Sunday, February 24, 2008

Mae Mae is 9 Months Old...

It's so hard to believe that times flies so quickly. My little baby is 9 months old now. She has quite the little personality. She goes with the flow most of the time, and is very adaptable to our schedule each day. We just drove back home to Fresno last week from Utah and she just sat in her car seat the whole time and barely made a peep! (Granted, we did have the movie screen in front of her most of the time consisting of  Kenzie's choice The Elf!) But, anyway...We love our little Kaylee so much and we are so happy she is in our family. We took her to the Dr. the other day and she is  in the 95% for height, imagine that.. and in the 40 % for weight, a little chunkier than Kenzie was.  She is finally cutting her first tooth on the bottom, and loves to eat the puff things from gerber. Well Happy 9 Months "Mae Mae" we sure do love you.... "Mae Mae and Papa Steve,  just hanging out and having a sip to drink! This is Banks, (Grant & Tara's boy) we hung out while we were in Utah, it was so fun to see friends. Starting her out early on the blogging world.. she loves to play with Mckenzie's cinderella laptop. She pushes any button and it makes a sound, she also loves to suck on the wand.. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Fun With Friends...

I love getting together with all of my friends from Utah. It's been so much fun to get together with all of the kids. When we were living in Chicago I was the only one with a kid. And everyone else was pregnant or had none at the time. Boy, does time fly... Mckenzie is 3 1/2 now and everyone has a least one and some now have two. We went to a place in Spanish Fork that had bouncy things all over. It was really fun! Sanannah, Mckenzie, & KK just clogging up the slide! I thought this was  great picture of Jen and KK. What a great mom to go down the slide with her daughter.

My Family In Utah!

We had such a great trip visiting my family in Utah. It was so nice to just get away and hang out everyday. Even if we did nothing it was so nice to just hang out and be home. There Is No Place Like Home!  My parents are so great with the girls. They love them so much and can't wait to see them. Mckenzie even slept in there bed with them for 9 straight nights. Thanks mom and dad for being troopers.  Here is my mom and Mckenzie  making Valentines Day cards.  Mckenzie has been really in to wanting to "make crafts" so she loves to just sit down and make things. It's so cute. She did a really great job at designing her own cards. On the left is my sweet sis. alyssa. She was in London and Paris while we were gone so she didn't get to see us this trip to Utah. We did get to use her room though. Thanks so much Alyssa, and we hope to see you soon.  Robbie came over on Valentines Day to give Mckenzie some candy. It was so fun for the girls to see him. He is such a great uncle. And so is Joey, we have pictures of him to but they are just on his camera so I need him to send me those pictures if he is reading this. Thanks Joe! The only bummer of the trip was over two days when Kaylee came down with the 24 hour flu, and then the next day Mckenzie got it. We just hung low for those to days which was kind of nice having a reason to have now place to go. Skyler is such a great dad he is so caring to his sweet girls!

OnCe tHeRe wAs A sNoWmAn..

Mckenzie's first snowman..not too happy to begin with.. ...a little more interaction and actually helping papa tom decorate the snowman. Now she is a happy girl, once she finally figured out what a snowman was and how you make one. We are a little behind  since we live in Cali and we aren't used to the snow. Our first and last snowman of the 2008 winter season! Skyler took this picture of me on Valentines Day out shoveling the walk. We got a ton of snow that morning and so I decided to go use my shoveling skills.. it didn't last longer than 5 minutes before I was back in the house!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Cheer Class Of 2025

Whenever I come to visit I love to get together with my friends from High School. It's so great that we all have stayed to close. As we were talking we couldn't believe that we all ended up with little girls. The funniest thing is that all of these baby girls will all be in the same grade believe it or not. We have them lined up from left to right, oldest to youngest. Mckenzie is in the corner and of course she will be 2 grades older. It's always so much fun to get together. I look forward to seeing everyone again!
From Left to Right (Addy:Emilee's baby)(Bella:Talise's baby)(Gracie:Jennica's baby)(Cher:Erin's baby)and (Kaylee&Mckenzie:my girls)
Posted by Picasa

Temple Square...

I love to visit Temple Square. I have so many memories of this place, from coming up here as a child to see the christmas lights, to waiting in line with my Young Womens Group and sleeping outside the temple waiting to get in the next morning to the Saturday Session(it was the one where Pres. Hunter was sworn in as Prophet) that was an adventure I will never forget. And the most special, this is where Skyler proposed to me outside in a carriage...and the best part of all is this is where we were married as a family for time and all eternity. We took Mckenzie & Kaylee, along with my parents up to see the Joseph Smith movie. It was a wonderful day that I will never forget. We visited the tabernacle and the visitors center. We chatted with the missionaries that were on temple square and felt of their spirit and love they had for their missions. It was a great day. The movie was amazing and just redefined my testimony for the wonderful Prophet Joseph. He was truly an amazing man and I have only the upmost gratitude and love for that man. The trials he had to endure were endless, as were the saviors but in the end it was a sacrifice for you and me...
Posted by Picasa
This picture is (from right to left) my Brother & Sister Joey and Alyssa and their friends Rachel and Chad. It was taken by the Salt Lake Tribune in regards to the Candle Light Memorial for Pres. Hinkley @ Temple Square. I thought it was so cool I just had to post this picture. I love my brothers and my sister.
Posted by Picasa

I am officially an AUNT!

We would just like to welcome baby Cooper Dean Cleveland to the world. He was born early this morning @ 1:03 a.m. He was 7 lbs. 10 oz. and 21 inches long. I have a picture of him on my phone, but I am not sure how to get it on the blog, so I am waiting for a picture from Casey as soon as they recover from their long day. We are so happy for Casey & Emily, and we can't wait to get back to Fresno to see their little guy, even though we are having a blast here in Utah

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

bEsT oF bOtH wOrLdS...

Here is Mckenzie and Kaylee in the movie theatre. Kaylee liked my 3-d glasses the most because she could chew on them. Lauren, Kenzie, & Bella on their way to see Disney Princess On Ice.
O.K. where do I begin it has been a long day. Well today we went to see the Hannah Montana movie in 3-D. Aunt Katie came and her two friends. It was really fun. Mckenzie did good for the most part, but towards the end she took off her 3-D glasses cause they were bugging her. I even was brave enough to bring the baby and she was great, she fell asleep half way through the movie so that made it even better. So we got that out of the way and then tonight we just got back from the Disney Princess Wishes on Ice. That was the favorite of the day. We went with Mckenzie's friends Bella, & Lauren and their moms and sisters. We had a blast we ate at Cheesecake before and then went to the performance. Mckenzie wore her little Cinderella outfit that my mom got her for Christmas two years ago and she wore in it, and took it off half way through the show kind of like her 3-D glasses. Anyways today was a fun filled day for Mckenzie! It's so much fun having a daughter and taking her to do fun things like this! I love you Mckenzie and thanks for being mommies special date for the day!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Cute Valentine Idea...

These are what I am going to make for Mckenzie's friends and classmates, if I can get around to it. I think that is such a cute idea to make felt fortune cookie valentines! It's coming soon and we are going to be in Utah over Valentines, so I better get on it..Quick!

Thanksgiving Day...

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and so has my family. We were so blessed to be able to have them come out from Utah to join us (even if it was for 3 short days). We had so much fun just being together and hanging out. Steve made the turkey which was really impressive and the rest of us all pitched in to make the meal a delight. Bette's yams are always one of the favorites of the meal.We also got more aquainted with the WII, especially Sky's g-pa. He was so fun to watch at tennis.. We did miss Kip & Katie who were in Utah and my bro. Robby (who is now devoting his life to delivering christmas packages for Fed Ex..who knows he may just drop something by at your house! I love the holidays and I am so grateful to be able to share it with those I love most!