Wednesday, December 31, 2014

December 2014

December was so fun with two little boys and Christmas time.  They are definitely spoiled little boys though. But we had so much fun seeing Santa, going to lots of parties, and having Christmas time!
Our favorite tree at the festival of trees was the BYU tree.  And we didn't last too long with two busy body boys and a million other people there.  
We went to the BYU basketball game that was at the Energy Solutions Arena and walked over to temple square after.  This was the best picture we could get, haha.
I had to document this because it was December and it was so warm we went out to play and without jackets too!
December meant potty training time for Grayson.  I did my 3 day potty training thing I did with Kaiden and it worked really good again with Grayson.  It was is so nice to not be buying any diapers anymore.
"Mom, take our picture with great grandmas deer"
This was about all the snow we got all winter long.  It was freezing but the boys insisted on going out to shovel.
We went bowling for grandma Nielsen's birthday party and the boys had so much fun.
Classic Santa picture.  Grayson obviously hated it, Kaiden had a big scab on his nose and was nervous and kept his hands by his face the whole time.
Blurry family picture with Mr and Mrs Clause


Christmas Eve tradition at great grandma Carter's house.
A wise man during the Christmas Eve nativity story

Christmas morning before we open our presents at home.

Kaiden with his "helicopter that flies" because that was what he really wanted when you asked.

Grayson loved his Lightning McQueen shirt from aunt Sharissa
End of the day family picture
Grayson with his new stuff, spoiled!
Kaiden with his new toys, even more spoiled! 
Kaiden got some new tools for Christmas and he kept asking, "why won't this tree cut down?"
The second and last snow storm of the season.  Luckily they came right before and right after Chrismas so we had a white Christmas.
We did some pictures of the kids for my mom for Christmas. These goof balls are so cute.




Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Omaha Nebraska

After Branson, we drove to Melissa's house in Omaha.  Spencer got straight on a plane and flew home so he could get back to work but we spent a day in Omaha before we started the long drive home.  It was FREEZING in Omaha.  We ended up going to the zoo and there was basically no one there.  But the Omaha zoo was the coolest zoo ever.  It was huge and we spent all day there and still didn't see it all.  Anytime we were outside between buildings we had to run fast, it was literally so cold.  The creepy thing was we got lost as it was starting to get dark and couldn't find anyone for directions, it was really kinda eerie surrounded by bears and lions and tigers.... But someday we need to go back to the zoo when it is summer and warm. I had so many pictures, I had to really narrow it down.
Inside the desert dome where it was nice and warm.
The crazy monkeys. I have a video of the big gorilla walking over to Kaiden and all the sudden smacking the glass right in front of Kaiden.  Kaiden jumped and ran, it was hilarious.  
Grayson watching the monkeys while we ate lunch.  One of them had a little baby monkey, it was cute.
So many fun bridges and waterfalls.

Cool picture of the kids at the aquarium.
Kaiden loved shooting hoops in Melissa's basement.
Grayson was so cool walking around in his favorite hat and hands in his pockets.  Only problem is if you trip like this you can't catch yourself.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

November 2014

We had a lot of adventures in November.  BYU basketball started again and we went on a trip to Branson, Missouri and Omaha, Nebraska all while riding in the motor home. It was a long trip in the motor home but it was a lot of fun.


Kaiden had so much fun going to the BYU MOA art class and this tractor themed one was definitely his favorite.
Lots of leaf raking at great grandma Carters

Before we left to Branson, we decided to put our tree up a little early so we could get the most out of it :)
Every year I forget how hard it is with kids to get the tree and ornaments all up without it all getting destroyed. 

The sunset in Branson, Missouri on our first night.
Dixie Stampede show.  This was surprisingly really good! I was worried my kids wouldn't sit through it but the horses and show was so entertaining my kids were mesmerized the entire time. 
We had an epic ultimate frisbee game on Thanksgiving morning that sadly ended when our frisbee, signed by Cosmo, broke and started drawing blood.
Can't resist a good funny face picture.
Go Kart riding in Branson.  Kaiden loved it, and I was focused on passing every single person I could.
These two cuties weren't big enough to ride.
Thanksgiving Dinner. That was a big table. And I'm in the back flashing deuce.

Family picture on Thanksgiving Day
We went to an amusement park in Branson called Silver Dollar City the day after Thanksgiving. Despite waiting in line for at least an hour just to get into the park, it was so much fun.  It was so hilly in the park so pushing the double stroller around with the kids was really hard.  They only had 5 really big rides and one called Outlaw Run we rode at least 5 times it was so much fun. 
We waited for a while to ride this train, the boys loved it. 
This is one of our pictures from the Outlaw Run.  We rode it again once it got dark at night and that was even more fun.  It was pitch black because the rides are all in the hills so there is nothing else around.  You couldn't see where the drops were or the turns it was so crazy. 

Motor home adventures...very uncomfortable to sleep in.

The group at Silver Dollar City.
Boat ride with the boys
The boys loved playing with my cousin Emily, she took such good care of them.
Trying to fit into the little kid rides with the boys, haha.