Tuesday, December 23, 2008

my little photographer...

I allowed Audrey to explore her creative side by taking candid photos of family during the Christmas break. She enjoyed being a little photographer and she got almost everyone. These were all taken by Audrey...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

my first nutcracker

Audrey and I went to the Nutcracker ballet this year. Michael bought Audrey tickets for her b-day. It was actually suprisingly very good. The costumes and stage sets were pretty amazing. The dancing was wonderful. Both Audrey and I were mesmorized by the ballerinas. My favorite part with the Land of Snow. Audrey actually sat still and watched the whole thing. It was a little over 2 hours long. I think I might have nightmares about the Rat King. That costume was a little creepy.... but it was fun to spend time alone with audrey. She is turning into a little woman...

Sunday, December 7, 2008

my funny baby

oh, this made me laugh out loud!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

my kiddies sugar high

We had a really fun ward Christmas party. The kids got to talk to Santa and they really enjoyed all the goodies they got Audrey told Santa that she wanted an American Girl doll and Reese wanted a truck. Sadie was just mesmorized by her candy cane and could have cared less about Santa
. They are still jittery from all the sugar. I suppose we will need a detox plan.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

my little tid bits

Sadie has gotten into the habit of going thru Audrey's 'personal' effects. She found some glitter glue and thought it was makeup and put it all over her mouth. She also made a cute little candy turkey in her class that she was so proud of and so excited to eat...
The weather has turned from cold to colder here. But I have to admit, that I love waking up to FOG. I feel like I am up on Cape Cod.
Reese got his cast off after 3 week. His hand was a little stinky, but not too bad. I was always so suprised how he RARELY complained about having a cast or the pain of the break. His skin was a little flakey so we called him snake man.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

happy 6th birthday audrey

Audrey is always so full of life and excitement. She always has a sunny disposition and is able to let most things bounce off of her. She is always trying to move forward in life and learn more. She is a really great organizer, but has trouble picking up her room. She has a kind heart and has boundless energy. I love her positive attitude and happy-go-lucky way of life!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

my smart kid

Audrey came home from school last Thurs. with a pile of of Thanksgiving day art projects she had made at school...which reminds me, she got her first report card and is doing wonderful. Michael and I had a parent/teacher conference and the teacher was so positive about how Audrey performed as a student. She said that Audrey was a hard worker and that she was constantly challenging herself to move forward and learn more. She said that in all her years teaching she had never had a kindergartner that wrote the word 'fashion' in her journal. hmmm...
Audrey is so smart, bright, and quick learner. Good job A!

Friday, November 21, 2008

my 3 november babies

Sadie so sweet...

Reese so loving....

Audrey so full of life...

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

my 9 year wedding anniversary!

9, yes, 9 years ago Michael and I were married in the SLC temple. Our anniversary was quite comical. I had a slightly frazzled morning/afternoon, and was still trying to get it together by the time mike came home from work. When he walked thru the door he had his eyes covered and then immediately put on his sunglasses at 6pm. He was irritable b/c he had just come from an eye appt. and his pupils were as big as pennies. We were both a little snappy with each other, so, I started to ball and had a violent crying jag...just b/c I was worn out from the day. But as soon as I started crying, Michael immediately melted and dropped everything and wanted to help me. I love my husband b/c he always wants take care of me and help me. He is committed to or relationship and our family. After we both had our little meltdowns (mine was slightly more emotional and large than his)...all was well again. It was just funny to me. We dined on Azteca (one of my favorites here) and watched a movie and ate reese's peanut butter cups until kingdom come.
It was a memorable anniversary. And I am so thankful for our relationship and family:)

Monday, November 17, 2008

my first murder

Here we are as 30 something adults, playing dress up and loving it! We were invited to a 'Murder' party and we had a BLAST! Our murder took place in 1936. Michael was a lawyer/golfer named Alvin or 'Pro', to his friends. I was Miranda or 'Randy' to my friends and I was a questionable 'actress'. I loved my mink coat and my beaded skirt. And I thought my hubby looked so cute in his hat! Neither of us were the actual murderer, but we both were shady characters. It was a fun party w/yummy food. And I think I like to get dressed up every once in awhile!
Here I am, in my bathroom, trying to look glamorous. Doesn't quite work, right?!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

my spaztacular 6's...

What a SPAZTACULAR party! Audrey had a friend birthday party today. I think it turned out really great, if I do say so myself...
She had 8 girlfriends able to come. They had a make-up area set up where they "applied" their own make up. Then they painted their own magic wands, we had a fairy dress up, relay race. They decorated their own star shaped cupcakes and they went on a 'treasure' hunt for their goodie bags. It was a little crazy, but I think it was great. Audrey received a lot of wonderful gifts and she loved all of them.

Here are some of the magic wand creations...

These 2 pictures cracked me up b/c both of these girls look SPAZTACULAR! To cute!
Below here are a few of the girls after their "make-overs", although, most looked a little too much like the joker from batman...They all LOVED the makeup! Every free minute, they would run back to the station and apply more, and more, and more and more and more and more......