Monday, July 13, 2009

Kye's Hospital Pics

I am hoping to find time to write some more soon and post some pics but in the meantime, here are Kye's hospital photos. The hospital now uses Bella Baby Photography for newborn photos: . You will have to click the link, click on the Bella Baby box on the left, then click on the "View my Photos-Log in" on the topright corner, and the password is 0708kyemalone.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Yuri Singing ABCs

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Weekend

We had a fabulous Easter weekend! It was busy, but time well-spent with friends and family. Saturday morning, we decorated our Easter Eggs. Yuri really enjoyed it! After that, our church had a Community Easter Egg Hunt. It was a great time, including awesome activities for toddlers (and older children too). There were sand tables, play-doh centers, arts and crafts, face painting (see pic), and bubbles. The Easter Bunny was there but Yuri only liked him from afar! Yuri took part in 2 hunts for eggs, but the first was a bust. All the eggs were snatched up in no time. The second one was much better and Yuri really go into it!

After that, we headed out to the Laughlin's baby shower. I actually went to the shower and Michael and Yuri went with Mike Laughlin out to the Morrison's. They took the kids to another Easter Egg Hunt while the women "showered". After the shower, we met up with the guys and kids and ate pizza at the Swinigan's! Great Day!

Today (Easter Sunday) was wonderful. Church was awesome and my mom joined us. Yuri was decked out in her new dress that her and Daddy picked out (an Easter tradition). She was not a happy-camper this morning, molars coming in! She was fine at brunch, though. We met my family for brunch.

Sorry about the lack of blogging. I find that blogging is the last thing on my list of things to-do. We keep pretty busy around here! The pregnancy is going well. Nothing to report. I am 28 weeks along and we have much to do around the house yet (to prepare). I will *try* to do a better job of posting. Here are some pics!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Elf Yourself

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas Traditions

Last year, I got so excited reading everyone's blog about Christmas traditions! I was so excited to start some Malone family traditions. So this year, I made sure I was ready for the Christmas season.

Advent countdown: We decided to go with the Christmas socks. Each day, we place a sticker or small treat in the sock for the appropriate day. We turn around the numbered clothespins for the countdown. I was also thinking of adding a bible verse in the sock each day. Perhaps the Christmas story, seperated throughout the 24 socks. Here are some pictures. Yuri is fascinated with the socks!

Of course, there is the search for the Christmas tree!

Next, we are still doing the Christmas PJs on Christmas Eve. I think this one is pretty wide spread. I do enjoy this one, though!

Every year, the whole Jeffery family (my side) has a Christmas party. I have a fairly large family. To put it in perspective: my great-grandma is still alive (104 years old) and she has 22 great-great-grandchildren (and 3 cooking now!) I have 11 cousins (not including husbands and significant others.) We have always been a very close family, and growing up, I have many fond memories of family parties. It is nice to get together with everyone. We no longer can have the party at my grandma's house, and for some years now, we have had the party a bowling alley (classy!) Some of the party traditions include a healthy game of "Rob Your Neighbor," children's craft (yours truly in charge of that this year), countless group pictures (perhaps more demanding than my wedding day), and new this year- an inspirational Christmas story.
Here are some (of the many) pictures!

These are just a few traditions! I don't have much time tonight; papers to grade. What are some of your traditions? Do share...

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Think about it...

I think we can all use this reminder this Christmas season...

I saw this on my friend's blog and thought I would pass it along.

Thursday, November 13, 2008