Sunday, December 23, 2012

December 15, 2012 Ruby's Dance Recital.


Ruby had her Christmas dance recital. As always, she was adorable.  I loved watching her up on stage. She twirls, and spins and jumps so cute.  You can't help but smile and laugh a little during her recital. She really has enjoyed dance this year.

Christmas Programs

Both Ruby and Collin had a Christmas program last week.  I love watching these cute programs.   There is nothing better than seeing your kids sing their heart out.  Ruby had a little speaking part which she did so well on, and all on her own.  Collin learned some fun songs and I have enjoyed listening to him sing them at home as well as at the program.  I have such great kids!



I couldn't resist taking some cute shots of Ruby at home wearing her cute rudolph antlers!!












Wednesday, December 19, 2012

December 15, 2012. Temple Square.








Temple Square was beautiful as always.
We warmed up with some hot cocoa in the Nauvoo Cafe mid way through and the kids got to play some musical instruments along with the pianist. 
Such a great night, and a wonderful time of year!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Mexico Part 3

October 22, 2012
Our last full day in Puerto Vallarta we spent the day in the jungle zooming on zip lines, repelling, climbing crazy ladders, riding ATV's and having such a good time!  It was such a fun day.  I was so nervous, but quickly warmed up to it after the first ride.  It was a blast.  











our fun group!




 Logan's goal while riding the ATV's was to get me soaked and covered with mud!  He succeeded.  It was a lot of fun! 


 Our last adventure of the day was Mexico's longest and fastest zip line at over 1,200 meters (nearly 4,000 feet) in length and reaching speeds of up to 100 kph (or 60 mph)! It thought this was going to be so much more scary than it was!


Goodness!  Just posting these pictures of Mexico makes me want to go back.  Right now.  It was such a great trip.  I am glad that Logan and I were able to escape and spend some time alone together.  And I am so grateful that we have such amazing parents that so willingly and lovingly watched over our children while we were away.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

apple thief






She steals my apple every. single. time.
When did she get so big?

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Ruby's 4th Birthday. Pinkalicious Party!


For Ruby's fourth birthday we had a Pinkalicious Party!  She loves the book and the color pink, so it was perfect for her.  She was so excited to have a few of her cute friends over for her very first friend party. I had so much fun recreating details from the story. I was seriously in love with the cupcakes. And Ruby had so much fun with her friends.  We started the party off with a Pinkalicious coloring page.  Next Sophie read the story to the girls.  Then they played "Pin the Cherry on the Cupcake" followed by presents and cake and ice cream.  Ruby was thrilled with all of her gifts, but was especially happy about her American Girl Doll, Caroline.  I just love my sweet four year old!

























Happy Birthday Pinkerbelle!!!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

For Ruby


Dear Ruby,

I blinked and you grew up!  I was putting you to bed the other night, tucking you in tight, and I looked at you and couldn't believe how big you have grown.  I can't believe you are 4!  Even though you are not the youngest in our family, I often times still think of you as my baby.  Many times I lovingly call you "baby" and you quickly correct me that you are not a baby.  And you aren't.  You are growing and changing each day.

You are a silly little girl.  You love to dance and prance around the house.  You love to be in your pajamas, especially your silky nightgowns.  You are obsessed with bandaids and think they make everything better. When you have one on, there is no convincing you to take it off.  You love your momma the most (right now) and want her to be the one to do everything for you.  You don't want any help from daddy! Sigh!  You love being a big sister and being motherly.  You can't wait to grow up and be a mom with your own kids! Your favorite color is pink and you love the wear skirts.  Such a girly girl! You love to color and play with your toys!

At four years old, you are quite independent when you want to be. Often times we are holding people up entering and exiting building because you have to be the one to open the big heavy door. You have to be the one to put on your coat.  You have to be the one to put on your pajamas. Yet there are times when you won't do anything for yourself.  A small task can become quite the ordeal as you refuse to do even the simplest of things that you were so willing to do the day before!

Ruby you are quite the social bug! You have a group of friends that you love to play with.  They mean a lot to you and you look forward to the time you get to spend with them. You were so excited to have a friend birthday this year.  You love going to school. You like your teacher and the friends that you have made there.  You love telling jokes and stories about your day! You always have something to say and like having the floor.  You are often times telling Sophie and Collin that it is your turn to talk!

Ruby Jane we love you so much.  You are such a blessing in our lives.  I am so glad that I get to be your mom! Happy fourth birthday sweet girl!

Love,
Your Momma


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

a month in photos. November 2012.



During the month of November 2012

we got a puppy!
his name is York! he is the cutest thing ever
and also such a pain. we love him!
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Collin lost his first tooth!
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we celebrated Thanksgiving with my parents at our home
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we put up or Christmas decorations!
the kids were so excited to put up the tree
and hang their ornaments.
i love reading Christmas stories surrounded by the Christmas lights!