Thursday, May 14, 2009

Nathan's 2nd Birthday

Nathan is officially a terrible two year old!!!

Gracie and Tyler decided that Nathan would like to spend his birthday at Chuck E. Cheese. I think they were right! Nathan had a great time, along with the rest of the family. We decided just to spend the day together with our little family.

Nathan riding the ever favorite clock chair!

We're glad to see that dad & Tyler's love for Monster Trucks

has also been passed along to Nathan & Gracie.

I think the basketball game was his favorite.

He could have played it for hours!!!

After Chuck E. Cheese, we went home for cake and presents. Nathan has fallen in love with the movie, Madagascar 2. He wants to watch it all day long. Gracie and Tyler have been pretty good about letting him always choose the movie, but I think they are getting a little sick of it. He will run up to me and say "Mooie, mooie!!" That is what he calls it. What he is trying to say is "move it, move it" from the song. He really likes Alex the Lion and has the lion roar down pat. So that is why we decided to make him a lion cake.

Wouldn't you know that the cheap "party favor" was

the big hit, for all the kids. I guess we should have saved our money!

Nathan got a new trike since dad accidentally ran over the other

trike just a few weeks earlier and broke off a wheel.
Nathan & Tyler with their matching Harley's.
Playing catch with dad!

Boys Playing In The Snow

Tyler & Nathan decided to suit up and head to the back yard after a nice big snow storm. Who new the play set could be as much fun in the winter as the summer. Doesn't Nathan remind you of the little brother from "A Christmas Story" in his puffy coat. He's just missing the scarf wrapped a hundred times around his head!

At least the snow is a softer landing than the grass!

Snow angel anyone?

Look at that sweet face. How do you ever get mad at that!?!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Christmas 2008

Yes, I am very behind and have a lot of catching up to do. Hopefully I will get caught up over the next few weeks.

Thanks to my friend Lindsay, we finally had a decent family picture this year for the holidays and I could have sent out Christmas cards, but it still didn't happen. I am really hoping that 2009 will finally be the year!! Gracie had a Christmas choir performance at the Joseph Smith Memorial building in early December.

Gracie, Rubee, Cameron & Lizzy
American Fork Children's Choir performance
at Joseph Smith Memorial Building

Keeping in tradition, we attended the children's Christmas Party for all the Marriott employees. This is always a highlight of the season. They get to sit on Santa's lap, make jingle bell necklaces, Rudolph candy canes, color pictures, eat ice cream, cookies, caramel pop corn, and candy from Santa. What more could any kid want!?!?!

Even Dad got to sit on Santa's lap!!!

This was the first year Tyler would go near the dance floor.
He really got into it and started break dancing.
He's got more rhythm than his father, that's for sure!!!

Gracie at her school Christmas sing a long.

Christmas Eve

Keeping with tradition, we had Nana Carol and Papa Reed come down for a sleep over. We made cookies for Santa and celery sticks for the reindeer. We added a little something new this year. We played the 12 Days of Christmas song and dance. The kids had a blast and it was especially fun watching Nana and Papa act out the song.

The kids with their cookies for Santa and
everyone wearing their new Christmas jammies.

Gracie & Kit with their matching jammies. The
one thing Gracie really wanted for Christmas.

Thank you Allie and Autumn for all the
High School Music paraphernalia.

Tyler with his new Monster Trucks.

Nathan & Mater.

Christmas afternoon was spent at Grandma & Grandpa Sandgren's with the whole family.

All the boys with their new Santa hats.
"One of these kids is doing his own thing, one of these
kids is not like the others!"
Go Utes!!

Tyler & his new Ute hat.

Nathan too.

All the girls sporting the newest fashion of flashing reindeer noses.

Gracie, Faith & Megan with their red noses.

Isn't Marty cute!

December 26th with Kris, Kiera, Matt & Jen.