Wednesday, December 31, 2014

My year with Isabelle GOTY 2014

I love my Isabelle. She is so pretty, and I love her soft features. My Isabelle is sensitive and caring and is always willing to lend a hand. She loves trying different ethnic food and wearing vintage clothes. She has a unique fashion sense and loves to mix and match pieces from both her and her sisters' vast wardrobe.

 "Ta da!" 
Isabelle's first day home 2/14/2014. 

 Isabelle's first photo shoot.

 Celebrating Easter with her sisters.

 Having fun on a lovely spring day. This was taken on Molly's birthday.

 Setting the table for a party.

 Izzy was so happy when her cousin Kanani joined the family.

 Demonstrating what a great model she is!

 A trip back to AGPLA.

 She even went to San Diego Comic-Con this year dressed as a superhero: Super Izzy??

 Celebrating Emily's birthday.

 Halloween zombies

 What a stunning girl!

 Christmas Day

Saying farewell to her collection.

Isabelle you were a great Girl of the Year!

St. Lucia Day 2014

Of course we did not just let St. Lucia Day slip by. It's the day Kirsten looks forward to the most every year, even more than her own birthday! 
Here are the photos taken on St. Lucia Day:

 Kirsten was up at the crack of dawn to bake her famous lussebullar, the St. Lucia buns.

Fresh out of the oven, they smell so good!

 Kirsten placed them nicely in a basket to serve to her sisters.

 The girls are hungry and can't wait to eat! This will be Izzy and Kanani's first St. Lucia Day.

 Kanani is unsure of eating new things, but Emily assures her that it is "quite delicious!"

 Kirsten can't wait to bite into her creation, she's worked up a big appetite baking all morning! :D

 Happy St. Lucia Day!
Hope everyone celebrating had a good one!

Molly Goes to Disneyland Part 4: Rootin' Tootin' Cowgirl

Molly was told to put on her Dude Ranch outfit because we were going to have a ranch style Christmas at the Jingle Jangle Jamboree at Disneyland.

As soon as she put on her outfit Molly would not stop singing "I'm a rootin' tootin' cowgirl!"

 First Molly stuffed herself with all you can eat ribs and chicken!

She enjoyed listening to Christmas songs sung by a real life cowboy! Molly's favorite was "Rootin' Tootin' Santa Claus", of course.

After lunch, we came across this area where you can color and send a postcard to the troops.

 Molly got to coloring right away! Anything for the troops, right Molly?

 Funny entertainment while Molly colored.

It's Mrs. Claus with a mini Snow White!
Mrs. Claus actually came by our table and said that Molly must be a professional colorer, and maybe she can teach the elves at the North Pole!

"Golly, this sure was a lot of fun!"

Molly Goes to Disneyland Part 3: Viva Navidad!

At California Disney there was a fiesta which Molly was eager to participate in.

First stop: lunch!
Molly was hungry!

 Molly loved watching the beautiful dancers.

 Mickey Mouse!

Even baymax came to join in on the fun! :D

 Molly decided to practice some dance moves on the sombrero.

 She wanted to bring home this pinata, but it was a bit pricey, sorry Molly!

"This was so fun! I loved the Viva Navidad fiesta!"

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Molly Goes to Disneyland Part 2: California Adventures

First stop at California Adventures was of course Route 66!

"I think I've been here before!"

 "Go racers!"

 "No more rationing, yay!"

 "I've been to all these Route 66 stops!"

What's an adventure without some real life exploring?
 Molly was very excited to go on her first ever Wilderness Explorer Camp.

 She climbed rocks.

 Explored tunnels.

 And took a well deserved break before being almost licked to death by the gigantic Dug!


 "This is nothing like Camp Gowonagin!"

 After escaping Dug she explored the Grizzly River and found herself surrounded by a whole clan of grizzlies!

 And finally earned her explorer club badge.
"Adventure is out there!"