Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Cabin Fun

Over Labor Day weekend, we took a short trip to the cabin with Grandma and Grandpa Erickson. We had a blast. That was the first time we'd been there with just them and our little family and it was awesome. Davis was in heaven getting filthy dirty every second. That place is little boy paradise. Both kids pestered their aunts to take them on the four wheeler a million times- Miranda and Kayla are too nice. One day we took a little float trip down the river which was super fun. The kids were a little disappointed that we wouldn't let them get in the water. I don't think they realized that it was so freezing cold. They would lean over the edge and beg to get in all the time. In fact, one time Davis leaned so hard he went in head first halfway down his chest. He actually didn't seem to mind the water, but that was the only time they got wet. We had so much fun- Thanks Grandma and Grandpa!

Christmas Light Parade

One night we were looking for something to do related to Christmas and we saw that Bountiful has a little Christmas light parade. Luckily we found it on the day they were having the parade and we got there at the perfect time. It was short, but fun. Perfect for two year olds. We'll definitely be there next year.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


Christmas was so much fun this year. The kids loved checking out Christmas lights, singing Christmas songs over and over and over and over, talking about Santa, playing with the Little People Nativity set at Grandpa and Grandma Davis' house, and everything else that goes along with Christmas. The time leading up to Christmas was so fun because we did something Christmas related a few times each week when Spence got home from work.
Christmas Eve was spent at Grandma and Grandpa Davis' house and Christmas Day was at our house. We went to Grandma and Grandpa Erickson's house the day after Christmas for a while before heading over to Grandma and Grandpa Olsen's house. After that, we went back to the Erickson's house to spend the night and go to church with them the next day. We love getting together with everyone and having fun and visiting. We're so lucky to have such wonderful families.
Christmas morning was actually pretty relaxing. The kids didn't know it was Christmas so they slept until about 7:45 like they normally do and then we came downstairs for breakfast. Our tree was two floors down so they hadn't realized that Santa had come yet. My parents and Morgan came over for breakfast and after we had eaten and visited we went downstairs for presents at around 10am.
When we told the kids that Santa had come and we could go downstairs and see what he brought, Blair freaked out. She thought Santa was at our house and she cried and refused to go downstairs. Once she understood that he had come and gone, she was fine to go down. Davis, on the other hand, was disappointed that Santa didn't stay.
Both kids got too many fun things. Blair got a cradle and highchair that was mine when I was little that Spence refinished (Thanks Honey! You did a great job!). She got a couple of baby quilts that I made her - Yes, you heard that right. I made them. This was my first sewing project of my life (Other than the one month they made us sew an apron in junior high; I didn't even sew that, the boy next to me did most of it.) and anyone who knows me well can attest to the fact that I never have been crafty. Blair also got a bunch of dress up stuff which she absolutely loves.
Davis got a tool bench and cars and the coolest dinosaur ever. We thought the dinosaur would be the highlight of Christmas so we saved it for last. When he opened it and turned it on, both kids started crying. They were so afraid of the dinosaur they wanted nothing to do with him. Spence finally convinced Davis that the dinosaur was nice, but Blair didn't believe it for a minute. All day long, she stayed far away from the dinosaur. When he would Roar and start to walk near her new stuff, she would grab her toys and run away. It was actually pretty funny. Even now, she has to remind herself that the dinosaur is nice.
Both kids got backpacks to hold their loot and movies and books. Blair was more into playing with her stuff and Davis wanted to open everything in sight. It took all of our effort to keep him away from the present we were giving to people over the next couple of days.
Spence got the Kindle he had been drooling over forever and I got the coolest present ever. My Dad and Spence got together and decided to send me and my mom to New York City and get us tickets to Wicked! Yea! I opened my present on Christmas Eve so it would be a surprise before my mom opened her stuff and I couldn't have been happier. We left the Monday morning after Christmas and stayed until Friday. That trip will be a post of its own.
The rest of Christmas day we just spent hanging out and visiting my family. The kids loved all the new toys, but they were driving us all crazy because there were too many things for our little house. Spence took care of the problem while I was in New York. He rearranged our play room and built a new toy box. What a great dad.
Overall Christmas was a hit and the kids continue to sing Christmas songs two months later. I absolutely love this age!

Cute Kids

Just some more random pictures over the last little while...

Grandma & Grandpa

The kids got these cute Build a Bears from Grandma & Grandpa Davis for their birthday. When you push on the hands my parents talk to the kids. Grandma talks first on Blair's and Grandpa talks first on Davis'. Because of this, the kids have started calling them Grandma & Grandpa. Today they laid on the floor with their blankets and said, "Mom, we're sleeping with Grandma and Grandpa." What little cuties.

Christmas Clothes

Just a few cute pictures of the kids in their Christmas church clothes...


We took the kids to see Santa when he came to our neighborhood. They were both super excited to see him, but when we got there and Blair saw him, she burst into tears. She wanted nothing at all to do with Santa. Davis thought Santa was super cool and was totally fine to sit on his lap. Afterwards was the highlight for Spence and me as we went to lunch with the Forsyths.

Lights at Temple Square

We went to see the lights at Temple Square with our favorite neighbors this year. The kids had a good time, but it was freezing cold so we hurried through the lights. Our camera was being weird so the pictures aren't good, but we had fun with Jared, Allie and Zack.