Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Day 2010

Santa came and boy oh boy do we have some happy kiddos around here!!!
The loot before.......... I thought for sure the boys would have us up at the crack of dawn they were excited. But they slept until 7!!! Which put me a little behind schedule for our 8 am family breakfast and it also explains why we have hardly any pictures :(

Noah was so excited when he opened his gift from Santa the at at walker from Star Wars. The thing is HUGE over 2ft tall. He was in heaven. And so was Daddy!!!

Santa always brings a little before breakfast treat of chocolate doughnuts.....Sawyer and Ryder were not about to open anything until the doughnuts were devoured!!

Jeff got me a cute necklace I had hinted at earlier in the week. I was shocked when I opened because I had only told him about it on Monday so I was not expecting it! It is a hand stamped necklace that says I love you more.....when I saw it I had to have it. Jeff and I have always said that to each other since we started dating over 10 years ago :)

Another BIG hit around here were the pillow pets. I spent a lot of time trying to talk the boys out of them because I thought they were silly. But they have LOVED them. Whoever came up with them and the infomercials are geniuses. Sawyer every time he wants it to go from a pillow to a pet says I want a cuddly animal now......yeah right out of the commercial!

After we opened our Santa gifts we had to scramble to get ready we had the Heaton/Trapp clan for Breakfast and celebrations. Breakfast I thought was SO yummy and I am still craving it. We had this yummy egg casserole my friend Kelly gave me the recipe for. French Toast with coconut syrup eggs and bacon. MMMMM!!! I got zero pictures I was too busy running around. I will have to steal some from Jeff's mom!!!
Noah showing off his new legos......

After we finished up with Jeff's family we headed out to Temecula to be with my family. My poor mom had to work until 12 so we got there just in time to have Christmas with them. The boys were in heaven playing dress up with the huge bin of costumes they got......sadly I was FAR to exhausted from days with zero sleep. I know why my mom always got strep throat right after Christmas it is a lot of work.....worth it. But I have never been so tired in all my life.
After gifts with them we went to Cari and Sam's so we could hang with the cousins and see the rest of my family. It was a nice day. We are so lucky to live so close to all of our families so we could see everyone. But it does make for an exhausting day. Luckily we had all day Sunday to rest and relax!!!

I asked the boys what there favorite gifts were of course they loved everything......
Noah: ATAT Walker and Tron Guy
Sawyer: Stinky, Fire truck
Ryder: Buzz toys and Car
Jeff: new razor.....although I know he is lying bc really who wants that for a gift :) I will say he LOVES his new Roku box! Gift cards!!
Abby......sunglasses and my new little green machine and my necklace
the boys have been so good the last few days playing so well together and loving all there new toys.
It was so cute today in the car Noah said he wanted to send Santa a thank you note because he was so happy it was so sweet so we will get to work on Thank you notes!!!
We are so blessed and have had another wonderful christmas!!!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Eve 2010

We spent Christmas Eve with the Trapp's. We started the afternoon by going to church and then dinner then it was back to Grandpa and Grandma's for gifts and fun.
The kids were all excited to track Santa on Papa Paul's i-pad.......

Noah and Jenna.....I love that they play so well together and have so much fun. Even when we don't see them as often as we would like!!! They just pick up like they saw each other yesterday!

Uncle Eric and Noah. The boys love Boomer and Kingman. They picked out special bones for them for Christmas......they want a dog SO bad.....maybe someday!!

Aunt Patrice and Noah.....

Noah was very excited about his new star wars ship! He has been playing with it non stop!!

Aunt Jamie and Ryder......he was having so much fun playing and getting LOTS of attention. Especially because mommy was so busy the last few days!!

The boys all dressed up......they are such cuties......

It was a wonderful day......we are so blessed to live so close to so many of our family members. Every Christmas is always wonderful and magical and every year it gets better and better. I love Christmas season. I love being pregnant this time of year I can't help but think of Mary and how remarkable she was and what a miracle a child truly is. I am so grateful for my Savior and this wonderful time of year we have to celebrate his birth and life. We hope all of our friends and family had a magical Christmas. We sure did!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Noah's School Christmas.....

On Friday Noah had his first singing program at school. He was so excited about it and was talking about for weeks. He invited my mom, Jeff's mom and Aunt Patrice. He was so excited he even told his teacher that they all came. The program was hilarious they songs lots of songs the best part was when the two classes got off on there parts and it was almost like a round. We were busting up.
They also had a book was pure chaos.....Noah's class is really boy heavy and the boys were going nuts......we had to have a little talk about gifting when Noah didn't like the book he ended up with.....luckily he wasn't the only one. Noah's class has all the kids with food allergies so it is VERY stressful to find stuff for the parties. My friend Lisa told me about an idea of decorating sugar cones to look like Christmas trees. It was a huge hit the parents loved it and no one had any allergic reactions.......thank goodness!!!

My mom was nice enough to take the little boys home so I could stay and help with the party. It was nice to spend some time with him and not have to worry about them at home!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

FHE Christmas

We won't be able to go to the Neilson's Christmas day and either will Rob and Shannon so Grandma Jody and Grandpa Rich invited us over for dinner and family night. The boys love to be with everyone and it is always fun to spend Monday night together.
Trying to get a picture of the kiddos in there new clothes from Aunt Lisa.....Sawyer and Ryder were way more excited about the suckers that Nana gave them. These two would turn into candy if we would let them. Luckily they go to the dentist tomorrow!!! Cute little Kaitlyn.......she is SO mellow. I guess that is to be expected from being the only Grand daughter. She will go to anyone and just is happy as can be.....unless she see's Mom or Dad and then she wants them to save her.

Sawyer absolutely loves little Kaitlyn. He has so much fun playing with her. He is so sweet...I think he is definitely going to be the most nurturing with the new baby.
Aunt Lisa got the boys new flannel jammies. Noah LOVES his. He was like these are exactly what I wanted. He LOVES Pj's and changes as soon as he gets home from school. He loves the flannel Star Wars ones!!

Great Papa and Nana with a few of there Great Grand kids......Nana said she was counting up the upcoming babies and such and they are up to #70 in the family! So crazy. What an amazing legacy!

Papa Rich and Grandma Jody with there grand kids......Ryder and Sawyer couldn't be torn from there suckers! Hopefully we will get some better pictures Christmas morning!

It was a fun night. We will miss seeing everyone Christmas day but are so glad we could get together and celebrate the season with them!

Festive weekend.....

Last weekend was Noah and Sawyer's last soccer game. Due to rain we had to play two make up games. Noah really got into the last two games scoring goals and having tons of fun. He is a little sad it is over. Jeff is not.....he stepped up and coached the boys he did a great job and is very happy it is over. He was even more excited when he got his coaches gift a black addidas jacket which he later went out to get matching pants. Seriously he has wanted an Adidas jacket and pants for a while so I think it was more than worth it!

Later that night we went to a drive thru nativity at a local church. They do it every year and it has become a fun tradition for our family. The boys love seeing all the animals and listening to the Christmas story on the radio. This year Aunt Patrice, Aunt Lisa, Katie and Anna joined us.

Afterwards we stopped at Starbucks for hot chocolate....they make the most perfect sizes for the kiddos. Then we went and walked around Candy Cane lane. It was a great festive weekend. We just love this time of year!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Feliz Navidad......

Last Friday Jeff and I went to his work Christmas party. Every year there is a hat contest this year was a Mexican food theme so we had to decorate Sombreros.....I had fun decorating them! Jeff was very happy that they had a Mariachi band.
Here we are in our hats with Patti........ We had yummy Mexican food. It was nice to get a night out away from the kiddos!

Friday, December 17, 2010

24 Weeks.......

(lame picture I know....)
It's hard for me to believe that I am over half way done with this pregnancy. It's gone by faster than I thought. I am feeling pretty good these days.....seriously if every day could be like the second trimester than I would stay pregnant forever!!! Although I am still seriously lacking the energy to keep up with the craziness of three boys plus the holidays!!

I feel huge!!! Thank goodness leggings and boots are in because it is seriously ALL I wear!!

This little guy moves a TON! Especially if there is music playing. A new thing is every morning around 6:15 he starts moving like a mad man. Which is fine because that is when the other boys start stirring.....he already wants to be apart of the action.

Being pregnant with #4 has forced me to let go of a lot of is just too busy. My house is never going to stay as clean as I would like, my boys my not always have the perfect spikes in there hair and most weekdays I may not have clean hair.....I know TMI. But really it is doing some good for me to realize I can't always have control......even though I HATE to admit it!!!!
It's even harder for me to believe that if things go like Ryder's pregnancy this little guy could be here in as little as 10 weeks.....INSANE! The plan is to go on "modified" bed rest at 30 weeks. So far my blood pressure is staying down....(but it always has until about 30 weeks. So we will see)

For journaling sake.....
Last month I had my big 20 week anatomy scan. We found out early on that it was a I wasn't expecting anything different but when I sat down the Dr. immediately said it was a girl.....I was like shut up are you serious......she went on to do all the other things she needed to check for. Then right at the end she got this look on her face and was like "oh no" I immediately thought something was wrong....thankfully everything is fine it is actually a happy healthy BOY. I am not going to lie I was devastated for a few days. Not because it was a boy but I kind of had to mourn the loss of a girl. Hard to explain. But the more and more I think about it a girl really wouldn't fit in here. I mean really the poor thing would be tortured with three big brothers. And I do enjoy being the queen of this all boy castle.

Yes it is crazy....yes they are BUSY but I like the no drama and easy going boys I have. Even if they do run me ragged.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Because we can....

Last Thursday we took another trip to Disneyland. Grammy and Uncle Aaron were going to go with us the week before but they ended up with colds so they couldn't make it. We decided to try again the next week. I was surprised how much more crowded it was in a week. We had fun checking all the holiday stuff and stayed until it closed.

Our family waiting for It's a Small World......
The boys loved riding on Uncle Aaron's shoulders..........

Aaron was a good sport and took Noah on his favorites Indiana Jones and Space Mountain. I especially enjoyed sitting on a bench with hot chocolate chatting with my mom and people watching. People watching is one of my favorite things to do at Disneyland.
Thanks Grammy and Aaron for a fun evening!!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Polar Express Comes to Town......

Last Thursday Sawyer had his preschool party. It was so cute they all came in there PJ's and read the Polar Express. When the parents came they were all lined up in the train to sing songs to the parents!!

It was so cute. I have never seen Sawyer stay in one place for very long......I think mommy may ask Santa for a huge box for each of them this year!!!

This is so not related to this but.......I had to document Ryder and his sour cream. He loves the stuff. He asks for either cream or ketchup with almost every meal!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010


On Thursday Jeff took a half day off work and we headed to the Happiest Place on Earth. I really wanted to go see all the decorations when it wasn't super crowded. Especially since we will not be renewing our passes next year so I wanted to soak it all up. It was a PERFECT day!!! It wasn't crowded and the boys got to go on all the rides they wanted.
Sitting by themselves on It's a Small World......they love it. Especially since it was all Jingle Bells.
This is poor Ryder's ear.......he fell the day before outside. It looks even worse now poor guy......

My main request was It's a Small World all lit absolute favorite!

Being silly while waiting in line.......

Ryder is such a good sport especially when the rest go on the big kid rides. While they were on Space Mountain Ryder and I sat behind the Star Wars show. Ryder LOVES Star Wars and was especially excited when Darth Vadar and a Storm Trooper came over and talked to him.

I rarely ever take my big camera to Disneyland......but I have been neglecting taking pictures lately but that is what makes me happy so I am resolving to return to my paparazzi ways!!!

We had a fabulous day! We are so looking forward too all the fun Holiday Traditions!!!