Tuesday, December 30, 2008

KaileeJo playing at the beach. She was so fun to watch as she explored.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Fun in Galveston

We went to Galveston on Friday and had a great time. KaileeJo loved the beach and the Gulf. We were in awe of the damage that there is from hurricane Ike. We went to East Beach first where there is still a lot of clean up left to do. We actually found a slide that came from who knows where. KaileeJo had a good time playing with that. There were a lot of sea shells and KaileeJo would hold them up to her ear to hear the ocean. It was so cute. We then went to the sea wall where there wasn't as much garbage. Then the fog started to roll in and we figured it was time to go.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas morning

KaileeJo loved Christmas morning this year. She loved opening presents even though she wasn't interested in them at all before Christmas, which was nice. She is loving having grandma, grandpa, aunt lizzy and uncle dan here to visit. They take her for walks, give her baths and read her stories. Aren't relatives great.

KaileeJo had a great time opening presents this year. By the end she was ready to just play with all of her new things. We ended up opening up some of her presents but she didn't seem to mind.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

We went and had family Christmas pictures taken. These are a few that were so cute and really show KaileeJo at her best. Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Adam and KaileeJo decorated the tree this year. There wasn't much to put on since all of our Christmas stuff is still in Wyoming. It didn't make the cut of things to move to Las Vegas when we moved, and therefore didn't make it to Texas. It is all on its way in just a week!! Then our tree will have a little more spunk. KaileeJo has actually been really good about having the tree. Every once in a while she will touch it but hasn't been fascinated enough to do any real damage.
Last night was our ward Christmas party. We were lucky enough to get to have Santa there and KaileeJo wasn't quite sure what to think of him. She was content but not excited to see him. Now I am really glad that we didn't end up taking those really expensive pictures in the mall since she wasn't really into it anyways.
We are all really excited to have Grandma and Grandpa Ostler and Liz and Dan come to visit for Christmas. The holidays are always better when you get to spend them with family even if it isn't all of the family. They will be here for about two weeks. We are most looking forward to the good cooking and free babysitters.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Frozen Precipitation!!

I was listening to the forcast last night and they kept using that term, frozen precipitation. I guess the people down here in Houston have a hard time with the four letter S word. SNOW. So far we have gotten about 1/2 an inch on the ground. We are all so glad to see this white stuff we were thinking we wouldn't get any at all this winter since the last time that they had snow here was about 5 years ago. Now with any luck at all tomorrow Adam will have a "snow" day and get out of school. So for us "Its beging to look a lot like Christmas"!!!


Ice Skating!!!

We had so much fun. KaileeJo didn't want to get off the ice. Don't worry there were no major bumps or bruises. Just a good time had by all.

Friday, December 5, 2008


One of the perks of having the only grandchild and niece in the family is that we get to tell the family where to go for the holidays. The past several years everyone came to Rexburg, but this year Grandma and Grandpa Finlayson, Wendy, Matt, and Christina all came to Houston for Thanksgiving. Becca and Mikey Johanson were also able to make it with their two boys. It was a little strange not having the Ostler Grandparents there, but at least they get to come for Christmas.
As you can see from the pictures we had a blast and KaileeJo was of course the center of attention. She loved every minute of it.
It was interesting fitting all of those people into our small apartment. We had one table with six chairs on loan and then a set that we just bought as well. We filled every single chair and we were definitely nice and cozy. Although we were a little cramped, it was a wonderful holiday and we absolutely loved having everyone there.
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Baths are so fun

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Did anyone say TURKEYBOWL?!?!?!

This year was a new experience for us. For the past three years we have been in Rexburg Idaho where on Thanksgiving morning you may be playing the Turkeybowl in snow, ice, frost or a mixture of all three. This year there was no white in sight. It was about 60 degrees and extreemly humid. Everyone had a good time and amazingly no major injuries occured. Nothing gets you in the mood for eating turkey like playing football.