November 24, 2010

All the Leaves are Gone

Last night was supposed to be the blizzard of 2010 here in Utah. Everyone got off work early, roads were closed, weather was the only thing on TV, and the stores were full of people stocking up on food and water. Well, we got .005 inches of snow at our house. If that's all a Utah blizzard has to offer, I'm disappointed. Anyway, I bet those weather people are feeling REALLY stupid right about now. We've had a busy month, which is why I haven't blogged in a while. So, here's a little bit of what we've been up to.

Election night at the Hyatt (I think). Herbert and Bell won! Congrats! Yeah!

The Gov. and Lt. Gov.'s acceptance speech. It was such a cool night to be around all that media. Some people even said they saw us on TV and Christian was trying really hard to get on camera, so I was glad when someone saw him.

After lunch at Chick-fil-A. I pulled out the camera and Amelia yelled, "Cheese!" and then made this funny face.

Amelia and Oliver took their first-ever bath together a couple weeks ago. I've been reluctant because it just seems gross for two people to share the same yucky bathwater. But, they LOVE every minute of it and play so well together in there. Look at the love on that girl!

Seth threw a "surprise" party for Julie's birthday. His idea of surprise though, is telling everyone to show up at a certain time and then leaving her at home to go get pizza. I guess she was surprised- just not in the traditional manner.

Helping Julie blow out the candles.

Playing some Wi.

We went on a little family hike up the American Fork Canyon on what was the last semi-warm weekend of the season. It was beautiful and the kids loved frolicking around on the trails and in the leaves.
I made Christian wear this with Amelia. I couldn't stop laughing. From this picture, it doesn't look all that secure but it was. Okay, maybe it wasn't.

We spent half the time trying to hold Amelia back from leaping in to the river and/or off of small cliffs.



Andrea W. said...

Love your posts, the pics. of Christian with the sling thing were cracking me up. Your kids are adorable, that pic. of Oliver in the tub reminded me so much of our cousin Noah. Amelia is such a tub of love. Can't wait to hang this weekend!

Aubrey said...

My, my, my! What a difference a few months makes! Your little ones are looking not so little! (c: They are so cute...looks like you all are keeping busy! Happy Thanksgiving!

Eliza said...

so funny, i love your writing. I'm kind of obsessed with Amelia, there is something really funny going on in that adorable little head of hers. Chris and that sling is so funny for some reason. Can't wait to hang!

Rachel said...

Christian looks like a Jedi in training...I cannot believe he wore that! So funny.

Amelia's cheese face is so cute. Giving your kids a bath together is just as good as a visit to the pool...hours of entertainment in a confined space.

The Allred Family said...

Oh my gosh, that pic of amelia with that cheesy grin is adorable!!!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe that you never bathe your kids together. If i had to reun separate baths for each one i would run out of hot water every day before i even got a shower! on earth did you grow up in your huge family and not have baths with your siblings? You must have had some serious crazy water heaters! lol

Jake and Emily Hutchings Family said...

your hair is getting so long and amelia is so cute! i love that christian is secure enough to wear that wrap-i don't know if you would catch jake dead in that!

Kara, Garrick, Rylee and Jadyn said...

Wow, I can't believe how big your kiddos are now! They are so stinkin' cute and that picture of Amelia saying cheese is so adorable!
And ya, I have to agree with Rachel about christian looking like a jedi, that's exactly what I thought! LOL! :)