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.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Kate's 8th birthday Survey

1. What is your favorite color? I have lots but my most favorite is pink.
 2. What is your favorite toy? Its kinda hard for me, umm...my LOL doll and American girl doll
3. What is your favorite fruit? apples
  4. What is your favorite tv show? Project mc2
 5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? OOoo I love love love to eat an apple, and grilled cheese
 6. What is your favorite outfit? My reindeer shirt and black heart leggings
  7. What is your favorite game? Mousetrap
  8. What is your favorite snack? chips
 9. What is your favorite animal? zebra
 10. What is your favorite song? primary song is when I am baptized, and my other one is spice girls wanna be.
11. What is your favorite book? puppy placce. 
 12. Who is your best friend? everybody, Brett, Riahannon, Izzy, Lizy and all my classmates
  13. What is your favorite cereal? cinnamon toast crunch
  14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? ride my bike and scooter, and playing pretend with Abby
  15. What is your favorite drink? Sprite and water
 16. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas
  17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? bear blanket, zebra
 18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? cereal bar, apple or cereal
19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? lasagna
 20. What do you want to be when you grow up? mom, 4th grade teacher

Thursday, December 7, 2017

December Doings

 Kate, Abby and Jane got to open cute little ornaments for the tiny ornament tree from Granny.  Probably one of my favorite Christmas traditions.
 And Kate had a Christmas program at school. She had a speaking part and she was oh so proud of. She delivered her line flawlessly and clearly. And she sang each song with dedication!
 And then Kate turned 8! How is it so? I don't know but I think I like it! She wanted an animal themed party, so we did a pet adoption party. We each got to pick out our pet and name it and decorate their collar and house. I think the girls really liked it!

 Winter dance showcase. Abby being a beautiful dancer. She loves it.

 Kate has such strong focus when doing anything, but it was especially cute to watch during dance class.