Monday, December 15, 2008

Snowball Fight

Tonight when Brian got home from work, his truck was covered with snow. The kids ran out and started throwing snowballs. Payton was ruthless; he attacked Brian. They were both drenched. Cole couldn't stop laughing.

Winter Wonderland

Yes, you are seeing SNOW in Las Vegas! It started raining this morning and turned into snow a few hours later. The boys had a blast throwing snow balls and catching snow flakes on their tongue. Cole wasn't quite sure about the snow at first. This was his first experience with the white stuff. Now he loves it.

Happy to Have Dad Home

Last week Brian had to go to California for work. The kids and I missed him so much! He came home just in time for the weekend. We spent all weekend together playing and getting ready for Christmas. We love our Dad!

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Thursday night Payton's school had a little party at Barnes and Noble. The boys got to make reindeer candy canes and visit with Santa.
Friday night was our ward Christmas party. The boys got to see Santa again. Cole thinks Santa is his new best friend and keeps asking to go back to the book store or church to see Santa.
Cole's wish list: Indiana Jones Whip
Payton's wish list: Star Wars Toys, Wii games, Martian Maker... and on and on.

Christmas Lights

Our family loves to go look at Christmas lights. Our favorite bright spot is in my cousins neighborhood. Every house is decorated with different cartoon characters. We bundled the kids up in warm clothes and wandered the street.

The kids were so excited to have the Sundell's come with us. Cole told Santa what he wanted for Christmas.
Merry Christmas!

Hospital Stay

I guess we haven't spent enough time at hospitals this year. Cole had another breathing problem. He had been sick for a few days and was having his breathing treatments. December 1st, he started having trouble breathing so I took into the doctor and they immediately admitted him to the hospital. Luckily, he wasn't quite as bad as last March. He only had to stay three days. We were so happy that Mandy and Greg were staying with us. They helped take care of Payton while Brian went to work and I stayed with Cole.
My poor little guy. He was so brave. All the nurses and doctors were so good to him. They made sure he had plenty of Popsicles and stickers and little toys to help distract him.
He is doing so much better now. We just have to continue giving him breathing treatments everyday until summer.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Drivers Wanted

This weekend Payton was invited to a birthday party at Mini Gran Prix. We all went and had lots of fun. Cole was too little to drive or ride in the go-carts. Luckily there were a couple rides just his size.
Payton had a blast driving the cars...

riding the dragon roller coaster...

and riding with Dad on the fast track.

Candy Lovers

We have some sugar addicts at our house. The Halloween candy only lasted a week. Candy is such a great incentive I just keep buying more.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Trick or Treat

This year at our trunk or treat, Brian had to help make scones. That left me and the boy to do the candy thing. We started out with some picture taking...
Storm Trooper and Peter Pan...

with their friends...human torch...

Indiana Jones...
and Anikan Skywalker.

Then it was time to go out for candy. Cole's first treat was a sucker. Suckers are his very favorite. It didn't even make it into the bag. He was so sticky the rest of the night.

After one trip around the parking lot the boys were done and just wanted to play with their friends on the grass. Payton and his friends spent the rest of the night playing with the weapons that went with their costumes, while Cole and Elise pretended to be cats and dogs.

The night was a success! The boys had fun and got lots of candy.

Power Tools

In our family Brian is the official pumpkin carver. This year he decided to make it more manly so he broke out the power saw. He went with three different designs. Mickey Mouse for Cole, Darth Vader for Payton and a traditional Jack-O-Lantern for me. Cole was not pleased with the noise of the saw, "too loud, Mom!"
Payton was not thrilled with his assignment of digging out pumpkin guts.
Oh Yuck!
The pumpkins looked great. We were in such a rush to get to Trunk or Treat that I forgot to get a picture of all Brian's carvings. Oops Sorry!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Happy Birthday Grandpa Hardy

We love our Grandpa. Happy Birthday Grandpa Hardy!!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Halloween Carnival

Payton's school had a fun Halloween carnival this weekend. They had games, a costume parade and dancing for the kids. Payton had mixed emotions for the carnival. He was really excited to go but was upset about a no mask rule. The costume he picked had a mask and didn't want to wear the costume without the mask. A few hours before the carnival he decided to dress up like Ron Weasley from Harry Potter. He thought it would be easy because, "I already have red hair, mom. I just need his clothes." How can you argue with that. So four stores later here is his Ron costume that he only wanted for one night. I am such a sucker.
Here is Cole as Peter Pan.

Payton and his friends learning the Electric Slide.

The boys can't wait to go trick or treating.
All Cole can talk about his getting LOTS of CANDY for Halloween.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Fishing Fun

Saturday morning, Brian took the boys to a local pond to go fishing. They thought it was so cool. Cole has a Scooby Doo fishing pole and yes, Payton has a Star Wars fishing pole. They saw lots of fish in the water but had no luck in catching any. I think the boys enjoyed the drinks and donuts from the gas station the best!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

The Pumpkin Patch

It finally felt like fall in Las Vegas this morning. Our little family went to pick pumpkins and other yummy fruits and veggies at a local orchard. Cole and Payton had so much fun tromping through the dirt to find the best pumpkin.