Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Ice Skating

Brent took the girls ice skating at the outdoor skating rink. He refused to take the camera with him (not that I blame him) so these are the only pics I have of them when I dropped them off. They all had a great time!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

New Princess in the house!

There once was Barbie and Ken (Aunt Paige and Uncle Mark) and they FINALLY had a little princess...and you'd have thought it was the first princess ever born into the Telford family!
Everyone absolutley adores her! Including me! She is the cutest little baby girl you have ever seen! Here she is Her majesty:
Miss Sicily Telford

Here she is sporting her hand crocheted outfit bought especially for her by Papa Telford (Pretty sure she is the only grandbaby to have something especially bought for them by Papa!)Being loved on by cousin JessieTaking turns being held by cousins Jessie, Sidney and Megan
Being smothered by cousins Kaylee Nikki and Brookie
Wearing her Christmas dress made by Barbie (aka her mommy)
Getting loves from her closest cousin Kaylee NicoleThis picture is hard to see but it is Ken (daddy) holding Miss Sicily with about 4 cousins reaching up all wanting their turn to hold her.

Saturday, December 26, 2009


My brother Ryan, went out to check on some cows and got his truck stuck in a huge snow drift. He called the house for someone to come pull him out. Everyone was outside doing chores except me. So....April (and Nik Nik) to the rescue! Funny I couldn't remember to use my camera on Christmas Day but remembered to take it to pull Ryan out! It was funny. Ryan said, "April, you've done this a ton of times...why the pictures?" Well, everyone who knows me now wouldn't believe that I'd have done this a thousand times. This is proof!

Ryan shoveling
Kaylee Nikki slept through the whole thing.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Day

Wow! Pathetic! That is the only word to describe the lack of pictures taken on Christmas Day! Seriously, What is wrong with me! There are no pictures of cousins or grandparents or even one of me, the mom....Wow! Despite picture proof it was a great Christmas. Faith, Family, Friends!Brent, Kaylee Nicole, Brookie and Jessie
This year for just our little family we each drew one other persons name and got them a gift. The kids had the best time doing this. Their gifts were very well thought out and they were all so excited to be the giver! This is Brookie helping Kaylee Nicole open the gift she got her.
Nik Nik and her new cell phone and purse from Brookie...her two favorite toys.
Braden and his Tony Romo fathead for his room. (Not sure who was more excited Braden or Daddy!)
Jessie and Brookie and their Snuggies
Braden and his new race track
Uncle Cody playing Jessie's new DS
Brookie and her Ipod. Emma (her new doll) and Jessie
Braden and Justin

Christmas Pictures

Picture sent out on Christmas day

Our Christmas card this taken in October at Carson Valley River by Shelly at Little People Portraits (of course!!!)
Front of the Christmas card

Back of Christmas card

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve

The picture is absolutely priceless! All the kids looking out the window for Santa because they heard his bells!
Soooo Kaylee Nicole. Sitting ON the table into something!
Uncle Cody and Daddy trying out Braden's new toy...just to make sure it worked...wink wink!

Okay, so what we realized this year is that the older your kids get the harder it is to make it LOOK like they got as much as the rest of the kids. Brooke's main gift from Santa this year was an IPOD. Seriously, that does not take up very much room at a stocking! When I went to take the pictures of their stockings I noticed how little it looked like she was getting. Brent and I had to do some strategic arranging and shuffling of gifts and I totally forgot to go back and take a picture of Brooke's newly arranged stocking...long story to explain the absence of a picture!
More Braden
Kaylee Nicole


I love Christmas time! I love our Savior, Jesus Christ and celebrating his birth. I also love traditions! One tradition from my childhood is to act out the nativity. It's a great hands on teaching opportunity for little kids and I love that my kids have a chance to learn experience this with their cousins each year. Shepherds (Claire, Jaci and Justin)
Joseph (Ashley), Mary (Brookie) and Donkey (Uncle Bobby)

3 wise men (Emma, Jessie and Jaci)
Papa, the narrator. Angles (Jessie and Emma)

Monday, December 21, 2009

Mmmm Mmmm Good

Kaylee Nicole has not been eating very good lately. I think it's teeth coming in. She will have one or two bites and then inform you she is Allllll Done and hand you her plate.

See Alllll Done!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

#1 Hometeacher

I'm pretty certain we have the #1 hometeacher in the church! Brother Matt Hutchings does his job. He has been our hometeacher for quite a while and we love him. He comes every month and give an A+ lesson that even the kids enjoy and then has the coolest handshakes for the kids!

"THE" drawer

I'm pretty certain I have pictures of all of the kids in this drawer. It is the favorite for babies in this house!Our smiley Nik Nik!
Uh Oh! Daddy caught me!
Just playing away!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Sing for Food

This year the cheer club did a caroling food drive. I drove around the night before and placed bags on doors in a neighborhood with a tag that said we would be there the following night to sing for food. It was lots of fun. We split into two groups and sang our little hearts out! Lots of good memories and a good chance for the girls to do some service. Afterwards we went to the Plaut's home for appetizers and hot cocoa!