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Sunday, January 15, 2012

June. No seriously, June. Of 2011.

We did a fun little visit at home since Jon was doing a rotation in Utah. We enjoyed our time there, especially knowing how little time was left in New York. We visited family, met our new little cousin/nephew Ben, saw our old friends from New York, the Lentz family, and even stained a picnic bench. When we got back to New York Kate had her dance recital, took part in a commercial for the YMCA, and graduated from JoySchool. We picked berries and started packing little bits to move to Utah. It was pretty busy but I got a few pictures along the way. :)

Asher with Aunt Alicia

Kate staining Grandma and Grandpa's picnic table


Visiting the Lentz Family. Asher and Kiplyn playing together!




Melissa, Matt, and Sam got a new addition to their little family this month. Ben was just a little doll for the entire visit. I wish I could say the same for my own kids' behavior....



The Stalsburgs with their new baby, Ben
Grandpa West with Ben
Grandma West with Asher. He loves her!
Ben



Kate playing at her cousin Hudson's house during a family dinner

Asher really has a thing for animals. He seems drawn to them and loves to "talk" to them. If he sees them he starts yelling and makes it quite clear we had better get closer to them. Elephants and dogs do seem to be his favorites.



Asher with the Bay's dog



Kate playing on the trampoline with Hudson and Sam

Grandma and Grandpa Allan, Asher, and a mysterious blanket that may or may not contain Ben.


Back in New York we were busy enough. Kate's dance class from the local YMCA had a spring recital. Kate's class danced to a song called "Mickey, She's Got a Crush on You," so all the girls were dressed like Minnie Mouse. It was very cute. Kate was cutest, of course.

My own little Minnie.
Could she get any cuter?!
Even Minnie is thoughtful at times...
She would give the real Minnie a run for her money.




Kate graduated from her preschool program, JoySchool. It was great fun to watch her with her friends. I had to make the graduation caps which was not a small feat, let me tell you. But I think they turned out okay. The graduation program was very cute. I'm so proud of my smart little girl! I also can't believe I have a kid that old...


Showing off her new creds. And her shoes.
FANCY PANTS!!

Grandma came to help while Jon was in Utah and got to see Kate's dance and graduation. It was great to have her there and such a big help!




One of our favorite things to do in New York is to pick berries. There are so many farms that cater to self-pick. I loved taking Kate and this time around Asher was pretty entertaining with the late strawberries. He ended up just covered in red juice and quite contentedly sat down and picked berry after berry to pop in his mouth. :)


Kate is getting more and more efficient with the picking.

Little Man indulging his sweet side






1 comment:

Scotty and Emi said...

What part of New York are you in? My husband is from the Binghamton area. :) I cannot BELIEVE Asher's cheeks! I just want to reach through the screen and PINCH them!! :D And I think Kate looks SO MUCH like you--adorable. :D