Thursday, December 29, 2011

Ice Skating

We took Fischer Ice Skating for the first time the other night.  I was surprised by how much he actually enjoyed it.  He wouldn't put much weight on his own feet but he sure loved being dragged around the ice.  By the end of the night Karl and my arms were pretty tired of holding him up.


We really enjoyed Christmas this year, besides from being sick with the stomach flu, we all actually enjoyed ourselves.  We love this time of year where we get to celebrate with family and friends.
One of our traditions is that the kids get new PJ's that they get to open up on Christmas Eve night. This is Fischer showing off his new pajamas.

It was so fun watching Fischer come down the stairs to see if Santa had come.  Upon seeing the tree and presents he replied with a quick "Wow!"
This is the bike that Santa left for him.  He was pretty excited about it.   

Sadie was also excited about Christmas. She was jumping around all over the place.  This is her asking me if she can open her gift next.  I find it so funny that the dogs get just as excited about Christmas as we do.

Of course we had to try out the new bike that Santa left for him. 

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Under the Bed

Nobody likes to get sick, particularly over Christmas.  Fischer hasn't been feeling very well the last couple of days.  It started right after his party and he's just slowly starting to feel better.  This is where we found him this morning, under our bed, asleep. 

Fischer-2 Year Pictures

"Swinging" Good Time

I can't believe Fischer is 2 years old.  He is such a fun kid to have around.  Fischer LOVES to golf so for his second birthday we decided to do a golf theme and take him Miniature Golfing.  The place we went to was PACKED with people.  Which I was surprised by seeing it was 4:30 in the afternoon on a weekday.  Either way the kids seemed to have a good time. 
Hole in One!
After golfing we went to the house for some cake.  We were suppose to have icecream as well but we forgot about it and it never made it out of the freezer to be eaten. OOPS.

Fischer's Cake
The 19th Hole-Party Cake

For party favors each of the kids got a inflatable golf club.

Thanks to everyone who came to the party.  

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Date Night

Karl received tickets to go to the Jazz game from his work.  With the holidays and other things going on, he and I haven't had a chance to go out just the two of us for awhile.  It was fun to get out for a night.
These were our seats, right next to the opposing team.  The guy sitting on the floor to the left was literally sitting in front of Karl.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Every year my Sister-in-law has a Christmas Party where even Santa shows up.  The kids loved seeing Santa and Fischer was no exception. 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


The past few days have been difficult.  Its been one of those weeks.  You know the ones that you hope you never have to experience again; but at the same time gain a better understanding of life and you realize all that you have.  That's how I feel.  I find myself doing alot of self-reflecting.  I know when all is said and done everything always works out the way it should, but it doesn't always make it easy.  Although I find myself feeling fine most of the time there are moments when I am sad.  I've heard this song many times but it seemed so fitting to my feelings lately.  I'm so grateful for a loving Heavenly Father who helps me see all the blessings in my life. 

Monday, December 12, 2011

Coca-Cola Children's Party

Every year Karl's work host a children's party for all of the employee's kids.  This was the first year we attended.  Fischer had a BLAST.  They held the party at Planet Play in Draper.  Each kid was given a free breakfast, a stuffed animal and a bunch of tokens for games.  Below are just a few of the things we did.


This was probably one of Fischer's favorite games.  Throwing the football with Dad. 
Of course we had to stop and play a round of mini golf.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Big Boy Bed

Fischer will be turning two soon.  Can you believe it?  I hardly can believe my little baby is already going to be two in a couple weeks.  We decided it was time for him to graduate into a big boy bed.  So for his birthday we got him a bed.  He LOVES his big boy bed.

New Traditions

I really wanted to start some traditions in our home that focused on the true meaning of Christmas; the Birth of Christ our Savior.  This year has been the first year I've really been able to implement them.  I have to say I'm loving these little traditions and Fischer seems to enjoy them so far.
Good Deed Manger
My father-in-law was nice enough to make this little manger for me.  Every time Fischer does something good, or ask for something nice he gets to take a piece of Hay (yarn) and put it in the manger.  The goal is that by doing good deeds we make a soft bed for baby Jesus to lay his head.  I LOVE this.  Fischer has really seemed to catch on and loves to be able to place hay in the manger for Baby Jesus.

Best Gift of All
For the past few year's I've looked around my house for a good place to put the manger scene.  I'm hoping at some point I will get a really nice manger but that will have to wait until my kid(s) are grown up enough to not break it.  So in the mean time, Fisher Price's Little people Manger is what we use. Besides, Fischer loves playing with the little pieces.   What better place to have a manger setting then under the tree.  After all, Christ truly was the best gift we will ever receive.

3 Gifts
This year we have asked Santa that he only bring three gifts for Fischer.  For starters, we didn't feel like he needed more then that with grandparents and other family around.  The meaning behind the three gifts...the Christ child received three gifts from the three kings. 
I'm looking forward to continuing these traditions as we add to our family.  I hope that by doing so, we will always remember what Christmas is about.

Christmas Tree

I LOVE Christmas.  Having Fischer around really brings the Christmas spirit to light.  This year Fischer helped me do the tree.  While decorating, every new thing I would place on the tree would be followed by a, "wow!"

A closer look at some of our cute decorations on our tree.

Bare Bottom Computer Baby

I guess some deals just can't wait. :)