Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Santa arrived for Kylie,  

and Laey!

What would Christmas be

with out a gingerbread village?!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Purple Belt!

Another belt testing night has arrived for Kylie.

It's so hard to believe that she has already been taking martial arts classes for a year already!  She has come so far, we are so proud of her!

That board is not easy to break, but she didn't let that or the fact that her hand was a little sore deter her from getting what she wanted.
Whoo Hoo and exciting new purple belt.  She worked HARD for this belt.  Future belts will not be easy to attain but I have confidence in her that she will have the determination and the desire to work hard for them.

Here she is with her instructors Mr. C3 and Mr. C. making their TOUGH faces!  Don't they look so mean?!?

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Breakfast with Santa!

We had breakfast with Santa this morning!

The girls had a choice of eggs (which Kylie LOVED), hashbrowns, toast, cinnamon rolls, and orange juice!

Santas helpers really know how make a GREAT breakfast.

Kylie was the first one done with her breakfast and the first one to visit with Santa

She even scored her own  picture with Santa before her sister made their way to Santa!

Lacey braved her way up to him and told Santa exactly what she wanted.

Soon all 3 girls were up visiting with Santa.  Katie was a little unsure about him, but she is the first one the girls to NOT be scared of him at her young age!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Decorating the Christmas Tree!

We started decorating our tree much earlier this year than in years past

we started bright and early in the morning, notice the bedhead?

even with beadhead they are cute!

big sister get to put the more fragile ornaments on...she's the only one that remembered the back (or window side) the tree!

and Miss Katie decided to the stop and take a breather, after all decorating a tree is hard work!

We actually started on Thanksgiving and took our time and then Mommy FORGOT to take a picture of the finished product :(

The kids did a great job and had fun with it, of course that's the most important part!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Miss Kylie

This child LOVES to get her picture taken

Green braces and all

And she LOVES life!

This particular picture has to be one of my favorites of her....SO happy

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

Lacey's 4!

It's hard to believe this little girl is 4 already!

In many ways I forget that she isn't a little baby anymore.

She has a super funny personality.

She is probably the most laid back of the 3 girls...and really, she isn't all that laid back!  She is much more willing to accept things, and absolutley LOVES to hang out with Kylie.

She insisted on a Tinkerbell birthday party.  It was her first 'friend' party.  She loved it!  Of course, since we had her friend party almost a week before her actual birthday that meant we celebrated for almost a week!

She had her friend birthday party on Saturday, brought cupcakes to Sunday school on Sunday, then on her actual birthday (a Wednesday) she brought cake to school!  Of course that night we had company come over for more cake and Pizza!  Number 4 will go down as a great birthday party year to be sure!

I'm super excited to be able to catch a picture of all 3 of them looking in the same direction and HAPPY!  This was taken the morning of Lacey's birthday.  She was so excited to wear her 'I am 4' shirt!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Doin' a little horse Ridin'

The girls have been doing great with their riding lessons!

Kylie has graduated to being able to control her horse all by herself! No more being led around.

She is a very serious rider.

This particular day was great because it was SO nice out and they got to ride OUTSIDE!

Lacey is becoming quite the little cowgirl

She's VERY proud to be able to have her horse riding time.

Katie LOVES to watch the girls...wishing she could be riding too.

Little sisters enjoying a cookie while Kylie finishes up her lesson.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Pumpkin Patch

The girls couldn't believe it when we got to the pumpkin patch and their horse riding instructor, Angela, was there with Bear!
I love this picture of Lacey and Bear, what a PERFECT fall picture.

At the pumpkin patch they had lots of things to climb on, including some older farm equipment.  The kids thought it was great!

Katie loved climbing on the straw bales.

Another great fall picture, Kylie and Bear.  Kylie would have walked Bear around the farm all day if given the opportunity.  She walked him around like he was a dog!  He loved it too...mmmmm fresh grass!

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Whoa!  That's a pretty big pumpkin!

Much better suited for sitting on...

Or standing on...notice the pumpkin in Katie's hand that she settled on.  MUCH more size appropriate, don't ya think!?

Lacey's turn to lead Bear around!  She loved it too, Bear was such a good sport.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Kylie's 8 year pictures

My beautiful oldest daughter is growing up....right before my eyes.

Posted these WAAY late...