Monday, December 29, 2008

The Basement is done (well almost)

This is Ryan's new bedroom downstairs in our basement. He loves having his own space now that he no longer shares with his baby sister. Amazingly the kids have even been sleeping in longer since the move! Ryan is glad that now he can stay up longer and read. He is also very excited to have his very own desk to do homework on. We also finished an extra bedroom (in case anyone wants to come for a visit) and an office. The almost done part is the bathroom . The plumbers come just after the new year to install the fixtures and the toilet. It has been a long drawn out process. We started the first piece of drywall back in May! So hip hip hooray for us!

Kaylee Turns 4

Our Big Girl turned 4 on December 18th!
She was such a sport to pose for this picture in the snow.
This was at Kaylee's princess Birthday party. She got her very first webkin from Aunt Janelle and Brooke. As if she needs another reason to think Janelle is the best.

Kaylee is such a loyal, persistent, and smart little girl. If she puts her mind to do something she will stick to it until it is accomplished. She even recently taught herself to write her own name. She loves preschool, playing with friends, playing with Ryan and Taylor, going to primary, singing songs, gymnastics, playing on the computer, being outside, and helping mom. She is adored by those who know her best.

Kaylee posing by cinderella. We had a great party with balloons, cupcakes, nail painting, princess tatoos, and a pinata. We had a brunch and stuffed ourselves. It was fun to see the little girly girls all dressed up swinging a bat at the pinata.

What a great group of friends!
We love you Kaylee!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Princess Tea Party

Kaylee and I and some friends got to attend the princess tea party last week. We had a great time and Kaylee looked beautiful in her pretty party dress. There were quite a few moms that dressed up as princesses or one mom that wore her wedding dress. Good for her for getting it on again, but it did seem like it was a bit much. For dinner we had pink milk, yogurt, cheese stick, fresh veggies, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches cut in cute shapes. Of course Kaylee didn't eat a bite. She didn't even want her cupcake with pink frosting and sprinkles. It was awesome and over the top. We loved it. For activites we got to decorate a crown, color a placemat and listen to live music and entertainment by our Own Fairy godmother. There were princesses and princes dressed up all around us. Kaylee was really wondering where Arial was (her favorite princess) but we decided that she must still be in the ocean.

Monday, December 8, 2008


A couple of recent events at our house were Ryan losing his front tooth (sorry about the blood) and Kaylee getting her third laser treatment. We were hopeful that Ryan would lose his other top tooth so that he could sing, All I want for Christmas is my 2 front teeth.
The first picture of Kaylee was taken a few days after treatment. I won't go into detail about the day that we took her to SLC because it involved throwing up again and again and again, we've had enough of that on our blog. Agreed?
Anyways as you can see from the last picture it is healing up nicely and we may only have one or two more treatments left. For anyone that is curious, the laser treatment last seconds and is not painful because we put a topical numbing cream on her before the treatment. The only hard part is that she gets so nervous. It must be intimidating for her to have to go into the operating room. She is a real trooper!

Tae Tae's Mullet

Just thought I would share a picture or Taylor's mullet. It is especially cute right out of the bath when it is all curly. Gotta love awkward hair stage.

Shot from above. This would make many Yinzers(Pittsburghers) gealous.

Friday, December 5, 2008

New Furniture

Okay I have been really lazy. I have some really cute pictures that I want to blog about on my camera. Since there are so many, I know it will take a few minutes so I just haven't done it. I did want to tell everyone that we finally bought furniture for our house. Yes that's right real furniture. Stuff that hasn't been slept on, sat on or ate on before. We got a bedroom set for the master bedroom, a set for Ryan's new room (should be finished a week from Monday), and a love seat, chair, and side table for the living room. It is really weird to see our house filled with furniture. After 11 1/2 years of marriage, it is about time Jeff started acting like the sugar daddy that I thought I married. : ) We really are grateful for our blessings, we will post more with pics when I convince Jeff to download pics for me.