Friday, January 16, 2009

BFF 4ever

Gracie got the best Christmas present ever from her cousin Emma, a best friends necklace.  Don't you love their matching HSM pjs too.  Every night that Gracie wears hers now she says "I bet Emma is wearing hers tonight too"

And what's the first thing best friends must do together?  Get a pedicure
Emma's toes Gracie's toes

Have you see two girls enjoying a pedi more than these two?  The rest of us got quite a kick out of watching them.  I only wish I had a video camera. 


As promised here is Crew's finished work.  We were totally sad when his little guy melted. 

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Sometimes I Really Love My Kids

and sometimes they love me too!
  I came downstairs one day and this is what Crew had written for me.  I had to take a picture to document it.  Gracie decided to leave me a message later that day too.  I wish I could remember what I had done to get such great love notes.

A White Christmas ... Almost

It snowed in Vegas.  It's kind of funny because just a few days previous we had taken the kids to Town Center mall to see "snow".  They do a fake snow so kids can come and see some snow and then the real thing came.  I was so excited.  Right away we had to bundle up and get out and play because who knew how long it would last.  Crew undertook building a snow man all by himself and when I find my camera you'll actually see the completed work.  We even actually had a snow day.  It was fabulous.  

Our Stockings Were Hung by the Chimney with Care...

except for Gracie's.  She kept playing with hers and of course lost it and we still haven't found it.  These were a last minute rather intense Christmas project I took on this year.  My sister-in-law Katie found this website with these amazing stocking kits.  It comes with everything you need except for polyfill, all you have to do is hand-sew everything.  I thought that they were adorable and couldn't pass up the chance to make something really special for my kids.  However they were more work than I realized and with one major setback (Layla cut Crew's stocking up with scissors so I had to redo it)  I barely got them done in time for the BIG night.  
Layla's stocking

Gracie's stocking

                                                        Crew's stocking
I really wanted to get cute pictures with each kid holding their stocking but since I couldn't get all three (seriously Gracie where is your stocking?)  I guess I will have to wait 'till next year, hopefully we will have found the missing one by then.  I really don't want to have to sew a whole new one.  And in case you're wondering I did embroider the proper names for each child's stocking so you don't have to worry that Crew's stocking says Brad.  Layla's stocking isn't labeled Buddy either.