Thursday, December 27, 2012

brotherly love


The kids played broomball for Active Kids club after school in December.  They loved it even though it was below zero....they don't seem to notice the cold!   Carter preferred to shovel off the ice rink instead of play with the brooms yet I can't get him to shovel the driveway.  weird!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tower of Babel

For FHE last night we read about the Tower of Babel and then the kids made towers out of marshmallows and toothpicks.  They turned out good but i'm sorry to say they ate WAY to many marshmallows.  Oh well!!

Pictures of Sawyer

3 weeks

4 weeks

I took this picture of Sawyer today sleeping so Drew cuddled up on the couch and asked me to take his picture of him sleeping too!  Sawyer is 5 1/2 weeks and 12 lbs.  

Thanksgiving 2012 at The Rice's

 The Feast

Drew stopping for a candy break!!

The kids made apple Turkeys but we forgot toothpicks so they had to be really creative!  I was amazed at how good they did without them!!  

Chris and Chad playing Christmas music!!

Carter's baptism

We had a wonderful Baptism for Carter on November 17, 2012.  We also blessed Sawyer at the meeting!  We had a wonderful turnout and a lunch afterwards with our Alaska Family!  

Carter turns 8

Our eldest son, Carter, turned 8 on November 12.   He has been begging to go to this indoor waterpark for years but it is so dang expensive, we have never gone.  So for his eight birthday we took the whole family and it turned out fun!   I didn't get any pictures of his party but he had a great time.  All he wanted was pokemon stuff and he got that!!   He started cub scouts and LOVES it!!!  He must be related to Grandpa Barrus!!   Happy Birthday Carter!!!!

Baby Sawyer

Our 4th little boy arrived on Nov. 2, 2012.  He weighed 8 lbs 1oz. We are all in love with him!! 

Friday, October 5, 2012

first day school 2012

Jake was crying and would't look at me!

Carter and Jake

Drew was Very excited to start preschool

a few pics from our trip to Idaho

The Zoo

Played in LOTS of water and ate LOTS of sno cones

Played in Grandma's pool

Ate at our favorite Drive-in

Went to the mountains with Grama $ Grapa Melander

Just took pictures

Played in more water

Family reunion