I thought about doing Christmas cards this year, I even got ambitious and bought Christmas paper and envelopes to do a little newsletter. Well, neither one of those are happening this year. It was a nice thought though. But here is a little Christmas cuteness. (I know I have said this before, but getting a decent picture of the three of these goobers is tough!)
(A side note on Brookie's dress- last year I found her this little velvet dress for $3- a really good after Xmas clearance. The sash and bow was just not my thing and it didn't match the boys' outfits so I cut it off and made a new one and matching hair bow. So I think everything came to $5- not to shabby.)
(As good as it got. I can't believe how old they are getting!)
While we were at Grandma and Papa Van Giesons for Thanksgiving, Grandma made Dallin into Santa with a lot of cotton balls and a little bit of Elmer's glue. He thought it was great. He even found some toys to hand out.
Ho, ho, ho!
I couldn't find Dallin for a while at the Van Giesons, I checked in the bathroom and found him, sound asleep on the floor. Too much partying I guess. (I think someone needs some new socks.)
They got some snow up north, so the kids and Aaron were able to play in it and even build a snowman. The boys loved it- and maybe their dad did too.
This was all the snow that we got- a little pathetic, but look at how cute the little snow bunny is! (She even hopped around when I called her that.)
Last, but not least, Tanner finally lost his first tooth! 7 1/2 years old and one finally came loose!
This is how the boys play with Brooke's doll house...
While Tanner is at school, Dallin's creative side comes out. This is what he came up with the other week. The only thing he needed help with was the windows, the rest was all him (it's a train in case you were wondering.)
Tuesday night we took the family to a Trailblazers game. It was a lot of fun. You'll never catch me watching a basketball game on t.v., but I love going to the Blazers games.
We took the train- always a hit with the kids.
Like the face paint? They are serious fans!
The kids did really well and had so much fun. Tanner and Dallin are quite the cheerers- Tanner's voice was all raspy by the end of the night. Brooke even got into it- dancing and clapping, it was great.
Not that Brooke needed another outfit, but I saw this fabric and I couldn't help myself (and she had a pair of outgrown jeans that were waiting to be "ruffled"). It's a little big so she'll be able to wear it for a while- eventually it can be just a shirt (my justification I guess).
In case you couldn't tell, I LOVE Halloween! I had so much fun this year with everyone's costumes. There were so many scary, cute, and funny pictures that I just had to include a ton of them.
The boys were vampires this year. They were so excited to have their hair sprayed black, faces painted, and especially wear those vampire teeth. I made their capes and vests. Hopefully we'll find another use for them. They could totally wear skull vests to church right?
I don't even know who that is! He really doesn't look like my sweet Dallin.
Tanner made a pretty good vampire- he had no trouble getting into character.
Oh they make me laugh...
I love their faces in this one.
On to someone a little less scary. Brookie was a princess witch (as she called it). My mom made her dress. Isn't it amazing?! She is going to enter it into the fair next year. I think it deserves a blue ribbon don't you? I got a hat from the dollar bin at target and embellished it and made her "Halloween purse."
Isn't she the cutest witch ever?
I borrowed a costume from my sister Lauren and dressed up. Aaron was lame this year and went as himself- next year he won't be so lucky.
Our ward had a carnival and trunk or treat on Friday, so we checked that out. The boys loved all of the games, Brooke was too shy, she just wanted the chocolate.