Thursday, December 20, 2007

Happy Birthday and Santa

We celebrated birthdays for Chris and my brother Kris and also Santa came to visit. Ava was not thrilled at all with Santa being there but she didn't scream, which I was surprised about. She pushed away the bag of goodies that he had for her and wanted nothing to do with sitting on his lap!

Papa and Grandma with all the grandkids!

Kris and Chris opening birthday cards

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Boys Blessing

Sunday Chris blessed Griffin and Crew in our ward and then we had family and friends over for lunch after. It was great to be with our loved ones to celebrate the boys coming to join our family.

Dinner and Shopping

Saturday evening all the adults in my family went to dinner in Salt Lake at Biaggi's and then walked around The Gateway and did some Christmas shopping. There are quite a few of us now when we all are together. It was an enjoyable evening!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Sunday afternoon relaxing

After church and ready for a nap!

Ava loves playing with any shoes that she finds laying around!

Crew and Griffin taking an afternoon nap together. They still sleep quite a bit during the day!

Let it Snow

We had another big snow storm on Saturday evening and Ava kept wanting to go outside to play in it so we got her dressed and went out. It lasted about ten minutes, which I knew would happen, but she was excited for a few!

Ava pushed the sleigh across the house to put it by the front door window so she can look outside at the Christmas lights. She loves all the lights this year!

Holiday Fun

Friday night we had our annual friend holiday get together and white elephant gift exchange. We had an enjoyable time, yummy treats and lots of laughs. It's fun to be together with good friends!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Temple Square Lights

For family night on Monday we went to Temple Square to look at the lights. We went with my mom, and met Kris and Kecia and the kids there. Ava loves any lights she sees this year so it was fun to see her reaction. It is a tradition that we enjoy this time of year! We all had a fun evening!

Ava, Kyra, Bree and Adrie

We enjoyed hot chocolate and a cookie after walking around.

Cousin Bree! She looked so cute in her hat!

Ava kept her hands up by her hat most of the time. I'm not sure if she thought it would fall off or if she just wondered what was on top of her head?

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Festival of Trees

Friday afternoon we went to the Festival of Trees with papa, Tadd, Lacey and the kids. Most of the trees were really unique. It was fun to walk around and look at all the creative ideas.

Ava with papa

Madilynn, Ava, Mazie and Andrew

Harley Davidson Tree

The Polar Express Tree

Uncle Taddow and Ava

Go Cougars!

The Golf Tree!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

First Snow

We woke up today to the first snowfall of the season. It was so pretty outside and Ava kept going to the window looking out and saying ooohhhh wow!