Monday, April 19, 2010

It's all about Stacia!

Stacia turned 8 on Feb. 8th

She couldn't decide on a theme for her party so we had Wizards of Waverly Place party favors, this is everyone putting a spell on the birthday girl :)

We had a High School Musical pinata

and an American Idol cake so I guess her theme was Musical Wizards :)

She had a lot of fun with her friends, singing, dancing, eating pizza, cake and ice cream and even giving herself a little make over.

When her friend party was over we were off to Grandma's for her family party. On the way she said it was okay if the family got her clothes because she already got a lot of fun toys from her friends, which made me laugh. She was right, she got a lot of cut clothes from the family, but she also got some toys...she's just a little spoiled:)

About a week after her birthday I took her to get her ears pierced, she was excited and very nervous. It just happened to be the Saturday before Valentine's day and the jewelry store was packed so we had to wait forever but her turn finally came. I took the before picture and her smile looks a little apprehensive which still makes me laugh.

I was surprised she smiled for this picture because this is the second ear, but when I asked her about it she said she smiled because she knew Aunt Cindy would see the pictures and she wanted her to see how brave she was. What a cute girl, and she was very brave.

She looks so grown up :(

Another very special day was soon to come. Stacia was Baptized on March 6th. She has been looking forward to her baptism for a long time and it was a really wonderful day. My mom and I had taken her shopping for her dress and all of her cute accessories, (thanks mom she loved spending the day with you!) Grandma and Grandpa Ginn flew in to be here with her, and got her a set of her very own scriptures. Bobby preformed the baptism and confirmation, it was a great day that I know she will remember forever. Thanks everyone for supporting her.

At one point Stacia said to me, "it seems like it's been all about me lately" and I told her that it's okay to have it be all about you sometimes, we are so proud of her and love her so much. I can't believe she is growing up so fast!! Time passes so quickly and I'm glad we can have these moments where we can stop and celebrate.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

December '09

My Auntie Nenka came for a visit at the beginning of the month. She got really sick while she was here, but other than that she had a great visit. When she arrived she said all she wanted was to see a good snowstorm (she lives in Florida) and she definitely got her wish because it snowed and snowed the whole time she was here. We all spent a few days at the cabin and almost got snowed in, which I would actually be fine with :)

She stayed with us for the first few days of her trip and was rewarded by Lauren finding her LancĂ´me face cream and making good use of it. At least she has good taste, none of the cheap stuff for my girl.

My birthday is on the 16th and every year I force Bobby to take me to dinner and a movie, I say force because going to the movies is probably his least favorite activity. So we saw "The Blind Side" which we both loved and had a fun night out. This year he also got me all of my favorite treats and some beautiful earrings with my birthstone which was a total surprise. So, even though I'm in my thirties now, it was still a really great day:)

Christmas Fun!!

The kids made an awesome gingerbread House.

I love Milli's hair!

For as long as my kids can remember, we have spent Christmas with Uncle Jeff. It is always great to have him here, this year he helped the kids decorate cookies for Santa and they all had a lot of fun. Lauren cracks me up, instead of decorating the cookies she would just dip them in the frosting and eat them. I guess she thinks she needs them more than Santa does. I think they turned out great. Milli insisted on leaving chocolate milk because that is Santa's favorite and of course we can't forget Rudolph so the kids left him a carrot.

Christmas morning is always so much fun. The kids got lots of great toys and games and clothes and had a great time making a huge mess with all of it. Thank you Santa for a wonderful Christmas!! After all the craziness of opening presents we had a nice big breakfast and then headed off to Grandma Lemke's to see all the cousins and spend the day with our family.

The kids were obsessed with getting a pottery wheel. I kept telling them that Santa might not bring one because he knows how messy they are, but Stacia assured me that I was wrong and that she knew Santa wouldn't let her down. Well she was right and they were all very happy. The best part is when they were playing with it they all kept saying "this is a lot messier than it looked on TV" I just had to laugh.

Snow Fun

The kids really wanted to try out their new sleds so we piled up the snow in the back yard and they had so much fun going down that little hill.

Bobby helped the kids build a big snow woman which is something they love to do and beg to do as soon as it snows.

They made her some clothes and hair out of food coloring, isn't she pretty? She kind of looks like a big snow cone :)