Thursday, December 17, 2009

We Love Christmas Time!

We have been doing lots of little Christmas Crafts and every day Ruston kept asking when we could make our graham cracker houses. So here they are. For anyone who knows Annie everything has to be a princess so naturally she wanted to make a castle.
Ruston's comes complete with even a fire to keep warm. It was really cute how detailed he was about what he wanted to create. (by the way Ruston did his own hair doesn't it look GREAT!)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Catch up time

Lindsay is starting to sit up by herself!

Lindsay's first time swimming
She did great but was happy to get out and get warm and cozy

Monday, November 2, 2009


Party at Beth's

Annie looked so cute, but she complained that it itched so we switched to Tinker Bell Skylee & Lindsay's first Halloween!

Annie wore her Tinker Bell 4 days in a row so I got to try a few different hairstyles.

Pirates and Fairies. The dress Lindsay has on was my Tinker Bell costume 26 years ago.

Ready to go and get the CANDY

We had such a fun Halloween Week!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Leaves are Falling

I love fall. The change in the weather, the leaves, and sweatshirts. We went for a fun drive up American Fork Canyon on Saturday it was beautiful!!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Three Cakes and a Wedding

Ruston's birthday was on Sunday October 4th, so to celebrate I ended up making 3 cakes a robot and 2 dinosaurs. The first dinosaur had it's tail pointing down Ruston said "mom what's wrong with it tail" I had no idea that the direction of it's tail could make such a big difference. The next day when I made the dinosaur cake for his kids party the first thing Ruston said was "Mom you fixed it's tail now it looks like a REAL dinosaur." One week before Ruston turned five I was trying to get him excited about his birthday and turning five thinking that he would love it because last year he wanted to be five so bad, but instead he looked at me and very seriously said "Mom can I please be 69." I laughed so hard what a funny kid. The other day I had taken the girls in the stroller on a long walk Ruston wanted to ride his scooter. On the way back after we had been walking for a while Ruston was really slowing down he said "Mom wait up I need to get worn in," not understanding what he meant I said come on Ruston lets go I am ready to get home and he said with a bunch of attitude,"Mom I am like totally worn out so I need like ten mins. to get worn in so I can go fast! Oh how I love my little guy. October 9th was Crystal's big day. My brave little sister trusted me to do her hair and luckily it turned out the way she wanted. I actually had a lot of fun doing it and it was great girl time.

The happy couple! All the Alders
My family is getting so BIG it was supper that everyone was there including week old Kamden
Hollee Ruston Audrey
Annie wants to be a princess every single day so she was really excited to see princess Crystal

Mom & KayLyn made all of the cute little dresses
Annie was a real challenge to take pictures of she wouldn't put her hands down or look at me, but she still looked cute.
More smiles

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Beecher Lake Powell Trip

We started out our trip by hitting a little bat. It was a really loud thump for such a small bat. Driving around looking for the perfect camp spot
I love that this is the first day and Annie already looks like we have been there a week. Her hair was so tangled poor girl.

Cute Ruth lost her bandanna the first day maybe next time she will take it off before going tubing
Second day already to PLAY!
SAND SAND everywhere even in my nice clean Hair.
Right after I gave Annie a bath she was dumping buckets of sand over her head
Boats are perfect for a nap
Saul Eli Jessica Annie Isaac Jackie Alyson
Nate Ruth
We had a blast playing king of the tube. Rhett had a slight advantage with Nate's broken finger.
Just chillin at beautiful Lake Powell
Trying to catch some rays, but they must have been hiding because nobody got very tan or burnt
Awesome hike up Hole in the Rock. We went on a few little hikes. Ruston loved to explore everything.
My Lake Powell baby had another fantastic trip

These are just a few of the pictures I took we had so much fun. I can't wait to go back next year!