Wednesday, November 25, 2009

It's been too long...

What a fun month November has been!!! It's been so fun (and busy) that we haven't had time to post for a while. Right after Julia and Lauren left us :( we had Jeff's parents come to see us! (Yay) So we got to spend the weekend with Grangie and Gee-Papa (grandpa).

Since it was cold out we decided to go to the mall and walk around. The boys LOVED the play area full of toys to ride. (Grant)

Jeff is helping Reed drive the School Bus. They love this word and say it everytime we see one on the road.

Grangie and Grandpa are so thoughtful and stopped at the party supply store to pick up a balloon for the boys. Any balloon would do, but what's better than "any" balloon? A MICKEY balloon. They were so excited when Grandpa and Daddy walked out of the store with them, that Reed was clapping. SO cute.

These balloons were tough too. They lasted for atleast a week after they left. We love our Mickey balloons. I think their 3rd birthday party is going to have to be a Mickey theme.

So I've gotten a little lazy with lunch lately. I was trying to get the house clean after Grandpa and Grangie and trying to get it ready for Katrina. So I fed the boys their lunch on the couch while they watched Elmo. I know I'm a bad mom but they thought it was a treat. (Grant)

Reed enjoying his lunch with Elmo. (Their other new favorite show is Cailou).

YAAAAYYYY for Katrina!!! Our favorite aunt Katrina came for a visit a few days after Michael and Anne left us. We miss her so much and wish that she still lived here instead of stupid Chicago.

She's the BEST. She even brought treats for us. Like this really cool Teepee for the boys to play in. AND she brought me a cool necklace and some sunglasses. (Grant)

Saturday after she got here it snowed the first BIG snow of the season. We had like a foot in the backyard. The boys really wanted to play in it so we let them. We didn't have any snow pants yet so we just put wind pants over their pants. They worked OK but got snow in them. The biggest problem were the gloves. The ones from last year are just toooooooo small.

Poor Reedy Rooster kept falling and he would get a face full of snow. So we headed out to the stores to get some better snow playing clothes.

After they ate dinner they decided to play with my shoes AGAIN. I know I've already posted pictures like this but they are just so funny to me it never gets old. (Grant in my heels)

Reed looking cool in my pink uggs.

One of our favorite things to do while Katrina is here is SHOP. We've been shopping with these boys since they were teeny tiny. Katrina caught them trying on some cool jewlery.

Mommy finally got her act together and got them som REAL snow bibs. (Reed all ready to go)

Daddy helping Grant get all suited up for the snow. (round two)

My snow buddies ready to go play in it.

Grant is just loving the snow and picking it up with his cool new gloves.

Reed making a snow angel.

After they played with it they decided it was time it ofcourse.

MMMMMMMM......yummy snow.

Grant kept calling it a "big rock"

Inside the nice warm house playing ball with Katrina. We miss you!!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Lauren and Julia!!!

We were so lucky to have my cousin Julia and her sweet boyfriend Lauren come visit for a few days. Lauren is here visiting Julia from Belgium and they came up from San Diego to see us. We picked them up from the airport and went to have waffles downtown at Bruges. They were soooooo good. Reed got it all over his face and mommy forgot wipes. He was playing peek a boo with Julia in the car.

My Grant Guy being shy for the camera.

Lauren was kind enough to bring the boys presents all the way from Belgium. The boys got a woody stuffed toy and woody jammies. I'll have to take a pic of the jammies (soooooooo cute).

In the morning they brought down MORE presents. MICKEY Belgian chocolates!! So yummy.

The next day we went to Jumpin Jacks, a favorite of ours here in wintery Salt Lake, we decided to show it to our European friend. He was such a good sport and went on all the slides with the boys.

Grant and Lauren.

Julia and Reed.
The biggest obstacle course in the place. Julia and Lauren were kind enough to run through it with them, twice.
The next day we decided to make REAL Belgian waffles. Lauren brough special sugar all the way from Belgium. Julia didn't care for the mixing part.

Looking good!

The delicious finished product.

After that we decided to take a ride up the mountain to Park City. Before we left the boys got to try on Julia and Lauren's cool shades. (Reed)

My urban hipsters in their Ray-Bans.

More Photo Shoot Pics

Here are some more of the pics from the FAB photo shoot. I'm saving the best ones for our Christmas Card!!

My Grant

Playing in the fall leaves.

Such a Reed pic

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween!

What a great week/weekend. We started with a special special treat on Thursday. The boys got a belated birthday present from Aunt Denise, Julia, and the rest of the Broadfoots. MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE JAMMIES!!! The boys just loved them!

The were so excited about the jammies they tried to put them on while I had my back turned.
Reed is very into doing things "myself". Thanks again guys.

On Friday night we went to a Halloween party hosted by some of our friends. It was really really fun. Jeff and I dressed up as "Emo High Schoolers" (In other words the opposites of us) We won "cutest costume" (for me) and "2nd place best costume" (For Jeff). We had a great time and it was nice that the babies got to wear their costumes more than once.

On Saturday we finally got around to carving our huge pumpkins. (Before shot)

OOOOOOO! Scary Jack-O-Lanterns!! Mine is the one that has the not so even smile. The boys had a great time helping us this year. Reed was grossed out by the "guts" and kept saying "oooo, yuck"

After pumpkin carving it was time to put on our lion and tiger faces and trick or treat. Reed is an EXCELLENT canvas. He holds still and is so good as long as he is given candy when he's done. Grant is another story. No amount of candy can make him hold still. It usually takes two of us to get his tiger on his face.

Mr. Archie got ready too. He tried on his bee costume but it didn't fit too well. He seriously stood in the middle of the kitchen and wouldn't move until we took it off. Too funny!

My little Reed all ready to go as a scary lion!!

My two wild cats!! Grant the Tiger and Reed the Lion.

Our cute little neighbor Ava was Minnie Mouse.

Mr. Archie changed into his construction worker costume instead. Ava's mom Caiti made us some tutus and we went as witches. (cute ones)

The boys were helping Mr. Archie dog get ready for all the trick or treating.

The gang, Cory, Ava, Caiti, Me, and the Wild Jungle Cats. Ready to haul in the candy.

The spoils of war. After we got our fill we came back to the house for yummy steak fajitas and margaritas. Jeff was kind enough to stay behind and cook for us. We're so blessed!! What a great night with friends.