Merry Christmas!!!

Here is a little fun we've had the past couple weeks!
We got to meet and pet a couple of Santa's reindeer.
Vegas sledding....
Watching the big brothers go down the snow hill.
Obviously all this snow was trucked in. So fun!

Isaac turned five, and here are some pics of the fun day:
Isaac wanted and pinata and I didn't get one so his nice big brother made one for him :)
He was giving himself bunny ears here.... guess that's what 5-year-olds do!
He helped me make this donut cake out of some Dee's Donuts.
Bennett was the narrator in a Thanksgiving performance for his 1st grade class. He had a little mustache painted on by his teacher, and he did a great job! He was so cute.
Adam surprised us and showed up. I thought he was at work 25 minutes away! It was fun to see him since this was Thanksgiving week and he was only home to sleep (and not much of that!).
She was not very entertained by the Thanksgiving performance :).... that is a distant, glazed look of the 4th child in a stroller at her big brothers school... AGAIN.

I have to hold back to not take pictures every Sunday before church. That always look so cute!




Harry Potter
Jackson's Costume- a vending machine
Little Red Riding Hood with long, skinny legs.... she got lost in her red riding hood for a minute
Jackson in his costume.... this picture was turned in editing and still came out the wrong way. Hmmmm.... so annoying:)
White ninja posing big time here

She found her way out of her hood!
Cute AND really tough
Casting a spell on me.



Don't ever visit Utah in the fall! It is SO beautiful there that you'll get all mixed up and think you want to move there. It is really tricky. We need to go back there in a few months when it's all frozen over :)! We went up because Adam's brother was baptizing his oldest and blessing his youngest child on Saturday. We realized we needed more time than 2 days there next time we go! There was so much we wanted to do and so many people we wanted to see and there was no time. So, pretty much, we need to plan another trip up there soon! We stayed with Ashley and Ben in their new house and we had a lot of fun but took NO pictures of them or the baptism
or blessing. Oops! We did get to go fishing and to temple square because I kids had never seen the temple where we were married or the conference center or tabernacle. They loved it!


School Days

Alli spends part of her day each day playing in her hall. It is kind of like a dog run. She has a hallway that leads to her bedroom, and it overlooks the stairs so there is a fun railing to throw stuff through. We put a gate at the end of the long hall, and it is perfect! She can go up and down the hall getting exercise and when she has thrown all her toys down the stairs she can go into her room and get more.... what a fun activity.
Heading into her room.

Isaac does a great job keeping her happy by playing in there with her.
My 3 school kids.

I've gotten a LOT more quality time with these two this week and I love it!
I am loving these school days! Everyone is worn out and happy and I can focus more easily on my kids individually as well as other responsibilities. I do miss summer laziness and relaxing a little, but it's nice to switch it up.
Now, if the weather would cool off, it would really feel like fall!

Isaac's first day of PRESCHOOL

Isaac with Miss Marcie

This day is big-time! It has been long-awaited and talked about for months. Isaac is always 0verly ready for all milestones because he watches his big brothers and plans for his big moment. It is SO cute. He picked out his shirt and backpack and spent a lot of time wondering which things to put in his backpack.... lots of discussion! His teacher is so nice and his class has cute kids, so I think this will be a good year for him!