Thursday, July 31, 2014


SOO…. I had this written BEFORE she turned 3 so that I could post in on her actual birthday… here we are, a week later----BUT, we have been filling our days to the brim with fun adventures, so I will allow my lazy self some slack.

There is no denying that we LOVE this little girl!! She brings the perfect amount of sass to our family! We took video of us interviewing her, so I will post that when I can figure out how to do it. She is just the darn cutest little 3 year old I ever did see!
Here are the top 10 things we love about Stori Rose

#1 She is always up for a good cuddle
#2 She loves her Syvlie June bug and is very protective of her.
#3 She's spunky, she's spicey, she's crazy, and she's just flat out fun!
#4 She sings all the live long day!
#5 She plays the game, "What's that one show" and we have to guess what movie she's quoting.
#6 She is an amazing sleeper! Still sleeps in her crib! (until maybe now-she got a big girl princess bed for her bday)
#7 She's a smart little red head with a memory that shocks us daily.
#8 She is very particular about her clothes, and always has been! She will dress as a princess as often as she can.
#9 She is always debating which parent is the favorite---but you can guess which one she is most consistent with, right? ME!
#10 Dan loves that she is always asking him to build stuff with her. Tall towers, big castles, and the millennium falcon seem to be her favorites.
#11 BONUS--- She loves shopping at ROSS, DI, TJ's, and Target. I think we'll have some amazing mother/daughter shopping trips in our future! Right now it's mainly just about the toys and dresses.

Interview questions: (like I said, I will post all of her answers when I figure out how to)
What's your name?
How old are you?
When's your birthday?
When's Sylvie's birthday?
What do you want to do on your birthday?
Favorite color?
Favorite toy?
What's your favorite animal?
How many brothers and sisters do you want?
What's your favorite thing to do with Daddy?
What's your favorite thing to do with Mommy?
What is your favorite food?
Favorite movie?
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Favorite book?
Who is your favorite person in the whole world?
Who is your best friend?
Favorite snack?
What do you learn about in Nursery?
What is your favorite outfit?
Favorite song?
Favorite flavor of ice cream?
Born BDAY!

1st BDAY

nope, this is NOT Sylvie…looks exactly like her though 
2nd BDAY!

3rd BDAY!
Started the day out right with some splash pad/playground action!

 just a bunch of gingers

snacking on some popcorn. A favorite of hers
Pony rides. A request I have been hearing about for the last year. She LOVED every minute of it! Almost as much as Sylvie did! ;)

crying because she had to get off the horse...

nervous tongue! 

Found this adorable bed on a garage sale page, and now this little princess has finally graduated from her crib! It was a huge success!

ya, pepperoni pizza for dinner for sure!
Since my little sweet stuffs doesn't like sweet stuffs (cakes, cookies, candy, etc) I made her cake out of the one sweet she kinda likes. Colored marshmallows! Also a huge hit!

We sure love this munchkin pie!! 

P.S. Stori was stung by a hornet 3 times on her left hand the day after her birthday. It was pretty devastating. She still talks about "that time I tried to grab that bee and it really hurt me. It wants to go home to his family and hurt me."

Monday, July 14, 2014

With all this sickness going around...

I thought I would just add to it and do a big throw-up of pictures… so here are a few pics of the last few weeks and months here in Idaho with family & friends. It feels good to get these all posted. Just as it feels good after an actual thow-up. OK that's too much… just scroll.

finally able to ride the bike by herself! 
"helping" granny in the yard
baby legs...
off to see the new baby horse at Lynne's house
Lewisville=perfect place to walk/run/ride
Face painting at Texas Roadhouse
circus folk
good luck finding Stori in this photo 
methinks he has a crush on her

Forgot the kids swimming suits, so they stripped down to the most appropriate level and went for it. After this they ended up in 2 of my t-shirts that I found in the car! Parent of the Year right here
Kristie's 40th dinner at Cafe Rio 
ALL 7 siblings floated the river (with many many children as well)
Aren't cousins just the greatest?

Got there just in time to see them take the baby penguins for walks
matching with the zoo animals
she literally wanted to spend the whole time here
and when I took her away from the lion she cried. So Sylvie consoled her

the ONLY picture we took on the 4th of July
Mesa Falls with Nick and Joe. Stori has a special gift and can always tell who is who.
Rigby fireworks from the back of our car. Complete with Frosty's and popcorn
Porter Park with the Tracen and Melissa, Sylvie, Stori, Elouise, and Grover

I feel the love 
Creepiest photo EVER TAKEN!
Memorial Day in Star Valley