Sunday, January 15, 2017

Phone Dump

Life has been pretty boring lately. We are just getting back into the routine of school and normal life after the Holidays! These are just some pictures of happenings, via my phone
The weekend we got back from CO, it snowed! Not a lot, but enough to thrill Zoey!!
 A niece and nephew with birthdays 3 days apart mean their parties are generally on the same day. This year they were the same day and same time! So we divided and conquered. Brad and Zoey went to Maddie's, while Elleigh and I went to Aiden's.
Also, when did Zoey start looking like such a big girl???

 When humans and dogs love popcorn!
 Last Monday we had Elleigh Kate's speech, or lack of, evaluated.
She will start speech therapy in a few weeks.
 On Thursdays our trash truck comes! It's the highlight of Zoey's week! She always runs outside to wave, and the guys are nice enough to wave and say hi to her. We have even made cookies a couple of times for them!
 We joined the YMCA. The gym is SO NICE and they have childcare! The girls enjoy going and sometimes even see their friends from church and school.
When we left the gym on Friday morning, I treated Zoey and myself to Smoothie King. It was her first time there. She loved it!!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Saturday, December 31, 2016

New Years Eve

New Years Eve this year was a blast! Zoey really wanted to go "snowing". It had been a few weeks since it snowed, so we had to drive up in to the mountains to find some.
 We took the sleds to Mueller State park, found the smaller sledding hills, and had the best time!!!

 Zoey had been desperate to make a snow angel! It wasn't as fun as she thought though! She got stuck in knee deep snow when she was trying to get up!!
 Elleigh was content in the 2 person sled with either Leigh Ann or I....but Zoey was brave and by the time we left, was going down on her tummy! She even flipped off a couple of times and just laughed!

After a couple of hours, we were cold and hungry. We stopped for dinner at , what Colorado people call, a Mexican restaurant. We then headed home to ring in the New Year!
We love entering a New Year with our best friends! It's a tradition that I hope continues for many years to come!
In 2016:
 Brad and I learned to lean on and trust our Lord more than ever when Elleigh Kate had her cranial reconstructive surgery. We voted in a historical presidential election. 
Zoey  turned 4, learned to write her name, played on a soccer team, memorized her first bible verse, lost her first tooth, and recited a line in her pre-schools Christmas program 
Elleigh Kate had skull surgery, turned a year old, learned to walk, and started weekday school.
As a family we got a camper, went on a few camping trips. and are planning many more for 2017. Made many more summer and holiday traditions, Road tripped to and from Colorado, and just enjoyed time with our little family!!
Peace out 2016, you were good to us!!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Colorado Trip!

We left for Colorado at 5am on the 29th. 
We arrived around 14 hours later. The girls were troopers with very little complaining! I love that they are such good road trippers!!
Today was spent recouping!  
 Elleigh Kate was content playing with the doggy door! 
 The girls LOVE Jeffrey!! He is so sweet and patient with them! 
 Leigh Ann unfortunately had to work, but I was able to meet her for a girls lunch.
 Leigh Ann and Jeffrey got Zoey a bucket filled with Play-Doh and Play-Doh toys...
Throughout of trip, she could be found here!

Monday, December 26, 2016

Christmas Night

After naps, we headed to my parents house. 
We started with the traditional bed picture! Cousin C was unfortunately sick, so we face timed with him and Uncie so that they could still be in the picture! We sure missed them not being there.

 Time fore presents. 
Zoey got lots of barbie stuff and was on cloud 9!!

 Elleigh Kate got a Beauty and the Beast tea set and cart. 
We have had lots of tea parties today!!
The rest of the evening was filled with playing, laughing, eating, and just enjoying being together!
We had a wonderful Christmas this year, despite record breaking heat!
I hope you all enjoyed yours!

Christmas Morning

Santa visited our house and brought the girls exactly what they wanted!

 The Elsa castle... it's all Zoey has been able to talk about since she first spotted it early in the fall!! The little stinker snuck a peak so I wasn't able to get a picture of her reaction when she first saw it.
She also got a plush Tinkerbell " soft to snuggle with!" , books, and a new box of crayons (per her request!).

 Elleigh Kate loves her tsum tsums!!!
 She also received her first charm bracelet and charm, books, blocks, vacuum cleaner, and a piggy bank
The rest of the morning included lots of playing, watching the Disney parade, and nice looong naps! 
After presents were opened, we read "The Very First Christmas". A cute book that tells about the Birth of Jesus...on a kids level.
Christmas morning is so much more fun when you have kids!!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas

I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a SAVIOUR which is Christ the Lord!
~Luke 2:10-11
Merry Christmas from our family to yours!