Monday, November 30, 2009

Riley the Yoga Master

Oh, my Riley makes me laugh everyday. He told me he wants to get strong, so I found him doing yoga on the wii. I love how into it he is. Hmmm....maybe I should join him.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sneak Peek

Today I had the wonderful opportunity to photo one of my favorite families. Is this family not gorgeous or what? Crystal is a beautiful lady inside and out, a wonderful mother and wife. I hope you can see how much she loves her family in these photos, here are some of my favorites. Thanks, Crystal for letting me take these pictures, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Inside Out

Ok, I had to do one more post today. Gabe just got back from Grandma's house when he saw Sister playing in the snow. He was in and she was out. He wanted to play so bad too, but they were just finishing up and Gabe didn't have his snow cloths on. Violet thought she was so funny making faces at Gabe. Finally, she must have felt sorry for him because she gave him a kiss. These two are very sweet to each other most of the time.

Friday, November 27, 2009

The Leaning Tower of Pumpkins

Today I was collecting all the pumpkins around the house to through away. It's now time to start decorationg for Christmas. I should have know that my clever son, Kaden would do something with the extra pumpkins. I like to call this the leaning tower of pumpkins, I love it when the kids turn my garbage into their little creations.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

What Are You Thanful For?

Watch this short video clip message about thanksgiving here.
My family made a list of things that we were thankful for from A to Z here is our list:
A is for airplanes (so we can go to Hawaii)
B is for books, blue eyes(my children's), boots and beds
C is for church, cuddles, Christmas, camera and cars
D is for Dad, dimples(Violet's) and dolphins (whenever I see one they make me happy)
E is for elevators (Kaleb works on the 15th floor)
F is for food, foot rubs and friends
G is for grandma, guns, gravity (Riley came up with that one) and Gabe's curly hair
H is for hugs, husband, Halloween, Hawaii, house and history channel (Kaden loves watching about history)
I is for ice cream
J is for Jesus and jack-o-lanterns
K is for kisses and kayaking
L is for Lion King (Broadway version) and life
M is for Mom (I made the list), movies, music and milk shakes
N is for nachos
O is for olives
P is for Papa, Prophet and phone calls from friends
Q is for quilt (Kaden has claimed my quilt for himself)
R is for rootbear and rockets
S is for scouts, smiles, slippers, summer and snorkeling
T is for Ty (Kaden's best friend) and TV
U is for UV rays (I don't get enough)
V is for Vanessa and Valary
W is for wife (I made the list again), world, wonderful children
X is for X-rays
Y is for youtube
Z is for zoo (ok we couldn't think of anything for z)
That's what we are thankful for. I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Look Into My Lens

This picture just cracks me up. I read this photo tip from Me Ra Koh's blog. All you need to do is ask your kids to look into you lens really hard and see if they can find you eye. I just love Gabe's expression. He tried so hard to find my eye. Do you think I should tell him I was tricking him? Try this out with our kids and see what you get.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Love Note

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a note on a napkin and put it in Riley's lunch. Later that day he made me a note and stuck it by my bed. I love how the message is backwards. Riley is such a sweet little boy.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Kiss Me

This picture just makes me laugh. I told Gabe that he should give Violet a kiss. Well, he tried but Violet just kept laughing at his attempts. I just love how delighted she is with herself.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

2 zombies, 1 bat and 1 cat

We had our 2nd annual Halloween dinner which consist of chili in a pumpkin bread bowl, witches brew with dried ice (the kids love the bubbles and smoke) and some type of halloween dessert(as if they aren't going to get enough sugar).

The kids got their faces painted by their wonderful and talented grandma. Kaden and Riley were zombies, Gabe a bat, and Violet a cat. All-in-all, the night was a a lot of fun. I'm sure glad my husband has, "The Zombie Guide Survival Book" you never know when you might need it.

This was Riley's favorite. He said, "this is the best dinner ever."

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Riley's World

Those who know Riley, know that he is just a funny kid. He does quirky things and he comes up with the best little sayings. I like this first picture because; (1)he is wearing his shirt backwards and (2)what five year old practice meditation?

He also has a serious side too. He enjoys looking at books especially his dad's Dr. Mcninja comic book. He doesn't know how to read it but by the picture he sure is enjoying it. I love Riley's world it makes my world so much better. I love you kiddo!!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

My Precious Little Violet Rose

My precious little Violet Rose,
I love you from your piggy toes,
I love you to your button nose.

My precious little Violet Rose,
I love your eyes, how they glow,
I love you smile and dimple so.

My precious little Violet Rose,
I love you so, I hope you see,
In my heart you'll always be.