Sunday, December 14, 2008

Four Birthdays!

Our little girl is 4 years old! It is so true when people tell you that they grow up so fast! If seems like just yesterday when Kaylee was Makenna's size rolling around on the floor! Kaylee has been such a light and joy in our lives and we feel so lucky to have her sweet and spunky little spirit in our home. Kaylee was so excited for her birthday this year (she actually has been talking about what she wants for her birthday since last year's birthday!). As the time for birthday got closer Kaylee had narrowed down her list to three items that she reminded us of frequently. She wanted a pink scooter, a pony, and a computer like Nessa and Nicole (aka- a nintendo DS). We had decided that since we were heading back to Utah for Thanksgiving we would make a circle and catch all the grandparents and family on the way. We decided to leave on November 15th two days before Kaylee's birthday. Before we left we decided to do our birthday shopping for Kaylee and wrap the presents to take. Dan did a very good job of going out and finding the things on Kaylee's list and my job was to wrap them. Well, not only was Kaylee super excited about her birthday and going on a big trip to visit all her Nanas and Papas, now her excitement was hightened 110% when daddy came home sneaking up the stairs with a bunch of shopping bags. Dan told Kaylee she had to stay on the stairs and not peek while we were getting her presents ready. She did so for about two seconds and then every time we looked out the bedroom door she had creeped a little bit closer towards the door. I was wrapping and Dan decided to take out the DS to check it out and plug it in so that it would be charged. Now, the sound is not lound on these things but Kaylee had creeped all the way up to the other side of the bedroom door. When Dan opened the door to bring some of the wrapped presents out Kaylee asked, "Daddy, why are you playing with my new computer in there?" Dan answered, "No, why do you think that?" Kaylee gave him the cutest look and said, "Dad, I can hear you in there playing with my new computer!" Dan looked at me and we both just started laughing. We then decided that since we had a nice 10 hour drive ahead of us anyway, we would have out own little birthday party at home before we left. We gave Kaylee her pink DS and Hannah Montana game. She was so excited and it was the best decision we made as she played with that DS for almost the entire 10 hour trip! This was birthday party number one.

On to birthday number two! The first stop on our trip was to Nana K's house in Portland. We were here on Kaylee's actual birthday, November 17th. We had such a wonderful party with Nana K and Papa Greg. Along with our presents Nana and Papa took care of the pony stuff on Kaylee's list. She got so much my little pony stuff she didn't know what to do! Also at her party were Uncle David, Aunt Kelli, cousin Tyson, Aunt Lindsey, and Grandma Davis.

Dan, David, and Tyson

Kenna was very excited to meet her cousin Tyson for the first time. Tyson was also very intrigued with this new little person in his Nana's house!

Kaylee with all her presents!

Makenna was happy just being there and having her keys to suck on!

Kaylee loved her yummy birthday cake. She had to make sure she got the one with the pink flower and the most frosting!

Next we headed to Sisters, OR for birthday number three! We had a wonderful stay with Bruce, Terri, and Grandma Tope. While at Grandma Tope's one night for dinner Kaylee was so excited to see a deer roaming around outside. We couldn't believe it when Dan took her out there and the deer came right up to them! Kaylee thought this was so cool.

Our two cute little girls playing together. Kenna just loves listening to and watching Kaylee's every move. When she is crying Kaylee will go up and start singing "Twinkle Twinkle" to her. Kenna will immediately stop crying and just look up at Kaylee in wonder. It is so cute to see them together as Kaylee loves being the big sister and Kenna already looks up to her so much.

Makenna got this adorable hat from Nanna Kemp while we were there. I just had to take a picture of her in it. Isn't she the cutest?!

We all bundled up and headed out for a short walk over to see Nana's horses. Kaylee loves to be outside and had a great time running, jumping, and being the leader of our little excursion.

Nana Kemp with her beautiful horse.

Kaylee loved the horses. Nana even let her sit on one of them for a minute. Kaylee was in heaven!

On the last night of our stay here we had the big birthday party number three! Kaylee got some fun presents including a giant coloring book, Sleeping Beauty, a beautiful new church dress, and of course princess pajamas for our little princess!

Grandma Tope came for the party. We were glad to have been able to spend some time with her while we were there.

Kaylee thanking here Nana and Papa. They made her birthday number three so special.

Showing off the PJ's!

After leaving Sisters we headed back to Salt Lake for birthday number four! Kaylee is starting to think that you get as mant birthdays as how old you are! That would be kind of fun- I could deal with 26 birthdays!

At Nana and Papa McMillan's we had a Tinker Bell party! Kaylee was so excited for her birthday here and got some really fun toys she had been wanting like littlest pet shop and Tinker Bell.

Kaylee was in heaven being back with her two favorite people- Aunt Janessa and Aunt Nicole!

Make a Wish! (like Kaylee had anything else to wish for after four birthdays! :-)

Kaylee's favorite part of here cake was the Tinker Bell rings. One for every finger!

Best Buddies! Kaylee and Daddy.

Makenna was excited to be back in Utah as well. She is growing up so fast. She just celebrated her 5 month birthday. It is amazing how much she is learning and changing every day. She can now roll over and loves to play with her little toys, especially any of them that make noise. She will coo and laugh at you with the cutest smile that just makes your heart melt. She especially loves talking to Kaylee. Her and Kaylee will sit and talk/coo at eachother for hours. They are so cute together! They are going to be best friends, they already are. Kenna is a very calm and happy baby and we just love her so much!