Thursday, September 30, 2010
My favorite part was when the girls came to the hospital to meet Halle. I could hear them in the hall jumping up and down clapping their hands yelling "I'm so excited" Their eyes and smiles were so big. They brought presents, custom wrapped by Taiya, that they wanted to give Halle. They even sang her a few songs. It was so much better then Christmas morning.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Bedtime stories with Papa.
I made these John Deere jammies for the girls for Christmas. I love that they actually wear them together. Kids are so much fun. Taiya is my gymnast. She's been doing these headstands everywhere. The problem is, she has no fear. She tried to do a headstand on our very top step. Nearly gave me a heart attack.
We set up a large slip and slide in the backyard. Due to my growing belly, I couldn't really show the girls how it's done. After a lot of explaining Taiya actually figured out how to run and slide.
I love this picture!!!!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Taiya turned 5 on March 23rd I can hardly believe my baby is 5. Although, Taiya has always been mature for her age. We held a birthday party for her at a super fun jumpy house. All the kiddos from preschool and church came to play.
These kabobs worked out perfectly. The kids didn't have to stop and have a sit down meal, they could take one of these on the run. We also had meat and cheese kabobs too. Taiya and Brynne had fun making these.
I made an oversized cupcake for Taiya's birthday. She thought that was pretty cool. We had lots of family over for cake and ice cream. Grandma and Grandpa Stafford got her the new dress and headband she's wearing. It only took seconds for her to change into it. She truly looked like a princess on her birthday.
March is the month of birthdays. On March 31st we celebrated Aaron's birthday. He's 31 this year. We went to his favorite place in Seattle to get Brazilian food at the Inpanema Grill. I didn't have my camera so sorry - no pics.
This picture sums Brynne up. She is such a PRINCESS who loves the dirt. She'll only wear dresses and always wants her hair long "like a princess" she says. Anyways, I love that she'll throw on her rubber boots and play in one of the many dirt piles we have around here.
Here's our current sandbox. Brynne played on this hill for hours. The sandbox equipment is Aaron's from his sandbox days. Aaron still plays with equipment just on a much larger scale.
The girls love riding in the trailer while Aaron mows the lawn. This trailer has come in super handy. He put our extra snowmobile seat in the back so they can sit down. They'll cruise like this for hours. Aaron has to make frequent stops though, so he can let Taiya out to catch all the frogs hoppin around. Can I just say that I love living out in the country. I'm not sure we would fit in anywhere else.
The girls are emptying their candy from their eggs. They got way too much. I think we'll be eating Easter candy on 4th of July.
Every General Conference I pull out my bow making stuff and make bows for a couple of days. Good thing I'm having another girl, because I have way too many bows.
This river is about 2 miles from our property. Aaron and the girls love to take the dogs for a swim here. Notice she actually has pants on. Under her dress of course. It's such a fight to get her in pants I guess we actually won this day.
My little family freezing at the river.
We had a fun FHE we snowmobilied to a cabin at Govenment Meadows. Everyone had a great time. The girls were begging to do it again. Aaron and Brynne riding.
Taiya and I on the ride up.
My G-ma turned 90 this year, so all of the extended family got together in Sun City, AZ to celebrate. We arrived on April 9th and returned on the 11th. It was a quick weekend trip. We left the girls with Aaron's parents. Thanks Don and Sue.
Can I just say I have the coolest G-ma ever. I want to be just like her. She has so much energy and enthusiasum for life. She is a very talented, classy lady. It was a treat to visit. Too bad it was only for a short weekend.
Aaron and I took G-ma's peddle boat for a ride on the lake. (No worries Kyra the swans didn't attack us.) Just soaking in the sunshine.
This was at the yummy lunch celebration. We are sitting with Rachel and her new husband Warren. Taiya saw this picture of Aaron and said, "wow papa you look handsome." I'd have to agree. He cleans up well.
Saturday night we took the girls to the Spring fair in Puyallup. It had been raining all day but thankfully held off for a few rides.
The girls can't get enough of the rollercoasters. They even put their hands in the air and squeal. It shouldn't surprise me that they aren't scared, I guess they've been on dirtbikes and quads since they were babies. One cool thing about being a parent, I never knew it would be more fun to watch my girls go on rides then to go myself.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
This picture was just taken on Thursday. What a beautiful day!!! The girls & I have been hanging out for the last 5 days. Aaron is in Canada with some buddies snowmobiling. It sounds like they're getting the same blue clear skies there too. I'm so glad the weather has been good for them. Especially since they drove so far for some great snowmobiling. The girls are constantly asking when Aaron's coming back. We've been holding up well, but are very ready for Papa to come home.
We decided to send Aaron off with his favorite- Chocolate Chip Cookies. Here are my helpers.
Aaron bought the girls nurf guns for Christmas. So for family night we had a war. Actually it was more like everyone shot mom.
Brynne helping my with the frosting for our Valentine cookies.