Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Disney Day One

We drove from Vegas straight to Disneyland, checked in our hotel and went over to Disney to pick up our tickets.

We decided to check out Downtown Disney.  We even stopped at what we called Tiana's restaurant because it served some of the things that they talk about in the movie Princess and the Frog.

After we looked at all of the shops, Macey asked where the rides were, and we told her that we could not go into the real Disneyland until the next day!

 At Tiana's restaurant.
At the Lego store -- Disney style!

Matching Brave pajamas!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Vegas Baby!

This year we stopped again in Las Vegas on the way to Disney.  With our kids, we really only stop in Vegas for M&M World.  The rest of Vegas is. . .not exactly kid friendly.

 The kids like the little movie at M&M World.  Here's Braden sporting his 3D glasses.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Emma's Baptism!

Emma turned eight this year!  About a month later she was able to be baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by her father in South Jordan, Utah.  It was an exciting time!  We bought her a beautiful dress, had some nice pictures taken, and she was joined on that day by many loving family members.  She was also interviewed by Bishop Browning and the Primary President, Liz Howard.  She displayed a strong knowledge of the gospel and the purpose of baptism.

 She was so excited!  She waited eight years for this day to come and it ended in about 30 seconds.  One quick prayer, and it was done!  I hugged her when she got out of the water and congratulated the newest member of the Church!

 So many family members came to celebrate with Emma.  We are so grateful for their support!
Love my girl!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Wear Them Out!

The worst thing about Halloween costumes, I think, is the price.  Even the cheap ones can run about $20, and that is before you start adding on the accessories.  So I have a guiding rule in October: wear them out!  Get your best bang for the buck and participate in all types of Halloween activities. 

This month we started with going to Little Haunts at This Is The Place Monument.  You could trick or treat at the buildings and there was a parade led by the witch.  And the kids still got to pan for gold, ride horses and ride the train.  We love that place.

We're sitting with my niece Chloe for story time with the witch.

We also go to the Search For The Great Pumpkin night in Riverton.  There are carnival games and then a candy hunt outside in the dark.  That part is a little stressful.  The first year we went we did not know what to expect and did not get a single piece of candy.  This is our third year.  We are now pros, and the kids found too much candy!  This year Emma and her best friend both dressed up like Hermoine.

Molly found the great pumpkin!

Molly had a party at preschool.  They all took gifts to exchange.  This was the only wrapping paper I had, and the boy refused to take it.  So she came home with the same gift.  Good thing she liked it!

And, oh ya, we trick or treat.  This year Macey's best friend joined us as well.

Braden was usually a good sport with his costume even agreeing to wear the hat at times.

We also went to Boo at the Zoo.  Crazy and crowded but the kids have fun!

Wear them out!!!