After all the kids getting the croup over Christmas we REALLY needed to venture out of the house. So last Sunday, I told everyone to hop in the car....we're going to see the lights. It ended up being a fun little outing. Seeing the Conference center up close and personal :-)
This is Jackson's favoite drawer to play in. It's great because it's in the kitchen and it keeps him pretty well entertained while I cook dinner. I'm thinking his brothers have a big part in teaching him how to use a dart gun :-)
Tree update - I figured I had so much fun decorating the first tree, that why not do it again :-) I took my poor dead tree back to the lot. I walked right up to the sales man and told him my tree died and I want another one. He shockingly looked at me and said "wow, in all my years I've never had a customer bring back a dead tree. These trees should hold up through the holidays" Hmmmm, ya, thats what I thought...but it didn't.....so I want another one. So he told me to go ahead a choose another one. And I left the lot happy and satisfied with a healthier tree, that was bigger and taller :-) I love the holidays!
I have been so excited about our tree this year. Its real and I love it. I think its beautiful...not to brag, and it smells great, and I love how the ornaments hang from the branches, and it glows so well at night, and then tragedy struck. Yesterday afternoon I noticed a brownish tint on one of the branches...and the closer I looked, there was a brownish tint everywhere. Ahhhhhhhhh. How could this be. Its only the beginning of December. How is it going to make it until the 25th. It isn't. Man, I can't believe this is happening. This is suppose to be my beautiful perfect tree. So I'm going back to the tree lot tomorrow and giving them a piece of my mind...in the nicest way possible. I want my money back....so I can go buy a fake tree like all the other smart people out there! Jackson really likes spaghetti....can you tell :-)
You are not going to believe this....Santa has let Thanksgiving point borrow two of his reindeer for people to see over the Holidays. Comet and Blitzen are in town, but only until Christmas eve because they need to go back to the North Pole and help pull Santa's sleigh :-) Carson and Nathan LOVED it.....and even Jackson. They think they are sooo cool since they've seen Santa's real reindeer and have told all of their friends...numerous times. I love this time of year, and I especially love watching my boys get into the Christmas spirit.
This is how Kevin entertains the boys while I"m gone. They decided to get the garbage can out and jump over it. As you can see they got some pretty good air :-)
Meet the Thunells. Kerstin and her little girl were in town for a few days so the boys and I drove to her moms house for a fun visit. She was my all time favorite neighbor growing up.
Nathan's been on this new "artsey" kick and he wants to display all his magnificent works of art on his bedroom wall. The only problem is, we are starting to run out of room :-)
We've found the answer to our energy problem. The boys seem to get this burst of energy at night which is so hard to tame when its cold and dark outside. So we borrowed grandpa's jump house for a few days. Its awesome. I think every parent of little boys needs one of these.
We met up at the cabin for conference sunday and had a great time eating good food, talking around the fire, enjoying the beautiful leaves...and even watching conference! Poor Carson had to wear a mouth cover so he wouldn't inhale too much smoke. He's had a cough all week that's driving me NUTS. But he was a good sport about it. Allison really got into this game :-)
You have to admit...that stream is pretty impressive. Boys are so easy out in nature :-) We had to keep Jackson busy with Popcorn so he wouldn't play in the fire never too young to start playing tether ball Its a miracle...we're all looking at the camera
Carson has become a loyal cougar fan this year...I think its in his blood :-) Getting the royal treatment from G&G Cloward These would be my "blanket boys". Luckily Carson can now keep his on his bed for most of the day, but Jackson's fetish is out of control. He wants to take his blanket EVERYWHERE. I have to sneak it in the washing machine when its dirty or he'll freak out. But deep down, I really love it. Blankets are wonderful, they become a part of who you are....which is why I still have mine in my drawer right next to my bed.His 2 loves in life....blanket and food Nathan has become a PRO at catching crickets. He usually catches about one a day, comes home and puts it in a jar, and then shows it off to all his friends. We are learning a lot about how to treat living creatures this summer. He doesn't put them in mommy's purse at the store when he doesn't want to hold it anymore, and the new rule in the house is not shooting crickets with our dart guns.
Meet the Incredible Hulks! Soccer pros in the making Carson had some very impressive goals scored this season....
and I'm sure Nathan will next season :-) This is going to be the only year Carson and Nathan will be able to play on the same team. I've loved them playing together and I'm going to miss it. Coach Donna doing her job