Monday, April 18, 2011

Ambrie is ONE!!

I can't believe my girl is already 1! She had such a great birthday full of family, friends, a party just for her and presents galore! What more could a girl ask for?

The birthday girl all dressed up for her big day!

The food and was a lot of work but so worth it!

The friends that showed up to celebrate her big day!

Waiting for the cake!

She was timid at first but then dove right in and made a big mess!

Here is the cake, her birthday hat (made by my friend Alecia), and the party favors that we passed out...I think they all turned out so cute!

She was such a trooper the whole day and so happy during it all!

Ambrie Jo,

Happy Birthday! We hope you had a perfect birthday day Sis and want you to know how lucky we feel to have you as our little girl. Your personality is so sweet, but, we love how you are brave and silly too. You have your Dad and your brother wrapped around your finger already and I love that. Even though you are a tiny little thing you are SO busy. Right now you get into everything! The cupboards, drawers, and bookshelves are constantly being emptied and reorganized by you.

It seems like you learn something new everyday and we can't believe how much you understand. You have finally started to walk, just a few steps, even though you have been standing forever! Something that surprises us the most is that you are a bit of a dare devil. For example, you would much rather climb on top of the little picnic table we got you than sit at it. You also climb right up the stairs of the slide you got for your birthday and then wait at the top and holler until someone comes to help you slide down. Oh how you wish you were big enough to do everything your big brother have bumps and bruises to prove it.

It's crazy to think that it's already been a year but we can't imagine anyone more perfect for our family! We sure love you little one!


Mom and Dad

Brother and Sister

Let me just start by saying I LOVE having two kids. They are so fun to watch together and they adore eachother. If Maddux is sleeping Ambrie goes straight to his door and bangs on it hoping he will emerge. If Ambrie is going down for a nap Maddux always says "Mom, let's have Ambrie take just a short little nap, okay?" I love that they love to hang out with eachother!

Of course they have their moments of jealousy and fighting but for the most part they just can't get enough of eachother!

Maddux's favorite thing is to be the first one into Ambrie's room whenever she wakes up and she just squeals when she see him. Today, I was a little slow getting into her room to get her out of bed and when I walked in Maddux had climbed into the crib with her and they were playing peek-a-boo and both belly laughing! It was so cute!

I love how they are proud of eachother and snuggle with eachother and how they make eachother laugh. I think it is so sweet that they worry when the other one is hurt or crying. Pretty much I just feel VERY lucky to have them both and I know they feel the same way about eachother!

Who wouldn't love these cute faces?

Friday, March 25, 2011

January, February and March...

Here is a little slide show of some pictures and videos of my kids from the last few months. We have had a rough winter due to lots of sickness so I don't have too many pictures but I wanted to write a little bit about what they've been up to...

Maddux is so grown up these days and has such an awesome little personality. He is the best big brother to Ambrie and my little sidekick. He has started helping around the house (vacuuming is his favorite), is very interested in letters and numbers right now, has a huge imagination and an even bigger heart! He still adores his Dad and wants to be just like him.

Ambrie is trying to walk as you'll see in the video. She is also starting to show her personality and we LOVE it. She is very easy going and usually just goes with the flow. She has started to talk a little and says more everyday. Her favorite person in the world is her brother. She doesn't take her eyes off him and wants to do everything he does. He can get her to laugh like no one else and he is so sweet to her. The only thing she gives us trouble about is food. She is a picky little thing and is VERY hesitant of new foods...if she tries something and doesn't like it she won't eat it! She loves her Dad too but is a mama's girl and I love that.

Pretty much we feel like the luckiest parents in the world to have these two around. I am so grateful that I get the chance to be home with them now. Enjoy the video!
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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Maddux and the Motorcycle...

Pretty much since Maddux was born Greg has been looking forward to taking him on his motorcycle. Maddux has grown up sitting on it, helping clean it, turning it on, and wishing he could ride on it. I have been VERY hesitant to let him go on it and told Greg probably wouldn't want him to ride on it until he was like 10. Well...this Valentines Day I gave Greg and Maddux matching helmets for the motorcycle. So, Maddux was able to take his first ride on it and he LOVED it! They drove around the block twice and he was grinning from ear to ear. Here is a little trip down memory lane and then a short clip of his first ride!
First time on the motorcycle...3 months old

First time on it by himself...18 months old

Practicing how to hold on...2 years old

Helping Dad back it out of the driveway...2 years old

Wearing their new matching helmets and ready to go...3 years old

His first ride!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Christmas 2010

This we we spent Christmas in Las Vegas with my family. It was so much fun for my kids to be around all the cousins. Maddux was such a great age this year. He finally understood what Christmas and Santa were all about and he was very excited abou all of it. Whenever he would see Santa at a store or on the street he would get very excited! He made this year MAGICAL! Here is a little video of our Christmas this year...

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Maddux is 3!

For Maddux's 3rd Birthday we took him and his buddies bowling. It was a cold, snowy day but they loved it! He had a Toy Story cake and some of his favorite people around to celebrate with. Happy Birthday Buddy! Me and your Dad love you so much and we are so proud of who you are becoming. You have made the last three years the best in our lives and we look forward to watching you continue to grow Bud!
Here is a little slide show of the day...

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Thanksgiving 2010

We spent thanksgiving with Greg's family in California and I managed to get NO pictures the whole time. The only ones I have are the professional family pictures we had taken while we were there so I will share a few of them...

A whole group shot

Greg's sister Taryn, her husband Ryan and there two adorable kids, Nate 3, and Macy 1

Another group shot...we love spending time with these guys and wish we lived closer to them.

At the very end of the photo shoot the photographer got these great kandid shots of Maddux and Nate...they are such great buds!!
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