Monday, December 6, 2010
We decorated cookies as a family tonight. Chris is amazing with his snowman. I am pathetic with my Santa (the picture makes it look better than it actually was). Needless to say I am not an artist. And finally, Allison's Santa....I think she was hungry.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
It's been a fun Halloween this year. Allison knew months ago that she wanted to be a witch...so her costume was pretty easy. My sister made the dress probably 7 years ago and Allison loves it.
This year we went to my brother's ward party Saturday and then a party at my brother's tonight. We have had way too much candy, but lots of fun.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
This is the beautiful view from our hotel room. We stayed at an awesome resort with something like 2 golf courses, a huge spa, two pools - 1 with a waterfall, a lazy river, a water slide, private beach, etc. It was great! You almost didn't even need to leave!
Sorry about the pictures! All I had was my phone...and obviously I am a little self-absorbed because all of the pictures are of me and NONE of Kevin and Chanel. Whoops! I'll have to remember to be better next time.
This trip was great, and I am so glad Kevin and Chanel invited me along. Such a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I will never forget!
Height - 3' 5 1/2" (83rd Percentile)
Weight - 40 lbs (84th Percentile)
Blood Pressure - 102/62 (so cute when they do this!)
Our little girl is growing up big and strong. She is such an amazing little thing, and she brings so much joy to our lives! A few weeks ago my parents took Allison with them to visit my brother for a couple of days. Chris & I were hanging out one night while she was gone and we were so BORED not having her there with us. She just brings so much energy and excitement. It's hard to remember what it was like before we had her!
Allison has quite the little personality. She is NOT shy AT ALL! She introduces herself to everyone she sees and tells us that every little girl she meets is her best friend. I LOVE how comfortable she is with people (although I wish she was a little less comfortable with strangers). She is such a people person sometimes I wonder how she came from Chris & I.
Allison is such a little smarty. Sometimes in a bad way! She remembers everything and can get quite a little attitude when she knows she's right. She pays so much attention to everything that is going on around her. The other day I realized she new her right from her left - and we'd only worked on that a couple of times but she remembers everything. She'll bring up things that happened months ago and she's always exactly right as to how things happened.
We love our little miss Allison and couldn't imagine life without her. She is such a blessing to us and we are so grateful for every minute we get to spend with her. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALLISON!
Allison was so excited she could hardly sit still for the lady!
She made bags for each of the cousins to collect their candy from the pinata. Very creative!
This is the picture Julie took to put on their invitation.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
The first Saturday in October there's always a Buddy Walk for kids with Downs Syndrome. My cousin Sam has Downs Syndrome so we always go to supports him (well, this is the 2nd year, anyway). It was a lot of fun and had so many activities for the kids - face painting, magicians, balloon artist, etc. Then we get to walk a mile, I think - which was just lovely since Allison was on my shoulders the entire time. Unfortunately, Allison hadn't been getting much sleep around this time and was a bit of a handful that day. Oh well, I made her get pictures anyway!
I believe in this picture she was crying because I messed up the firework painted on her hand. I just told her it exploded because that's what fireworks do, but apparently that still wasn't okay with her - whoops!
Gabby's mom owns a pizza restaurant, so that's where we had the party. It was a lot of fun and all of the kids had their OWN pizza to make and put as many toppings on as they wanted. Such a good party, and Allison had a blast.
One of the machines at the restaurant is full of mustaches. All of the kids ended up with one and posed for pictures - pretty darn cute!
I can't remember all that we did, but I believe we went shopping (probably picking up MORE supplies for Super Saturday), and then we went a saw a movie - Despicable Me, I believe. It was in 3D, so she thought the glasses were pretty cool, but the movie didn't keep her attention too well.
After the movie we went out to lunch at her favorite restaurant - Red Robin. Then, we took a bit of a drive and picked up daddy from work. It was a fun day!
Back in August Chris & I took Allison fishing with his brother Jeremy. We love to go out to Fawn Lake - I don't know why we don't do it more often - Allison loved it, too!
She was all about the worms. Crazy girl!