Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Polar Express

Last week we went to Heber and rode on the Polar Express with our good friends Kip and Erica and their two cute little girls. It was so much fun for the kids and it was fun spending some time with friends. The elves on the train gave us all chocolate chip cookies and hot chocolate then we read the story "Polar Express". Half way the train stopped and Santa came on to visit all of the kids and gave each one the first gift of Christmas, a little jingle bell. It was a fun experience and we hope to continue going every year!
Waiting to get on the Polar Express
Our family enjoying the ride
Kip, Erica, Kennedy, and Anistyn
Jackson loves when his brothers give him some attention!
Kaden enjoying his hot chocolate and reading the Polar Express

Visiting with Santa

Quiet Time

Nicolas has quiet time in his room every day. He can't take naps anymore or else he stays up for ever and bugs Kaden. I still need a break so he has to have some alone time. He calls it quiet toy time. He plays with toys and enjoys himself for an hour or so every day. I go in when he gets quiet because it usual means he is falling asleep. This is how I found him one day, he had a cup to his ear and a crayon in one hand and had just fallen asleep. He's gotten into mischief some days, like coloring all over his body with a purple pen and emptying a kleenex box to name a few. Nicolas is a fun boy and keeps us all entertained with what he says and does each day!

Jackson 4 months

Jackson was 4 months on the 6th. I still have a hard time getting him to smile for the camera the flash just makes him get a surprised look on his face. He is getting so big, its fun to watch him grow. He sleeps pretty good at night but still struggles during the day. He likes to play with his toys and be held. He loves to be talked to and to look at himself in the mirror. I think he is going to be my shy one, when you talk to him he'll smile and look down, its really cute. He's already a mommy's boy and has thrown some horrible fits when I've left him a few times. He hates tummy time with a passion and has no desire to roll over. The doctor ordered 15 min. of tummy time 3 times a day at 2 months because his head was getting a flat spot from him laying a certain way but its been a struggle and he screams pretty much the whole time! I can't wait for him to get older and get more interactive and mobile.

Thanksgiving 2009

A couple of days before Thanksgiving our friends, the Laprays from Roseville, stopped by for a little visit. It was so fun seeing them again and as you can see Nicolas had the time of his life. He was calling the girls his "grilfriends" after they left. I also enjoyed visiting with my friend Keri. We sure miss you guys!
After our Thanksgiving dinner everyone relaxed to watch a movie, the kids enjoyed spending some time with Aunt Trisha.
Kaden all ready for dinner!
Thanksgiving Day was my birthday so Jorge was sweet and took care of Nicolas most of the day, it was a nice break!

Monday, December 14, 2009


We had our first big snow storm a week ago and as much as I hate snow its actually been nice because my boys have learned to play outside and together which is something they don't do well together very often. So its been really nice and worth the extra laundry!
Sadie hates the snow, but we had to put her cute little coat on and throw her in it for a minute. As you can tell she wasn't amused!
So hopefully the boys continue to enjoy the snow because winter in Utah seems to never end once it gets started. I just wish I could hibernate and wake up in April!

Friday, December 4, 2009

10 Years!

Today Jorge and I are celebrating our 10 year anniversary. I can't believe I have been married to my best friend for 10 years! So much has happened in these past 10 years but it seems like it has gone so fast! Jorge is the best husband and daddy. He works so hard for our family and we love and appreciate him so much. We've said since we got married that we would go on a Hawaiian cruise for our 10 year anniversary. Since we just had Jackson that didn't happen this year, maybe in a few years. Jorge wanted to make up for it so he's been doing cute things to make me think of Hawaii. I woke up to a sweet card, a yummy chocolate cake, and some Tropical Skittles and for lunch we had a Hawaiian meal from Rumbi Grill. Jorge is so sweet to me and always makes sure that I'm happy and taken care of. Tonight we are going to go see New Moon finally, I think Jorge is secretly more excited about it then me! Or just excited to get away since we haven't been on a date since Jackson was born! I love you Jorge and can't wait to see what the next 10 years has in store for us, thats if you can handle me for 10 more!