Sunday, May 31, 2009


Just a cute scrapbook page that I made of Shallon. This is an example of about how many pictures that we have to take of Shallon to get one good one. She is kind-of a stinker when it comes to getting her picture taken. Unlike her sister Avalyn who starts model posing as soon as she sees the camera come out.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

bye-bye Kindergarten

Avalyn's Kindergarten year has come to an end. It doesn't feel like she's old enough to go to a full day of school quite yet! Thankfully we have all summer to prepare for that transition.

Avalyn had a great Kindergarten year. She got to ride to school every morning with her daddy, on the moped!!! She loved her teacher, Mrs. Dean! She made some really great friends! And she has come a long way with her reading skills. She's great about sounding out words when she gets to one she doesn't know! And she tries to read anything and everything that has words on it. We are sooo proud of her!!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

We spent our Memorial Day: swimming in our new kiddie pool, playing Guitar Hero, barbequeing with our friends, playing around outside and finally ending our day with a photo-shoot (for scrapbooking purposes). We had a really fun day and hopefully this is just the start of many more to come this summer!!!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Death Valley

We took a little day trip to Death Valley with the Abbiss family today. And yes it was hot! The thermometer by our heads (in the 2nd picture) says it's only 100 degrees, but that thing was in the shade, attached to an air-conditioned building (that has to affect the reading, right?)!!! In spite of the heat, we still had a fun time taking in the sights (???) and mostly just hanging out with our friends!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The BIG 3-0!!!

Greg turned 30 today!! Yep, he's finally old!

Of course his best present was finding out that we are expecting a BOY!!!

Happy Birthday, Babe!! I love you!

Monday, May 18, 2009


So we had the ultrasound today.... And we are having a BOY!!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Briley finished off her first year of preschool with a little graduation ceremony tonight. It went very smoothly and the kids did a great job.

For the program, all the kids sang a few of the songs that they had learned this past year. Then each kid presented the first letter of their name. Briley's went like this, "B is for Briley and Ballerina." Each kid was then called up to receive their preschool diploma (thanks miss Holly). Finally we all went inside to watch a video presentation of all the fun that we had this year at preschool (thanks miss Shelley)!

Briley had a really fun first year of preschool and she is already looking forward to her second one, next year!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Teacher Appreciation Week

Today is the beginning of Teacher Appreciation Week. And Greg is already having a good week!! This super awesome parent, Debbie, called around to some local businesses and asked if they could donate something to raffle off for the teachers this week. And today, Greg won a $70 gift certificate to Stockman's Steak House! One of Greg's co-workers offered to watch the girls tonight, so that we could use it. Yeah, date night for us!!! The food was delicious, but pretty expensive. So we probably won't be back, unless Greg wins again next year!

Twin Day

Today was Twin Day at Floyd Elementary. For a couple days Avalyn had been telling me that it was coming up, but she couldn't remember the day. She was also very insistant that I needed to call her friend Hailey's mom to help us decide how they could be twins together. Well as you can see it worked out and they look pretty cute!!! Avalyn was one very happy half-of-a-twin! And Hailey looks pretty happy too.

kindergarten baby shower

Mrs. Dean's kindergarteners threw her a baby shower today. There were some really cute games, like who has the poopy (melted chocolate) diaper, pin the pacifier on the baby and guess the baby food. And Little Miss Lucky, Avalyn, won ALL 3 games. I don't know how she did it, maybe she really is lucky! Mrs. Dean opened some of her presents while the kids ate pizza that they won from Papa John's earlier this week. Avalyn gave baby Peyton a cute cowgirl outfit. Then Miss Debbie presented Mrs. Dean with a book, that the kids made of, drawings that they drew for baby Peyton. It's a really cute keepsake! And the party was soo fun! Miss Debbie did a great job of putting the whole thing together.

cute hair, finally!!!

I found this hairblog that I am totally in love with! And now that I'm feeling better, I am determined to do a better job of fixing my girls' hair. So "stay continued" for more cute hair posts!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

crazy sleeping

So our baby (for now), Shallon, has been sleeping in her own bed now for about 2 weeks!!! And she has actually been going down pretty easily with her sisters every night. Well.... tonight, she went down just like normal. When Greg went to check on the girls, this is how he found her....asleep! Legs dangling and all!!

And Shallon isn't the only one that we have found sleeping in this position! I found quite a few pictures of Avalyn! Here's one, where she fell asleep on the couch, while I was making lunch.

I couldn't find any pictures of Briley sleeping weirdly. I guess she's our only normal one! Or maybe it's just thumb-suckers, they can sleep anywhere!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Ballet Recital 2009

Brianne, Hailey and Avalyn hanging out backstage.

Avalyn dancing to "Someday My Prince Will Come," from Snow White. I try to keep Avalyn centered for the whole video, so that you can spot her easily.

After the show, all the dancers come on stage for a final bow.

Avalyn and Miss Rachel, her Kinderballet teacher.

Beautiful flowers for a beautiful ballerina!