Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Welcome to the catch up, which is what I'm trying to get done today....sheesh. The Holidays are certainly here, and we are blessed enough to celebrate A's B-Day in December too, so we're action packed! Here's the pics:

The Boys finally got some snow time with this last big storm. They were dying to play in the snow and stayed out almost all day long.

This is our dog Knibly. She needed a little face time on the blog.
Larry H. Millers sing-a-long was great again this year. The Walkers came with us this year and we all sang our brains out. Loved it!

A little fuzzy, but still cute The kids at the Angus family Christmas Party. Santa is explaining how kids need to be asleep when he comes, or he can't. Serious stuff.
Granny and Santy - Classic.
A asked Santa for a Lego Rollercoaster.
N asked for Hiccup and Toothless.
This pic should be T (we'll replace it). He wanted a Stinky Garbage truck toy.
We hosted the adult Chirstmas party for the Jensen clan, and it was another classic. Dinner was rolled pork loin, and it was awesome! Teeny worked her tail off and it turned out so great. Yum-yum!

A had his 2nd grade Christmas program and sang so great. They did Jingle Bell Rock and It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas along with some other fav's.
Mr. A's 8th birthday was a smash. We didn't tell him, but we got a hotel in SLC and some tickets to the Polar Express at the Utah Symphony. We picked him up Friday from school and just started heading for Salt Lake. We had such a great time as a family and made some great memories. After we checked in we had dinner at the Rio Grande, checked out the lights at Temple Sqauare, rode TRAX, and then headed back to the hotel to swim. After a good nights rest we opened presents, and headed to the Symphony. They loved all of it, but the guy singing the Polar Express wasn't a huge hit with them, nor us. After the Symphony we headed to Monkey Island with some of A's friends. They all had a blast. Teeny and I even joined in the fun. What a day. We all slept fantastically.
A and Cole at Granny Becky's

Teeny and the boys.
Some dork....
The monkey and the monkeys
The sculpture thing at Abravanel.
The Symphony
Shoot em' up....Nerf Style
The Birthday Boy
In love at the lights
The giant red 'tree' at Temple Square

They love to ride this thing.
Our Chirstmas tree was a dandy. We headed up to Daniels summit again with the Jensen's (Miles and Kristy). Neil and Beck came along too. We all got smashing trees, even at the great cost of hiking a ton! It was a little crazy, but all worth it.

Mr. A placing the star.
Hauling the trees isn't an easy task.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Fall-ing blog....

It's always fun updating the blog. Teeny has been great the last little while, but while she is inundated with planning Thanksgiving feasts for the boys classes, I have been asked to pick up the slack. We've had a great fall. It's been great weather until today when apparently the storm of all storms is rolling in to Utah....fabulous. I'll get to the pics.....

N and T love doing their homework. They are such good little workers when they get stuck on a project.
So, Becky loves to spoil the monkeys....we love it too. She took the little squirts out and this is what they came back looking like.
We hit the park on a pleasant fall afternoon and it was so funny to watch them as they "got their exercise" as they put it. Here they are stretching before lapping the playground.
For my birthday this year, 36th by the way, the kids all got me Sorry. I haven't played in years, but they love it!
Teeny spoiled me this year. We've been sharing one ipod shuffle between the two of us for the last year or so, and she went out and surprised me with the new nano touch. I love it! She is the greatest!
Also for my birthday, we kept the kids out of school and took them up to Heber to get the annual Chiristmas tree permit(s). It was an early haul, but they loved breakfast at McD's. Then it was down to the valley and Temple Square. It was great being with my family on my b-day. Couldn't think of a better way to spend it.
The boys and I by the fountain.
Mr. A doing his best 'cool guy'. He just laughs and thinks he's so funny....we do too.
N and T bouncing around the fountains.
A and N waiting for us to catch up....they waited a lot.
We'd also never been to the top of the Church Office building, so being a Friday, we did it. This is the view looking west.
Mr. A holding a pose, almost, for the pic. That's Brigham's house down there.
Halloween....what a day, or week, or month. The dudes have been dressing up in their costumes since September. They were so excited this year to get candy, and rightly so. The weather was a pooper for trick or treating, but alas, Teeny braved it with them so I could stay home and watch the Utes game. Thanks Teeny! They all had a blast and hauled in some serious booty.
Every year my dad's office does a 'full size candy bar' trick or treat at his office. We met Nate and Jodi and their kids as well as Jess and Lindy with their chillins there this year. This is the after math where the kids scarf down the things they know we won't let them have first.
The cutest fat gorilla of the day.....
The bunch before the raid.
T was so excited to be 'Captain Jack Sparrow' even though he's never seen that movie or know who he is. He did a pretty great job as a pirate though. Happy little bucaneer.
We loved that N wanted to be Captain America. We had to get the costume with muscles in it just because the kid is such a string bean. He was awesome! It was crazy watching them all in their parades this year. Wish they'd stay this young forever.
Why A was holding up the 'rockstar salute' during the entire parade is beyond us, but he held to it and was an awesome ninja. His little personality is growing every day.
The guys putting on the scary face for the pics with the pumpkins.
The lit creations this year. A did the skulls, N was the bat, and T did the ghosts.
Let the carving begin.
So, a the week before Halloween, Teeny planned a primary activity where the kids came dressed up. It was a lot of work, but turned out great. Here is A cheering on Mr. T in the broom races.
A and his crew. Kaleb, Brayden and N.
This is the pumpkin we grew in our garden this year. It seems like we only get one or two, but hey, it was pretty big. A really wanted his pic with Mr. Bones too.

Well, I guess that's it. Halloween was really fun this year with the guys. They are at the perfect stage for loving everything about it. N was even a lot braver this year and didn't get as scared as last. We watched Charlie Browns 'Great Pumpkin' way too many times, ate too much candy and had a great time doing it!