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Monday, December 26, 2011

CHRISTMAS EVE... On Christmas Eve we ran arrands and wrapped gifts. At six o'clock we joined friends for dinner.

The girls looked so pretty in their dresses.

They are growing up so quickly.

There were 15 people at Holly's house. We visited before dinner.

Mariah with Cait's dog, Gabriel.

Caiti and her fiance, Stephen.

We opened gifts after dinner. Kianna loved her new hat.

When we got home, the girls baked cookies and sprinkled reindeer food in front of our house.

Then it was off to bed to wait for Santa to come!
CHRISTMAS MORNING.... The girls slept later this year and we started opening gifts around 9:00.

The girls were excited to open the gifts around the tree.

Mariah is at the age where she loves to get clothes.

Caeli couldn't wait to start handing out gifts.

Kianna asked for an American Girl Doll and was thrilled to get Kanani.

More fun gifts.

Aunt Jodi

and Aunt Pam spent the night and were with us to open gifts.

Caeli was excited to find another pair of boots.

Mariah added more houses to her collection.

Santa always remembers to bring each of the girls a nutcracker!

Santa brought Mommy a wonderful present.

She closed on her new house on the 22nd!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

OUR SANTA PARTY 2011...We held our 13th annual Christmas party on Saturday evening. The girls were very excited and were such a big help.
They looked so beautiful, I can't believe how fast they are growing up.
They helped prepare for the party and did most of the set-up.
We had four little girls who were celebrating their first Christmas. Mariah is holding Presley who was born last April and I am holding Maya who was born in May.
Mariah - 13
Caeline - almost 11
Kianna - 7
Jodi with some of the teachers she works with.
Caeli and her friends.
Kianna with two of her friends from dance.
Patti, Sal and Gia
(love the elf suit)
We had a wonderful time at the party!

Happy Holidays from our family to yours!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

A CHRISTMAS CAROL...Friends invited us to go to a local dinner theater tonight.

The lobby was beautiful. There were Christmas trees everywhere and so many decorations. Kianna loves nutcrackers and they had a display set up.

Three sister looking so festive.

Three more sisters.

We all enjoyed a delicious dinner and great company. Then we saw the musical A Christmas Carol. It was a fantastic production and the girls loved it.

The girls got to pose with the children in the cast.

(Tiny Tim is right behind Caeli)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

THANKSGIVING 2011... We all enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving. Pam and Jodi came over for dinner. The girls helped cook the meal and even helped clean up.

They are growing up so quickly.

After dinner they made gingerbread houses.

They had so much fun decorating them.

They were each so unique and creative.

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

DANCE CONVENTION... The girls attended a dance convention that was held at their dance studio this weekend. The teachers were amazing and they had a fantastic time.

Kianna was excited to attend her first convention.

They took a group picture at the end of the day.

SUNDAY.. They returned to the studio for day two. They were all tired, but eager to learn new dances.

Adam, Kianna and Desile

Kylie, Caeli and Julia

Mariah in class

(taken on TV in the lobby)

It was an amazing weekend and the girls had a great time.