Thursday, December 30, 2010


Maddux turned three yesterday and we celebrated with all things super hero!

I didn't get many pictures during the day. But, Daddy took the day off to celebrate.
We started with doughnuts for breakfast, Bounce Jungle, and then lunch at Chik-fil-a.
Super Hero Party...
I had no intention of having a bounce house IN my house, but of all days for it to rain in Phoenix.!!! So, we made due inside!

Super hero capes for each kid...Vander and Reese sporting their mini- capes...This was the stash of gifts that I have to find room for in the house. (We barely found room after Christmas!) Yikes!!!
Thank you everyone who made Maddux's birthday so fun!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas 2010

Christmas Eve....

We took the kids to Build-a-Bear and let Maddux build a Rudolph. We watched Rudolph and the Island of Misfit toys at least 81567354 times this Christmas Season. He LOVES "Reindeer Red Nose", as he calls him.

Dinner at Kasey and Joel's. This was Maddux's first present of Christmas. His face quickly went from this....To this.... when he realized it was pajamas and not clothes.

Here is our elf Doodle. Santa hid my stocking because the cute basket for my bike wouldn't' fit INSIDE of it.

Christmas Day....
All Maddux wanted for Christmas was a "Cool Blue Shoot Gun". Turns out his little hands have a hard time holding up his gun, so he traded for the smaller, yellow one Santa brought Daddy. Santa is so smart!
Reese's toy from Santa...
All I wanted for Christmas. And I LOVE LOVE LOVE it...

Talking to Elder Ingram aka Uncle Bo...
Maddux was SHOWING Bo his cool toy over the phone...
On to my parent's house...
more toys...

Batman playing with his new tool set....
Our attempted sleepover in the tent next to the Christmas tree. Ended up in Maddux deciding he'd rather sleep in his own bed. But check out his cool new Batman sleeping bag!

Christmas was soooo fun this year. I absolutely loved it and I'm sad it's over. My kids were over-stimulated, under-rested, and big time spoiled but I wouldn't have changed it for anything!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Kasey told me yesterday that Reese looks like a toy from Toy Story.
Then she pulled up this picture of the toy and I was dying laughing!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Gingerbread House

This year Maddux was way more into eating the candy than decorating our gingerbread house.
I still think it turned out pretty cute.

This is how Reese helped to decorate the gingerbread house... ;)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Dress

I have two favorite Sundays every year...Primary Program and Christmas Program! I have always loved the Sunday before Christmas. I love Ooohing and Aaahing over all the little girls' Christmas dresses. I love the music, the program, everything. This was my first year to dress up a little girl and I have been SOOOO excited. I'm definitely a newbie because her tights were way too big, I forgot to get black shoes, and thank goodness it was warm enough to sport this sleeveless dress because I didn't think about a plan B if it was too cold.

I tried to take some pics of my two kiddos together and unfortunately, most of them ended up like this...So, Daddy distracted the big dude and I tried to get a couple of Reese's cute outfit.

3rd Annual Sweater Palooza

Friday night we helped host our 3rd Annual Sweater Palooza. Unfortunately the Theurers had to miss the party, but if there is any excuse to miss it, having a baby is it!

Welcome Baby Boy Theurer!

white elephant gifts...people seem to get a more and more brave each year...

some of the yummy grub...
this pic is everyone being sad that Nate and Becca weren't there...We ate, had a white elephant gift exchange and then played Minute to Win it games. Seriously the highlight of the night for me!
I can't get the videos to upload here, but I did get them up on Facebook if you'd like to see us all humiliate ourselves! :)