Monday, December 22, 2008


Well, now we know why Kaity was so upset last night during the gingerbread house activity! She had a very long night last night! I think she got about 3 hours of sleep last night! I took both of the kids to the doctor this morning to get them all checked out and tested for strep before we left to go to my parent's house! Sure enough! They both have strep throat! We really did pass it around the whole house! :( We were suppossed to leave tomorrow, but it looks like we'll be here for a few more days! Hopefully the weather lets us get to my Parent's in time for Christmas dinner on Thursday! We're keeping our fingers crossed!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Gingerbread Houses!

Can you guess who did which?
Tonight we made our gingerbread houses! Matthew was so excited! Its so much fun now that he's getting old enough to actually do these things with us and understand what we're doing! He did really well at helping! He ate a little too much candy though! But what else do you expect from a 3 year old when you're making candy houses! As you can tell from the last picture, Kaity did NOT have a fun time! I don't know what was her problem, but she was not happy the whole time! Every so often she would eat some candy between sobs, but she just didn't want to help! Maybe next year she'll be more up for it!

Kaity's New Favorite Thing!

I haven't posted in a couple of weeks because we were passing strep throat around my house! When you have a 103 degree fever and you ache everywhere in your whole body, your blog is the last thing on your mind! Poor Jeff got it during finals week though! He had to take three finals during the worst part of it! :(
Here are a few pictures showing what the kids were doing while we were all sick! As you can tell its Pajama Day!
Kaity's new favorite thing is to empty out the pantry cupboard! She likes to take every can out and stack it up somewhere else! She is so funny! In the first picture she is giving the look that she always gives when I tell her to do something and she doesn't want to do it! So she'll just give me that look and just stand there! She is soooo stubborn lately! You might have to enlarge it to see just how sassy she looks!

Camera Time!

Matthew has been so cute lately! He has learned what exactly to do with the camera! Finally! :) He saw the camera on the desk and handed it to me saying "Teeth"! So I picked it up and pointed it at him and he posed and smiled so cute! Usually when he sees the camera he gets mad and says no! but lately he's been such a poser! It was completely his idea to take a picture with Jeff, too! I told him I was taking another picture and he ran to Jeff and grabbed his head and smiled so big!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Appaloosa Horse Museum Christmas Party!

Today we went to the Appaloosa Horse Museum Christmas Party! Santa rode in on a horse and everything! Then after Santa got down off the horse, All the kids were able to sit on the horse and get a picture! Matthew was in heaven! He didn't want to ever get down! As you can tell from Kaity's picture, She wasn't quite as thrilled as Matthew was! She didn't last very long up there! This was the first year that Matthew was even excited to sit on Santa's lap, too! Kaity was absolutely terrified of Santa though! The only way we could get a picture was if Jeff sat on Santa's lap holding Kaity! Her face shows it all!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Light up the Night Parade!

We went to the Light up the Night Parade two nights ago and it was FREEZING!!! We have a plastic covering for our double stroller to help the kids stay warmer, but as you can tell it got fogged up real fast and they couldn't see so we had to take it off! You can see the steam in the picture!
This guy was hula-hooping while he was roller-blading! He was doing all sorts of crazy stunts!
And this was Matthew's expression after a very big and very loud truck passed by! He loved every minute of it! Kaity on the other hand couldn't wait for it to be over! She was done after just a few minutes! Poor little girl!

Christmas Decorating!

We decorated for Christmas the other night! The kids loved it! Especially Kaity! This is really her first christmas where she can interact and understand things about christmas! Last year she wasn't even walking yet! She was just barely learning how to crawl! She her favorite thing to do is take off all the ornaments off of the tree! Yipee! You can tell by Matthew's expression that he LOVED every minute of it! Then we have our little village on top of our entertainment center! We also have our stockings! I made all of our stockings (except for mine)! My Grandma made mine! I'm almost finished with my new one though! Hopefully it's ready by christmas!