Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Backyard Tubing

Santa's Gift was a huge hit, thanks to Dad's muscles!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve was fun at the Starley's. We had a cute Nativity story with Katelyn as Mary, Sarah as the Angel, and Abby as a Wiseman. We had a great night together and ended with the family tradition of opening matching jammies. Nate was very jealous of my star wars themed jammies! Abby threw in a nice surprise and started crawling on that very night.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Peek-A-Boo Abby

Abby is starting to get around these days. She doesn't ever move while you are watching her but if you turn your head for a minute she's right at the Christmas tree yanking on the ornaments. This wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for the fact that our tree has already toppled over once this year spraying broken glass all over the floor...that being explained I left the girls in Abby's room while I answered the phone. Katelyn and Sarah of course followed shortly thereafter and I heard Abby start to wimper. I walked in her room and her cries went silent. I couldn't see her either. I thought that was odd. So I went in my room to see if I had had a zany moment and she was actually in there. Nope. I went back into the nursery and could hear her soft breathing. I lifted the bedskirt of her crib and this is what I saw:
Abby are you in there?

It's Abby

Abby pretending she can't move

The girls have been extra cuddly these days and it was fun to catch a shot of them with Grandma and Grandpa tonight.

Mommy and Katelyn moment, sometimes you just have to hold them on your lap because they grow up too fast!

WSU Bookstore Meet Santa and Reindeer

My mom saved me by watching Abby while Katelyn, Sarah and I joined my sister-in-laws at the bookstore to meet Santa and his reindeer. We had just lined up when Katelyn announced she needed to use the potty. Of course the nearest bathroom was upstairs and around the corner... Once we had that taken care of the rest was really fun. Santa was very sweet (we had carrots to feed his reindeer).

The craft was making a cute Santa frame for the free photo. And they had cute Dr. Seuss cutouts to take photos.

Outside we met Snowflake and Blitzen and received special reindeer food for Christmas Eve.

Then we found out the girls photo was in the Standard Examiner (if you saw the girls last Thursday in the Top of Utah section).
All in all a day with the cousins, santa, reindeer, and crafts-what could be more fun!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Ropelato Family Christmas Party

There's nothing better than hanging out with the family during the Christmas season.
We had a darling nativity with Katelyn as Mary and Sarah as Mary/Angel.

We played games (m&m straw game, and Christmas Jeopardy), ate delish food, and visited.

What could be better? Oh yeah we had a visit from Santa and the whole family got new socks. Nate received sports socks,

Stace received super soft socks,
Katelyn had princess socks with little crowns over each toe,

Sarah had crazy stripe socks,

Abby had cute little yellow socks.

Like I said, Good times had by all. Cousins Sarah and Lexie in twinner outfits!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


The great thing about Mt. Ogden Park is the sledding bowl, so we took a day trip to the park and the girls loved it. Even Abby went down the hill.
Snow Bunnies

Snow Angels

Sledding Hill

Girls Turn

Sarah's Happiest inside