Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Part 2

The older boys made a gingerbread star tree with some help from Jason

Ridge was pretending to be in a bath during the tree building

Grandpa reading new books with Ridge

Cleaning up....

Christmas Part 1

To begin our Christmas season, we went to the Museum of Idaho's Christmas exhibit. Ridge wasn't so impressed with Santa. (Thinking back though, we didn't really explain what we wanted him to do...we just tried to throw him into the arms of some guy he didn't know.)

I made this nativity set for the boys (mostly Ridge) to play with. I got the idea from this blog.

We had a Christmas eve's eve get together with Jason's side of the family.

The kids made gingerbread houses out of graham crackers.

Brielle's won for "most candy supported"

Cousinly love

For our sibling gift, Katie and Marc gave us money to go towards our Sam's Club membership. Since it was supposed to be a "homemade" gift, they took the money and made origami objects with it.

Bow tie, fan, chain, ring, snake, triangle, sunglasses......

It was also Marc's birthday so we got to make use of all of Jen's candles

First Piano Recital

Kyler and Max had their first piano recital in December. They played so well and we are proud of them!

Thanksgiving 2010

We celebrated Thanksgiving with Jason's family this year. The boys had fun making hats and painting some Christmas decorations.

Great Grandma Tolman was a good sport!

Grandma Tolman and the boys

Ridge's 2nd Birthday

Ridge turned 2 at the end of October. He is such a fun part of our family! As parents, I think Jason and I are enjoying this time with a toddler a lot. We are older and calmer, and I think we just see life differently now as opposed to when Kyler and Max were little.

The boys loved the snowstorm we go in early November!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween!

If this looks familiar, it's because they were the exact same things last year......We totally win the lame parents of the year award. Maybe next year we will actually think about costumes before Halloween's eve. I'm pretty sure Ridge won't fit into the lemur costume next year anyways.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pumpkin carving

Jason's family gets together every year to carve pumpkins before Halloween. We had dinner, cake (for Josh's birthday), and gutted some pumpkins.

Jason made this for his parents, they were thrilled....