Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spoiled Rotten

elizabeth's name sake liz wasn't able to make it to the birthday party, but still came over this afternoon and spoiled her rotten with birthday gifts. liz's mother marianne and her picked out some of elizabeths favorite things,puzzles, books, hair stuff, but i think the my little pony was her favorite. thank you marianne and liz! elizabeth is so lucky to have your family's love and support.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Monkey!!

my baby girl is three years old! three!! i feel like i just blinked and she grew up! let me tell you a few of the things that we love about our princess.
we find it almost unbelievable how much sass she carries in her tiny little body. her eyes twinkle when she smiles. she loves brushing my hair. she is the ultimate teaser when playing with her dog sugar. she loves lip gloss. her nickname is monkey. she loves to dance. she says excellent prayers. she holds on tight to her car seat when we drive over the train tracks. she loves her friends. she makes angry faces that could kill. she loves playing with baby dolls. she informs us the police will come get us if we don't buckle our seat belts. her favorite food is her daddy's spaghetti. she asks me every night to sing her primary songs so that she can fall asleep. she has the most beautiful hair. she is very sensitive and does not like to be scolded or told what to do. she loves swimming in the tub. she is always asking to get her nails painted. she loves her back tickled. she makes the saddest frowny face. she has the quickest come backs. she loves to swing. she squeals with delight when you mention her cousin gabe. she knows how to pose for a picture (yes, i'm aware that is because her mother is a picture fanatic). she loves sitting on her daddy's feet when he walks around. she loves nursery. her best friend is grandmerry. she is always picking out our shoes and telling us they look so cute. she loves the movie bolt. she is the most stubborn strong-willed child i know. she loves feeding her bunny noel. she tells us she wants me to have another baby, but not a boy. she loves her papa. she loves drawing with chalk on the porch. she loves reading and making up stories about kings. most of all, what ryan and i love most is that her laugh lights up your soul. happy birthday love!!

elizabeth is blessed with so many incredible people in her life that love and support her. she had a princess party and invited a few of those amazing people. thank you all for coming and celebrating with us! we love you all so much!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

Pre-Birthday Dinner with Grandma Joanne

elizabeth's great grandma joanne isn't able to make elizabeth 3rd birthday party, which is where she sings a beautiful song for her every year. to make sure elizabeth got her song from grandma joanne, she invited us over for a pre-birthday dinner. it was really sweet of her to invite us over. elizabeth just loves grandma chalmers. she is always asking when she can go over there and play with her toys. the whole night elizabeth was all over the place, just playing with the toys and wouldn't stop talking. i didn't think she would sit still for the song grandma was going to sing, but right when we told her to listen to the song. she sat on the couch and listened quietly with a big smile on her face. thanks grandma joanne, we sure love you.

i'm still working on posting the video of grandma singing...

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Mystery's 14th Birthday

birthdays are good for you. statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest. which i think mystery is sure lucky to have so many people that love her. happy birthday mystery!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Most Beautiful View is the One I Share With You.

the family. the rodgers clan is a very strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding candy from each another, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain...okay so i like to wrestle with ryan :) and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending. i am just happy that their is a common thread that binds us all together. i'm also grateful i have a wonderful hubby and a sassy little daughter and that we all keep each other smiling because the happiest moments of my life are here with the two of them! :)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Over The Hill

we celebrated scott's 40th birthday and we also had the west-taintor kids,and since it was williams 5th birthday we celebrated his as well.
happy birthday scott & william!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Clever Girl

elizabeth had been complaining to me that her drink kept falling, and she was worried about it spilling. ryan and her fell asleep watching a movie and I noticed that she had placed her drink inside her shoe so that she could set it down and it wouldn't spill...clever girl.

Great Grandma Joanne

elizabeth loves her great grandma joanne. elizabeth likes how grandma lets her play with her cane, and she just sits and smiles when grandma sings to her.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I Love You More!!!!

recently my sister blogged about how much she loves me, and i wanted to return the favor!
you know, i have never understood how people make it through life without a sister.
since i can remember i knew holly loved me. i always just felt her love was so strong towards me, and no matter what i did she was still my best friend. i remember when i was little i would sleep better if she let me lay on her chest and listen to her heart beat as i fell asleep. my mom says we put up some good fights when we were young, but to be honest i don't recall ever fighting with her. she wasn't just any old sister, most of my childhood memories are spending time with her and her friends, sitting on the counter watching her bake chocolate chip cookies (which i'd still wait any day for her cookies, they are heavenly),and just laughing with her. when she was in college, she would let me come to class with her, and even hang out with her college friends. even on her wedding day, i remember just crying all morning. i did not want her to move out of the house because i thought i would loose my best friend. before she left for the temple, she came and gave me a hug and told me how much she loved me and said she be looking forward to seeing me after the temple sealing, and she was true to her word. when she came out of those doors, she didn't wait long to find me and give me a hug. then i lived with her throughout my adolescence. she may have struggled with many decisions i have made throughout my life, but the love i felt from her has never faltered. i have no doubt that we were truly meant to be sisters. she is my greatest example and i will always look up to her.
thank you for being a wonderful big sister and teaching me about fairness, cooperation,kindness and caring. I love you so much!!

it all began...

and it will forever continue...

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Silly Sleeping Care Bears

elizabeth's cousin spoiled her with a bunch of care bears, and now elizabeth wants to take them with her every where she goes. I found her tonight in our bed putting her care bears to sleep.