Daily Archives: January 17, 2010

Ice Skating

The Elder’s quorum had an ice skating activity.  This is one of Alex’s favorites since he is a good skater.  I am not so much so I was the self-appointed photographer!  Emmy loves skating too and she even took a few steps by herself this time!

Here’s Emmy and Daddy skating!  Look at the smile…she was so proud of herself!

Here’s a good one of Alex’s smile…he is so proud of himself! 🙂

After Alex and Emmy skated in the same direction for awhile Alex turned around and held on to Emmy’s hands while she skated toward him!

Then they moved on to one of these walker things for beginning skaters!  Emmy thought it was totally awesome!

Then Emmy needed a quick hot cocoa break so Kaylee got to take a spin around the rink with Daddy!  I think she liked it but was cold!

Here’s Emmy trying it all by herself!  Alex was right next to her in case she fell but she could hold herself up!

She even took a few steps all by herself!

After I took Kaylee home for her nap Alex took the camera out on the ice and got this really cute one of Emmy skating all by herself!  She loved it and they even have a little girl hockey team here in town…Alex can’t wait! 🙂


One day Mid-December we got a ton of snow overnight!  The schools and the lab were closed so we all got to stay home and have a SNOW DAY!  It was very exciting!  Emmy begged all day to build a snowman but it was freezing cold outside.  Finally Mom and Dad caved and we all got our snow gear on and went out in the back yard!  We only lasted about 15 minutes before both girls were ready to come back inside but here are some pics we took of our quick adventure to the arctic!

Here’s Emmy, Dad and Kaylee heading down the stairs.  The wind blew the snow up our porch stairs!  So even on the top stair it is up to Emm’s waist!

I had to bring Kaylee back in for a minute while I grabbed some snow things and she fell over and couldn’t get back up with all her snow gear on!  It was kind of funny to watch and reminded me of the little brother in A Christmas Story (hmmm…i think I referenced this movie in the last post too!).  “I can’t put my arms down”!!  Don’t worry I helped her up right after I took the picture!

Kaylee playing in the snow!  Too cold to smile!

Alex making a snow ball or a snowman’s head…I’m not sure which!

Here is Emmy and her little snowman.  The snow wasn’t very good for packing so this was the best we could do before we all froze to death!  She was very proud of him though!

Mommy trying to make a snow angel in some pretty frozen snow.  It’s not as easy as I make it look here! haha!

A Few December Happenings…

Emmy has had a love/hate relationship with Santa Clause like many other kids her age.  She likes the idea of him and the fact that he brings her presents but she is not so sure about talking to him or getting her picture taken on his lap!  While my mom was visiting over Thanksgiving we went to a few different craft fairs and the fair at the senior center even had Santa!  He was so nice and since there weren’t many children there he came over and talked to Emmy and showed her all the Christmas things around the lobby.  She was so excited that she let us get some pictures and even introduced Santa to Kaylee!  Maybe next year she can help me convince Kaylee to take a picture with Santa!

Here’s Santa showing Emmy all the Christmas ornaments.

Santa and Emmy!!

Emmy also had her face painted at one of the craft fairs!  Emmy loves makeup and things like that so she sat very still for the lady and was smiling the whole time!  The lady asked if she did modeling or something since she was such a natural at getting her face and hair done!  She is such a little diva, that is for sure 🙂

Alex and I took the girls to the light parade they have on Central every year.  It is one of my favorite Los Alamos traditions!

One of the floats was done like Ralphie and A Christmas Story.  Here’s a pic of Ralpie in his bunny pajamas.

Here’s another float that looked pretty neat!

And here’s Kaylee and Grandpa after we got home!  It was pretty cold at the parade so we all had some hot chocolate with dinner!