Monday, October 31, 2011

Princess Party

Kierra always sees her big sisters get to go their parties and hang out with their friends and all Kierra wants to do is be big like them. This time it was her turn to go to her very own party! And any time she can really dress up like a princess she is even happier! Thank you to Kierra's sweet friends that made her day by inviting her to the perfect princess party!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Fun with Cousins

Matt's brother and his sweet family came to visit for a night and a day! We watched their 3 oldest while they took their baby up to a doctor's appointment in Salt Lake. We don't get to see our Wyoming cousins very often so we kept the kids home from school that day so that they could all hang out and play! They had such a great time! These are some sweet sweet kids with the greatest hugs ever. We sure LOVED our time with them!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Celebrating Kaylee's Birthday

Kaylee's birthday was on a Saturday and so we celebrated all weekend long!
She invited just a few friends on Friday night to come and watch tv. ;) No...they actually came and we started out watching just a couple episodes of our new online favorite "Kid History". You have to click on it and watch! These are hilarious and Kaylee thought it might be fun to have her friends over and make their own kid history video. I thought I was going to be really on the ball and do some fun editing and get a video out to all of the girls she invited, but I have yet to do that. Maybe before their senior year! ;)

They had such a fun time! These girls are great friends to Kaylee. We sure love them!

So, could we all gather for a group picture please!

No really...please...

ummm...anytime now...

Ok...ok...this is good...cute...cute...

Ahhhh yes! :) You girls are awesome! Beautiful smiles!

Saturday was a perfect relaxing day! We opened some family presents.

And then it was Kaylee's pick for lunch!
It sure didn't take long for a family of 7 to finish off that Winger's asphalt pie!

We love you Kaylee! Hope you had a fun weekend! Happy happy Birthday!

Friday, October 14, 2011

A decade ago!

Kaylee is 10 today! Double digits! Crazy!

I don't know what I would do without this girl around! Even today, she could hear I wasn't able to calm a certain 3 year old and she came right down stairs to help me out in a big way. She can sense when I need her and when her siblings need her. She is the best oldest daughter and oldest sibling anyone could ask for! Everyone loves her in a different way and for different reasons. She is a different friend to each one of her sisters and she has an extra special relationship with her baby brother! They could giggle for hours! She gets such joy from making Thomas laugh and keeping her sisters happy. She is so creative and comes up with the best ideas, games and activities. She is so self-motivated in school and in any project or activity she is in. Kaylee has a sweet, tender heart! She worries about others. I love that she will still talk to me about anything and everything and that she will still hold my hand everywhere we go! Kaylee wants me to be a better person and a better mother! She is an amazing example to me! We love you Kaylee Elaine! We can't believe it's been 10 years...we remember everything about these last 10 years as if it was 10 minutes ago! You are such a joy to our family! Thank you for being who you are! You are growing up way too fast, but we sure love to watch the beautiful young woman you are becoming! Happy birthday girlie! Hope it's been a fun one! :)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The afternoon lull

Some afternoons can be just so relaxing and perfect!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Bouncy Bouncy!

Last week somehow ended up being a week of babysitting. Which I was glad I could do since I know I use my share of AMAZING neighbors and babysitters. I was excited on one of our babysitting days when my friend sent a message wondering if we wanted to go to Kangaroo Zoo. This was a perfect break for all of us...(especially me!). The kids had a blast and I had a great time just hanging out and visiting. It was a perfect way to break up the week...and the kids crashed on the way home. They sure played hard! Thanks to our friends for such a great time!