Wednesday, April 28, 2010

i heart ... olivia




i have a new niece!
olivia
isn't she beautiful?!

you would just die if you could feel her hair!
like feathers!
the softest thing in the history of the world!


natalie & olivia
natalie was beyond excited to see olivia for the first time.
she is already such a good big sister to paulina.


paulina


unfortunately i don't have a picture of paulina with olivia.
paulina was more interested in another aunt's french fries
than she was in her new sister.










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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

i heart ... girls' days

every time shelby visits,
i'm like, "so what do you wanna do?"
and this time she said,
"i wanna have a girls' day!"

duh! why don't we do this every time she comes?

so first we went to lunch at tia rosa's. brennan, sierra & shelby




i usually get the salmon tacos,
but this time i tried the salmon enchiladas with avocado sauce.
oh my gosh it was so good!
and definitely better than it looks in this picture!
next stop,
scottsdale fashion square.

look!  brennan and Shelby match the
 tory burch storefront.

we were all in love with this trench coat!
i wish you could see better the ruffles at the bottom.
we even had to go back to burberry to admire it a little more!
(and look! there's hermione!)

and we couldn't go to fashion square
without going to
sprinkles!

next, brennan thought it would be fun to go to the
mesa arts center.
but first we picked up thomas.
he loves that place!





it's a great place for baby exercise.




translating for thomas,
"mmm... this reclaimed sewer water is so yummy!"




what's really sad is that i had never noticed
these wind chimes before.
i guess that's because the wind never blows here.
but it was blowing this day and i was so in love with these!





the end.















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Saturday, April 10, 2010

i heart ... easter



this easter was the best ever!

for two reasons:

#1 stephanie's family came
#2 general conference

on the thursday before easter
stephanie called to say they were coming from utah for spring break.
they wanted to get out of the cold and come some place warm.

yay!

so,
first we watched conference...


then between sessions we ate outside with the orange blossoms...

then we had an easter egg hunt...


for dessert we had these cute cupcakes
that brennan and shelby helped me decorate.
unfortunately they weren't as good as they looked.
how sad!



after conference we went to visit our grandmothers.
first stop was nana's house
where i saw natalie & paulina in their easter dresses...


and where paulina & thomas played "kissing cousins"...


and samuel entertained everyone with "ode to joy" on the piano...

and samuel and natalie showed off their reading skills!



next stop was grandma's house
where samuel entertained us with, what else -
"ode to joy"!
he's a pro at that one!


and finally, we went for a walk around the temple!



and that was my perfect, best ever easter!









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