Thursday, April 30, 2009

Give Away on Love, Actually!

Hey guys I've posted before about this amazing blog Love, Actually! It is such a great blog with so many wonderful easy ideas to keep the romance alive in your marriage. The blog is having a giveaway that deals with her awesome 'Vegas Night' idea! If you'd like to win go check out the giveaway and's the link:

Monday, April 27, 2009

San Antonio Trip!

We had the great opportunity to go to San Antonio, TX for a whole week! It was so much fun! We got to go visit my sister and her family. We flew there and it was Mayli's and Madilyn's 1st flight. The kids did pretty good on the flights. It was snowing in Denver (where our connection was) and we had to wait an hour for them to de-ice the took forever! But we were glad that they were making sure everything was ok to fly safely. Here are a few pictures of the flights to Texas.

Katelyn and Daddy flying to Denver

Mayli on our 1st flight

Mom, Maddie, and Kate

The 4 girls got to sleep in the same room! They were so excited!

Monday the 20th of April we went to this fun place called Minitown. They have so many fun things for the kids to do. There was a beauty shop, a movie theater, a 'grocery store', a bank, a house, a disco dancing room, and so many other fun things. All of the places were perfect for kids to play with. They even had little dress-ups for the girls to put on in the beauty shop. Here are some more pictures.

Kate and Kylie getting pretty

Kate dressed up and putting on 'make-up'

Mayli getting pretty

Mayli being the banker

Katelyn in the bee that was in the bank room

Kate in the movie theater...the seats were so cute!
Mayli shopping in the grocery store 'buying' some fruit

Mayli shopping some more
Katelyn in the playhouse
Mayli playing the mini piano
Mayli loved this little phone booth
They had a little room for babies. Maddie could crawl around and play with the toys
The girls dancing in the disco dancing room

They had a fun blow up toy the kids could bounce on (Mom...there's your pal Al :))

There was a park and play place to play on...Madilyn loved to ride the horse

It was so warm there and the girls go to swim! They had so much fun with each other!

The girls juming on the trampoline
On Thursday April 23rd we got to go to Sea World. We had so much fun! I was amazed at what they could teach the animals to do! I loved it! The girls had lots of fun too! Here are some more pictures!
The girls running to get into Sea World
The girls sitting down for the Seal show
This show was so funny! It fun to see the seals.
Mom and the girls on a ride in the park.

The family with Shamu

The Believe show with Shamu was my favorite show! It was so cool to see these amazing animals do such amazing things. I thought the show was inspiring and so much fun!

This is the part where the killer whales splash get soaked if you are in the 'splash zone'.

This is a video of part of the Shamu show.

All 5 of us at the Believe show...Mike's always got a great face! :)

Mike and me at Sea World

Meg, Kate, Ky, and May at Sea World

Mom and Kate at Sea World

Viva...this was a cool show with humpback whales, dolphins, and acrobats. It was so cool!

Family walking in Sea World....we saw something really cool...;)

My favorite part was feeding the dolphins. It was so cool! We got to feed them and pet them! They feel so cool! I had so much fun! These animals are amazing! :)

Me feeding the dophins

Us girls feeding the dolphins

Kate and May feeding the dophins

Katelyn, Madilyn, and Mayli at the Denver aiport during our layover. We were so excited to be back home!

We had a great time! We did lots more fun things. The best was just relaxing and talking with each other. We got to play lots of games and just spend time with one another. It was so much fun! :)

Friday, April 17, 2009

Children Q&A Tag

Ask your child(ren) to answer the questions and type their answers in.

Tag other moms with older kids who might have fun with this. :)
Answers are by Katelyn age 4 and then Mayli age 3

1. What is something mom always says to you?
No Treats, Be good

2. What makes mom happy?
When you go to bed, When you watch a movie

3. What makes mom sad?
When Mayli gets in big trouble, When I don’t tell the truth

4. How does your mom make you laugh?
When you are funny, When your silly

5. What was your mom like as a child?
Like me, You were a baby

6. How old is your mom?
12, 1

7. How tall is your mom?
bigger, bigger

8. What is her favorite thing to watch on TV?
King of Queens, King of Queens

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
Goes to Target, Runs around on the trampoline

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
Singing, a Sunbeam class

11. What is your mom really good at?
Teaching me about Jesus, turning music on

12. What is your mom not very good at?
you keep crying, turning on Movies

13. What does your mom do for her job?
You don’t do work silly, Cooking

14. What is your mom's favorite food?
pizza, Pizza

15. What makes you proud of your mom?
when you make me dinner, When you help me fly my kite

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
Minnie Mouse, Marge Simpson

17. What do you and your mom do together?
Play ponies, sit down and sing

18. How are you and your mom the same?
We have the same hair, We are wearing clothes

19. How are you and your mom different?
my name is Katelyn your name is mommy, You’re married I’m not

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
Because you read me books, When you scrub the toilet

21. What does your mom like most about your dad?
because you love him so much, when he goes to work

22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
Walmart, In the van to the store

I'm tagging SaraAnne, Angie, Emilie, Julie, Natalie, Krista Neilson, Jami, Geneve, Julee, Aimie, Carrie, MaryAnne, Summer, Sam, Tiff, Amanda, Heather, and anyone else who wants to do this! :) It's really so much fun!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter Fun!

Easter was great and we had a great time. The girls loved coloring eggs, going on Easter egg hunts, and getting their baskets Easter morning. We had a great talk about our Savior and wanted them to understand why we celebrate this glorious holiday! They looked cute in their matching dresses. Madilyn wouldn't sit still for more than 2 seconds so she wouldn't take a picture with her sisters. We were able to go to dinner at Mike's parents house and then go to Porter Family Study group that evening. It was a great day! Enjoy the pictures! I have lots! :)

Katelyn Marie

Mayli Elizabeth

Madilyn Faye

Best Friends...Kate and May

Katelyn Easter Morning

Mayli Easter Morning

Madilyn Easter Morning

Kate and May coloring Easter eggs

All 3 girls coloring eggs

Give Away on Vinyl Designs

I just have to tell you guys about these great giveaways! This other giveaway is on Vinyl Designs the link is She has 3 choices of vinyl sayings you can choose from. How cool is that and who couldn't use super cute vinyl lettering in their house?! If you go over and enter make sure you mention that you read it here on my blog! :) Happy blogging!

Give Away on Girly Do's

Hey there is an awesome hair blog that is having the cutest giveaway! It is Girly Do's By Jenn and I have a link to the site over on the side of my blog under Great Links. Here is a picture of the give away item! So super cute! Go check it out and enter! Plus you'll get to see what great hair ides she has!