Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Gingerbread House

The kids were so excited to make their very first gingerbread house! We used a kit to make things easy and I think it turned out pretty cute. :)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thanksgiving Feast

Landon had his Thanksgiving Feast for preschool. They did a little show where they sang a bunch of songs and all Landon could do was just sit there silently and still while every single other kid was singing and doing the actions. It was so funny to watch him! Cailyn did the same exact thing when she did it. What's wrong with my kids?! :P

Saturday, November 20, 2010

A giant hole

Last night I was upstairs when I heard Cailyn's "hurt" cry. I went downstairs to investigate and the first thing I noticed was a spot of blood on the carpet which didn't bode well. I told Cailyn to sit up and then all I saw was a giant gaping hole in her mouth! Apparently the kids were wrestling, trying to be the only one in front of the TV when Landon's head connected with her jaw and I guess he knocked her tooth out! She was just as shocked as me and stopped crying and started giggling. We finally found her tooth after a bit of searching (it was stuck to the bottom of her foot!). I told her all she has to do now is loose her other front tooth before Christmas so she can sing, "All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth." She thought that was pretty funny.

Life is never dull when you have kids!!! :)

Cailyn turns 7

It's hard to believe that 7 years ago Cailyn came into our family and changed our lives forever. She is growing up way too fast! The morning of her birthday I told her I want her to stop getting older. She said, "Okay, Mom, I'll only stop getting older if you stop getting older." Fine by me!!! :)

Cailyn requested a panda cake for her birthday.
And the black frosting turned her teeth and mouth black, ew!!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Crazy Sleep Habits

Landon has always had his little quirks when it comes to bedtime. Most kids like to sleep with stuffed animals or blankies, but Landon has always preferred cars, rocks, Daddy's tools, playing cards (the queen is mommy, king is daddy!) or some other random object. So I shouldn't have been too surprised last night when he wanted to wear his safety goggles to bed. I tried to talk him out of it but of course he wouldn't listen. And how he fell asleep with them on is beyond me! Such a crazy kid. :)
And yes, I did remove them after taking these pics. :P

Monday, November 8, 2010


Earlier this year Colby, Cailyn & I participated in Disney's "Give a day, get a day" program. We went and volunteered for an afternoon somewhere and got free tickets to Disneyland. Luckily Mom & Dad had passes and came with us. :) We had such a great time!!!

One Year Old

I really can't believe our boys are a year old already! It has gone by in the blink of an eye. There were definitely some rough moments along the way, but we are so happy these little monkeys joined our family. :)

These boys are our only kids to even TOUCH their birthday cakes! Jacob was a little more timid with his, but Owen sure dug in fast.

They didn't quite understand the opening presents part. They had more fun playing with the wrapping paper and bags. :P

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Trouble Maker

The other day Colby "lost track" of the baby he was in charge of. He found him in the bathroom with all the toilet paper rolled off and onto the floor! This is Jacob's new favorite pastime. :)

Wild Animal Park

Colby got to go with Cailyn on her school field trip to the Wild Animal Park.

Halloween Cuisine & Pumpkins

Here are a few more Halloween meals we enjoyed last week. Colby made us some spiderweb nachos and I found some Halloween shaped tortilla chips at the store.We also had some mummy pizzas:
And witches broomsticks.
We carved our pumpkins on Halloween. Landon wouldn't touch them, even when he had gloves on. :P
Landon picked out a ghost...
and Cailyn picked out a vampire ...

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween

This year we had a Toy Story Theme going on. We had a cute little Buzz Lightyear:
A beautiful Jessie:

And two cute little aliens:

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Peek a BOO!

Mummy Dogs & Monster Eyeballs

I always get a kick out of making festive holiday foods & snacks. The kids loved helping me wrap the mummy dogs. :)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

I ran out of regular pancakes so I gave the boys a chocolate chip on I had in the freezer. Owen loved it and made such a mess!!!

And Jacob apparently just wanted to be left alone. :P

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Laundry Helper

Owen gets so excited when he sees me coming in the room with the laundry basket. He rushes right over to it and climbs on in. And then he usually eats the laundry or throws it all overboard. :P