Friday, January 27, 2012

Ballerina Girl

Twice a year a woman I know through church, Julie Nichols, holds an 8 week session of ballet classes, followed by a recital. This is Emma's second year doing it.
Showing off her moves.

Mommy and my little Ballerina!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

One Year Older and Wiser Too...

Celeste and Grandpa David share a birthday. So, we all got together to celebrate them turning one year older!
I was a little horrified when I saw what they had done to the cherry pie I made David. He has quite a bit more candles than Celeste : )
After the cake/pie Matthew got some great shots of the kids running and playing outside.
BJ finds a friend!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Snuggle time

One of my favorite things about Olivia is that she is a snuggler. My other kids liked to snuggle, just not with me. Well, Parker did, but not the older two. They were in love with Daddy and tolerated me until he was around. Olivia, although definitely a Daddy's girl, loves to snuggle with Mommy at night time. I always let her stay up a little bit later than everyone else so I could be selfish and have this time alone with her. I am usually watching TV, getting ready for bed, and she climbs up, bottle in toe, and finds her spot and nestles up next to me. It's something I am really going to miss as she gets older and more independent : (

Monday, January 16, 2012

New Years Donuts, a little late

Every year on New Years Day we go over to Grammy Ann's house to make and eat homemade donuts. This year for some reason, probably scheduling conflicts, we held this tradition a few weeks later. Grammy Ann making the super yummy donuts!
I love this picture...
Olivia getting in on the donut action!
Coloring buddies!
Emma and Grammy Ann having some quality art time.
Chatting with the adults. I have come to realize that I look grumpy in almost every picture taken of me. I need to work on that!
It was a fun and relaxing day hanging out with family and getting fat on donuts!