Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Day 2010 II

This Christmas was so much fun. I wonder if it could possibly get any better...

Aunt Leigha was in all her pregnant glory. We are all so excited for her little guy to join us.

The boys have reached a new stage in adorableness. When they opened gifts and saw what was inside, they actually would gasp in excitement at what they saw inside. Next they would yell out for their brothers to "come see this" while they would hold the present up high and dance around the room with it. They were 100% genuine responses, and so stinking cute.

Here is Jaxon with a new age spirograph. He has no idea what it is, but thinks it looks SO COOL! and CAN"T WAIT TO USE IT! Check out that smile!

Wyatt here has received $5 WHOLE DOLLARS!! and is doing a little money dance to get some of the excitement out.

The whole day was so much fun with the boys. Next year I will have to have the camera ready and be prepared to catch their reactions on tape. I really love the age they are right now -they are so sweet and mostly kind to each other :) Hopefully we get a few more years like this while Christmas is still magical for them.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Day 2010

This year for Christmas, the boys wrote their letters to Santa a bit later. It really was a big cause of stress to not have the letters written since that meant less time to find the gift on the list. Luckily, everything came together a few days before Christmas and each of the boys had gotten what they asked for.

Jaxon asked for the Bat Cave, Lucas for a large Flash and Super Man, and Wyatt wanted the Thomas train Misty Island set.

The boys were thrilled to see Santa had gotten what they wanted, but when they saw what their Mom and Dad had gotten them, they were doubly thrilled! That works both ways since Don and I are excited to have something to help the boys expend their energy outside.

After a bit of play time outside, the boys came back in to relax while playing with some of their new toys. Here are Lucas and Jaxon both playing new Leapster games. We all enjoyed our down time until it would be time to go celebrate Christmas at my parents.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve 2010

Same as years before, Christmas Eve was at my parents house. Lots of family and friends gathered, for a night of so much fun. This year we had a new addition to the cousins picture! Little Reese is so adored!

The kids get a taste of Christmas by opening gifts from each other. Not sure what happened here, but Reagan thinks something is hilarious about Luke.

Jaxon got these book from Reagan and Reese, and he was so excited! He wanted to get to reading them to me right away!

Christmas Eve equals lots of kisses -not that anyone needs an excuse to love on a baby!

Even Jaxon can not resist the charms of Reese.

What is Wyatt doing with his nose pressed against the front door window? Looking for Santa of course!

Don -uh- I mean Santa, was seen walking outside by the front of the house. Luckily he didn't mind walking by a few times, since the kiddos were not all ready to see him and some missed out.

What a magical way to end the evening!

Monday, December 20, 2010

VEGAS, baby!

After living in Las Vegas for about almost 17 years, it took my cousins science project to get us to go take our picture by the famous Las Vegas sign.

We had intended to get the picture of the dog with the sign and go, but the gentleman who's job it is to help tourists by the sign (I want THAT job!) insisted on some family pictures.

While he was a tall dark man -aged definitely a senior- taking our pictures, he was not happy with the general family grouping. He began yelling things like "Smile like you mean it" and "Work it!" and we started to get into it and have a bit more fun.

I am glad he loosened us up and got such happy faces out of all 5 of us. Fun is what Vegas is all about!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Snow man cookies

Now with the boys in school, we had to do something fun for their first school holiday party!

I found this great idea here, made a few of our own twists to it -making it a bit more child help friendly -and viola!

Such a fun winter treat and oh so yummy!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Our own Brady Bunch

This past weekend one of our friends had called to see if we wanted to join them with the Santa train ride in Boulder City.

Apparently Santa was pretty booked for the day and we ended up not being able to take the train until later that afternoon. The time change ended up working out perfectly because the Christmas parade was earlier in the day, so we met up there instead.

It wasn't until we were on the train and all the kids were seated together that we realized with the three girls from Andi and Jen's family and our three boys, we had the Brady Bunch mix. Have you ever seen such a cute group of kids? Seriously? :)

Oh look! It's Stubby!
Santa was on the train too, by the way. The kiddos all had a great time. The boys have yet to wonder much about Santa, and I am so thankful we can still keep that innocence at least one more year.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Beginning to look a lot like Christmas

It was finally beginning to feel like Christmas around here. Even though we hadn't put up a tree, we set up our Christmas Village for the first time since the boys have been born. The Grinch was on the television and the boys watched the whole thing through for the first time.

Also, Christmas cards were on the brain, and I knew I would not be able to get it off my mind until it was off my mental list of things to do.

We got a few shots (with Nana's help) and it was hard to choose which one we would use.

The boys didn't have that trouble though. They just wanted to play with the giant nutcrackers. At one minute the nutcrackers were an evil bad guy in their super hero minds...

And the next minute it is Spider-Luke's (see his spider man web slinging hands?) best friend.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010