Friday, May 21, 2010

Surprise Visit with Mrs. Orduno - May 2010


Kail had a surprise visit with her former Kindergarten teacher. Mrs. Orduno was in Las Vegas with her aunt who happened to be looking at a home at Ryan's project. When we heard she was here, we jumped in the car to go say hello. Kail was so excited! What a fun surprise.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Kindergarten Hoe Down











Kail had her end of the year Kindergarten program today. They sang and danced to songs like "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain" and "Cowboys and Cowgirls." It was a really cute performance. They also each made a desert animals report which showed all the animals have been studying about for the past few weeks. I've learned a lot about snakes and bats to name a few! All of the students received their graduation certificates today too. It's hard to believe that Kail is going to be a 1st grader! And maybe even harder to believe that Mia is going to be a kindergartner!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Some big bellies


Ryan brought home some balloons from work and the girls thought it would be fun to imitate their big momma. I'm scheduled to be induced on May 26th unless this baby girl chooses to come sooner. Here's hoping! :)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mia got her ears pierced! April 2010


Mia convinced us that getting her ears pierced like her big sister was a need and not a want. So rather impulsively one evening after dinner we headed to the mall to do just that. These earrings are bringing her one step closer to her most important goal as of late. . . being a teenager. These days every outfit she puts on, shoes she wears, or hairstyle she picks are followed by the question: "Mom, does this make me look like a teenager?"

Easter 2010




We made it back from AZ on Saturday afternoon with just enough time to color eggs and get ready for Easter. It was a fun family day spent searching for treats from the Easter Bunny and enjoying General Conference. We enjoyed a great holiday at home.

Smith Easter Egg Hunt - April 2010









After Rollin's baby blessing we had dinner and then an egg hunt in the Smith's backyard. Fun!

Rogers Easter Egg Hunt - April 2010





Grandma Rogers planned an Easter egg hunt for the cousins. What a fun time! There were eggs in the front yard, backyard and throughout the house. The girls loved it!



Tea Party in AZ - April 2010





We spent our Spring Break in AZ this year. It was a fun week filled with lots of family activities: cousin Melanie's baptism, cousin Rollin's baby blessing, two egg hunts, the Easter pageant, manicures/pedicures and a tea party. The oldest Smith girl cousins came up with the idea of a tea party and Grandma Smith happily obliged! It was complete with invitations, costumes, crafts and yummy food. We loved it!

More Missing Teeth for Kail


SNOW! In our backyard. . . .February 2010







One of the surprises we discovered in Las Vegas is that it was legitimately COLD. (Compared to our previous location!) We had to buy warm jackets with hoods because it actually rains here too! One morning we woke up to snowflakes (that melted once they touched the ground). The girls were thrilled nonethless. Apparantly snow is very tasty.

Kodi's 32nd Birthday - February 2010


We moved into our new house in Las Vegas a couple of weeks before my birthday. Here we are celebrating with some lemon raspberry cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory. Yum. We celebrated one night with the kids and one night with Ryan and I. On the big date we went to Bobby Flay's restaurant at Caesar's Palace -The Mesa Grill. That was one of my favorite meals ever! Delicious. And this may be the only photographic evidence I have of my baby girl due June 2nd. I am obviously not into the pregnancy photos!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Star Student Mia - January 2010















Mia was the Star Student her last week of school in California. Steve the monkey got to come home with us and help us pack up the house before our move to Las Vegas!

Kail Lost her First Tooth - January 2010


Friday, May 7, 2010

Christmas 2009












LA Trip December 2009









As part of Kail's birthday extravaganza we headed to LA to the American Girls store. After visiting the store in New York when Kail was only one, I was so looking forward to the day when I could take my girls there! I couldn't wait to get dolls and have a bonafide tea party. So maybe the idea started out as more for me than them. . . . but nonetheless it was a hit. We now have two new additions to our girl household: meet Lucy and Casey. It seems that we can't do anything now without those dolls! We loved spending some time at The Grove which is one of my favorite holiday places. They have the best Santa and decorations and who can forget the SNOW! We also had to make a stop at the happiest place on earth for more snow and festivities. Really, what is a trip to LA without Disneyland?