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We are a family of 5 that moved from California to Arizona about 8 years ago. We love it here! We love to watch movies, enjoy the great outdoors when it's not blazing hot, play sports, hike, ride bikes and spend time together! Life is awesome and we wish the same to all of you!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

All I Want For Xmas Is My 2 Front Teeth...

And so it finally happened...our little man now has a toothless grin! That makes the count down by 4 teeth. At this rate he is going to break the toothfairy bank!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Halloween 2011

Another Halloween came and went! We went trick or treating with the cousins and were in sugary sweet induced comas by the end of the night. Grandma hosted her traditional chili and cornbread at the end of the night.

Butterfly fairy Kyla, Lilo Emmy, and Snow White Aisy

Army man Conlan (wearing Papa Phil's old army jacket)

Snow White Aisy wearing a handmade costume by Mommy

Chicken Demi (mom and dad went as the farmers)

Pumpkin Carving

We carved pumpkins at Grandma's house the day before Halloween. We had so much fun! Thanks for the pumpkins Gaga!

Jenna's Fall Project

Jenna had promised to re-finish some of her sister's furniture. The two are working on a design for Brianna's bedroom. The theme is "Vintage Glamour". I am happy to say that the furniture is done, but now we have to get the room finished. Maybe that will be a mid-winter/summer project.

Here is the concept board for Brianna's room:

Here is what the furniture looked like after:

Dresser (love the hardware which is courtesy of Anthropologie). They turned out great!

Fall Harvest Celebration

We recently decided to have a Fall harvest celebration. We got to enjoy some good food and good company together with family. It was a nice time of reflection for everyone. Grandma Nanny made all of us girls these cute little autumn leaf head wreaths. We had a great time and are looking forward to our celebration for winter!

Conlan Update

Our little man is doing great! He is rocking and rolling, and we are not quite sure where the time is going. He just got on honor roll for school and seems to be liking his new school (well as much as a 7 year old can enjoy school)! He loves, loves, loves soccer and it is no uncommon for him to be outside practicing his skills for most of the afternoon now that the weather is cooler. He is really becoming a well rounded little man. Here are a few pictures of him below!

School picture, love those freckles!

Conlan in action during his recent soccer tournament.

Aislinn Update

Aislinn is becoming quite the big girl. She almost 3, but we have a sneaking suspicion she thinks that she is going on 20. She has become little miss chatterbox and we can listen to her for hours (some words are very clear, others are her Aislinnese). She is so fun to watch and as sweet as can be, but there is plenty of fire too! Here are some pictures of Aisy to enjoy! :)

Here she is looking quite grown up with her hair pulled back!

We had a creative day of painting with the cousins.

And we decided that our body was a pretty good canvas too. We missed the picture of cousin Kyla painting her armpits.

We have been working on making bubbles... still have a ways to go!

Damara Update

Our little Demi is just shy of 1 year and our calm happy baby has now become an active mover and shaker! She is still sweet as can be and for the most part is content (definitely more vocal)! She is crawling all over the floor like a pro, has taken to standing up at the couch or coffee table and is now eating big people food (even without her pearlie whites). Here a few pictures taken of her recently. Enjoy!

She like to stand, but hasn't become brave enough to take steps yet.

Having a little snack. Yay, she can feed herself now!

Still happy baby!

She wants to do it herself and this is usually the end result...what a mess! :)