Friday, December 23, 2011

BOSTON's BIG DAY! (And Beckom's too)

What a great day this was. My little buddy got Baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This kid has the best spirit and the sweetest heart. You could feel his joy and excitement.
His dad baptized him and Grandpa Anderson Confirmed him. Alexa asked if she could give a talk and did an AMAZING job. The baptism was shared with the Allen family so it was done in the Chapel. Alexa got right up to that podium like it was nothing. Aunt Niki and Abby sang a beautiful song. It was a very special day. The next fast sunday when this boy got up and bore his testimony I was so proud. He sounded like a missionary. What a great kid.

After the Baptism we headed home to Celebrate both boys Birthday. My Amazing cousin Bri made the invites and I LOVE them.


We set up stations the kids could play and earn prizes.
Bean bag toss
Donut on a string
Giant Bowling and Go fish
We also had a Hot Dog Stand with Chili dogs.
The most exciting moment.... When the pony arrived for Pony rides!

It was a hit. The kids loved it!

It was a very special day that ended great!

Happy Birthday Bubba!

This young man had a very special Birthday this year! He turned 8!
He had a little birthday at home with his favorite dinner (pasta) and his grandparents.
He picked Texas sheet cake for dessert and then opened his presents. His BIG party was a few weeks later
A few special things about Boston:
He has always been easy going
He has a great sense of humor and loves to tell jokes
He makes up jokes all the time
He is very sensitive and thoughtful
He is his little brothers BEST FRIEND
He always does his very best in everything
He loves to play sports: football, baseball, basketball
He always gets the sportsmanship award
Whenever I can't find Beckom he is always with Boston
Boston is great at yard work, he mows ALL the lawns, does a great job and loves to help his dad
He is very responsible
We are so Lucky to have this boy in our family. He is a very good example to all of us and we love him so much. Happy Birthday Bubba!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Santa Visit

Just before Thanksgiving we went to visit Santa. He was great. He took the time to talk to each kid. I love that he reminded them to respect Mom and clean up all their messes.
After our family picture we attempted to do......
Pretty successful for that many kids! Ashley put it all together to surprise Grandma Breinholt.


Its almost Christmas and I am finally getting to Halloween. That's about right for me!

We did our annual pumpkin decorating night and Carmel apples. The kids always do a great job and are very creative.
I think Beckom had more fun decorating himself
Alexas was complete with a mustache this year
Boston made Frankenstein (or is that him??)
Beckom is just full of a lot of paint
Sera is the only one to choose to carve. I love her sense of Humor.
Then the big night
"Mr. Incredible" showing of his Muscles
Alexa likes the scary stuff. She is a Vampire Bride!
Sera decided to be "Neon Girl"I think she ended up a little like Lady Gaga
Boston the Scary Skeleton
We win the award for Hottest couple of the year
What were we thinking?? The kids LOVED it!
Frankie's Grandma showed up like this and we didn't even know who she was. So cute!
We went to Mike and Stacey's this year and the kids loved trick or treated with the cousins

Monday, December 12, 2011

Go, Go, G-O!!

Mountain View Cheerleaders do a fundraiser every year where they let little girls be a cheerleader for a day.
Alexa got to spend the afternoon with the Cheerleaders learning cheers. They got a pizza dinner, T-shirt and shorts.
This isn't even half the girls that were out there. It was so fun!
Here is Alexa with a few of her cute friends, Brooke and Keagan.
She had a great time!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Last California post I promise!

We took the kids to the Mickey Mouse Halloween Party at Disneyland while were there. We got there at 3 and left at 11:30. It was a lot of fun. We got to ride all the big rides a couple of times. The kids loved the handfuls of candy at the tick or treat stations and the decorations were really cool.
Here we are at the end of the night
Beckom did not want to wear his costume. Once we took it off he had a great time!
some of the kids on the Matterhorn
Beckom LOVED the monster ride (Matterhorn) and the Tea cups! You can;t tell from this face but he wanted to go again and again!
Joel, Sera and Lauryn. Misty and Bobby were there the same day so we got to ride with them for a little while. It was fun to have them there. They also joined us for one day on the beach.
Beckom and Payten. Best Friends the entire time!
How Cute!!
Most of the time you could find Alexa playing and taking care of all the little kids. I love what a natural mother she is.

I think Sera wishes she was raised on the beach. She loves it!
We also got to go whale watching
It started out a beautiful sunny morning.
By the time we loaded the boat it was so foggy we couldn't see past the edge of the boat.

This is the total count of sea life we got to see
The kids enjoyed the glass bottom at least!
It was a little disappointing because the morning cruise saw 12 whales!! Just our luck!
We also made the men take us to a pumpkin patch
Where we purchased this 100 lb pumpkin. Yes we had to haul it home. Frankie was so happy about that!
It was really a cute little farm. I was glad we took the kids

They each enjoyed a little treat

How I miss this sunset every night
The happiness on these faces says it all.

We are so glad that the Johnson's invited us. We had such a great time. Beckom woke up every morning and asked to go see if the wave pool was still on. He is still asking!!
I don't think there is a better family vacation!