Thursday, February 26, 2009

Grandma Esther's visit!

My mother was just out here for a couple weeks. I had NO idea she was coming! My sister Juli surprised me the day we baptized Kylie. I was showing them the house we just moved into and my mother was in the kitchen!! Completely took me by surprise! Juli brought her out here for Kylie's baptism!! What a fun surprise! Sisters are great!! She was able to be here for Kylie's baptism, and then she came back down for a week to spend with us. We made a cute buggy barn quilt for Madi's bed while she was here. Well, actually she made it. We also went over to the quilt store in Burley while she was here and we were in there for 2 1/2 hours!! It was an awesome store, so it didn't seem like we were in there that long. Grandma was here for the girls Valentine parties and helped with the craft at them. It was fun to have her here. Grandma bought these cute little princess things for the girls. They're wooden and the girls were able to color them. They also had sparkly things to glue on that the girls thought were great. Grandma helped them put these together. Kylie was at dance while we took this picture. I'm really kicking myself that I didn't take more pictures than this, but unfortunately this was the only one from her whole trip. Hopefully she was able to get more than I did. I hate that Kylie isn't in the picture, and that this is the only one. The girls loved having Grandma out though. Kylie loved to go down in the morning and see her before school, and Bailey's teacher is still talking about how excited Bailey was because she talked about it at school all the time. I think Madi loved it too. She was thrilled Grandma was making a blanket for her and jabbered her ear off the whole time she was here.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Strike a pose!!

Okay, I love these pictures of Madison. Not because they're the best pictures ever, but because I think Madi is so stinkin' cute!! (Yeah, I know I'm partial.) Every picture I have of Madi, she has one of these quirky poses in it. I don't know where she came up with the idea of this particular pose, but, it's in every one. I don't know where we picked her up??

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Kylie turns eight!!

Kylie turned 8 on January 24th. I can't believe I actually have a child this old already. Where has our time gone? She had a pretty fun party. We let her invite a few girls from school and we took them to Hop 2 It. They loved it! Afterwards we came home and had pizza and cake and icecream. These girls she invited are adorable and I'm thankful she has made such good choices in friends.

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Yearly ornaments from Grandma Esther and Grandpa Dave

Every year my parents give us a new Hallmark ornament. The girls look forward to this every year, well, I do too. They always pick out adorable ornaments for the girls. Here they are from this year........

This is Madi's. There is a button on the chimney so that when you push it, it sings, "I want a Hippopatamus for Christmas..."

I love this one too!! This little drummer boy beats his drum to the beat of 5 different Christmas songs. Kylie is the proud owner of this one.

This is Bailey's. Can you guess what this one does? It plays the Chicken Dance. Sooooo cute!!

All of us got one of these from Grandma and Grandpa this year. My maiden name is Horton, so we all got one of these and a stuffed animal of Horton which is adorable.

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Okay, looking back at this I can't believe I didn't take more pictures of Christmas. How sad that we don't have more!

We made a gingerbread house before Christmas. It was fun to make with
the girls. They really enjoyed it too. If you look close enough I'm sure you
can tell which one each of the girls made.

Kylie was invited to her good friend Megan Buckley's house for her annual Christmas party.
This is Kylie's creation of her first gingerbread house. I thought it was a fun idea
for Megan to have this little party and thrilled she invited Kylie.

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