Sunday, December 4, 2011

First Gingerbread House

I bought a gingerbread house kit from Wal-Mart for Alayah to try out. She thought it was so much fun to decorate. It is nice to be able to do fun stuff like this with her now that she is older. 

She was so proud of her finished work :)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Time to put up the tree

Today we put up the Christmas tree after Alayah had soccer practice. She was really into it this year and loved putting on all the ornaments. She is so excited about Santa coming. Tomorrow is grandma's birthday so we had cake and ice cream tonight to celebrate. 

I love how she kept all the ornaments contained to one area at the bottom. Every time I look at them it makes me smile.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Today is Thanksgiving and I usually always take a picture of Alayah, but she was not having it today. We went out to eat at a buffet and had to wait in line for 3 hours. It made for a long day. The food was good and my mom and I had to share carrying Alayah while we waited in line because she ended up falling asleep. I keep trying to imagine next Thanksgiving with two little girls. 



Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Date night

Today Alayah is going to the movies with her baby sisters dad. She is so excited to spend time with him. I am grateful that he cares about her and makes time for her. My grandma bought this outfit for her at the beginning of the year, but it was too big. I just pulled it out to see if it fit now and it barely fits. This will be the only time she wears it. I can't believe how much she has grown this year. 

I love taking pictures of her and capturing her spunky personality. She is definitely a character :)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Yarn Extensions

I decided to put yarn extensions in Alayah's hair for the first time last night. I think they turned out pretty cute. She loves the length that they had to her hair and I hope that they last a few weeks. We missed soccer practice this morning because I hadn't finished them in time, so I took her to see Puss in Boots to make up for it. I loved having a Sunday date with my little girl :)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Tough Girl

I still can't believe my girl had to have stitches. I keep having flash backs of it happening and feeling so helpless. It is something that I hope I don't have to experience again. She thought she was pretty cool with her batman band-aid and she wanted to take a picture posed with the jaguar she picked out from the hospital gift shop. Tonight we went out to eat at macaroni wasn't very good and we had lousy service. Oh, least we got out of the house :)

Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween 2011

This is the first year Alayah chose her costume. She wanted to be a ghost but then she saw this at the store and she was sold. 

She was big enough this year to go knock on the doors all by herself and she thought it was the greatest thing. She would come running back to me telling me thank you so much after every single house. She had a lot of fun but after a couple of blocks she was over it and didn't want to walk anymore. 

We were back at home after only an hour, but it was still tons of fun to see her excitement.

Friday, October 28, 2011


Some funny Alayah sayings
"If you toot your outta the game!"

When crossing the street she stops looks both ways and then says
"Mom I'm good lookin"

This girl is too funny :)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Soccer and halloween

I signed Alayah up for soccer because she keeps saying when she's a "sisser" she is going to play basketball. I am not sure where she got that idea, but I thought I'd let her try out soccer to see if she liked it. Today was   her second class and she loves it. She is actually pretty good too for having never played before.

After soccer we went to a pumpkin patch to pick out a pumpkin and of course Alayah had to ride the horses.

She is still so in love with horses. I wish I could find some equestrian classes for her to take.

We came home and I decided that this year she might like carving a pumpkin so that's what we did. She wasn't too into the carving part as it was pretty disgusting. I'll admit that I don't even like to clean out the pumpkins plus they stink lol.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful for this bundle of energy and sweetness. She makes me smile daily.

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Alayah and Papa had fun this morning playing. As you can see she had tons of fun flying.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Its a Girl and Lion King

Today was an awesome day! Alayah and I went to get the ultrasound done and it was so much fun to see her reaction. She says the babies name is Coco and has been calling it that since very early on. When we got to the appointment Alayah thought it was a doctors office for her so she wasn't too excited at first. Once she realized it wasn't for her she perked right up. She thought it was cool to see the baby and she told the tech that she wanted a sister. Luckily, Alayah got her wish. I am having a baby girl and I am beyond thrilled. After the appointment we met up with my friend and did a little shopping and then took the girls to dinner at the Cheesecake factory. It was so yummy. We were running late for the Lion King show so dinner was super fast. We made it to the show with minutes to spare. 

Alayah doesn't like loud noises so she pretty much spent the entire show with her fingers in her ears and didn't say a word, but once it was over it was all she could talk about. She absolutely loved it. I thought it was pretty awesome myself and I wish we could go again before it ends in December. I am sad that our friends are leaving tomorrow and this is the last time we will see them for awhile. Sometimes I miss Wyoming just for my friends but I would hate living there again. Today was one of the best days to date :)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Doctors Appt

We didn't meet up with our friends today because I had a doctors appointment and I had class in the evening. I am 15 weeks along and I was hoping to find out what the baby was today so my friend and I could go shopping tomorrow but no such luck. Oh, well I made an appointment at a 3D ultrasound place for tomorrow because I am dying to know. :)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Dolphin Encounter

Today we took the girls to the Aquarium at Mandalay Bay and then headed to the Lion Habitat at a hotel whose name escapes me at the moment lol. 

Alayah was grumpy at the aquarium because she was hungry and when Alayah is hungry watch out. The girls really enjoyed checking out the lions and dolphins. 

The dolphin encounter was pretty cool because you could get right up next to the pool and see them. They had cute little baby ones too. All in all it was a great day :)

Monday, October 3, 2011

So much fun

We met up with our friends and went to the Rainforest Cafe to have lunch. The girls thought they were big stuff drinking their root beers out of bottles. We walked down to the Mandalay Bay hotel and bought tickets for the Lion King show. I am so excited to take Alayah. I think she will love it. After walking the strip a little we went to the outlet mall and enjoyed some shopping. It was a great day with friends and Alayah is enjoying having her bestie around so much. 

Sunday, October 2, 2011


Our friends from Wyoming came to visit us today! It's been almost a year since we've seen them and I'm so excited to have them here. Alayah's friend wanted to try out the pool even though it was way too chilly for the rest of us. Our friends stayed for a few hours and enjoyed a bbq with us and we will catch up with them again tomorrow for some fun on the strip.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Las Vegas Girl

I can't believe we are nearing our one year anniversary of living in Las Vegas. It has gone by so fast and it seems like it was forever ago that we lived in Wyoming. Alayah has adjusted well to being here and only misses Wyoming when she wants to be with her Nana. 

I can't wait to see what year two in Vegas is going to bring us :)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Lion King

Today we went to see the Lion King in 3D. Alayah was super excited as she loves lions. She isn't really fond of 3D movies because she doesn't like to wear the glasses. 

I love taking her out to do special fun things like going to the movies. She loves it and she feels so special :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

she was scared of the rain and didn't want to stand on the porch so I could take a picture...I feel bad because I can see the fear in her face...she looks pale poor girl

Monday, September 12, 2011

Moment in time Monday

This photo sums up Alayah completely :)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Today is Uncles birthday so we got all dressed up to go out to eat. 

My baby girl is getting so big and looking so grown up. I can't believe how fast time goes by. She is getting better with her pronunciation of words too. She used to say "tollah" for stroller, but now she actually says stroller. I'm going to miss those little things as she grows.


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