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.