Friday, December 19, 2008

Cambree's pre-school goes to Christmas Village!

Cambree got to go on a fun field trip thursday to Christmas Village with her pre-school class. I was lucky enough to take a break from work and walk over to the park and be with her. Mrs. Claus led the kids around the park and showed them the different houses. At the end, they each got to sit on her lap and talk to her and get a bag full of treats from her

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas Village

We took the kids last night down to Christmas Village in downtown Ogden. We bundled Calee up in her new Columbia coat and snowpants and lots of blankets. Carter & Cambree had a blast looking at everything. They got to see Santa (again), and we all got free Hot Chocolate. We did start to get cold towards the end. Cambree took her hat off and wouldn't wear it anymore, so I decided to wear it. Yeah, I looked pretty funny (see the picture below). I didn't care, though. It was keeping me warm.

Playin' in the snow

Our kids were so excited to see snow this sunday. For them, there is nothing funner than to get all their warm snow stuff on and play outside in the snow. Carter helped me shovel the driveway. We piled all the snow up and made a little snow hill/jump. They played for hours with their sleds out in the front yard. Cambree's little friend Avery down the street invited Carter and Cambree to be pulled on the sled behind her Dad's four-wheeler around the neighborhood, and they absolutely loved that.
My shovelin' buddy

Carter, Cambree, and Emmy

Cambree, about to catch some air!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas pictures

Santa & Mrs. Claus come to Harrisville

Santa & Mrs. Claus were at the Harrisville City Cabin tonight. We took the kids over to see them and to visit with them. It is fun to see them get so excited to see Santa and talk to him. We were surprised that Calee was so willing to sit on their laps and and smile at them so cute.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Carter & Cambree doing homework & acting Silly

I took some pictures of the kids doing their homework and acting silly the other night. Christy and I are so proud of both of them. Both Carter & Cambree love doing homework. We rarely have to ask them to do it. Usually they are begging us to do it each night. Carter read a book to me the other night and I could not believe how well he was doing. It is really exciting to see him read and love to do it. Last Friday, Carter was really excited because he got to go with all the other first graders that met the required reading hours, and go down to the megaplex and watch the Polar Express. He came home and told us that they even got popcorn and drinks and that he got to sit next to his little (girl) friend Paige. We really want to thank Mrs. Butler, his 1st grade teacher, so if she is reading this, THANKS a million! I have had the opportunity to go on several field trips and Christy volunteers every week. We have both gotten to know the 1st grade teachers, and we have both tried to be involved as much as we can. If anyone wants to know who to request for 1st grade, Mrs. Butler is who you want. She is the greatest! We feel pretty lucky that Carter got her this year.
The nightly homework session at the counter
Oh, oh.. the camera is out, time to be silly!

Cambree, being silly

Monday, December 1, 2008

The yellow high-chair

My grandma Call has a yellow high-chair that is more than 30 years old. All of her grandkids and great-grandkids have sat in it over the years. I have seen pictures of me sitting in it when I was a baby. It is still in remarkable shape for how old it is. Calee loves sitting in it on sundays. I decided yesterday that I better take a picture of her in Grandma's special high-chair.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hopefully everyone had a very happy thanksgiving. We stayed close to home and ate Thanksgiving dinner at Grandma Call's house in Pleasant View. Christy took this picture of Calee and I taking a little Thanksgiving day nap.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Carter's new glasses!

Well, Christy and I knew when we got married that our kids would all be doomed to wear glasses. We both wore them growing up and still wear glasses. Luckily, glasses are pretty cool these days. Carter has been pretty excited about them since the day he got them. He wears them when he is in class and he takes them off to play at recess. The first day that he wore them to school, he came home all excited because his friend Paige told him that she likes his glasses and that they make him look handsome. I think that he is getting adjusted to wearing them. I can't believe how much older they make him look.

Happy Birthday Grandma!

It was my Grandma Call's 75th birthday today. I just want her to know that I lover her very much and that I think that she is the best grandma ever. I am lucky to have lived close to her my whole entire life. For those that don't know this, my Grandma cooks for the whole family (about 30 people, or more) almost every sunday. Her roast, potatoes & gravy are unbeatable. My Grandma also throws the best Halloween party every year. My Grandma is always fun, always hip, and she loves her grandkids and great-grandkids very much. Happy Birthday Grandma!

Cambree's Field Trip to the Treehouse!

Cambree's pre-school class took a field trip to the Treehouse last week. Our kids love to go to the treehouse. It is one of their favorite places. Christy took Calee and went with Cambree and the rest of her class. Christy snapped these cute pictures of the girls.
Calee playing like a "big" girl

Cambree and her friend Kylie

Friday, November 21, 2008

Twilight, the day after

Well... I have to admit that the movie Twilight was really good. It was definitely worth staying up late to see. It was fun to see so many people we knew down at the megaplex. I was just glad that there were more guys there than I thought would be there. It was fun for Christy and I to leave our kids with Sami and sneak away in the middle of the night to go see a movie together. We have already decided we are going to the midnight opening of the new Harry Potter movie when it opens in July.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Many of you know that Christy is a huge Twilight Fan. She has been talking about it for weeks. I couldn't tell you how many times she has shown me the movie trailers on the internet. I have known for awhile that she wanted to be there on opening night and see it. I surprised her this week when I told her that I had bought us two tickets for tonight (opening night) to go see twilight at the megaplex in Ogden. Although I haven't read the books, I have to admit that I am really looking forward to seeing it with Christy.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Calee gets stitches!

Well, last night Calee decided to stick her finger in the refrigerator door as I was closing it. I didn't realize what had happened at first. All I knew, is that I closed the door, and she started screaming. The next thing I knew, there was blood everywhere and the tip of her finger looked like it was sliced pretty good. We covered it and rushed her over to the IHC clinic in North Ogden. They took x-rays, numbed her finger and gave her three stitches. The Nurses and Doctors at the clinic all fell in love with Calee. They were all so good with her. We go back in a week to get the stitches out.
close-up of her finger (right index finger)
Getting ready for stitches

Field trip to the Ogden Nature Center!

I got to go on a fun field trip to the Ogden Nature Center with Carter and the rest of his 1st grade class today. We rode the bus there, and we learned all about Native Americans. We went on a nature walk (and saw 3 deer). We also sat in a tradional Indian teepee and listened to stories. We finished off by learning how to grind corn into corn meal and how to cook "journey" cakes. The weather was perfect. The kids all had a lot of fun learning about nature and Native Americans. I am glad that I was able to go. It was fun spending the day with Carter.
Nature Walk

Inside the teepee

This is Carter learning how to grind corn
This is a little cup made out of a gourd, that Carter was being silly with.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Disney on Ice!

Yesterday was a really fun day. We spent the evening down in Salt Lake. We went shopping and ate dinner at the Gateway and then took the kids to Disney on Ice (100 years of magic). Our kids absolutely loved every second of it. We were worried about Calee not liking it, but she loved it more than anyone. She stared at all the characters and squealed like crazy during parts of it. It was really cute to watch her. This Disney on Ice was funner than any others I have seen before. Probably because there were so many different characters this time. It made all of us really miss Disneyland and want to go.