Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Lots of fun stuff has been happening lately. Brandon's sister was in from out of town for almost a week and we had lots of get togethers.

Last night we cooked tin foil dinners up in the canyon. They turned out really good.

Mckinley could have stood and thrown rocks in the river the entire night.

Family picture.

All of the little Salmon cousins.

Brandon is always creating delicious things to eat. He made fried ice cream the other night for everyone and it was SO GOOD.

We took Mckinley to see her two cousins perform in their dance recital. She had a blast watching them and we shared a delicious ice cream shake from Sonic after.

Mckinley and her cousin Sam took a bath together. I hope they love this picture when they're older.

Mckinley loves to wear pink. She was so excited to wear this new dress to Church that she got for her birthday.

Eating a delicious Sunday dinner with her cousins.

In other news, I am still pregnant, 20 weeks today actually. It has gone by fast! My stomach is growing quickly and I am starting to feel the babies move a little more. Also, we bought a house and should be moving into it in about three weeks. We are so excited!

Monday, May 14, 2012

New Camera

Well, yay, good news. I opened this camera that has been sitting on our dresser since Christmas and even though it doesn't seem as nice as our current camera, in all actuality it's way better! I think our Cannon was defective or something. What a waste. This one is a Kodak and it's older and stuff I think but the pictures are actually clear! Even ones where Mckinley is jumping around. They're not all blurry. I can't tell you how happy this makes me. Maybe, just maybe, I'll take more pictures and blog more!

Mother's Day was awesome. Brandon treated me like gold. He made breakfast in bed for me and Mckinley, bought me this new bright pink shirt that I love, and bought Mckinley and me matching necklaces. He made all three meals for me that day and wouldn't let me touch the dishes. What more can you ask? (Here's my rather large 18 week belly.)
We had an amazing dinner with Brandon's family last night and got to skype with his little brother who is on a mission in Chile. It was a really fun night. Mckinley was so happy to play with her cousins and dress up in the Snow White dress.
Just a random picture of Mckinley and Brandon playing together. This guy is absolutely the best dad ever and they just have so much fun together. I'm so lucky to have both of them in my life and we are so excited for our next two kiddos to join us! 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

She's 2

Mckinley turned 2 yesterday and had such a fun day! She was so excited about her birthday and would yell "cheese" really loud every time I wanted to take her picture. She has been hiding from the camera lately but not yesterday!

She opened a disney princess nightgown the night before which she of course loves.

Eating her traditional Mickey Mouse pancake for breakfast. See here for last year's picture.

Grandma and Grandpa Bishop in China got to watch her open a gift from them over Skype.

So excited about her Snow White puzzle.

A couple birthday pictures of the 2 year old. 

It didn't take her long to figure out she is now two and she'll even show you on her fingers (although it kind of looks like she's holding up three fingers).

A few days before her birthday we sang to her at my brother's house and had her blow out candles. She was so excited to have everyone singing to her and she was adorable shaking her head back and forth to try to get the candles out. There's a video of it but it's on Brandon's phone.

Here she is the night of her birthday with her two favorite cousins.

She was laughing so hard and just super excited while we all sang to her. There's a video of it here.

Blowing out the candles (for the second time).

Opening presents. She got lots of fun stuff for her birthday, new books, new dresses, a doll and baby stroller, and more. She was in heaven.

She has been taking excellent care of her new baby ever since. I think I've got a good helper on my hands for when the twins are born!

Family picture.

Playing with her doll later that night.

The whole day was so fun. She loved her pancake breakfast, watched Dora while I showered and got ready, took a long 3 hour nap, visited Great Grandma Bishop in the afternoon, went to Wendy's for dinner, and had a cake and ice cream party that night. Two year olds are so easy to please!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

More Pictures

Well, I got all of Brandon's pictures and videos uploaded to the computer finally, yay. There are kind of too many to choose from so I just picked a few cute ones.

We've been enjoying the warm weather lately.

Now tell me that isn't some great bed head!

Mckinley is defintely ALL GIRL. She loves to have her nails painted.

Brandon is the best dad in the whole world to her. She just loves him to pieces. They bond every morning eating breakfast together while I sleep in. How did I get so lucky? (If you want to see an adorable video of them sumo wrestling together, click here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0yW8tF8M5k&feature=youtu.be.)

Better late than never. We also colored eggs at Easter. It was fun.
Beautiful tulips at Nelson's Grove Park.
Mckinley's birthday is on Monday. I can't believe she will be 2 already. We sang Happy Birthday to her at a family dinner with my family tonight and she had the biggest grin on her face. And then she had a blast blowing out her candles. I am so excited for her birthday!!!