Monday, April 28, 2008

Happy Birthday Holly!

Today is a post of pictures. It is my little sweet niece Holly's birthday today and I couldn't be more excited. I am currently smelling a delicious cake cooking in the oven for her to devour, and wanted to do a quick post to honor Holly!

When Heidi said she was thinking about getting pregnant again, I knew I had to jump on the wagon and beat her to the punch...which I did by just 3 months! Both Emily and Jaxon, and Holly and Sage are 3 months apart, and it is so fun having cousins so close in age. I doubt she'll post a prego belly picture on her blog, so I thought I should. Here is the star of the show. She came perfectly, as do most of Heidi's kids, and has been been nearly perfect her whole first year of life. (sleeping through the night started 3 days after she was born, while my little "angel" decided that 2-6am was the perfect time to stay awake and cry.
Heidi wasn't allowed to tell me how Holly did at night, because it was ruining our relationship. : )
I know this is a random picture, but I made it for Connor's birthday which was just a few days after Holly was born. I think it's pretty awesome.
We loved taking pictures of these two together. As you will see
For some reason all of these photo shoots took place on Heidi's couch. Isn't this one sweet? They were so clueless as to the others existence, but that didn't stop us from forcing friendship upon them.
When I saw these dresses (on SALE) I just had to buy them.
Heidi bought these ones. It's fun to pretend to have twins, but only have to take care of one child. I feel like it was around this time that their little relationship started to develop. They were excited when they saw each other, if only for a few seconds.

This picture is from Halloween, and I just think it is priceless. Holly looks adorable!

Eventually Sage started to bully Holly, stealing anything that she was holding. Whether it be a toy, binkie, bottle, cracker, didn't matter much to Sage. It is still going on today, and Holly is really quite patient with the whole thing.Another cute picture. During Christmas break Heidi had parties with friends for all of her kids. All but Holly that is, so I invited her over to my place for her very own party. Looks like fun huh?Here they are hanging out in their strollers at the Zoo. Who knew that two cousins could have so many picture together in their first year of life!This was taken just recently. Sage loves to crawl around on the floor whenever Holly comes over. She thinks it's pretty funny. And this is from TODAY! Yeah for birthdays! I love this little girl so much, and love that I get to be so much a part of her life. HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY HOLLY! WE LOVE YOU!!kiss kiss

Friday, April 25, 2008

Cute, cute, cute!

Here's my little baby girl just chillin' in the backyard swinging her legs and showing off some tricks. She's delectable!

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The 'more' and 'please' are her attemps at signng, she's not very good. And the strange sounds comming from the backround is Jaxon's new rocket ship toy...that I got at Toy's R Us for $2.50 and it was regularly $30!!! That's a freaking STEAL. I've decided I don't care if my child is spoiled rotten , and long as everything he gets is a super deal. Because no matter how much junk my kids have, if I see an awesome toy for 90% off, I'm buying it! Because I can NOT pass up a deal.

(I really didn't intend this post to be about me buying a toy)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Week (and a half) of the CAKES!!

I'm looking forward to this coming week. First I get to celebrate and make a cake for Mya's birthday in Snohomish on Friday, then hurry home to make a special cake for Holly's 1st birthday on Monday, then get ready to make Rick and Connor's birthday cake next Friday. I wanted to start out strong so I made these two little darlings today for Bridget and Lacey's birthday. Which both happened to be yesterday! Better late than never right? So get ready for lot's of cake! Yummm


Friday, April 18, 2008

First Kiss

This one is dedicated to my dear friend Lisa! Love ya!


Do you remember your first kiss? How old were you? Who was it with? Where did it take place? I was 16, and it happened on a bridge overlooking a railroad track with my first boyfriend, Jeff Wilson. It was very sweet and innocent. But nothing too spectacular.


Well, I have a friend who has been waiting 25 years for her first kiss.


And when the day had finally arrived, it just so happens that this is where it took place!!!


I'm not entirely sure which one of these it was, but for crying out loud!!! The largest Gothic Cathedral, in a basement room full of ancient artifacts, that somehow managed to clear of all people right as they entered. Talk about being worth the wait!
And so I've chosen to live vicariously, and post her story on my blog.

Beacause let's face it....there's nothing like a first kiss!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Preschool!

I've had some fellow bloggers ask me about the preschool I'm a part of, so I wanted to give you all an idea of the fun that we have every Tuesday and Thursday for 2 hours. Plus, I'm counting it as a journal enrty for Jaxon to enjoy in some future year.
We use a program called Funsteps that sends us a box full of all the materials you need to teach preschool for a month. There are SO many fun ideas in it, and the kids absolutely love it. Plus, it's nice for us moms because there's not a whole lot of prep time involved. We have 3 boys in our group, but I think it would be nice to add one more to the mix. Just my opinion. My sister does it with 5 kids, or maybe even 6 and that works too. Here is a recap of our preschool fun today.


We start the day with looking at the calendar and gluing on the days since we last met, then we learn a number or letter of the day with a worksheet and some small activity. At this point, I don't know how much they are actually learning about the letters and numbers, but I hope it something.
We then move on to the topic of the day. Ours just happened to be Arbor Day, which I know is not until the end of the month, but the didn't seem to mind. We talked about why they loved trees, and different things that come from trees. (notice in the corner of the picture above...toothpicks, banana, apples...you get the idea) And they even got to try a spoonful of real maple syrup. Yum! (Jaxon of course would have nothing to do with it. What a stinker)


Next we headed outside to plant a tree for Arbor day. Boys + dirt = happiness. I let this part last as long as they wanted. No need to rush such fun.

Here's a picture of the proud boys....Damian looks like he's ready to beat up little innocent Payton. That's not what happened, I promise.



Next is another fun coloring project. I will just show you Jaxon's because I was seriously impressed with it. Notice the sun, tree trunk, and rain drops.

This is my personal favorite part. After about an hour, they are DONE with structured fun, so free time commences. And these boys actually play really well together. Most of the time.


They only way to drag them away from free time is to entice them with food, so snack time comes next. Today we ate things from trees, and pretzels.

We still have 20 minutes left, so more fun continues (remember, none of these are my ideas...they are all in the book) Anytime the scisors come out, these boys are happy.
Here we are making our fruit tree!
Payton had the bananas.
And finally we finished out last craft, the windsock they are holding, just in time for mom's to come pick them up.
I love this little program we have going, and I would highly recommend it to others as an inexpensive way to have your child in preschool. And the best part is, now I get 2 weeks off!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

It's been too long. So although I don't have anything super interesting to write about, I feel the need to write, so I will write. hummmmmmm....okay.....I like pictures, so I'll start with that.

Here is cutie Sagie Page making a funny face in our front yard. Aren't those pretty flowers? I love Spring in Oregon. Spring in Idaho consists of brown wet snow...that's about it. Spring in Oregon is amazing!!!
(notice the lack of shoes....what is about putting shoes on m children that is so hard for me?)

Here's Sage showing off her toned thighs. Very nice

Gotta love that faceOkay, now this story is fairly interesting. On my way home from an amazing book club with my awesome Dental Student Widow friends, and one amazing Dental Student, I was on the phone with Heather when she starts freaking out......"Oh my gosh, what is that light? What is going on? Oh my gosh!!!! There is a helicopter outside your house, there is a helicopter landing right outside your house....." So here I am on the other side of the phone thinking, "is she kidding?" Sure enough when I finally got home I saw it for myself. Right outside my apartment there was a life flight helipcopter and half of the complex watching it. It was crazy. I hope and pray that whoever needed this life flight is okay, and I must say thanks for an exciting night. Here's a video of it taking off.

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Sunday, April 6, 2008

April Fool's Fun

I love all holidays. I want my kids to love all holidays. So when April 1st rolled around, I knew I had to do something to make it special for Jaxon. This is what we came up with! We made these "hamburgers" out of vanilla wafers, peppermint patties, red and yellow frosting and green colored coconut. Jaxon could make the whole thing by himself and loved every second of it. We brought them to some of his friends for an April Fools treat. Fun fun!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Well, we're at it again

I'm up late tonight because of the news that Jake and I found out. We're having another baby. I know it's too crazy to believe, I can't believe it myself, but it's true. I just haven't been feeling like myself latley, so I took a test and it's positive. What an adventure #3 will be. Wish us luck!!












































































































JUST KIDDING!!!!
HAPPY APRIL FOOLS DAY!!!!
Oh man, I feel sick just joking about it! : )