Saturday, February 14, 2009

8 week review.....

Crazy how time flies, isn't it? This last eight weeks has been a crazy, wonderful whirlwind. I don't post very regularly, as most of you have already gathered. If I try to force myself to do much more I may never end up getting these posted, so hopefully you don't mind the crazy synopsis. Here goes . . .

Christmas was wonderful this year! We love the holidays at our home and had a great season filled with tons of family and friends. Brigham loved Santa and was so excited to open his presents which made parties and especially Christmas morning memory making moments. Christmas really is SOOO much more fun with kids!

We were thrilled to go with Jared's family to the Draper Temple open house the evening of January 7th. The temple was beautiful and we loved taking Brigham along. He was so enthusiastic during our tour and loved seeing pictures of Jesus and seeing the "cows" in the baptistry. ;)
(Sorry that the picture is such low quality - our camera doesn't take very good night shots.)
Brigham and I had an AWESOME trip out to visit my best friend, Lexie, who lives in Virginia. Brigham did fairly well on the flights (at least that's what everyone else said - I was feeling the heat of the moments, so I was a little flustered off and on). We loved spending time with Todd, Lexie, Lydia, Kastyn, & Luke.
We took a few field trips while we were there including a ride on the Trolly and trip to the library . . .
Brigham LOVED the Merry-Go-Round!
. . . excursion to the Thomas Jefferson themed play place . . .
. . . and visit to Thomas Jefferson's home, Monticello! (Thanks Todd for watching the kids that day so Lex and I could go on our own - it was awesome!)

I loved seeing Lexie in her own environment. She is such a good mother, homemaker, and friend. I feel so blessed to be able to still be so close to her.

Grandma & Grandpa C took all of the grandchildren (and their parents) to the Classic Fun Center as a Christmas present. I wasn't sure how much Brigham would be able to do, but was very pleasantly surprised to find that he could participate in a lot of the things and especially loved the blow up slides. (I felt like I'd had a workout after hauling him up to the top over and over again, but it was definitely worth it.) Thanks, Mom & Dad!!!

Brigham and Andrew playing in the balls - we LOVE cousins!
And last but not least, the building of Brigham's FIRST snowman. We've intended to do this before now, but the snow has either been unpackable or we've waited too long and it's gotten crusty. Anyway, Brigham loves being outside and it was fun to work together on the snowman.
Good job, Buddy!Well, that's all for now. Until next time . . .

9 comments:

Dan and Louise said...

What a great update! How fun that you got to go back east. We love it back there - especially in the fall. In all the pictures, Brigham looks like he is just enjoying everything. What a sweet boy.

Elizabeth said...

You did a wonderful job with the snowman Allyson. I remember when you were out there making it I thought to myself how ambitious you are and what a great mom! Brigham is so lucky!!! Gracie loves looking at the snowman and says something about it every morning when I open her blinds:)

Lexie said...

What a fun update, I'm so glad we were a part of it, it was so wonderful to have you & Brigham out here to visit. Give him a huge hug from all of us. Plus, your snowman turned out awesome! Way to go, it was worth the work out, right? Do you have a snowman kit? The hands, buttons, eyes, etc are so cute!

Sally Cook said...

wow, i think i've only seen snowmen like that in the movies or in the primary song book or something... that's awesome! good job.

Amber Ro said...

Wow! What a snowman-do you give lessons?
I'm glad you got to visit Lexie. She looks great, as always!

Rachel said...

Brigham's getting soooo big! He's so cute! Fun times! I love the snowman. We need to get together again soon.

Katie said...

Great update on life with your cute little Brigham. We love you guys!

Millie Price said...

thanks for the update. i always like to spy on you guys a little! Brigham is getting so big! it's crazy how fast they grow up. i just enrolled Emry into kindergarten! it's hard to believe that next fall i'll only have Carley at home, it was a bittersweet moment.

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