Wednesday, April 29, 2009

My Missionary Brother!

My brother submitted his mission papers!! I'm so proud of him and I'm so grateful for what he brings to our lives. Love you Kev! Congratulations!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Haylee's Birthday

I know it's almost a month late now, but what can I say? I'm definately not prompt at getting these up. :) Here they are anyway though. Thank you to everyone who helped make Haylee's birthday a special day for her.

Breakfast with Papa

Opening Ahma's gift... part of it was a tiny baby doll. (You have to look closely to see it.) She loved it. She cradled it in her little arms, and rocked it and gave it kisses. It was darling.

I watched my cousin Dallen that day, so Janeal (my sister) and I took the kids to the dollar store and McDonalds for lunch. What an adventure!

Grandma Marlene came over to give Haylee her birthday present and then came up to Haylee's room to play with her. Haylee loved that.

Auntie Janeal gave Haylee her present too - a necklace with a bunch of little charms to put on it.

Happy Third Birthday Haylee!

At her little family party at frozen yogurt. All the toppings she wanted! Heaven!

Opening presents... this one an awesome scrapbooking backpack from GG! Haylee was royally spoiled... thank you everyone!
I dove into my crafty side, using my new-found and still developing sewing skills and made her a little blanket and pillow for her baby dolls and a tablecloth for her little table. It's fun to see her play with them and they were fun easy projects to do.

Taking off with her loot!!
After we got home, there was another gift waiting for her from Amy! She loves this baby doll with the sucky.

Sleepy girl after after a big day. Last night with her sucky! You're a big THREE year old now!

Happy Birthday Princess!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

McKay, Month by Month

Each month during their first year (and each year after that), I take a picture of my kids with a particular stuffed animal to show their growth. I've loved doing it, and I love having these precious pictures. I supposed I should probably wait to post this until his one year birthday, but then again, I guess I should just have been posting them all along. I'll just have to post it again in a month!

One Day

One Month

Two Months

Three Months

Four Months

Five Months

Six Months

Seven Months

Eight Months

Nine Months

Ten Months

Eleven Months

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Ode to Suckys

As we've finally be-rid ourselves of the precious sucky, I thought I'd swipe my friend Lori's idea and pay a tribute to them here. Haylee (yes, I'm talking about Haylee, not McKay) has finally given up the sucky, as we call it. Although not by choice by any means. She absolutely loves her sucky. She doesn't have any other lovey, but she does adore her sucky. She's totally addicted. I kept hoping she'd give it up on her own, but no suck luck. It's now day four of no suckys, and she's still not toally convinced that they're not coming back. She keeps asking for it at nap and bedtime (the only times she used it.) We decided to just go cold turkey the day after her third birthday (we decided it would be easiest to be able to tell her three year olds were big girls and didn't use suckys) (day after because we didn't want to ruin her birthday). She wouldn't take a nap, but I laid down with her at bed time and 'taught' her how to go to sleep without a sucky, and she actually did! Amazing! I'm sad to see it go, because it means my baby girl really isn't a baby anymore.

Like Lori, I thought I'd post some of my favorite sucky moments:

And the very last picture of Haylee with her sucky. Goodnight my little sucky girl.