Saturday, November 27, 2010

Happy Turkey Day!

We sure had a HAPPY THANKSGIVING this year. It was the first time I have ever hosted at my house. Grandma and Grandpa Westover flew in for the week, and the Johnson clan came for dinner. It was so great to have everyone here. Although my mom did most of the cooking, I feel like I could now do it myself. It was great to get a lesson from the PRO...and all turned out DELICIOUS!!! Connor was the photographer for the evening. I think he wanted to document everyone who was there. Sorry if the pictures aren't the best-but Connor insisted that I post all the ones he took.

Grandpa Mark
Sean and Grandma Anette in the background
Playing "Trouble"
Grandpa Mike and Lance
MMMM Pumpkin Pie

Connor buttered up our bird with Grandma Kathleen.

We sure have a lot to be thankful for this year...I am so thankful to the Lord for blessing us with such wonderful FAMILY and FRIENDS to share fun occasions like this with. I am grateful for our FAITH, our HEALTH, our warm and cozy HOUSE, my KIDS (as chaotic as they are most days, just to name a few. I pray I can always show GRATITUDE for all that I have.


We had our first snowfall of the year last week. Connor was outside playing and sledding non-stop. Sadie was over it after the first day-typical Sadie. Connor had 2 days of school cancelled for this 3 inches of snow. They say we will likely have more snow this winter. I guess we'll have to wait and see.

Connor's self portrait
Simon and Connor made this themselves.
Connor(yes he is face down in the snow)

Trying to catch the snow in their mouths.

Eliza Claire -3 months

Eliza is getting so big so fast. She is sleeping, eating, and smiling so well. I think I say that every stage babies are in is my favorite, but I really do wish I could freeze where she is right now. She is still tiny enough to snuggle, but interactive enough to be fun. We are still so in love with this little sweet heart!

Check out those thighs

We went to Portland for the weekend to spend time with some of our favorite people. They were gracious enough to babysit so Ryan and could go to the temple, and do some shopping. Thank goodness little E takes a bottle-just another reason she is the perfect baby.:)

Happy Fall

We have had a beautiful fall here this year. Sadie and Connor raked the leaves from our Maple tree out front in shorts and Sadie in her nightgown.
Sometimes they really do get along well.
Jumping into his pile!

Star Wars

I thought Connor's cousin's who are into Star wars might appreciate this. I also wanted to document what Connor does with a lot of his free time now that the weather isn't good enough to be outside all of the time. He and Grandpa Mark have accumulated quite the collection of Star Wars action figures. One of his favorite things to do is set up battles and play with Ryan. I'm pretty sure Ryan likes it too!:)

Kindergarten Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

I was able to go with Connor to his Kindergarten field trip to the pumpkin patch. It was really fun to see him interact with his classmates and hang out with me. We had never been to this pumpkin patch and we absolutely loved it!

Posing with the pigs
Holding a kitty
Handsome boy!
Connor and his buddy Eric

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Neighborhood Trick or Treating

Ryan took the kids out around the neighborhood trick or treating. It was interesting because Sadie came home with A LOT more candy. I guess people are suckers for cute little princesses. We definately have WAY too much candy at out house!

Eliza dug into the kid's candy when they went to bed.
Ready to go out!

Preschool and Dance Dress-Ups

Lauren, Sadie, and Laine
Dance Class

Trunk or Treat 2010

Our church puts on the BEST trunk-or-treat and carnival. It is probably one of my favorite activities of the year. Connor was Commander Cody this year and Sadie was Sleeping Beauty.

Connor and his Buddies

Decorating cookies
The happy kids on the way home in the car.

Cooper Loves Eliza Too!

We have such a sweet dog...He is so gentle and sweet with babies. We can often find him RIGHT next to E when she is playing on the floor. I think she enjoys his company more than her older siblings sometimes:)

Flag Football 2010

Connor played his first season of flag football this fall. One of his good friend's Dad coached and did a great job. I think Connor learned a lot and definitely had fun. The last game he scored a touchdown!

Hunter's Pumpkin Patch 2010

My very favorite outing in the fall here is Hunter's Pumpkin patch. This year we were joined by our good friends-Lauren, Mason, Brooke, Laine, Henry, Charlie, and their moms. Such a fun afternoon. On days like that day...I think we live in the most beautiful place.

Meeting Chad, Brooke, and Sean

Eliza got to meet all of the Johnson uncles and aunt within the first 6 weeks of her life. It pays to be the only grandkids in the family.:)
Sean and Brooke

Our Newest Family Member




I never thought I'd be a mini van mom...but with three kids, I am and I LOVE it!