Monday, May 28, 2012

Sprinkled with Love Baby Blessing

Alesha also had an adorable baby baby, Drake. Alesha wanted to do something special for the blessing and I suggested "Sprinkled with Love". It was simple but made a statement. We stuck to the color scheme of blue, orange and gray; and tried to use sprinkles as much as we could. 

Spinkled Rice Krispie Treats

 Sprinkled Sugar Cookies

These were the biggest hit with the kids

Tortellini Skewers

Delicious and yummy food

We used a Spinkled with Love banner and a paper circle garland

One of the favorites

We used orange and blue tablecloths

Centerpiece- we used confetti to sprinkle on the tables

Water bottles

Hungry Caterpillar Birthday Party

Dusty's cousin Alesha, that I just love, had a birthday party and a baby blessing that she was doing and when she asked for some help, I agreed! I loved working with her. She had awesome ideas and was as excited as I was to plan the party. Her daughter Astella was turning 2 and had really been into The Very Hunger Caterpillar. It was a perfect theme for the party.  

The Caterpillar Cake

Happy Birthday Astella Banner

The food table. I loved the hanging lantern caterpillar

Cute food tags. We tried to have most of the food that the caterpillar ate


There was a big caterpillar head made of cardboard, and Alesha found some bean bags on etsy that had the food from the book. The kids loved tossing the bean bags. This is Kinley and the birthday girl, Astella

Astella and Grandma Norma

She was ready to blow out the candles and have a piece of cake. 
Don't you just the love shirt! 

Ducks and Playgrounds

We have loved exploring our new area. It has been a lot of fun and Kinley is loving every minute of it. I am still working on getting the house put together so I will get pictures posted of the inside when I am done. 

Kinley and Dusty feeding the ducks and geese. 
They completely freaked me out and I felt like the were circling us. Dusty and Kinley were laughing at me, but Harley was just as scared as I was. 

 Kinley really got into throwing the bread
 We have a nice playground right by us and we like to go for walks and play over there. When Grammy came to visit, we took her over to play

While Dusty was gone for another training (so glad that those are over!) Kinley and I went to Idaho for the week to hang out with Tia and the kids because Matt was gone too. It was the perfect week to go; Kira had a school program and a dance recital, and Trae had his kindergarten graduation and a soccer game. We stayed busy and had a lot of fun. 

Kinley, Dax and Tia swinging

Kinley loved riding bikes. Every time we got back to the house, she wanted outside to ride bikes

the kids watching a movie before bed

Kinley and I at Trae's graduation

Me and Tia

Fried Ice Cream from Melina's haven't had that in almost 8 years

Kira and Kinley watching Trae play soccer

Big Changes

Over the last month, our life has been full of big changes. Dusty got a new job, and we moved up to Salt Lake County. With Dusty's new job he was gone the whole week to Denver before we moved. So I was in charge of getting everything packed and ready to go so we could move the day he got back. I got some great help; my mom came up and watched Kinley so I could get something done, and Chandi came and helped me pack. They were awesome. 
Before we moved, we had to have a garage sale to get rid of all the stuff that we had accumulated. Jeff and Kitani were also moving, so they joined in the garage sale and so did Chandi. We had a really good turn out. And it was lots of fun. 
Dusty and Cort hanging out

Kinley helping Dusty with yard work one last time before we moved

I love love love this picture of Kitani and Cort. She looks gorgeous and he is so cuddly!

The boxes and moving truck were ready to go for Dusty
Thanks everyone who helped us move

Kinley Catch Up

Kinley has been growing up very fast! She is still so sweet, and her personality just keeps growing. She loves to have an opinion, to give you loves, using her imagination, and playing outside

Kinley and her best buddy, Harley

The dirt is her best friend


Easter in Las Vegas

We made it down to Las Vegas for Easter this year. Steve got baptized and we went down to be part of the weekend. It was a great way to spend Easter. 
This was the only picture I got of Kinley in her Easter dress

Kinley snuggling with Steve

Steve, Mom, Dusty and Hollie with delicious dessert

Kinley looking for her Easter basket

Family Pic - I love Kinley's belly in this picture

Big Cheese in her new Minnie jammies