Saturday, December 08, 2012

Halloween & Thanksgiving

Well, I'm a little behind.  I kind of jumped ahead of myself when I posted Calvin's birthday/Priesthood weekend.  So now I'm backtracking.  I want to just get onto our Christmas activities so I'm combining Halloween and Thanksgiving.  For Halloween we just went to our ward's Halloween party and went trick or treating around the neighborhood.  First, though, we went to old down town at Fremont street because we thought there would be a trunk or treat for the kids.  There was only a parade that wasn't anything to write home about and the only people there were adults dressed up and almost no kids.  So we went back to our neighborhood and got candy.  Then, it was Calvin's birthday, then Clint's birthday, which was good.  Then was Thanksgiving.  We had a quiet day at home, feasting on turkey and all the trimmings.  We DID go to Walmart and Target later that night, much later, to check out the Black Friday deals.  Anyway, here are some pictures of our holidays....
I just thought this was a cute moment. 

Clint's birthday trifle.

Calvin as a Minecraft character

Elsa in the truck after the Halloween party

In this photo and the next few, the kids were just being silly.
I think it was all that sugar.

Abby as Spiderina
The kids down town with Slender Man
in the background.  Oooooo!  Spooky!

Dallin as Slender Man

Elsa as a Ford Raptor

Crazy Calvin getting ready to dig in.

New pie this year....Butterscotch Pumpkin Cream.

Sweet Potato Pie

Dallin's request...Chocolate Cream, along with pumpkin pie.

Our feast

More of our feasr

The kids waiting for the feast

A little blury, but here's Clint with the turkey...Yum!
Let's eat!

Last but NOT least....Calvin kickin' off the Christmas season with
the beard that his mom crocheted

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Abby's 7th Birthday PICTURE EDITION

She wanted a triple decker cake....I did the best I could.

Cici's Pizza!  We love Cici's!

Riding the roller coaster ride at Chuckie E. Cheese


Wow!  Abby, that's a LOT of tickets!

Flying on the bike

It's great to be 7!

"I always wanted this!"  She actually said that.
Thanks Grandma and Papa!

Monday, December 03, 2012

Oops! How did I forget!

Abby Turns 7!  I can't believe my baby is one year away from getting her ears pierced, but more importantly getting baptized.  She is very excited about both, but she asks just about everyday if she can get her ears pierced now and wear make up, but that's not until 12 at least.  She's so funny and still keeps us on our toes.  Lately she has been sneaking into my make-up.  She's pretty good at putting it on, by the way.  I swear she is 7 going on 17.  Along with that she is a very bright girl.  She is doing well in school and has made lots of good friends.
Anyway, so for her birthday we did not do a friends party this year,  but instead just celebrated by going to Cici's Pizza, Chuckie E. Cheese (for games), and then came home for cake and presents.  She had a great day!  For some reason I can't find the pictures of her birthday celebration, so here is a little montage' of Abby's life so far....I'll post them when I find them...they're probably on the laptop.  :)

On the rocking horse Elsa painted for her for Christmas
Sweet Abby at 9 mo.
Playing in the leaves at G-ma and Papa's on Thanksgiving
Abby as a bee for Halloween 2007
Look at that hair!
She wanted curls for church. 

These two were so cute together.  Notice Abbys hair cut.
I gave up trying to hide her "bald spot".  
Abby and I loved to walk the kids to school,
this day we found a rainbow...Abbys favorite!

Abby loved to help me bake...and she still does!
Her 1st day of Kindergarten

Abby age 4
Abby wanted to be a Gingerbread Girl...not just a Gingerbread man....GIRL.  She was very specific about that!

Look at that tooth-less grin!

What a beautiful little lady she's turning out to be.
We love her with all our hearts!