Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Nicholas is such a silly boy. He didn't want to put his PJ bottoms on one night, so I thought I'd try something different. He was excited to smile for the camera wearing them on his head.

This is after his nap one afternoon. He's always ready to smile for a picture.

Elizabeth & Daddy went on a date last week. It was so fun getting dressed up and going out. We went out to dinner at Olive Garden and then went to Barnes & Noble for dessert and she got to pick out a couple books to bring home with her. It was such a special evening. She was so beautiful in her princess dress! Mommy even curled her hair! We hadn't even arrived home and she was already asking when we were going on our next date. What a precious girl!

Christmas 2008 was very special for the Siverts family. For the first time in over 10 years, the whole family was together. So we had some beautiful pictures taken. That was such a fun time with all the family there. What a wonderful Christmas!


We went to Santa Barbara for the week before Thanksgiving and had a wonderful time! So many amazing memories. Disneyland was just a part. What an incredible trip. We are SO thankful we were able to be there!
After a 10-hour day at Disneyland, Nick had finally had enough.

Nicholas is a strong boy, but he wasn't quite able to remove the sword from the stone. Maybe next time. Nick's favorite ride was Dumbo. He loved going up & down.

Elizabeth had such a wonderful time! Her favorite rides were the teacups, Dumbo and "It's a Small World"

Seeing Nick & Ellie on "It's a Small World" brought tears to our eyes! It was so precious and will bever be forgotten. Great memories!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Nick has officially learned how to climb into his crib. Thankfully, he has not learned how to climb out yet.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Here we are the day after getting back from Santa Barbara. We started seeing snow in the air driving into town from the airport and it snowed all night and all the next day. We went outside this particular afternoon after getting them all bundled up (they were so excited). The kids lasted about 15 minutes outside before they wanted to come in & get warm.
Here they are in Ellie's room laying by the heat vent thawing out. Nick's hands were really cold! He was so happy to have warm hands again. Nick is getting good at "smiling" for pictures now. When you point the camera in his direction and say, "Smile, Nick." this is what he does now. It's so cute!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

playing together

Nick and Elizabeth love playing together in the front lawn. Today, they were playing with Nick's motorcycle. They just looked too cute.

9 years ago...

I bought this princess shirt at the Disney Store in Colorado Springs not long after Catherine & I got married because I was so excited to have a little girl. It wasn't until 4 years later that our precious Elizabeth was born. Finally, just after her 5th birthday, here she is wearing her shirt. Turns out, it's a perfect shirt for Elizabeth...she's definitely our little princess. She's such an amazing little girl! Nick didn't want to be left out of the pictures, so here he is ready to do some work around the house with his hammer. He loves his big sister!

Nick found Daddy's tape measure and was starting to figure out how it worked. He was very proud and so excited once he figured it out. Such a precious little boy!

Here is Elizabeth reading to Nick (one of his favorite books...DOGS). Ellie & Nick can be so sweet to each other...most of the time. Ellie loves reading to Nick at bedtime and he snuggles right up to her in the rocking chair. It's very cute!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

the climber

So, what does Nick do with all his spare time now that Elizabeth is at school all day?

Scale the furniture, of course. 423.05Boys are awesome!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Elizabeth's 1st Day of Kindergarten

Here's Elizabeth on her first day of kindergarten!
When we asked her, "How was your day?" She said, "tiring."
She's such a big girl! Full day kindergarten 5 days a week. Whoa!


Nick has a lot to say & he's "talking" up a storm.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

outdoor fun...

Here we are during one of our many visits to the playground at the elementary school near our house. The kids LOVE to play here! This is their absolute favorite thing to do (2nd only to eating ice cream or going to visit Nana & Papa).

indoor fun...

I was just sitting at the computer checking e-mail or something and I hear them running around. When I looked down the hall, here's what I saw...

silly hat day...

I know what you're is REALLY my color.
This was "silly hat day" on the last official day of preschool.
Would you believe I was the only adult to wear a silly hat?

the many faces of nicholas...

This one's in June...
This one's a little later in June...
This one's in July...
Nick is also extremely expressive.
He's never one to dodge a photo opp!

the faces of elizabeth...

This one was in June...This one was in August...
This one's in May...
She is a very expressive girl (to say the least).
We love all her funny faces!

During a visit to Ft Collins, we went to "the farm". The kids love
petting all the animals and riding the horses.
Nick wasn't crazy about riding a horse, but he was happy to sit on one.