2011 started out with cold weather and snow. We had more snow this year than we have ever had since living in N.C. The kids enjoyed playing in the snow. Well that is everyone except Carleigh. She did not enjoying being cold at all. The kids missed a lot of school as well due to the snow. Which took away more than half of their spring break that they will have in april.
So in this picture of Lizzy, she had me straighten her hair. She looks so grown up with her hair like this. What a beautiful little girl!!
So the next event in January for us was Carleigh's birthday. I can't believe she is already 2. What a sweetie. We had the family over and had mexican food for everyone. She had pick out a princess cake that day at sam's. She makes us smile all the time. She is also super smart. I mean I know I'm her mom but how many kids turn 2 and know there shapes, colors and can count to 10. She amazes me everyday with the stuff she says and does. She got some princess clothes from nana and granddad and loved them. She had to try them all on for us as soon as she opened them. She also got a trike and loved it. The girls have pushed her around the house just about everyday until the weather warmed up and she could go outside.
Caty-lynne made her this crown to wear and she loved it. She wore it until she got her princess clothes with a real crown and then up graded to the non paper crown. She also received some cookies from nana and granddad and loved them. They had one of her favorite people on them, Minne Mouse. She loves Minnie Mouse, I think we need to take her to meet her down in Flordia. That would take a lot of convincing to get her dad to go again. I'm sure in a few years she will get him to take her, she has him wrapped around her little finger. I thinks she has everyone in her life wrapped around her little finger, even the girls at the gym daycare. What a wonderful blessing she is in our family.
Later in the month we celebrated Caty-lynn's 8th birthday. We had a surprise birthday for her at CiCis pizza with a few of her friends. She was really surprised and had a great time. We had pizza played games and then came back home to play at the house and have a sleep over as well.
This was a special birthday for her seeing that she was getting baptized. Nana came out the week before and was able to be here on her birthday. We let her stay home from school that day so she could hang out with mom and nana. We took her to get a pedicure, lunch and then a little shopping. I do mean a little shopping, because Caty-lynne does not like to shop and if she does it is for a very short time. She had a wonderful day. That night she wanted to eat at Taco Bell for dinner. So for two years now we have eaten there for her birthday. My kids love that place, but actually Brian and I like it as well. We just all love anything mexican.
On Saturday after her birthday She had her baptism. Granddad came the night before and stayed for a few days. She was able to have both sets of grandparents here for this special day in her life. Ooma and Granddad gave wonderful talks at the baptism. It was such a wonderful day. We thought we were going to be late due to her brother Bri. He was outside playing and saw a few of his friends and went off with them without telling anyone but Lizzy. So we were out searching the neighborhood for him and finally found him and made it on time.
The kids had a great visit with nana and granddad. We just wish we could see them more.
So Caty-lynne love to decorate cakes, so for her birthday every year she wants to make the cake and decorate it with me. I am not good at it at all but we have done it twice now and I don't seem to be getting better, but she loves it so I am sure we will keep doing it for years to come. This year the cake looked ok but it tasted soooo good! It is hard to believe that we now have two kids that are baptized. Caty we are so proud of the choices you have made and that you were baptized. I know that it was a very special day for you and your dad. You will always remember this day and will hold it close to your heart. We love you and are so glad to have you as our daughter. What a wonderful little girl you are.
So lastly I wanted to show the before and after of Bri after he cut his hair. He decided that he wanted to grow his hair out and I let him. After months of growing he realized he was sick of having to get up and do his hair because if he didn't then it would look like the picture below. So he decided to cut it and boy does it look so much better short. I thought I would put this up so he would always have a picture to remind him of that. Well that should catch me up for know. Oh yea to share a Lizzy moment, our home teachers were over and after they had been here for a while Lizzy looks up at them and says "oh would you please go home now" I was not sure what to say to that. I wanted to laugh but was not sure if I could. Luckly the home teacher both started laughing so we were able to join in. I swear you never know what is going to come out of her mouth. Oh yea one more thing, Bri had his pine wood derby race for cub scouts and this is the car he made with his dad. If did not win but he had fun making it with his dad. So hopefully I will be able to keep up better on our blog so I can continue to make blog books for our family.