Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Fun with Cousins and More

Last Friday the boys and I had the opportunity to visit my uncle Tracy and his family just north of Dallas. Here are some pictures of our visit with our cousins.
Noah showing the boys his trampoline moves, they were really impressed, although they totally were freaked out when they tried the trampoline themselves.
Uncle Tracy played with the boys, Lily was so cute, we love our cousins.
Abby was so adorable playing with the boys too!

Cute sisters!Thanks for letting us come visit.

Recently the boys have started playing alone by themselves and together without me in the room. It has been wonderful to actually get some things done and not have to constantly entertain. So, this week I was making dinner one night and noticed the boys were not trying to grab my legs or yelling at me to play with them. So, I went to see what they were up to. Jacob was so cute, he was reading his scriptures. Sam was playing with his kitchen. They are such good boys.

Another milestone for us this week was the introduction of big boy beds. We have had the beds for a while but the boys were not sleeping in them. The original plan was for the boys to get potty trained first, well I tried that, we had to take a break. So, I wanted the beds to be an incentive for the boys to get potty trained. But, unfortunately they were just growing out of their cribs too fast. They really seem to enjoy their beds, but we have had one afternoon nap that didn't turn out so great, but hopefully things will only get better from here.

Tonight I decided to let the boys help me make dinner. Their favorite PIZZA! Here they are helping mommy get the dough onto the pans.Here they are adding some cheese.

And watching the final product in the oven. It was yummy by the way, thanks Cindy for the leftover pork, we used it on the pizza, so good.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Our week

Today was so cute, Jacob was very sad about something and was crying about it, meanwhile Sam decided he wanted to go play with his play kitchen. After a little bit of time he called "Jakie come here, I made you a hero party." Our boys love Winnie the Pooh and in that movie they give Pooh Bear a hero party. So, Sam wanted to make Jakie feel better with a hero party too. These are some pictures of their party.

We had to find hero hats too to make the party complete. On the movie they had party hats but this was the best I could do on short notice. It was too cute, I was so proud of our little Sam, he is very kind and observant, they are lucky to have each other.

I took some pictures this week of the boys, I decided I haven't taken very many so I kind of went crazy, here are some of the best ones I got.


Brother Time: Jacob and Samuel hanging out on a Sunday afternoon.
We decided to see if the boys still fit into their coats and boots from last winter, they do, score! We don't have to buy any new ones, hooray! I doubt they will need boots any time here in Texas, but they will come in handy when we go to Utah.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Gas Prices

Today we filled up our tank, 13 gallons for under $25!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

A Beloved Grandmother

We will miss our Grandma "Nell". After a long and wonderful life, she has passed on to the reunion awaiting her on the other side. She no doubt is happy to be with her family there and we are very happy to have had her in our lives and that she and Grandpa are together never to be separated again. We love you.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Halloween and Other Fun Things

Samuel and Jacob have been very busy! Here they are with their rubber duckies.
Who needs toys when you have a box.

So recently the boys have discovered that it is a lot of fun to play in our closet, this is not my favorite thing, but they seem to love it. Just don't turn the lights out when you don't know they are in there, screaming will ensue.
We went to the ward Halloween party, the boys were able to stand on stage and announce what they were wearing.

Our family at the Halloween party.What cute little dinosaurs!

Our family with our pumpkins.

The boys were so proud of our pumpkins, they were sad to see them go.

Pumpkin carving

More pumpkin carving.

When my parents were here they took some pictures of our family for us. Thanks Mom and Dad.