Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter 2011

We've had a couple of "Easters" this year. So last weekend after Em's recital on Sunday we had Kory's family here for Easter celebration. Bonnie & Tom came by as did Kacey, Tony and Zander. We colored Easter eggs and just had a great time!!

Emme being patient with her egg

Here she is taking her yellow egg out

Zander did such a good job too!! Hopefully we can make this an annual tradition!
 I somehow deleted some of our other pictures, but we did have an Easter egg hunt with Em and Zander. They were cute finding their baskets and eggs. We had to do it inside though because the weather was really cold!!

Then yesterday we had Easter here with my family. We had my parents, my sister Casey and her fiance Mike, and my sister Cori, Jeff and their 2 girls.

Here is Emily very excited to see the Easter Bunny left each of the girls a special basket

Here is Em opening her basket
 We also did an Easter egg hunt here yesterday. The boys, I mean the Easter Bunny, hid a bunch of eggs in the yard for the girls.
Here's Em with her basket full of eggs

I'm not so sure what the Easter Bunny was thinking - but the boys found it quite hysterical that the girls couldn't reach the egg. They convinced Grammy to help them though!!

Here's Em, Mikaiya and Braenna opening their eggs

Love this pic of the girlies!!!

Another "surprise" picture from our little photographer...Em loves taking pictures of her cousin Braenna. Braenna is quite the poser :)

Happy Easter!! Oh and 1 more thing - on Friday night I took Emily to see her first movie (well...she went when she was about 3 weeks old, but that doesn't count!!!). We went and saw "Hop". Just me and Em. We had a fantastic time. She did super duper well. She got up a few times but she really did good. My little girl is growing up!

Spring Dance Recital

Emily has been in dance at Madison Dance Academy since September. She absolutely loves it. She had her first dance recital in April. She danced to "Boogie Shoes".

Here's Emily with her cousins Braenna and Mikaiya

I normally hate pictures of myself but I love this one of me and my little angel!

Em is 2nd from left looking like quite the little dancer

Em and her bestie from dance, Kendall
The recital was quite the adventure. It was something like 280 dancers over 3 days at the local High School auditorium. Thankfully we didn't have to dance on Friday - but we did have to do the Sat and Sun 1pm show. On Saturday, Emily was too scared to dance :( But on Sunday she went out like champ and did a fantastic job!

Indiana Trip - April 2011

We made a trip down to Indiana in April to visit Kory's grandparents. His Grandma Marion and also his Grandma and Grandpa Miiller. It was a really special visit because all of Kory's siblings were able to be there. It's been years since they have all been together. It was unfortunate that all the family couldn't come...but we still had a great time.

Kristen flew in from Montana. Kalli flew in from Portland. Kurt flew in from Portland with his son Rory. Then Kacey, Tony and Zander came down and Kory, me and Emily and Kory's stepsister Liz. Kory's mom and stepdad were there along with Kory's dad and stepmom.

We spent time at both grandparent's houses and had a great time!!!

Here is Grandma Marion helping Kory get the kite ready for flying. It was a beautiful, windy day!!

Here's Emme and Daddy flying a kite and making silly faces

Love this picture of the big kids :) Kurt is holding Kristen so Kory can beat her with a foam bat!!!

We brought the four-wheelers and the boys took them mudding. Here is Kurt (in green) and Kory (in brown) in the creek at Aunt Cheryl and Uncle John's house

Here's a super cute pic of Emily, G and Rory

Here's Kory's dad and stepmom with Emme

Kory's dad went mudding too and had Rory on the back. It looked like a lot of fun!

Here's Em giving her cousin Zander some love :)

Aunt Cheryl and Uncle John drive school bus's so Em got a chance to get "up close and personal" to the bus. She loved climbing on board checking out the seats and running up and down the aisles!!

Here we are with Kory's Grandma & Grandpa Miiller

Here's all the big kids with Gramps and Gram

Em had a blast playing at the park...until some kid (not ours!!!) puked on the play equipment...nasty!

Here's Kurt and Kory in their grandpa's hats. Kurt has on Grandpa Miiller's and Kory has on Grandpa Marion's.

Kory's mom with Aunt Carol

It was a beautiful day! Em just enjoying the sunshine and her ice cubes!
We had such a good time in Indiana. Thanks for everyone coming to visit and spending the weekend with us. Thanks to Kory's mom and Kory's dad for planning such fun days.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Soooo far behind!

Did I really just skip the entire month of March? Whoops. Sorry about that. We've been busy. Not sure what we've been up to - but we've been busy!!!

Em's been busy teaching her dolly's (just like Miss Maggie!!!):

Getting ready using her new vanity that I got as a hand me down form a coworker (she has to be just like mommy - see me in the background???):

Very busy doing yoga:

Taking pictures using my camera - no idea this picture of Braenna was on there!!! Nice picture Emily!

Learning how to ride a big girl bike!! Daddy picked it out himself. I have a video of it but haven't had time to upload it yet:

Just being beautiful:

Oh and don't forget the sassy too!!!

Just last weekend we were able to attend Mikaiya (my niece) 5th birthday party. It was a ballerina party. It was Soooo much fun! Emily was excited to finally be able to attend one of Mikaiya's party now that they live here in WI. So we got there and all the girls got to put on these beautiful dresses:

As you can see by Emily's face...she isn't too happy. The beautiful dress lasted all of 3 minutes before she took it off.

Here is a picture of the entire group of girls after their impromptu dance recital. You can pretty easily pick out Emily (the ONLY one not wearing the pretty dress!!). You know how most kids want to be like everyone else? Well Emme likes to do the opposite of everyone else...hmmm...wonder where she got that trait? Oh!

Em and Braenna or "B" as we like to call her are such good friends. B is 6 months younger than Emily but they just get along great. Here they are hanging out at the birthday party eating their cake....actually Em is eating her cake and B is saying "I WANT CAKE!!!" :)

 Here is my beautiful god-daughter on her birthday. Love you to pieces Mikaiya! Auntie Teresa is soooo proud of you. I can't believe you are 5 already. XOXOXOXO

I have lots more pictures and videos to post, but it's time for me to go to bed. We are off to Indiana this weekend to visit Kory's grandparents. Will post pics from the trip. We always have a great time!!!