Thursday, December 27, 2012

Happy Birthday, Aiyana!

It's hard to believe that Aiyana has been a part of our family for a whole year already.  She has grown up so fast!  In the past month she has added the words "Papa" (Grandpa), and "Nana" (Grandma) to her vocabulary and she's been trying really hard to say "ball." 

Today for her birthday she woke up and opened presents (now that she's an old pro at it after having lots of practice over the past few days) and enjoyed playing with the wrapping paper.  She had lunch with Mommy, Daddy and Ashlyn before Daddy had to leave for work.  She was unimpressed with her cupcake...I think she would have been happier if it had been chocolate cake.  Grandma and Grandpa came to take her out to dinner to her favorite restaurant, Pizza Ranch.  She rivaled Ashlyn with the amount that she ate.  Overall, she had a fun day.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

We had a wonderful time celebrating Christmas together as a family this year.  The past several years Corey has had to work on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, so for him to have both days off this year was really special.  Ashlyn enjoyed being a part of the Sunday School Christmas program at church.  Both girls enjoyed opening gifts, though it took Aiyana a while to get the hang of things.  Ashlyn was more than willing to help her out and show her how things are done.  In the end, Aiyana decided that the bubble wrap that came in some of the boxes was the best present around.