December 28, 2011
At the trax station in SL after seeing Mission Impossible in Imax.
I surprised Patrick with an overnight stay at The Inn on the Hill in SLC. They had it so beautifully decorated with Christmas decor and lights. We went to The Roof Restaurant for dinner, to a movie, ate a great breakfast, and had a wonderful birthday celebration. Thanks a million Grandma and Grandpa for babysitting Braxton (who had a fantastic time)!! :)
Patrick, Robyn, and Clark
Papa Jay on their new deck :)
Playing with cousin Clark...they had WAY too much fun with the remote control car that Papa Jay got for Christmas.
Braxton got color tablets for his bath in his stocking. This was his bath on Christmas Eve.
Bekah and Grandma making snow angels
We spent Christmas Eve at home as a family and had a lot of fun. We all opened one gift and read Luke. Above is Braxton having a little too much fun with Daddy (as he usually does).
Braxter and Mommy
New toy organizer....Santa was thinking of me perhaps?
The box fun
December 13, 2011
Cute snowmen, but maybe some color next time?
The finished product
I like the one on the left better....
I almost hate to put these on here because I feel inadequate compared to others; however, I always get inspired by others blogs so I am posting these. I made these cookies as neighbor gifts and put the initial of their last name in the middle. This was my first time with these cookies (cream cheese sugar cookies) and I stole the snowman idea off of pinterest :) I just tried a few different things. I tried two different snowflakes and liked the one with less better. Happy giving!
December 4, 2011
December 2, 2011
Growing up we got an ornament every year that signified something that we accomplished or did that year. We have continued this tradition in our home. This year Patrick and I got an ornament from the Hoogle Zoo in Utah. We had Braxton's first trip to the zoo and he gave me the cutest smile and loved the giraffes. By getting this it reminds me of a wonderful memory.
Not the cutest card but this is Patrick's birthday card this year. I love making cards and love doing them like this. This one is pretty basic, but I love the basic idea.
Countdown to Christmas blocks are almost finished...just to paint the base
Braxton's ornament this year is a pair of baby boy shoes because he learned how to walk this year.
November 26, 2011
The aftermath of dinner...
One of the cutest families I know :)
Braxton loved the lights!!
We spent Thanksgiving in Virginia with the Dillon's and were excited that Jeff, Alicia, and Brooklyn could join us in the festivities. Since we don't get to see them very often we had a fabulous Thanksgiving and Christmas on the same day. We got very spoiled by them and can't wait for our next visit! :) Braxton especially loved playing with Brooklyn!
Braxton had the time of his life at Chuck E. Cheese; this was his first time and he absolutely LOVED it! We loved it because we got to see about 1,000 huge smiles from Braxton. He had fun playing with cousins from both sides; Alicia, Eva, and Brooklyn. He was spoiled rotten by being with three cute girls.
Playing with Grandma, (cousins)Alicia, and Eva
Trying to get the three kiddos to all look at the camera; this is the best we got
Braxton's favorite toy his whole time we were visiting was the workout step...go figure
November 1, 2011
How come daddy got the cutest smile out of him?
Braxton with mommy's wand
As our ward did not have a Halloween party we opted to go trick-or-treating at the local businesses on center street. It was really fun to be able to take Braxton this year as last year he was too little. As you can (hopefully) tell in the pictures we were princess and the pea (inspiration by Colette). Patrick and I had a fun time and I think Braxton enjoyed himself as well. We also enjoyed hosting a small caramel apple party this month and going to a Harry Potter Halloween party at our neighbors. We have had a very fun month; Happy Halloween!
October 23, 2011
Braxton drawing his sugar pumpkin
Braxton loves trying to draw! I have been trying to let him draw (with our help) more lately; otherwise it would obviously end up all over. He has already drawn with pen on our couches twice. I try to have a "pen check" before bed to make sure he can't get into any pens in the morning. Last year Braxton did not participate in Halloween very much. This year I wanted to include him in our pumpkin carving night a little bit so we gave him a marker and let him draw his pumpkin. I don't know if he drew more or just tried to eat the marker...either way happy (almost) Halloween!