Saturday, July 28, 2012

Happy 2nd Birthday to our beautiful princess Kia Ora!

It is amazing to think that Kia Ora is 2 today! Kia Ora is the cutest, sweetest, most beautiful 2 year old. She is growing up way too fast. I still think of her as a baby at times when she clearly is not. Kiki has grown so much this year. She is very smart little girl. 

She started talking and communicating with a few words both in French and English and sometimes mixing the two together creating a entire new word. I started potty training her at 18 months, and by 19 or 20 months she was fully trained! 

She has also made me a proud dancer mom as she can do several dance moves and steps on command such as tendus, arabesque, balancoire, plier, releve, chasse, develope, bridge, downward dog, and somersault. I hope it will last!

Kia Ora loves her family so much! She is always chasing down her two big brothers, following them everywhere, taking their things, cuddling them with big hugs before bed. She also loves her daddy, always giving him big hugs and kisses. Kia Ora also loves her mommy, I know this because she gives me hugs and kisses too, and is always sad when I have to leave for work.

Kia Ora has been a wonderful blessing to our family! Having her with us makes our family life a little more pink, sparkly, giggly, and feel a little more complete!

 Here are a few/ several shots from her Birthday Photoshoot!
(Thanks to my mom who sent her the beautiful sailor dress for her birthday, 
it is simply stunning and fits her to a T)

 Like any little person, she got tired of taking pictures and was very distracted with the sand around her. So after much bribing with caddy and having Julien trying to make her smile and laugh we called it quit! I did manage to take some cute shots of her while walking back to the car.

Cake time! She loved blowing the candles so much that we probably lit the candles 7 times.


Kiki showing off that she is 2!

 Kiki loving her new ballerina book from Grandma and Grandpa

Kiki loves princesses! She is crazy about princess. 
So to make her obsession worse, Jon and I got her a Cinderella doll (her favorite Disney movie). 
I got a very good deal on it. It came with a throne and all sorts of hair stuff. 
She was doing her doll's hair, and everybody else's hair all day long.

My mom got her a matching sailor dress for her doll. 
It is too cute to have them in matching outfits.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

9 years old already!

 Our little boy is growing! 9 years old today. I can hardly believe it. He is the cutest boy of all times. We love having him in our family. He is so smart, kind, loving, helpful, funny, talented and so much more. He has had an amazing year at school. This year was his first year on the swim team, and he has improved so much. This years Logan also started piano, he plays very well for such a short amount of time. Some of his favorite songs to play are Nocturne, Entertainer, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, How firm a Foundation, and Called to Serve. He even gets to play prelude music at primary which he loves to do.

Below are a few shots from his 9 year old photoshoot:


While Logan was fast asleep, I decorated his bed with streamers and balloons for him to wake up in. He was quite confused when he woke up wondering why his bed was all decorated.

 After a long day waiting for dad to get back from the youth temple trip, we were able to celebrate his birthday. "For 15 minutes" he said; which is a pretty accurate statement since Jon got back around 4pm and by 4:30 he and the boys were out the door to set up for a ward beach activity.

Although the celebration was not long, he still enjoyed eating cake and opening presents!

Loving his birthday cake!

Thank you Mami and Papi for the awesome lego sets!
The Wolverine lego set was his absolute favorite. He had wanted it for a very long time.

Grandma and Grandpa got him his very own pocket knife for camping.
He loved it! 

Logan has always been a DC fan, so Jon and I decided to get him a batman set.

 The boys spent all night building, and building all of Logan's lego sets!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

14 Juillet!

I wanted to do something for Bastille Day whithout putting a lot of effort so I decided on making crepes with blue, white, red toppings for dinner! Blueberries, homemade whip cream, and a strawberry coulis. Who ever said you could not eat desert for dinner! Yap I think I scored points with the fam on that one.