Tuesday, February 26, 2013

December's Happenings

December was full of family fun times!  Among the regular Christmas type activities like baking, crafts, going Christmas caroling, trimming the tree and decorating the house, reading our special Christmas books, watching "A Charlie Brown Christmas" EVERY single day, we tried our hardest to enjoy lotsa new traditions as well!  

We made our very first Angle Ninja Bread house (so dubbed by Ezra)
 
We took a little trip to the North Pole via the Polar Express train.  We loved the cookies, hot chocolate, the super fun train ride & story time, but most of all we loved the magical time we spent as a family waiting for Santa Claus to come aboard and say "hello".
 
We added a new family member to our house for the month of December.  Silly Silas visited us each night and had fun planning and executing his shannigans.  Ezra asked where Si was each morning and had fun looking for him. Sometimes he even predicated what Silly Si was going to do next! :)
 
We played outside as much as possible and had fun picking out a Christmas tree, going to and siging Christmas hymns at church, playing with and spending time with family and going to the Nutcracker.
 
The kids were spoiled beyond belief for Christmas.  It keeps getting funner and funner though! It truly is my favorite time of the year.  I love everything about it.  The family, the food, the weather, the kindness that's tangible wherever you go.  I hope we can carry the Spirit of Christmas in our home all year round!
 
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November Recap

 So I've had a very strong love-hate relationship with my computer as of late.  It crashed twice in December & January and I lost pictures & my iPhoto still isn't working right!  Thus my complete lack of keeping up with our little family blog. :(

Here are some pictures from November.

We spent lotsa time outside and hit up our neighborhood parks a lot!






We went to the Phoenix Zoo.





We celebrated Thanksgiving with family.




We soaked up time with our Daddy going to the train park...

 And went to the dirt bike track with family friends.


November was busy, but like everyone else, we lived it up in December... pics to follow shortly (fingers crossed.)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Photo Randomness

Hamming it up as always!
 Yogurt!

He's bike crazy!

 Love that our daddy works nearby sometimes... makes for a fun walk and a little tractor time.

 Dragon on the loose at the outlets!


 Loving the cooler weather, every day has been a park day!

 Motoring!




 Two peas in a pod... or a backseat.

 Took a little walk to take a gander at some horses.

 Playing in the mud and water.
 Best buds!

And we're off to the McCormick Train park!
 Such cute cousins!

 She couldn't wait to be freed!




 So much fun on the train!

 We love our Auntie Lee Lee!
 Carousal time!

 Oh these two!


I'm so grateful to be able to be a stay-at-home mom.  I love making memories with E & A.  They love pretty much everything we do and everywhere we go.  So thankful to have been blessed with such happy kiddos!

Francis E. Harper said, “Every mother should endeavor to be a true artist. I do not mean by this that every women should be a painter, sculptor, musician, poet or writer, but the artist who will write on the table of childish innocence thoughts she will not blush to see read in the light of eternity and printed amid the archives of heaven. That the young may learn to wear them as amulets around their hearts and throw them as bulwarks around their lives. And that in the hour of temptation and trial the voices from home may linger around their paths as angels of guidance, around their steps, and be incentives to deeds of high and holy worth.”