Saturday, January 3, 2009


Here are some of our pictures from October--our ward Halloween party, the pumpkin patch, and our trip to California to visit Grandma Kelly & Grandpa Craig and all the rest of the family. The girls loved Halloween this year. I think they were thrilled to learn how trick-or-treating works, although Grace wasn't too happy about having to wear a costume. They also loved the pumpkin patch. It had so many fun activities for the girls--a cow train, huge slides, an inflatable pillow to jump on, and several playhouses and swingsets! As for the trip to California--that was a hit, as always! The girls always love visiting family and having the undivided attention of aunts, uncles, and grandparents. This trip was especially fun because we got to go to the San Diego Zoo and celebrate Savannah's birthday (a little early). The girls were given some princess dress ups which they love and now wear almost daily! I love being their mom!

...And we're back!

After 5 months of nothing new on our blog, I figured it was time I updated it. This will give you a little idea as to what our family has been up to over the last several months. Through August and September, the girls and I kept busy by playing with the many little kids in the neighborhood. Some of their favorite things to do included coloring with chalk, playing on the swingset, and riding bikes/scooters.

Even Gracie learned how to ride the scooter. She loved it--and was actually quite good! FYI, Grace is now almost 20 months and busy as can be. She runs around constantly and talks all the time. This past week her favorite new word is "no way!", which she uses to answer any question you ask. She also LOVES dancing, tickling mommy and daddy, and playing with her new baby doll (which must come with us everywhere).

Savannah turned 3 in Novemeber and reminds us all the time that "I'm 3 on my birthday. I'm a big girl!" This means that Savannah will go into Sunbeams this year, and I am so excited because I just called to teach her class! Savannah is also very busy playing with friends, dressing up as a princess, and trying to do any and everything that mommy does. Her new skills include cooking, coloring, vacuuming, dusting, applying make up and walking in high heels.
John and I have so much fun with these girls. They are hilarious and keep our lives bright and very entertaining. John has also been very busy. He is now working in private equity and really enjoys it. He likes who he works with and what he does--which is great since he has been spending many late nights at the office. Other than that, not much is new. We love our life and are so grateful for our family, good friends and the gospel!