This has really been a dry winter in Utah this year. We have hardly had any snow and haven't even been able to go sledding once! Daniel was able to make a cute snowman in the front yard, but this is almost the extent of our playing in the snow this year. Unfortunately, it's still been really cold and smoggy, just without the positive benefits of winter!
Rachel and Lizzy are starting to notice each other and are becomming cute little sisters. Lizzy is very nuturing and loves to put Rachel's pacifers in her mouth and feed her the bottle. Rachel just laughs at Lizzy and likes the things she does.
An attempt at a picture with all 4 kids. Luckily, Ashley had just taken them into Kiddie Kandids to get a real professional picture taken before they went out of business. (And got the pictures back in time!)
We had a big joint birthday party this year for Daniel and Nathan at Kids Universe Gymnastics, since they have many of the same friends. We had 22 kids come and let them run wild at the facility. It was a really fun place to have a birthday party!
Lizzy and her cousin Siena are just starting to notice each other and become little friends. Siena is Ashley's brother Stephan's daughter.
Lizzy loves her Papa. Everytime we get in the car she starts saying "Papa" hoping we are going to visit him.
Dave with his mom. She was a great help-- holding Rachel the whole time so that Ashley could get things organized for the party. Luckily she loves holding babies.
Since Nathan and Ashley's dad have birthdays one day apart, we had a family party for them too. Here Lizzy is at Mimi & Papa's running away from Rosie the dog who is trying to steal her cookie. Rosie knows an easy target when she sees one!
Lizzy with Mimi. Lizzy just loves baby dolls, stuffed toys, etc. Anything she can hold and feed a bottle to. After having 2 boys, it's fun to watch her be a little mommy.
Ashley's brother Dane is engaged and getting married in June in Boston. This is his fiance's sister who is studying at BYU and came to dinner that evening.