Friday, May 24, 2013

Gracelyn Speech for Chinese Contest

Gracelyn did a fabulous job.  She was one of the winners of the contest!.  Very proud of you girl:)

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Dance Team Pictures

The studio that my girls dance is called Jazz Dancer Studio.  They did fun pictures this year.  I think they did a fabulous job.  The Photographer was NOT ME!!!  But were done by Jen Herem ... www.jenheremphotography.com
 
Just had to show off my Cute Kids!
ABIGAIL
 The Tiny Team 2012-2013
Their competition song was "ICE, ICE BABY"

 What a beauty!

 
 
Gracelyn
 Mini Team 2012-2013
Competition Songs: "Shake" & "Girls"



 OUCH!

 My other Beauty!
 
It has been a great year at this Studio.  Looking forward to next year!
 

More Avalena 1st Birthday Pictures









I think her pictures turned out very cute... This production was done with me and her sisters Abigail and Gracelyn.  We also had our neighbor friend Brynlee help as well.  Not bad with a bunch of kids 4-6 years old!  This was also done with Grandpa Mott's NICE camera.  It would help I was better. I am learning.  It would also be easier if my photo subjects would cooperate better:)  She did great despite being 1!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Avalena 1 year old Pictures!



My Little Lady is One!!!  It has been a Wild and Amazing First year!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Avalena 1st Birthday Party!

Avalena's 1st Birthday was fun.  Beautiful day.  Not hot, not cold.  I am used to all the Birthday's in the HOT summer.  I like the spring Birthday for a change:) She received a ton of gifts and of course enjoyed her 1st cake!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY!
 
 



 The CAKE!


 Cake Face!


The PiƱata Fun!

 The Gifts!



Saturday, April 20, 2013

One of Gracelyn's Dances

This song is of Gracelyn Dancing to the song "Girls".  I like this performance the best.  I missed a few seconds in the beginning but still a cute video.  This performance was done at the Lagoon Competition Spring 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

Avalena's 1st Birthday Invitations!





Here is Avalena's Birthday invitations for her 1st Birthday Party!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

My Abigail




So the other day, Abigail informs me that she wants to be an animal rescuer when she grows.  I asked her, "What kind of animals do you want to rescue?"  She replies, "The ones at the zoo."  So I corrected her that she wanted to be a zoo keeper.  She then tells me, "If I just had a car I would go take care of them now.".  Of course, I laughed. (That silly girl is obsessed with cars)  So I asked her which animals at the zoo would she like to care for.  She replied, "the giraffes".  I said they would think she is a snack to eat since she is so small.  She then tells me that she really wants to take care of the dragons.  I told her, "Dragons do not exist. They are not real."  She said, "Sure they do.  I really like the ones with wings that fly."  She was so sure I just had to let it be!  I think she thinks the movie, "How to Tame Your Dragon" must be real?

I love her imagination.  Ahhh... To be a kid:)  She also says the funniest things!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Scrapbooking fun!

My Memories Blog is having Scrapbook Challenge.  The prize is a Beautiful Custom necklace from Origami Owl.  I love necklaces and I love personalized things that have meaning.  So I chose to enter.  I needed to create a scrapbook page that shows my "charming life".   So I thought I would give it a shot.  Even If I don't win the challenge I have a great Scrapbook page to add to my collections. 
 I have been blessed with 3 beautiful daughters.  They (along with my husband/best friend) are MY LIFE!  There is no other place I would love to be as long as I was with them!
 
When I was a baby my mother had my pictures taken in the dress shown above.  She kept that dress safe and when my first daughter was born we pulled that dress out.  I have had all of my girls photographed in the same dress I was, when they were about 4 weeks old.  I hope when they grow up and start their families we can pull that same dress out and continue on the tradition!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Camping Weekend


Over Easter weekend we went Camping.  Abigail has been dying to go for the last year.   It was just the 5 of us and we had a blast.  We did hikes, bike rides and just hung out.  It was a great weekend.  Avalena loved it because she was more mobile in the trailer.  And mom and dad could not go very far to run away from her! LOL!
 Avalena's 1st bath in the trailer
 1st time on a swing and loved it!

 Sisters!
 Getting her daily dose of fiber----Grass and dead leaves Yum!
 Avalena sleeping spot on the floor!
 Gracelyn on the Couch!
 Abigail tucked in the bottom bunk!

 Only naps we could get in her was when she was held! They were all short ones too!

 Bike Rides!



 
 The egg hunt



 They got walkie-talkies from the Easter Bunny!