Sunday, December 30, 2007

Wii Fun!

On Saturday my family (minus Brenton, he's in Hungary on his mission, love ya B!) came up to see us since we where unable to go down for Christmas. We where able to meet my brother's girlfriend, Nicole. My parents had never tried the Wii, so we had some fun after lunch!
Mom & Dad trying the Wii for the first time, as Cameron, Destiney, Garrick, Aleksia, Trestin, Than, and Nicole (not in the picture, she was too far to the right) watch and cheer them on.

Aleksia is pretty easy competition for Than, but it is good for her hand eye coordination.

Mom was very intense, and Dad was pretty laid back about it...

...then he beat her bad, and the competition (for Mom) was on!

Dad and Cameron "Racing Cows" as Destiney and Aleksia wait their turn (even Aleksia was easy competition for Destiney who had never played either).

Nicole, who's Grandparents have a Wii, has had a little more experience then Dad, so he lost. But he was a good sport!

It was fun to hang with my family despite the short time (I had to work that night, leaving at 6:10pm). And it was finally nice to meet Nicole, whom I had heard alot about.

Who knows, maybe we'll get to see alot more of her . . .

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Our First Christmas on our own!

This year was our first year not going to the Tri-Cities. I had to work the floor (Med/Surg Night shift charge nurse) Friday-->Sunday, then I was on call for L&D on Christmas Day. At first I was sad, about not being able to participate in all the family traditions, but this year we got to start our own, which was kinda nice.
Our tiny little tree, someday we'll get a bigger fake one, when we have a real house.

All bathed and ready for Santa to come. Aleksia trying to keep Trestin there for a "Kodak Moment"

"Mom! We have to make cookies!" says Garrick at 5pm on Christmas Eve.

"Why?" I asked. "For Santa!" he replied.

Seeing as I still had a TON to do, plus be in on the "Christmas Call" to my brother on a mission in Hungary (love ya Uncle B!), I came up with this,

"How about we leave a healthy snack for Santa ('cause Santa's still trying to loose the baby weight left from 3 kids!)"

So below the stockings (Santa just fills stockings at our house, why should we give the credit to an imaginary guy for buying them toys) they put their treats for Santa and the reindeer (carrots).

All tucked in, cause Santa can't come till your asleep ya know!

He wasn't quite sure what to do, but he sure enjoyed it by all the funny faces he'd make!

Aleksia getting a chest of princess dress up clothes. She'd wear one set for a while, then would change into a different one, a true girl, changing her clothes 50 million times a day.

He was sooo excited to have a tool set like we gave to Kody & Jack. As we where rapping theirs he cried because he wanted them. Little did he know, he'd be getting the same set.

Great Grandma Huston & Grandpa Huston got her a tiara, earings, and a "magic wand." She was in HEAVEN! "It's sooo beautiful Mom!" she'd say as she hugged it.

Mr. Excited!

Hope you all had a Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Trestin's Firsts

Trestin brushing with Aleksia (I think you can see her toes her mouth is open sooo wide!)

Brushing with Garrick. Trestin SCREAMS when you take his toothbrush away. I don't know if it's the good hygeine he likes or the play time with it, either way I'll take it.

Bubble Bath
I put bubbles on his nose, it TOTALLY through him off. He was swinging his arms all over trying to get them off, but loving it at the same time.

Now he's having some fun! You can see his 5 teeth! A 6th has been just below the surface for at least a week now.

Bubble Boy!


Than said "Peek-a-Boo" to Trestin, and he all the sudden grabbed Aleksia's jammie and started playing peek-a-boo! It's his new favorite thing now. He'll grab any type of cloth, and start playing and wait for someone to join him.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! Here is our (unfocused) Christmas card. Sorry, our camera doesn't do close up focused shots. I am sending some of you one (those that I have addresses for), but thought it would be fun to send a picture of it to everyone. I have some extras, so if you don't get one, and want one, send me your address. To clarify; it says "The Huston's" at the top, at the bottom is says " Than Garrick Aleksia Trestin Danielle", they have giggly eyes and pom pom noses, and yes... they are our thumb prints. Trestin's where kinda tricky, and took a while to do, since he only cooperated for about 10 at a time as I held him tightly like a football with one arm and got his thumb print with the other. Needles to say, they turned out pretty cute I think. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


We got about 5" of snow on Sunday night --> Monday morning. I was too dead to the world on Monday (after working Sunday night) so on Tuesday after school and after Trestin was down for a nap, they FINALLY got to play.

Mommy pulling them in the sled. They are heavier then they look.

A snow fort that we (well, Mom) built.

Garrick the Snow Angel

Little Miss Me Too

"Let me help you, Garrick!"

They would take turns pulling eachother. Aleksia is stronger and would last longer then Garrick. But hey, it occupied them, and I didn't have to pull them anymore! Woo hoo!

Letter Q & T Days

The kids glueing their fabric quilts. Q was a hard letter to figure out what to do.

Aleksia's finished quilt

On T day, today, we made turtles. They had more fun making them then eating them. Nobody is a fan of pecans I found out!

Our turtles

Princess Wishes

On November 28th, we went to Spokane and watched Princess Wishes with cousins Sloane and Stella (and Aunt Sarah and Uncle Courtney too). The kids, especially Aleksia LOVED it!
Sorry, I didn't flip it. But here is Aleksia, dressed in her Princess Aurora clothes, ready to go watch "Princesses on Ice"

Cinderella in her carriage

Ariel, prior to being changed into a human by Ursula

Aleksia and Garrick enthralled in the show. The smiles on their faces when it started where priceless. It make me forget that I couldn't see a thing because Amazon Woman was sitting in front of me.

The finale when Mickey and Minnie (they'd come out in between the Princesses, introducing them) and the Princesses and their Princes

Tinkerbell rode in the carriage during the finale.

Happy Thanksgiving!

We where able to go down to Tri-Cities briefly for Thanksgiving. I had to work the weekend, but Than was still able to wake up prior to the butt crack of dawn to do some "Day after Thanksgiving Shopping."

Cousing Sloane was combing Garrick's hair as they watched Spounge Bob Squarepants

My fruit cabob turkey, that turned out kinda cute!

Aleksia was insistant on sitting by Grandpa

The kids doing some crafty stuff I brought to help keep them occupied while everything got set up for Thanksgiving lunch

It was a very tiring day!