Sunday, December 20, 2009

Merry Christmas!

For most of you, Christmas doesn't happen until the 25th, but for us, Christmas was yesterday! We always celebrate the Saturday before with our family since we go to Utah for the actual Christmas day. That being said, we had a great "Christmas"! We went back to downtown Parker on Friday night, "Christmas Eve," if you will. We went on a carriage ride and Ty got to see Santa again. We had a blast!

Santa was kind enough to stop at our house a few days early, too. Our kiddos got just what they wanted and needed.

Santa brought Ty these jammies and slippers, and his favorite toy of all- Handy Manny with his toolbox full of tools! He has been asking for Manny for MONTHS, and it basically has not been out of his sight since he opened it.
Merry Christmas, everyone! Hope yours is as good as ours was!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

For our family night activity on Monday, we decided to check out Parker's downtown. It wasn't very big, but they did have some great light displays. On the weekends, they do carriage rides and have a Santa Claus, too! We are definitely planning on going back this weekend!

And here are our boys with Santa at our ward Christmas party.

Have I mentioned that I LOVE December?!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Kids Say the Darndest Things

*Ty busted all of his golf clubs, so he uses his baseball bat as a substitute when he feels the need to golf something.
Yesterday I was reading a book on the couch, when I looked up and saw Ty bent over this toy, baseball bat in hand. This is a putting green that goes with a golfing Mickey Mouse toy.
He was saying:
"No, Ty Guy, don't hit that. It's for Mickey. No, Ty Guy, don't hit that. It's for Mickey."


The golf ball, along with the rest of Mickey's putting green, sailed across the family room. I guess his boyish desire to hit something overcame his own reminder that he shouldn't.

*I hear some variation of this conversation (with himself) at least once a day:

"I want to drive."
"You can't drive, Ty Guy. You have to be 16."
"I'm only 2."

*Ty picks at his fingernails constantly, and when he gets a hangnail, he calls it a "plug." No idea why. I can't tell you how often I hear this: "I've got a plug, Mommy. Let's clip it."

*We almost always listen to primary songs in the car, and recently a very obscure song came on. Ty, in the backseat, exclaimed, "I LOVE this song!"

*Whenever Adam hugs me, Ty immediately pulls at our legs, saying, "I need a hug, too!" When we pick him up and hug him, he always says, "Each person. Each person." ??? Ok.

*Recently Ty was saying his prayers and inserted this comment: "Thank thee for Mickey and thank thee for Handy Manny." We are supposed to thank the Lord in ALL things, right?!

*Two mornings ago, Ty woke up and jumped into our bed with us. Snuggled in between us, I woke up to this comment: "I LOVE my mommy and I LOVE my daddy."

We love you too, Ty. SO, SO, much. You and your brother make our lives so great!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Rub a dub dub...

...two kids in the tub!

Two SICK kids, that is. McKay was running a fever of 103.5 earlier this week, along with a runny nose and dry cough, and he was super irritable. I took him into the doctor and was told that he had RSV. Ugh. Ty had his turn just a few days later, but his fever was accompanied by vomiting, too. Now, their temperatures are back to normal and we are just trying to kick their dry coughs and nasty noses. 'Tis the season.