Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Kylie's 1st Birthday!!!

My little girl turned 1 on Aug. 27th. Yes I do realize I'm about 2 months late on this but dang, I've been busy. Avery was out of town for her actual birthday so we celebrated on the 26th and just kept it very low key. We made her a cake and had the Caresia's over to help eat it. It's been such a blessing having family nearby. They love Kylie to pieces and she absolutely adores them. These are a few of the things Kylie received for her birthday. The dress (which I love) and maracas' are from the Caresia's.
Kylie loves all her new stuff

This walking toy which turns into a riding toy is from my parents. Kylie loves this thing

another toy from Caresia's. Kylie can put all the shapes in the correct hole and plays with it everyday

This is what a baby looks like after she digs into cake. Kylie loved getting messy. She started to rub the frosting into her legs, it was really funny.

Before she decided to attack her piece of the cake

That's the cake Avery and I made for Kylie. It seriously took forever to make but was so worth it.

Baby Jade's Blessing

Luckily while we were in Utah Deena and Harley blessed Jade. I've been feeling a bit left out on these special days since I chose to move so far away from home... : ) And out of 13 grandkids I have only been to 3 baby blessings (and that includes Jade's). I loved catching up with Harley's side of the Family. It's been years since I've seen them!

Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures of Jade in her blessing dress but I did get some pictures of her.
This is how it'll be whenever I have baby #2 although Kylie will be MUCH bigger by then. Oh and just for bragging rights - I made both of the babies hairbows. While I was home I taught Deena and Melanie how to make them and I think we're all addicted to making them now.
Love this picture of these two. My sister has a HUGE mirror in her entryway and Avery was running to it with Kylie and holy cow did she love it!!

Someday this will be us. I have no idea what Kylie's doing here

These are the '08 grandbabies and yes Kylie is the only one not crying. Garrett started it and then I think Kylie crowded both Drew and Fiona a little and made them cry too.

Family Pictures

While in Utah my parents wanted an updated Family picture, which was much needed. The last time we had a Family picture taken Kevin and I were single and I think we had 6 or 7 grandkids and now Kevin and I are finally married and we're up to 14 grandkids.
It was a lot of fun to get dressed up and make a couple of hairbows (one for Jade and one for Kylie). We ended up going across the street from the Mt Timanogos Temple and it ended up being the perfect place. I love how green the background turned out. My parents with all their grandkids - they couldn't love these kids more!
The Fullmer kids with spouses and my parents

The Fullmer Fam

The Kirk Family


More Utah Vacation - Kennecott Copper Mine

So I might be just a little behind on my blog and have a few minutes so decided to start updating again. On August 8th we headed up to Kennecott Copper Mines with my Family to continue with our Family Reunion. What a unique place. Here's a few facts I learned that day:
  • If you stretched out all the roads in the open pit mine, you'd have 500 miles of roadway - enough to reach from Salt Lake City to Denver.
  • The trucks that haul the ore are larger than many houses and weigh more than a jumbo jet. They stand over 23 feet tall and can carry from 255 to 360 tons of rock.
  • The truck driver rides about 18 feet above the ground -- nearly two stories high.
  • The mine is so big, it can be seen by the space shuttle astronauts as they pass over the United States.
My Dad, Harley, Avery and Kylie
One of the very large trucks they use to haul the copper

This is a comparison picture - the tiny white truck is a full size pickup you'd see on public roads

All the grandkids plus Aunt Deena and Uncle Kevin. That is the actual sized tire used on the large trucks

Our little family

Saturday, September 5, 2009

This is the Place

August 7th marked the first day of our Fullmer Family reunion so we headed up to This Is The Place Heritage Park. It's the place where the Mormon Pioneers first entered the Salt Lake Valley. We had a good time walking around to the Villages and riding in the Train around the village. A few of us even tried our hand in a craft or two and enjoyed some penny candy. We had a wonderful picnic my parents put together and of course enjoyed spending quality time together has a Family.

To find out more info go to their website:

Side view of the This is the Place Monument. I never did get a full front view...

Kylie and cousin Drew rode around in the double stroller all day. They really had the life. Aren't they cute!

Kylie and Avery with a friendly goat

She wasn't sure what to think of those goats

Kylie didn't love the pony ride so much. I seriously thought she was gonna jump off

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Kylie and Grandma Moffat

Grandma Moffat loved having Kylie around the house. They took lots of naps together, fought over Grandmas cane frequently and Kylie learned a few new words from her. Kylie now says "Hello", "No", and "no no no" I love that Kylie took such a liking to my Grandma cuz we just don't know how long we will have her around. She's definitely getting worse with age but she really is a crack up.

Kylie sure loved to take her cane away, they played tug-o-war with it a handful of times. Kylie also loved to stand up to her table by the chair and play with the tape recorder and telephone. Grandma Moffat didn't like that much but Kylie sure loved to tease her.

Thanksgiving Point

Through the month of August Thanksgiving Point has $2 Tuesday. Basically, you can get into either Noah's Ark (a fun wadding pool), The Gardens, or the Dinosaur Museum for $2 each. The first Tuesday it was offered we decided to take advantage and head to the Gardens then cool off at Noah's Ark (which we ended up getting into for free). Kylie had a great time riding in her stroller and spending time with her Grandma Fullmer and of course her Aunt Deena and cousins.
The kids

Love this waterfall at The Gardens in the Amphitheater. The picture doesn't do it justice - that's only one of the falls
She was loving this stroller we rented there. We really need to get her a better stroller...

Lagoon for dinner

The same day we went to the Temple Open House we also drove to Lagoon's RV park and had dinner with my brother Heath, Deanah and Family and their friends. My sister Deena, Harley and Family also made the drive up. It was yummy - Heath and Deanah made us Fajitas on their big camping grill. Thanks you guys for the fun evening! Heath and Chet (my nephew) were sword fighting
Kenidee (neice) attempting a picture holding Kylie

Braden, Brenna, Corrin posing for a picture in the camp trailer

Kenidee, Lucee, Braden, Brenna, Corrin, and Kylie

Oquirrh Mountain Temple Open House

Kylie and I went to Utah on July 28th to hang out with my family for 3 1/2 weeks. We had a great time. Avery met up with us for 1 week of the trip so he would be with us for the Fullmer family reunion and family pictures.

The last day for the Oquirrh Mountain Temple Open House was August 1st so my parents got tickets so Kylie and I could go. She was an angel through the whole thing but she did find that the Celestial Room had a bit of an echo when she would babble. It was very cute.

Is she not the cutest baby ever...

Friday, August 28, 2009

Hesston College

On July 7th we drove down to Newton, KS to have dinner with Avery's old flight instructor at Hesston College. After the dinner we decided to head up to the college and walk around his old stomping ground. It was fun to see where he had gone to college and see the places where he lived, ate, and played ball for two years. They don't do summer classes there so it was literally like talking a walk through a park. Thanks Avery for showing me Hesston College!

Avery, Kylie and me on campus

Avery and Kylie by the "campus map". It's a small school but it's a very nice campus

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Dishwasher vs Dishsoap

On Sunday night I walked into the Kitchen and see water and soap bubbles pouring out of the dishwasher onto the floor. I immediately told Avery we had a problem and he needed to see this. I was informed at that point that "someone" may have used dishsoap since we were low on dishwasher detergent. We opened the door and the pictures below are what we saw. I wish I had taken a picture of the outside but "someone" wouldn't let me. I will say that we had a very good laugh about this one.