Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Christmas Tree

Emmett's first Christmas tree shopping experience.

Caleb was the most excited about decorating the house and the tree. I think he would have like some more decorations actually! I chose this short and fat's cute.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Gramma, Poppa and the grandkids! So exciting that we could all be together. Don't you just love Jenna in this last one...she is hilarious!

Emmett smiling at Mor Mor

Funny faces with Uncle Kyle

I always knew that Olivia would watch Emmett for me!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Day

We started the morning with a "Turkey Trot". A 2 mile run on Hagerman Lake Road. I ended up winning for the girls...which I felt awful about because had I known there were "winners" I would have totally let my cousin Tristan win...sorry T! Erin carried Emmett in the bjorn. He started out like this
and finished the race like this. So sweet.

A few of my cousins were sick with the swine flu during Halloween so we decided to wear our costumes up at camp for them. It turned out to be a "character breakfast" for Grayden's birthday which was today as well!

Cousins! We got a little dusting of snow.

Another attempt at the wall. Thanks Uncle Colby...remember that smile when you see him after his jaw surgery on December 1.

Our growing family.

The Stroms

We had one long table down the middle of the dining hall. It was so perfect. How did we ever fit in my grandparents house!? There were 40 of us for dinner (that includes the babies and does not include the 5 that couldn't make the trip...we missed you!) It was so nice to have such a big kitchen to prepare the meal in and to have a big buffet table to keep all the food warm. We had such a great time...I am hoping this tradition will continue.

Oh yeah, and while we were up there I realized that none of this would have taken place if I didn't meet and marry Erik...he introduced me to Covenant Point and the love for this place just trickled down to the rest of the family.

Coloring again!

This was Grayden's birthday cake!

A Lighting McQueen pinata...everyone was nervous that Caleb and Jackson would be mad that we were breaking it...they didn't care and totally loved it!

And finally, we ended our Thanksgiving with "disco rollerskating" in the Tab. Both of the boys tired, they needed to be held the whole time, but loved every minute of it. Towards the end Caleb was getting the hang of it.

Jackson and Uncle Jim played some drums for us as well.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Sleeping on Tammy's lap by the fire.

Cousins! Why is Emmett always upset in pictures with Adeline?! Gramma made them these sweaters.

Climbing the wall.

More friends to hold E.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thanksgiving Camp...

This year for Thanksgiving we headed up to Covenant Point with my moms side of the family. Caleb and Jackson were so excited to be at camp again. It was especially fun to have the Condaps and baby Adeline there! We squeezed a lot into a few days so follow along.

Emmett was spoiled with so many people to hold him (or maybe I was the spoiled one!)

Of course we had to play some games lead by Kyle.

Jackson doing the dishes. He told my mom, "this is my job".

45 "thankful bpxes". We wrote notes to let eachother know why we are thankful for them. Caleb would often be found here drawing pictures for everyone.

Poppa tried pulling all the kids with this rope but nobody was strong enough to hold all the weight...eventually Erik saved the day.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Two months!

Emmett is two months old today! My how time flies! At his dr. appointment today he weighed 11 pounds exactly. He is on the low end for weight and in the 91% for his head. We are totally enjoying this little guy. His smile melts my heart every time. Caleb and Jackson are in love with him and take such good care of him. We love being a family of 5!