SO, again, better late than never!!!
For New Years Eve, we went down to Tyler and Michelle's house to ring in the New Year! Melynda (Michelle's Sister) came too which we were really excited about...we haven't seen her in FOREVER!!! It was a BLAST!! (pun intended!)
We had a super yummy dinner and played games, the kids played tons until it was time for FIREWORKS!!!
First, we had to get bundled up! We weren't really prepared for the event, so Aaron and Krystal let AJ and Julia borrow some warmth! Thanks Guys! (look at Julia's hand...the gloves were a "smidge" :) too big!-but hey they worked!!!)
Then, we had to get all situated for the show! We were quite the crew huh?!?!
I HAVE to comment on the expressions on my kids faces!!! Brandon just happened to catch this pic of AJ at the exact time that one of the fireworks started to make some loud noise...haha!! (It was a DRASTIC improvement from the fourth of July to have our kids within 20 feet of the fireworks.)
And Julia...look at that face is she focused or what-i think her eyes almost popped out of her head!!!!
Then, the show!!!
Tyler did a great job! Michelle had these cute little bags makde up for everyone with sparklers, glow sticks, treats, and noise makers! SO CUTE!!!
And MIRACLE OF MIRACLES: MY KIDS actually held the sparklers...what progress!!!
So after the show, we came in and warmed up. We parked the kids in front of a movie and continued the game marathon! At midnight we watched the ball drop and celebrated with good ole' Martinelli's (Mormon Champagne!!).
Thanks for a great night! I hope this year is as fun as the start of it!!!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
SO, again, better late than never!!!
Posted by Tina Jenson at 9:28 PM
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Ok so these are more than a month late, but they were so cute and we had so much fun, that i decided to post them anyway! On Jeremy's Birthday, our little fam went with their little fam to see the lights on Temple Square in Salt Lake. It was beautiful! The kids loved it!
Posted by Tina Jenson at 10:09 AM
Saturday, January 10, 2009
We did our christmas/birthday pictures as we usually do...in the beginning of january (while just pretending it is still december! :) We went to Kiddie Kandids because we have finally accepted that fact that, although they are a little bit more expensive, it is worth it!! (and it helps that we get 2 free 8X10's-1 for each kid's birthday!) The kids did SUCH a good job. I think this is the FIRST time EVER that we did not have a crier or attitude to deal with!!! They just stood/sat up there, did what the girl said and ta-dah...how cute are they!!!
Posted by Tina Jenson at 1:24 PM
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
WOW! Do we have a busy month!!! (Which is why these are all getting posted now!) This year we had a party for each of the kids (seperately!)
We had her Dora party on the morning of her birthday. She had a couple of the neighborhood kids and her cousins come. We played pin the tail on swiper, went on a Dora scavenger hunt, and played a backpack and map game. It was really fun!!! We ate Diego cupcakes too YUM!!! Baby cousin Ty was a BIG fan of the frosting!!!!
Posted by Tina Jenson at 10:02 AM
Saturday, January 3, 2009
So here are some pix from Christmas morning! We had a great day. The kids did pretty good as far as wake-up time...Julia woke up first (no surprise) around 8:00 and AJ soon followed. Santa leaves our stockings on our beds so we can check them out first. Santa was SO silly this year and put the wrong stockings on the wrong beds...HELLO SANTA!!! I think he was a little sleep deprived when he got to our house this year! :) But we got everything straightened out and we were good to go!
THEN...we get to go check out what Santa brought!!!
How 'bout these action photos of the kids' first look at the tree and ALL the gifts!!!
Poor Murphy had to wait till all our presents were open before we remembered to let him check out his stocking...it was worth the wait! I love his WHOLE face in the stocking trying to get the goods!
Posted by Tina Jenson at 8:45 AM