Friday, December 11, 2009

christmas fun

i love this time of year. its about traditions and spending time with family. one of our traditions is we make gingerbread houses. its my attempt to be crafty. we made little ones and big ones this year. i think they turned out pretty cute. addy liked them and she really liked the candy she ate as we went. don't look too close. they should be admired from a far. ha ha



Tuesday, December 1, 2009

i'm old!

so its true i had a birthday! i think i'm officially old. i'm 25! i know that sounds funny but when i was little i always thought 25 was so old. well here i am. i had a great day of being a mom and getting ready for thanksgiving since we were leaving the next day. i loved spending the day with addy and then getting to see my family. i love and appreciate them so much.





thanksgiving

we had a great thanksgiving! we spent it in oak city with the finlinson's.
the cousins at the kids table

sibling love!


addy eating some leftovers


and watching some disney movies!


then ending the night with some video games





Sunday, November 22, 2009

birthday weekend

my birthday is this week so casey and i went away for the weekend. we didn't go far but we left addy with my parents and hit the road. we stayed in sandy for a couple of nights and we got to go to new moon. that was my present is having him go with me and not making too many comments. he did pretty good but there were some crazy people there pushing him over the edge. i liked the movie and the break. we had a pretty great time.





we went to in n out because casey just had to have it!


Friday, November 20, 2009

dress up

sister steph went on her first date last weekend. i don't have any pictures of the date because it was girls choice and she wouldn't let me follow her to get them. i can't blame her i'm a little embarrassing. anyway she looked really pretty and we had fun helping her.






addy was trying to take a picture. she would say "cheese smile" and then pretend to take it.


this was another day but i thought it went with the theme. my friend ashley sent these shoes to her for her b-day. she insisted she had to wear them the min. they were opened. she is too cute!












Tuesday, November 10, 2009

happy happy birthday!

so my baby turns 2 tomorrow. i didn't realize how hard it is to see your baby grow up. its hitting me hard! but on to happier moments. we decided to do a family party for her on sunday. of course everything was elmo. that is her favorite thing right now. i think we watch at least a hour and half of elmo each day. all the fam came and it went really well. she was so excited to see everyone in the same house. especially cousin brooklyn. they had so much fun and they played so hard they were sweatin by the end.


i made elmo cupcakes. don't look too close i struggled a little

her new birthday outfit






she got some dolla dolla bills



we got her this cute abc elmo doll










Thursday, November 5, 2009

lil mama

This is just another day in the life of addilyn ann. She got this stroller the other day and it has become her favorite. it has been the best eight dollars i have ever spent. she makes me take it everywhere with us but it has been hours of fun and enjoyment. she says its my strolly! it is so sweet.





i think she was throwing a fit at this moment because she wanted to play in the road!



Monday, November 2, 2009

halloween

we had a great halloween. we went to the costume parade on friday to see sean all dressed up. addy loved seeing the non scary costumes and closed her eyes when it was too scary.


on sat. cousin brooklyn came over to play. they had so much fun and they did not want to stop. it was a tragic goodbye. ha ha




then tragedy hit later right before we were supposed to go trick or treating. addy fell asleep and did not want to wake up.

before


this is right when she woke up and did not want to stand.



but she finally woke up and figured out that she could get some candy. what a cute monkey she turned out to be. :)

after










Tuesday, October 27, 2009

cold pumpkins

casey and addy carved her pumpkin tonight. she loved it. she was all up in it and had it everywhere. i love that she is big enough now to know what is going on and wanting to participate.



we also had our first snow today. addy insisted she had to play in the snow! so we went out for a few minutes. i love the first snow but i still would like to keep the fall weather as long as possible.










Wednesday, October 21, 2009

fall fun

addy wanted to rake the leaves with uncle sean, but it quickly turned into a leaf fight. they had so much fun. I love fall its the best time of the year.











this picture says it all. sean throwing leaves and thinking its so funny.




Tuesday, October 6, 2009

thoughts

addy is napping right now and so i have a moment to just think. i have been thinking about how blessed i really am. sometimes i don't realize what i have. i focus on the negative things like i with i had this or i wish i was like that person. but when i start listing the things i am blessed with its overwhelming. i have an amazing family and i married in to an amazing family. i have understanding friends that i can always be myself with them. i have the gospel in my life and i have a heavenly father that loves me. my husband is a saint! i love him so much and he means everything to me and he is a great example to me. he worked so hard on getting a job and i know the lord wanted him where he is now. my sweet addy is my joy. she is so smart and is such a big girl now. she blows me away and i feel very blessed that i am able to be a mother. i am happy and very blessed! i know this is random but i'm a random person.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

welcome to the jungle

we took addy to the zoo last week. casey had the day off so it worked out perfect. addy had so much fun. every animal we looked at had a baby. addy loved them the most everything was about the babies. her favorites were the baby elephant and the she loved the swans. i know its a little random but she is my daughter :)

we are just seeing how she is measuring up


this is addy with the swans

this is the sweet baby elephant zuri she is really cute and follows her mom around







Sunday, September 20, 2009

singing in the rain

A few weeks ago we were playing in oak city and i found the cousins in this puddle. They were having so much fun.



this is my favorite picture because addy was jumping and fell on her bum!


Addy also did bubbles with grandma fin. She has so much fun when we go down there.