Friday, December 16, 2011

Other Stuff

Here's some other pictures that we've taken over the last couple of months.

Emmett showing off his new shoes.

The boys taking a skip on the Scuttle Bug.

Owen and Jack and their Trio tower.

The boys and our neighbor Margaret.

Jack's Christmas Program

The preschool that Jack and Owen have both gone to does a really cute Christmas program. However, I've never had a kid that would participate! My kids are not fans of performing. Luckily, I was able to bribe Jack this year (with our go-to bribe, a Hot Wheel) and he actually dressed up and sang with the other kids! I was most surprised that he put on the shepherd costume, most of it anyway (not the head covering).

Here's the video of him singing:

Decorating the Christmas Tree

After a lot of begging, we finally took the boys to get a Christmas tree. We were putting it off this year since last year our tree was so brown by Christmas that we had to get another one. So we stalled as long as we could. Luckily, we have a store nearby that sells Christmas trees for $9.98. What a deal, right? Of course, they're not the prettiest trees. I'm pretty sure they're the leftover trees that the others sellers didn't take. But you can't beat the price, so it works for us.

Even Emmett got in on the decorating. He would proudly put an ornament on the tree and then promptly take it off. Needless to say, our tree is now only decorated on the top half and the presents won't be put under it until Christmas Eve.

Soccer and School Pictures

Owen got to play soccer again this year on team Daredevil with Robby as his coach. The first half of the season started out a little rough but the team ended up doing awesome. Owen scored lots of goals and is already counting down until next season. Jack is also counting down until next season when he'll finally get to play!

Here's Owen's first grade school picture:


The kids decided they wanted to be Phineas, Ferb, and Perry the Platypus this year. It took me a while to figure out how I was going to do it but their costumes turned out awesome. Unfortunately, I never got a really good picture. The day we took their picture, Jack had been wearing his costume all day and his red hair dye was all over his shirt. And Emmett wouldn't hold still for a picture (shocking!). So this is the best we got:

Happy Birthday Emmett!

We celebrated Emmett's birthday with his cousin Isaac. Their birthdays are just a couple of weeks apart so we decided to have one big party for the both of them. I've learned my lesson though and won't do a kid's birthday at the same time as a BYU football game though. It ended up being the kids and moms celebrating while all the dads watched the game.