Thursday, December 27, 2012

Bunny Sitting

We get to bunnysit again. The girls are so excited.
Especially little miss GiGi.

After a few days she even got the courage to touch it. Maybe she will be a little bit braver than the other crazies were.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas

Our home over Christmas break looked like this...

Sick kids made for a very calm and quiet break. Luckily little miss GiGi hasn't gotten sick. We weren't able to do all of our traditions, but we got a few in and still had fun. We did the traditional Eve festivities...

Christmas was exciting, but what Annie said when I woke her up made my day.
Me: "Happy Christmas Annie!"
Annie: Gets a huge smile on her face and sits on my lap. "It's Jesus' birthday!"
Love me some Annie!!!!

One of the things that the girls really wanted for Christmas was a chapter book. So that is what they got and they loved them. They spent most of the day reading. I loved watching them.

What a wonderful Christmas! The best part was just being with my family. I love them so very very much and they make me so happy!
Happy Christmas everyone!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Holiday Character Day

Jo Jo was unfortunately sick today and she missed out on the fun dress up day. Annie decided that she wanted to be Cindy Lou Who. She was so very happy with the final product.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas Party

For our ward party this year each family decorated their own Christmas tree that was used as the "Festival of Trees" decor. The girls had fun making the snowmen for our tree...


It was also fun to walk around and see all the other trees. People are creative!

(A bad pic of the gym)

(our displayed tree)

I was in charge of the kids crafts, so things were a little bit hectic with four crazies and no hubby (Dan had to work and so I was on my own). Thankfully I have some great kids and they were awesome. I only lost GiGi once.
There was dinner, singing,


and of course

Santa!




It was a wonderful night and we got home far too late!

Happy Christmas!!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Sad News

It is such a sad day today.
There was a shooting in a Connecticut elementary school. 8 adults and 20 children were killed.
20 children.
My heart aches for everyone.
I hurt for those who lost loved ones, I can't imagine their pain. But I feel extremely bad for those little ones who witnessed this. How traumatizing.
We don't know much about the suspect yet, but I don't think that I'll be surprised to find out who he is and what his life was like. I do know that 20 years old is too young to do something like this and then kill yourself. Sad.
People keep saying that we need to have strict gun controls, but I am far from that "answer". I really believe that the only way that stuff like this will stop is by attention (good attention), quality time with parents, and love. With the way that bullying is on a rampage, I believe that this kind of thing just may get worse.
Things are crazy now, and it is awful to think that things can and will get worse.
Tell people you love them.
Give hugs.
Smile.
Love EVERYONE!!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Another One

Guess who's birthday it is today?

ME!!!

I am now one year older than last year and I am completely fine with it!

Dan found a babysitter for Ty and GiGi and took me out to lunch. It has been a little while since we went out, so it was nice.
He also drove the girls to and from school so I could have a break from that drive.
I got some gifts.


Dan suprised me with a gift that I told him not to get me.


I love it!
I got a very yummy cake (that I helped make :) ).


It was another good birthday!!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Getting Our Tree

We set out to find our tree this afternoon.
The crazies had fun running up and down the rows of trees.



We got a bigger tree this year since our living room is bigger. I guess I need to start stocking up on ornaments.
I should also learn to take pictures of the final product. Oh-well.
Dan is so happy right now and that is what I work on every day.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Bellagio

We went with some friends, the Lee's, to the Gardens at the Bellagio and then to see the water show. First we met at their house and had some hot chocolate and then went on our way. It has actually been a year since we have been down to the strip. It's always crazy! But fun.




These kids are crazy when they get together.



My AWESOME family!


The water show was a hit with the twins, but GiGi and Ty weren't the biggest fans.

Such a fun night and so glad that we could get out of the house!