Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Program and Tawny and Bro's Wedding Reception

JayLee had a pajama day at her preschool and then they had a program. It was alot like the Halloween program where I laughed at JayLee being a goof ball. The little girl to JayLee's left was swaying to the music (it happened to be the same girl with the wings at Halloween) and bumped into JayLee so then JayLee, instead of swaying with the girls decided to go the opposite way and just bumped into them for a song or two. It really is hilarious watching 3 year olds sing songs they don't know that well. They try so hard but it really is just funny. The little girl in the pink pjs is JayLee's friend Oaklie (her mom is Nicole, look for her blog on my friends and family like, she does the cutest pictures, seriously she is so good) she always talks about Oaklie and wonders if Oaklie is going to be a school each day. Preschool has been so good for JayLee and she is way into tracing. I can't tell you how many times during church I have to write her name in dots so she can trace it. Which brings me to this website I found, . It is so cool. You can type in any phrase and you can print it out and they can practice their tracing.

Here are JayLee and Olin at the wedding reception, that is the best picture I could get of them holding still. My sister Melissa's daughter Bryar was there and JayLee and her wouldn't stop. They had tons of fun!
Here is JayLee, Bryar and Tawny. I made the girls' dresses and Bry kept saying "My dress is beautiful" They are so fun together. BTW the dresses were super easy. A girl I went to high school with has this etsy shop she has lots of dress kits that are so affordable and I promise it was way easy. I tried to make it harder for myself by doing them both at the same time and ended up very confused. So halfway through I grabbed what I thought was JayLee's 4T dress and the red pieces that went with it. When I got it done I thought this is way too short for JayLee and of course I had done the 2T but luckily the OhsoSassy gal had given me enough red fabric that I was able to make the 2T pieces work for the 4T.

JayLee modeling her dress in front of the Christmas tree. Which, I'm wondering do you guys like big beautiful Christmas trees or skinny Charlie Brown type Christmas trees? My mom always picked big pretty Christmas trees but this year we put it off so long that the only thing left were perfect expensive trees or Charlie Brown type cheap ones. Since I'm cheap I went for the skinny one and I LOVE it. It is seriously so Ugly every time I look at it I laugh. Way to bring the Christmas spirit right?
Merry Christmas everyone! I plan on catching up on blogging one day. I still haven't showed pictures of Colorado that was on Halloween, one of these days.....

Monday, December 7, 2009

Las Vegas

We may have just had the longest weekend of our lives. We left home at 5:00 a.m. on Thursday and headed for Vegas. My mom bought us tickets for the NFR and my brother was getting married. Here are the kids in the car. They really did pretty good considering we were in the car for so long
We got to Vegas at 2:00 and they were SO HAPPY to be out of the car.

Then we took the kids to M&M World and to the MGM Grand where they have the lions. It was really cool. They have a glass window that you walk under and there was a lion asleep. A little while longer he woke up and was licking the glass. I didn't think Olin would care too much about it but he was so excited and kept shouting, "Cow, Cow, Cow"
We wanted to take them to more places but ran out of time. There was some Nascar thing on the strip so it took us forever to get around. This was my first trip to Vegas so I found it kind of amazing that all the hotels have all these things to draw people in. Since we had our kids with us it was nice.
On Friday we went to Cowboy Christmas. We walked and walked and walked but we got to meet Charmayne James and Billy Etbauer and some other rodeo people that I kind of recognized but didn't really know. Trent and I went to the rodeo on Friday but Trent's sister Alese and her husband Ryan came down this weekend too so they watched our kids while we went to the Rodeo. Thanks guys. I can't imagine taking them there. This was our ride to the rodeo, Pretty Sweet huh?? There is Bro and Tawny and my mom. Hannah, Cody, Kaitlin, Melissa, Carl, Me, and Trent all went Friday night. Then most of them went Saturday night too. Saturday was Bro and Tawny's wedding (my camera was dead by then) Of course I don't have pictures of the important things right?? Then we headed to Tropic to see Slate and Pennie. That was a 4 hour drive and then we spent Sunday there and headed for home at 5:00 but hit a little bit of the snow storm so we didn't make it home until 10:00. We had a lot of fun but we are really glad it is over with. I have tons of blogging to catch up on maybe it will happen one day.