Monday, January 26, 2009

Princess, Princess, Princess

RaeLynn LOVES playing dress up and her latest thing is being a princess just like Princess Stephanie(my brothers wife). And the other day I showed her pictures from when Stuart and I got married, and she was just so excited that mama was a princess too. I showed her my wedding dress, and the veil! And well since then she hasn't taken the veil off! She told me she wanted to be married so she could be a princess too! Bless her heart! I told her she doesn't need to be married to be a princess and well I think she was okay with that! 

  
  

And of course Ainzlee has to be a princess too! 

Thursday, January 15, 2009

"MAMA, look what I did,......"

So the other day as I was rocking Ainzlee to sleep for her morning nap, RaeLynn was sitting at the table coloring, playing with stickers, and well being pretty crafty! She asked if she could have some scissors because she wanted to cut the lines. I got the scissors for her, and continued rocking Ainzlee to sleep. I finally got Ainzlee to sleep about 15 minutes later, meanwhile, RaeLynn was still at the table. I put Ainzlee in her bed, and decided to change the laundry, when RaeLynn said, " Mama, look what I did, I CUT MY HAIR!" So immediately I ran over to her and started examining her hair, trying to find that huge clump, or a bald spot, something. But nothing, I couldn't tell that she had even cut it! I looked down and there it was her beautiful red hair lying on the table! OK I probably freaked out for no reason but you always hear those horror stories about kids cutting their own hair, and well now I know how it feels! I am just glad that she cut it from the bottom, and well it really wasn't that much, she just added some more layers! Needless to say she wasn't allowed to cut with the scissor anymore that day! I am pretty sure she won't ever do that again because of the way I reacted, I think I pretty much terrified her!
Love you, RaeLynn

Thursday, January 8, 2009

HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY AINZLEE

Yeah, Ainzlee is the big 1 today! I can't believe how fast time goes by, it makes me happy, but also sad, and very emotional, but I just blame that on being a girl!! hahaha! She has grown so fast, and well she isn't my little baby anymore! She is such a big girl, and she knows it! Ainzlee loves playing with her older sister RaeLynn, and most of the time RaeLynn loves playing with her too! They get along so well! Ainzlee has discovered climbing. She loves climbing up onto anything and everything. She can't get up on the couch yet but knows that if she can get the cushion off, then she can get on the couch! And she loves it! She also loves playing on mama, and papa's bed, and she knows how to slide off the bed, feet first! Ainzlee loves music, whenever she hears it she can't help but dance! She bounces up and down, and it is just so adorable! We love you Ainz!!
Ainzlee Lucinda Hardy Born January 8, 2008 at 5:38pm
Weight: 8lbs 11oz
Length: 20 inches

Here are just a few of my favorite pictures!









Ainzlee loved the frosting!!




Ainzlee you have brought so much joy, happiness, and love to our lives! We are so grateful that our Heavenly Father sent you to us, and that you are a part of our little family!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! WE LOVE YOU! PAPA, MAMA, AND YOUR BIG SISTER RAELYNN

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Catching Up!!

A lot has been going on since my last post almost 2 months ago, I know that is just pathetic! My new years goal is to post at least 2 times a week! I think I should be able to handle that, right? Ok, well, where do I start.........Graduation!!
Yep that is right Stuart graduted the beginning of December! Yeppie another chapter of our lives has been completed! It was an awesome commencement, Elder Dieter F. Uchdorf spoke! I think he is such an amazing person, and he addressed the graduates well! Stuarts mom, dad, and sister were able to be there for the big accomplishment! Stuart is the first in his family to get a bachelors, so it was a big deal!! It has been so nice to have him home everyday by about 4, somedays I don't know what to do with him around. But I am really loving him helping with dinner, around the house, and of course RaeLynn and Ainzlee are just happy to have him home to play with! Now that the holidays are over he has more time to focus on finding a job! Congratulations, Papa! We are so proud of you and love you so much!! Arlee, and the girls!



We went to Oregon to spend Christmas with my family! We had a wonderful Christmas! Santa spoiled the girls, along with family! We are truly blessed! It was so much fun watching RaeLynn open all her presents. She got a Sleeping Beauty Vanity from Santa, after that she didn't want to open anything else! She loves fixing her hair, putting makeup on, and looking so pretty!!!! Ainzlee got a little kitchen from Santa, and same thing she wasn't interested in anything else, she played with the kitchen all morning! On Saturday the 27, my brother Derek and Stephanie were sealed in the Columbia River Washington Temple! It was such an amazing expereince for the whole family, and we couldn't be more happier for the two of them and their new life together!
On our way home from Oregon we stopped to see Stuart's mom, brother and his family that were visiting from Texas! It was so much fun for RaeLynn and Ainzlee to play with their cousins! We are so happy that we were able to see them, even though it was for such a short time!


We had a pretty uneventful New Years but it was really nice having Stuart home for the day! Stuart has been busy applying for jobs and figuring out things for grad school! It seems like looking for a job is a full time job! hahaha! Good luck!
Random Pictures!!