Thursday, February 27, 2014

 When Stella was born, a friend of mine made this really cute beanie.  The button stays in place, and I can attach different flowers on the button depending on the color of Stella's outfits.
 I found this blue flower in a very unusual place....see the picture below. 
Because getting a twist tie in the drawer RIGHT by the fridge would be too difficult.  I love you Phillip.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

 Lately, the kids have been wanting me to give them airplane rides.  Especially Stella.  She pulls on my legs and says the following: "More.  Airplane.  Please."
It is nice to see Bradford's real smile show up on camera every now and then. 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

 The kids got a little book from Anne that has stickers in it, and they have loved decorating themselves with the stickers. 
 Bradford didn't want to look.  Of course.
 Bronson's favorite pose.  Eating.
 Here, Bronson is wondering why his eating time was interrupted to take a picture with me. 
 I have been trying to decide if Bronson is going to be a redhead.  His eyelashes and eyebrows have been looking very red to me lately.  I decided to take a picture of Bronson and Stella with their eyes closed to compare.  I think the color is very similar.  

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

 Stella enjoys playing with her dress-ups.  She particularly likes to put on slippers that don't match. 

 Stella felt the need to check on Bronson.  I think he caught a little bit of the flu bug from Bradford.  Poor guy. 
 We have been getting some very cheesy grins from Stella lately.

 The kids have been enjoying some treats and books that Alanna brought back from Burlington during her last trip.  Thanks Grandma Davidson and Grandma Bea. 
 Lately, Brad has enjoyed getting out an assortment of toys and organizing them in a way that only makes sense to him. 
When I asked him to look at the camera, he told me just wanted to keep playing.  I wasn't the best picture taker when I was little, so I guess he comes by it honestly.  

Friday, February 14, 2014

 Happy Valentine's Day! 

 Phillip's yearly cheesecake. 
 If I haven't told you the story about Phillip and peanut butter M&Ms, I think I have told just about everyone, let me know, and I will give you the full story. 
 Brad is looking a little worse for wear.  He woke me up at midnight to tell me that he had thrown up all over his bed.  He was up, and so was I, for most of the rest of the night.  He threw up every 20-30 minutes until three am.  Phillip gave Brad a blessing, he threw up one more time, and then he was able to fall asleep for the rest of the night.  He has been throwing up all morning, and he had to miss his Valentine's Day party at school.  He was pretty sad. 

 Stella was Bronson's eager helper. 

 Stella got this little conversation heart bandana from our neighbor.  I thought she should wear it given the holiday. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

 Valentine's Day activities are underway around our house.
 Bronson is the sweetest little baby.  He smiles at all of us all day long, and he has the nicest little smile.  It is almost bashful looking.  Not that you would know it from these pictures.  As soon as I took out the camera he stopped smiling. 

He is such a good baby.  He sleeps well through the night, and he usually only cries if he is hungry or needs a diaper change. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

 Brad is very excited about his Valentine's Day party on Friday.  Yesterday, we put together the little Valentine's gifts he will be giving his classmates.  He loves twisty straws, and he can't wait to give them to his friends. 

This is a family portrait drawn by Bradford.  I am the person on the far right.  You can tell it is me because, according to Bradford, my ears are covered by my hair.  Phillip is the tall person on the left.  He has spiky hair along with Brad, who is between Phillip and me, and Bronson, who is the tiniest person down in the bottom left corner.  He is sitting next to Stella.  Her hair is also covering her ears.  Bronson's hands are bigger than his head which almost matches reality.  Brad said that the ovals in the air are snow.   Some are very big, and some are small. 

Monday, February 10, 2014

 Stella has been having so much with all of her birthday gifts.  She loves her baby. 

 I thought this was a really cute outfit that Stella got from her Grandma Davidson. 
 On Saturday, I traveled down to Denver to attend the temple with my workout buddies.  Andrea, pictured in the middle, went through the temple to receive her own endowments.  It was pretty exciting. 
 Stella is a very willing kisser.  Hence her nickname "kisser baby."
 I had to take a picture of Stella in this little outfit my mom gave her for her birthday.   Too cute. 

When I got home from the temple on Saturday night, I opened the door to find this oriental lily plant.  Apparently, Phillip went to the store with the kids when I was gone.  Phillip told me that as he and the kids walked around Safeway, Bradford told Phillip he should buy me some flowers.  As Valentine's Day is coming up soon, Phillip agreed it was a good idea.  Glad Bradford's got my back. 

Sunday, February 2, 2014

 We had a family birthday party for Stella tonight.  A lot of the pictures look the same.  Sorry.  I couldn't decide which pictures I liked best, and I did spend a lot of time planning, so I figured I would include all of them!  If it isn't obvious, we had an ice cream parlor themed birthday party.  I got the idea from Brad's preschool.  They had an ice cream shop at their dramatic play center a couple months ago.  Stella got some ice cream stuff for her birthday, and Ross and Hannah gave her some pretend play ice cream for Christmas.  I think Bradford and Stella will have a lot of fun with this in the future.   

 I got a lot of the stickers I used from free online printables. 

 Below:  I wanted to have cake and ice cream for the party, but I really wanted to stick with the ice cream theme, so I made cake pops and truffles to look like ice cream scoops. 

 I got these aprons for the kids.  I figured they would have fun wearing them when they play with the ice cream parlor set. 
 Pictured above is Stella's "cake."  Kind of lame, I know, but I didn't want to spend a lot of time on a cake when the main event was supposed to be the ice cream.  Her "cake" is supposed to be a bowl of ice cream, if you can't tell.  I was so excited about the sticker I put around the bowl.  Stella has a lot of nicknames, so I thought it would be fun to document them.   
 Toppings bar. 
 I was also extremely excited about these.  Along with the aprons, these ice cream cones were the party favors I gave to the kids.  The ice cream portion screws off the top and there are bubbles inside.  I was just so excited about them. 
 More of the same, I know.  
 Alanna and Stella. 

 I used my Cricut for this puppy.  It was actually really easy and quick to make. 
 I also loved this idea. 

 Joseph, Alanna, and Stella. 
 Hannah, Madison, and Ross. 

Below:  All the kids with their aprons and ice cream cones.  

 Stella enjoyed her day quite a little bit.  She kept squealing and giving really cheesy smiles. 

 I love that Stella's tongue looks like it is on fire. 

Stella kept putting her ice cream sticker on Amelie.  She thought it was so funny.  
 Love this cute girl. 

 Not sure what this is all about.  Needless to say, Brad enjoyed opening Stella's presents more than she did. 

The tired birthday girl.