Friday, December 28, 2007

Emma's Birthday

Emma is now 4! She had a puppet show party with the family! Everyone went through the "concession stand" for treats and then kicked back and watched the show! It was so much fun! Then she opened presents and we sang happy birthday with a candle in the rice crispy treats! She loved it!

Christmas Morning

The kids got a puppet theater from Santa this year. They love it! They have been doing puppet shows almost non-stop!

They also got new jammies and hats and scarves.

Leading up to Christmas

This is such a busy time of year! We went to see Santa (after a few failed attempts, we finally made it). Tommy was intrigued. We aren't sure what he was asking Santa, but it sure was cute!

The kids are always ready to get their pictures taken!

David blessed his baby on the 23rd. Everyone is there!

We had an adults only (and nursing babies) party at our house that evening. It was fun!

Friday, December 21, 2007

It's a .....

BOY!! We are very excited. I didn't post the money shot, but it was pretty clear. Emma looked up at the screen and exclaimed, "Wow! It's a boy!"

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Tommy is TWO!

Tommy is two! And he knows it! He loved opening his presents and all the attention he received! Apparently, two is the year of the Beep! Beep! because every present was a car of some sort! (he did get an airplane, but it has wheels and to him, makes the same sound as a car!) He was in little boy heaven! He has been playing with his new beeps non-stop and when he goes to bed, he checks on them and asks where they are. He wants to know why he can't sleep with all of them! When he wakes up in the morning the first thing he asks is, "Where a beep, beep, Ma?" It is so cute! The top pictures are the after party. Tommy and Daddy crashed on the floor and took a little nap! It was a fun day!

Tis the Season for Recitals

Silje has been recitaling up a storm! (I'm pretty sure that isn't a word, but I'm using it anyway!) On the night of the dance recital, she also had a violin recital and she and Emma sang at the Relief Society Christmas Party in our ward. She has since had two more violin recitals and one more to go! (the last one is in a church, so no more pictures!) She is getting quite good at the violin and really enjoys playing.

Sinter Klaus

Well, Sinter Klaus has come and gone (is it really that late in the season already!?!). Our kids must have been good this year, because they got a lot of fun treats!

Christmas Dance Recital

Silje and Emma had their Christmas Dance Recital. The recitals are always so much fun! Here are a few pictures of our beautiful dancing princesses!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007


We finally got snow! It didn't seem time to get ready for Christmas without any snow! We don't have any hills, so we built one in our backyard so we could slid down! It was a lot of fun! Tommy was ok with it, until he sank! He was walking on top, but then he hit a soft spot and sank down past his knees!


I'm a little slow in getting our pictures up, but here they are. In the morning, we ran over to my parents house because David, Erin, and Johnny were there. We hadn't seen Johnny yet, so we went over and saw him. Sooooo cute!

Then we went over to Paul's grandma's house for dinner. The kids had so much fun running and playing with Isabelle. We missed Saskia (and of course Jon and Anna), but it was so much fun to get together! Tommy especially liked finding the horse's nose!