Tuesday, February 24, 2015
We ate at a yummy breakfast place the day we flew out. I had the raspberry cream cheese french toast. It was really good and there was plenty to go around! The fun thing about our trip was ordering a few things and sharing. We did that at most places we went. Then we got to have a sampling of everything. It was a good way to go.
Thanks to my mom and sisters for all the fun! We are sad Becky (our sil) didn't make it with us, but being pregnant and not feeling well, it was probably for the best. And yes, next time we are going to somewhere where it will be WARM! (Chicago last time was cold and rainy and Vegas was rainy too...darn)
Elise and Ali on the horse.
So that's what I set out to do.
The cute flags in the pic above are from an artist that I've bought stuff from before. I decided I couldn't duplicate these, so I bought some from her to add to the rest of my things. My mom gave me the little white stand and my mil gave me the blue and white ornaments!
This is the first time I've ever had a winter mantle after Xmas. I am happy that I didn't have to buy that many additional things.
Of course I put all of my Valentine stuff out after and now I have St. Patrick's decor out! It never gets old to me changing out from season to season! And Justin's a pretty good sport about it ;)
Their cute cousin Emery came with us as well as my sister Natalie.
I have to say when I first put Ali in her skis she was freaking out and I was thinking I made a really bad mistake trying to teach her! But she got the hang of things and we figured it out. I handed Ali over to Natalie and that was a wise choice. She couldn't freak out as much with her as she would have with me I'm sure!! It was amazing how much they learned in just a couple of hours. We have had such a mild winter that it's been hard to get up since this first time. We have only gone one other time. We haven't gotten a lot of snow. Last weekend looked really cold, and I need ideal conditions for these girls just learning.
The second time we went, they did even better. We ran into a neighbor who was an excellent teacher and by the end of their 2nd day on skis, they both could ski down the bunny hill without an arm or ski pole to hold onto. I'm hoping we can go a few more times before the season is over!
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
We love having you in our family and you can be the sweetest girl! You love to cuddle in the mornings. You love to draw and do creative projects. You are a bit of a hoarder and like to put all your things and papers on your bed! We are trying to get you out of that habit ;) You can be really stubborn on things and only want to do things your way sometimes. But we've seen you be a really nice sister and friend to others. We just got your kindergarten shots and you were really not happy about it! But you are excited to go to kindergarten next year. You enjoy going to preschool and tumbling. You are very observant and ask very smart questions! We can tell you are always thinking. We love you so much!
Mom and Dad