Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas 2009

We had Christmas in good ole Wyoming this year. It was freezing cold but we were nice and warm in our Christmas jammies.
Here's a little action shot Christmas morning of Tator making a basket with his new basketball hoop. Too bad all the kid wants to play with is the Wii. He's addicted to Mario.
Christmas was so fun this year!! It was smaller than we are used to there were only 7 people in my mom's house on Christmas morning. This is Ben and Nate in their Christmas monkey pj's they got from each other on Christmas Eve.

Nate got his basketball and bowling like he wanted and tons of other stuff. Here he is in his goggles and construction hat.

Here is our family picture Christmas morning. I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!!!
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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Pre Christmas Fun

This was Nates idea of decorating our Christmas tree. He was so excited he didn't even want to take the ornaments out of the box.
Here is Nate in front of our real Christmas tree. Thanks for breaking our fake one last year Jana. This one is so much better. It smells good too.
Here is Nathan meeting Santa for the first time. He would just follow him around. it was so cute.
Nate wants a basket ball hoop and bowling this year for Christmas and he made sure santa knew it. When Santa was leaving he was running after him yelling I want basket ball and bowling.
Ben's first Christmas. He didn't care too much we woke him up to get this picture.

We let Nathan pick out our Christmas tree all by himself this year. I asked him if he was going to get a big tree or a little one and he said" a teeny one like tator". He did such a good job. I'm so excited for Christmas this year. Nate gets the whole Santa thing and we are teaching him about Jesus. We set out our nativity and he said it's baby Jesus and then he said a prayer "dear Heavenly Father thank you for Jesus thank you for Christmas amen." it was kind of random but oh so cute. Merry Christmas everyone!!!
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

Shane testing out his turkey. He put it in some brine over night or something like that. All I know is that it was good good good.
Mom being sick. We think she might talk herself into being sick every time she leaves the house.
Daine having a pre-thanksgiving snack.
I know it's a little late but better late than never. Thanksgiving was pretty fun this year. We went to Denver to visit my sister and her family. My brother-in-law got Kevin's name for Christmas and he bought him some sweet broncos tickets for the Thanksgiving game. We were so close and right on the 50 yard line. It was awesome. Thanks Luke.
None of us have really ever cooked a thanksgiving dinner so here we are making our first batch of rolls. They turned out really really good. Good job Lori!!!
Don't they look so yummy?
Here we are making stuffed mushrooms. I accidentally bought maple sausage for them instead of regular. They were still ok just a little sweet.
Kevin is always trying to take these reflection pics this one makes me laugh a little.
Here is Nate and Ben Playing someones i-touch. Good thing there was three of them there.

Here are the teenies playing with the pots and pans. Ryan is first then Brandon!! I love these babies.
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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Another birthday party for Tator...

I know I know it's a little crazy we had 2 parties and took him to build a bear. I just don't know when to stop. Above is Bronwyn, Jocelyn and Nate waiting their turn to bowl.
Again Tator is more excited about playing with the computer than actually bowling.
Above is Jocie again. Isn't she so cute. I think she ended up winning out of the kids. Or it could have been Lizzie I can't remember. Below is Jana and little benner. Pay no attention to the fact that Nate is wearing the same clothes he wore the day before at build a bear and that Ben is still in his jammies.
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Build a Bear!

My sister Melanie got Nate a build a bear gift card for his Birthday. On his actual birthday we took him to go and get it. He was really excited. Kevin helped him pick out this really cute puppy.
Here he is cheezin' up at the bath station.
Here is little benner along for the ride. I had to throw this pic in cause I thought ben looked so cute:) And below is Nate dog with his favorite part the computer. We had a hard time convincing him to actually build his bear before we went to the computers. He certainly is my little "computer geek" like father like son.
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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Nates Birthday!!!

So my little tator tot turned 3. I can't believe that Nate is 3. We waited for so long to have kids and now that they are here it seems like time is flying. I can't tell you how much I love this kid. He is so funny, cute, loving and smart. Everyday he says the funniest things to me I don't know what I would do without him. Here are some pics of his "friend birthday party". He had so much fun he woke up the next morning wanting another party.
So I was alittle frustrated with the cake because the first batch didn't turn out so I ended up making 2 any way it took a long time. I was saying to kevin stupid cake I hate it. Then I went into the computer room and tator says to me " it's not stupid mom it's way cute".
Here is tator and some of his toys. This kids is spoiled
Tator and the "way cute" train cake.
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