Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Kelly Pre-Christmas Bash

We had so much fun as usual with the Kellys' celebrating Christmas a little early!
The girls liked all the presents being brought in!I got a snuggie, YAY!

The girls got princess dress up, pretty pretty princess game and princess scooter, aquadoodle, a Dr. kit, Barbie Camper, and Barbie dolls!!
I love this pic of their cousins with Grandpa:
Back to front: Joe, Dani, Grandpa, Alex and Jack
We wanted a pic of ALL the kids....Avery REFUSED....
So I asked her if she would take a pic if I sat on the couch next to her...notice my knees in the right side of the pic! You could say Avery is a little strong-willed....oh well, we got the picture and my kid isn't a pushover (that will be a good quality in the business world right??)!!!

What a fun Merry pre-christmas we had!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Happy Birthday Jesus Party

Preschool is out for the Christmas Holidays! Wahoo! And to kick it off, they had parents come to Chapel with their kids and a "Happy Birthday Jesus" party! It was so fun! Here is Kyndall and her class in front of the tree! Too cute:)Close up!

Daddy and Avery at Chapel...Avery was mesmorized...and may I add that my husband is super handsome!!
Kyndall was showing us the movements to the songs...sweet huh! This is baby Jesus
Again, my super handsome husband posing with the girls before he had to go back to work...let the party begin!
First, was the craft....a candy cane picture frame...and the room mom read them a story about the meaning of candy canes...Kyndall really got a lot out of it. She draws them and talks about how they are shaped like a J for Jesus and look like a shepherd's staff too!
Then was the book exchange...Kyndall got a cute book called, "I love you because you are you"
Finally the goods!! Cupcakes please:) They even let Avery have one!
The End!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Gingerbread Houses and mini playdate

My friend, Mariah, is a party host extraodinaire. I mean it, every detail is covered. Not only covered but done in a beautiful and creative way. Needless to say, we LOVE her parties! This year, she had a Gingerbread house decorating party and it was amazing as usual. I was sick, so my friend Jenny took Kyndall with her daughter Kate (Kyndall's best friend). Sara Paige (Avery's best friend and Jenny's other daughter) came to our house for a mini playdate.
How cute is her set up:
Hard at work with Mrs. Jenny and Kate decorating:
All done!
Kyndall with her sweet friends Kate and Aubrey(Mariah's daughter)
And here is trouble 1 and trouble 2 all dressed up and pushing their babies!
Kids love Jim....Jenny calls him the baby whisperer:
For more pics of the party check out Mariah's blog

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Merry Mainstreet

This year, we decided to go to Merry Mainstreet in Frisco for the annual tree lighting and Mainstreet lighting. It was COLD!! I mean COLD! It is really fun, they have vendors, a fake ice skating rink (where ice skaters performed) and 3 stages set up where the choirs of the different Frisco Elementary Schools came to sing (Cousin Jack was singing so we wanted to be sure and see that!)
The girls saw real reindeer:Kyndall took her pic with Rudolph:
And Frosty:

But Avery wouldn't go near them....she is a loud screamer ya'll...LOUD!

It was so cold we left before the lighting of Mainstreet and the Christmas tree...but we had a blast anyway:)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Spirit Day in December: Crazy Hair day:)

Every month at preschool, Kyndall has a "spirit day" where she wears her Kid Care t-shirt and then there is a "theme" September was crazy hat day, October obviously was wear your costume, November was Pajama day, and this month was.....
Crazy Hair Day!!!
Kyndall was SO excited for crazy hair day, until it arrived. All of a sudden that morning she said, "I don't want crazy hair Mommy". I told her that she would be missing out and that all the kids would have crazy hair, was she sure??? So she said, "Welllllll how about 1 ponytail". Okay, so I put a pony on the very TOP of her head per her request. Then, she and I found all her fun hair ties and just kept putting them in!! She loved it....and she fit right in at school....there are some pretty creative Mommies out there...I have good ideas for next year:)
Of course, lil' miss Avery did not want to miss out on the fun!
She showed Kyndall's teacher, who raved over her crazy hair!! Too fun

Monday, December 6, 2010

Key Fob Give-Away!

It's that time of year again...and we are all searching for great, unique gifts for our friends, family, teachers, and gifts for Holiday parties. I ran across these at a craft show and knew I had to make some for gifts for my friends and family. Soon, people started asking if I could make some for them to give as I thought I would offer them on my website.
They are great stocking stuffers, perfect for giving with a giftcard (just punch a hole in the giftcard and attach to the ring), and great for yourself! They fit around your wrist, and are big enough to find in any bag:) I carry one now and am so glad I have it!
Go to for more info about ordering!

Right now, I am giving 2 away, your choice, on my friend's blog:

To win, just go to that link and follow her instructions! If you win, you can also have it embroidered or monogrammed for free!! Good Luck!

If you don't win, they are $8 each or 2 for $15
(embroidery is free for the holidays!)

Just email me at and place your order!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Black Friday = Family Movie Day

We decided after our super fun Thanksgiving that we would take our girls to the early bird showing of:


on Black Friday.

We got a HUGE bucket of Popcorn, a HUGE drink to share, and sat back to watch the show:

Avery ate WAY too much popcorn and got a belly ache....but still had a great time and sat through the movie really well

Kyndall was absolutely fascinated....she watched the whole movie like this:

(except for the couple of times when it got exciting and she stood up)

As the picture below shows, it was so FUNNY. We loved it...even Jim. It was quick-witted, innocent, heartfelt, and one of Disney's better Princess movies.

I LOVE Disney movies, but sometimes they can be a bit scary; wicked queens, voodoo in Princess and the Frog, and witches etc....

This movie was a total feel good movie. It kept your attention the entire movie, showed love, sacrificing your own wants and needs for someone else, and it portrayed innocence and hope. I would 100% recommend it! I even think the boys would like has an ornory horse, a funny and mischievous unlikely hero, and there is a mean old lady, but she isn't too scary:)

After the show, Kyndall kept asking me why some old ladies are mean!! I told her it was just that one;)

Go see it!! You won't regret it!!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Our Big Fat Kelly Thanksgiving

I am thankful for many things in my life, Jesus, my sweet husband, my 2 adorable girls, my parents, my friends....and of course the Kelly family! We have Thanksgiving every year with Jim's family. It is SO MUCH FUN! It is loud, funny, wild, delicious, and just plain awesome!!
I walked into the kitchen before our big Lunch and found only the Kelly men in there preparing!! Love it!!
Here is a pic before we all sat down to eat:

After dinner, Kyndall and Grandpa set up a game of Chinese Checkers...

Cousin Alex, Uncle Bill, Grandpa, Kyndall, Cousin Dani, Allison, and Cousin Jack

Then Avery joined:
Dani, Cousin Joe (home from Chapman University in California), and Allison
Kyndall's perspective of Aunt Sue:
Kyndall's Perspective of Daddy and Avery:

Mommy, Kyndall, and Allison
Uncle Bill and they look serious:
All Grandpa's precious Grandkids....LOVE THEM!!!

I want to frame that picture!!!
The highlight was definitely seeing everyone, especially Joe who has been away at College since September. We have a lot to be thankful for and the Kelly family Thanksgiving is definitely one of the best days of the year!! Can't wait until next year!!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Finger Food Feast

The highlight, by far, of this fall HAS to be Kyndall's Thanksgiving program she performed at her Preschool, Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church Kidcare. It was BEYOND cute. It is called the "Finger Food Feast". In each class, the parents were assigned various "finger foods" to bring, I got off easy with 2 bags of potatoe chips. There was fruit, veggie trays, cheese, crackers, chips, small sandwiches and desserts. The best part was that Jim could take off and join too!! So Jim, Avery, and I met up at the church and had to go and find Kyndall's class table. Then we had to find her place settings she made:

(This is a turkey she made and the feathers are each of our hands: Jim, me, K, and A, Kyndall traced them and cut them out all by herself!!!)

After we sat down, the preschoolers all got on stage and sang THE CUTEST songs ever Thanking God!! The pics of that are at the bottom of this post. Then Kyndall came and ate with us:

Here is Kyndall as she and her classmates were going up on stage:

Notice she was a sweet little Indian and made her own little dress to wear and head dress with feathers....too cute

I couldn't get the video to upload...sorry! Come see us and we'll play it for you!! Have a Blessed and delicious Thanksgiving!!!