Saturday, March 8, 2014

Weekend With Friends

Dear friends are on a trip to Germany, while they are gone we are hanging with their kiddos (let's be honest, our kids are hanging out with them)!

Reading together in bed before it was time to sleep
Many lego cars have been made and after completion they bring them to the kitchen to test out how fast the motors can make them actually go
 The girls continued working on the 'fort'/hole in the snow in the front yard
These 2 have been 'friends' since Josiah was born (he's about 6 months younger).  We somewhat forced their friendship when they were young and yet as the years have gone by, they have continued building on that friendship and even though miles separate them, they still look forward to hanging out together. Someday I'll have to put a collage together of these 2 over the years (his mom and I would probably cry).
Isaac is older, but Josiah is taller, so here's Isaac trying to shrink Josiah for the picture. :)

 They compromised and chose to kneel instead. :)







We took the kids sledding and they all had a great time.  The weather was perfect and the hill was FAST!  It was fun to take lots of shots of them going down the hill.

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Here's a couple videos from the sledding fun!

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Great Friends

Do you have those friends that are fun for the WHOLE family??  That's this crew...they walk in and the kids all run different directions to play with each other and the parents look at each other and realize we survived raising babies and toddlers together and now we can truly enjoy hanging out. :)




This is what happens when you have kids trying to take pics of the adults...off center, a little blurry, yet...who cares, it's still fun! :)




Thursday, February 27, 2014

School Music Program

Alayna had her 3rd Grade Music Program.  They sang songs from various kid movies, so you could tell the kids had a great time!  She did a fabulous job with her speaking part as well, way to go pretty girl!!



It worked out that Grandma and Grandpa Kiedrowski were here during her program for other school activities that her cousins were in, so she had her own cheering section. :)
Grandma and Grandpa Holder were able to join us also...next year we'll make cheering signs and really embarass her. ;)

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Finger debacle

You might expect this hand to belong to a certain 6 year old in our home, but it's actually Alayna's hand.  She received a tube of gum balls for Valentines day and decided to put her finger in it.  She came downstairs letting us know she was stuck.  We thought it would be a quick tug and she was good to go...not so much.  We tried water, putting her hand between ice packs, cooking spray and cutting a hole in the tube to release pressure.  The combination set her free!!  She didn't freak out at all, but she was a bit nervous wondering what it would take to get her finger out. :)

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Daddy-Daughter Dance

It's been a tradition since she was 4 years old.  She and her daddy dress up and go to the Daddy-Daughter Dance together.  She looks forward to it every year and I love that my not-so girlie girl really enjoys getting dressed up for this special dance with her dad.  It's so precious!!  This year was extra fun because her cousins (along with Dan's brother) were able to join them.  Friends from church also joined in the fun.  They officially had a great night and I'm so thankful for these special memories she has and I love that each year she looks forward to this night.  I hope she always loves dancing with her daddy!!








 They have a grand march that the moms are welcome to be a part of to take pictures, then we are kicked out while they dance the night away!








Monday, January 27, 2014

Alayna's Birthday

It's hard to believe 9 years have already gone by! I was excited to have a baby girl, but to watch her grow and develop into a wonderful, beautiful young girl...it's truly a gift!! We enjoyed our extra 2 hours this morning before school and like every birthday I told her about what 'this day' was like 9 years ago...she LOVES hearing about her 'birth-day' and I'm blessed to share it with her and even more blessed to be her mom.  I love you SO much Alayna!

 She loves rollerblading and since she got a new pair at Christmas she decided a rollerskating party would be fun.  She wanted to only have a few friends come (sadly one got sick that afternoon and couldn't come) and it turned out to be a fun night celebrating!