Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The big Santa Clause moment!

We went to Grandma's work because Santa was there! He was the cutest Santa and the girls loved him. Abby took a little while to warm up to him but she never cried. She couldn't stop looking at his beard. Dani was very happy that he gave her a treat! Abby was still checking the dude out.
Our blurry picture with Santa. Dad came to see him that evening with us.
As we were driving home from seeing Santa in the morning, Dani was sitting very quietly in the back seat. Then she said "uh-oh mom! I forgot to tell santa that I want toys!" I told her that we would go and see him again so she could tell him then. I was thinking that we would wait until our ward party on Thursday night but Amanda was taking Sophie later that night and I knew that Grandma would enjoy having us come twice in the same day. So we just went and Heston met us there for Dani's big converstation with St. Nick!
*(pause the music at the bottom so you can hear her)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Shopping and a Show in Tucson!

All of the Welker girls and Grandma Howard met up in Tucson last weekend for a little bit of fun. We got tickets to the Gaslight Theatre to watch "A Small Town Christmas" and we shopped the rest of the day. We had so much fun! Thank you to our husbands and Papa for taking shifts watching the little girls! It was a much needed and very enjoyable break!
I love these girls!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Happy Birthday to Heston!

Heston always gets 2 birthday "cakes" for his birthday. He doesn't really like cake at all so he told me that he wants stuffed mushrooms instead of cake because he is crazy about those greasy things! So since I (and everyone else) want some kind of dessert that is sweet, I also make him an oreo ice cream cake - because he likes that. We had fun celebrating him. I love this guy so much! He is the best husband in the world and the best dad that a kid could ever ask for!
Heston and Branson re-did my parents fireplace for them for an early Christmas present. It turned out really nice but I never got a final picture.

Thanksgiving in Colorado!

All of our BUFF Turkey-bowl players. 2 out of 4 came back injured but they all had a fun time playing. Branson and Heston showing us their moves. (I had to do some major whining to get Heston to pose for this picture)
Daddy's little boy was so excited to go and watch the big game!
The boys are awaiting the big feast!
The pie makers!
My wonderful sister-in-laws! I love these girls and I'm sad that it's going to be so long before I see them again.
Kate and Grandma eyeing the pies!
Time to eat!
The little kid's table! Dani already spilled her drink before we even started eating.
Cute couple on their first Thanksgiving!
Abby wondered off to her favorite place.
Isaac got a mouth full of YUMM!
Dani forcing a smile so she could get some candy.
The Meat-eaters!

Fun in the Colorado Snow!

The night that it started snowing Dani about went crazy because she was dying to go play in it. So being the nice mom that I am (sometimes) I got her bundled up and took her out for a little bit of fun.
eating the snow was her favorite thing to do.
Heston shoveled the driveway.
Shonn and ticia and their kids made the snowman in Grandpa and Grandma's back yard and then we decorated it. Branson gave it some cool ears.
The newly-wed's and Mr. snowman! Awww, aren't they cute!
Dani put the nose on with her Daddy.
I had to get a picture of the girls in front of the snowman before it melted the next day. Abby was not very happy to be put down in the snow! Thanks for the cute hats, mittens and coats Em!

Colorado Cousin Time! (the mile long post)

The three little cousins had a blast together. We thought that Mikey and Anna would teach Abby how to walk but she is still working at it. She would much rather speed crawl. Dani's favorite spot to watch movies at Grandma's house was sitting on the coffee table right in front of the TV totally zoned in to the show! Grandma had a lot of movies that she had never seen.
The kids all had a fun slumber party at Grandma and Grandpa's!
Uncle Nate with Kate and Mikey.
Abby and Anna exploring the back yard.
We went swimming at a fun in-door pool. The kids had a blast splashing around together and the mom's (and uncle Nate) were exhausted after it was all over!
We stayed out at Shonn and Ticia's for a couple of days. The girls had a blast playing with all of the cousins. We enjoyed a beautiful day going for a walk and playing outside.
Kissing Cousins!!! Abby is going in for a big kiss and Anna is not so sure about it.
Abby got sick and she had some pretty cranky times. Poor baby had a bad ear infection and she was cutting teeth, puking, coughing, and had a runny nose at the same time.
The kids had a blast sliding down Grandpa and Grandma's stairs! Aunt Tiffany got the slippery sleeping bags out for them to slide down in. What a rush!
Abby shared sometimes. "Here is my sippy cup so you can get sick too Mikey!"
Tyson was always equipped with a "monster fighting hanger" hooked onto his back. He is the most hilarious kid ever!
Guy talk!
Dani and Kate played a lot. Kate loved having another girl to play with even if she was a couple of years younger.
My cousin Lisa and her sweet kids came over for the day and the kids had a ton of fun playing together. Dani watching TV with uncle Branson.
Abby and Anna's favorite place to hang out. Abby mastered the stairs while we were there.
Abby is doing her favorite thing; holding mommy's hair and sucking her thumb. She only sucks her thumb when she is holding hair and the minute she finds some hair to hold her thumb goes in her little mouth! She is so sweet and cuddley. Dani is also doing her favorite thing; watching a movie!
Aunt Tiffany took care of all of her little nieces and nephews. Unfortunately they passed their sickness on to her so she could enjoy it when she went back home.