Sunday, October 21, 2012

#1 Birthday Bash in St. George!

Lola turned the big #1 on March 11th.  Since we weren't able to celebrate with all of our family in March, we decided to have another birthday celebration in April.  You only turn one once, right?! :)  It was a really good reason to have everyone get together to visit and have a good time and of course eat some good grub.  

Here was Lola's b-day invite, I have always had a thing for owls and since Lola didn't care, that is what we went with (although she didn't like her owl cake). :)

Great Grandpa Hunter is the best when it comes to walking the little ones around.  At this stage Lola still was needing someone to help keep her steady on her feet, and Grandpa was more then willing! She loved it! He told me that he used to take dish towels and wrap them around the kids and then hold on to the ends to support them so that you didn't have to bend over as much.  Good idea Gramps! :)  We should have implemented that during the party...

I love this picture-it has two (three if you count my dad) of my favorite people in it! :)

Cousin Brandon, Lola loved his cowboy hat and of course him too! :)

My pretty little niece Whitney...she is so sweet and also very helpful!  She volunteered to take a turn walking Lola's around a few times too.  :)  She is going to be one good babysitter!

Couldn't have a party without a pinata!  The kids' favorite part of course!

Lola with her twin cousins Sadie and Stockton.  Bubbles were a hit!  Their birthdays are only 4 days apart!  They are going to be good buds and I'm sure going to get into lots of mischief along the way too! :)

The party was a success!  Lots of good conversation and playing was had by all!  Family gatherings don't happen much for us at this point in time since we live so far away, but when we do get the chance to be with family we take every advantage we can get!  Lola is a special little gal with a strong spirit and we love our little red head-she is one very good reason to have a party! :)

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Playing catch-up...

Alli had her very first swim lessons this past April.  Her swimming skills were about in the middle of the pack.  Not yet confident to swim without the floatie, but able to do most everything with it on.  Alli was always excited to go to swimming lessons, and loved learning everything from her swim instructors.  The lessons were 5 weeks long, once a week.  At the beginning of the swim lessons she was ranked at about a 3 on a scale of 1-10 and by the end she was a 7.  She learned to be more confident and how to use her arms and legs to keep herself afloat.  Yeah!!

On the very first day before the lessons started I let her get in the water without a floatie because there was a bench that she could sit/stand on and I was right beside her.  Little did I know, or her for that matter, that she would slip right off that bench and into the deeper section of the water, right off to the side of where she could reach, but too far for me.  Scared me and her! Luckily there was an older gentlemen in the water very near her and he helped snatch her up and help her back on the bench, otherwise it would have been me getting in the pool fully dressed! :)  Now that she has learned some skills, if that were to happen again today, she would have no problem swimming and getting to the side! She has grown a lot this summer!

More pictures of Alli's progress throughout the summer to come in future posts!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Family Pictures 2012

We had some family pictures taken recently...  we have actually never had any taken since the little Lola's was born. :( Time just gets away from us all.  Pictures are always a little stressful, but always worth the worry after to have those memories documented.  The wonderful Corissa Ann took our pictures and she is so cute and made the experience easy and comfortable, and we loved that she captured some really great moments.  Thanks Corissa and now we have some "documentation" per say of our family. :)

 I love this one of Lola because this is her go to smile- a little crooked with a crinkly nose. :)

Can't ever get enough of this girl's smile...she is so carefree and I hope she stays that way for a long time!

This is one of my favorites because I always want to remember how sweet and innocent these beautiful girls of mine are.  They are only little for a time and I forget that a lot. I hope I am setting a good example for them and that Alli will always look at me this way.

 I love these two hooligans!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Vacation time

What we've been up to this past week...

Flyin to Utah- solo with 2 kids- luckily it wasn't awful :)

Swimming in the warm weather

Playing with Ace... Lola absolutely loves him and says "hi ace" every time she sees him

Eating good home town food like fry sauce and playing at the park

Lola has started walking short distances without assistance

And riding horsies of course with Papa and Uncle Rowdy

Next on the list... Hawaii :)

💗 Lacy

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Alli's first "official" haircut

My cousin Kailee gave Alli her first haircut. She did really well and wanted to watch herself in the mirror the whole time. :) I figured it was time for a good trim and not a whack job from me, and now her hair can "grow like Rapunzel hair" as Alli says :).

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Hoot Hoot Hooray! Lola May's 1st Birthday!!

It's hard to believe that Lola turned the big #1!!  She is one cute little stinker and we are so glad that she is in our family!  We had a little celebration on her big day with Nana, Aunt Laurie (they both happened to be in town on spring break) and of course the Wright's.  It was a fun little get together.

We went with an owl theme-I just love owls :)  Plus, she is only one and doesn't really care.  Next year she will probably be in love with some cartoon character, have a favorite princess or toy so I decided to take the cake on this one :)

*Owl Cake* 
I was quite impressed by my abilities here, didn't think it was going to turn out, but surprisingly enough, it did :)

 Getting ready for the par-tay

Lola loves to look out our glass door so when she had visitors 
come up to see her, she was thrilled! :)

The #1 on the cake is about all Lola really cared for.  She is a funny little thing.  Not too daring to try new things and if she doesn't like how it feels (texture wise) she WILL NOT touch it.

Yep-that's about all she could handle here folks :)  Smash cake? No thank you!

 Look of fear on her face :)  It may have been the big "googly" eyes or something.  It was pretty funny

Don't worry, Big Sister arrived to convince Lola to try it.  Nope.  Not even.

Lola liked her presents!  Of course all the other littles helped her open them up :)

Now why Lola didn't want to eat this, I'm not sure ;)

Happy-Sweet-Fun-Loves to laugh-that's our Lola Babes

These pictures were priceless...she REALLY did not want anything to do with her cake.  It was funny to watch her facial expressions and body language

Seriously guys, I am NOT going to touch it!

It was a successful #1 (minus the smash cake)! ;)  I told Brian I was a little sad that she didn't want to just dive right into it, then Brian said "Lacy, is that her personality at all?"  Nope.  Not at all.  What did I expect?   Maybe if it didn't have those eyes... :)

Lola had a blast hanging out with her pals and she got lots of fun presents that she enjoys playing with.  She has the cutest belly laugh and loves to show off her 8 teeth!  Yes 8!!  The other day I had a lady ask me if Lola was "this happy all of the time?"  The answer is yes, yes she is (unless she is tired or hungry) other than that,  you will most likely get one big toothy grin out of her!

The morning after the big day playing with her new toys...

Love this girls "bed head" :)

One year stats to come...