Friday, December 28, 2007

The other side of the Family


Great Grandpa and Nattie.


The girls on Grandpa's Motorcycle.


Great Grandma and two of the three girls.


The four stooges... lol... I love you guys.

More Family


The original eight's spouses.


Alyssa with her cousin's doctor glasses on.

Kim's Beautiul Family


The original eight siblings.


The Original Eight Pyramid.


Our small family... comparitively speaking.

We have been having an awesome time visiting family. On Christmas day we had a whole bunch of people get together... all our family. It was so much fun to see everybody. Some of which we haven't seen in a long while. I have such a cute family. :-)

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Deorating Cookies


Dad holding Nattie while the other kids decorate cookies.


Alyssa while making cookies.


Samara making cookies with Grandma.

All the yummy cookies we made.

Family Pictures


A part of a beautiful family.


The girls and Great Grandma and Grandpa.

Sunday Before Christmas




My mom bought each of the girls some beautiful dresses for Christmas so the girls wore them for church the Sunday before Christmas.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Sledding



We got quite a bit of snow so while my sister and I went to the store the guys took the kids to the hill at the park to sled. They had a blast!!!

Playing in the snow


The girls playing in the snow.


Nattie and Mommy getting a taste of the snow. We didn't stay out too long because it was too cold and Natalie was really hungry.


All the angels making snow angels.

Alyssa decked out in purple making snow angels.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Playing with Baby Nattie


Natalie looking at her cousin.


Nattie hanging out with her Mommy.

The lone boy at my Sister's House


This is one of three boy cousins. What a cutie.

Eating Peas


Natalie's second day of eating peas. YUMMY!!!

Having Fun with Cousins


Two on each side are cousins. The little girl in the middle is my half sister. They were all having fun playing follow the leader with a jump rope. Notice that all of them are girls. The boys in our family are VERY out numbered.

SNOW!!!

We woke up this morning and looked out the window and saw this!!! Lots and Lots of Snow. It actually feels a lot like Christmas today. Hopefully it will be a little bit warm today so the girls can go play in the snow. If they do I'll post more pictures.




Thursday, December 20, 2007

Having fun at my sister's house


Natalie playing with one of her cousins.

My mom and step Dad playing with Nattie

Alyssa playing with one of her cousins.

My sister and her husband making yummy cookies. They are sooooo good.

We are having a fun time with family. Nattie isn't walking... yet. She did eat peas for the first time today. We also gave her rice cereal with bananas because I accidently bought the wrong kind. She loves it though so oh well. Mara and Syssa are having fun with their cousins. They've been playing hard the last couple days. We made Mara take a nap today because she was so tired. We hope all of you have a wonderful CHRISTmas. We should be enjoying the joy of our Savior's birth throughout the year. I think it's sad that we, even I, lose sight of the reason we are on this earth. Ok that's all I have to say. ;-) For now at least.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Plane Ride




The plane ride was a success. We made it!! The girls were a lot better behaved then I thought they would be but it was still quite stressful. Samara and Alyssa didn't sleep the whole way but Natalie slept most of the way. That was a relief. So for all you concerned whether we made it or not, we did. I haven't called many people because it's been kind of busy and I've been quite tired. I'll post more as we capture cute pictures. I'm going to go watch Frosty the Snowman with my kids. TTFN (ta ta for now.)

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Samara's ABC's

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Here is Samara singing her ABC's and something else I'm not sure what song it is.

Alyssa's ABC's

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Samara got the VTech system that you hook up to the TV so the girls played with it. This is Alyssa singing her ABC's.

Our Early Christmas

We had our at home Christmas early again this year so we didn't have to take our stuff on our trip. Here are a few highlights of how the day went.



Natalie had a stocking. What a cutie. She got socks in her stocking.

Alyssa got a VTech kid laptop.


Natalie got playdough but she has to share.

Samara got a VTech system that hooks to the TV. How fun!!!

Making cookies for Chirstmas



We made cookies with some friends of ours. They had some mini rolling pins so the kids had fun making a mess with the rolling pins. It's kind of hard to teach kids under 5 that you have to roll the pin in flour before you roll the dough but they didn't turn out too bad.




After we rolled them out and baked them we decorated them. It was a HUGE mess but sooo much fun.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Chocolate... Yummy





We went to a friend's house to make chocolate pretzels and marshmallows. This is the little boy I babysit throughout the day. He had fun making a mess with his chocolate pretzels.















Samara had a fun time making a huge mess too. They almost got more chocolate on themselves than on the pretzels. Talk about yummy kids.



When Alyssa got home from school Julie and her went at it decorating some of the peanut butter chocolate balls that Chrysti made. As you can tell Alyssa had a lot of fun.