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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas!

We've already had so much fun with Christmas. We decorated the house BEFORE Thanksgiving this year, which is for sure the earliest we've ever done it. The kids were so excited about it. :)We were also very fortunate to get Matt's mom's piano passed down to us! We are all so excited to have a piano in the house and Cole can already play his first song- Mary Had a Little Lamb!

On Thanksgiving we were all healthy and able to enjoy the holiday with family! It was a great day.

The day after Thanksgiving was cookie baking day at Aunt Sandy's house! We baked cookies all day and had so much fun. The kids really got into it this year.

We also helped Grandma and Grandpa Case decorate their Christmas tree.

We also went to the mall to see Santa!! Both kids were very excited and Rylie promised she wouldn't cry. She was hesitant, and only stood next to him, but it's improvement from last year!

This year the DeRusha Christmas party was at our house. It ended up being the day after a blizzard- my FIRST blizzard ever- but almost everyone still made it here.

The rest of the time we've been keeping busy making cookies, watching Christmas movies, and playing in the snow! Rylie has also started writing her name! It's so hard to believe that both kids are so grown up already! Seems like we were just celebrating their first Christmas'.

Oh, one last thing. Cole had a Christmas program at school which was SO cute! He sang a few songs and was so proud :)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Cute Little Giveaway!

I just entered a giveaway on neat little blog I found. They have some really cute stuff, lots of reviews and many many giveaways! Check it out. I entered this one. Cole and Rylie would LOVE these cupcake pets!!


Thursday, November 4, 2010


At preschool, Cole had a Pumpkin party where he was able to dress up in his shark costume. I volunteered to help with the party, so Rylie was able to attend it too.

Carving pumpkins!

Making cut out cookies! The kids LOVE this!
Trick or treating with Grandma and Grandpa Case and Aunt Jayda.

Rylie is 3!

It's hard to believe that 3 years has passed since Rylie was born. She's already a kid in every way. She is still that same personality that we met when she was born though. So strong, serious, but silly at the same time. I'm so lucky to have such great kids.

On her birthday we took our time waking up. Rylie, Daddy, and Cole hung out in bed watching Woody Woodpecker cartoons on Matt's laptop. Once we were up and dressed we got things ready for her party. She was so excited for all her "friends" to come over. No we didn't have a friend party for her yet, just family, but she loved it. The theme was "My Little Pony." I purchased an iron on decal for her shirt and made her a tutu and matching hair puff balls. It was amazingly cute on her. She makes just about anything cute though. Amanda made her a Pony cake that was beautiful and delicious. She was spoiled with many many gifts from the whole family. Thanks to everyone that came!