Thursday, January 28, 2010

What has Arlee been up to lately?

Here are my SNOW blocks!!
I had a piece of wood just laying around the house so this is what I
came up with! I love it and think it looks so good on the
bookcase! (you know I am just saying that because I made it!)
I am going to add some buttons and ribbons.
That will finish it off!!
Close up!
And then of course I had to do Valentine blocks!
(I will let you in on a little secret, I have used the same blocks for
all my sayings. I have used 5 sides!)
I saw these on U Create a couple of weeks ago! Aren't they
too cute!! Super fun, cheap and easy
This is on my front door! I bought the hearts last year after Valentine's
day for 75% off and the letters were on sale too!
I didn't like the color of the hearts so I painted them brown
and each letter a different color!
And here is my last project. When RaeLynn was born my aunt
made me a fleece blanket that went in your car-seat and I loved it. It
was so nice to put Rae in the car-seat and just wrap the blanket around her!
I didn't really like the way the fleece washed, so I have improved the
car-seat blanket! I made this carseat blanket a couple of weeks
ago for a friend's sister! Ainzlee put her baby Jaden in the car-seat
and wrapped her up!! So precious!
The inside of the blanket is minky and the outside farbic
is flannel!! So nice and cozy! I will be selling them in my etsy
shop soon, along with some cozy chairs!! So keep checking back!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Not so Little anymore!

Since Ainzlee turned 2 at the beginning of the month, I have noticed
she isn't my little girl anymore! She loves wearing underwear! Ainzlee
goes through about 4 or 5 different outfits a day. Loves to wear shoes!
And she does it all by herself, she doesn't want any help at all!!
If we try to help her she will throw herself on the floor!
Ainzlee is very independent, which is the total opposite of her
sister. Man I love this girl!
Wearing her minnie mouse underwear backwards!
Cute Pigtails!!
Love this smile!
Wearing Rae's sandals on the wrong feet!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

~Sleepy Ainz~

Sundays are always hard for Ainzlee because church is right during her nap,
so of course she doesn't get a nap. A lot of the time she will fall asleep
on the way home, but we always wake her up as soon as we are home.
Last Sunday Ainzlee didn't fall asleep on the way home, which was great!
Well so we thought! During dinner Ainzlee couldn't even keep her eyes
open long enough to eat, so we did whatever we could possible
to keep her awake long enough to eat something. But it was only
5:30 and there is no way I wanted her asleep yet, that is just way
TOO early! So we got her a popsicle, and at first that was working.
But then she wanted to sit on my lap, and she started to get all
snuggly with me! It was pretty funny! We did get her to stay awake
till 7 and then she was out for the night!!
If you look hard you can see her eyes are cloesed!
Trying so hard to stay awake!
Being silly!
RaeLynn showing off how old she is! Poor little Ainz!

Monday, January 18, 2010

One of those moments.... that just melts your heart!!

Last Monday for Family Home Evening, Stuart was teaching the lesson on
the plan of salvation. It's one of those things that you never really know
if anyone is getting anything from the lesson. RaeLynn and Ainzlee
are all over the place. Finally Stuart is getting to the end, and RaeLynn
sits down by me on the couch ready to listen. FINALLY, right!! haha lol
Then this is how the conversation goes:
Papa talking directly to Rae "Jesus died for us so that we can live with him again."
RaeLynn gets really sad, and the tears start to run down her face,
and she says, "But I didn't want him too."
Papa crying now along with mama, says to Rae, " I know, I didn't
want him to either, but he loves us so much that he died for us so
we can live with him again and be an eternal family."

This sweet little act has changed my life over the past week. I look
at her a little differently. She knows more than we think and is listening
ALL the time. Rae brings such a sweet spirit into our home and I am very
grateful for her honesty. I just want her to know that her papa and mama
love her so much and look forward to watching her continue to draw closer
to her Savior Jesus Christ.
He lives and He loves each one of us!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Fun Birthday Weekend!

My family came for the weekend to celebrate Ainzlee's Birthday!
We thought it would be fun to take Ainzlee, RaeLynn, and Caleb
to Build A Bear Workshop and let them build a bear! They
had a blast picking their animal and an outfit! I didn't
get a picture of Ainzlee because she didn't like the
machine that stuffed the bear! haha! Sorry birthday girl!
Caleb with his owl!
Rae stuffing her puppy!
Ainzlee just before opening some presents, holding
her puppy she got at Build A Bear Workshop!
She can't wait to feed her babies!
Silly Cheese!
Everyone with their animal!
Pop, Grammy, and Caleb with the girls!
Thanks for the great weekend Mom, and Dad we really
had a good time! We miss you tons and can't wait to see
you soon!
Ainzlee hope you had a HAPPY 2nd BIRHTDAY!
You are such a big girl and we LOVE you!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Guess WHO'S 2?

Well did you guess right?

Yep, Ainzlee turned the BIG 2 today!
Can you believe it?
Well I sure can't!


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Fun times with PAPA!

Since Stuart is in-between jobs right now he has been home A LOT!
And we have LOVED having him at home with us, especially the girls!
On Monday when he starts his new job, I know the girls are going
to have a hard time with it! But it is for the best! It will be nice
to get back into a groove again! I will miss him too! But I am very
grateful for him and what a wonderful husband/father he is!
He has so much LOVE for our daughters and he shows it all
the time. Good luck with the new job Stuart, we LOVE YOU!
Where's Ainzlee?
Ainzlee and Papa dancing!
Super hero RaeLynn!
Get your groove on!
Castle for the 3 Musketeer Princess!

Monday, January 4, 2010

First Snowfall of the Season!!

Last week we had our first snow! It was so much fun! RaeLynn
kept saying, "It's Christmas tomorrow!" She wasn't very happy
Christmas morning when she woke up and there wasn't any
snow. She was very confused. But now that we have snow,
of course it is Christmas! haha! She makes me laugh! The girls
loved the big flakes! The snow only stayed about a day, which
is my kind of snow!
Ainzlee enjoying herself!
Taking it all in!
RaeLynn's pretty excited!
All bundled up and ready to make a snowman!
Rae with her friends and their snowman!