Sunday, December 30, 2007

Our One-of-a-Kind Zach

So, Rhett and I were getting ready for church today when Zach came into our room. "Mom, Look at me!" he said. I did, to see that he had added some accessories to his church clothes. He had on two basketball headbands, one on his head and one around his neck. He then had taken his new Christmas markers and had drawn "tatoos" on his arms, face, neck, and all the way around his head. He also had on two different gloves. Rhett and I tried as hard as we could not to smirk or laugh - he gets really embarassed when we laugh at him - but as soon as he left the room, we couldn't help but chuckle. He knew he was in trouble considering we were leaving for church in five minutes, but I had to take a picture. This was the best he would let me get:

Needless to say, I was thankful the markers were washable, and baby wipes gets them off really fast. And he's banned from using the markers for a while...again....

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!!

I hope everyone has had a great Christmas! Ours has been wonderful. We started Christmas Eve on the Annual Albuquerque Luminaria Tour. Some of the neighborhoods close to Old Town put luminarias (brown paper bags filled with a bit of dirt and a lit candle) all along their yards, driveways, walkways, sidewalks and all over. The streets and lined with them - some even put them on their roofs! The public is able to walk or drive through the neighbohoods to see all the lights, so we decided to get bundled up and check it out. There was also a balloon glow at the neighboring country club. Afterwards, we had our traditional Christmas Eve "program", complete with opening the present of new pajamas.

Christmas morning was fantastic with opening presents, complete with breakfast of warmed cinnamon rolls. I wish Christmas day wouldn't go by so fast - I love being home with my family. Usually we travel to California the day after, but this year we are staying home. I'm looking forward to relaxing and hanging out with my kids.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Gingerbread Houses

We decorated a gingerbread house and cookies Sunday night. The boys had a blast decorated for a lot longer than I thought they would. Zach's goal was to see how many cookies he could decorate; Porter decorated a few then he was done. Andrew loved the available candy the best - and got quite upset when we finally started telling him no.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The rest of my trip...

Here are more pictures of the rest of my trip to D.C. I had such a great time - especially hanging out with my dad. Wednesday I spent the day at the Archives, the Capitol and in the Air and Space Museum. Once I met up with my dad, we walked over to see the White House, Ford's Theatre, then went to see the Washington D.C. Capitols take on the New York Rangers on one heck of a hockey game. I've always loved hockey, but it's really excited when your three rows from the glass!

One more picture of the Temple - just because it's so beautiful!

The first page of the Constitution
The Capitol Building
The artwork in the Rotunda in the Capitol
Apollo 11 - the first one on the moon
Ford's Theatre (Where Lincoln was shot)
Kermit the Frog
Dorothy's Ruby Slippers
In front of the White House
The White House

Alas, I did have to come home and be mommy again. All was well at home - Rhett did a good job taking care of the boys. I think they were actually sad to have me home - they have a lot more fun when I'm gone... :)

Now it's a scranble to get everything ready for Christmas. Most of the shopping is done - just a few odds and ends left. The only problem is I still have things to ship - do you think they deliver Christmas Day??

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Guess where I am??

I am currently in Washington D.C. with my dad. I spent today seeing the Memorials and Monuments and loving every minute! It's a bit cold ( the sun never came out today), but I am having a blast being here. Here are a few of the pictures I took today. More later when I get home!
This is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
The Washington Monument and Reflecting pool

The Korean War Memorial

The Washington D.C. Temple

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Happy Birthday, Porter!

Porter turned six years old today! He had a great day - at school he got to wear the big, fuzzy birthday hat that has candles on the top of it. Zach and I brought in cupcakes to share with his class. I made him a Transformer cake which was , by his standards, "cooler than he thought it was going to be." One of his presents was a big Optimus Prime helmet which makes the transforming sounds, Optimus Prime phrases, or voice changers that make you sound like Optimus Prime. It was cute to hear him go around the house saying all the O.P. lines. He had a fun day!