Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas Fun 2011

We mad ginger bread houses again. We got smarter this time and had the kids at least take off their shirts before the huge mess began!

Christmas party with Fowler Family. After trying to keep the kids interested in the 6 or so events of the night, we ended up taking them off to the side to read (below) and play with toys.


Jacob and a favorite (and noisy) new christmas present on Christmas morning

Joshua really likes Cars. You can see how excited he is to be getting this present!

Jacob is pretty into this gift (this is at the Grandpa/ma bartlett's house)

Joshua and Emma reading a new book

Bowling with the Rasmussen family on Joshua's birthday

James and Rachel Skiing/snowboarding at Brighton

We took a couple trips to the BYU track this winter to get active and out of the cold.

Jacob's favorite lookout point.

We went to a Christmas pageant and Joshua was so fascinated with this angel. He kept staring and staring (likely wondering how he got up so high)

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

Halloween 2011

Each halloween has gotten more fun than the last with Joshua understanding more and getting more and more excited. We went to a few different activities. Great excuses to get more than one use out of the costume!
Ghost cake that James' mom made

Trick or treating at the Hogle Zoo

Trunk or treating at my dad's church

Halloween neighborhood party near my cousin's house

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Liam is 1!

Our nephew Liam recently turned one.
Birthday announcement by Sharon

We got together as a family and celebrated at my dad's house.
Liam and Jacob played in the mud and dirt(my dad is doing some renovations). What could be more exciting to a kid than a pile of dirt?

Uncle Bill read to the kids

Sharon made an amazing cake

Liam with his birthday cake. I'm not sure if he actually got any in his mouth.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Family Photos at Cascade Springs

My sister Sharon took some photos of us a at Cascade Springs. Like usual it was hard to get all of us to look half decent at the same time, especially since Joshua doesn't like the camera right now and Jacob just learned to walk and wanted nothing to do with being held or staying still.










Joshua and cousin Alex

Mom and the boys



Sharon and Liam. Isn't this photo so cute?!


Sharon, Rachel and the babies
Alex appears to be entering into the age of attitude :)

cousin alex

Friday, December 16, 2011

Fall at Cascade Springs

I love going to Cascade Springs. My family would go there almost every fall when I was a kid and I have such fond memories of it. We were a little early for fall, but some of the trees were changing colors.
Joshua making a get-away 





There was a bump in the road. Of course joshua wanted to sit on it.

Joshua wanted us to read all the signs to him.