Monday, January 30, 2012

Brunch with Uncle Justin

Uncle Justin met us for brunch at Denny's. 
This was the first time he got the opportunity to hold the girls.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Framed it

When we were married my husband told me we wanted this map from his Grandpa in IA.
Its not as old as it looks. Its circa 1967.
In Feb 2009 we brought it home from IA with us.
In September I took it to a framing place and had it framed.
I wanted a frame that made the whole thing look older. Old looking frames
are not cheap. But I figured that it was going to go up in our home for
many years, making sure the quality we wanted was there.
In December I finally got it up on our wall.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Temple Lights

For FHE on the Monday after Thanksgiving we went to see the Mesa Temple Lights as a whole family.
 It was cold. We made sure we each had a coat and we went out to participate in a holiday tradition. 
Our children were all thrilled to be around so many Christmas Lights. I learned that all my hard work trying to teach my son colors hasn't been in vain. He was pointing out all the colors and telling me what color lights they were.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

To Decorate or Not to Decorate

Since we were going to my parents I wasn't going to decorate.
Then I realized that, if we didn't decorate our tree my son 
wouldn't get to decorate a tree this year.
 I felt guilty denying him of this holiday activity. I gave in and put up the top 2/3
of our Christmas tree. I didn't put any of our decorations on the tree that
are even sightly breakable.
 Al really enjoyed himself putting it up.
He wanted to put more and more and more on the tree.
I had to stop him and put away the rest of the
ornaments so he couldn't put more on the tree.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Proud Grandparents

We've been spending a lot of time up with my parents.
These pictures were taken Nov 20th.
My parents are so happy being grandparents of twins. They love their girls so much.
They love all their grandchildren.
Every time we leave to go back home, they are asking when are we coming back.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Fall Fair

 My nephew's school was having a fund raiser fall fair. They do it every year. This is his first year at the school and our first time going. It was before Thanksgiving, I'm still playing catch up on my blog posts
Grandpa and Grandma came too. The biggest hit of the fall fair was the "train" cars ride and the balloon swords. 

Monday, January 23, 2012

Five Kids in the Car

My sister and her two children went for a drive with us for the afternoon.
These cousins love being cousins and spending time together. 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Thankful Wreaths

We invited our play group over to make 'thankful wreaths'.
 They wreaths turned out really cute.  Al was proud of his wreath.
How did we make it?
  • construction paper
  • paper plate
  • scissors
  • glue
  • crayons 
How:  Cut the middle out of the paper plate. Find a leaf or a leaf on the internet. Use it to trace leaves on the construction paper. Glue cut out leaves around the edge of the place. Write with crayon things you're thankful for on the leaves.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Seeing the Muppets

Thanksgiving weekend we went to see The Muppets with my siblings.
This was the third movie we've taken my son to see. Each time we've gone to a movie
I start worrying if he's going to handle sitting in the theater well.
 My son started to get wiggly about an hour 15 min into the movie.
We kept him and my niece quite by feeding them fruit snacks.
Its the same method I use in church when it gets really bad.
We loved The Muppets!!!!!
Love Loved Loved the MUPPETS
go see it!!
My family are huge Muppet fans.
We loved this movie, we have been
singing the songs
quoting the movie
talking about it
ever since seeing it.

Thanksgiving Day

Grandma Campbell made sure that she got some pictures of the girls before we all sat down for dinner. Grandma is always behind her awesome camera.
After dinner Al played with the stroller with his cousins. 
There was a ton of yummy food and lots of family down in Casa Grande.

Uncle Rex's new car

Uncle Rex bought his first car November 21st. Its a Honda.
Way to go Rex!!