Sunday, December 19, 2010

Kai's Birthday Party!

Kai had her birthday party today at the local gymnastics center. She LOVED it and all the kids had a great time playing at the gym. I did make another princess castle cake like I did for Tyler, although I learned a lot last time and I felt that I did a lot of improvements, but unfortunately this cake had to travel, so it's not perfect, but still a princess castle cake success. I can't believe she will be 4 tomorrow! She is my baby and she is just getting so big, but believe me I still hold, squeeze, and kiss her all the time like she is my baby, I just love her so much! I am so happy she had a great birthday party and I love to see her so happy.

Gingerbread House Making at Kai's Preschool Party

The girls made gingerbread houses at Kai's preschool Christmas party. They had a lot of fun and I can't believe how talented and creative Tyler is! She was decorating away.. I did not help her at all, she designed and decorated all by herself with her own creativity and she has some very neat ideas. Their houses turned out adorable and they we adorable in their matching Christmas dresses from Grosi, thank you!

Tyler's gingerbread house

Concentrating so hard!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Choosing the Perfect Christmas Tree

One of my FAVORITE Christmas family traditions is choosing and cutting down our own christmas tree. We went with our friends to the tree farm today and picked out our christmas tree. The girls also got to see Santa Clause and sit on his lap, which they LOVED, drink apple cider, and get a candy cane. This was such a fun family event and on the way home, Kai said, "That was so much fun, Daddy". Now its time to put the tree in the house and decorate it!

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Mashed Potatoes
Green Bean Casserole
Sweet Potatoes
Stuffed Mushrooms
Artichoke Dip
Jello Salad
Wheat Rolls
White Rolls
Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry Juice
2 Pumpkin Pies
Apple Pie
Key Lime Pie

Family and friends gathered together to celebrate what we are thankful for over a wonderful meal! We have SO MUCH we are thankful for, the list is endless, as we are incredibly blessed.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Snow Day!

These kids LOVE the snow. They were outside for hours today sledding down our driveway, then the neighbors driveway with all the neighbors. It was a beautiful, clear-sky, sunny day with cancelled school for the kids and a day to play, even Amiga played in the snow and loved every minute of it. It was so fun to spend time with the family playing in the snow and fun to watch the girls enjoy themselves so much. Enjoy the pic's of our adventures in the snow!

snow, Snow, SNOW!!!

Here is Wa, we typically don't get much snow, but... this is what we woke up to this morning! School is cancelled and we are keeping warm inside. We will, however, be going out this afternoon to play is this wonderful white, cold stuff! It's just beautiful out there and I LOVE it!

Sunday, October 31, 2010


We had a GREAT halloween this year! The kids are just so much fun and they were so darn adorable in their costumes. We had a beautiful day without any rain and everyone had a lot of fun trick or treating.
This month was full of Halloween festivities including: halloween art projects, reading lots of halloween books and a field trip to the Pumpkin Patch. Unfortunately, Tyler was very sick when her school went on their first field trip to the pumpkin patch and we were both so sad that she could not go, but Daddy stayed home with her while I took Kai with her class to the pumpkin patch.
We had a really good holiday month and I love to see my little girls so delighted to get involved in the fun festivities. I try to savor these fun times with them in this adorable age as I know it wont last forever, but it really is so much fun for Austin and I to share in their excitement and see them so happy.

These are the pumpkins we carved about a week before halloween. Like my 26.2 pumpkin?

The trick or treating group.
We all piled in the back of our friends truck and drove around the neighborhood.

The cutest trick or treaters around!!

I LOVE this little bug!

Even baby Blaze was went to the Halloween party and trick or treating with us. He loved it and was a good trooper. Especially since he got to eat his first sucker!

Tyler did a good job, look at all that candy!

Kai at the pumpkin Patch for her preschool Field Trip, picking out her favorite pumpkin.

Carving pumpkins!

Daddy always does such a great job carving pumpkins and helping the girls. This year Kai said, "Daddy, I want a princess castle with a door the opens and closes." Tyler just wanted a ghost.
We just laughed, and next thing I knew, Austin had carved his daughter a princess castle jack O lantern.
The scary witch fingers (breadsticks) that I made for the neighborhood halloween party. They were actually really yummy!