Sunday, November 8, 2009

Happy Halloween!

I was pretty lame & didn't dress up for Halloween, but Reghan dressed up (about 6 days in a row, just to get plenty of wear out of her costume :-) as a lady bug. I saw the costume online, but decided I could make it for lots cheaper, so I got some pointers from my mom & grandma about what to do and went to work sewing a little ladybug cape.
I can't say that I'm really that impressed with my efforts, but Reghan makes anything look cute, so it was worth it! She didn't actually go out trick-or-treating, but she loved all the trick-or-treaters that came to our house!

Birthday Fun!

Reghan's Birthday fun...ONE whole year old! Where has the time gone???

Reghan loves her new snow boots! She finds them in her close and brings them to me, then sticks her feet in the air so I can put them on! How fun - I also picked her up a cute little "Randy" (from A Christmas Story) snowsuit at a second-hand store in Riverton, so all we need now is snow!

She got the idea that all the presents were for her pretty quickly! She didn't want much to do with opening them, but was sure excited to watch Nate do so!

I put Reghan's swimming suit on her for the cake - it was more modest than going topless you know. She was pretty cute. Just getting the hang of picking things up between her thumb and forefinger, so she at all the frosting one pinch at a time. Dad helped smear a little on her face for photo effects at the end...what a helper huh?

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Big ONE Year!

We celebrated Reghan's first birthday in typical birthday fashion last week. She was so cute. I'm pretty sure she didn't understand why she was getting all these new things, but she did understand that they were all for her, and seemed happy with that! She loves her new snow boots, and is always bringing them to me, then sticking her feet in the air so I can put them on her! She is enjoying all of her gifts, but hasn't quite figured out how to use her sit-and-spin or her puzzle correctly yet. It's fun to see the alternative uses she comes up with, though!
She was quite the little lady when it came to birthday cake time - she took tiny little bites of frosting, and only got it all over with a little help from Daddy!
I can't believe it has been a whole year. She is growing up so fast! What a precious little girl; we sure are blessed to have her in our lives.
I'll have to post pictures later - for some reason I can't get them to upload tonight! Sorry...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Target Practice

Another summer adventure in Idaho was shooting 22's out at the gravel pits. The girls got a pink 22 rifle for Christmas last year, and Nate got a 22 pistol for his birthday, so they were anxious to put them to some good use. Unfortunately there were no ground squirrels in close range :-) Reghan shot her first gun (with a lot of help from Dad), and Ryann shot out all of our targets before anyone else even had their guns out - she's the dead-eye in the family!


While we were in Arco Ralph put a new roof on my parents' house. He put it on in only two days, with some help from Kyle, Nate, & my Dad when he got home from work. I was very impressed! I wouldn't have even known where to start, and he just went to it & got it done. The girls had a wonderful time picking up the shingles they scraped off the roof - it was a full pickup load and then some!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Alturas Fun

Reghan had her first handful of sand at the beach - she's in that stage where everything goes in her mouth. She tried a lot of dirt & rocks at camp, but the first handful of sand was her last. It must not be as tasty as the rocks & dirt!

The kids had a lot of fun riding the tubes, knee board, and wakeboard. Nate, Ryann, & Carlie all got up on the knee board by themselves - they were pretty excited! They also had a great time on the tubes with Uncle Dallin's girls!

Family Camping Trip

We took our annual family vacation to Alturas Lake with my family the last week in July. I have thinking about (and probably doing a little pleading/whining about) buying a boat, and Ralph finally caved in, so we bought an amazing watercraft to take up there waterskiing. I was so excited when it was able to pull me out of the water on a ski! (I had my doubts, but it is a good old boat!) Reghan loved the boat rides so much that she slept through most of them; she did get a good laugh watching Nate on the knee board.

Friday, June 26, 2009

The cute one in the family!

I guess a good place to start our blog is with our precious little girl! Reghan was born October 29, 2008, and is such a blessing in our home. She is very photogenic, if you didn't notice, and will stop everything she's doing to smile when she hears the camera come on. She loves to play in the bath, play with our cell phones, and eat anything she can find. I think she is going to be quite the little comedian - she loves to laugh and make us laugh at her. What a sweetheart!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

We made it!

So, I have recently been informed by my mother that all my cousins have "really cute" blogs & it would be great if I made one too. I'm not even going to attempt to call mine "really cute," but now that I am done working for the next little (or long) while, depending who you ask, I am really trying to work on keeping in touch better, & I guess this is one way to do that...wish me luck!