Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The newest Broncos Cheerleader

So Santa brought Kyleigh a Broncos cheerleading outfit and she decided to wear it on Sunday to help her Uncle Shaun root for the Broncos when they played the Chargers. Unfortunatley it still didn't help them out and they lost but she did look pretty cute :) Also, she has officially graduated from the 'army crawl' to actually crawling!! She still does the army crawl once in awhile but not as often anymore - she finally figured out that it would be less work to crawl on all fours.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Baby's First.....

....Christmas was great this year, Grandma and Grandpa Hansen were able to make it out this year for Kyleigh's first Christmas. I don't think we've been able to spend Christmas with them since our first year married which was 8 years ago! There was plenty of snow to go around which added to the atmosphere - It was definately a WHITE Christmas! We have had to shovel/plow at least three times this week already. Kyleigh had fun playing with all of her new toys - but didn't really enjoy 'unwrapping' her presents. She got bored of that real quick! She especially likes her rocking horse. It makes a galloping sound and sings and everytime she's on it she starts to giggle and bounce up and down. Another surprise for Kyleigh (and Me) was that she got her very first rifle - and pink no less - from her Daddy. Bryan's already trying to break her into his hobbies. She was definately spoiled - and we were happy to do so ;)

Here's another picture overload....
Kyleigh telling Santa what she wants for Christmas....she wasn't scared at all (we'll see how it goes Next year)

The fam sporting our traditional Christmas Eve pajamas (Kimber didn't get any this year)

Kyleigh having fun on her rocking horse

Gr. and Gr. Hansen trying to keep track of Kyleigh wanting to get on everything!

Her first Rifle and it's actually a .22 not a pellet gun - needless to say, she'll have to wait a few years to learn how to use it :) (The skirt she's wearing is too big and makes her legs look extra short - the little squirt)

Getting ready to plow the driveway - while tasting the snowflakes

Gr. & Gr. Cook and Sophie came to visit and gave Kyleigh her gift

The 2 kids playing in the snow - it drifted and completely leveled out the steps and pathway to our door.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Oh Boy! We're in for it......

Just this past week Kyleigh has learned to pull herself up onto things and now does it quite well. It all started with a little grunt here and a little groan there as she attempted to get on her knees and pull herself up with the stepstool. But with Kyleigh, I've noticed, once she learns something then that is all that she wants to do. So it went from the little stepstool to the minature bench with Christmas decorations to the fridge! I turn around for one second to grab something and she has scooted her cute little tooshie as fast as she could to the open refrigerator door. I love to see her progress but she definately keeps me on my toes. Not only is the fridge one of her adventures - she has now attempted to scale the bars of the dog kennel (we are dogsitting and the kennel is in one of the corners). Again, I turn around for a brief moment and I hear a shrill scream. I panicked and looked around but what I saw made me laugh. There she was, both hands holding on to the highest point of the cage with one foot through one of the links of the door and the other leg just dangling. She had tried to climb up on it and couldn't get back down so she was stuck just hanging there.
I just happened to have my camera close when she got into the fridge so here are some pictures. I really wish I had a picture of her cage climb!

Standing up to the bench

Here She comes!

'Hmmmm this looks interesting....'

Caught red-handed (or maybe.....red-headed ;) )

Friday, December 5, 2008

Thanksgiving 'OH EIGHT'

I love this time of year!!! Aside from the bitter cold that reliably accompanies Idaho winters this is such a great time. The Holiday's seem to come upon you so quickly when your not ready for them but nonetheless brings a great spirit/feeling (as long as you don't get caught up in the shopping craze - personally I steer clear as much as possible). And, as soon as the snow comes then I can finally get some good use out of my snowboard!! I think I've used it all of 2 times since I got it 2 years ago - Can't wait for that :) Last week I got to eat TWO Thanksgivings!! I think I may have gained 5 pounds but who's counting ;) I think I've got a few more to come anyways with Christmas treats from the neighbors (and yes, that is a request for all of my neighbors reading ;) j/k.....seriously it's NOT) I don't need to eat anymore sweets. My first dinner was spent with my Mom's side of the family with my wonderful Grandpa, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. It was so great to see everyone! I always enjoy getting together with that whole extended family they are all enjoyable and loving people - I have to say that I have a wonderful family (extended and all).

Black Friday was Thanksgiving with Bryan's family. Bryan and his brothers had to work on Thanksgiving so we ate on Friday (and avoided shopping ;) ). We had such a wonderful time - I also love to get together with Bryan's family - he was blessed with a great family too. We hosted the dinner this time and it was my first time cooking the turkey. Needless to say, I was a little nervous - but it was in vain, the turkey turned out pretty good if I don't say so myself! The rest of the day was played our traditional "present game" (a twist on the white elephant game), played 'Rock Band', pool, naps and chatted. It was great!