I forgot to explain the first set of pics I posted. The girls made a snowman, the snow had a hard time sticking. We made sugar cookies which the girls decorated and we went and visited some widows, older couples and friends to sing carols to them and give them cookies. It was fun! These next pics are some of the girls opening their presents. Notice the theme, dolls!
This is the year of the dolls! Everyone wanted a doll this year or at least they got one. We have 8 kids at our house now instead of 4! The girls actually slept in till 8:30 this morning. Kauai made his famous Cinnamon roll wreath and I made breakfast shish kabobs that had chunks of sweet italian sausage, red pepper, yellow pepper cubes and pineapple. everything was great!
Her new nickname. Zara makes it sound like begga boo, which makes me laugh. This was at thanksgiving at Nessa's house. She was having fun hanging out in her stroller. She is a great baby. She loves to eat and sleep!
She is starting to talk. Today I was singing "teach me to walk in the light of his love". She told me, "no momma sing Jesus". She had decided she did not want to hear me sing and not a jesus song either. Silly girl. She uses her name when she talks too, like "Zara want some, or Zara go walk?" I will have to share some funny things that she says. Her hair is as straight as can be which is so bizarre! Grandma cut it last month and it looks great in a bobb style.
Ella had her first swim meet of the year in Prescott. She got first in backstroke 25. She got a second, 4th and 6th place in other events. She said she had a great time. She has enjoyed doing swim team this fall, she was not sure if she would like it but decided to go ahead with it. I am so glad she did. She tried out for the team and was put on a team with 9 and 10 year olds. She has really been able to improve. Her coach says she really tries and makes so much effort at practice. She does get really cold getting out of the pool afterwards! We have an outdoor heated pool at the community center. She had her second meet last week. She got 2 first places, freestyle 50, backstroke 25. 2nd in breastroke 25 and 4th in freestyle 25.