Sunday, January 29, 2012

Christmas Barfed at Our House

Jeff LOVES Christmas. He is unstoppable! And for some reason we took more video than pictures! We had Jeff's parents in town for the holiday, it was great! Christmas Eve we spent at Jer & Emily's. She made us a wonderful dinner of shrimp and steak, everything was soooo good! We read the nativity and had a lovely time. Christmas morning we went to their ward to see the girls sing in sacrament meeting they did a great job! We hosted Christmas breakfast, waffles, spicy elmos' and plenty to go around! It was a fun weekend we were sad to have end.
Until Next Year!!
Months ago Brady wore a robe of mine and said, "I wish they made these nice soft robes for kids!", guess what, THEY DO!
Zachary asked for a big car he could drive. Thank you Santa. I am not sure who loves it more, him or Gwynnie???
This is how excited Brady was to see Christmas. He woke up first and had to wait for the other kids to get up!
Gwynnie loves everything that plays music. Santa found her this musical turtle seat. She can bounce on it, it sings about colors and shapes.

Tourism II

We took the kids to the Shark Reef, it was a surprise, which they LOVED!
Brady checking out the sharks.
Gwyneth LOVED the jelly fish, yes she was actually kissing the glass. When I tried to get her to look at other things she's scream. We stood there for a long time!
The sting rays were Zachary's favorite. He touched them, and had a great time. Forget the sharks!
My boys love sharks. We watch Shark Week every year and have been waiting for a chance to go see the sharks here in Vegas. Day after Christmas was the perfect opportunity!

Christmas Tourism

When we stay in Vegas for the holiday we head down town for some sight seeing. We always go to the Bellagio to see their garden, it's beautiful!
They really were happy to be there!
Brady snapped this one!
We also went to the Ethel M's Cactus garden. We went with grandparents and Sorenson cousins. It was a warm night and the kids loved all the lights! It was pretty awesome this year.

Letters to Santa

This year Brady wrote his own letter. It was very cute. All capitol letters.
Zachary's letter. He was sure Brady was asking for an, ICE box. not an X Box. So he asked for one too!
Love these boys!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Grandpa Linford

My sweet grandpa Linford passed away in December. He had battled Alzheimers for a few years, and had been ill. My last visit with him was in Ocotber. I went with my mom and took Wynnie. He told me to take good care of a little girl, keep a close eye on her. He said she was so cute! We also had a great talk about my mom. Grandpa said mom was always a good girl. That he loved her, and his smile while talking about her was so sweet. He even got a little choked up. It was a very tender conversation that I will treasure.

Grandma Linford and Auntie Marilyn at the luncheon.
B.J., Courtney, Mom, and me at the internment.
Newel and Alyson.
Marcus, leaving his flower on Grandpa's casket.
The services for Grandpa were lovely. It was a mini family reunion, we were sad for us but happy for Grandpa. The stories shared were fun and sweet, and spoke of the man my grandpa was. His Bishop gave my favorite talk, it was beautiful. The songs were about Heavenly Father, Celebration, and the Gospel. They were up lifting and taught us that we will be together again. I love my grandpa, he was an amazing story teller, a patient man, funny, hard working, loving, and in all things faithful to the Gospel, his wife and his desire to have his family be together forever. He will be missed. Love you Grandpa!

Dino Museum

Gwyneth loves glasses. This is her and Dramma making the same serious face! Pretty cute girls!
SHARKKKK!!! She loved the fence around the exhibit, she could lift herself up.
This shark is taking Brady awaaayyyyy!
Obviously he liked the sand tables!
We love going to the Dino Museum, and hadn't been in a while. So, since we had an unexpected trip back we had to go. It was a fun morning.

Home Again

We came home from Utah for a week before going rigth back. But in the middle I caught a few cute pics. The kids were so quiet, I got nervous, but this is what I found. Brady reading to Gwyneth, He is such a SUPER big brother!
She loved reading with him.
Baby girl has frizzy messy hair in the back. But it's not long enough for a single pony. 3 was the way to go!
It works!


My Sweet kids.
This is what 31 candles looks like. It was HOT!
This was my surprised face, waiting for my cake to come. Pretty good, right?
I had a wonderful birthday. I took myself shopping, got a chocolate cake, the perfume I asked for, and dinner at the BEST place. It was a fun night for the family too. Love them.


TaaaaDaaa! I made these! Pretty awesome. We didn't take many photos on the day. But it was great! Usually we tell what we are thankful for, everyone cries, and it's happy/sad. This year we told our most embarrassing moments instead. HILARIOUS! We stayed longer and laughed so hard, totally worth it! Alyson didn't share year!
Boys. This is how they do it.
I'm not sure if we said to make ugly faces or not. Take a good look. It's hard to tell.
Boys on a barn, life doesn't get any better!

Bunnies and Funnies

All 8 of the Cusick grandkids! They put on a skit, kind of, and had sooo much fun!
Sorenson's had new baby bunnies. We almost had to take one, whew, luckily we didn't! But the kids all loved them. Too bad they get big.
Morgan, Zach, Colby and Brady. All bunny buddies!
Zach put this on as part of the skits. Until it was on he thought it was a sailor shirt. The face says it all! Love this boy!

Utah Activities!

We got lucky over Thanksgiving to go on a Fire station tour with Lainey's preschool! They blew the horn and ran the siren, showed us the station, and the truck. Super cool.
Dada, Zach and Wynnie
Brady was the first to raise his hand when they asked who wanted to wear the suit, so he won. The let Zach put some on too! The best part was that as we got ready Zach wanted his hair spikey, "just like a fire man", so it was a full circle moment for him!
The clothes weighed more than Brady. We were lucky he didn't fall over!

A few Favorites!

This is how excited she got for the tree EVERY TIME I turned the lights on.
Zach lined up all the nativity people up in a specific order. It was very particular. I tried to take a few to set up and he got mad at me!