Monday, December 29, 2014

The Eating of the Blackberries

They must have been a bit tart (the blackberries, not the children!), because the kids were contorting their faces quite a bit. When I pulled out the camera, though, these are the poses they allowed me to capture:





Sunday, December 28, 2014

Our Naomi-Girl

I started calling Naomi "The Naomi-Girl" when she was little - that's a throwback to Anne of Green Gables. :)  I still do call her that occasionally. 

Our Naomi-Girl is one of a kind! Can you imagine...

...a girl thrilled to have baked beans (her VERY OWN CAN!!) in her Christmas stocking! The girl clearly loves her beans (mostly refried and baked, but we're talking obsession-level love here).


Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Don't Eat Pete with Uncle Edward!

Exposing Uncle Edward to a whole new level of excitement!



Monday, December 22, 2014

Lego Christmas Creations

Well, one anyway! (with the BYU bowl game on in the background!)

Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Weekend

The boys, just as we were pulling into the Costco parking lot...


Naomi's idea of a thrilling Friday night!

Friday, December 19, 2014

What Peter THINKS he gets to do during Abby's piano lesson...

Abby loved it, so I allowed it for about 30 seconds before I sent him off to a different part of the house.

The joys of teaching in a home studio...




Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Piles of white!

This morning, our furniture was covered with piles of white! I was sewing 15 angel costumes for Andrew's preschool. Matt was a fantastic co-costume fabricator - he ironed, pinned, and cut for hours so I could keep sewing. We had an enforced bedtime last night when my sewing machine broke, but I picked up a friend's machine at 6:15 AM and we kept going!

I breathed a sigh of relief when I delivered the costumes mid-day today. And then the director liked them so much that she commissioned another set of 15 by Friday morning for the preschool Christmas program! Awesome, but it would have been nice for a breather before plunging back into the cutting, pinning, ironing. (Wait, what am I saying? That's Matt's job. Sucker!)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas "I Spy" Pages

The advent activity off choice when you're busy making dinner!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sick baby!

Peter was not well last week (croupy cough, fever, runny nose). At one point we needed our arms free to get something done, so we put on a short movie, hemmed Peter in on the couch with the boys' bodies, and charged the boys with not letting him escape. They all had fun and it actually worked for about 5 minutes!

Friday, December 12, 2014

A Fun December Day!

Christmas puzzles!


Darth Andrew rockin' out!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Wednesday's Post

All 4 kids playing with the Nativity. Peacefully. I soaked it in. And documented it just in case it doesn't happen again.


Andrew's beloved monkey socks. He received them at a bounce house birthday party, and his life has never been full of such excitement. He truly loves these socks and asks for them daily!

Monday, December 08, 2014

2 Recent Advent Activities

Finger painting Christmas shapes, and building marshmallow snowmen!