Monday, April 16, 2018

Navidad 2017

Well here it is! Several months after Christmas I have finally finished our 2017 video. I love making these. I consider these videos love letters to my kids. They love watching them, I hope they continue loving the videos into adulthood. 

I had I hard time picking and choosing pictures/video clips for this video . There were so many smiling faces and loved ones. Happy times. So I thought I'd attach a few pictures that didn't make the video. 

Danny loves this toy. He looks for it every time we visit. I'm not sure what it is about it, but it's a sweet reminder of my kids sweet spirits. 

Haleigh and Evaleigh! We love these cute girls and the adorable babies they're holding too. 

This is the first picture I snapped of them on this trip. I swear they haven't aged in the last ten years. They are so fun and we love them! 

Married nearly the same amount of time, both have three kids. Brothers! 

The thing I said most on this trip was "come down Sammy" because he spent the whole time getting into places he wasn't supposed to ;) 

Happy Mama and her beautiful baby girl! This was Charlottes first Christmas too! 2017 was a good year! 

See that baby monitor? I carried that thing around like a beeper. I'm so grateful for modern technology that not only lets me hear my baby when I'm not in my room but SEE him too! Amazing. 

Eric's favorite burning fire Christmas show! It's on netflix! lol

A first for these newlyweds too! I guess 2017 was a year of firsts!

Oh Haleigh! You are the sweetest! 

I didn't realize that Evaleighs arm is place perfectly so that it looks like maddison's arm! Funny. I had to snap this picture because of the way Mads is looking at a sleeping Charlotte! 

Our fellow Arizonites -They will be migrating north in a few weeks. Alex is graduating! We are sad to see them go but excited for where their adventures take them next! 

Awkard family pictures. (fart transplant not picture) 

Will we ever have decent family pictures? 

just two boys and their nanny 

But, seriously Riverdale has a lot of plot holes. Wyatt and I get a kick out of watching Riverdale,  the plot line is bananas, but we watch it nonetheless. Agent Archie is our favorite. Because in what world does the FBI approach a high schooler for help?

While scooting about the house in his walker Charlie yanked a lamp down. It made the loudest crash and scared the living daylights out of all of us. We are so lucky it fell to the side of him and not on top of him. Not a scratch. It terrified poor charlie.

We were taking my car to get the tires rotated so we put all the carseats in Wyatt's car. It was fun seeing them all in there! Here they were right before getting our cars washed. (of course)

Watching the Croods. Such a sweet show, one of my favorite children's movies. 

I'm trying to help Danny strengthen the muscles in his hands to get him ready for Kindergarten so we've been doing everything from coloring to squeezing oranges. Today we made pasta necklaces. The kids were pretty excited about it 

At a neat indoor play place in Chandler. Cutie Sammy pushing a baby in a stroller.

Indoor playplace with Jess and Gray 

Some of Danny's preschool homework.... uhm pretty sure I couldn't do stuff like this until I was in the first or second grade! #timeshavechanged

On our way to take Danny to Preschool! We love it so much Angie is amazing and i'm really sad she's not teaching again next year. 

Running across the mattresses at At Home because he's living his best life? I was going to stop him but he was nearly to the end. I did not allow him to get on them again. So don't judge me

Heck yeah! 

An activity in of itself is visiting a good carwash. Wyatt got a pass for my car! So We wash the a lot... like everyday. The kids love it. We also vacuum it out a lot... I'm beginning to see the wisdom in Wyatt's generosity. ha! 

"Take a picture of me!"

Oh he's getting so big! 

Our favorite outing- Costco

Sammy LOVES the Costco smoothie. Idk why. Danny doesn't. But Sammy will drink all of it on his own. 

Love you!

My mom taught him how to do a a thumbs up and he does it all the time. Mostly to let us know he's pleased with the food he's eating! 

I feel incredibly blessed to be able to drive by this beautiful temple multiple times a day! What a blessing. I try to always turn the volume down on the radio or whatever song we're listening to. I tell the kids that we need to show reverence (yea they don't know what that means) and respect for the House of God. They don't totally understand why I turn the music down but they know we always turn the music down. They'll remind me if I forget.