Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Leyes Family Christmas

We spend the weekend celebrating Christmas with the Leyes side. We had some bumps along the way but had a wonderful time. We were suppose to leave on Friday afternoon but with 10 inches of snow that fell during the day we had to change our plans and leave on Saturday. Brian's sister and family came down the flu and we were not able to see them. Margaret was very sad not seeing her cousin Jillian but did spend the night with her Uncle Dave and Aunt Anna! The kids did see their cousins Samantha, Sara and Dawson. The exciting news of the weekend was Molly started to walk! Yeah!

We had a wondeful time with everyone and we love you all very much! Thanks for making Christmas extra special!
Matthew getting his uncle Dave

Cousin Time

Margaret with her cousins Samantha, Sara and Dawson

Opening my gift!

I was really into opening gifts! We had Christmas at my Grandpa and Grandma Leyes house this weekend!

Snow Day

Last Friday, we had 10 inches of snow fall in Grand Blanc! The kids were excited because there was no school and they had time to play in the snow!

No Santa

Molly was not impressed with Santa this year!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Happy Holidays!

It is hard to believe that Christmas is less than two weeks away. We decided this year to stay in Michigan for Christmas. It is getting hard to travel with santa gifts and it will be nice to have the kids wake up in their house for Christmas! We will be traveling to the Leyes side next weekend and then the Gifford side on the 26th. We hope that everyone has a wondeful holiday season!

The Leyes Bunch!

Kissing the little sister

Our Bobcats!

Christmas Pictures

We had kid picture day in front of the tree with their Christmas outfits on. That was crazy! Molly was not into sitting with Margaret and Matthew for pictures!



Molly Anne

Happy Birthday Margaret!

Margaret is 7!

Margaret turned 7 on December 4. We had a family birthday party for her at home. She loved her new curling iron from Nana and Grandpa.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Molly is 1!

It is hard to believe that Molly is one! We celebrated with a small party on Saturday! Both set of grandparents made the drive from Indiana to join in the fun. Molly had aunts and uncles there along with cousins and good friends! We had a great time with everyone!

Happy Birthday Molly!

I am one! Yeah! I love it when they sing to me! My mom says I just sit there and smile!

Kissing Cousins

I loved trying to hug my cousin Christopher! I do not think he was too sure about it!

Is this all for me?

I loved eating the frosting! Yummy! I did keep my mom up at night because I had too much sugar! :)

Time for presents!

I had a great time opening my presents! I loved the boxes!

I am so big!

I get to sit facing foward now! There is a lot to look at!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween 2008

It is hard to believe that another Halloween has passed. This year we had great weather. It was in the high 60's and the kids had a great night! Brian took the day off of work to help out with the parades and Margaret and Matthew's classroom parties. We had pizza with our friends the Hinds and then Brian took the kids out for Halloween! I stayed home and passed out candy! We had a great night and have many wonderful memories! Now it's almost Christmas! Well, we have 3 birthdays before that! Molly turns 1 on Nov. 13, Brian will be 32 on Thanksgiving day and Margaret will be 7 on December 4. Wow does time fly by!


Margaret and Gabby taking time out to show off their witch outfits!

Molly going to her first house! Our great friend the Hinds!
All three of our kids have had their first Halloween picture taken at the Hinds house!
Margaret's 1st grade class

Margaret's class party

Matthew's Pre-K class

Matthew's Pre-K class

Matthew was all ready to head to Notre Dame to help out the Irish!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

My Little Witches!

My two little witches!

Go Irish!

Molly is a cheerleader with she is with Matthew and a witch when she is with Margaret!

Here come the Irish!

Matthew is getting ready to head off to Notre Dame to play for the Irish!

Thursday, October 16, 2008


We have had a busy few weeks since I made the last posts. I walked in the 60 mile Breast Cancer Walk! I will be posting pictures soon! Margaret went to a cheerleading clinic with the high school cheerleaders. She cheered at a Freshman game and she did a great job. She is busy with CCD, dance class and lots of homework! :) Matthew just finished his soccer season. He had a great time and really loved having Brian be his coach. They are going to start having guys night once a week. I guess you can call that bonding time! Molly is almost a year old. Time goes by quick! She loves to go up and down the stairs each day. :) She has been a joy and always has a smile. Brian and I enjoyed a night away and went to the Ohio State football game. We had a great time!


A witch!

My mom and I thought I would make a great witch for Halloween! I decided that I wanted to be a nice witch! My mom made my skirt. Her good friend Allery gave her the idea. Thanks Allery! My friend Gabs and my sister are going to look the same but with different color skirts!

Soccer team!

Matthew had his last soccer game of the season over the weekend! He had a great time playing and so did his dad!

What a face!

They made me go the Grand Blanc football game again! This time my sister was cheering during the game. I really don't sit still but they still take me along!

Helping mom!

I decided to help my mom with the laundry and I took it out of the basket and climbed right in! Smile!

Elmo is so boring!

My mom thought she could get some cleaning done so she put me in my seat to watch Elmo. Well..... it was really boring so decided to take a nap!
Sleep Tight!

Bobcat Cheerleading!

Margaret signed up for the Grand Blanc cheer clinic again this year! She had a great time!

Making Applesause

I had to bring in an apple to my classroom because we were learning how to make applesause! I take after my dad and really like green apples! Yummy and what a great day!

My special week!

I was the special star of the week! I made a really cool poster! I helped with the calendar and weather board all week.


I just celebrated by 11 months b-day! My mom wanted to take pictures of me!

It is cold here in Michigan!

It is cold here in Michigan! My mom put me in these warm P'J's and tried on my new hat. Now I have to find a coat to match!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I love my mom's mac and cheese!

I had my mom's homemade mac and cheese! It was very yummy! I decided to make a mess when I was eating!

All I want for Christmas is My 2 Front Teeth!

I lost my two front teeth in one week! I did get 2.00 for each tooth. My mom just smiles when she looks at me. I have school pictures in a week so I am sure they will be great!

My new specs!

I got new sports glasses! My mom told me that my Uncle Geoff us to have some of these! I do like to wear them. I am off to soccer practice!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I'm A Big Kid Now!

Molly is enjoying eating "big kid" food now! Yummy!

New glasses and lost tooth!

Margaret and Matthew got new glasses. Margaret also lost her third tooth! She was very excited that the tooth fairy came!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Let's Go Bobcats!

Margaret, Matthew and Molly getting ready for the football game. They love cheering on the Grand Blanc Bobcats!

Mom's Taxi Service!

Life is crazy and busy in Grand Blanc for the Leyes family. I have been excited about the day that I would be the "Soccer Mom". Well, that day is here and I am saying to myself what was I thinking! Margaret started CCD classes at our church. She has that once a week along with dance and is getting ready to start swim lessons. Plus the homework! Times have changed with homework! :) Matthew has soccer every weekend and then practice once a week. He started Pre-K and has that 3 days a week. Molly, she is just hanging out and getting a lot of carseat time. She is so good and just smiles. :)

Getting ready for CCD!

Margaret started CCD classes at our church on Monday.


Matthew getting ready to practice soccer!