Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Emery and Sophie's Dance Recital

This was Sophie's first time taking a real dance class and she did great!

Emery and Sophie together, sooo cute!

Emery is a pro! She remembered all her moves.

Here's Sophie during her cartwheel solo!

The whole class!

Emery loves to dance, and she's so good at it too!

Sophie had so much fun, but mom said she had to choose either dance or softball for the spring (we did soccer and dance this fall and it was too much!) and she chose softball. you go girl!

These are all the girls that carpool together. Brett has picked them up every Tuesday for the whole year and he calls them HIS dancing girls! He bought them all a flower and gave it to them at the end of the recital!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

....Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas....

What fun we've had getting ready for Christmas, even if we are a little behind schedule! I usually have my Christmas cards out, presents wrapped, treats for our neighbors made, and the house decorated for weeks by now. Oh well, the point is that now it's Christmas at the Chapman house, hurrah!

This is what we day to do with Bailey to keep her out of all the decorations.
You would've thought that she would have screamed and cried, and hated it, but really she loved it.
She had toys in there to play with (and probably some pretzels too), plus she could see us and be with us!

She hasn't stayed away from the tree, though, but she is starting to realize that wooden ornaments and fake pine needles don't really taste all that great.

She is actually not bothering the Christmas decorations too much.

I know this picture is a little fuzzy, but I had to show what happens when we are all decorating the Christmas tree and we didn't realize that Maggie wasn't helping. She found a stamp and stamped up both arms, her hands, her legs, and her face!!! She knew she was in trrrrrrrrouble! (But of course I had to laugh and take a pic first, heehee)

And then there is Emery who had to get in on the fun, and instead of hanging up the stocking, wore the stockings!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Our Thanksgiving in Utah

This is our family on Thanksgiving Day outside the home of our good friends Eric and Amy Erickson. They live in Draper and we went to visit them and their three kids, Braiden-Paige-Cameron, for the holiday weekend. Now if I look a little tired to you, it's because we got in late the night before, after driving 12 hours in our truck (yes, 12 hours with all 6 of us in the truck!), and almost not even going because of the storm that came right when we were packing up. Whew!
We got to take the kids to the dinosaur museum that is right next to Thanksgiving Point. We had never been there before and there was so much to see and do. They had so much fun, we were there forever!! By the way, if you can't tell, we are about to be eaten by a giant T-Rex, ahhhhhhhhhhh!

I also got to go see "Twilight" again with Amy (and it was better the second time), and we did a little shopping. I would have really liked to do a whole lot more shopping, and gone to Temple Square, and more, but we did get to go out on a date with just the four of us- and that was fun! Next time we'll have to stay a little longer, if that's ok Ericksons? It was a great trip and we can't wait until the next trip.