Monday, February 21, 2011

Green Bay Packers- Super Bowl Champs 2011

The Packers won the Super Bowl. It was a very exciting night at our house. The game was intense, which made the win even better. I wish I had video of the celebration that took place at the end of the game. There were some major happy dances going on. The kids really got into the game too.

Grandma and Grandpa Shipp were here visiting for Hannah's baptism so they joined in the fun.

Hannah turned 8

Happy birthday Hannah! Hannah had fun having her cousin Malory spend the night for her birthday. We had a party the next day.

Hannah had been looking forward to her 8th birthday for a long time. She was very excited to be baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She has a sweet testimony and we are happy for her.


This is so family can see the cute haircuts that me and mom got :)
It was a lot of fun to get new looks together.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Christmas Celebrations

December is always such a busy month. We love the holiday season-- it's packed full of fun activities. This year we saw Santa... a few times.
The first time was actually in November at the Festival of Trees benefit where Hannah danced. Jonas was not excited to meet Santa until after the picture when he received a sucker. For the rest of the season he was always excited to see Santa and get more treats.

The Skidmore Christmas party is always a lot of fun. There was a lot of family to see, delicious food to eat, and crazy games to play.
We played some Minute to Win It games. Brady won this puzzle contest, but Eli (and Brady's Uncle Bruce) were not far behind.

Hitting the pinata is a highlight for the kids.

We made graham cracker houses and used up some of the candy that accompanies this time of year.

The kids helped make sugar cookies.
They decorated some special ones for Santa.

Christmas Eve jammies!

Grandma Lori and Vicki joined in some Christmas Eve fun.

Christmas morning- playing with new toys.
(Even Grandma Lori joined in the fun.)

We had a wonderful Christmas this year.
We made a lot of fun memories together :)

Jonas' first time at the dentist 2010

Jonas went to the dentist for the first time in December. It was so cute, I just have to share :)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


We went to Disneyland with Grandma and Grandpa Shipp while we were in California. It was soooooo much fun. Not too many people, and perfect weather. It was fun to be together at the happiest place on earth :)

The longest line that I waited in was with Hannah so that she could meet the princesses (45 minutes). I think she would say that it was worth the wait :) I just asked Brady what he thought the longest wait he had was and he replied "fifteen minutes maybe"-- like I said, it was the perfect day to go.

We went the week following Thanksgiving, so all of the Christmas decorations were up. There was a huge Christmas tree by the entrance, Christmas decorations everywhere, and It's a Small World had extra decorations and songs for Christmas. The fireworks at the end of the day were fun to watch- and at the end of the show it started snowing on Main Street. It was pretty cool.

Here's a pic of the kids on It's a Small World. There was so much to see! They had Christmas songs in different languages during the ride too.

If you look closely you'll see me and the tops of the boys heads in the Dumbo behind Hannah and Brady :) I love the Dumbo ride!

End of a wonderful day :) We are so glad that we were able to go make these fun memories together!