Monday, December 12, 2011

DECEMBER (First Half)

Here is our BEFORE Christmas Post: 
Hopefully I will find time to blog right after Christmas, not 3 months later :)

Jarom's Birthday Party:
Hayden's second best friend, Jarom, (Daddy's first) turned 3 at the beginning of the month.
There were lots of fun things at the party.
A Pinta:

(Boys loved it, Nerve Racking for the Adults)


And Good Friends:

Joshua and Jocelyn
(This is the little boy that Hayden confused Jocelyn with when she was born. 
And why we now nickname Jocelyn, "Josh-win"!)

Visit from Amber and Emi Barfield:
Festival of Trees:

Hayden and Emi showing-off their prizes.


Emi HAD to share with Mommy :)

Baking Cookies

Playing on the Computer

Shopping at Quilted Bear:

(Good thing Kids are Techno Savvy, or else Quilted Bear would be DESTROYED!)

First Snow Plow of the Year:

There was just barely enough snow for Brian and Hayden to use the snow plow. Good thing they plowed when they did, cause it melted a couple hours later. :)
Boys and their Toys!

Decorating the Christmas Tree:
Hayden was a great helper this year.
The only problem was that once he found a good spot to hang ornaments,
he continued to hang them ALL in that spot:

He also hung them really LOW:

My handsome tree decorator:

That night, after decorating the tree, I wrapped presents. So when the kids woke the next morning there were presents under the tree. 
Hayden asked if he could open them. When I told him that he had to wait, he then asked if he could "build towers" with the gifts:

What a creative little guy I have!

Since decorating the tree, I have found Jocelyn rolling and scooting towards it, until she is situated just under the branches. She stares and stares at the lights:

Occasionally I will also find Hayden under the branches with his sister:

Love for Daddy:

Brian has been super busy at work, and now he is taking finals. So when he gets home at night the kids just want some cuddles. Hayden says, "I jus' missed you, daddy". 

Hayden is a huge copycat. If Brian or I have said it, or done it, you can bet Hayden is going to repeat it. My favorite is that he calls Jocelyn, "Pretty Spits" (Brian calls Jocelyn "pretty girl" and "Miss Spits", so Hayden calls her "pretty spits"). Hayden loves to play games that he has seen Brian or I play with Jocelyn. Here is a video of the two of them playing Peek-A-Boo:
So far the worst thing Hayden has copied are the words, "dang it".
But he says, "Bang-it" :)

Hayden came to me the other day with some trail mix in his hand and said, 
"Mom, I like the banana nuts." He was talking about cashews :) 
What a funny, yet smart little guy.

Lights at Temple Square:

The Kids

Hayden and Mommy in front of the SLC Temple

Hayden and Daddy

Jocelyn all bundled-up

Again, Daddy and Hayden.
 The Conference Center Waterfalls

Christmas Card Pictures:

Wishing all our friends and family a 
Very Merry Christmas!


Classic Skate with Tina and Gavin Wissinger:
Hayden absolutely LOVES playing with Gavin, so I had to include some video from Gavin and Hayden hanging-out at Classic Skate. It's not the most interesting video, but I know that Hayden will want to watch it over and over again.

I find these pictures hilarious.

Hayden INSISTED that he needed to skate with Gavin. It was so much fun to watch.
(am I a mean mom?)

As you can tell from the picture, it didn't go like Hayden had planned.

Lazy Days at the Quigley House:

First Snow of November

Hayden building Marble Works

(looks like she could use a little more beauty rest)

More Marble Works

Jocelyn Chillin'
(look at those thunder thighs)

Enjoying the Warm Weather:
Utah never has dependable weather.
One day it snows, and the next we are out playing with only a jacket. 

Daddy was working outside, so we took the 4-wheeler for a little spin in the yard (the only benefit for not having your yard finished)

Cousin Dinners:

Jocelyn and Aunt Kimmy

Jocelyn Rolls Both Ways:
It's so cute to see Hayden be a big brother.
He is always looking out for Jocelyn and trying to teach her new things.

Thanksgiving with the Quigley Clan:

Our First Time Meeting Sam

The Cousins: Hayden, Jocelyn, and Sam

Lunch at J Dawgs

Brandon teaching Hayden a New Song:

Turkey Bowl:

Jocelyn, Pops, Hayden, Brian, Brandon, Sam, Blake, Kyle, and Nana

Daddy with the Kids

Hayden, Daddy, Jocelyn and Mommy

After all the football excitement, Hayden came to me and said,
"Mom, a football is a ball with elbows" :)

Preparing for the Feast:

Blake, Jocelyn, and Nana


Hayden with a side of carrot

Jocelyn ALWAYS with a glass of milk:

"I don't want to be eaten"

Just think of it as a warm bath:

"Oh! That's not too bad."

And top it off with a little Sammer:

"My Mommy would never eat me, I'm too cute."

Well, if we can't eat them, then they can be little helpers:

Mommy's little Cooking Helper

Nana and Hayden making Cookie Turkeys:

Which Turkey is Cutest?

The Turkey Feast:

Pops, Brian, Hayden, Blake, Megan, Brandon, Nana, and Kyle, (Jessica taking picture), and...

...Sam asleep in the swing, and...

...Jocelyn hanging-out under the lights.

The Clean-Up Crew:

Kyle, Brian, Brandon, and Blake

Sack-Out Time:

Blake, Hayden, and Megan
(too stuffed to move)

Hayden got ahold of the camera on Thanksgiving. I ended up with a lot of pictures of "The Black Abyss". But I kept this picture:

Hi Megan!
Maybe Hayden is aspiring to be an abstract photographer!?

The Quigley Cousins:

Jocelyn, Hayden, and Sam

Hayden's Room Make-Over:
While Pops visited for Thanksgiving, he put bead board in Hayden's room. Thank you Pops! 
(Picture to come of finished product)