Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Family Vacation Time!!!!

We took a little road trip/family vacation last week to Eden, Utah. It was a lot of driving, but the kids were so good and we had a dvd player in the car (that made all the difference). My brother Nathan and his family came up to the mountain with us for a couple days. That worked out really nicely since Jen and I could trade days watching the little kids and taking turns on the mountain. Ethen and Phoebe got right back out there and were happy to be on the snow again. Luke had his first try at snowboarding and did a great job. He was a little stud out there and wanted nothing to do with the bunny hill, so we took him right up the chairlift and he made his way down the mountain several times.
Static car hair (and a messy face)

Bergen's at the top

Luke eating snow
The boys playing games

The girls watching a movie

Paisley had been saying for weeks that she wanted to go skating on our trip and amazingly we found a cute, tiny town that flooded the park and turned it into a skating rink. There was a BBQ restaurant across the street that rented the skates for $2. This day was also Ethen's birthday (he is 11 now!!!!) and so we skated after dark with a lit outdoor rink and then ate some great BBQ for dinner and warmed up.After 4 days at Powder Mountain we went down to St. George and spent a couple days at Nathan's house. It was so fun to be able to spend so much time with them and let the cousins play till they dropped. We had a great time hiking on the red rocks one afternoon. It was so pretty.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Model building

Ethen got this really cool model race car kit from Korea. He spent a good amount of time putting it together and it turned out really good.

Friday, January 1, 2010

A New Year Miracle!

I can't believe it. I am almost afraid to even type it. Paisley is officially potty trained! I randomly decided to put panties on her a couple days ago after she used an entire box of wipes to "decorate" a sparkly tree. I told her that she had to wear panties now because we had no more wipes to clean her with. For some reason she decided that sounded like a good idea and she has been using the potty ever since! And she found another carton of wipes, but that didn't make her change her mind about finally being a big girl. I am so happy about it, but at the same time feel a little sad that my baby is really growing up.