Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Our Christmas Tree

We decorated our Christmas tree last night and this little guy was so excited! It was a little crazy with Kylan being the only one who could really get the ornaments on right, Mya just kind of setting them on the tree so they fell off eventually and Emmit taking the ornaments off almost as fast as Ky was putting them on. We only decorated about half before I couldn't stand it any longer, so today while Emmit napped and Mya was occupied elsewhere Kylan and I finished decorating the tree and putting up the rest of our decorations!

Kylan was so excited to decorate the tree that even though Grandma Teri asked him if he could stay at her house and play with Logan (an offer he normally would never refuse) and I said we could decorate the next day if he wanted to stay, he said no he wanted to decorate his Christmas tree.

We are trying the tree in a new spot this year and I have to say so far I really like it. It's a lot more out of the way than it was last year and I don't feel like my house is consumed with Christmas deocrations since it is in the upper living room part and not right my our tv in the lower living room. HOWEVER my kids are driving me crazy with the tree. I understand Emmit touching the tree and grabbing ornaments, he is only 15 months old, but it's Mya who is really driving me crazy and even Kylan. I may or may not have threatened them with taking the tree down (or at least taking all the ornaments off) if they don't leave it alone!

*** a little p.s. while typing this Mya covered my whole island and her shirt with windex while she was supposed to be eating her snack (which is also covered in windex). i swear christmas makes kids crazy!!!***


Saturday night after Thanksgiving we went bowling with the Sorensen clan. It was tons of fun as usual! Our kids really love bowling!

My little lefty doesn't like to use the kids ramp anymore. He did pretty good and didn't even have bumpers to help him!
Eating french fries with Uncle Bill and Grandpa Brett.

Gavin and Rayanne's cute family.

Decorating Christmas Cookies & Decorating Grandma's Tree

My mom always has the kids decorate Christmas cookies and decorate her tree (she such a good sport, she just lets them put the ornaments on however and then she usually has to take them off and redo them, but they absolutely love it)! This year we did it the day after thanksgiving so that all the visiting aunts and uncles could be part of it.

Emmit was totally entertained by this garland!

My mom's kitchen light stopped working and my dad had to take it completely down to try to fix the wiring and then put it back up. Here are all my brothers and dad putting it back up. Turned out we needed Kent because he got it up and it still didn't work!

Decorating cookies. Kylan piled on the sprinkles on each of his and Mya would only use the "pink" (was supposed to be red) frosting and made all of hers into sandwich cookies.

Thanksgiving Day

We had Thanksgiving dinner with my family this year and my grandma and grandpa Adams. Kal & Lacy, Kort & Jessie, Kade & Leah and Leah's mom Barbara were there along with my uncle John this year since he came to help take care of my grandpa his first few days home. It was a smaller group, but a lot of fun. Later that night some of the schank's came over to my parents house, and then we went to see the rest for a few minutes over at my grandma's before going out to see Tim's family. It was a very tiring day, but a great one!

Here's my cousin Martin helping Emmit go down the roller coaster. My cousin's daugher Natalie is at th end and my Uncle Mark (my dad's brother in case you can't tell).
Here's a group shot of some of the family hanging out.

My dad took Evan and Kylan hunting after dinner. Kylan actually went quite a few times with my dad over the weekend! I think it was his favorite part of the whole weekend.

Or his favorite part may have been having Kort and Jessie here for so long, and then Kal and Lacy! Kort and Jessie were actually able to come the Friday before Thanksgiving and stayed until the Saturday after. It was great seeing them for so long since they won't be going anywhere for Christmas because my cute little neice Kinzie will be born sometime around Christmas Day! We can't wait to see her!

The kids also took pictures with my parents for their Christmas card. In true Emmit fashion, he is screaming in every picture. I also braved Walmart on Black Friday (actually Thursday since all my stuff came on sale at 10pm). It was CRAZY!!! And not fun at all. I don't know how that is fun for anyone! I guess I am too much of a browser and hated being so rushed!!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Oh Christmas Tree!

I have a ton to catch up on, but first I wanted to get this story down before I forget it! Last night Tim and I went with a bunch of his family to the new Twilight movie and so my parents came over and watched the kids for us. The movie was at 8pm, so it wasn't early in the day or anything. Well, Kylan had been begging me all day to get the tree out. I kept telling him I couldn't because 1) it's too heavy for me and 2) it was buried in the very back of the storage shed behind my sis-in-law and bro-in-laws stuff. So Ky being Ky asked grandpa if he would put up the tree and at first he said no, then Kylan kept asking and finally he said he didn't know where it was. Kylan told him it was in one shed, so they went and checked and it was the wrong shed. They came back in and Ky convinced him to go out to the other shed. They started out and right when they got across the porch coyotes started howling. My dad said Kylan turned around and ran back to the house, got in and jumped on grandma's lap and then said "There are coyotes howling out there and grandpa was a little scared of them!" My dad thought for sure he wouldn't go out again, but sure enough about 10 minutes later he told grandpa "I think we can go back out now." They somehow found the tree in the mess and got it up for us. After it was all up he made them all hold hands and sing "Oh Christmas Tree" around the tree (would have loved to see that). Then, Kylan was too excited to go to sleep because he wanted to see how surprised Tim and I were when we got home! It was so sweet and he was so brave to go back out after he had heard the coyotes! And I think his grandpa loves him just a little bit! Now I chuckle everytime I look at the tree!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Emmit and Shoes

Emmit has a HATE relationship with shoes. That's right, a HATE relationship, not a love/hate because he absolutely doesn't love them. There have been a couple times that he has tolerated them, once being when we were out in the middle of a chopped corn field eating lunch. At least he realized there was no way he could walk in that without shoes on his feet, but any other time what we get is what you see in the picture above. He bawls, screams, and flat out refuses to stand let alone walk. On this particular day we made him keep them on all during church. The kid didn't take one single step the whole 3 hours. He sat on our laps, was carried around and played while sitting. He used to have the same reaction with socks and footie pajama's, but I got him past it with those two things and I've kind of given up on the shoe thing. Oh Well!

Idaho Trip

We decided on a whim to go to Idaho and visit my brothers and their wives a week ago. We are so glad we went because we had a great time! I was terrible at taking pictures, but here are the few that I snapped. We left on Wednesday, ate dinner with Kal in Twin Falls before continueing on to Rexburg. We stayed at Kort and Jessie's and got to hang out with them and Kent and Stacey. Kent and Tim hunted most of Thursday, then that night we went and ate at a super good place called Stockman's in Idaho Falls. On Friday we headed to Kal and Lacy's in Twin Falls and ate dinner with them and stayed the night. On Saturday Kal took Tim and Kylan to see a big dairy, while Lacy and I took Mya and Emmit shopping. We met to eat lunch at a very yummy burger place called Burnt Lemonade which had great burgers, sweet potato fries and flavored lemonades. We left for home from there. The kids traveled so well and had a great time and were so good while we were there. It was so nice to just be able to hang out with everyone and really do nothing!

At dinner at Stockman's
Hanging out at Kort and Jessie's.

Kylan and Kort. Kylan fell asleep more than once on Kort while he was tickling him.

Eating cupcakes from Cocoa Bean. They were very yummy!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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