Friday, December 26, 2008

December Videos...

Fun with whipped cream:

Decorating the tree:

A Star Is Born:
(After the Ward Christmas Party, Ali took the mic, and was said to have stolen the show. Notice applause... )

Ali the Dancer I:
(in the church parking lot)

Ali the Dancer II:
(with cousin Cole)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


A little while after Ali had smashed Aubrey's fingers in a crib, this conversation between Ali and Aubrey was recorded as follows:

Ali: You know what? [Slightly bending down to "Aubrey's level" with her hands on her knees] You need a book. I'll go get you a book. You stay there.

Aubrey: [Backs up against the wall and waits patiently].

Ali: [Comes back with a book] Here you go. I'm sorry you were crying [gives a hug].

This picture was taken as the book was transferred:

Monday, December 15, 2008

November Videos...

Bath Time:

Going for a walk with Dad:

Jumping practice (Monkey see, monkey do):

Playing with Grandpa:

Visiting Santa:

Monday, November 3, 2008

October Videos...

A famous song by Winnie the Pooh...sorta...:

Aubrey likes things on her head, and Danielle likes to sing:

Silly Ol' Bear:

Indians in the cupboard:

Ali loves jumping on the trampoline:

Ali goes crazy with balloons:

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

October Pics...

Here's a few pre-Halloween pics (and then some...).

Aubrey wears Grandma out:
Dave and Steph and the girls:
They aspire one day to be just like their mother:

Ali on the Batman ride at Halloween Town:

Mom and the girls on the boat ride at Halloween Town:

Granmda and the girls on the ferris wheel at Halloween Town:
The Pink One:
The Yellow One:
Grandma and Grandpa:
Horsey rides with Grandpa:

Aubrey's watching her weight. She's put on a few pounds:
Grandma won 1st place in her age group in the 5K:
Aubrey won for best smile at the 5K:
Hugs are abundant at the Bollard household:
Lead me, guide me...:
We love Killer Bunnies (the game, not actual killer bunnies):

First of three Trunk-or-Treats:
Dad and Aubrey:
Caden and Ali:
Aubrey and the spider:
Danielle and Cameron:
Danielle still has a few inches on him:
Dan and Cole carving pumpkins:
Ali loves the trampoline (at Eric and Deanna's house):
More pumpkin carvin':

Danielle's pumpkin (Pooh Bear):

Pooh Bear Pumpkin:

Seth and Lindsay carving with us:

Monday, October 6, 2008

Tired girl...

Aubrey strives to stay awake whilst eating her applesuace:

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A few more videos...

I didn't have time to post these earlier, but thought they were worth it...

Aubrey's first time at the beach:

Rosemary was in heaven at her birthday party with this personal serenade from the King:

...and that's all she wrote...

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The latest and greatest...

Well, it's been a while, but now that we're back in Vegas with no internet, blogging time seems to be a scarce commodity these days. I sifted thru the best of the best, and here's what we came up with for the past month or so.

Ali knows her ABC's:

Ali loves her Aunt Jean for whom she was named after (her middle name...Alison Jean):

Ali had her first race with Grandma, and lost miserably...but we still love her:

After a long day of racing with Grandma, Ali and Aubrey needed to relax:

Later, at Grandma Rose's 60th birthday party (with a 50's theme), Ali and Aubrey tried to get their twist on:

They eventually got the hang of it and got the courage to shake it on the dance floor:

This is something that Dave and Steph have been nagging me to get on film for the past 6 months or so, so we have proof of Ali being cute...and smart. (Note: the following was unrehearsed, and she can do them in any order):

And this one I just had to share. I was so impressed with my 5-year-old nephew, Caden. We opened up the new Guitar Hero Aerosmith video game and popped it in the xBox, and he rocked it perfectly on expert mode. The kid is freaking awesome. Who says kids these days aren't learning anything?

Friday, August 29, 2008

Something inspirational...

Randy Pausch, most recently known for his Last Lecture, died a few months ago. If you haven't watched his lecture, I highly recommend it. It's a little long, but if you have an hour to watch it, it's definitely worth it. I just found it on somebody's blog.

I loved these lines:
-Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted.
-Brick walls are there for a reason: They let us prove how badly we want things.
-Wait, and people will surprise and impress you.-Respect authority while questioning it.
-I don't know how to not have fun.
-When you do the right thing, good stuff has a way of happening…
-Get a feedback loop, and listen to it.When people give you feedback, cherish it, and use it…

Friday, August 8, 2008


Here's some pics:

Aubrey loves to play peek-a-boo.

Thanks Grandma Rose for our pretty dresses...

At church with Uncle Davey:

Thanks Aunt Candace for our pretty dresses:

Aubrey loves wearing this funny-looking hat around the house:

Uncle Dave and the girls at the Bouncy place:

Aubrey likes to climb:

Going down the slide. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!:

Ali loves her monkey. She carries it everywhere, and likes to read it stories:

Aubrey's 1st Birthday:

The traditional hand-eating of the first cake. She wasn't as messy as anticipated, so we had to help paint her cheeks and forehead a little...she enjoyed herself:

Mama and Aubrey:

The girls love to read:

Helping a sister out:

Even when helping out is less effective:

Mama and Ali:

Dada and Aubrey:

Sometimes, there's room for two: