Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving in Utah

For Thanksgiving we decided to go to Utah. My parents met us down there for a visit and Kyle's sister, Maryn and her family live there as well. These are the girls patiently waiting to leave on Wednesday morning. Emma and Mia having a little chat.
If this isn't darling, I don't know what is.

We took the girls to temple square as they had never been there. This is outside of the Beehive House.

The Conference Center.

We also toured the lights on Temple Square the first night they were turned on. It was very busy but beautiful.

We had a wedding reception to go to afterward but wanted our legs to stay warm while we were walking outside, hence the jeans under the dress.

Grandpa was sad to see us leave. Good thing Christmas is less than a month away.

It wa a great trip. Being around family and touring the temple grounds reminded us of the things we are truly grateful for.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Last night we went to the Steelers, Broncos game in Denver. We went with Maja and Jeff McMinn who we were friends with in Pittsburgh but haven't seen in 2 1/2 years. It was such a fun game and great to see the McMinns again. Here is the field. There was lots of action in the game. If you don't follow football the Steelers won, making the night that much sweeter.

There were so many Steelers fans. They have got to be the best fans in the world. I bet it was at least 1/3 Pittsburgh fans. On the way out this was the scene.
Everyone was cheering and singing "Here we go Steelers". I actually think it was more fun than if we had been in 'the burgh' because we made a little Pittsburgh right in the middle of Denver (complete with a guy so drunk that he could barely walk).

Ellie started basketball this year. This is her first game. I couldn't get very good pics but you can see the back of her here. She is number 80.
Some more pics of Mia. She is 3 months old now and as lovely as ever.

We had her weighed the other day and she is in the 95th percentile for weight and the 90th for height. She weighs almost a pound more than her cousin Becka who is six weeks older. We like to make them big.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Mixed Bag

There are a few new things to report on. We did the annual fall farm thing. (Not as cool as the Pittsburgh farms but still fun.) Here we are in the corn maze.
They had a gun that shot corn out using pressurized air. Both girls got a turn shooting the corn.

This is a catapult that shoots pumpkins. If you look very closely you can see the pumpkin in the air. It was fun to watch because it shot them really high and far.

They had a playground of hay. Emma is popping up from a hay tunnel.

Mia is 2 1/2 months old now and growing so fast. I am neglecting to take pictures of her but I wanted to get a few of her expressions. This is her pleasant smile.

Her big cheesy, I am goin to laugh any minute smile.

Her "What the .... " look.

There was a Halloween party at the school on Friday. Here are the kids in their costumes. Emma is a fancy witch.

Ellie is a hobo; previously viewed on this blog as a mystery birthday party costume. (I love it when they want to recycle).

My little Tinkerbell.

All the Lambert ladies together.

The girls with some of their best friends, all who live across the street.

We had Ellie's birthday party. It was held at a rollerskating rink.

Some of the girls had never skated before but it turned out to be really fun.

I really can't believe that my oldest child is nine. I know every mother says that as their children grow up but really, where does the time go? We love having her in our family. She is the best sister to have and adds so much fun and joy in our lives.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Avid for Adventure

This week at the girls' school they had a company called 'Avid for Adventure' come in and set up outdoor activities for the students to do. Yesterday Ellie's grade was outside all day doing the activities. After school parents were allowed to come and watch what the students had been doing and siblings were allowed to try. Emma's class goes today but she tried everything yesterday as well. There was a bike course with obsticles. Emma needed a little help on the big bumps but other than that she did really well.
Here's Ellie going over one of the obstacles. The climbing wall is in the background.

Both of my monkeys did great on the climbing wall.

So close to the top!!
There was a pool for kayaking.
The activities were alot of fun and the girls did great. What a fun school day!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Emma is six!!

Emma had her six year birthday. One of her presents from us was this American girl doll, Felicity. Brooklyn loves her and carries her around all day when Emma is gone. We had a birthday party at Fort Fun. We had pizza, cake, played games and jumped in a jumping castle. Everyone had a great time.

This is the kiddos on the bumper cars.

As you can tell Emma was quite excited about this present. One thing about Emma is that you never have to guess what she is feeling.

One of Emma's gifts was a 'swim to me puppy' that comes with these goggles. Brookie likes them better on her than the puppy.

This is the best I could do to get a smiling picture of Mia. She is a tough nut to crack so even though the lighting isn't good I thought I would post this pic anyway because I was excited that I got any reaction. She is already too cool for Kyle and usually looks away when he is trying to talk to her. Can't wait for the teenage years.