Sunday, January 31, 2010

Adventures with Sardines!!

Carson watched Sunny with a Chance of Meatballs recently and discovered sardines while watching the movie. He asked Christian if he liked them and Christian told him he did and that he would have me buy some for family home evening so Carson could try them. Carson was so excited! Well, Carson remembered this and would not let me forget to buy sardines while we were grocery shopping this last week. We went to Wal-Mart and found the sardines. I have NEVER seen a little kid so excited about sardines! He showed them to everyone we saw in Wal-Mart and was telling the cashier how excited he was and that they were the best prize ever!! As soon as we got home, he wanted to eat them, but Christian told him we had to wait for FHE. Well, he tried really hard to wait, but after his nap, he couldn't stand it any more and they decided to dig in! Carson took one bite and we could tell he was not impressed! I'm sure he was thinking to himself..."What's so great about these...they are disgusting", but he tried so hard to like them because he knew his dad liked them! All in all, Carson found out that he really doesn't like sardines...even though he asked the next day if we had some more (he really wants to like them because his dad does!)!

One of my favorite things to do with my boys is turn up the music and "jam out"! They love to dance to the music. Carson has been doing this little break dance thing for quite a while now and the other day while we were dancing, I noticed Travis trying to do it too...too cute! They are so funny!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

A new talent!

Travis has discovered a new fun thing to do...pick his nose! He recently discovered that he can do this lovely thing! The first time I caught him, he was standing in the hallway with his finger shoved up his nose...almost to the knuckle! He stood there for the longest time with his finger in his nose like he didn't know what to do...funny little guy! This picture would sure make Travy's uncle Daniel proud...he's the one that taught Carson how to pick his nose while we were on vacation!

And just because I think he's cute...Carson!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Special Delivery!

This last week, my mom came to visit us. She came to deliver some Christmas gifts that we had gotten that we weren't able to fit in our car. It was fun to have her here with us for the week. We didn't do too much while she was here, but we did manage to have some fun!

Ever since we got back from Christmas, Carson has been asking to go bowling. So, for family home evening Monday night, we went bowling. Grama beat us all...badly! But don't worry, we'll be practicing up on the wii so we can beat her next time!

We also went out to eat, played wii,

Carson's sweet bowling skills! Check out that form!!

And just hung out around the house.

It was fun to have my mom here. I love having family around and wish they lived closer. We look forward to seeing you in February, grandma "olger" (as Carson says)!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Random Vacation Fun!!

I thought I should finish up the rest of our trip home. While we were staying with Christian's family, we played games...a very wicked game of spoons, we celebrated Jared's 18th birthday...

the boys ate lots of popsicles...

grandkids got lots of loves...

and we just had fun!

The fun didn't stop there, though. At the Foulger's, Carson and my brother went duck hunting (in the living room)... we played games (I haven't laughed that hard in a long time)...
We celebrated a New Year. New Year's Day was a full one. We started the day by getting up and my sister, mom and I making olliebolin, a dutch fried donut hole rolled in sugar. It's a tradition from my grandma Savage. New Year's Day...a.k.a Christian's birthday, my family usually heads up the Big Horns for a day of snowmobiling. This year was no different.

After snowmobiling, we had a party with Christian's family to celebrat his birthday. It was fun for everyone to be together!

The 2nd of January we celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary...and we celebrated it on the road home...not very exciting!! Christian surprised me, however, with a white and black diamond ring! I was so totally surprised and love it (I can't wait for it to come back from being sized so I can wear it)! I'm so lucky to have such a wonderful husband and dad for my boys!

It was so much fun to be home and be able to spend the holidays with our families. We can't wait for the next time that we get to go home and see everyone again!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Christmas Day

Christmas Day for us is always FULL! We visit both sides of the family and have to eat at both places too! So when I say full, I mean full of events and we are very FULL! We started out Christmas morning in Lovell. The boys got some really fun things...Carson got a remote controll car that Christian and I both like to play with, some books, and some ninja gear. Travis got a stick horse (now he can play knights with Carson) and some books also. I realized when I was going through my pictures that I didn't have any pictures of them opening gifts...I'm not sure what was going on! After gift opening, we got ourselves ready and lunch ready also. We enjoyed goose, wild rice stuffing, ham, spinach salad, and much more! It was delicious! After lunch, we loaded the boys us and headed to Powell for round 2 of Christmas. We sat around talking until my brother and his family showed up and then opened gifts from my family! Once again, the boys, and us, were spoiled! After gift opening, we sat down to yet another meal! We had ham, potatoes, salad, rolls and more! After dinner and some visiting, we headed back to Lovell and met up with Christian's family at his Grandma Dorothy's house. We had missed out on most of the festivities, but were able to catch the tail end of the party. All in all, is was a wonderful Christmas. We are truely blessed to have such great families and to be able to spend time with both of them!!

Foulger Family Christmas...

Handing out gifts

Carson and his cousin Campbell sharing his banana chair. The 3 older grandkids each got their fun!

Carson and his guns. He was very sad that the Elves didn't make them and bring them to our house for Christmas. But, lucky for Carson, Santa was still listening!

Power tools! I feel some projects coming on!!

All wrapped up in bubble wrap! He thought it was great fun!!

Christian made our niece Isabelle laugh for the first time on Christmas Day. It was too cute!

The whole family ready for dinner!