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Lil’ Leprechauns

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!  We were packing for our trip all day but we did manage to squeeze some green in!  Here are the pics!


Emmy and Kaylee posing for pictures!  There are a ton of cute ones…but I think this is my favorite!  The rest should be in our picasa gallery if you want to check it out! Aren’t they cutie pies!  Thanks  to my mom for the cute new outfits!


Kaylee has started rolling all over the place.  Not like tummy to back (although she is getting pretty darn close) but she can kick herself around so that her head is pointing in another direction!


Here’s cute little Kaylee in her outfit from Grandma Layman!  She was such a happy girl today I couldn’t decide which picture to choose! Green is definitely her color!


Emmy working on some St. Patrick’s day coloring pages!  (This was a fun activity and gave mom some time to pack her bag for the car!)


Pancakes and eggs are a great meal to make when you have a busy day!  I had a presidency meeting tonight so breakfast was a great dinner and it was easy to turn green. Plus emmy loves the book green eggs and ham…so she thought green eggs were awesome!  I think they looked weird (thus the no pictures). This was my best attempt at a pancake clover.  I only made two and then did the rest in circles!  That’s all for now!  Check back soon for Arizona pics!!

Happy Pi day!!

So as many of you know Saturday was also Pi day!  (March 14th…or 3/14…or 3.14….get it?)  Unfortunately with all the crazy fort building going on here we forgot to make our pie!! So we celebrated Sunday with a yummy chocolate chip pie! Plus Grandpa Layman comes over for Sunday dinner so he got to enjoy some pie too. I had never made it before but it was in the Official Nestle Cookbook…so you know it’s gotta be good!

It’s basically like a really gooey chocolate chip cookie in a pie crust.  You serve it warm with ice cream.

Emmy liked it so much she ate it with her hands!  Usually I would step in…but after all it was Pi day!

Emmy blowing chocolate kisses to her adoring public!

Alex and Kaylee getting ready to eat some pie!

Saturday Morning Fun!!

So on Saturday’s Alex and I take turns sleeping in.  This Saturday Alex let me sleep in and then I got up with the girls and he took a nap.   Emmy wanted to watch a movie in our bed so Alex went and took his nap in Emmy’s room.  While we were watching the movie Emmy kept making a tent for her dolls with the comforter.  So using my leg as a tent pole I made a tent for her and I with the comforter!  Then we decided to make an all out fort using mom and dad’s bedding!  So here are the before and afters!

We started with just a boring old bedroom…

and transformed it into a totally AWESOME fort! 🙂

Then we went and woke dad up to come see!  He wasn’t super thrilled about getting up but he had a lot of fun in the tent with Emmy!

Two expert fort builders! (Please keep in mind this was a Saturday so I hadn’t showered yet or anything! haha)

Emmy wanted to take a picture!  She’s getting a lot better!  This one actually had both of us in it!  We usually get just an arm or an extreme closeup of an eye or something!  Good work Emmy!

Emmy leading the way in!

Just making a few minor repairs to the roof!

As you can see we used  Kaylee’s crib to hold up part of the fort.   She was completely out the entire time!  What a sweetie!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

We had a pretty low key Valentine’s day this year!  One of Alex’s presents was sleeping in so I played with the girls downstairs in the morning.   Our ward did secret valentine’s families this year.  So that afternoon we got our present together and ran it over to our secret family.  Afterward we had our usual v-day meal: Baked linguini, rolls, triple chocolate bundt cake, and some kind of drink in fancy glasses.  Emmy really liked the fancy glasses!

Here are the Valentine’s outfits my mom sent the girls!  Emmy wasn’t really in a picture taking mood so this is the best one we got!  Can you believe Kaylee is wearing a  6 month outfit!  She is growing so fast!

Emmy and Daddy on their dinner date!

Our lovely meal!

I promise we are only  drinking juice!  I thought this picture was funny!


Here’s a pic of the cake!  Alex has it every father’s day, birthday, anniversary and Valentine’s day.  Emmy got some strawberry shortcake stickers and magnets (complements of the Target dollar section).  Alex got some silly golf balls and headphones (so he can have quiet while he does his studying)…and that little piece of paper is for me.  It’s an hour back massage in town!!! I am so excited!