12.26.2008

THANK YOU!!!

We would like to say thank you to EVERYBODY! Thank you Grandmas, Grandpas, Great Grandmas, Great Grandpas, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Neighbors, and everybody else. We are lucky to have such a wonderful group of people around us.

Here are the girls in front of most of their presents.


Crystal- thanks for the make-up, Addyson loves to put it on.



Bryan- Thanks for the Mandoline, I am an expert cutter now. (no you aren't seeing things, I cut all of those potatoes by myself)


Thanks for the mess everybody. Addy informed me that our house was a mess and that she couldn't even walk through our front room.
Where's Addy? The first 5 people to find her can win a special prize!


Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Christmas was wonderful this year!!!!

Merry Christmas! What a Great Day!

We had a wonderful Christmas!


No- our tree isn't on fire, it just kind of looks like it.


Addyson is such a corn dog, she put her hands up to her mouth and made a little gasp when she went downstairs and saw what Santa left her.
Addy was so excited, Santa brought her a doll house just like she had asked (it even has an elevator)


Rylee also enjoyed Christmas morning.


Addy was much better at opening presents this year, she flew through them.


Sorry it's sideways- Rylee stopped and played with most of her toys as we opened them.


Casey made all of the kids swords with his balloons that he got, they loved it.


Rylee liked hanging out with Grandpa Mike

Addy's First Haircut

Addy didn't really need a haircut but I thought that if I trimmed the ends that it MIGHT grow faster. Also, since she is three years old and hadn't had a haircut yet I felt it was about time.

Sorry, I selected the pictures backwards so read it all backwards if you care at all.

after


the small amount that I cut off


Addy holding super still, she did great!




Just getting started

Silly Girls!

Too much Rockband?

Impossible.

Just messing around
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12.18.2008

Sweatheart/Lover Tag- Here you go Britney

Thanks for the blanket tag Britney!

Here's how it works: each person answers questions about their sweethearts. At the end of the post the person then tags 6 people and posts their names.

*What is your husband's name? Steven Bryan but he goes by Bryan

*How long have you guys been married? 6 1/2 years

*How long did you date? Ummm. . . We became friends in August, started hanging out a lot in January (at the Olympics), had our first date right after the Olympics, engaged right after Easter, married in July. 6 months????

*How old is he? 29

*Who is taller? Bryan, he's 5' 10" or 11" depending on how he is standing.

*Who can sing the best? Him- although neither of us will be joining a choir anytime soon.

*Who is smarter? Bryan- he stops and thinks critically, I am more of a spur of a moment kind of person.

*Who pays the bills? Mostly his money, mostly me writing the checks.

*Who does the laundry? Both- thank goodness he helps!

*Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? If you are standing at the foot of the bed, looking at it then me.

*Who mows the lawn? I usually mow while he weed eats.

*Who cooks dinner? Usually me but we both do it. I usually "cook" and he usually "microwaves".

*Who is the first to admit when they're wrong? He will apologize before me although I am usually the one that is wrong. I am just too stubborn to admit it.

*Who kissed who first? Bryan kissed my forehead on our first date. The first real kiss was pretty mutual.

*Who wears the pants? Both, I control the small decisions, he usually controls the big decisions. We are pretty good and talking and discussing.

I love you Bryan! You are a wonderful husband. Thank you so much being such a great father, our girls LOVE being able to stay home and play with daddy some days.


If you read this, please do it on your blog. It helped me stop and realize how much I love my husband and unfortunately how much I take him for granted.

Yuck!

Rylee has had a little cold so I didn't think much of her eye when it started to be watery. When she had a few goobers in it, I still didn't think much. Then, when the goobers got worse and worse, I started to wonder if something else was wrong. We decided that it was probably pink eye so we took her to the doctor. Sure enough, it was pink eye. Luckily, after a few drops it was gone. Unfortunately, being the wonderful parents that we are- it started to come back in the other eye. This time we are going to be better at continuing the drops for a few days although her eye looks better.
(Don't worry, this isn't Rylee's eye- we forgot to take a picture of her. Her's was also more goobers and less bloodshot.)



12.07.2008

WoW! It has been a super LONG time. . .

Here it goes, if there is anybody that reads this, I am sorry for not updating it forever. Here is a little peek at what has been going on in our lives.

First of all, a happy birthday to our Mr. Incredible! We love you daddy and hope that you had a GREAT birthday this week. Thank you for being such a wonderful dad. You are always there for us.



Here are a few pics from Addy's birthday parties.

At our house, blowing out the candles.

Unwrapping all of her wonderful presents.

Playing pin the tail on the donkey.

At Chuck E. Cheese's for her combined birthday party with Trapper. She had a TON of fun although she was afraid of Chuck E.

Our little singing Diva.


Thanksgiving was wonderful. It was my parents year. We played pin the feathers on the turkey, the kids ran around CRAZY all day, and we made an absolutely adorable advent calendar. Of course, I forgot to take a picture of it before I emptied the camera.

We are all doing great!

Bryan- just plugging along with work, enjoying not having to be in school, loves babysitting the girls every other week while I work.

Me- still enjoying making watch bands and hairbows, LOVES being part-time, enjoying life.

Addy- loves going to dance (especially tap), loves to sing and dance to everything, loves watching movies, excited for Christmas

Rylee- crawling EVERYWHERE, standing up against EVERYTHING, hitting her head and crying ALL the time, starting to "dance" to music.

I am sorry to those couple of people that have tagged me recently, when I get a chance I will post those.

11.18.2008

Happy Birthday Addy!


Thank you for such a great year! You are always so much fun (even your tantrums are cute, yet annoying). I love when you dress up and go around the house and talk to all of your imaginary friends.


You are very good at making messes but you are even better at helping to clean them up. I love when you help me clean around the house.

You are always up to something.

Thank you for enjoying your bed. I love when you tell me you are tired and next thing I know you are asleep, with your reading light on, with a book in your hands. Thanks for being such a good sleeper, it definitely hasn't always been this way.

Sorry this picture is sideways! I am VERY excited to have a Lightning McQueen birthday party tonight! I hope you like your cake, my hand still has a cramp from decorating it.
**If any of you beside Addy read this**
Last night while I was decorating the cake Addy informed me that she didn't want Lightning McQueen spikey (w/a star tip) and that I didn't know how to make birthday cakes. She went downstairs and asked Bryan to come up and make her a cake because mommy didn't know how :( I was very sad especially because I thought the cake looked pretty good myself. )

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETHEART!!!!
I can't believe that you are three already. It seems like just the other day you were the size of Rylee, crawling around and eating everything that you see. Thanks for being such a good sister and great daughter.

WE LOVE YOU!

10.30.2008

Rylee is pooped

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Rylee was pretty tired after walking around her moms school to show off her Incredibles costume. She was really showing it during lunch

10.26.2008

It's Official!

Rylee is definitely crawling. Addy is the only one that encouraged this, we didn't want her crawling so soon. This just means that she is going to be into everything! I think she looks so cute ( and little) crawling.

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Kudos to Hooper!

Come join us, my famly along with Natalie, Carly & Bridger would love for you to join us on our Halloween adventure.



Just sit back and enjoy as you follow the lit pathway through this Halloween Wonderland.

Welcome to Halloween Hawaii

'Twas the night before Halloween

M R spiders
MR not
OSMR
CDBD I's
O My L MR spiders

DUCK! Wow, that was a close one. You really should watch out for those hanging skeletons!

What a cute family.

The PHANtom of the Opera was there, inside the park.

Eek! A haunted mansion, it even has a head in a glass ball talking AAHHHH!

Some other tourist enjoying this tour as much as you..

Ghosts, Ooooo. . .

Hurry stop her! She is getting away with all those puppies.

What a sight! Hundreds of luminaries scattered throughout the park looks really cool, don't you think.

Thank you for taking a stroll through this Halloween wonderland, I hope you enjoyed yourself. A special thanks goes to Hooper for setting up this wonderland.

Deer Hunting

Deer hunting was great this year. Anybody who knows us, knows that we love to go up there and spend time together and have fun. If we see any deer, that is definitely a bonus.

Playing in the dirt was plenty of entertainment for Addy and Benson.

Benson likes getting carried by his mom as we walked through the trees. Go Natalie, he must have been heavy!

Natalie, Benson and Addy went to look over the edge to see if they could see any deer.

Casey playing with fire, like usual.

Rylee enjoyed when she got to crawl around.

Addy loved piling up the rocks and putting them in a row. It was hilarious- when she had about 10 rocks in a perfectly straight row Grandpa would move one while she wasn't looking. She would walk past her row and immediately notice the out of place rock and put it back where it should be. This went on for quite some time. She is definitely a perfectionist, I hope this doesn't lead to OCD :)

Poor, poor Benson. He biffed it right onto his face. He was not very happy. He was even more upset because I wouldn't let Grandpa clean him up until I got a picture because his mom and dad were out hunting.

Addy loved playing with Grandma. She really liked when Grandma would walk up the hill with her.

Addy moving her rocks.

Addy also had fun playing in Grandma and Grandpa's new trailor.