Saturday, December 11, 2010

Happy Holidays

Well, we have a few months to catch up on so I’ll be fairly brief and try to include several pictures of our wonderful boys as they continue to grow so fast!  We’ve had a great fall and our enjoying the holiday season.

IMG_2527 In August we were able to see several relatives which was fun – here Austin is enjoying a ‘tractor’ ride from Papa.


IMG_2493 I had to work some of the time so Melissa took the boys up to Idaho and they all had a blast.  It was fun for Austin to have time with some of his cousins!


IMG_2537I’m including this picture just so you can see how long Cody’s hair was – it only grew in on top but it was very long!!


IMG_2564We celebrated Austin’s 2nd birthday and I tried to make an airplane cake – it turned out okay as Austin seemed to like it!  I can’t believe he’s already two – time has gone by so fast and he is the life of our family – we love you Austin!


IMG_2600Austin is a great brother and he can make Cody smile more than anybody – they have their moments but overall they get along wonderfully and we hope that never changes!


IMG_2603Here is Cody’s hair when it started to get in his eyes and we had to cut it……


IMG_2619 And here it is after we cut it (we only cut the top but we took off at least a couple inches!) – we miss the hair but we still love his hairdo.


IMG_2610 We had a few good monsoons this fall and so we had to play in the puddles – it doesn’t rain much but when it does, we enjoy it!

IMG_2668Another one of the boys have a fun time in the bathtub together – they keep us busy but make life SO much fun!


IMG_2701We bought a couple pumpkins for Halloween so Austin could help make a jack-o-lantern.  He wasn’t too sure about using his hands (sometimes he doesn’t like to be messy!) but he was still a great helper.


IMG_2762In November we went to Utah for an Accounting conference and the family tagged along.  My parents’ neighbors have a little pony and so I was very excited for Austin to ride – I thought he might be nervous but he did great – he smiled most of the time and he still talks about it – I’m hoping he develops a love for horses and riding.


IMG_2850First Thanksgiving on our own.  We decided to stay in AZ this year and so we made our first turkey with all the works – it actually turned out really well and was a lot of fun.


IMG_2856We tried to talk about the story of Thanksgiving and we even made indian headbands – we taught Austin how to say ‘How’ – fun times!


IMG_2781Cody is growing up so fast and is so cute – he’s starting to eat really well, starting to sleep better, and just in the last couple weeks has gotten very good at crawling and standing up on his own.  He really seems more and more like a kid rather than a baby – we love our little man!


IMG_2875I love this picture – I think he looks like such a stud – we’ll see if he turns out to be an athlete!

Life is going great for our family – we are so blessed!  We’re excited for Christmas and all that 2011 will bring!



Angie Whitaker said...

Yay! Thanks for the update and pictures, your family is so precious and adorable! Miss you guys

Trina said...

I love all the pictures! I can not believe all of Cody's hair. Natalie just still has a fuzzy little head with no hair longer than 1/2 inch. Great look for an 8 and 1/2 month old girl who has decided that eating her headbands is much better than wearing them!

You boys are so handsome and cute!