Thursday, December 30, 2010

Our Very Merry

After Christmas Tyler and Jack played nothing but GI Joes for two days straight.  I guess GI Joes were a hit.  Santa brought the boys scorpion suckers in their stockings, Tyler was horrified.

PJs from Grandma Sus.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Holiday Happenings

 Tyler and Jack saw Santa for the first time this year.  It was fun to watch the boys get so excited.  Tyler told him all the things he wanted for Christmas, and Jack didn't say a word.
 Tyler's class had a holiday party.  They made crafts, decorated cookies, played bingo, memory, and read Christmas stories.  Tyler's teacher gave all the kids stuffed animals, he even gave one to Jack, which made Jack feel so special (his face was priceless).
 Our Joy school party was fun (we missed Andrew L.) We made gingerbread houses, played bingo, and opened presents (books).  The boys had a great time with friends.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

First Christmas

I know really cheesy. I just couldn't help myself.  Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I took this picture a few days ago.  Isn't he so cute?  I love taking newborn pictures.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Dear Santa

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Lost Tooth

 Tyler Lost his first tooth.  He was very excited especially for the tooth fairy to come and bring him a surprise.  The tooth fairy brought him 4 quarters.

I watched the Church's Christmas devotional with the boys.  The above was the result.  Andrew managed to stay awake, he crawled around the whole time except when the choir sang, he stopped and look at the TV.  I think he likes music

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Joy School Zoo

For our joy school field trip we spent a day at the zoo with friends, It was loads of fun.  Jack and Andrew had a great time.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Here are some projects I recently finished. 
I started the oil painting over 6 months ago.  I painted it for my mom in law, thought I better finish so I can give it to her over Thanksgiving (deadlines are good motivation for me).
The table is a sewing table I found at Goodwill only $15.00.  It needed a little paint.  I still need to put my machine in it.
My thankful tree was inspired by my sis in law Gina, it is an advent calendar for Thanksgiving.  It is made on a magnet board, every day you put a leaf on the tree and say what you are thankful for.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


 I was in charge of Tyler's fall party at school.  We made spiders, decorated cookies, played pass the pumpkin, pin the hat on the scare crow, and spider web toss.  I think the kids all had fun, I know I did.  I enjoyed getting to know the kids in Tyler's class.

Happy Halloween!  Tyler was GI Joe (snake eyes) Jack was spider man and Robin, and Andrew was a pumpkin and a skeleton.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fall Break

Well it has already been a week since fall break so I better get some pictures up before its way too late. The boys and I had a great week! Monday was a fun day at the zoo with family and friends. Tuesday and Wednesday we went up to Crown King with the Ripley's, Michelle and baby Marcelino. Thursday we took pictures of the lovely Russell girls. Friday and Saturday we went on our ward camp out. It was a busy week, but we had lots of fun. Here are a few pics, the artsy ones are on my photo blog.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

karate kid

Tyler thinks Karate is so cool. He loves the Ninja Turtles, and The Karate Kid movies. When it came to picking a sport to play, of course Tyler wanted to take karate. Karate class started a few weeks ago, Tyler is loving it. On days he doesn't have karate Tyler will put on his uniform and pretend he is a ninja. Look out world I have a house full of tough guys.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Golf Boys

I just found this picture I took a few months ago. I thought it was cute. Tyler and Jack were waiting for mike to come pick them up to golf with him.
Over the weekend Mike bought Tyler a golf glove, when Mike gave him the glove Tyler said "oh yea that's what I'm talking about". Kinda funny.

Saturday, October 2, 2010


Meet the newest member of the family. Rocky (named by Tyler) the lizard. We saved this little guy from drowning in our pool. The boys are having a great time watching him. Today Jack said to me "mom he has a hole in his cheek", I told him that was his ear. I love watching my boys learn about the wonders of life.