Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Morning

I don't know about you, but we are ridiculously slow on Christmas morning. (as Josh, Wesley and Landon will tell you in no mixed words.)  There is something so beautiful about waking up hearing tiptoes to the Christmas tree and then shouts of joy as all of our little spies realize that Santa indeed did come...(even after all of Mom's threats that "Santa saw that and he might be moving your name to the naughty list...")  
We love to drag out Christmas morning as long as possible.  You know; make a nice warm fire, have a big delicious breakfast, read about Christ in the scriptures, tidy up a little, and then finally open presents.  I took this picture when we finally announced to the boys that it was time to open presents.  

We got distracted and forgot to take many pictures, but we had a perfectly beautiful Christmas together.  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  


We can hardly believe it, but our sweet babies turned one last week!  What an incredible gift to have been blessed with these two angels.  We feel like the luckiest family on earth.  We thank Heavenly Father every day for Allison and Jackson.  Remember how little they were?  

We had a birthday party for them and we all had so much fun watching what they were most excited about.  We tied a bow on Jackson's head and he left it on almost the whole time!  He knew he looked adorable.  He is fascinated with Alli's hairbows that she always wears and he must wonder why we never put any bows on him!  
Allison was pretty surprised that we gave her a little piece of cake with whipping cream on it.  She couldn't decide if she was supposed to eat the cake or the plate...but she figured it out and had a great time!
Jackson loved the feeling of power you can only experience by holding and eating your very own piece of cake!  
The biggest hit of all for Jackson was probably the balloons!  He was mesmerized by them, as was Alli!  
Allison was such a girl!  She snuggled all of her new outfits that she got and held them up to her to see how they looked.  
Our precious babies have such wonder and excitement as they experience all these brand new things in life.  
Happy Birthday Allison and Jackson!  We love you forever and we thank you for every beautiful bit of joy you have brought to us.  Now, don't be in such a hurry to turn two...

Friday, December 12, 2008

An early Christmas present!!!

Jenna and Jeremy had a beautiful baby girl on Thursday, December 4th.  She is so adorable!  She is named Londyn and she weighed 5 lb. 12 oz.  Here is a picture of Jenna and Jeremy and their sweet Christmas present when Londyn was one day old.  Aren't they all so beautiful? 

Look at how sweet she is! 

Jenna is such an incredible mom.  She is having so much fun and we are all having so much fun watching how excited she gets about every little thing.  It is so fun watching my baby sister have her own little sweet baby.  Isn't life beautiful?
Congratulations Jenna and Jeremy!  Merry early Christmas!  We love, love, love you!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Oh Jackson...

The time has finally come for Jackson to have an all-out haircut.  He has had trims up to this point, but he is really quite a hairy little fellow.  So, Jeremy and I embarked on our daring adventure and started his haircut.  Here's his before shot...
He was so incredibly wiggly that I was certain this was going to be a disaster of a haircut.   But, then something incredible happened.  We got the clippers out to "buzz" the back and he didn't move a muscle the entire rest of his haircut.  Our other boys have all wiggled even more the moment they felt the buzzer for the first time.  But Jackson was so intrigued by his new "massage" that he stayed perfectly still.  Miracles do happen!  Here's the middle of the hair-cut we were sure was doomed for failure.  (At this point, you all would have thought so too!)
And here's the finished product.  Jackson all grown up!  What a little man!
So from now on, Jackson can take a number when it's haircut time.  He gets to get in line with all five of the Ostler men who patiently wait for their turn in Mom's hair salon. (AKA the laundry room)  :) 
We love you Jackson, you adorable little creature!