Sunday, December 28, 2008

My Grandpa Turned 90!!!

We had my Grandpa's 90th birthday party yesterday. His actual birthday was Friday. Can you believe he is 90?
Happy Birthday Nono.. we LOVE you!!

Christmas Day.. THANKS SANTA!

Elle with her new Step 2 playhouse from Santa..

Hailee with her new cell phone... from Santa.

Hayden with his new Ping golf clubs.. from Santa.

Were going to Disneyland.. THANKS MOM and DAD!!

Boy.. we have SO much to be thankful for!! The kids had an amazing Christmas as well as we did. But the kids are so much more fun to photograph Christmas morning than we are.. hee hee! Santa was SO good to all of us. Elle got a Step 2 playhouse from him... with it's own mailbox and doorbell. She was ringing that doorbell all morning! Hayden got the new golf clubs he has been wanting to help him in those golf tournaments.. hee hee! And Hailee.. she got that stinkin glyde cell phone with the qwerty keyboard that she wanted. Hailee realized it paid off to sit on Santas lap this year though she fought me about "sitting on some strangers lap".. hee hee! Then the kids did a scavenger hunt to find the gift from Mark and I. After running around the house finding clues.. they found Mickey and Minnie.. then realized We're going to Disneyland. We leave Saturday, January 3rd and come home Wednesday the 7th. We are ALL looking so forward to it! We need the time to go and play and ALL be kids again!
Christmas day was at my house with my family. We had 24 of us it was a full house! There was a bunch of family in town from Michigan because it was my Nono's 90th birthday Friday. It was a tad chaotic but always great to be with family on these special days.
THANK YOU everyone for all the wonderful and generous gifts. We hope you had a Merry Christmas!

Christmas Eve

We spent Christmas Eve at Grandma and Poppy Baker's house and did gift exchanges with Mark's side of the family that evening. We went to the childrens service at church and went back to their house for dinner and presents. The kids had a blast with their cousins...Shae and Carson. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful family! Thank you Grandma and Poppy!
Elle with her new pink grand piano.

Hailee anxiously waiting to open her presents.

Hayden got the new Wii Guitar Hero...Thanks Uncle Jim and Aunt Tanya.

Elle loving on her new Elmo Live...

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Such A Princess

Elle got sent another DARLING outfit to model and for me to photograph! So I got a chance to take her out and snap away this morning. So cute..a precious princess theme!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

NB Photography

I am SO excited!! I have finally decided to take my passion for photoraphy to the next level! I am opening my own business. YEAH! It will be called NB Photography. I am in the process of getting the L.L.C. and I just got my logo made. It is below. I am in the process of working on my website too. I can't wait!! I will keep you all posted on the progress!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tis the season to be busy..

Oh..busy.. busy.. busy.. tis the season to be busy! I can't seem to get caught up! Our weekend was busy but fun!
Hailee got to dance/walk in the parade of lights this past Saturday night for her dance studio, Heat Wave! Elle thoroughly enjoyed all the floats decked out with music and lights!! It was a night out with just the girls! After a cold evening at the parade we enjoyed a warm Starbucks.. yummy!!

Hailee with Madison and Vicky!

Elle.. enjoying the lights!

Now the boys had an ever better time Saturday night! They got to go down to Tucson for the U of A vs ASU game! It was Hayden's first time to see the rivals play each other! Needless to say.. U of A won and Hayden had the time of his life.. hee hee! He is NOW a true Arizona Wildcat fan!

Sunday, November 30, 2008


Elle's pink throne potty chair finally got to sing. She pottied on it for the first time tonight and it sings a little song when you tinkle in it! We were all so excited! We are getting closer to NO diapers. WOO-HOO! I added a picture of her pink throne since I wasn't sure she would want everyone seeing a picture of her sitting on the potty..hee hee!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Ho, Ho, Ho...

Elle got to sit on Santa's lap for the first time this year. You can't tell from the picture but Elle LOVED him. I told her our turn was up and we had to tell Santa bye and she said no. She hasn't stopped talking about him since! When we got home I told her Santa was going to bring her toys and leave them under the tree. So she went to her toy box grabbed some toys and put them under the tree. I guess she doesn't understand the concept exactly..hee hee! She will be very surprised Christmas morning!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008


We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving stuffed with lots of love and fun. We spent the day at my parent's house.. with the Oliverio family. The kids had a blast playing with their niece and nephew, Hannah and Aaron. The boys/guys played football in the street, we all took a long walk after eating too much and goofed around a ton. We all had a lot of fun. We have SO much to be thankful for!! The day just goes too quick though.

Elle and Hannah taking a rest during one of our many little walks.

Hayden enjoying his pumpkin pie.. a little too much!

Aaron.. Hayden's mimi me.. with his whip cream mustache.

A few great shots I got of my kiddios while playing outside...

Monday, November 24, 2008

A Rockin Good Time

Hailee and I spent all day yesterday at the Kids Artistic Revue-KAR dance competition. She always has a blast but it is the longest day ever! This is the earliest dance competition we have done. All the girls did amazing for having started the dances in August and having to prepare so quickly. Hailee had 7 new dances this year. She did incredible in all of them. We are so proud of you for all your hard work and dedication to dance. Plus, manages to keep straight As in school and make the principals list. We don't know how she does it. We LOVE you sweetheart!! Here are a few of the numbers below. The other 2 got Top 1st and one place 9th overall. WOW!

Hailee's solo "Wherever He Aint".. got a 1st place and she was invited to dance in New York.

Hailee's dance teacher being congratulated for her choreography on the piece the girls got overall 1st place and a $100 scholarship!

So proud.. after her solo award!

"Secret".. got 1st place and an invitation to New York

"Jump In Line".. Top 1st ..being goofy

"Pink Cadillac".. got Top 1st.. 1st overall.. Diva award.. $100

"Imagine"..Lyrical.. Top 1st

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Our Elle Is In Parenting Magazine

I was flipping through my Parenting Magazine.. Dec/Jan 2009 Edition.. last night. I came to an article and thought to myself... hmm..that sure looks familiar. Well it should! It was Elle and I.. hee hee! Last neighbor who is an amazing advertising/commercial photographer paid Elle and I to do a Mommy and me photo shoot. Well.. it paid off for him and I. Check it out..

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Our All Star Player...

After an undefeated season.. Coach Baker and the Indians team won the championship game this morning 18-3! Hayden is definitely our little all-star player and has become an amazing baseball player. The Indians are the official Chander Little League Fall Ball baseball CHAMPS! Woo-H00! It has been an incredible season once again. Hayden already can't wait for spring ball.
Game Day Pics
The Game..

After the game.. THE CHAMPS!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Mia Hamm-ster Dec 07 - Nov 08

With great sadness we must share with you that Hailee's sweet little hamster Mia passed away last night. After a struggle with being sick and giving her antibiotics twice a day.. she did not make it. It was a very sad day today. She was buried along side the kids playhouse outside in a pretty pink box filled with her favorite pink stuffing. We made her a beautiful cross tied together with pink ribbon. We will miss her dearly!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Mark got his cancer results back and they were very good!! We are so excited!! The cancer that was removed was in the first stages and it wasn't imbedded in the bladder. So he won't be needing chemo etc. He will just need to keep getting checkups periodically to make sure it doesn't come back. We are SO thankful!! THANKS again for the prayers and support! We love you all!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

THANK YOU to everyone for all the wonderful phone calls, thoughts, prayers, support/help and all the meals/goodies/cookies! We have the best friends and family ever!! We love you all! Mark is doing well! We will be finding out the results of the cancer ..hopefully Friday! We will keep you all posted. Hugs..

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


From our spooky boo crew to yours. Have a bewitching Halloween!

Fancy Fortune Teller

Lil.. WILD.. Leopard

Studly Sergeant

Picture This...

A wonderful friend of mine, who is an amazing girls boutique clothing designer, gave me the opportunity to trade services with her. She said she would sew for Elle if Elle would model the clothing and I would photograph her in the clothing. I jumped all over that! I took Elle out Sunday and Monday and got some darling photos. I had to share just a few. Of course, we ALL know Elle is not camera shy.

Rhinestone Cowgirls .. a darling cowgirl and bling set

Precious rosebud and Euro set..