Friday, December 23, 2011

All I want for Christmas...
 Kelly told me last week that all he wanted for Christmas was for his kids to get haircuts- It's been since September for Addison, since last year at this time for Laynie...and believe it or not, Hailey has never had a haircut...well, her bangs, but that doesn't really count.
So, I called my friend Shannon and asked if she wanted to have a play-date...with her hair-cutting scissors...BEST PLAY-DATE EVER!!!
 Both of the girlies decided to get a shoulder length cut- they look SO good!!
See what I mean??!!  We are especially swooning over Hailey's new doo- is it not the cutest thing you've ever seen??!

Happy Brithday Laynie!!
 Laynie turned 6 last week!!-  We celebrated by eating Christmas Tree waffles for breakfast,
 opening presents,
and having an after-school party for her best friends!
We LOVE you Laynie!! You are an amazing girl and such a great sister! We can't believe how fast you're growing up!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Oh Christmas Tree!!
 This year, for the first time in my life, we went in to the wild woods (with a permit of course) and cut down our very own little Christmas tree! Here is Kelly so proud with the fine specimen...okay who are we kidding, it's totally Charlie Brown, but I love it.
 Hailey was a big helper (no she didn't use the saw!)
 And Maren LOVED it!...a perfect way to celebrate her 6-month-old birthday!!  She is the delight of the family...she has 2 little teeth poking through her gums and can roll both ways now. (though she hardly gets a chance because she is held so much!) She is almost always smiling- especially at her brother and sisters! and talks and talks- WE LOVE HER!!
The Whole clan and trees! Thanks for a fun day Dittos!!


Thanksgiving was with the Picketts this year...and it was a smashing good time!  We decorated cookies, went to the zoo, jumped at Sky High, ate ridiculously good food, and enjoyed each other's company A LOT!
I only posted this picture because the look on Maren's face in the background is PRICELESS- clearly her excitement over cookie making (eating) comes from her mother!...although Kelly enjoys the eating part too...
So many fun things in a day = one tired Hailey!  Thanks for being her pillow aunt Mimi!!
This may have been Kelly's favorite part of our trip (or maybe a close second to snowboarding!!) Yes folks, Kelly is driving the backhoe!  Jake (the landscape Architect in the family) had a plan for my parents' yard that required some real muscle...good thing Kelly as there :)
Images from Sky High...
A basement with wall-to-wall trampolines would Perfect for Addison!!  So much energy dispensed!!
And now to the photo shoot pictures... Thanksgiving morning we all dressed up for family pics- but Papa tested his backdrop on the kids first.
And good little testers they were!
I guess some were better than others...
So sweet
Here's our best family shot!
And the happy couple...
Pickett Palooza!

And now to the important part of the holiday- deliciousness! Casey deep fried a turkey this year (check out pic at the end of the post!) and it was SO YUMMY!
Who doesn't love "the trick?"  Maren and Owen do!!

It rained almost everyday, but didn't dampen our spirits!!  We had a GREAT time! thanks family!! 
Happy Thanksgiving!!