Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Fancy & Four

Ashlyn was so ecstatic (fancy word for happy) for her Fancy Nancy party on Tuesday...
Everyone came in the posh (fancy word for fancy) attire and dressed up even more with complimentary hats and gloves at the "posh boutique"...
After our "red carpet" walk/ fashion show, we couldn't resist a dance party...
We made spectacular (fancy word for great) flowers...
Of course we ate a delectable (fancy word for yummy) purse cake and parfaits...

And ate them all at our elegant (fancy word for pretty) table ...

with personalized table settings for every guest...

and French note cards (because everything in French sounds fancy)...

Merci (that's French for Thank You) to all of those who could attend!!!

We had our own family party the night before and Ashlyn is now in love with her new ballet slippers and fancy dress (just in time) that Tutu and Papa Steve got her. She also got some Disney characters, 2 new games, an "A" necklace that I made, and a reversible cat girl/super woman cape that I finally got around to finishing after a year!

We all had fun celebrating such a special day!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Ashlyn is 4

Today my little sweet girl turns 4. I can't believe it! Everyone is so surprised to know that she is turning 4 because she is super petite. But her personality is far from petite!!!!

4 Things that I love about this little Gem...

1. She can be so kind, gentle and sweet when she wants to be. I hear so many people comment on how amazingly she takes care of Corbin (when they are being watched by someone or last year in nursery.) And I can tell how much he loves her because of it. He is constantly asking where his "La La" is. And she will often take good care of me when I need it. She gives amazing hugs and can time them when they are needed most.

2. She is enthusiastic about life, whatever she does she does it with so much energy and passion. When she loves something, she lives it and breaths it. She LOVES horses, and she LOVES to write her name (and she is really good at it too!) This passion is also evident when she is angry. I am just praying this will some day benefit her instead of hinder her.

3. I love her giggle, it is surprisingly contagious and when she starts she can't stop. When she laughs at the park I see all the mothers start laughing too. She can just light up any environment.

4. She loves to read. When I can't find her, she will often be sitting with a stack a mile high of books. She never seems to get tired of them. Even at night, she pleads for me to leave the light on a just a little longer. Dylan never loved books the way she does and so I treasure every moment.

Happy Birthday Ashlyn

Thursday, March 25, 2010

What Kind of Canvas Does An Artist Need?

I guess it would be logical to do this...
When you find a pen. Especially if your big sister writes all over hands and legs. She does this all because she sees her mommy writing grocery lists on her hand (bad habit, but it is a sure way to not lose my list!)

Friday, March 19, 2010


The clock is ticking, I only have so much time left to finish all my projects. I decided to recover some pads for the cradle... By the way, I love this cradle. It is by far my favorite piece of baby furniture. It was made by my grandfather when my oldest brother was born out of furniture he had around his house. It has been slept in by all my siblings and now by all the grandchildren! Thanks to all those who worked hard to get this all the way out to me!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Spring Singing Time

On Sunday I chose a very springy wiggle song (I am the primary chorister in my ward). I bet you can guess... Yep, "Popcorn Popping On The Apricot Tree." However, I did not make the ironic connection between the way I look and the song- but my Bishop did! Now we can all laugh at the bulging lady leading the song!
And if you don't have this CD, you better get it!

Friday, March 12, 2010

It's Sprung!

These two handsome men are suffering From runny noses and itchy eyes!
Which means....
Spring is OFFICIAL
So happy, yet I am sad for their suffering.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Birthday Cards Are the Best

This one is for Michele...

And it still creates the same reaction even today!