Friday, January 31, 2014

{instagram: january}

...got a new phone. Playing with my camera features and this is how he poses for me. Haha! I love this silly man of mine, he makes me happy. :)...
 ...I babysit a little girl, and have to wake up pretty early for her to come. This morning this boy was up way too early too, so he waited with me. Such a cute boy!...
 ...Went to this movie with my mom and sisters. Had a lot of fun, and loved the movie!...
 ...this girl is never far from my side. She loves to color and draw.  Right now she is writing a note to one of her best friends, Brylee Gumbrecht...
 ...Every morning I have a date with our ancient treadmill...
 ...Matthew has started giving hugs and kisses. This is his "kissy face"...
 ...I walked into my closet to find Carrie sitting on one of the shelves reading The Book of Mormon. Didn't expect that!!...
 ...sister likes to play dress-up, so we have Doctor Matthew! (and he is signing "more". We have been working on it for months, but finally decided to start doing it yesterday). Another day he walked out of Carrie's room dressed up as Snow White, heels and all. Cracked me up!! I wasn't quick enough to snap a picture of that one...
 ...Carrie went to the dentist to have 2 teeth pulled. She was so brave and tough! She was actually excited to go, and is happy she gets to have a visit from the Tooth Fairy...
 ...night time snuggles with these two awesome kids...
 ...this little boy melts my heart. Relaxing, having some milk, and Netflix. I love my life as a mom!...

Thursday, January 30, 2014

{Carrie Bear turns SIX!}

Carrie was so excited to have her birthday and officially be a six year old!! She had been asking me for months when it would be her birthday, so we were both happy when the day finally came. :) The weekend before her birthday we had a little celebration at Grandma and Grandpa Allen's house where of course she was spoiled rotten! She loved every second.
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We celebrated again at home on her actual birthday. Carrie took a treat to share at school, and came home with a special birthday hat and other goodies from her teacher. A little girl I babysit shares the same birthday as Carrie, so while Andrew was at school (Carrie comes home early from school since she is in kindergarten) I partied with the girls. They had a lot of fun! Once Andrew got home the kids had cupcakes that Jency had brought to share with everyone. 

The weekend after her birthday Carrie got to pick a friend and go to a movie. She picked her good friend Brylee and we went to go see the movie Frozen. Andrew came along also. They had all already seen the movie, but were still so happy and excited to see it again. It was so much fun to watch those girls watch that movie... cutest thing ever. :)
I can't even begin to say how much we love having this girl in our family. She is so very sweet and compassionate. She is also completely silly, and makes us laugh all the time. She is also very obedient, and tries very hard to please others and to follow the rules at all times. She is someone that loves others easily, and loves to be with her friends. At school she is friends with everyone, and I love seeing her interact with the other kids. She melts my heart each and every day, and I feel very very blessed to be her mom.
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARRIE BEAR!!!