My adorable niece Madeleine turned three last month. For her birthday party she invited us all to the big castle downtown (The Grand America) for a real princess tea party! It was so much fun! We all enjoyed tea, raspberry hot chocolate, and delicious little sandwiches and treats...the kind you would expect to find at tea in London! Here are some pics of our royal adventure!
All the pretty princesses
Me and baby as Belle from Beauty and the Beast
Me, Mom, Lu, and Grandma
Madeleine pouring her tea
The Princess Cake
Princess Madeleine taking the first bite
Nana and baby
Taking a walk with Uncle Kel
You cant go to the Grand America dressed as a princess without doing a photo shoot of course!
Our life has been insane since the holidays, so I thought I would give you a snapshot of what we have been up to the past few months:
Norm always has to be by Addie, they are best buds!
Addie even shares her toys with him
This is where we usually end up after a play date with Norm :) She loves her ducky tub!
Addie and her boyfriends Nui and Owen...lucky girl eh!
Go Utes! Ok we lost, but her bum is still cute!
Welcome to the world baby Benson! Andrew's brother Alan and his wife Christina welcomed their first baby on Dec. 6th! He is so handsome!
Dicken's Festival 2010 - When I was about 11 I used to be in the plays at the Dickens Festival. It was so much fun. I had to talk in an English accent all night every night for a week. They stopped holding the festival in SLC for years, and it just started back here again this year!
All I can say is REALLY!!!
And just because she is dressed modestly, does she have to look like a frump? They could at least be more stylish modest clothes dont you think!
Kurt Bestor 2010 - Our yearly date with Kurt. This was his best concert yet!
Dancing with the snowmen at grandma and grandpa Nygren's
Thornton Family Christmas Party - BINGO! We won a sandwich maker!
Aunt Betsy was the biggest winner of all with this beautifl puff paint Mexico shirt!
I tried to buy it from her but she would not give it up!
Playing on the rocking horse
Belle and Nixon playing on the indoor slide. I think everyone needs an indoor slide in their home!
Its even for big kids too!
Welcome to the world baby Savannah! My sister Melissa and Chris had their baby girl on Dec. 23rd weighing in at a whopping 5lbs 14 oz....she was a little bean! So beautiful!
We have a tradition where we open one gift on Christmas Eve...Addie got to open her fluffy dog and she was so excited! I did not expect to get such a great reaction for her. This was probably our favorite Christmas memory of the year!
Christmas Eve party with the Nydegger family at Grandma Nydegger's ward house. This is the whole Nygren family. We are so happy to have Alyse and her family living back here now. And yes that is the new momma Christina with baby Benson. She does not look like she just had a baby two weeks ago. She does not even look like she has the holiday bloat....not fair! You look great Christina and are such a great mom!
All the cousins in their new PJ's
Addie lovcd our tree
Christmas morning...Addie with her stocking
Our house after the Christmas morning festivities
Christmas day at Nana Chris's. She loves this doggy...thanks mom!
Cousins playing with their new toys
Dad's and their daughters
See...he was really tired
In our Christmas outfits ready for church
Norman was ready too
Our first sledding excursion with baby on New Years Eve...it was FREEZING, but she had fun!
Norman had fun too! He looks like he has a beard!
Happy New Years everyone!
Just a fun photo shoot...I love that smile!
Look everyone, I can crawl!
Cutest bum in the world!
And this concludes my longest post ever. I hope you enjoyed your holidays as much as we did!
Our story began back in high school. We went our separate ways after he graduated, and found each other again four years later. We were married in July of 2006, and we just bought our first home! Life is bliss!