Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Snow Days

So these first pictures are of the first snow storm that we had. We got about 8 inches at my house and about 18 inches at my parents and Kennidi really wanted to build a snowman, so up to Grandma and Grandpa's we go to build a snow man. First we put McKinlee is her snow outfit she looked so cute. Like a giant pink marshmallow.

McKinlee really did not like the snow. Although now every time we go out side and it is a little cold she always says "Hat" And puts her hand on her head.

Their beautiful Snow Angels

The huge Snowman. Grandpa did have to help put on the second piece of the snow man. Daddy made it a little too big and couldn't lift it up. We gave Kennidi a carrot for the nose but by the time that they needed the nose we had to give her another carrot because she ate the first one.

These pictures are of the next snow storm that was bigger and came in a lot faster. Kristi, and Austin were with us that night. Out electricity went off for about 24 hours. So we were happy that Kristi and Austin were there to play games with us.

Austin decided that it would be fu to go and lay on the snow covered hammock. Yes that is him falling out of the hammock after Blake started throwing snowballs at him.

Kristi and I in the dark.

Although we had no electricity we still had a lot of fun

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

18 months or newborn??????

Blake goes in the other night to check on the girls before we go to bed and this is what he finds.

I thought that we had an 18 month old not a new born.


So Kennidi had her first dance class yesterday. She was very excited. It was so cute. Ever since I took Kennidi to go and see the Nutcracker she has been dancing ballet. This class that she is now doing the first half hour is tap and the second half hour is ballet. Before class started the teacher had all the little girls sit in a circle and she had everybody introduce themselves and then she went over the class rules. In the middle of explaining the rules Kennidi stands up in front of the class and says, "I can do ballet" and she stood up and started dancing her ballet. It was the cutest thing ever. So here are a few pictures from dance class.

Aunt Julie got Kennidi and Hayley this cute little snowman for Christmas for them to paint and to decorate. Kennidi had so much fun painting the snowman with Dad and then later after the glue had dried she and I hot glued the rest on. So here are pictures of the finished project.

Blake's beard

Blake was very proud of this last beard he had so here are a few pictures of it for all those who didn't get to see it.

Don't worry I didn't let him keep it like this. He tried though.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Just a brief update

SO I have been so busy that I have not had time to update our blog. So here it is.

The girls had so much for Kennidi's birthday party. We had a big party at my parents house and all of our friends came and we had a big barbecue. We played games and just had a good night. For Halloween Kennidi was Snow White, McKinlee was Cinderella, Blake was the Prince and I was Snow Whites Stepmother. They had so much fun downtown Grass Valley Trick or Treating. They were so cute

In November we were so excited to have a beautiful Wedding. Kristi got married on November 17 in Carson City. She is so happy. And we just found out that she is pregnant and is due the middle of August. We love those Honeymoon babies. In case you don't know I am pregnant also due June 22. So it will be so much fun to have a baby with Kristi. The weekend of Kristi's wedding, here in Grass valley we had an enormous snow storm. It took us 4 hours to get from Carson City to Grass Valley. The night that we got back from the wedding, we decided to go up to my parents house to hang out with JEremy and Becca and Sean and Ashley because Sean and Ashley were leaving the next day. We get to my parents house and they have no power. Which is always fun. I have fond memories in tat house when the electricity goes out. Anyways after being there for 2 hours we notice that it had snowed about 8 inches. SO Blake had to put the chains back on our car to get home. So we are leaving we get 2 minutes down the road and come across a huge Oak tree that had fallen across the road. SO I call my Dad and he gets everybody loaded up in the Tahoe with chain saws to come and clean u the road. They had quit the team. Dad, Jeremy, Sea, Ashley and Austin. Then Blake and I were already there. It takes us about 10 minutes to clear the road. Blake and i continue our journey home and realize there is another tree in the road. But it is too late for us to stop so up and over the tree we go. That was an adventure in and of itself. We get home and realize that all the lights downtown including our house are out. The problem with our house being out f electricity is that we have electric heat, and there is no way we are making it back up the mountain to my parents house in our car. So we call my Dad and he comes down and gets us. On our way back up, we come across another tree in the road, so we call the house and the crew comes back down and gets the tree out of the road for us. Finally we make it back to my parents. The whole week was crazy. My parents didn't get electricity until 5 days later, but Jeremy's family was here and Tami cam up that week also for Thanksgiving, so during the days we had my family, Jeremy's family (50 and Tami's family (7) plus my parents(2) and Kristi came towards the end of the week (5) Needless to say, there were a lot of people in a small house. But it was fun. So that was November.

Deccember was quit as eventful. Still busy but slower. Kennidi and McKinlee got to see Santa twice. The second time was at the ward Christmas party were Blake was Santa, Kennidi knew right away that it was Daddy, but we explaine to her that there are so many kids for Santa to see that he has helpers that helps him visit all the kids and that Daddy was one of his special helpers. She loved the idea that Daddy was Santa's special helper. That same night at the party the primary put on the Nativity, Kennidi towards the end got bored and stole baby Jesus from Mary and started to play with him. It was so funny. McKinlee on the other had hated Santa. We spent Christmas here and then we to Blake's family in Idaho for a week. We had a lot of fun. Kennidi had a lot of fun with her cousins out there.

Now it is January and we are back to our busy everyday lives. Mondays I teach 4 students piano lessons and then Kennidi is starting dance this Monday, Tuesdays I have 3 more piano lessons, Wednesdays and Thursdays I watch the Hamberlin boys, which is great, it gives Kennidi someone to play with besides always picking on McKinlee. Kennidi also has swim lessons on Thursdays, then Fridays are my only free week day. It is nice to have a day to rest.
Thanks for reading I will try and keep this more updated.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Fun with friends and sisters

At the river with all our friends

We all love Tennyson

We are definantly all boy and all girl

Sisters playing the piano together

McKinlee turns one

I can't believe that she is already one. We had a lot of fun. she loved her giant cup cake and Kristi did such a wonderful job on the Minnie Mouse cake. Thank you to all of our friends and family that came to celebrate with us.