Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Our trip to see Santa

Well I took the kids to see Santa today. And Grady was not too happy! Though once he warmed up he didn't want to leave. Anyhow hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Ward Christmas Party

Last night was our ward Christmas party. I didn't take very many pictures but here are a few. They had dinner, dessert and a short program. Grady had a blast running around with the other kids.
Grady & his friend Morgan in the fire truck (Morgan's dad is a firefighter so they stopped by)
Grady & Morgan
Abigail & Grady with Santa

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Old pictures

Here are a few old pictures I found today!
Here are Me, Jenica, Lea, Katie & Rachel Shipley at our old house in Phoenix. It was someone birthday but not sure whos. Geez I tower over all of them.
And this one is of Monica, me in the backgroud & Mormor (our grandma). Mormor is swedish for Grandma.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Random Pictures

Here are a few pictures of the kids from this week.
Grady & his preschool teacher.
Abgail 6 weeks old already
Abigail Smiling in her sleep Abigail all bundled up for the boat parade (boats with lights on them) it was rainy and cold. But she reminds me of the kid on the Christmas Story movie cause her arms are sticking straight up.
And Monica I thought Abigail has more rolls then Brooklyn. I love all her little rolls!

Monday, December 10, 2007

First Mickey Ears!

Grady got his first pair of Mickey Ears while we were at Disneyland. Though he doesn't really like to wear them as you can see by the look on his face. But he looks so cute!

Mickey ears on backwards

Mickey Ears on the right way

Grady & Abigail

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


Ok so call me a dork but I love Disneyland. It's the happy place on earth, hahaha well it would be if I didn't have a grumpy 2 yr old. So I love living in California, we are an hour away from Disneyland, Sea world, the Wild Animal Park, Knotts Berry Farm. We are close by all the great things of Southern CA. So we decided to make a 2 day trip to Disneyland. We got a room at the Disneyland hotel. Got there Monday afternoon, checked in, went to dinner at the Rain forest Cafe. Then walked threw downtown Disney and went to California Adventure. Though there isn't much for Grady to do at California Adventure it was fun to see it all decorated for the Holidays. It was nice to be able to go to the hotel rather then drive home. Then we got up the next morning at 4 am, not by choice but Grady woke up then and wanted to go to Disneyland. Yeah lucky us huh? Mike had a meeting so Grady, Abigail & I went to Goofy's Kitchen and had breakfast with Goofy. He had a great time and I was a bad mom and didn't take any pictures at breakfast. Once we were done we head to Disneyland where we spent the day (in 80 degree weather, it was a beautiful day). So here are the many pictures.

At the Disneyland Hotel, not that impressed with the hotel.
Dinner at the Rainforest Cafe, they have a thunder & rain storm every half hour and the animals move and make noise. Pretty cool.
At California Adventure - Grady & Daddy with Matter & McQueen, Grady wanted to drive them.
At California Adventure - Grady & Daddy with they bug eyes on for the Bugs Life Show
At California Adventure - Abigail slept threw the whole thing
The Tree's were all lite up like this threw Downtown Disney

Next Day at Disneyland - Grady & Ariel (Little Mermaid is his favorite movie right now)

Grady in front of the Castle

Once again Abigail slept threw most of the day.

Grady finally crashed

Grady watching the Parade

Mickey & Minne ice staking on their float

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Abigail is a month old already!

Wow I can't believe Abigail is already over a month old. Where has the time gone and with the holidays the time seems to be going by faster. Grady loves Abigail. He always wants to hold her and lay next to her. When she cry's he wants to rock her. It's so sweet! I just love my kids!!! I can't get enough of them and before I know it they won't want me to hug and kiss them!

Abigail's Announcement

Friday, November 23, 2007


We spent Thanksgiving at Mike's step-brothers. It was a nice relaxing day, the weather was perfect and the food was great! Here are a few photos of the kids...

Grady jumping on the trampoline.

Grady & Ashley (cousin) getting firewood
Grady & Ashley posing
Abigail in her Turkey Shirt

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Abigail's Photo Shoot!

So I set up a photos studio in Abigail's Room and took a bunch of pictures of her. I tried to get some of Grady but he wasn't having it. She was about 2 weeks old and probably about 10 lbs. So here are some of my favorites...

Look at the rolls on my chunky monkey!!! I love it!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Abigail Grace

Ok so I am a little late with the announcement but better than never. Abigail Grace made her apperence into the world at 7:46 pm on Oct. 27th. Weighting 8 lbs 10 oz and 19 inches (which I think was wrong since she is now 21 inches) My water broke at 1:45 pm on the 27th. my whole birth story will have to come another day when I have more time. But here are a few pictures of her in her first week of life.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Halloween Pictures

Grady out Trick or Treating

Grady & Abigail

Buddy's Cosutme

Grady at the Pumpkin Patch
Petting Zoo with Grandma & Grandpa
Riding the Horse at the Pumpkin Patch