Daily Archives: February 23, 2009

Ice Skating!

Alex took Ice Hockey almost every semester he was at BYU so he loves ice skating!  I myself am horrible at it, so I usually let Alex pull me around the rink a few times and then I sit and watch him speed around everyone!  This year we went as a family and invited another family from the ward to go too.  All the kids had a really fun time!

This time I had the perfect excuse to just watch (seeing as I was only 2 weeks postpartum). So Alex asked Emmy if she wanted to be his skating partner and she did!  Alex took her around a couple times and she did great!  She was very focused the whole time and we worried if she was having fun, but as soon as she sat down afterward she told me how great it was and was just beaming that she had done it!  Good job Emmy!

Alex, Christina and Annah helping Emmy skate!

Here she comes…

She had a giant smile on her face and someone walked in front of me right when I snapped the picture…so this is the best one I got!  But she is cute all bundled up even without the smile! Alex looks pretty darn cute in the picture too!  What a fun Daddy!

Here’s the whole crew!  Christian kept Emmy and me company on the bench while we drank hot chocolate!

Fun with the Givens/Bakers!

Beth and Nathan got to stay the entire week between Christmas and New Year’s so Emmy and Kaylee got to play with their cousins a lot!  We had a lot of fun and here are the pictures to prove it!

The day after Christmas we got together to watch Wall-E.  Emmy finally decided it was okay to share her new Dora chair so here is Josh relaxing while watching the movie.

Kaylee being cute in her little bonnet!

Here’s all the kids playing Mario Kart Wii! It was fun having so many people to play with because I always beat Alex…so I was ready for a challenge! 🙂 (that’s just to see if he’s reading the blog)

Here’s Alex and Logan boxing.  Hey Logan, pick on someone your own size!

Even Kaylee got in on the Wii action!  She is so good she can play with her eyes shut!

Josh and Emmy hard at work!

“Hello Josh, it’s me Emmy!  How is your side of the step?”  This was funny to watch because Nathan has a nice blackberry from work and Emmy kept trading Josh our old cell phone for the new blackberry.   She loves to be accessorized with the latest technology!  Just imagine when she is a teenager!  Sheesh!

Emmy sneaking a peek at Kaylee over Daddy’s shoulder

Alex’s friend Albert was in town for the holidays and so everyone went out to eat at the China Moon!  Emmy had the flu so we didn’t get to go!  But they all had fun and got to eat delicious food!

I got Emmy this basketball hoop at the big resale they have in Los Alamos every year and it was a big hit at Christmas!  Someone even taught Emmy to say “SLAM DUNK”.

Logan and Emmy rocking out with Emmy’s new Hannah Montana microphone from Grandma Baker!


Another mom in our ward has two girls who are the same distance apart as Emmy and Kaylee so she lent us these matching Christmas dresses that her girls used to wear!  They were so cute and I was worried they wouldn’t get a chance to wear them to church (since Kaylee was born so close to Christmas).  So I had Annah and Christina do a photo shoot with them.  We did end up making it to church the week after Christmas so they did get to wear them for all to see!!

Emmy and Kaylee learning how to be sisters from two professional sisters!  Aunt Annah and Aunt Christina!


Emmy and Grandma.  Emmy has a sneaky look on her face…

Kaylee and Grandma Layman

Let me just rearrange these for you mom…

“Santa Claus is Coming to Town” and “Frosty the Snowman” are her two favorite Christmas songs.  During the week Kaylee was born she made my mom and Christian watch Frosty about 50 times and would look out the window and call “Frosty, where are you??”  And on occasion she still makes us sing the “Santa Claus to Town” song for her at bedtime!