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. :)