Saturday, September 20, 2008

Phillip's Farm Park!

Today we went to Phillip's Farm Park about 10 minutes outside of Moscow for an open house type of thing and it was pretty fun! They had some birds that were unable to go back out into the wild because of injuries so we were able to see them. They had a golden eagle and some owls and hawks and some other birds! You can tell how excited Kaity was during that part of the trip! They also had a hay ride that my kids just loved! They both love tractors! They were so excited they never wanted to get off! It was a lot of fun! Thanks Cami for telling me about it!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

First Day of School!!

Today was Matthew's first day of school! He was so excited this morning! He woke up and brought me shoes and was asking to leave at 7:00 in the morning! School doesn't start until 8:30. He was grumpy for an hour and a half! Then when we did get there, he very shy and didn't want me to leave! Which is kind of weird for him! He usually loves playing with other kids and doesn't care where I leave him! I guess he was nervous! When I went to pick him at noon, he wanted to show me EVERYTHING! He was running from place to place telling me what he played with! It was so adorable! He is so grown up!!

Moscow's Fair!!

We went to the fair this weekend here in Moscow! My kids Loved it! I don't think we ever made it out of the animal barns though because Matthew and Kaity are such big animal lovers! The loved petting the animals and just watching them! I found it amazing that Kaity would just walk up to any animals, no matter the size! Even a great big cow! She is absolutely fearless! Matthew, on the other hand, is a little more cautious! He loves petting the animals, but he needs to know that its safe first! They're so funny!! As you can tell I'm not very good at organizing pictures on here, so they're a little messed up. Oh well!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Matthew's Haircut and Potty Training!

Today, Matthew finally got a haircut!! His hair was soooo long! It might not look that long in the picture, but I swear I think I could have given him a ponytail in the back! So I decided to take him in to a salon to get it cut rather than doing it myself, because he starts school on Tuesday and I wanted him to look nice!
Another update on Matthew is that he is now potty trained!! YAAAYY!!!!! We've kind of been of and on with potty training! I know consistency is everything, but when he starts screaming and crying and throwing the biggest fits just at the sight of underwear or the toilet, I decided to just let it go! Well, on Tuesday(Sept. 2) I woke up and told myself that he would be potty trained before school starts! That would give me a week! Today is the third day of it and no accidents! He's been doing super super good with it!! I'm very proud of him! My little man is growing up!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The Snake!

Today we caught a snake! Its been in our yard for a while, and we've seen it around every so often! Today, Matthew was asking me to find him some grasshoppers. So I went outside and started walking around in the grass (with my bare feet) to see any jump away! Instead of a grasshopper, I came across the snake! I know its not very big and its just a garter snake, but it scared me! I wanted to catch it so Matthew would beable to look at it and learn what a snake really is. I didn't have anything to catch it with so I was concentrating on just keeping it there until I figured out what to do. Just then Jeff came home from school. Perfect timing! He went and got Matthew's bug catcher and, together, we caught it! Matthew has been obsessed with it! He loves it! Its a very active snake to. It is always moving around the cage and attacking the lid trying to get out! I'm going to take it Away from my house to let it go!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Wrestling Time!

It's so convenient that Matthew's best friend lives right next door! His name is Benson and he's about 5 or 6 months younger than Matthew! Well, they have picked up wrestling! I'm not quite sure if its a good thing or a bad thing quite yet, but I figured that if he gets it out of his system with Benson, who has about 10 pounds on Matthew and can handle, then maybe he'll stop pushing Kaity and stop trying to wrestle with her! Even though Matthew weighs a lot less than Benson, he was getting in quite of few good moves! As you can tell, Kaity has learned to stay out of the way when Matthew and Benson are playing! During the wrestling match she was over on the sidewalk playing with a car! Theres the differences between girls and boys right there!

Kaity's Hair!

Lately, I've been having a lot of fun with Kaity's hair! I was told about a blog called piggiesnponies and its just a bunch of moms that get creative with their daughters hair and then take pictures of it and explain how to do it. I've been getting a lot of inspiration from there and it's been really fun! I'm glad that Kaity is such a patient little girl and lets me try crazy stuff with her hair! You can look at the website off to the side under my friends. Its called cute hairstyles! Give it a glance!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Wheat Field Pictures!

Today we went with our next door neighbors (Matthew's best friend, Benson) to take some pictures in the wheat fields! It was kind of a spur of the moment thing. It was pretty windy and the sun was in our eyes the whole time, but I'm glad that we finally went and took pictures there! We've lived here three years and we finally did it! It was a lot of fun! Matthew and Benson loved running around in the wheat! It was almost as tall as they are!