Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas 2009

Well, we are starting backwards, but here goes!

Here are Ken's brother Bill and his wife Kristen, whom Skylar loves! She spent the entire time they were here with them! I'm sure you can tell why...
While waiting for them to arrive so we could open presents, Skylar kept going in the living room and giving us this face saying, "More presents?" in the cutest little high-pitched voice that she uses quite frequently nowadays when she wants something we have told her she can't have. I'm not sure where she learned this new trick, but its actually one of the cutest things ever!
Sky LOVES to have her picture taken, and even more, she LOVES to see her picture afterwards! One of her presents this year was a kid-friendly camera that she has really enjoyed!
Posing in front of one of her presents- the usual cheese!
Being silly about wearing the Santa hat.
We spent Christmas Eve at my mom's house along with my brother and his family. Here Skylar is giving Granny kisses.

Trying on Cheyanne's new Cowgirl hat!
Playing with her new computer!
And of course, "Pisky" (Pipsqueak), the newest member of our family. (Zhu zhu pet- thanks mom for finding these!) Skylar loves Pisky and plays with him all day- he is the first thing she goes to when she wakes up in the morning and she routinely checks on him throughout the day. He has a wheel to run in and a car to drive, but the car doesn't work on carpet which we have in the bonus room, so she mainly puts him in the wheel to run his little heart out!
The stocking from Granny- complete with a sock monkey! Notice the hair-do! Gotta love her hair when she first wakes up!
Every year for Christmas, my extended family gets together on Christmas Eve to eat and exchange presents. It is always one of my favorite traditions! Here is Skylar and her Cheyanne.
Dustin made it this year with his little boy, Dakota. Notice the resemblance?!? Dakota had just woken up here and wasn't quite sure about all of these people, but he warmed up nicely. At the end of the night, he came over and gave me a kiss on the cheek and said bye. Totally a charmer!
Austin, Jaxon, Izzy, and Micael got Skylar this little doggy that has its own house to live in and she loves it!
Some of the older kids took turns helping Skylar open and figure out what her presents were!


First snow of the year!

Skylar loved the snow this time (last year she was a little hesitant, especially if any of the snow got on her hands, face, legs, etc.)! Skylar was super excited to watch the snow come down and then get ready to go outside- although she didn't want to wear her gloves, scarf or hat...
Of course, she had to taste it.
Nana and Papa showed her how to have a snowball fight!
Skylar didn't get the hang of throwing snowballs, but she really enjoyed calling the dogs to her and rubbing a handful of snow on their backs. When the dogs were not available, daddy's legs were a good substitute.
The dogs were a little hesitant- they get cold easily, but they loved running around in the snow once we forced them outside!
Not quite the full cheese here = much better picture of her face!

More catch up... randomness

What have we been up to the past few weeks??

Lots of cheesin'
Lots of laughing when Daddy scares us... (notice how the hands come up to cover her chest!)
Lots of covering the mouth when being tickled.
Lots of dancin', with or without partners
Puppies have been growing steadily!
So cute!

Time to catch up... Thanksgiving

Since it is almost 2010, I figured it was time to put up a few pics from the past couple of months. I didn't really take any pics of Thanksgiving day, but here are a couple of Skylar with Gigi- her great Grandma on Ken's side. Ken's grandparents came into town for the holiday and Skylar got to spend some good time with them. She usually takes a little while to warm up to them since they live in TN and we don't see them that often, however she definitely remembered them this time- but made them work a little bit for the smiles and hugs.

Here she is with Gigi, examining the small "Christmas Trees" that Nana brought home- aka rosemary plants.
Here is Skylar and Gigi going through her flash cards- and the ever present Skylar "cheese" that she does whenever she sees a camera pointing in her direction... Most of our pics lately are of her cheesing with a mouthful of teeth and her eyes shut!