Thursday, May 5, 2011


Kiva's first pig-tails!!!
I could eat this child up! Love her little curls at the end...and she thinks she is so pretty too, which is one of my favorite things about this whole process.

Don't you think she looks so old?? She is so precious!

Pedicures, almost a mother's day gift and Feathers!

Jada had a goal...starting last summer.
If she went 7 days with NO fits, she could get a pedicure!
SHE DID IT!so of course she chose purple nail polish with flowersshe asked lots of sweet questions and was so excited the whole time
and Jada and I got feathers in our hair! More/close up pics to come on that.And for mother's day this year, I was hoping to use a new photo back drop to capture some beautiful moments of the girls and then print them on something extravagant for MiMi and Grammy. was a great intention...but the girls were being WAY to silly and not too interested...
for example...can you please stand closer together? Hug? please?
ok, or chase eachother...

We thought this one was sweet...
Jada, can you scoot closer to Kiva...Kiva, smile, Kiva, smile!
or there's that face, Kiv...Jada, a real smile please?
Peek-a-boo? Kiva...where's your pretty smile?? needed to stretch? ok!? Show off those legs :)
I LOVE this precious Kiva face
And this one...serously, so cute.
And the fabulous photos...just some fun memories!
(MiMi and Grammy...I wills end you some prints for fun!)

Chicks & Easter!

Warning...this post will be phone and point-n-shoot picture intensive...hope you enjoy :)

Our friends, the Jones', have chickens now. And of course we had to go see the new chicks that have been newly introduced into their family! Jada LOVED them and Kiva was a little concerned and then played with toys.
Easter was a full day! The small group of people that we have enjoyed living life with met first thing in the morning at a park for breakfast and worship...and also a little play time.Kellie and the girls playing in the rocksI just love the bloomers poking out :)a brief easter egg hunt around the fieldIt was an old park that had a merry-go-round that was super fast...the kids didn't ever play on it, just the adults! There was a lot of spinning fun with Bernie, Kellie, Chester, Josh and Merinda all had some serious dizzy moments.then we went to mimi and papas!after a brief easter egg hunt in their backyard,
instead of Easter baskets, they were surprised with a fun pool!then off to church in matching dressesWe got to celebrate Merinda's birthday by surprising her at Messina Hoff...we took Kiva on a little day date :)Kiva eating with her left hand :) So precious!Some Aunt Ashley love
Taken from Aunt Ashley's phone...Kiv striking a pose in her swim suit!

What did Kiva do while we were in NYC?

It has been a the first blog post of the evening is the update on what Kiva did while we were in NYC! Most of these were taken with a phone and sent to me so I could stay current on what our sweet Kiva bear was up to!

Back-story- The Thursday before we left my mom, "Mi-Mi," hurt her knee badly AGAIN! I felt SO bad for her. And the prognosis was another surgery :( She was a trooper and tackled it again...however, much to my mom's dismay, Kiva's vacation to MiMi and PaPa's house was canceled until further notice! Sooooo...I asked Kiva if she wanted to go to NYC with us, and she looked at me and shook her head NO!

Well, next option...send out an email to the girls/aunts in Kiva's life and see if we could piece together some time slots for them to care for Kiva in our absence. A nervous and protective mom takes a deep breath and says a quick prayer for mercy. Press send on the email. 30 seconds passes and my phone rings. It was Aunt Aubrey with a simple statement "This morning when I woke up, I don't know if I was dreaming or if it was just something that the Lord spoke to me, but I think I am going to watch Kiva next week while you are in NYC!"...WHAT??? Seriously? Lord, THANK YOU! I listened to Aubrey with tears of gratitude. So...while we were in NYC, Aunt Aubrey & Uncle Will got to practice being parents :)

And Kiva had a BLAST! Seriously, she loved all of the attention and love... and was completely satisfied and content the entire time! Aub was amazing. Pause: I just want to say that nothing is more precious to me on this earth than Brian and my girls...and there was no hesitation in my heart about how Aubrey and Will would love, shepherd and tend to Kiva in ways that far exceed any friend...throughout the years Aub and Will have been family to us in so many ways, and this was just another way that the Lord provided and gave extravagantly through the Agnors. Oh how I love them!

At the end of our trip, MiMi was feeling up to watching Kiva for a couple of Kiva ended up getting her MiMi and PaPa fix too :) She is well LOVED by them (of course) and though Kiva was happy to see us, she didn't seem too concerned about when we would return! So, here goes the picture journal of Kiva's time...
i took this before we left...proof of her left-handedness!!
And I looked at these pics in my camera while we were in NYC when I needed a Kiva-bear fix!

Goodmorning from a happy Kiva
bathtime fun
an adoring Aunt Aubrey!my favorite one by far...this was sent with a message "is this cheating?" Aunt Aubrey, Aunt Ashley and Uncle Will took Kiva to Chuck-E-Cheese of course!