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Thursday, February 19, 2015

More of Baby Karli... and Max

Last Sunday we went to the Hansen's for dinner. Andy's sister and her family were there and we got to snuggle with baby Karli. Kira actually asked to hold her this time, She did great. Though she only held her for a few seconds it was pretty adorable.  

Earlier that day I was working in the studio and Max had to come hang out. 
He relaxed on my new chair. I think it's his new favorite spot.  

Monday, February 16, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!

 Happy Valentine's Day! 

We had a fabulous Valentine's day this year. We got Kira the entire weekend because of Presidents Day on Monday and we loved it. 

First thing Kira wanted to do when she woke up was open her present. That girl! 

 After Kira dressed herself (notice the plethora of necklaces she has on?) and I did her hair she started painting. I grabbed my Camera before she could notice and got this shot... The rest were posted/planned but just this one was unknown and I sort of love it.

Then we made the famous Valentine's Day Sugar Cookies! Kira loved eating the cookie dough, sugar and salt. AND we had to make her cookie a rainbow instead of red. 

I'm sure this is her favorite part :)

 My little helper Kira this weekend and I couldn't be happier. I've truly been blessed to be apart of Andy and Kira's lives. They complete me. And though I would have never imagined my life and being a step mom of sorts I wouldn't have it any other way. They made my Valentine's day worth so much more by just being together. 

 That evening we went over to a friends house for a spectacular dinner, jewelry, chocolate covered strawberries and we watched Box Trolls. It was a great evening. 

I love this man. No matter what life can throw at us he literally makes me smile every day. We have rough times for sure and I have to learn to be patient but it works for us. He is by my side through the seriously tough times and all the happiest of my life. And. I. love. it. 

More photos and explaination about the photos of the Painting and Sugar Cookies on my Photography blog: 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Playing with some of my Loves / Parent Teacher Conference

Thursday I was killing time after work and before Parent Teacher Conferences with Kira so I headed to my mom's to see my sister Steph and Lexie. Collin was there too so we hung out as well. He has a "Boot" on his foot because he broke it in 3 places jumping off the stairs last week. Lexie was super cute and LOVES to get into everything she can reach. Collin and I played Ninja Turtles for a minute. Super cute kids!

I then headed to Bridger Elementary to meet Andy, Kira, Misha and Roger for Parent Teacher Conferences. I missed the last one so I was excited to see how well she had been doing at school. We don't hear much about school and never see her homework so we aren't sure what she works on, is learning or how to help her. We ask her every time we get her about school and try to coax information from her and ask intriguing questions but with very little response back. Her scores this round were amazing and she went from very below average at the start of the school year to above average! Way to go Kira. Daddy and Stacey are so proud of you. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hope everyone has a fabulous valentines day! I took Valentine pictures of Kira last week and she actually did good! She took quite a few pictures with her "Fake" smile but she got some beautiful ones as well. She's missing some front teeth but she's super cute regardless. 


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Baby Karli

We got to spend some time with the Hawkes Family (Andy's Side) this weekend at Kaisley and Kade's birthday party. (Photos of that to come). We got to snuggle with Karli too. This was Kira's first time meeting her and she did not want to touch or hold her which was actually surprising. Kade, who is just 6 months older than Kira, loves to hold Karli and is actually very protective of her. Kira just said "No Thank You". Sitting next to me is the closest she'd get. 

Karli's Newborn Session. She did pretty darn good I'd say!

Baby Sitting Lily

Our super good friends and neighbors, Klay and Julie, went on a work trip to Las Vegas a few weeks ago. Andy and I babysat their dog Lily while they were gone. It was an interesting 4 days but super fun. Max and her have never quite got along, well they do just in a weird way. Lily LOVES to play while Max doesn't want anything to do with Lily. Usually they start out with Lily trying to pounce on Max and Max growling at her. After an hour or so they are best friends. Well it was a little like that each night when we brought her over. AND the 4 of us slept in our bed. HA. That was interesting but we survived and I'd do it again. :)

More Selfies

Kira actually likes taking selfie pictures - even though she hates having her Picture taken. Go figure. We were eating breakfast at the Winter 4x4 Jamboree and pulled out the cell phone for a few selfies to start the day. :)