Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Our kids ate a ton! They ate everything, too - rolls, veggies, salad, and ham.
Afterwards, they watched the ward talent show (or at least the first 3 performances):
We then walked with our kids around the gym with our kids, who were searching for anyone who would feed them chocolate. They found quite a few people who were glad to share! We were really just waiting for Santa!
Claire ran right up to Santa and happily sat on his lap.
Friday, December 14, 2007
Jacob also thought the mixing bowl was better used as a hat. Side note: both of these mixing bowls are in a cupboard they are not allowed in (because months ago, Jacob threw one of these mixing bowls and cracked it pretty badly). Dani was upstairs for 10 minutes ago and came down to her kids laughing at each other and saying, "Hat."
This is a picture at Nana's from Thanksgiving weekend. Claire and Jacob were practicing for the big Turkey day... little did they know that they'd be sleeping through dinner!
They loved to sit up to their own table and play. They're really getting into make believe. Dani watched one day as Claire took one of her favorite stuffed animals (a monkey) over to table with the diapers in it. She took out a diaper, laid the monkey down, and tried to put the diaper on. Very cute!
Click on this picture and take a close look at that face Jacob is making - it's hilarious!
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Jacob loves this song! He's so excited that he's always a few beats ahead. The four or five times before these were recorded, Jacob would flatten himself on his belly by the first time I got to, "In the sun he melted," then he'd lay there until the end, pop himself up, clap, and beg for more.
Claire wasn't nearly as interested. She had places to go.
Jacob wasn't sure he liked it very much. He liked to talk about it, but actually being in it didn't excite him.
Claire, on the other hand, marched right out and did some laps around the table. She loved crunching the snow under her feet (just like she loved crunching fallen leaves). Notice her little turned-out-feet walk (except Vicki, don't notice it because it'll make you worry)
Jacob just stood in the same place the whole time. I got him to move only when I held his hand. It was cold, but he really just didn't want to walk in the stuff!
Monday, December 10, 2007
Friday, December 07, 2007
We got kiddos a little cozy coupe, and Jacob loved it! He's saying, "oooh," which involves making that little face that moves his mouth to the side. It's cute.
So is Claire. Especially when she takes a handful of dirt and shoves it in her mouth (and all over her face)
Another day, more throwing dirt
One of her favorite things to do is to empty the dirt from the potter (which, by the way, yielded 7 tomatoes from its 3 plants - which is an improvement from the last time we planted tomatoes). Notice this is pre-dirt eating (the second picture).
Sunday, December 02, 2007
All the different pizzas looked pretty awesome in their boxes...
But once opened, it looked even better! What to choose...
A little slice of each, of course!
The Domino's pizza gave us the best story. The pizza was ordered for delivery and was late because it was not ordered from the Domino's that serviced our house, but they brought it anyway and included an order of Cinna-sticks. When we opened the box, there was a metal nut in the cheese (look just above and right of the middle of the pizza). Jamie Savage, who had ordered the pizza, called and informed them that there was a nut in our pizza, in it turned out that they had been looking for the nut because it had fallen off the pizza slicer! We ended up with yet another pizza at our house from Domino's!