't get a good picture of Christopher and Jared together because Chris was not very happy to have the cheetah hood on! He kept squirming to get it off. Jared is in his safari costume and he caught Christopher the Cheetah. =)
Ok, this is technically not a halloween picture, but it was right before the party, and Ayden was showing off his Robot Dance. Even Chris was getting into it and waving his arms. =)
This is my headless horseman pumpkin. It was a lot harder than
I thought it would be. I think I will stick to carving in the future...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fall Leaves

On Sunday we went for a drive up American Fork Canyon. The boys look sad in this picture, because we were making them sit still when they had been having fun exploring and throwing rocks in the water!

Choosing rocks to throw...

Daddy chasing after Chris!

Random Pictures

Ayden's first field trip in preschool was to the vineyard pumpkin patch. When we went to drop him off it was pouring!! I had Ayden dressed warm in a rain jacket, but when I went to pick him up afterwards he was soaking wet and his pants and shoes were covered in mud!! He had a blast though and he was very proud of the pumpkin he picked out.

We got the boys matching pajamas. I just couldn't resist. Ha ha!!

Christopher Walking

Christopher has been walking for about a month now, but he has been incredibly camera shy about walking in front of the camera. I was finally able to get this footage several days ago.

Ayden's 4th Birthday!!!

Ayden got an mp3 player for his birthday this year. We put all of his songs on it, which he likes listening to, but mostly he is interested in the 2 short games that came with it. He is going to have to wait a few years to get a Nintendo DS player I am afraid! He feels so grownup wandering around with the earplugs in.
This year Ayden wanted cupcakes instead of a cake and he wanted chocolate and he wanted a Halloween theme. He was very decisive!! =)
For Ayden's birthday this year he wanted to go to the zoo. We had never been to the Hogle Zoo before, so it was a lot of fun. They had a baby elephant and a baby giraffe there that were neat to see. Ayden's favorite part was trying to get wet in the Madagascar room.

Christopher's favorite thing was riding the Carousel. He thought that was pretty neat. He was all smiles. Ayden looks more like he is heading out on a safari or something! =)
It was fun to watch Chris. He was just so excited about the Carousel.
Chris and Ayden were almost exactly the right size of a baby and juvenile gorilla!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Piano Time

My grandmother gave me her piano, and Ayden and Chris are totally fascinated with it. I just hope that the love affair will continue through lessons! =)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

First Day of Preschool!

I am a bit late, but several weeks ago, Ayden started Preschool! He woke up that morning very early and got dressed in his school shirt and asked me every few minutes if it was time to go yet. He was pretty excited. Some of the other kids looked nervous and were crying at their moms leaving them, but not Ayden! He immediately jumped out of the car and raced up the steps to be with the other kids with the hugest grin on his face.

He has several friends but he tells me that one boy in particular is his "best buddy." Apparently they are not on first name terms, however, because I have yet to learn this best buddy's name!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


I know I am making a lot of new posts today, but so much has happened this month and I can't seem to find the time to post these pictures! So today is my marathon. =) About 2 weeks ago, Christopher started crawling! We were lucky to have the camera rolling during this momentuous moment!


My sister Cammie and her family and my parents all came up to Utah last week for Christopher's Temple sealing...which I need to get the pictures from my Dad of! While they were here, we did a lot of fun things, most notable of which was going to Lagoon. Jared and Mom took all of the kids and the camera around. Robby and Ayden had a lot of fun riding on the rides and playing in the fountain. Chris mostly hung out in his car seat, poor kid! Dad, Cam, Nick, Maryn, Jennica and I all went on all of the rides and we were there from the time they opened until they kicked us out when they closed. Jared and Mom are awesome about taking all of the kids around.