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Monday, December 31, 2007

Bye 2007!!!

Wow! I just can't believe that this year is over in 11 hours! It was filled with so many great memories but I know that so much more is to come.
Let's see....

My babies turned one year old and 3 years old (how crazy is that!?). Makes me kinda sad that we're done with that whole baby period in our lives but at the same time, I am so excited to move on and do things that you just can't do when you're tugging along baby gear, bottles, formula, and a baby. Still, every night I go into Jakey's room, and I watch him sleep for a few minutes cause in 2008 the crib will disappear and that's it! No more babies for Ted and I. Wow. Just crazy. It went so fast.

And of course!! I started my photography business that is thriving and doing wonderfully thanks to my amazing clients! Every day I thank god that I have such a supportive husband that has made my dream of photography and working for myself and staying home with my kids come true! Can't wait to see what 2008 will bring to Jillian Kirby Photography.

Oh! And we bought our first house! How proud are we?!?! This isn't it... we won't stay here forever. But its' just another stepping stone to get to where we want to be.

Ashleigh started school. That was a zinger. How on earth is my little girl old enough to go to school??? But she did and she's just excelling. We are just so proud of her!

Jakey learned to walk and a few months later had his first birthday in our new house. That was such a great party and I'm so glad so many people were here to share it with us.

Anyways, I know there's so much more but I don't want to drag it on! 2008 will bring more birthdays, more success and more happiness I know! We're looking forward to the birth of our second niece or nephew in 2008 (well, ya never know... there's still 11 hours left in 2007!!).

I sure hope that all of you have a wonderful 2008 and we hope to see you all very soon!

Happy 2008 Everyone,
The Kirby's

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Introducing Ashleigh's New Blog!!!

My girl got a camera for Christmas... FINALLY! She has been asking for one for MONTHS (ever since she saw the commercial on treehouse). So we've decided to give Ash her own blog where she can upload her pictures and share them with everyone.

Be sure to check it out periodically and add it to your Favorites!

They're already pretty artsy if I do say so myself!! :)


Tuesday, December 25, 2007

From our Family to Yours...

... The Kirby Family wishes you all a relaxing and wonderful Christmas and a prosperous 2008! We look forward to seeing you all in the New Year!
Ted Jill Ashleigh and Jake

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Uncle Blair is Home! Uncle Blair is Home!!

Gee I wonder why Ash was so stoked that Uncle Blair was coming home?!?!

First was the game of ball with Jaker... of course, Jake is still feeling Uncle Blair out... he's still not too sure, but he's doing much better than we thought!

Then was the game of Barbie's with Ash... yes that's right!! My big little brother played BARBIE'S tonight!!! (As you can see it was in between watching the game! LoL)

And of course, had to finish off the night with a wrestling match!

In case you don't "get" this photo... he's trapping her up against the ceiling!! LOL

I'd say she's happy Uncle Blair is finally home!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


A new fan of Nutella has just been born!! In case you don't know what it is... it's like peanut butter, but made with hazelnuts instead of peanuts and tastes more like chocolate than anything else. Oh yeah, it's GOOD!

Anyways, Ash is at school making gingerbread men today so I thought Jakey could have a treat: cinnamon raisin bagel with nutella on it.

I think he liked it...

... Down to the last drop!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Oooooh! Makes me want ANOTHER One!!

For those of you that don't check my photography blog regularly, I thought I'd post these few over here. She is Miss "S" and she's just a little doll! Her mom hired me to do her maternity shoot and then the newborn shoot and she was just so cute and sweet... I just wanted to steal her!!!!

Don't you just want to eat her up?!?!?!

Friday, December 14, 2007

I Love You Too!

Every night after my babies' are asleep, I go into their rooms, pull the covers over them, turn out the night lights and give them each kisses on their heads.... a ritual I LOVE and will surely miss when they're grown and gone.

Tonight, as I kissed Ash, I whispered in her ear, "Mommy loves you baby". And as I turned to walk back out of her room, I hear " I love you too mommy" in her sweet little tiny voice.

Best sound in the world. I have no idea how five little words can make you so happy to your core... but they do! :)

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Christmas Tree Hunting

Off to Giesbrecht's we went, as we do every year! I thought I wanted another Noble... Ted insisted that last year I said I was going back to the Douglas... Of course, I thought I was right and we went with the Noble... he was right.
Ah well!! It still looks beautiful!

Here's Grandpa with his two biggest fans off to pick the perfect tree!

Jakey is such a Grandpa's Boy... he won't go to anyone else! Not even me!!

We ran into my mom Arif and Shakeel! What a coincedence!

SUCCESS!!! The first year that Ash hasn't been absolutely TERRIFIED of Santa... and this Santa was creepy to boot!!

And of course no photoshoot can go without one of Ash's gorgeous photos! Check out the chapped lips... ouch!

Here's THE ONE! We decorated it tonight and I didn't get any pictures... can you believe it?!?!? I plan on getting some shots tomorrow night with the kids thought. I think it was just too much in one day!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

She's a GENIUS!!! (Warning: Mommy Brag Below)

Ok... maybe not a genius... but darn smart!! We had a parent teacher interview yesterday with Ashleigh's preschool teachers and they basically said that while she's only in 3 year old preschool, she is easily at a kindergarten level, almost grade one!! Her letter and number recognition, counting skills, shape recognition and preposition usage are highly above average!!

Even her social skills are excellent. She plays so well with other kids and always has friends around her.

She does need a little work with her fine motor skills (sissors, holding the pen, etc). She's just "on track" with that. But like Daddy says, if you're not first, you're last!! heehee!

YEY ASHLEIGH!!!! We're so proud of you baby!!