Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Mom's Day

In April we celebrated Mom's Day at preschool.  It is so fun for me to have one of my own kids with me.  You will notice that Kerrie's hair is shorter.  She started pulling on her hair and just couldn't leave it alone.  We were finding her pulled out hair all over the house.  We had her wear Brad's ski cap for a while, but the weather was warming up and we knew that couldn't last so we cut her hair short.  She loves it and looks darling.


Paige had her 10th birthday on April 3.  Her birthday was during Spring Break and there were not a lot of friends around to invite to a big party.  Instead, Paige invited one good friend, a couple of cousins (who also count as good friends) and of course her sisters to the movies.  We saw Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules (very funny) and ate lunch at Guido's Pizza.
We decided to go against tradition and let Paige open all her gifts in the morning.  She thought her see through Vans were her main present, but Dad had a trick up his sleeve.  Earlier in the week she had gone with him when he was shopping for a mountain bike.  She fell in love with a blue cruiser bike at a local shop.  She talked about it nonstop all week.  Brad told her he went back to look at it again, but it had been sold.  She was disappointed.
Surprise!  This happy hug was after he rolled it out from our bedroom.
Happy Birthday Paige!  We sure do love this happy girl.

Sunday, June 26, 2011


Hannah had her 12th birthday on March 31.  I think her favorite family gift this year was an ipod touch.  It is so close to a cell phone.
She received this super cute candy-gram from her best friend Kate.

For her party she had a few friends come over and compete in an ultimate cake-off.  Paige was lucky enough to join in so the teams would be even.
We sure do love you Hannah.  You add a lot of spice to our family.

Friday, June 24, 2011


Lizzie had her State Gymnastics Meet in March.  She did awesome.  Next year she will start competing for places.  She is a good little gymnast and so much fun to watch.

The Green

We always have a delicious breakfast on St. Patrick's Day.  This year we had orange juice, lemon poppy seed muffins, fried eggs and hash browns with bacon, green onions and cheddar cheese.  Yum!  Kind of makes me hungry just thinking about it.
You will notice that Kiley is the only one sitting at this table.  She was on the school dance team this year.  Their practices were every morning at 5:45.  Understandably, the rest of the family did not want to get up at 5:15 to eat with her.  Or maybe it was me not wanting the rest of the family up at 5:15.
Everyone made it out of bed to eat together before Hannah left for middle school. I notice Brad is wearing red instead of green.  I guess he was looking for a kiss.                                                                                                             
Lizzie had a choir concert that day.  She wore green in her hair so she wouldn't get kissed or pinched.  What cute girls.
This picture shows their personalities a little better.
Kerrie posing in the preschool.


Kerrie had her fifth birthday in March.
She had her preschool friends (and of course Susanna) over for lunch and a movie.
The traditional Dildine cherry chip birthday cake.
Ready for bed in her new princess nightgown.
We love you Kerrie!

The Farm

In March we went on a preschool field trip to my friend Julie's farm.
The Gang
 Kerrie feeding the lamb
 Cuddling the lamb
Collecting eggs from the hen house

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Mama's Birthday

For my birthday this year we had a Chinese food feast from PF Changs.  We had to have it the night before because, with our girls' crazy schedules, it was the only time we would all be together. (click to make this picture bigger so you can see crazy Kerrie)
We had double lemon pie from Marie Callenders for my birthday cake.  There is no better birthday gift than spending time with my favorite people.

Cake Boss

Hannah's favorite show on T.V. is Cake Boss.  While Kiley and I were in Utah in February for a dance competition, Brad and Hannah got online and found the design for this zebra cake.
Everyone was pretty proud of this awesome creation.

Valentine's Day Pizzaria

 Usually on Valentine's Day we have heart shaped pizza from Papa Murphy's.  This year Valentine's Day was on a Monday and because of dance we had to celebrate on Sunday. When I tried to buy our pizza on Saturday I was informed we were too early.  We decided to make our own individual pizzas instead and a new family tradition was born. 
 Pizza makers hard at work.
 The traditional Dildine Family Valentine's Day Dinner.
This year we added a lovely red velvet cake baked by Hannah for dessert.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

A First

 Lizzie had her first gymnastics meet in January.
She is fun to watch.  She is so strong.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Can you believe it?

 I have finally made it to New Year's Eve 2010!
(Check Kerrie out)
 Once again it was filled with fireworks,
 counsins, uncles and aunts,
and many, many toasts to both the old and new year.

The Morning

 Lined up waiting for Dad to check if Santa showed.
 I think Paige liked her gifts.
 All three little girls got new American Girl Dolls.
 Henry looks like he has been up all night.
 Traditional new toothbrush from Santa.
 Hannah loves peace signs.
A delicious breakfast followed by a relaxing Christmas day.