Friday, December 19, 2008

More Sponge Bob ...

This morning Cailyn wanted to draw a picture of Sponge Bob so she turned on the TV and then paused it so she could sit there and draw it. And she did pretty good, too! I especially like all the details she included, like his clothes & tie.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Sponge Bob

Okay, I admit it, I just don't get Sponge Bob. That show is soooo annoying and it's all Cailyn is interested in these days!!! Landon loves it, too. How many 1 1/2 yr olds know how to say "Sponge Bob"? (Even now as I'm posting this blog he sees the pic and is jumping up and down getting so excited!) I can endure pretty much most of the kids shows out there, but this one just makes me cringe. I just don't get it ...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Don't mess with the binky ...

Landon has suddenly become WAY too attached to his binky. He has to have it in his mouth every second of the day, unless he is eating or drinking. So today I tried to take it away. BIG mistake! First he threw a tantrum while we were wrapping presents and stormed (yes he storms!) out of my bedroom. I went after him a minute later to find that he had pulled a chair to the counter and climbed up to get to his stash of binkies. I *thought* I hid them and he hadn't seen where I had put them. Wrong! I love how he acts like it's no big deal that he's up there.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Juice It Up Surprise

Last week Cailyn was Daddy's Little Helper with the Christmas lights so he promised her he would take her to Juice It Up (her favorite treat!). So after doing a little bit of Black Friday shopping today he decided to make good on his promise. When we pulled up, Santa was there! They were set up to take pics w/Santa so Cailyn got a smoothie AND got to talk to Santa. Just the other day Colby and I were saying we were NOT going to go the mall again to see Santa cuz we didn't want to wait in the lines. And here he was, no one else around ... it was fabulous! Of course Landon wouldn't smile and the kids were in their PJs, but we (and Cailyn!) thought it was great!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Trim the Tree

Today we put our tree up and Cailyn had fun "fluffing" the branches. Landon had more fun taking the ornaments off. I have a feeling we'll end up with a lot of missing ornaments by the time this season is over. :)

And I'm so excited because I FINALLY found the perfect tree topper for our all-Disney tree.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Thanksgiving Feast

Thursday at school Cailyn had her Thanksgiving Feast. The kids sang a couple songs for the parents and then got to eat a Thanksgiving dinner. But just before the festivities began Landon took a fall (under Colby's watch I might add!) and almost bit straight through his bottom lip. Poor kid! So Colby took him home so that I could stay and watch Cailyn. And she did so well -- she smiled throughout the songs just like I told her. :)

I couldn't get a good pic of Landon's lip, but Colby wanted me to take a pic of their blood-stained clothes. Why is it that heads & mouths bleed so much?!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Birthday Cake

We had cake and presents for Cailyn on Sunday. Cailyn was excited cuz this was her 3rd birthday celebration this year. :)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

A Disney Birthday

Wow ... I can't believe Cailyn is five!!! Yesterday we celebrated her birthday at Disneyland. She got to wear a special birthday button so everywhere we went people would tell her Happy Birthday which she just loved. She got a special birthday bucket that came with a personal cake on top and she carried that bucket around all day and wouldn't even let go when she finally fell asleep. We had such a fun day and it was a great way to celebrate my baby girl's birthday!

Oh, yeah. Sorry for the pic overload, but Dad was in charge of taking pics and, well, lets just say he loves his new camera. :)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Birthday Treats

Since Cailyn isn't going to school tomorrow she got to bring in birthday treats today. The teachers have asked us to bring in healthy treats so we made some cheese & fruit skewers. Apparently they were a big hit with the kids.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Where do hot dogs come from?

Tonight at dinner Cailyn was talking about how we eat dogs. Then she explained how hot dogs are the legs of small dogs. The funny thing? She seemed totally okay with the idea of eating dogs!

Monday, November 10, 2008


I snuck this pic of the kids reading books together. They were sitting there reading for so long and being so good I didn't want to disturb them.

Friday, November 7, 2008

M - U - D

Tonight when we were baking brownies I gave Cailyn the spoon to stir and she said, "Okay, Mommy, I'll be very careful so I'm not mud." It took me a minute to remember that last time we made brownies I told her she better not spill or her name would be mud! It's funny the things they remember.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Browsing the toys . . .

Landon LOVES browsing through all the toy catalogs that are out for Christmas. He ooohs & aaaahs at everything and gets so excited to look through it. His new favorite word? "Cool"

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Trick or Treat

I think we're going to a different neighborhood next year - hardly anyone was giving out candy!


Mom, Dad, & Emilee came over to carve pumpkins. Landon wouldn't touch the guts - he must be related to his mother. :)

Friday, October 31, 2008

Light Show

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Here's Colby's Halloween light show for this year. Sorry, it's a pretty rough video!

Dress Up Day

Today was dress up day at school and Cailyn was a pirate. While we were getting her dressed Landon started yelling cuz he wanted his costume on, too! And then I decided to put some make up on Cailyn. Apparently Landon wanted some make up on, too, and decided to apply it himself. Little turkey. :o)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Pajama Day

I think of all the days this week, Cailyn was most excited for today. She finds the whole idea of wearing jammies to school quite amusing.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Crazy Hair Day

Cailyn probably could have rolled out of bed this morning and had perfect hair for crazy hair day!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

Miss Match Day

This week is Red Ribbon Week at school and each day the kids get to wear something different. Today was miss-match day and I figured who better to dress her than Colby?! cool smileys

She wore an orange shirt, khaki pants, pink dress, two different socks, and two different shoes. She thought it was a hoot!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

A Pirates Life Fer Me

Last night we went to Mickey's Trick or Treat Party at California Adventure. We had such a good time! There were lots of trick or treat stations throughout the park and they were giving candy (and apples and carrots!) away by the fist-fulls. Since even the adults got trick or treat bags, we ended up with about a million pounds of candy!

The best part of the night was meeting Mickey & Minnie. We waited in line FOREVER but it was well worth the wait. When it was our turn I set Landon down and he RAN to Minnie's open arms and latched onto her. He would have cuddled her all night if we had let him! Even as we were leaving he turned back for one last hug from her. It was so cute!

All in all a great night and we all had a great time!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

School Pics

I was really worried about Cailyn's first school pics since she really doesn't take great pics. But I was pleasantly surprised that they actually turned out cute! :)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Too Much Fun

Chelsea, Aiden, & Sydney were visiting last week and we were having so much fun I forgot about my loyal fans (aka: Meagan!) and didn't keep up w/my blog. So sorry. :) We did lots of shopping, scrappy projects, duck pond, pumpkin patches, trunk or treat, Chuck E Cheese, parks, food, movies . . . the list goes on and on. I think we're all worn out from from a week of too much fun!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Petting Zoo

We went to our local pumpkin patch today, but because of the heat none of the rides were open. So the kids played in the petting zoo for a bit. Landon LOVED the animals! So different from Cailyn who was (is) always so scared of 'em. (Sorry about the lighting - our camera must have been on a weird setting.)
Also, Cailyn's friend from her kindergarten class was there and they were just so cute together.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Halloween Cookies

I love making fun/theme food for the holidays, especially Halloween. The kids and I made these itty bitty candy corn cookies. Here's the link: Candy Corn Cookies

Marie's Notes:
  • Keep the dough chilled - it's easier to work with and holds the cookie shape better.
  • Put the chocolate layer in the middle.
  • Mine only took 4 minutes to cook. (But I like my sugar cookies nice n' soft!)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Why is it always head first with this kid???

This is Landon's new favorite way of going down the slide. The first time he did it he face planted into the grass. You would think that would've prevented him from doing it again. Nope, not this kid!


I love the holidays at Disney!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Caught Red - Er, Pink - Handed

I have come to the conclusion that no matter how hard I try to keep things out of Landon's reach, it is never enough. The kid is just too darn busy!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Santa vs. Daddy

Yesterday Cailyn came inside after playing on her swing and went on and on about how she needed a new swing. Her bucket swing apparently isn't very good for pumping and she wants one like the ones at school. So I told her she should ask Santa to bring her one for Christmas. Her reply? "No, I'll just ask Daddy. He listens better. Last time I asked Santa for a Tinkerbell polly pocket and he couldn't find one for me." :o) Apparently Daddy is cooler than Santa.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Little Picasso

Cailyn is going to an art club at school. It's perfect for her because she really is quite artistic! Today they learned to draw a bird, fish, & jellyfish. Not bad for a 4 year old! (Sorry, they didn't scan very well. They look better IRL.)