Thursday, March 18, 2010

Disney on Ice!

And we're back! First, some pictures...

My angels wearing their new Easter dresses Grandma sent them!

Alicey's joy school group.

Alicey shows off her "Cat in the Hat" hat she made... and a wooden angel?

I love my family!

My Valentine's Day surprise for the girls!

Aren't they adorable?!

Hank and Leah came a month or so ago and we all went sledding together!


Alicey's fine sense of style! These earrings were some of Nana's that Alicey inherited when we were in Arizona for Pa's funeral.

So I figure instead of never coming back to write another blog entry because of being so overwhelmed by how far behind I am, I better just skip the past half a year and tell you what's happening right now in the Melo home!

Well, we're in the proccess of building a new home in the Ranches of Eagle Mountain, Utah. After looking hard for a newer home on a big lot in many different areas and just NOT being able to find one in our price range (besides short sales), we looked into going through a constructor. We were surprised to find out we could get a brand new home, on a .75 acre lot, for about the same amount as a NOT new home on a SMALL lot. We're going through McArthur Homes, and are very excited to be able to move in sometime this summer! I'll try to update you with some pictures along the way...

Alicey and Olivia are getting big and old FAST! Alicey has recently begun speaking English I'd say the majority of the time. I don't know at this point if I should just forget about it or maybe encourage her to speak Portuguese at home. Of course in the long run that's what I would like, but do I need to enforce this while she's so little? Alicey doesn't like me to tell her what to do, so I'm afraid if I insist whe just won't want to. Why is it such a big deal? Because half of her entire family ONLY speaks Portuguese and I don't want her to lose the chance to be able to communicate with them for the rest of her life.

Olivia loves to play with her "babies"- and doll or stuffed animal- and put them to sleep all throughout the house. She is very independent (unlike Alicey) and is happiest playing by herself. Though, the first thing she says whenever I get her up in the morning is "Poppy? Alicey?" Her vocabulary is definitely growing, but she hasn't gotten much further than 1-2 word phrases. I'm not worried about it. She's still 1. Her hair has gotten really long and always falls into her face, since she won't leave anything in her hair for longer than a few minutes. I don't want to cut it because I love long hair and want her hair to grow!

Last week Alicey and I went to see Disney on Ice with my friend, Railene, and her daughter, Alyssa. The girls had tons of fun, though I'd say Alicey only had patience for the first half of the show. After that, she kept trying to come up with excuses to leave, like going to the bathroom, SEVERAL times. Right before the intermission she waved her hand towards the ice rink and said "I'm tired of all of this!" Too bad, I thought, we're staying 'til the end! Alicey connected with about half of the characters that appeard- the Little Mermaid and the Lions King are two of her favorites, while Cars and the Tinker Bell movie aren't. It was fun to go out with just her for something special and to see our friends Rai and Alyssa! Here are some pictures and videos of the experience...

This curtain is a good abreviation of the entire show!

Alicey and Alyssa- buddies since birth! Tinker Bell coming down from the sky!

Meet the princesses before the show starts! Alyssa wasn't very excited about taking pictures.

Ok- I'm exhausted! I think I'll stop now!