Friday, January 7, 2011

Let the posts begin

Okay so I haven't posted in awhile. Needless to say you are all dying to hear what we have been up to. Well since I am behind will start from the beginning.


This year most of the Brandon's family came for Christmas. All his sisters, their husbands, and his brother joined us in celebrating this joyous holiday. I was really excited about Christmas this year because Jackson is finally old enough to get the whole Santa presents thing. Anyways, we didn't go all out. The month just flew by. I remember saying we needed to hang the light around Dec 1st and then before I knew it it was Dec 21st. So no lights on the house. Bummer I know because that is what the kids like the most. We did however have several decorations in our house including a tree which Jack thought was really cool to turn on and off since it is hooked up to a switch. It is funny how kids can do the same thing over and over and still get a kick out of it every time it happens. (Isn't that the definition of insanity? Doing something over and over and expecting a different outcome?) Anyways, it was fun to see him excited about it. Lizzy just liked taking the stuff off the tree and torturing mom and Jack who didn't like this very much.

The kids were really good about helping me wrap all the presents and put them under the tree which was fun. They didn't even try to open them. (something to look forward to for next year). We made chocolates again of course but since it was only Brandon's mom and I I think we only did like 400 this year. Still a lot but I was missing all the fondants and the chocolate dipped cherries. Then the festivities started including going to see the temple lights with new people (yeah Jill, Ella, and Ryen) and lots of outings with the family. Everyone got to pick one activity to do so we went to Bounce U which was a blast with the kids. Lizzy is fearless going down the big slides all by herself and Jackson loved the Nerf guns and shooting Grandpa. Then we went shopping, ate yummy Rosa's and Nielsons, and we even played the annual swing for bling mini golf in the backyard. (I came in last, because of a few stubborn holes).

Then for New Years we played Just Dance which is the BEST DANCE GAME EVER! And rung in the New Year with family, just the way I like it.

Jack and Lizzy got a train set from Santa which they both love. Lizzy likes to play with it when Jackson isn't around but when he is he gets so possessive about it so she takes it apart. It is kinda funny and a little annoying because Jackson cries and I have to put it back together.

All the guys got red suspenders from the Elf and showed them off! NICE.

1 comment:

Jill Carilli said...

We loved seeing the Temple lights with you guys. :) Love the pics!!!