Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Skiing....and SNOW!

Mike and Damon definitely took advantage of their breaks from school by going skiing, at least 6 or 7 times....and Damon also started his ski classes. He is LOVING it. It also snowed last week....and then I began experiencing the coldest cold that I have ever felt. -13 the other morning. Not kidding. Here are just some pics from the snow storm, and the skiing.

My sweet sweet Damon begged me to go out and shovel the neighbors sidewalks. I was so proud of him.....I know his grandpa is definitely proud.

I think Mike took this from a chairlift somewhere...
On his way to Killington - this was their third day in a row
starting ski class!
Mr. Santa brought Damon ski poles for Christmas! He was so excited.
this second storm also brought another ski jump to our porch. Thanks a lot for that. :)
all this skiing = a few naps here and there. I won't complain.
all geared up.
woo hoo!

What a wonderful Christmas!

As I mentioned in an earlier post, this was the first year in a very long time that we would not be in Utah for Christmas.....As much as we have loved spending this fantastic holiday with our was kind of special to finally do it on our own. I definitely took more videos than I did pictures....which I am now regretting....but I have to say that we (and our kids) definitely felt spoiled by our families this year. We were so grateful for their generosity.

wake up dad!!!!!
we were lucky enough to have these little guys jump in our bed, and hang out for a few minutes before we headed downstairs.
cute brothers.....heading down!

It didn't take long for Cars 2 to be in the computer for the boys to watch.
this went on for a while.....but I didn't even care. :)
Merry Christmas! (a few weeks late) :)

Monday, January 2, 2012

A Rash.....

So as I was getting home from the Christmas boutique (blogged about earlier), I walked in the door to find Damon, COVERED in a crazy rash. It went on for days...and days....I was so confused as to what would cause this....I couldn't think of any reason! no new food, no new laundry literally took me like 3 days to realize that he had eaten a new food....I had bought those french toast sticks (which I had never bought before) - and he had those for breakfast for 3 days....that is the ONLY new thing he had eaten...and it never even occurred to me that he would have an allergic reaction to it. So random!

he survived with the help of Benadryl every 6 hours, and lots of cortizone cream. I did end up finally taking him to the ER one night....because it just wasn't going away. They recommended Zyrtec, and it worked like a charm. Thank you Zyrtec. :)
No more french toast sticks for us.

Brixton.... lately our Mr. Brixton has realized that his tongue is long enough stick up into his nostrils. um....GROSS! He gets to his boogers before I even have a chance to wipe them! It's so gross, but seriously, there isn't much I can do about it! even more frustrating!

Brixton also has such a cute little friend, Eli. He loves him, and constantly is saying E-I. I love it.
his hair was getting LONG. I loved it. Mike did not.

so, he got a hair cut


Decorating the tree was a big deal for us....because we've never been able to do it before! Having a tree is so much fun! Damon had a play date the day we were our little buddy Alex got to help. He was thrilled.

so cute to watch Brixton help!
yea for Christmas trees!