Jan 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Ammon!

I can't believe this sweet little boy is already three! He LOVED having a birthday, and since it was also a holiday, the whole family was home to celebrate with him all day! We love you Ammon!
Plenty of help opening presents:
Trying out his new scooter
Ammon loves anything with wheels, especially tractors. I had a great time making him a tractor cake!

Here he is listening to the mickey mouse birthday song!
Playing with a new Thomas Train set & Donald duck fire truck
He looks way too big! Stay little, little guy!
pointing up at the balloon with tractors on it

My handsome little guy!
We had dinner and a fun celebration at Pirate Island - the whole family had a blast. Holly and Emily even did karaoke!
Riding the motorcycle with Daddy

We finished off the night with what else, cake and ice cream. Here he is blowing out his many candles...and for the record the (pound) cake was really yummy!
Some stuff about Ammon:
He is super sweet. Mild mannered, obedient, and just plain cute. Not many tantrums come from this boy - he just goes wih the flow and is a great little brother and a great big brother! He loves Bryce and is happy they share a room. He is good at sharing toys. He says "Zow!" instead of "yes" which you have to hear - it is so cute. He has a good ear for music and picks up songs quickly. He LOVES what most boys love - cars, trucks, trains, tractors - anything with wheels. He gave mommy a great gift when he potty-trained himself when Bryce was just a newborn. He is awesome at taking naps still. He loves Bob the Builder, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, and Thomas the train. He climbs into bed every morning with me, pats my face, and says, "I love you Mommy!" What more could I ask for?

ski day

01.07.11 Josh and Mark headed up to the Canyons with friends Mike and Soren. Josh tried skis rather than snowboard this time and loved it! Although the pictures don't show it, he did really well!

Jan 3, 2011


We had a wonderful holiday season! I can't be bothered to put all the pictures in order...but at least there's lots of fun ones :) We decided on December 30 when it was soooo cold and roads were so bad to paint our living room. This is the contraption we had to assemble in order to reach the 10+ft high parts over the stairs: It was a little scary!
Bryce on his 6-month birthday:
The girls on Christmas with their new "pets"
Merry Christmas Mommy!
Merry Christmas Daddy!
Bryce's First Christmas! As expected, he was trying to eat the wrapping paper! He also was working on getting in his "two front teeth" for Christmas, along with two more...that's right...four teeth all at once on top. Not such a nice Christmas gift for Mommy...Merry Christmas Ammon! He opened this present first and that's all he cared about the rest of the day. He couldn't be bothered to open the rest...he LOVES this tractor!
"Belle," I mean Ella, Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas Holly!
Merry Christmas Josh! Incidentally, the Harry Potter legos game is really fun!
Christmas Eve
Hot cocoa bar
We were lucky to spend Christmas Eve at my sister's house - thanks Janelle!

Ammon was entertained for a long time with some big legos. Give him anything with wheels and he's good.
I made "Challah" bread for Christmas Eve - it is a Jewish celebration bread. I made two loaves & they were yummy! It was fun to learn how to braid with six strands of dough!! Not bad for my first attempt:

Christmas party with Mark's family - 7 of the grandkids waiting for present time
Gotta love a cheeser
Janelle & Emily
I hosted the 3rd annual cookie exchange party for all the girls in my family - yummy dinner, delicious cookies, great company, lots of fun!!

What would a girl's party be without dress-ups and a fashion show?A fun snow day
Visiting with Santa at the Black family Christmas party
Dec 17 we took Heidi and Josh up to the Garden in SLC for dinner - Josh got to come because he finished reading the Book of Mormon (in only 3 months!) and this was our congratulations dinner

Bryce was such a good boy that night!
He loves to eat anything he can get in his mouth
That's all folks!