Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Day 2009

On Christmas morning we woke up to Payton taking her first fall out of her big girl bed and hitting her head on the dial to the vent on the floor. Poor thing. She wouldn't go back to sleep so around 6AM we let her wake Addi up to unwrap presents. Addi got her beloved Nintendo DS from Les and I and the big doll house she had been wanting from Santa along with many other things like a snuggie and Hannah Montana bedding and curtains. Payton got a Fur Real Friends Kitty, a Preschool Tinkerbell Scooter and Tinkerbell bedding and curtains for her newly redone room. I was lucky enough for Santa to bring me an external flash for my camera! I promise the pictures on this blog will be better from now on because of that! I also got a cupcake cookbook from Les, a Hannah Montana CD from Addi (LOL) and new towels from Payton. Les got a new tool set, a saw from my parents and a larger deep fat fryer that he had been wanting from his mom. Looking back at all this and realizing that this list is just a small portion of the gift list all I have to say is.........WE ARE SPOILED!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We had a great time with both of our families and at our own home with the girls over the long holiday weekend. We managed to break this year's gingerbread house and had to get another set to replace the roof. Les and I were laughing so hard that we couldn't even try to fix it. We made yummy sugar cookies for Santa and took candles to Quinn's gravesite on Christmas Eve. So many great memories have been had. I would be very optimistic if I said that 2010 could be any better!

Ward Party

Addi was asked to be the donkey for the nativity scene at the ward party. So silly, but she loved it.

Addi on "Cowboy Santa's" lap. Payton loved Santa this year, but would not sit on his lap.

Batty Xmas Party

Just a few of my favorite pictures from this years Batty family Christmas Party we had at my parent's church building. We had good food and a lot of fun. It was so good to see everyone!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Dance Program

Addi had her Christmas dance program last Thursday. We had fun watching her even though it was really short. Payton is getting impatient waiting until she is big enough to go to dance. She was copying the moves the girls made. We let her dance around once everyone was gone. I love being their mom!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Turning 2

Payton turned two on Monday. We had a party for her and for my nephew Weston on Sunday. This is the Elmo cake I made (by myself-I was so proud). She was so cute and excited to have a birthday party. Les and I bought her a big girl bed and dresser for her room. I am amazed at how well she has slept in the new bed. I think she likes to have the extra room cause this morning we found her with her legs completely off the bed, but she was sleeping awfully deep. Seems like a year ago that Addi went through this.