Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas!

MERRY CHRISTMAS from the Hofers!!

Callie decided she needed to prepare for the holiday by learning how to crawl. I had put her in the living room the other day and found her crawling after me via the shortest path (through the dining room furniture).
We opened gifts with the girls at home on Friday night. Callie didn't care about opening presents, but was quick to offer her assistance in putting each gift through the chew test.

Christmas with the Hofer cousins.

On Tuesday morning, I was finishing getting ready and heard Callie starting to fuss in her crib as she was waking up. Lauren asked if she could go check on her, and I agreed hoping to get a few more minutes to finish what I was doing. When I went to get Callie I found this:

Lauren taught Callie how to stand up in her crib, and Callie is quite proud of herself! We'll be lowering her mattress tonight!

Emma got a Little People Nativity set from Grandpa and Grandma Buseman. The girls have been very interested in the story of the Nativity this year. I had bought the Nativity Story movie 2 weeks ago, and was amazed at how much they loved it. We've watched it numerous times, and the girls have been acting out the story. Lauren plays Mary and Emma acts as Elizabeth. The other night I called them to the supper table. I repeated Emma's name with no answer. She finally told me that she was not Emma, she was Elizabeth. So, I called Elizabeth to supper. Emma's response, "What about John?"

Playing with the Little People Nativity

I had told the girls to clean up, and said they could put the Nativity under the tree. I asked why they hadn't put the princess castle away. Lauren replied, "It's King Herod's palace."

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Getting Ready for Christmas

Merry Christmas, it is getting closer to time to celebrate the birth of our Savior.

Pictures from attending the Christmas Light Parade on Mitchell's Main Street.

Callie's New Wheels!

Lauren and Emma enjoying a pajama/snow day at home!

Playing Angelina the Ballerina!

Decorating the Christmas Tree at Home.

Ho Ho Ho Callie!!!

Future Rock Star!

The girls got to make a trip toe the Capital to see the Christmas Trees!

The girls are dressed up for the Church Christmas Program, first time to wear our new Christmas dresses!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Happy 6 Months Callie!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Happy 5th Birthday Lauren!

It is hard to believe, but Lauren recently celebrated her 5th Birthday. She got to have a pool party with friends at the Ramada in Mitchell. She had a group of about 10 friends from her pre-school class attend the "Mermaid" themed party.

Lauren and her Mermaid Cake.In the pool!

Opening presents!Callie and cousin Lily sharing a kiss!

Callie, hangin out in the tub!

Monday, October 31, 2011


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Putting on a Show

Our girls love to sing and perform. While many babies like to sweetly coo, Callie prefers to squawk. Lauren enjoys creating songs as she goes along. Emma tends to sing Chris Tomlin favorites. They're a fun bunch.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Happy Birthday Emma!

Happy 3rd Birthday, Emma!

Emma opening a few presents the morning of her birthday. Lauren was reading the card she made for her. This is Emma's hair pre-grooming.

Ready for her party. When we asked Emma what kind of cake she wanted, she said, "just a plain cake." We tried to help her think of something she might want on her cake. When she found Rapunzel paper plates and napkins, she thought that would make a good theme for her party. We just used her and Lauren's Tangled dolls to decorate the cake.

Callie and Lily visited for a while.

Cousin Taylor read Emma's cards for her.

Callie found her cousin Joey hilarious.