Sunday, January 20, 2013

Since we've been back...

It has been really hard to get back into the swing of things after Christmas vacation. I think the main reason is Daddy has been extremely busy! The day we got back, Daniel had to go to a campout with the boy scouts. Then we had (almost) a week of somewhat normal activity, when Daddy had to leave for a week to go present at a conference in San Diego. The kids and I tried to make the best of it, but we are extremely happy to have him back again!

Heather graduated from nursery. I can't believe we have a sunbeam!

Just shovelin' the walks!

The glove goes ON your hand.

What is it with my kids and gloves...

Yeah...I got awesome mom points that day.

Hammock under the table= new reading nook and hours of fun.

Just hangin' out!

While Daniel was gone, we went to the Zoo! It was so much fun! Here we are petting sharks.

My little parrot
The grizzly bear

Josh had some very close encounters with a tiger.

Very close...she was probably thinking they were for lunch.


Josh was thrilled! This was definitely his favorite part of the day.

Heather was a good helper


Heather loved the walruses and the dolphin show.

The happiest Josh had been since we had been back from Christmas vacation.

Heather and I also made hair clips. Heather entertained herself by sticking feathers in her hair.

Lots and lots of feathers

It's the simple things in life.

Christmas break!

We went to El Paso, TX for Christmas. My entire family was there, and probably for the last time before the missionary wave starts. Especially with the new age adjustments, I am pretty sure we will have someone out for the next 8 years! It was a lot of fun! We all got sick at least once, but we were happy to be there, and make some good memories. Heather and Josh loved getting to know their aunts and uncles better, and were very sad to leave. Josh woke up the morning after we got back and asked for "jonjon" and "kikic" (John and Isaac). Heather has asked to go back to Grandma's almost every day since we got back. Their favorite new game is that they going on an airplane to visit Grandma and Grandpa...she has started calling me Grandma. I ok with that?

Finishing up making care packages for soldiers.
Uncle John made a great baby sitter!

Isaac: "When is he going to leave?" Josh: "Mom, save me!"

Proof that I was there...I am pretty sure this is the only photo on my camera that I am in...sad.

Proof that we are weird...especially me...

Our white Christmas. We went to White Sands, NM

All the boys burying Jared.

I don't particularly think TX is beautiful, but this...this is beautiful.

There was a lot of this going on...all Christmas break.

Two cute girls!

Digging through her stocking

The only thing Josh seemed excited about were the candy canes!

Ummm...Dad? Your bathing suit is on inside out...

Before the polar dip

Picture about sums up the pain...

The after pic of the crazies who participated.

El Paso Mission tour.

Pretty much sums up the relationship between Josh and Isaac. The. Entire. Time.

After all the abuse, Josh still managed to hang onto the toy...and not even shed a tear. That's not to say he didn't hit back a few times....

Daniel and I were able to escape for a day. Despite both of us getting over colds, it was nice. The idea of sleeping in was nice too, but unfortunately, we weren't able to sleep in past 7:30 despite our best efforts. What is up with that???

Football player princess witch...ok?