Saturday, December 20, 2008

Utah Gymnastics Red Rocks preview

The boys still enjoy going to Utah gynmastics so we went to their exhibition a week ago. There wasn't many people there so we spread out and the kids had a blast. The best part of the night was Swoop (the utah mascot)coming over to see the kids. Jake and Zach were so excited. They love it everytime they get to see him. The babies on the other hand, you never know how they are going to react. We have had some great pictures taken with him and the babies, but this was not going to be one of those great pictures. As you see in the picture, they were not happy at all to see this giant red tail hawk trying to hold them. Needless to say, they didn't get a picture that day. That is Ryan screaming in the picture. Alex was too you just can't see him.

Babies first Haircut

Well I couldn't take it anymore. When your twins look like Doc Brown from Back to the future it is time to fix things. They also have been mistaken as the cutest girl twins and someone else also told Jeff's sister Adrienne(while holding Alex) I quote "you have the cutest little girl. She looks just like you." They still had such cute curls but they were a bit out of control so Jeff's cousin Becky came over and we set up shop in the shower. The boys did great. They didn't cry much. I think they were more confused on what the heck was going on. We got them in and out so fast we didn't give them much time to get mad. There haircuts are so cute. They look so different. Alex more than Ryan I think because Alex's hair had gotten so long. But they are still adorable but they look like boys now. Here are a few pictures of the experience.

Jake's Powwow at school

I forgot to post from Jake's powwow at school. It was so cute. They had worked on it during November and performed right before Thanksgiving. It had all the first grade classes and each class had their own class dance and then they did a few all together. He worked so hard on his little outfit and props. We were so proud.

This first picture is of him getting ready to do his class dance. The girls did it first and then the boys repeated. Here is a video of him doing the dance and then the second video is of the Bear Dance that all the classes did together.

Monday, December 1, 2008


We had a great Thanksgiving. Of course the time off school was great but just being able to relax and play with the kids was great. The kids got a little bored not being in school. They had a fun break though. The day before Thanksgiving the kids helped me make some turkey cupcakes. We had a ton of fun but they got bored quickly. Zach lasted about 15 minutes and Jake lasted almost until we were finished. They turned out pretty good if I do say so myself.

Thanksgiving Day was at our house. All of the Jacksons came. After lunch we went bowling and then returned to our house for snacking and dinner with the left overs. It was a great day. Then on Friday was shopped and then Jake and Zach went with Val and Age to help decorate up at Ed and Beth's.
They still have a huge tree and need help. I was told that the boys helped tons but I am sure it took a bit longer with their help. They loved being able to help though. Zach had a break down when he couldn't get the ornament to stay on the tree but after calming him down he continued to help. My crazy Zach. The break was great and we are now looking forward to the 2 weeks off at Christmas and whether we will be home for the holidays or off to a bowl game. We will keep you posted. Love to all.