Here are the activites that have been going on in the last week while Jake was home and Christmas was ahappening at our home:
Here is my dad and Jake putting up the Christmas tree early on the morning that we celebrated the first day of Christmas -
Our "Christmas" Breakfast a few days later -
Later that day we went to visit Santa even though he already came to our house (classic picture) -
Then a few days later we exchanged gifts with Jake's family -
Jake trying to encourage Helen to play with her new dress-ups -
While Jake as home we made two trips to our beloved climbing place. The first picture is Helen enjoying the slushie - the rest of our meal purchased their was, well, craptacular.
This is an old photo to show you how Helen was before Jake went to "work" and then a bunch of pictures of us playing and climbing -
Helen was acctually going up the slide in this picture, which she figured out by herself-
Then we had a fun party Jake's cousins - we wore our ugliest swearters -
Then there was a Marble extended party the next day but I have no pictures. The day after that we finished our Christmas celebrations by touring Temple Square with Jake's family.
Now for the rewind of the year. Here is the sleuth of pictures I wanted to post over the year and never made time to bring the posts to life. Enjoy.
Hair in curlers -
Christmas weather in May -
Honey, I blew up the baby -
Sprial Jetty -
One morning Helen wouldn't sleep in her bed, so I told her it was time to get up for the day (as I was frustrated to no end) this is where she ended up falling asleep while I showered.
In Island Park -
4th of July -
4th of July -
Swimming lessons -
A toddler bed that didn't last too long - she has a regular twin bed now -
State Fair and fair food -
Helen loves these kitties -
One day Helen brought me a something (a long trail)- and we followed it back to where it orginated -
Helen must accessorize -
Helen loves ducks and feeding them -
or just enjoying the water -
Another toilet paper adventure - Helen bit a hole in the roll
And they have ducks in Arizona -
and water to play in -
The chic girl on the farm -
Merry Christmas Everyone - and if you made it this far in the post congratulations!