Thursday, January 29, 2009


My baby is 2 today, and that's crazy! It seems like just yesterday the most petite of the 3, weighing in at 8 lbs. 5oz., was born. She is turning into a little drama queen, and keeps me laughing. You know how watching your kids is like looking in a mirror. They pick up on your little traits or habits you weren't aware you had. Well I have discovered that I must *sigh* A LOT. Little Miss Mayce sighs about everything. Every time she lies down, sits down, or anytime I tell her anything. What does that say about me? Sorry to anyone who I have sighed at, I'm working on it! So in the words of Mayce, "Happy New Year to my." (For whatever reason happy birthday sounds more like happy new year. You understand right Poppy?) Love ya Mayce! (Party photos to come . . .)

Here are some pictures from Mayce's party. We are so lucky to have so much family (& family's family) near by. We had a great turn out! She had a blast and was so excited for it to be her day.
Mayce got lots of fun stuff. Clothes, books, toys, she cleared all categories.
Okay, our theme for the evening was, Horton Hears a Who. This is my (along with my wonderful assistants Payton & Fallyn) creation of the flower that carries the speck that carries the Who's. My girls informed my that it wasn't exactly right, but good enough for me. I think this may be my first crafty, bakey, mom cake. The picture does not do it justice!
Here's a picture of most of our crowd. We had poppy's and grandma's, cousins, 2nd cousins, aunts, uncles, and cousin's grandparents. Mayce sure can gather a crowd!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

We are back!
So, I have a new laptop and I've been too lazy to switch everything over. So that is why we've got some red eyes, sorry! Here's our December minus Christmas. I'm a horrible picture taker so I need to get pictures from my mom. But here was last month in a nutshell:

This year for our church nativity Payton was a cat and Fallyn got to be a chicken (she had been waiting all year for this!). They had a great time and made us proud. Is was once again a wonderful program that we got to enjoy.
This is my beautiful mother and the girls at Payton's holiday program. She had her motions to the songs down perfectly. She practiced and did a wonderful job. The best part was that the program only lasted about 15 minutes and there was refreshments!

Fallyn also had a Christmas program. She sang songs and had motions to them too. It was also a quick program followed by decorating sugar cookies. She did wonderfully!

My brother was married in the Bountiful Temple Dec. 19th and the girls loved playing in the snow. Utah had a big storm while we were there. It was a quick trip but the girls got snow time every day. Maybe if our mountains finally get some snow we can take a trip up. They love the snow.

This is some Christmas Eve festivities. They are silly and loved the holidays as much as I do. With our trip to Utah Christmas was kind of thrown together this year. The big girls realized that they didn't get everything they wanted and let us know. Next year we will be taking much more time focusing on the purpose of the holiday.
I'll try to update again soon and get off my lazy bum and make the switch of computers. Wish me luck!