Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Museum of Natural Science

We took a trip to Raleigh and visited the Museum of Natural Science.  Jimmy loved seeing the fish, dinosaurs, big bugs! 

Christmas Activities!

We loved meeting Santa Claus.


We went and visited Raleigh temple and saw hundreds of nativities set up in the stake center.  Jimmy had a good time seeing the many Baby Jesus.

We also went to a Christmas Parade in chapel Hill.  Jimmy was pretty excited about the horses.

Family selfie!

Christmas Decorations

We love our little Christmas tree.

Jimmy's favorite part was "playing" with all of the ornaments.  He ended up breaking almost all of them.  "It's okay, Mommy, it happens."

I love my new nativity!  Please pray my boys don't break it!

Merry Christmas from the Howells!

Baltimore Trip

We had a blast in Baltimore over Thanksgiving Break.  We saw Santa Claus and the tree lighting with our cousins.

We ate two thanksgivings with lots of family.

We loved going to the Washington DC temple and meeting up with some Dallas friends afterwards.

All the cousins loved having a movie night and watching Frozen.  Reed loved getting snacks from everybody.

The boys loved spending time with grandma and grandpa!

This is how we roadtrip!  The boys did great and slept most of the time.

A major highlight was going to Cafe Rio!  

Wednesday, November 18, 2015



Kidzu and a Mess

Reed really loved the garden. 
And Jimmy loved working in construction.

And Mom loved cleaning up this mess after the boys dumped all the packing peanuts from my package.
"It's okay, Mom, it happens."

Life and Science Museum

Jimmy and Reed though the cloud was pretty cool! 

Jimmy's favorite part was the rocket.  He was inviting me to come on inside too.

Fire Station

For preschool, we had a tour of the fire station.  Jimmy loved being inside the fire truck and it took FOREVER to convince him to come out.  This is a picture of him telling me that the fire truck was his new house. 
Fire station selfie!

After the tour, we had a birthday party for everyone at preschool.  Fun stuff!

Then, we went and had a good time at the park.  

Good times!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015


Happy Halloween!

Curious George and his pirates. (Note: I wasn't going to dress up but I wanted $3 chipotle. Last minute dressing up was a success!)

Jimmy really wanted Reed to wear his eye patch, but Reed wouldn't have it.

Jimmy and Reed with his ward friends.  I absolutely love this picture with all the screaming babies. :)

The ward Trunk or Treat.  We decorated our trunk as a drive-in theater.