Monday, January 2, 2017

Wyoming New Year's Eve 2016

We went to the cabin in Wyoming for our annual New Year's Eve trip. We actually went up a couple of days after Christmas then went back to Utah for a couple days then back to Wyoming but I'm going to combine it all into one post.  After the trip we drove straight from Wyoming back to Idaho. We had a lot of fun sledding and snowmobiling and our new favorite thing is being pulled behind the snowmobile on the tube. We shot off fireworks in freezing cold temperatures on New Year's Eve and just had a lot of fun hanging out.

Grayson loved riding with his Dad on the snowmobile. And he also loved wearing those goggles. 

We did some shotgun shooting off the back deck of the cabin. It was fun because then you could just run back inside when you got too cold. 

Whenever I bundled up Harper and took her outside she looked like a poor little marshmallow. 

This was right before I took her down the big sledding hill and we (mostly me) got plastered with powdery snow in the face. I have it on video too.  

Harper is such a good sport after we haul her around like this.  



About to head down the sledding hill. 


The boys loved being pulled behind the snowmobile. It is like tubing on the lake but cold. And the timing of the sunset when I took this picture was perfect.  





The boys loved having lots of fun cousin time.  

Riding backwards because the wind would blow freezing cold snow in your face sometimes. 


Harper started sitting up on her own during this trip. 




Saturday, December 31, 2016

December 2016

December was filled with a lot of Christmas parties and Santa visits and trips to Utah. We got to go to a couple BYU basketball games and saw a lot of family and a bunch of snow storms and playing in the snow. It was a busy month but so much fun.

We were invited to a fun adult ugly sweater Christmas party in our neighborhood. We paid a babysitter for the first time ever (we still took Harper with us) and we had so much fun and laughed so hard.

I love having the Christmas tree up. It makes the house feel so warm and it's so pretty.

Harper having a little bit of car seat cover problems.

Silly boys trying on some funny Santa masks at the store.

It snowed!! We had been waiting for so long for it to finally snow here!  

We took a weekend trip to Utah a couple of weeks before Christmas for some Christmas parties. First we went to my parents ward Christmas party and we saw Santa! I was disappointed none of my kids cried or freaked out, haha. But we had Kneaders french toast and it was so good.

That night we went to the Johnson/Faux Christmas party. We had so much fun seeing cousins and family and playing games and eating good food.

Harper with her great grandma and grandpa Faux.

The kids in their new jammies seeing Santa and Mrs. Claus.

After the Christmas party we hurried over to the Marriott Center for our first BYU basketball game of the season. We really miss being able to go to all the games but Harper had fun at her first game. She just kept looking all around taking it all in.

We had some very tired kids by the end of the game after a long day of parties and running around. 

We stopped to see our friends Sammie and Justin and had to get a picture of the babies together. They are 2 months apart but they sure have grown a lot.

This gummy silly smile is the best.

Kaiden had a Kindergarten Christmas program at school and it was cute. Grandma Nielsen and Melissa and her kids came to watch.

We pulled out the jumper to let Harper try it out. She mostly liked swinging it but she had fun and looked cute.

Harper's first cold - it was not fun.

Harper loved rolling over to the tree and would play with it. If I couldn't find her she was usually underneath it.

Grayson in his snow suit underneath the cart - he is a goof ball.

More sleeping pictures - I can't help it.

Kaiden got these presents for Harper and Grayson using his own money and he insisted on making these tags himself for them. I thought it was really cute.

Santa came to our house. This was waiting for the boys when we got back into town. It was a trampoline for the summer!

Christmas Eve dinner with my little elf.

The group on Christmas Eve.

We had our traditional Christmas Eve program and skit and Harper was our baby Jesus. I wish she was still a little newborn, I miss it!

The 3 wise men.

Grayson loved the train that grandma Nielsen put around her tree.

Star Wars Christmas Eve Jammies this year. The boys were loving them!

Everyone got Star Wars themed Jammies! We struggle with taking pictures haha. Actually it's mostly just all the boys that struggled.

First Christmas morning for Harper girl.

We woke up to Christmas morning snow! I couldn't be more excited for a white Christmas. Christmas was also on a Sunday this year so we were able to get dressed up and get a family picture after we attended church.

The day after Christmas we had a late birthday party for grandma Nielsen and we went sledding.

Harper was unimpressed. I took her for a ride but she didn't care either way.

We were able to catch another BYU basketball game!

Grandpa Nielsen had back surgery and so he spent a lot of time in bed. The boys liked to check on him a lot. I found him reading the kids a story in his bed.

We finally started feeding Harper some rice cereal. She wasn't sure what to think about it at first but she seemed to like it.

We had family pictures taken. Don't mind my ugly pose - the photographer made me do it and I hate it.