Thursday, January 27, 2011

Ice Skating!

We 'thought' it would be a good idea to take the kids ice skating last weekend.  We had to hold Violet and Preston up almost the entire time and my back was in massive pain by the end.  The good news is I got a good workout and the kids LOVED it and are asking to go back already!
Lacing up

Smallest size of skates they had size 5 and they were a little big!

Starting out

James carrying Preston after he fell (for the 100th time!)

Someone took pity on us and gave us this little contraption and Preston TOOK OFF with it!!!

Violet and I skating around (when we stopped for the pictures she was yelling "keep going mommy!")

By the end we had a good little skater on our hands (and sore backs!)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Violet turns 2!

My baby is TWO I am still not sure how that happened!  She wanted a 'Dora Party' and so I threw together a little party for her!

Violet wanted to get down because cousins were coming up to the door!

Her Dora cake with boots and backpack!

Blowing out the candles!

Opening presents!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Dorothy Turns 7!

Where has the time gone?  My little girl is growing up so much!  She turned 7 last week and had a 'Tangled' party.  She sent out 18 invitations and we had 21 show up, the girls had tons of fun and I was EXHAUSTED afterwards!!!
The invitations

Dorothy excited to see her presents!

The party


Playing in the castle

Dorothy with the pinata'

The Rapunzel cake!

Dorothy with the cake and cupcakes (she told me she does not like cake only cupcakes, so that's what the kids ate at the party!)

Singing Happy Birthday

Look at all the loot!

Gift bags (shampoo and conditioner, paint set, comb, hair fixes!)

After the party Dorothy chose to go and eat (at the place where they throw shrimp in your mouth) Tepanyaki

James and Violet (Preston watching the other tables show)

Preston with steak in his mouth!

Dorothy and Preston putting on a cooking show!

We came home and had cake and sang Happy Birthday again

Monday, January 10, 2011

Happy New Years!

We really love this holiday!  This year we had cheese fondue and ribs (from Texas Roadhouse and yes they were AMAZING!)  We spent the night playing games, rock band, planning our upcoming trip, and staying up till 3!!
Little New Year's baby!
Time to put the kids down and let the party begin!

Rock Band

Conrad and Adam rocking out!!

Happy 2011!!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

More Christmas festivites!

We had our Mickelsen family Christmas party, we read and acted out the Nativity, had our testimony meeting and enjoyed good food and good company! 
The kids doing the Nativity

Opening up gifts!

They all got 'pillow pets' from Grandma and Grandpa.  You have no idea how many times I heard the song "It's a pillow it's a pet, it's a pillow pet!"

During the partay!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy Birthday James!

After we flew back from Arizona we went to Logan to pick up the kids, and then headed back towards home.  We stopped on the way for a late lunch at Tepanyaki Steakhouse to celebrate James 34th birthday!
Dorothy was too busy watching the 'show' she could not even look at the camera!

Cookin' up some good stuff!!

James said the real gift was how well behaved the kids were during lunch!

Looking at the "Nemo" tank on our way out!