Merry Christmas!!

This is what I get when I tell them to say cheese!! Hilarious! We are off to Utah tomorrow morning to be with my family. (After this we will be staying HOME for the holidays!!) Such a pain! We hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas & a Happy New Year!!

Sienna's Christmas Program

Last week Sienna had her Joy School Christmas Program. It was really cute! We had dinner with the families and then the girls acted out the Nativity and sang their songs for us. Sienna loves going to school and I must say I love her going to!!=) The girls all did a wonderful job! They also went and sang at an old folks home and the ladies LOVED it! Sienna is SUCH a performer and I won't be surprised if she isn't the star of some play some day or up singing somewhere!

NFR 2009

Every year Aaron's parents take us to the National Finals Rodeo here in town. It really is so much fun! This year we decided to take the kids! They loved it! (I am not sure I will take them again because I didn't get to focus as much but that's okay!) We had so much fun hanging out with the family at dinner and then going to the rodeo! Notice Sienna's outfit.. she insisted on wearing her zebra sweater and pink tutu skirt! HAHA! I love that little girl!!
The whole gang! (We missed you Trent & Kristen!)

Sienna's contribution to the picture taking....
Being goofy together...

It's Always an Adventure Around Here!!

We have had quite the excitement around our house- let me tell you. It all happened last weekend. (As in the weekend before this one!) Exhibit A- Sienna's beautiful curly hair that we could FINALLY put in a ponytail with no clip to hold her bangs back.

Onto the next night.. Sienna is "brushing her hair all by herself" in the bathroom while I am getting ready for bed so we can all cuddle and watch a Christmas movie. I go into the bathroom and find Sienna chopping away at her hair. Needless to say, I freaked out and then she realized what happened and was freaking out herself....

LUCKILY Katie is one of my very best friends AND a hair dresser so who do you think I called on a Saturday night? We went right over and Sienna got it all cut off so it can slowly even out. She cut pretty much ear to ear in all different lengths.

So we are getting used to it. We have to actually blowdry & flat iron it for it to look decent. I have never had to spend more than 3 minutes on her hair with all her curls that she chopped off!

These pictures were taken before our Ward Christmas Party. I had to take the kids myself because Aaron was at school, but it was still fun! Austin wouldn't get near Santa! He loves to look at "Claus" from afar but not up close!

And last but not least. Sienna WILL NOT sit at her little table, OR at our big table to eat her dinner. She sits, nibbles, and then gets up to go do whatever it is Sienna needs to do. SO Aaron kept warning her to stay sitting or she was getting taped to the chair. She just kept getting up to go play or do whatever so this is what happened...

Yes- Aaron duct taped her to the chair. We will see if ir fixes the problem. Sienna is just one of those kids who tests you to NO END and we will probably be reliving this again in a few days!!
It's a good thing I love these two because it is always an adventure around here!!

Thanksgiving 2009

I know I am a slacker but things have been so crazy and I just haven't felt like blogging. So for my own journal sakes this is what our Thanksgiving looked like..

Oh yes it was a fun one! Austin had the flu Wednesday, Sienna woke up with it Thursday morning. Threw up ALL day every 30 minutes. I got it Thursday mid- morning and did not move off the couch. THANK HEAVENS Aaron didn't have it yet because he took care of all of us. He ate his Mimi's Cafe turkey dinner to go all by himself because none of us could even look at it. ha! Aaron got it Saturday but not nearly as bad as us. Needless to say, we didn't leave our house all weekend and just layed on the couch dying. =) We are all fully recovered now and I did our own family Thanksgiving Sunday night with stuff I made, and the leftovers my grandma Albright brought over for us. (bless her heart!) We made sure to do lots of fun stuff this last week as a family like gingerbread houses, decorate, and head to the Bellagio flower gardens (which by the way, were not done being decorated for Christmas!). We still had fun and hope for a better time next year! Aaron starts school again this week so here we go again with not seeing him much!!

The things I am grateful for:
my kids
all our extended family
our mom & dads
our friends, especially my girls
girls night out
a roof over my head
aaron's job
yummy food
diet coke
naptime for my kids
hot chocolate
and lots more but those are my top ones for now!!

I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving!