Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Fabulous February

 February flew by this year! In a good way. We kept up our family tradition of sending the kids Valentine's cards (almost) daily. They light up with the most simple love note, and I love it.
Chance is the sweetest dog, even takes care of baby dolls. Jane had her first frosty and loved it! And reading stories to Jane has turned into an olympic sport. She hardly ever sits still--the lovely 2.5 year old.

 Kate and Jon had their first Daddy Daughter Dance! They had a great time! Kate said Jon danced with her the whole time, and they even won the game they played against all the other Dad's and Daughters there.

One night at dinner Abby taught Jane how to toast cheers then says "Now we are the best friends you can be--drinking buddies!"

Another fabulous February moment happened when my parents drove down from Ohio completely surprising me to give Jane and Emily's room a makeover. Mom and Grandma worked together to make the decorations and I just adore them. I felt so loved and taken care off, I might have cried a bit! It helped me get more excited and a little less scared/overwhelmed about baby number 4!

Jane transitioned rather well to her new toddler bed! But her sleeping positions crack me up sometimes!!

Friday, January 12, 2018

January Joy

 I can't wait to re create the picture of all the girls in the van when Jane gets her license. These girls had a rough January when we all got the flu. We didn't leave the house for 10 days! But we survived and got on with our 2018.

Jane is still happily into Peppa Pig. She looks forward to the times I let her watch it. 

Then it was Dad's birthday. He turned the big 34. We had a super impressive shrimp dinner and a manly ice cream cake to celebrate. We all sure love this guy. His girls just adore him, and our house is always happier when he is home.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Christmas Break Continues

 After my family headed back to Ohio the Walter side stepped in. We had a full Zoo day with all our SC cousins and Grandma and Grandpa Walter. Lots of busy fun. Jane even let Kenneth give her a shoulder ride! She used to avoid him!

 Then we had a new years party at Scott and Susan's house, which I sadly didn't take any pictures of because I was very sick. But when we got home that night we had a quick sparkling juice toast with the older 2
And these 3: they are such great sisters. I just love seeing them being sweet together!

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day

 My family was here for Christmas and it was wonderful! We woke up and the girls had a blast making quick work of their presents. Jane got SO MUCH Peppa pig stuff and was practically screaming with delight with ever toy she opened. The other girls were equally as happy with their dolls and clothes and fun gifts.

 Christmas this year was wonderful, combined with Kate's baptism and having everyone around it was magical. As always we wish everyone could have stayed longer. The girls were adorable with their matching pajamas. And their love of reading a new Christmas story every night is so fun.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Kate's Baptism

My sweet Kate turned 8 and was baptized on Dec 23rd. It was a great meeting and lots of family was able to come support this amazing girl. I had a hard time keeping my emotions in control. We are all so proud of the girl she is growing into.

After the baptism was over our family stayed behind and had lunch together and played a few games like duck, duck, goose.

Kate, you are such a great daughter, and your Dad and I are so proud of you for your righteous desires. Your Heavenly Father is proud of you too for how hard to strive to keep His commandments.