This was our Montana year so we were very excited. The weeks leading up the boys would talk about going to MONTANA! We realized once we got there that Quinn must think Montana is the Phillips' house because every time we pulled in the driveway, he would yell "MONTANA!!" :)
We did the usual of driving to Dallas Friday night after work and staying in an airport hotel so we can catch our early flight the next morning. Here is a rundown of our schedule.
11:00 arrive at our hotel
1:00 am the first time both boys are quiet
3:15 am-wake up to catch the shuttle to the airport.
Here are the wild ya-hoos playing on the bed in the hotel.
We made the trip great and the awesome thing about flying so early is that we are there before lunch time so we don't waste the day traveling. Neither of the boys slept on the plane rides, but crashed the whole 2 hr. drive home from the airport.
That night was Christmas Eve. Sweet boys ready for bed.
q TOTALLY busted stealing Santa's cookies.
Santa was going to leave the boys this race track, but once we set it up, it was TERRIBLE. Tye and Kory tried to figure it out, but we figure we just got ripped off. Oh well. Thats the beauty of young children. They don't care. They never knew it was coming so they never missed it.
Opening the gifts Santa left
q showing Chief his "guy"
klp pumped about his flashlight.
Clint, Sydni, Sayler, and Hayven got there that afternoon so we were SOOOO happy to all be together. The kids got to open their gift from Chief and Gram which was this awesome Jeep! They all had so much fun on it!!
We were especially glad to have Sayler and her responsible driving abilities.
q waiting his turn...not so sure of Cooper.
Then he realized Cooper is sweet so they were buddies the rest of the week. Yes sweat pants and boots. Don't judge.
Hayven, Cooper, and qsp
Opening presents with the whole gang was fun. Here is uncle Tye helping klp with his new boa constrictor slap bracelet.......while wearing his new shades.
This is q's "seriously cool" face. He makes this face when he puts on the glasses.
I love the crazy-ness of all the toys, laughing, and wrapping paper! Of course, while watching the bball game! I have no clue why KLP has a shirt covering his head. Weird-o!
Hayven got a camera and I think it was EVERYONE'S favorite toy!
klp was pumped about the cattle trailer Uncle Tye got the boys. They are still loving this thing.
I may or may not have managed to get my hubby a pair of the Jordans that came out just before Christmas. Yes, the ones you heard about on the news where people were waiting hours and breaking doors off the hinges, etc. My cousin Jay was the elf that pulled through, as well as the random guy in Toys R Us who told us about a pre-release a store in a nearby town was doing. I was so glad he got them because this man NEVER wants ANYTHING. EVER.
KLP got me a pair of shoes too but he didn't have to risk his life to get them.
The Phillips brothers got to play in a bball tournament the day after Christmas in a nearby town. It was fun to watch all 3 play together and the kids had fun watching them. It was a day full of games for them but they won the tourney so it was worth it.
q and Hayven playing on the bed. They all played on the bed the whole time. Jumping and pretending to sleep (for 2 seconds) and then jumping some more. It was so fun to watch them play together.
More coolness in the shades.
The highlight of the trip was getting to feed the cows every morning so that is what most of these pictures are of.....
klp took his new flashlight with him EVERYWHERE. I guess you never know when you'll need it.
klp and Chief cutting the net wrap.
It wasn't too cold, so klp got to ride on the back of the truck a few times
Fun times on the Jeep. Not sure why they both have horrible looks on their faces.
Back to feeding cows......
qsp was probably trying to tell Chief where to go
Daddy and klp cutting
I just really like the cows when they're eating. I can't help but take pics.
q decided to lend a helping hand...
....while klp and Chief stayed in the warm pick up.
Uncle Tye's elk antlers...nice
I love these next few pics.....
tough guy klp workin' in the shop.
...but not too tough to still put his hand on Daddy's shoulder.
I wish I had a video of this because qsp was at the gate looking at this heifer and feeling all brave and stuff.....then she started walking over to the gate....
and he turned away saying "bye bye cow....I be right back."
haha. My sweet little fraidy cat.
We went bowing one of our last nights there. It was really fun!
Uncle Tye and klp
Gram, Daddy, and Q. I feel like I have NO PICS OF GRAM. SHEESH. I really didn't do a very good job with the pics...I missed a bunch.
Chief's finishing touch on one of his turns.
The whole bowling gang. Contrary to the look on my face, there was not a ghost behind the camera. Sheesh! Whats wrong with me??
In the Denver airport on the way home.
The boys were troopers on the plane rides. They did great. And crashed again as soon as we got in the car to head home.
It was a GREAT Christmas!