Friday, July 31, 2009

Colorado Trip May 2009

During our trip to Denver in May we were able to go to a Rockies game with the aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Colorado Trip May 2009 II

While visiting Denver, we took Paige and Peyton to Tiny Town. Paige LOVED Tiny Town, as you can see from the pictures. Yea for the Library! The second photo is of her looking out the window of her favorite Tiny Town building--the windmill. She even hollered to some kids walking by to come into her house, which they did. After they were inside for a few minutes she said, "okay, time to go. Thanks for coming!" We also went to Dinosaur ridge with the cousins and saw real dinosaur bones. Paige is pictured with her cousins in front of a dinosaur statue. The other picture is of a pretend dinosaur dig they have set up for kids. The last picture is at the Mother Cabrini Shrine, not too far from Dinosaur Ridge. We sure had a great trip!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Peyton's First Cereal April 2009

Peyton had her first cereal at 6 months. Unlike her sister, who LOVED solid foods, Peyton was a little more wary. In fact she outright hated it. In addition, the rice cereal caused her to have tummy issues, so we had to move on to veggies, which she took a while to accept as well. Just evidence to the fact that every kid is different!

Easter 2009

We sure had a fun Easter. We were so happy that Ryan's mom could be with us during her spring break. Paige had a great time coloring Easter eggs, going on an egg hunt, and seeing what the Easter bunny brought her. As you can see, the stickers we used to decorate the Easter eggs ended up on Paige's face too! And on everyone else's faces, for that matter--why not? Paige and Peyton both got dressed up in their matching dresses for church on Sunday.

Paige's Ballet Recital

Paige had her ballet recital in February, 2009. Just seeing her on stage made me so happy I wanted to cry--it must be the proud mom in me. She LOVED being up there--so much it was a little scary. Her class did two dances, a ballet one to an instrumental number and a tap dance to a princess song.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Valentine's Day 2009

Happy Valentine's Day! Paige sure had fun going to parties and eating lots of sugar cookies! Peyton tolerated all the hullabaloo, but had fun posing for this picture.

Christmas 2008

We had such a great time spending Christmas with Ryan's family in Salt Lake! Paige loved decorating cookies for Santa and was so excited on Christmas morning to find that he actually ate them! She had so much fun opening present after present. Which is more than we can say for Peyton. She was not in the Christmas spirit at all. I think she actually would have rather been sleeping than opening presents. I think the picture of her says it all. We also had the fun opportunity to go to Temple Square to see the Christmas lights. The girls were sure bundled up, but being used to Wisconsin winters, we were ready to brave the cold!

Peyton's Blessing

Peyton was blessed on November 9, 2008. She slept through the whole thing! Her Daddy gave her such a sweet blessing, and it was extra special that she got to wear the dress that her mommy, aunts, sister, and cousin have all worn. I was sure feeling the pressure to keep that thing clean!