Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas Morning

We had a fun Christmas morning once everyone finally woke up.  I was chomping at the bit and even took a shower before the kids woke up.  Didn't they know it was Christmas!?!?

Caroline on her new slide.

Ben was way more interested in his bottle than any gift around.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Caroline at 2 1/2

Caroline loves trains, dancing, helping mom cook, watching tv and playing with the ipad, riding in dad's truck, visiting grandma and grandpa, playing with her cousin Scott, going to church and nursery, dancing, reading books, opening doors, climbing on furniture, and being a cute little girl.
She is getting much more social with other kids her age, and is also about to get her top canine teeth. She is growing like a weed and getting more talkative and opinionated every day.

We definitely have a two year old in the house, and we love it... most of the time.

Christmas Eve with the Ridges Family

For Christmas Eve we went over to Jared's parents for the annual festivities which include eating a lovely dinner, reading the Christmas story while the kids assemble the nativity, and opening gifts.  It's a fun time that we look forward to.

Caroline loves Loves LOVES this book; The Caboose who got Loose.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Pre-Christmas festivities

It's the most wonderful, fun packed, craziest, grandest time of the year!

There are so many fun things to choose from at Christmas time- here are some we chose:

Festival of Trees with Grandpa & Grandma Ridges, Mary Jean, Anna, Jamie, & Scott

Mapleton City tree lighting with a real Reindeer. We also went to Spanish Fork Parade of lights but it was hard  to get a good picture.
Warming up in the Family History Center at Temple Square

Temple Square

Building  A Graham Cracker House

Friday, December 18, 2015

Basketball Game

Good times made even better when BYU won.  I can't even remember who they were playing. :/ Thanks to the Mendenhalls for the free tickets!

Monday, December 14, 2015


On the first really good snow we got we went to a good sledding hill with the seemingly hundreds of other kids who had just gotten out of school and had a few good runs.  Caroline was a little hesitant at first  but didn't want to leave once she got the hang of it.  We followed up with a little bit of sledding at Grandma and Grandpa's little backyard hill the next day and Ben was happy to watch from inside :)