Sunday, December 16, 2007

Santa Claus in Town!

Yesterday Braxton got to see Santa Claus twice. We went shopping at Macey's and Mrs. Claus and Santa Claus were there so Braxton sat on his lap. Then last night my Mom and Dad had their Ward Party and so Braxton and Gavin were able to sit on Santa's lap and tell them what they want for Christmas. Braxton gets so excited to see Santa and loves to sit on his lap. This was Gavin's first time, I think he likes Mom more than Santa.

"It's okay Gavin, it's just Santa", as Braxton would say

Family Get Together

Friday night we went up to Salt Lake City because my cousin Nicole Spence was having a reception party, for her graduating from Medical School. We decided to take Trax up so we didn't have to find somewhere to park. Braxton loved riding "the train". We also saw the lights on Temple Square. It was really cold, but it was also beautiful. We had fun at the reception catching up with relatives.
We had "fun" trying to get home, One of the Trax trains had derailed and so we had to stop at 7800 S. and take a buses to the next trax station. There were a lot of people trying to get on buses and it was cold waiting for the buses. When we got to the next Trax station we were able to get back on Trax and take the rest of the way to 10600 S. It was around 11:30 at night and the babies were tired. It was quite an adventure.

Braxton and Gaving like riding the Trax train.

Braxton kept wanting to blow out the candle on the table. He eventually did blow it out.

Braxton looks so cool with cousin Aaron's hat.

Our cousin Nicole Spence graduated from Medical School.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Viva Las Vegas!

Doug and I went to Las Vegas to go to the National Finals Rodeo. We went with our friends Lisa and Hayes Thomas, and we met Craig and Linda down there. We stayed at the Golden Nugget. It was really fun to get away and to have some relaxing fun. Braxton stayed with Doug's sister Allison. Here are some fun pictures of what we saw and did.

Craig, Linda, Brent, Suzanne watching the Rodeo.

The Golden Nugget has an awesome new pool. They have this big fish tank in the middle with sharks and exotic fish. The pool has a big tube slide that goes right through the fish tank. We had to try out the pool, but it was freezing outside. We went down the slide a few times and then hung out in the hot tub.

The atrium in The Bellaigo has the most beautiful flower arrangements. They change it for every season. It is fun to see the different arrangements. The Christmas arrangement is beautiful and when you walk in the atrium it smells so good. The atrium is one of our favorite things to see in Vegas.

This card was made all out of flowers, pinecones and needle plants. Amazing!

The best for last! I love to watch the fountains at The Bellaigo. It is my favorite thing to see in Vegas.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Winter Wonderland

I woke up Saturday morning with Braxton yelling from his room, "Mom outside". I didn't know what he was talking about, so I went to his room and opened the door and he was looking out the window and he said,"Mom look snow outside". He was so excited he wanted to go out right then. I couldn't resist. We had a fun time playing in the snow and making a little snow man. I am so excited we got so much snow!

Braxton and his snow man, or should I say snow boy.

He was exhausted after playing in the snow.