Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Morning

 We had a wonderful Christmas day filled with presents, yummy food, and family time.  We focused a lot more on our Savior's birth this year- trying to do small things every night for the past two weeks instead of jamming everything into 2 days- I have to say, I really enjoyed the Spirit it brought to our home.  We finished off our season with a nativity, with our Luca as the baby Jesus!  Having lots of kids has it's benefits- we can handle many of the parts ourselves now!

I just realized there are no pics of Grace... hoping Kaylon has some on his phone.  I'll post the video in a separate post.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Annual Christmas Cookie Decorating 2013

 We decorated cookies on Christmas Eve this year and got to do it with Grandma Brandi and Pop this year!  We had a great time and made lots of pretty cookies- some icing and sprinkles even stayed on!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Gingerbread Houses and Hyper Girls

We stayed home from church today due to the freezing rain causing hazordous road conditions (when Kaylon says he's not comfortable driving you KNOW it's bad), so we decided to get in lots of family time today.  One of our activities was our annual gingerbread house. (Which, off topic, is a crazy thing to do with 4 girls who all want to do everything, but can't physically do what they want, so we the parents end up doing most of it, and then the girls get bored... I should just buy 4 small houses next year with 4 icing bags and let them go... but I digress...) Here is the final product:

And after all that time spent cutting, and gluing, and decorating... this is what happened tonight at dessert, with no parental guidance on how to eat the gingerbread:

  Oh well, at least they had fun. 

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

We put all our Christmas books away during the year, and then put them around the tree at Christmastime.  The girls are always reading them now. 

And doesn't Luca have great neck control!

Family of Seven!

And here's the proof- our first family photo since Luca was born!

Thursday, December 5, 2013


Luca won't smile at the camera.  He will just stare at it like this:

 BUT if he looks at his mommy (or daddy, or sisters) then he WILL smile.
 You just have to hold the camera is a weird place and hope it catches his face!

Monday, December 2, 2013

It's That Time Again...

Potty training.

Violet has insisted on take off her own- sometimes poopy- diapers for the past week.  That combined with the fact that there only three diapers left in her size has led me to the conclusion that I should torture myself for he next week.

But if I am successful I might earn an early Christmas present- only one child in diapers!