Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Avery's Christmas Program

Avery had her preschool Christmas program again this year.  They always do such a great job!  I had to apologize to one of the mothers of another little girl that Avery stood behind on stage.  Avery has picked up a sort of gotten a nervous/bored habit of picking her nose so I'm pretty sure every other picture that the mom  took of her own daughter probably had sweet Avery in the background digging for gold...
finger in her mouth this shot...

With some of her classmates!  Macy, Wyatt, Sophia, Lily, Jonah, Emma, Avery, Kaylin

My sweet girl!

Visit to see Santa

As if moving into our house 3 days before Christmas wasn't stressful enough, the flu was running rampant at Kendall's school the week before the break. I had so much to do and just prayed she didn't get sick.  Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeell....she did.  I still hadn't finished my Christmas shopping, we had Avery's Christmas program, a house that was in its final push of finishes and an apartment to pack up.  Oh my!  So long story short, despite getting the flu shot - she got the same flu she was vaccinated against!!!!  So she was home 4 out of 5 days.  Amazon Prime WAS MY BEST FRIEND that week.  Got all of my Christmas shopping completely done online!  And thankfully - SOMEHOW, none of the rest of us got the flu which was a miracle in itself.  Mike and I had colds but no fever.

I will say that for her having the flu, she barely had a fever (my opinion is that having been vaccinated significantly helped lessen the symptoms) and she was running around like normal on Tylenol so after 3 days of being home, we went to see Santa!!!!!  Bass Pro Shop is our favorite place to go.  The particular day we went we got the ho-hum Santa (the good one is probably only there at peak times) but the girls didn't care.  We love their set up and there are other fun things to do.  And best thing ever is that there is never a line!

Dear Santa:
What language do you speak? Do you know Frisbee?  He is my elf.  Frisbee is really fun!
Love, Kendall Hurlbut

Ready for their hunting licenses!

Christmas 2012

We have had an incredibly busy month. Kendall's birthday, moving into the house and Christmas.  I'm not sure how but we survived!  Christmas Eve we spent with Mike's family (I'll have to post pictures later - they are on my iPhone) but Christmas Day was spent just us.  It was a nice relaxing day.   The girls got all they wanted and more.  A karaoke machine, Wii Kids Dance Revolution, Stompees (slippers), Dream Lites, clothes, Avery got her Dora stable, Kendall got a real Bible and some fun stocking stuffers of course.

Kendall even wrote Santa a thank you note (completely on her own!). I have to include that here too before we mail it to him.  The girls sang and danced their hearts out all day long.

Kendall and Sandy (the crazy Fur-Real dog) she got from Mike's brother.  That thing is ANNOYING but at least it has an OFF switch!
Avery finishing up the 3D house puzzle from Aunt Michelle

Mr. Good-for-Nuthin'

Before the craziness begins

Yep, bribed them for one good picture before opening presents

Dora Stable "I wanted this my whole life!"
  Oh what I went through to get this helmet!!!!
Daddy's collectible Aggie Helmet (in the new matte finish just like the players!)

The chaos!

Monday, December 31, 2012

Kendall is 7!

Kendall turned 7 on December 13th.  I can't believe how much older she looks compared to last year! I try to take a picture of her every morning on her birthday but she was so excited that she woke up SUPER early and we were still in the apartment at that time and it was dark so I couldn't make her go back to her bed and risk waking up Avery.  So alas, we took her picture on the couch.
7 years old!
This was last year (age 6)

I joined her for lunch at school and took her McDonalds
Skates for her birthday!
Family dinner anywhere she wanted - Chuck E Cheese of course!  Luckily it wasn't too crowded on a Thursday night.

 For her party we decided just to do a little party with her friends Allyson and Kate BUT the flu was running rampant at the school and poor little Kate was just so sick she couldn't go.  So it was just Kendall, Allyson and Avery but we had a great time anyway.  We gave Kendall skates for her birthday and so we tried them out at the local skating rink!  Even Avery got to skate for the first time and she's a natural.  She didn't even want to use the skate walker most of the time.  

They wouldn't  let us bring food into the skating rink (even though it was just donuts) so we took them back to the apartment!

Family Gender Reveal!

Mike and I found out on December 11th if this baby is a boy or girl so to surprise the girls we decided to do our own little gender reveal party with balloons in a box.  They loved it of course, although honestly I'm pretty sure that they were more excited about getting balloons.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Couple of pictures in celebration of le bebe

Here she is!  From stormtrooper (first ultrasound snapshot) to real human form!!!!  

Both girls new we were having the ultrasound today and of course, Avery forgot... but not Kendall!  As soon as I picked her up from school she wanted to know if the baby is a boy or girl.  I wanted to tell her right away of course but Mike wanted in on the fun so I told her she had to wait until Daddy got home.  Excruciating!!!!  
To tell them we decided to have our own little gender reveal party since I knew the girls would enjoy it.  I put some purple and pink balloons into a box and told them that whatever color is in the box will tell us what we are having!  They ate it up.  Although I'm pretty sure their first reaction of excitement was just at getting balloons. 

Baby Girl Numero Tres

Here's a video of the ultrasound!  We never had with either Avery or Kendall and it was so neat to be able to show the girls.  They could both easily spot the spine and legs, head, nose...hopefully you can see it too.  There isn't any sound but you will get the drift.  She's a healthy little girl and right on track as far as size at 20 weeks 2 days.  We are incredibly blessed and thankful beyond belief for our 3rd little blessing!

Names?  No idea.  We'll let you know.