Thursday, December 29, 2011

Taking the boys for a walk in Laguna with Grandma

Riding his new big boy scooter he got for Christmas

When trying to take a picture with my boys this is about as good as it gets!

I LOVE all of  the foliage at the beach. The colors, textures, and variety of plant life is so beautiful.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Luke's Birthday

Since Luke's Birthday is on Christmas Eve we decided to celebrate a few days late. We went to 5 Guys for dinner,
then back to Grandma and Grandpa's for cake and ice cream

Just look at that Face. What a happy birthday boy!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Day Walk

Four of the sisters. Note the two on the left are ultra stylish college girls and the two on the right are just boring moms!No offense Becky =)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas Eve & Happy Birthday Luke!

My sister, cousin and my kids.
 Angel: Ami, Joseph: Ollie, Shepherds: Andin & Carson, Mary: Cam, Baby Jesus: Mara
 (Luke was too busy playing in the fruit bowl to participate) 

**Luke birthday pictures to come

Santa's SurpriseVisit

A few nights ago we had a knock at the door and who was it? SANTA! Santa and a few of his helpers stopped by to give Luke and Carson a present. Carson was so excited, Luke not as much =). What wonderful friends we have!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Boys Birthday Pictures

Luke's 1-year-old pictures:

Carson's 3-year-old pictures:

The together shots (this is as good as they got.)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas came a little early this year

Steve has been gone all month working in Texas, yuck I know. I don't know how single moms do it, it sucks. My wonderful mother-in-law was here all last week helping out and the week before that I got babysitters for a few of the days so I could have a break. Anyway, Steve is home now for a few days and since he won't be home for Christmas, another yuck, we decided to celebrate a little early this year. Here are some pictures from this morning.

Luke is turning into such a big kid. I can't believe he'll be one on Saturday!
This was a real hit from Grandma Bonner. All the tools are even real!

For all you worried about me and the kids for real Christmas we will be with my family so we're good. I'm sure Carson will love having Christmas twice this year!

Christmas Morning Video:

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Ornament Exchange 2011

Every year a group of us do an ornament exchange. I love this tradition! Here is all of us from this year's exchange.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Pre-School Holiday Party

Today was Carson's pre-school holiday party. I forgot my camera so here are a few  from my phone. (I hate taking pictures on my phone.) Oh, well. I love his little class and all of his teachers. I'm so grateful there are people out there who LOVE to teach pre-school, because I wouldn't!

Dental check-up take 2

6 months ago Carson had his first dentist appointment and it was a nightmare. Imagine screaming, crying, being pinned down, you get the picture. So I was more than a little hesitant when he had his second appointment yesterday. I am pleased to say he did amazingly well! He opened his mouth wide and let them do everything they needed to do. They even were able to take X-rays. (The hygienist promising him 4 prizes might have encouraged him a little too.) It's amazing how much they grow-up in 6 months.
(They ask them if they want to wear sunglasses because of the lights)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Card 2011

2011 has been a year of changes for us. We turned into a family of four with the birth of our little Luke William, last Christmas Eve. He was quite the Christmas surprise! Luke is an angel baby. His is a good balance to Carson’s wildness. He loves to sit and watch his big brother play and is a really good sport when Carson plays a little too rough!  Luke is good at entertaining himself. He just learned how to climb up the stairs and is very proud of himself. Luke is a snuggler. He loves to cuddle and hug and kiss and is just the happiest little guy.

Carson just turned three and is a ball of energy! He loves to climb, run, and jump on anything and anyone. He has been in speech for the last six months and has started pre-school this month. His speech is improving every day and he is so excited to start school! Carson learned to swim this summer and can swim from one end of the pool to the other. A few of Carson's favorite things are; Go Diego Go, Toy Story, library books, candy, nursery at church,  playgroups, the beach, snuggling with Mom and Wrestling with Dad.

Steve continues to enjoy working for Shell Oil. We feel very blessed that he has a good, secure job. He is back in Young Men’s at church and working with the 14-15 year-old boys (all 16 of them). He got some water skiing in this season, but not nearly enough, in his opinion.

I’ve adjusted pretty well being a Mom of two. It is crazy how busy they keep me! I was released from Young Women’s President when Luke was born and am now a Relief Society instructor.  I am lucky to have great girlfriends here and enjoy all the girl time Steve lets me have.

We wish each of you a wonderful and joyous holiday season as we celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.  Love, The Bonners

**Here are some of our other pictures...