Friday, October 7, 2011

Welcome Baby Oliver!

On Tuesday I took the kids up to meet their new baby brother - Oliver.  Addy and Owen were in love at first sight!

It was a little unnerving taking photos for a professional photographer but I was pretty pleased with the way they turned out.  I don't know how to do the photoshop magic that Meg does so these are straight out of the camera but I love the expressions of the kids that I was able to catch!

And I made a special banner to welcome baby Oliver home.  I snuck it into their house before they got home from the hospital so it was there to welcome them!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

100 Dresses on TV

The show, 100 Dresses, that Cali is in tours around the Provo/Salt Lake area to different schools and performs.  Today KSL TV showed up at their show to do a story.  As part of their show they are doing a dress drive - collecting dresses for a refuge shelter.  Some of the schools and lots of Relief Societies are participating in the drive.  The school they performed at today collected over 300 dresses and presented them to the cast of the show.

Here is a clip from KSL about it.  Cali is the teacher in the show and is the one wearing glasses.

KSL News Clip

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Aunt Leigh Anne

The last two days I got to play Aunt Leigh Anne.  Jim keeps calling me Grandma Leigh Anne but right now I prefer Aunt Leigh Anne.

My friend Meg went to the hospital on Monday to have her third baby.  I got to play Aunt Leigh Anne to Owen and Addy for two days.  We had lots of fun.

There was lots of Barbie playing going on.

 And  a lot of Lego playing too...

 There was also a little movie watching going on - The Aristocats and Rio as well as a trip to the library for some books and the craft store for some wooden O's to paint for new baby brother Oliver!

 There was pizza for dinner and a game of UNO and then bed time!  After Addy and Owen went to bed I made this cute little banner to welcome baby Oliver home.  Now I just need to sneak it into the house before mommy and baby get home!

Me and My Girls

One of the things I have wanted to do for a while now was to do a mother/daughter photo shoot with the girls.  I figured since Tessa was leaving for college I better get on it!  The times I have both girls at home together now is at a premium.  Fortunately we were able to squeeze it in the last week in August before they headed back to school.

My sweet friend and talented photographer Meg helped us out.  Between the two of us I think we came up with a pretty fun photo shoot.  It was all I had hoped it would be and the pictures made me cry the first time I saw them.

Some friends from church let us take the pictures on their farm.  The lighting was wonderful!

Now it's the boy's turn!