Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas recap

Christmas eve started with a day full of playing and tree climbing and fighting off bad guys. Then our superheroes had to rest before church!





He wore his power rangers costume all day and asked to where it to church too!



When we got home we had hot cocoa and then got to do our tradition of opening our Christmas Jammers!



Here are the studly boys in theirs:)


Me and Zoey looking pretty snazzy in ours too!



I attempted to get this santa hat on Zoey but her head is already too big (Those jammers are size 6 month and she is only two months!) So instead she looks like a Christmas Gnome:)




One of her other Christmas outfits




Then it was off to bed so Santa could come......

The next morning we had to wake the boys up so we could open presents before Joel had to go to work.


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Our two Santa's


They both got really cool remote control cars (best 10 bucks I ever spent!)

I got Joel a new camera since he always complains that I have the camera when he needs it!







Gavin does some serious damage with his new shopping cart. Just like his mommy;)






Kaden had been asking for a Trumpet this year after I already did is shopping but I did a last minute purchase on line and it came in time!! He LOVES it:)





Then Joel went off to work and later that day my family came over.





As always, the Grandparents always go overboard!



This was Hannah's favorite present!


Aunt Robyn and Zoey enjoying the chaos!




Then the day after Christmas we went over to Joel's Parents for some more spoiling!


The grand kids


Kade's favorite present was this microphone. It is pretty cool and needless to stay he has no stage fright!



Rockin' out:


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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

We wish you a Merry Christmas....

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two proud parents

two cute boys

3 happy moms (who is that grabbing my chest!!)



Sunday, December 13, 2009

2 months!


Seriously...2 months already! I cannot believe it. Zoey is A-mazing! She is such a good baby, and is often forgotten about because she demands so little attention. Yesterday she slept from 9:30 to 7am. I'm not bragging but....ok maybe bragging a little:) I think this "little" girl has nearly doubled in size already too. I will find out tomorrow how big she is now and I cannot wait! She is smiling so much now and I can't wait to see how her personality will be.


Oh how time flies!......

Friday, December 4, 2009

SO much to blog about....where to start?

So, Joel finally finished his walk and we are so proud of him and of course happy he is home! He walked almost 400 miles over the span of 2 1/2 weeks! But, by the time he was done I barely recognized him...He was in desperate need of shower, shave, and hair cut! Here is his before picture: YIKES...he looks like a serial killer!
Then while shaving and cleaning up he had a little fun:
Uh.....no, please don't leave it like that, dear!

There we go, that is the man I married! Whew, I was getting worried there!
We decided we needed a get away as a family so we went up to Christopher Creek where my mom has a little place. Look what was crossing the road on the way up:



The boys had been missing Joel a lot so first thing they did was have some snuggle time!

watching a movie

Hangin out by the fire

look at this cutie!

This is my current favorite pic of the boys...I love it!

After our trip up North we were happy to be home and get back to normal again...atleast as normal as we ever were. Kaden had some good big brother time with Zoey :)







We had a great Thanksgiving on Thursday and Friday....too many pics to post but this one of my favorites:

She has smiled before but this is the first time I was able to capture it on film!


Then it was time to kick off the holiday season by going to the Gilbert tree lighting festival.


Kade is actually "protecting" Gavin from the big santa because it freaked him out!

The Chik fil a cow was there.....Gavin thought it was a bear, and was also scared of it too.

The Tree!


Kade said he had a good time!


And most recently, today we went to the Mesa art museum for youth thanks to Mikele swiping a cultural pass!!


We have a chalkboard at home, but it is much more fun to do it here!

Gavin liked the water painting


Miles found a cool bucket to sit inside:)

All aboard!

Our two little chefs

Mikele enjoyed the fine cuisine

okay, this picture did not rotate...but look close and tell me if you notice something....a little off.


Gavin had a blast!
Okay....we are caught up , for now atleast!