Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sadie's First "Friend" Birthday Party

Sadie and her friend Laine had a super fun birthday party at a children's salon called Jack and Jill's. The girls got to have their hair done, nails painted, made bracelets and tiaras, played a couple of games, and ate snacks and cake. (Check out the princess cake I made...definately not professional looking, but not bad for me!) Sadie said it best by saying, "That was the best party EVER!" When I asked her what her favorite part was, she said "Getting my hair made." We left her style in for 3 or 4 days-she was sad to take it out. Laine's mom, Autumn made adorable goodie bags/purses for the guests to take home. Best of all, I didn't have to clean up! :) I'm so glad that Sadie and Laine had a good time.

Mom and the birthday girl!
Half of the friends that came
The other half
Pure Joy
Make a wish!

Placing the candles
Princess Bingo
Kiss the Frog game
Getting her hair done!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sunny Day!

Unfortunately, the sun doesn't come out much here in the Spring, but when we do have sunny days we are sure to get out and enjoy.

My Kids!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Eliza Claire -8 months

Eliza keeps getting bigger (despite my efforts to keep her tiny). She is still such a pleasant little girl. Every morning-and every time she wakes up from a nap Sadie and Connor greet her as if they haven't seen her in ages! It really melts my heart to see how much they love her. A few things she is up to now...
-Two teeth-a third top tooth coming in
-Trying so hard to crawl-she can scoot or roll pretty much anywhere she wants to go. I think she will be crawling for real VERY soon.
-Sitting up
-Loves to EAT
-She can wave and clap
-She can mimic sounds that the kids make (ie clicking tongue, smacking lips, squealing)
-Sleeping well for naps and at night (HOORAY!)
-Still completely in LOVE with Cooper.
-She reaches for me and says mama-not sure if she knows what she is saying, but I love it!
-She is starting to have some strong opinions and doesn't hesitate to let us hear about it.

First time playing down on the grass.

I wish I could say I got as many smiles from her as the dog does, but this picture says it all. Guess who she is looking down at?

Cute Cousins

While I was in Utah I got to spend some time with my sister and cute nieces and nephew. I can't believe this is the first time I got to meet sweet Lucy. Ethan, Ashley, Jane, and Lucy are all such good kids. I am soooo sad we don't live closer to them so our kids can play more.

Lucy with sweet "taters" all over her!
These girls totally beat me at the "Pretty Princess" game
Eliza looks like she is saying "Man! Why can't I move...I'm just stuck sitting here!"
Happy Girl-she was such a good little traveler.

My favorite

A Visit with Grandpa and Jean

I had such nice weekend in Utah visiting my Grandpa and Jean. We played cards, watched General Conference, went to lunch, and spent some good time just chatting. Grandpa, of course, made us a yummy breakfast that only he can make, and his world famous Sunday pot roast. I sure love him!

Sunday Dinner

Jean and Grandpa really kicked our butts at canasta-(as you can tell I don't like losing) :)

Celebrating Grandma Anette's Birthday

We always love when Grandpa and Grandpa come for the day on the weekends. The kids get SOOOOO excited and wait by the window all morning until they arrive. A couple of weeks ago, the kids planned a little birthday celebration for Grandma (a few weeks late). We made yellow cupcakes with chocolate frosting and Sadie picked flowers (or some may call then weeds :) to decorate them. Yum!

Connor, E, and Grandpa
What do you think Eliza has her eyes on?
Pretty ladies! Sadie played Happy Birthday on the keyboard.