Olivia's 1st Birthday

As Livy turned 1 we had a little family party.

Even eating her cake, she is a little princess...smelling it first and then eating with a fork!


We had Kathryn dress up as Minnie Mouse and Livy was our little Angel.  They both had a great time at the Ward Halloween Party!

 Of course we visited the Pumpkin House again this year...though the crop wasn't as good as in years past, Kathryn still had fun looking around.

And what is HAlloween without carving pumpkins?!  You'll have to excuse the way I look though...8 1/2 months pregnant and sitting on the ground is not a pretty sight!!!

Kathryn's 3rd Birthday

Kathryn turned 3 this year and so we had to have a birthday party for her!


We had Auntie Jenna over for Easter dinner and our Easter Egg Hunt.  It was a lot of fun!

 And as Livy is growing up and using a lot of her muscles, we got out the DJ play area for her to enjoy.  As you can see - she loved it!!!


Well, it's been a while since I've updated, so let's see how far I can get!  In February we went up and visited Nanny and Grandad in their new house in Wales.

While we were there we also visited the Sea Life Aquarium

and Chester Zoo.  Kathryn loves all animals!


We had a very fun Christmas. Here are some pictures from the big day.
Kathryn wasn't fooled. She wanted her treats from her stocking and she let Mark have the ones from his stocking ... until hers was gone and then she was willing to share what everyone else had!

Kathryn got her own laptop to use - anytime Mark or I are on the computer Kathryn wants to write letters or check her email. We thought this would keep her from interrupting us. It was a good idea anyway!

We also got her a little Kitchen, which she loves to play with. She makes such lovely meals for everyone.

We also have an updated family photo - though Kathryn didn't want it taken, so we'll have to try again another time when she is more cooperative!


Only 14 days late and Olivia finally joined our family. This is a picture of me just before I went to the hospital. I still need to get an after shot, but that's not so important.

When Kathryn went to the hospital for the first time to see her new sister, we told her that Olivia had brought a special present just for Kathryn. We were worried that Kathryn might be jealous of her new sister.

We needn't have worried!

Kathryn is such a great big sister. She helps change nappies, gives lots of kisses and cuddles, lets us know when Olivia is crying, gives her the dummy, and once when I left the room, I came back to find this:
Kathryn reading a book to Olivia! It was the cutest thing!!!