Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Aunt Michelle's visit

Michelle came for Christmas and we always have so much fun. I have to remind them to give her a little bit of space...otherwise they would be with her 24/7. I also have to remind her that it is ok to tell them no. :)





We went to zoo lights and of course made her ride the camel!



Dylan was loving life when Michelle went in the tree with him. He informed me that Michelle told him that it was a good place to sit & think. :)


The last few times when she has left, Dylan crys after she is gone...this time was the same. He cried a few different times the night she left because he was just so sad that she had to leave. He didn't want me to tell her but I told him that it is ok because it lets people know how much we love them when we cry for them. He said "ok, I guess you can tell her".


Until next time.



Christmas is over...












The day after Christmas I woke up to Dylan telling me that "Christmas is over, it's so sad". We had a few days straight of gift opening and he was getting used to it. :)
Christmas was lots of fun this year. It was so great to see the kids have such a great time.
We are very blessed.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Fall in Winter


Yesterday we woke up to a huge pile of leaves that had finally all fallen off our tree. Mark has been waiting for this day, he says that he used to love playing in the leaves as a kid and couldn't wait for the kids to be able to make big piles to jump in.

They had so much fun playing in it. We spend a lot of time in our front yard and this was just another thing to enjoy doing out there. I also received a big wood picnic table from Israel & Kati for my birthday. It is amazing, such a perfect gift for our yard!














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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Fire Station

Dylan's friend had a birthday party this last weekend at a fire station. We had a tour of the fire house and then they let them go down the fire pole and also pull the water hose. It was really fun...even for me. :)


He was so nervous when we first got there. He said to me in the car that he was scared because he has never talked to a "real life fire fighter before".


Later in the day he and our neighbor friend realized that our grape fruit tree is a great climbing tree. I looked out to see Dylan poking his head out from the top of the tree!



It has been so fun having a really great neighbor across the street.
They play together all the time

Friday, December 11, 2009

Can't wait

Remember as a kid being so excited and anxious to open up your gifts! Well Dylan has arrived at that age. I have wrapped most of our gifts we are giving and Dylan has been going thru looking for his name. A few days ago he found one of his before I stopped the madness of the wrapping being destroyed.
He has pulled that one gift out every day and shakes it, trys to guess what it is and ever so gently pulls back the paper at the seam to see if he can see in. He is so excited it's really fun to see and of course he gets his sister all excited about it as well even though she really has no clue what is going on. :)





I remember as a kid cutting the tape on a few packages and rewrapping because I just had to see what was inside. One of my best memories of that is of these red & white Ked shoes...they were so great and cool. Thanks mom. :)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

"O Christmas Tree"

We got our Christmas tree this last week. It was a lot of fun decorating this year because Dylan is so into it, he wanted to have a say with where all the ornament went and he keeps asking for us to go to the store to buy more decorations for the house. :) We also have the lights up on the house, we haven't put them up for a few years so it is fun to have them glowing at night.
Picture below is Mark unloading from the roof of our car.

This year the tree went up no problem...there have been issues in past years of the trunk not fitting correctly in the stand. Thankfully all went well






Cadence loves all the lights in the neighborhood, when we drive at night she says "look mama" at each and every house. A few nights ago we went for a bike ride tour of lights in our neighborhood, the kids had so much fun.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

5 Months Old

Isabelle is now 5 months old. She is getting to be a lot of fun, making noises & starting to play with some toys. She also loves to suck on her toes. :)


She started eatting food this last week. So far so good. Yesterday I gave her carrots, they went over a lot better than the rice cereal has.




Rarely does she get any space. If Isabelle is awake, usually Cadence is right there next to her trying to hug her or sit on her (which she calls snuggling...actually she says "nuggle").
Isabelle is either going to grow up loving to be around people or go the opposite and just want some space!