Monday, January 23, 2012

Where's Waldo?

A few months ago I was called to be an adviser in Young Women's. I absolutely LOVE this calling! One of my favorite activities so far was Where's Waldo? We did this activity every year in my home ward and I knew it would be a hit in this ward....and boy was I right. The basic idea behind this activity is to have a group of adults dress in disguise as "Waldo's" and roam around the mall for the youth to find. They have a check list and the first team to get all the people checked off their list wins. We had a great group of Waldo's including my sister and her husband and myself. Here are some fun pictures from the night.

The whole group... all 11 of us!

The day of the activity I called the mall and arranged for these two to be janitors. It was awesome, they gave them official janitor shirts and brooms. I love Jason's wig...hilarious!

Elan was a cute old lady. It was pretty funny watching her walk around the mall!

And then there is me. I dressed up as a high school student and just sat right in front of the food court "studying" and texting the whole time! No one recognized me, not even the other leaders!

It was such a fun night and I can't wait to do it again next year!

Monday, January 16, 2012

All about Trey

On the 3rd of this month our little Trey turned 18 months old. For me this was a huge milestone! For months I have been battling Trey at church and pretty much got to the point of just taking him home because it was too hard. Now he is finally in nursery and everyone is loving it. For Christmas Trey got a drum set. He loves music and especially loves his drums. These pictures remind me of this post back when Tatum got his first drum set.

A few weeks before Christmas Trey fell and chipped his tooth (to read more about it click here). A week went by and he woke up with a swollen lip and his tooth was bleeding. I rushed him to the dentist were we found out the tooth had abscessed and needed to be pulled. We had it scheduled for a few days later but I wasn't happy with the plan. We took Trey in for a second opinion where the dentist said he might be able to save the tooth. The next morning we brought Trey in for the surgery. They put him under and starting drilling his tooth when they found it couldn't be saved. So they had to pull it. I was pretty sad about it but soon realized that it wasn't that big of a deal. Yes he will be my little "toothless" for a few years until his adult tooth comes in, but it hasn't changed a thing about him. If anything it adds a bit more personality :)

Trey is a very curious and mischievous kid. He currently has an infatuation with Monkeys...and actually reminds me of Curious George. With Tatum we never had to child proof anything because he simply wouldn't get into anything. Trey is completely opposite. If there is something you don't want him to have, he will find a way to get it. This is a typical day for Trey...

For his 18 month check Trey came out above average on all of his stats. Which means in no time he will surpass Tatum! We just love this little monkey more than anything and wouldn't change one thing about him!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

New Years with the Bradley's

A few days after Christmas my family came in town. They were here for 5 days and got to spend New Years with us. We all saved some presents so that we could have a "second Christmas" together. 

Eryn got all new snowboard gear

Trey liked her goggles

 I was so excited to open my toms from Elan :)

Jason got his Tebow jersey

My parents both got homemade gifts this year. Elan made my Mom's apron, and together we made my Dad a quilt.

I love how the quilting looks like waves, so appropriate for my Dad.

We had a little something special hidden in the quilting. Our family has a little phrase that we say anytime we close a conversation called "sly". It means sure love you and started back when my parents were dating :)

During the opening of presents, Eric was working hard on his puzzle...the most impossible puzzle ever!

Elan and Jason played a trick on Tatum...hilarious!

The kids love their Grandparents!

On New Years Eve we spent the night playing Just Dance. We even got my Dad and Jason dancing!

Before my family left town we got a day of Skiing in. I didn't take any pictures due to the injury that I sustained. It was not fun, but I think I am finally recovering :) Everyone had so much fun which is all that matters. Can't wait for our next trip together!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

A day out with Grandpa

During the week after Christmas Grandpa Scott had a slow day at work and decided to take all the grand kids to the Church History Museum. The kids loved it and had so much fun with Grandpa. Afterwards he took everyone out to lunch. Such a fun memory!

I'm pretty sure you aren't supposed to sit on these...but a lady walked by and said I'd better take a picture, so I did!

All of this kids had a turn giving talks from the pulpit.

Trey loved to see all of the prophets. He would just run from one pic to the next and yell "Ho-Ho". He thinks that anyone with a white beard is Santa :)

Upstairs they have a huge area for kids. They all had so much fun dancing, building forts, and fishing from the boat.

Thanks Grandpa for such a fun day!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Christmas 2011

Wow I think this is the longest I have gone without blogging! My computer got a HUGE virus on it and I couldnt upload pictures or even get online. But all is well now so its time for some mass updating. 

This year we had a lot going on around the Holidays that it made our Christmas a bit crazy. We still had an amazing Christmas and were so blessed to spend time with both sides of the family.

Our Christmas started out with our ward party. Santa came to visit the kids and Tatum was first in line to see him. Trey wasnt very happy about sitting on his lap, he preffered to look at him from a safe distance.

We actually got some snow for a day, not much, but enough for the kids to play for a bit. You can see in this picture Trey's top lip is super swollen from his tooth infection...more on that later!

Elfie came to visit again. Trey is in LOVE with this elf. Every morning he would search the house with Tatum and yell "Elfie" everytime he would see him. He still is obsessed with him and watches the movie at least twice a day!

Christmas Eve was spent at the Wilson's for dinner and the nativity. Poor Tatum had gotten pink eye a few days before.

Christmas morning was nice. The kids had a blast and it was so nice to spend the morning with just us.

Before church we sneaked in a few pics all dressed up.

After church we opened presents. I started a new hobby...quilting! I love making quilts! I made Eric a "BYU" quilt with a soft minky back. I'm pretty sure he loves it because he sleeps with it every night :)

We then went up to Eric's parent's house for dinner, presents and games.

It was the perfect Christmas...minus the lack of snow :)