Tuesday, December 30, 2008

What does that mean???

Rayle is so FUNNY! He has such a vocabulary to go with his none stop comedy. So here are some things he has said lately. Can you guess what they mean?

1. Aubelyond
2. Lightnwim
3. Danco
4. Happy Milk

Rayle is a wonderful little boy and he and I really do get along, but boy can he push my buttons. He is so full of energy and I do not know what will happen when Teagan starts Kinder next year. I guess he and I will have to overcome our differences and become best buds.

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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree oh Christmas Tree how lovely are your branches...

So we put up our tree on Christmas Eve, yeah I don't recommend moving before Christmas and putting all your stuff in a storage unit. Thankfully Brian was a great husband and went down and fished it out. Our tree was up front which we knew but the ornaments were in the very back. The unit is stuffed full practically and he had to pull a lot out to even get to it. What a GREAT GUY, Thanks Honey!! Teagan was able to help me and we decorated the tree. I love Christmas now because even Rayle is old enough to know what is going on. Christmas morning, Teagan came in and woke me up and said, "Mom, Santa came get up." Last year we had to wake the kids up and drag them down stairs. The boys had fun opening their gifts. Teagan had said he wanted a Robot for Christmas. Santa brought him a Ben 10 Creation Chamber instead. It was funny because he said, "Hey where's my robot?" I asked him if he would rather have the robot instead of the Ben 10 thing. He said no and played non stop with it all day. We had a dinner at the house and I cooked a HUGE turkey. My brother had the nerve to ask me if my grandmother had cooked it before she left and I just heated it up. I can't believe that guy!! Everything was good and we had a great time spending some time with family. On the 26th Brian's sister turned 19 and we went to Olive Garden to celebrate it with her. We had an enjoyable time there too. Today we decided to go to the Train Museum in Chandler. We had a great time and the boys had fun seeing all the different cars and tracks. Rayle also had fun jumping in the mud puddles. Thankfully he was wearing his snow boots.







Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Fun In The Snow

This last weekend we went up to Kohl's Ranch. On the way home we went by the Tonto Creek and went SLLLLLLLLLLLLLLeding! We all had a blast with no major injuries.

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Our Christmas Celebration

Here is every one: Brian, Teagan, Jacob, Candy, Tiffany, Charlotte, Callie, Kaylee, Brandon, Jonelle, Shelley, Jon, Rayle, and Corie. We are missing Jeff, Chad, and Jen. Dinner was great and it was nice to get together with every one.


All the capes that I made for the kids. They all loved them!!
My Mom and Jon all the kids matching PJ's, too cute!
Opening stockings!
My Mom and Jon.
We went to feed some fish.
Jon and Brian
Rayle up a tree!
Rayle riding the pony. He did not want to go but I walked along with him and he did okay.
Teagan riding like a pro. Lately he has had no fear. What a big BOY!!
Rayle feeding the horse carrots. I love that face!
Teagan feeding the horse. He did a good job.

Friday, December 19, 2008

The Weather Outside Is Frightful....and the fire is so delightful!

The weather is not really frightful, but WONDERFUL!!! We are up in Kohl's Ranch to spend our Christmas with My Mom, Stepdad, and family. We came up a day early to spend some time in the woods. We hoped for snow, and there is a little. We got the boys some new snow gear (off eBay). We wrapped them up and let them open it. Here are some pictures from JUST today. I have taken around 65 so far! I love it!!
Okay so Brian got Teagan ready for bed...just a little small;-)










The boots are all lined up ready for Santa to bring us our coal. A side note the black boots re not mine, mine are still out in the car! Just wanted to make that clear, I am no Napoleon Dynamite!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Ward Christmas Party

So last night was our Ward Christmas Party. Never remember having it on a week day but oh well. We had some dinner and a few performances. Then of course Santa happened to be in the area;) Rayle calls him Christmas, and rushed to see him at a distance. They had Santa set up in the Relief Society Room with a cute back drop. That was a good idea since the children tend to crowd and lines take up space. Rayle was not so sure about Santa, so I had Teagan go and see him first. Teagan did well and I got a picture. Rayle did not want to go, but since he was not screaming yet I put him on Santa's lap. Rayle had a look of like, How could you mom??? So I snapped the pic and then wanted one of Teagan and Rayle. Rayle was getting better and feeling more comfortable. When we were leaving Rayle wanted to say bye to Santa, so we walked over and he stood at the door and said, "Bye Santa." It was very cute.




Okay Elvis! What is with the face????

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Winter Fun

On Saturday we went to the Tempe Town Lake and watched the Boat Light Parade with Grandma Shelley, Grandpa Jon, and Aunt Candy . It was so COLD. The wind was blowing so that is why it was cold. Thankfully we had warm jackets. Can't say that for my sister Candy. After the boats came by there were fireworks so that was a bonus. There were a few that were red in the shape of a Heart. They were so cool. I wonder how they make them into shapes like that. After we went back to my sisters and had hot chocolate. The only person to spill was not my kids, but my sister!!! She had just cleaned her carpets the day before too. We had a great time, and can't wait to go next year. I hope however it is not as cold!

On Sunday we had to unfortunately put Hanna down. She has been having seizures and and we had taken her to the Vet in Nov. They wanted us to have some tests done, but we do not have the extra money. On Saturday alone she had 3 seizures that we know of since we were gone for most of the day. So we felt it best to put her down so she would not be miserable anymore. Tank misses her and trys to come in and look for her whenever the door is open. We will be a one dog family for a awhile. We miss you Hanna.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

What is that?

So for Christmas we are cutting way back, and I decided to make some gifts. I have not finished yet, but it is a long process. Here is a sneak peek. I hope to finish the rest of these gifts this week.







By the way I do not sew! So I guess these are pretty good for me. I did get some help though too.