Thursday, November 29, 2012

Tree is UP!

Even though we didn't have mistletoe up, there was a lot of kissing going on by the tree..... 

I tried so hard to get the two boys sitting in chairs in the front of the tree- seriously, for like 30 minutes straight. The only way I could get them to sit still was to tell them to hug or kiss..... silly boys. But at least they love each other. 

Levi held onto the Buzz and Woody ornament the entire night. I guess I didn't know he liked Toy Story so much!

TJ making weird faces....

We decorated the tree in two nights since I had to work the first night.

The boys both loved the tree and the lights- someday we'll have a fancy, big free with lots of nice, beautiful ornaments but for now we'll settle for our discount store, fake tree and plastic ornaments!! :)

Helping with the ornaments meant getting anything that resembled a ball and kicking it  all over the living room- again, the reason for plastic...

Wrestling.... again

Ty says, "tickle, tickle, tickle" pretty clearly now! He also likes to say and give "high five, knucks, cool dude!" while making the actions. He's starting to progress to some 2 word phrases- yahoo!!! Yay for speech therapy!

In my family- I don't know why- but we love the store bought, take and bake cookies they make for all the holidays. Probably cause you can stuff 10 in your mouth before you start to feel full. :) We'd all pile in at the kitchen counter and grab as many as we could as soon as my Mom would take them out of the oven and laugh at the boys who'd burn their tongues and fingers cause they couldn't wait very long. :) 

Anyways, I knew Ty liked them and since he won't eat hardly any sweets, I like to buy them for him, particularly when Mickey is on the front. I recently read a new book on "Resistant Eaters"- what Ty is (I'll post more about that later if I get a chance) and one suggestion is to have them help prepare everything you make. Well store bought cookies hardly qualify but I let them at it. I had my back turned for too long and when I turned around.... I had to laugh out loud. What was I thinking? That they really wouldn't take bites out of each one?? Hahaha! Needless to say, we still enjoyed our half-eaten cookies once they were cooked. :)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

More of Nov AZ Trip

Aunt Jessie! 

By the time the reception came, I was desperate to keep these guys happy and occupied. This meant multiple candy sticks from the sweets table- I lost count of how many, haha. Levi was one giant sticky mess.

John and Mary Barrett and Toni Koziol (Amy's mom). I knew all these wonderful people very well on my mission. It was so neat that they came all the way from WI to be here for Amy. So fun to see and socialize with them again.

My 4 youngest siblings

Driving to the Mesa Temple

Karli was a very good baby-sitter during the sealing

At our hotel in Flagstaff, AZ. I was so glad we stopped for the night since I was by myself. All three of us were pretty tired out for the day after driving for 8 hours and was it so nice to relax in the hotel room. The boys had a nice make shift dinner and got to watch real TV (we don't have any at home, just movies and netflix). They both got very excited when Mickey Mouse Clubhouse came on!

Reading with Jordan and Janae

Before we left we baby-sat Parker- it was fun having the three little boys!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Dallin & Amy's Wedding

Their colors were navy blue and coral. So no, the boys are NOT wearing pink bow ties. It is coral. Also, Ty and Levi wore the tuxes that two of our nephews, Cole and Peyton, wore at our wedding. Who would've known almost 4 years ago??! :)

Ty and Chicco (the dog) were always wrestling- that's why the scratches on his face- ugh!!

Waiting at the temple for the bride and groom to come out!

Lots of cousins

Riding on the golf cart trying to keep Ty happy while waiting to take pictures. It's a long day for these little kiddos with not very good naps with the wedding in the morning in Mesa (almost 2 hour drive), luncheon after and then back to my parent's house for the 3 hour reception. Ty and Levi eventually just fell asleep in their full tuxes for the night. Poor little boys. Long but happy day.

My grandma made the cake and TJ engraved their names and the date on the wood if you look close.

Some of the decorations.
The theme was a country wedding. There was a cute sign at the entrance that said, "Happily Ever After Starts Here" with an arrow. All the bridesmaids wore cowboy boots with their dresses. It turned out cute.