Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Emery is 2 months old!

It is hard to believe she is 2 months old already!!! She can smile, play on her playmat, hold her head up on her own for a long time, weighs 11 lbs., Sleeps from midnight til 4:30 and then til 7:30, LOVES her mobile, and is very loved by her big sisters, mommy and daddy!!!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Crafty side of Christmas and a little visit to the Big guy from the North

Even though this Christmas has been a little hectic having a newborn, I did get around to making it a little crafty!! First was this wreath for the mantel...inspired by Pinterest of course!

Then, I made the girls' teachers each a coffee cozy and embroidered their names on them:). I paired that with a travel cup from Old Navy and gift cards to Starbucks!

Next up was our nieces and nephews, which we gave gift cards to. So I made each of them an ornament with their name on it and a pocket in the back for the gc.

For my sweet baby, I made some Christmas bibs...here she is modeling one of them!  How cute is she???
Oh, and a little pic of her getting in the Christmas spirit with her santa hat Gram brought her:)  Thanks Janet for the fun little hat...she loves it!!!
Finally, I didn't forget my big girls....They LOVE arts and crafts so I found this cool idea off Pinterest:
(click on the picture to go to the website for a tutorial....I kind of tweaked it a bit for my girls...but easy to follow and turned out great)

I appliqued a cute silouette picture on the front and embroidered each girls' name on their own tote:
It has a pocket on the right side and elastic on the left to hold colored pencils, crayons, or skinny markers:
It is made to fit a composition notebook and I found some that have a space for a picture at the top and lines for writing at the bottom...Kyndall loves to write and illustrate stories.  She can write a few words and tries to sound out the ones she doesn't know.  She almost always remembers her punctuation too:)
We opened them early because we had church tonight, and I wanted them to have something to do while we were listening to the preacher....I think they liked them!!  Look at those smiles!!!

Okay, on to this year's Santa visit....

It started out great!  All 3 girls ready to tell Santa what they want for Christmas and Avery even promised to get her picture taken this year (she screamed and cried and opted out last year):
Don't they look happy and ready to visit the sweet old man??  Well, we got there and Kyndall sat right up on his lap, Emery calmly laid in his arms, and Avery screamed and ran to Bits and yelled to Santa, "I don't want to go over there, I am scared, Don't come over here Santa!!!"  and this is the picture we got:
Oh well, maybe next year!!!  But don't worry, Kyndall told Santa what Avery wants for Christmas!!!  I do love this picture:)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

It's a Holly Jolly Kelly Christmas!

Well, we had another super fun time celebrating Christmas with Jim's side of the family a little early!  It was fun to see everyone, eat DELICIOUS food, and exchange some gifts.    Here are some pics I got from Grandpa of the evening!

Allison and Sue talking to Emery and Jim hanging with Allie!
 Here, Paul is watching as I am about to try an olive stuffed with garlic...it was interesting!  Check out the sassy scarf my friend Jenny Garland made me for Christmas!!!
 I drew Bill's name for the adult gift exchange and got him a personalized beer holster (check out his leg) so he could party hands free with his friends!
 Here are all the cousins with Grandpa....how cute!! 
 I made each niece/nephew a personalized ornament with a giftcard tucked in a special pocket I made on the back!

 Emery loved hanging out with Uncle Bill.  He is finally engaged to Allison!!  Woo Hoo!! 
What a fun time we had!  The girls got ALOT of fun toys and clothes...and Kyndall's big gift was a fish tank from Grandpa!!  So be on the look out for a post showing Kyndall's first ever pet that is her responsibility!  She even got to spend the next day getting all the things she needed for the tank and it all set up with her Grandpa...which was like a whole other gift to her getting to spend the day with him!!!

Oh, and Emery had a pretty fun 1st Kelly Christmas too!  Check out that lil' grin!!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Some Sweet Pictures

Thank you to my favorite Photographer, Kim Peichel, for Doing yet another outstanding photo shoot of our newborn!  I taught her oldest daughter in 2nd grade and she has taken all my girls' newborn shots.  Here are just a couple of my favorites:


We also had her do family pics....I love how she captures the girls:

It's officially documented in pictures...Kelly party of 5!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Thanksgiving Recap

I know I am WAY behind on posts...but 3 kids keeps me pretty busy!!  So here is an update...first we had Avery's Thanksgiving Feast and Program:

Luckily Avery is right there on the front edge, so we could see her really well!!!
 And how sweet is this???
 We were so proud!!
 Bits and Gram came...
 And so did Grammie and PoPo...we are so blessed to have them here now so they can come to these fun activities with the girls:)

Then it was Kyndall's turn to show off a Kindergarten Feast and Show:

Sorry about the blurry pic....but super cute anyway:)
 Kyndall and her super sweet teacher Miss Carboni....she LOVES her:)
 Family pic...see Em peeking out from the stroller:
 And everyone came to Kyndall's Feast too!!!

Finally, we got just a few pics from the famous Kelly Thanksgiving.  We love visiting with this big bunch!  Here are some highlights:
All the cousins minus Emery...who was sleeping!
 Alex and Aunt Allison holding Emery:
 Grandpa with Emery!!!

Oh, and some other big news.....our Mazda Tribute that we purchased after Avery was born just didn't quite fit all 3 girls with their car seats anymore...so we bought a new car!!  Yep, that's right...we got a Black GMC Acadia.  We LOVE it.  First of all, Avery can buckle herself up, she and Kyndall LOVE riding together in the very back (and can be kind of loud without driving me nuts), and Emery can be in her own seat (middle row has bucket seats instead of a bench seat) and not have her 2 sisters kissing/touching/messing with her during the ride from place to place!!