Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas 2011

We spent Christmas in Hermiston with my family this year!
It was the first time we have all been together since Ben left
on his mission. It was a great weekend!!
Caleb and the girls checking out their presents!
RaeLynn and Ainzlee got this 4 room barbie present!
Baylee with her presents!
Rae showing off her fairy barbie!
Ainzlee showing off her barbie!
Guess she didn't want to show her face!! haha
Pop and Grammy got the girls a bounce house for Christmas!!
We went to church that morning and when the girls walked
into the house it was a set up. They loved it!!
We spent the next week at Grammy's and the house
was in the living room the whole week!! I couldn't believe how
much time they spent jumping around in it!!
Caleb and the girls enjoying the bounce house!
All of us!!!!
Merry Christmas from the Hardy Girls!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Eve

We did the normal things on Christmas Eve. Bake lots of goodies
and have pizza for dinner!! It was great!! The girls got to open
there one present......which of course is new jammies!
Ainzlee showing off Baylee's jammies.
Ainzlee showing her cute pink penguin jammies off!!
And RaeLynn too!!
SO cute!
Merry Christmas Eve!

Monday, December 26, 2011

A visit from someone special.....

A couple of days before Christmas we were doing our usual
routine at the house when there was a knock on the door.
When the girls opened there door......guess who was there?
Yep that's right SANTA!!!
He came in and asked the girls what they wanted for
Christmas and if they had been good this year?
RaeLynn and Ainzlee weren't too sure what to think
about having him at our house!!

Talking to Santa
He brought them an early Christmas present!!
Princess Yahtzee
Thanks Santa for stopping by the Hardy home!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Gingerbread houses

So for the past couple of years we have gone over to
my Aunt Millie's to make gingerbread houses.
The girls LOVE it! It is always so much fun!
For every piece of candy she put on the house went her mouth.
RaeLynn rocked it with her own custom designs!!
And then you have Stuart's house....a tornado came through!

RaeLynn's Class Party

RaeLynn's kindergarten class has been talking about
the gingerbread man for the past month and we
got invited to her class party. (this is the 3rd party
we have gone to at her school....i did remember my camera
this time!)
First her class went on a gingerbread hunt all around
the school finding clues that the gingerbread man left for
them. But eventually they did find him and got to eat him!
Boy, was he tasty!!
Everyone in her class decorated a part of the
gingerbread man!
Here's Rae's part she decorated and now she
gets to eat!! YUMMY

Ainzlee got a piece too!
Baylee enjoyed all of the attention from the kids!
Rae and Ainzlee
Rae is such a sweet sister! When they were on the hunt for
the gingerbread man she made sure Ainzlee was right there with
her to enjoy all the action. And then when it was time for us to leave,
Rae told me Ainzlee could stay and be in her class for the rest of the day!
Ainzlee could of stayed, she fit in perfectly but she had to come home
with Mama and Baylee!!

Zoo Lights

One night we ventured to the Portland Oregon Zoo
to ride the train and look at all the zoo lights. It was a
perfect night........no rain!!! :) And great company
with some friends.

Rae and Ainz with the big bear!
Ainzlee riding the mouse!
Rae riding the hippo!
Papa and Mama having a good time too!!
Rae and Ainz with the otter!
And yes Baylee was there too!!
In her car seat, as always!! Poor girl!
US
Rae and Mama on the train!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Silly Sisters

Playing at Pop and Grammy's house wearing Uncle
Ben's wrestling headgear and Uncle Caleb's shoes!!
Cheese
Awww, they love each other!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Festival of Nativities

Every year our stake along with all the surrounding stakes
puts on a Festival of Nativities where about 600 different
nativities are on display for the public to look at. This year I was
asked to team up with another girl and decorate the stage area!!
Well this is what we came up with!! We sewed 5 sheep, made the frame,
and decorated our shepherds!! It was such a fun experience for me!!
This picture isn't all that great, but its the best one I have!!
Along with seeing all the different nativities they have
a children's room. The kids can dress up, coloring and play
with nativities! Rae and Ainzlee love this room!
Mama and Baylee

Monday, December 19, 2011

Decorating the Christmas Tree

A few days after bringing the tree home we got it in
the stand and the lights put on. Rae and Ainz
couldn't wait to put the instruments
(that's what RaeLynn calls them) on the tree!!
It's always fun opening the box of ornaments and
remembering where they all came from and
the special meaning behind each one!!
Ainzlee Pie
Her hair is getting so long!
Rae bug
Finally getting those 2 top teeth!!
Papa and Baylee Boo
Baylee hanging up her 1st Christmas
ornament!!
Thanks Grammy!!!
RaeLynn got to put the snowman on the top!!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

O Christmas Tree

The day after Thanksgiving we headed to the
tree farm and cut down the perfect tree!!
It was cold and muddy but we had a blast!!