Friday, December 30, 2011

Family Fun!

Well the trampoline has been a big hit with everyone! The kids spend hours at a time out there which is a added bonus for me! We all got our front flips down which was exciting!!
Malia is hilarious, we all take turns doing "tricks" and hers is to roll up like a potato bug and just sit there, cracks me up!
I am feeling sad that the break is almost over, I always love the easy going non running around just hanging out part of breaks. When I did laundry this week I had more work out gear than real clothes (because I love wearing my pink workout gear) and it was awesome!
Oh break dont end!!

And this is my gorgeous girl.. seriously I would do just about anything for her perfect skin and gorgeous teeth!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


We had such a fun day today! We have been wanting to go up to Colorado Adventure Park for awhile and today was finally the day! We got up early so we could get ready for the 2 hour drive and it actually went by really fast!
The longest part of the day was waiting in line to pay but after that it went by fast. They have a magic carpet ride that takes you up the hill so you dont have walk which was so nice! We took the "easy" ride first and all went down together and it might have been "easy" but it was so fast! I think we all had a moment of OH CRAP but when we got to the bottom we were all laughing and ready for more!
The girls were dare devils and wanted to go on the scary hills. They were all pretty mild.. once you got to the bottom anyways lol We did 2 hours and hit every hill. Our favorite was the "easy" one because it was the fastest. We went down all together a bunch which was always funner!
On our very last trip up the hill the magic carper wasnt working and the climb up was tiring! We were so happy that we were done because if we were just starting we would have been dead tired!
We will for sure make that at least a yearly trip, it was a really fun day!!

We all made a pack to scream like girls for the video!!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas 2011

Oh happy day!! Its Christmas and the joy in my home today has been that of giggles and laughs and thanks and love!!
We agreed last night that we would wake up at 6, figuring that they would be up around 5 and that would have been fine. Except I was up at 12 and 1 and 2 and 3 and then at 4 I finally just got up and waited hoping they would awake, but they didnt, until their alarms went off at 6! They were all super excited! We all brushed our teeth and prepared to see if Santa came.. well he did!!

Maddie as her routine visited someone elses pile before being redirected to her own lol! She ended up being very happy with all her things which included lot of dance stuff lots of girly stuff like lip gloss makeup and jewelry!
Malia wasnt quite awake but she found her stuff right away and the first thing she wanted was her new violin! She will be starting lessons next year and Santa just knew she needed one, since she has been asking for a couple of months.. this girl loves music. Her love of music also lead Santa to bring a little drum set that she has barely taken a break from today, she loves it!
She also got book lots of clothes soem dolls and some fun girly stuff too!It gets harder and harder to shop for Kaden, clothes are easy but actual gift are hard! This year Santa thought Kaden should have his own tv since the old big screen we put in his room broke! He was shocked and very excited that he never even thought to ask for one! Well Santa is smarter ya know!

The girls both got these adorable Disney dolls, Maddie got Bell and Malia got Mulan and the resemblance to both girls is kind of amazing! They both love them, we even let Malia take hers to hurch!

Malia is big into dress up so Santa brought a whole lot of princess dress up for her!

Christmas Eve 2011

Oh Christmas Eve how I love thee. I love the traditions we have and I love the excitement that the kids share!
We Started our day by taking the kids swimming at the gym. It has been a few months now since we have all swam together but let me tell you my little fish aka Malia is still got mad swimming skillz!! She absolutely loves the water and Rich is pretty excited to finally have a kid take after him in the pool!
After swimming we went home and watched the Broncos and got ready to go do our secret Santa shopping, my personal favorite!!
We headed to the mall and all separated with whichever parent made sense. After about 45 minutes we were already done! So we headed over to Red Robin for our annual Eve dinner. It was awesome because the waiter was great and the place was empty!
The kids were so excited to wrap and open secret Santa gifts so we rushed home to wrap gifts, we then headed out to go look at Christmas lights, we were surprised by how many houses werent lit up but there were quite a few really good ones.. one of these days we will go Grizwald on our house!
When we got home it was time for Secret Santa gifts and everyone did a really good job with their gifts! We also opened our Christmas Eve Jammies!!

Malia got Kaden some gift cards and a PINK iphone cover lol!

Daddy got Maddie a Disney doll and a cool cup!Maddie got mom a sweet pair of VS cropped leggings.. my favorite and picked me out some perfume!

I picked Malia out a Jessie from Toy Story some slippers and a cool cup!

Kaden got Rich some really nice shoes to wear with jeans he said!

Then it was time for showers and jammies. We all nestled in by the fire while Rich ready Twas the Night Before Christmas. And as usually the kids ran to bed because nobody wants to be awake and miss Santas visit!
I really love Christmas Eve, I love the bustling stores with everyone so excited for the next day and like I said I just really love seeing the excitement in my kids eyes and voices as the talk about what Santa just might bring. Malia repeatedly asked if she was on the nice list, and we had to keep reassuring her that yes she was!! So darn fun!!