Friday, December 21, 2012

Colorado Trip

 We spent Thanksgiving day in CO with my mom and Tom this year.
Baby Emma snuggles
Grandpa time!

While we were there the girls got an early Christmas gift from my mom and Tom and from us. They were more than a little excited!!! So excited that they even napped in it.

My Alli! :)

We also decorated a gingerbread house when (soon to be) Aunt Katie came over to visit.

 Hannah ran in the Turkey Day 5K run with grandma and she did great!
After all of their hard work
The cheering section

Our stop by the Temple on the way out of town.
And the girls came home with Christmas dresses from Grandma.  Beautiful!

Papa's visit

Here is some of our fun from my dad's visit. He gave the girls some fruit snacks and fruit by the foot, a tradition that he and Nana started. We went and saw the movie Brave.  Nate's family came over for a pre-Thanksgiving dinner. And we enjoyed a special trip to Culvers.  There was also the whole sandbox project! We had so much fun with Papa!!!

"Papa is here today!" Hannah was excited!

Emma was so happy to meet her Papa!

The Sandbox

My dad (Papa!) came to visit the weekend before Thanksgiving and we put him to work! The girls, especially Allison, LOVE to dig in the dirt and play in the little sand table that we have. Now they can SIT in the sand to play! :) Papa and Nate put the box together and the next morning the sand was delivered. Papa even hid some coins in the sand as it was coming out of the truck. So far the girls have found a quarter and a penny and were THRILLED with their treasures!  I also got a little bench out of the deal! Thank you for your help, Papa!!! As you can tell from the pictures, the girls were plenty of help as well.