Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Eight & Five

The first few months of the year are always busy for us. Madison's bday is in January, Rylie's bday and my bday are in February, our anniversary is in March and Tim's bday is in April! This year Rylie turned 8 and Madison turned 5! I am also currently filling out Kindergarten enrollment papers for Madison for next year...crazy! Our girls are getting so big and every year I am reminded at how quickly life flies by.

Unfortunately, we didn't get any bday pics this year for me to share. Taitlyn was very sick on the day of Madison's party so Tim had to stay home with her. It was at Chuck-E-Cheese so between all of the friends and party craziness I didn't have an opportunity to take any pictures. I did have a couple of wonderful friends there that took some for me so luckily we do have some hard copy pictures now. I just can't figure out how to pull pictures of snapfish to post here!?!? Anyway...it was so much fun!

Rylie's party this year was crazy. We had it at a local skating rink and unfortunately, learned that they are not the best at party planning. There were 3 parties scheduled at the same time ours was and they only gave us one table for our party...for 20 kids! On top of that, the one table we had only fit about 10 kids. It was very frustrating but I decided not to let it get the best of me and to focus on Rylie and the fun! She and her friends all had a great time but between everything else going on I didn't get any pictures there either! :(

Overall though, both parties were great and our girls are now officially 8, 5 & 3...until July at least!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Christmas 09

We had a great Christmas this year! Thankfully we didn't have as much snow as we did last year! We had so much fun spending time together as a family and enjoying a little quiet time!

A friend of ours took this picture of the girls!

Christmas Eve...I don't do "matching" very often, if ever, but we do have a Christmas tradition where the girls all get Christmas jammies on Christmas Eve.

More sisterly love! Mommy loves this!

I have to make a note in this picture...Madison always carries Chester around like this! This wasn't just a pose for the picture. He just lets her carry him around like a baby. It is so cute!

Our Santa picture this year! And once again...we didn't disappoint! Madison was so excited about it until it was our turn. The only way we could get her in the picture was for me to get in with her. Yay! (Can you hear my sarcasm?) :)

Halloween 09

Once again, the girls had a great time dressing up for Halloween this year! I thought I would share some pictures of them in their costumes!

Hike with Daddy to the Ice Caves

Last September, Daddy took the girls for a day "hike" to the Ice Caves so mommy could have a little "break". They had a great time and, I have to admit that when they got back and I saw the pictures I was a little sad I didn't go...although the quiet time was very nice too!

Rylie took this one!

Madison took this one!

At the Ice Caves

Full shot of the Caves. If you look real close you can see the girls running up to the cave!

I don't know what was up the the poses in this picture but I thought it was cute!

Catching Up

I know I have been horrible at keeping the blog updated! Life has been running at full speed lately so I have had to sacrifice some of the "little" things like blogging! :) I wanted to add a few new posts of things that have taken place in our lives since my last post. I am going to try to do better at keeping it updated too but I can't make any promises! :)

This was taken at Kayak Point at the end of summer last year. I love this picture because it shows the beauty of where we live and it shows the beauty of sisters! Our girls don't always get along like this but when they do it is absolutely precious. And luckily we are in a "stage" right now where we have more of these moments and less fighting! YAY!!!!