Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas!

We had fun week filled with Christmas activities. On Christmas Eve we went to a fun party at Grandma & Grandpa Deppe's house. We played Bingo, decorated gingerbread houses and ate Mexican food. It was fun to see aunts, uncles and play with cousins.
The kids loved decorating their gingerbread house. Emily couldn't eat the candy fast enough.

On Christmas morning the kids were so excited that Santa had come. It was a beautiful white Christmas, cold and snowy day. Taylor was thrilled with his 2009 calendar, art supplies, blocks and KNEX.

Emily was in heaven with her new Snow White dress, sparkly shoes and baby doll. She is such a girl. We had a nice relaxing morning at home then we had Christmas dinner at the Deppe's with everyone.

Aunt Katie and Jennifer are being smothered with love by the kids! We hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The kids are so excited for Christmas. They are counting down the days until Santa will come to our house. Emily got her haircut, and it's cute. She looks so grown up!

This is my attempt at getting a "cute" picture of the kids all together before church! What a disaster. Right after this I took them outside to snap a shot. While running down the driveway Emily fell on her face and tore a huge hole in her tights. It was a funny day.

We had a fun Ward Christmas party. This is the first year Taylor has sat on Santa's lap. He was brave and Emily screamed as soon as she saw Santa enter the room. Taylor is such a practical 5-year old. He asked santa for a January Calendar- that's what he wants for Christmas.

Monday, December 1, 2008


We went to Salt Lake for Thanksgiving break. We had a fun week spending time with family and friends. The food was delicious, the games were fun and we all left exhausted.
One night we visited the lights on Temple Square.
Emily had a great weekend playing with grandparents, aunts, uncles and her favorite cousins; Jeffrey, Spencer and Mary.

Isaac was a good baby. He liked being passed around to everyone.

The little girls wore dress ups all weekend and played princess, babies and pretend.

One sunny day we all went to the zoo. All the kids had a fun day seeing the animals, riding the train and playing on the playground. Taylor and Jeffrey made spaceships, did art projects, played bad guys, and raked about 10 bags of leaves. Grandma paid them .25 cents per bag, and they worked for hours outside raking up leaves.

Emily and Mary even warmed up to uncle Derek. They always act scared of him when they see him, but they love Derek. He teases them and makes them laugh.

Issac and Spencer sat and played toys together. They have such different skin coloring. It's like looking at "Chocolate" and "Vanilla" babies! They are going to be great friends in future years.

We all had a wonderful weekend. Thanks to Grandma and Grandpa Shields for letting us all stay at their house.

Taylor and Emily both love to ride their bikes, so we spend a lot of days on our bikes. Emily is getting good at riding her "Big Girl" bike with training wheels.
Isaac is such a happy, sweet baby. He loves to be outside enjoying the sunshine.

Taylor is a great biker. He likes to zoom around and go on trails and jumps. He makes me a little nervous, so I always make sure he wears his helmet.

Another great day spent biking at our favorite park! This has been a gorgeous fall in Boise.