Sunday, April 11, 2010

All Smiles!

March 2, 2010
The saying goes, "When mom is happy everybody is happy" but if your little ones are happy how can you not be? It's so nice when these two actually get along! They were such great buddies this day and played so well together.

I realized it had been awhile since I'd taken bath time pictures so we pulled out the bubbles and the camera and had a party! After bathing them separately tonight it went so much smoother I can't go back to both in the tub at once. With them getting older and realizing their 'differences' its definitely for the better. So I'm glad I got these pictures when I did.

Don't you love Kalli's red hot nails!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Imagination of a 3 year old

March 1, 2010
Many who know Kalli know she has one of the wildest imaginations out there. This particular morning she was being exceptionally funny. She sat at the door to the hallway with her back to the living room and made me sit all the way at the end of the hall as she 'read' her Book of Mormon. I wish I would have video taped more b/c she went on forever.

Next we moved to the bathroom to finish our scripture study
And later that day Kalli was able to pick out a 'toy' for her recent successes in the bathroom department (and no I don't mean reading scriptures!) The previous day she found an old dog collar at my mom's and being the wonderful Gege that she is, my mom let her wear it...Yuck! So I promised her if she didn't have any accidents she could pick out her very own, never-been-worn, dog collar. As we wandered aimlessly through the toy aisle she did in fact have her eye on a few things and I pointed out a handful of toys. But in the end she really wanted that pink and white polka dot collar. I made a promise and as weird as it was buying a dog collar for my baby girl she was very excited. Luckily she hasn't worn it much since and I'm just happy when she decides that she does want it at least I know it hasn't been worn by some dog!

Phone Pics for February

Here are my updated phone pictures and videos for the month of February...enjoy!

Kalli and her newest cousin Buddy (Auntie Autumn and Uncle Matt's pup)

I love this picture of Kalli and Matt swinging in our backyard
Kalli at the library after they sang Happy Birthday
Joe and Kaiden both had a day off of school and since it was so cold we decided to enjoy a day at the movies. And guess what we saw...the Chipmunks!
After leaving the theater Kalli kept screaming, "Alllllllviiiiiiiin" Kaiden accidentally fell in the ditch by our driveway and it was hilarious! Of course he didn't think so and was very upset as well as a little embarrassed. I tried taking a picture but I guess he didn't like that either. Oops
Me, Greyson, and Kalli had a play date at Rachel London's and I didn't want Greyson to feel left out while us girls played dress up. You can imagine how much his daddy loved these pictures! But doesn't he make a beautiful little princess fairy?
Me and Kal took a walk in the back with our boots and she got a little stuck in the mud and then preceded to fall you can tell by her face she wasn't thrilled. I think she was more worried about getting in trouble. As for me I knew what I was getting into when we went out in the first place.Kalli and my adorable little nephew, Greyson, playing outside at Gege'sKatie finally let me take care of her kids for once! I was able to pick up Kaleigh and Tyler from their daycare to come play at our house until Katie got off of work. Tyler was so excited to come play and I loved having Kaleigh love on me.
I don't remember what the deal was or why Kalli was so extremely tired but if you know my kids they DO NOT normally do this! Poor thing she was exhausted during lunch at Chili's and as you can see with Uncle Aaron sitting next to her she didn't get much rest!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

No Training Wheels!

February 28, 2010
On Sunday afternoon me and the kids were about to take a ride around the pond but Kaiden needed Papa to fix one of his training wheels. That's when we decided now is as good of time as any to go all out and just take them off. That's when Joe stepped in and did an awesome job filling his fatherly role teaching Kaiden to ride his bike without training wheels! Kaiden also did pretty great and didn't fall nearly as many times as I expected. We thought it would be best to start in the grass so it wouldn't hurt as much when he fell. But we didn't think of the fact that its pretty darn hard to ride in the grass. So after a few times we switched to the street and he did so much better! I was really amazed at how calm he was the majority of the time Joe was teaching him. When he did fall he didn't get extremely upset which I would have expected from him (he gets his temper from me). He did have some trouble taking off by himself but since then he's learned how and he's a real pro now! I'm just so proud of him!


Kal quickly realized she wasn't getting much attention so this is what she did to fix that little problem!

All smiles after a fun night!

Once he had it down the three of us rode around the pond, FAST, and he only fell once. He did awesome! Luckily Kalli didn't get her feelings hurt staying behind and was just happy taking a picture before we took off. It was a great day!
The biking wore my two out and they were sleeping all crazy like when I checked on them before going to bed.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Gymnastic Videos

February 23, 2010
Here are a few video from Kalli's gymnastics class. As clumsy as she is she still loves going and I love watching her each week! She's learning more and more and her tumbles are also getting better and possibly her balance...or not. :)
Please excuse my voice I was apparently sick this week!

She always has the hardest time trying to figure out what they want her to do different with her feet. She's use to walking on the beam so when asked to put her feet to the side she's like "What?!".

I think she looks extra cute on this one. :)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

It's Soccer Time Again!

February 19, 2010
Kaiden has started another season of soccer! This year we decided to try out PARDS league and so far we really like it. It seems to be much more organized and maybe a little more competitive than at the Y but Kaiden doesn't notice any difference. The coaches are required to have practices so that's nice and Kaiden has really enjoyed goofing off with a few other boys at these practices instead of following his coaches instructions. But he's a 5 year old boy what do you expect!
He is definitely no longer the big fish in the pond and is one of the smaller kids on his team. This 5-6 year old bracket is so different from the 3-4 team he was on at the Y. It also seems like he's not as focused as before but I think it has a lot to do with the kids on his team. By having practices he's been able to make instant friends with several boys and they just love to be boys and act silly instead of pay attention. By not having any practices last year he didn't get a good chance to know any of his teammates so there was less goofing off. We want him to do well and actually listen to his coach but what's most important is that he's having fun, and I assure you that he is! Luckily it hasn't bothered him that he hasn't scored a goal yet he's just excited that his team is winning! In all we're excited for another great season, Go Team Lighting! (and yea for getting a different color this year!)
Getting ready for his first game (with rocks in his hand :) )
I had to add this picture b/c Joe was tyring to get a shot of Kaiden and then Kalli started falling in front of him right as he snapped the picture. Love that face!
Always so happy! Maybe not always....
One of those 'not paying attention' moments...
Soccer Mom in all her glory!
All I needed was my minivan in the background.

Nice action shot
And another
Throwing the ball back into playFinal score 3-1! Go Red!

Happy Birthday/Valentine's Day

February 14, 2010
My sweetheart turned 3 on Valentine's Day! I can't believe my baby girl has gotten so big! We had church in the morning then played and had cake and ice cream at my mom and dad's later that afternoon with family. We couldn't have asked for a better day to spend with our little princess.
Kalli is the funniest little girl I know. And although she gets into lots of trouble she has us laughing all the time. She has such a creative imagination and its so funny to just see what she'll come up with next. We love hearing all of her crazy stories and she keeps us updated with everything her stuffed animals are doing whether they be good or bad. She adores her big brother and wants to do what he's doing all the time and has taken on the 'annoying little sister' role quite easily. We are so glad to have her as part of our family!
Kalli cut right to the chase and went straight for the presents!
She loves her new book from Grandma and Grandpa!
I love this little smile
Time for cake!

Greyson thought the cupcakes were delicious! (even though his mom didn't let him have any icing! :) )
Two Cheeseballs