Sunday, December 11, 2011
We had a great day Saturday. At the spur of the moment we decided to meet the Burningham’s at Encanto Park.
One of the favorite rides of the day…Sumner, some random kid, Kade and SaraJane (Kamryn was on there somewhere). RD, Jenna, and Sadie on the train. This is a time when Keegan was the happiest on this ride…he loves to be thrown in the air but spin him in circles and he is not so sure about it! SaraJane and Kamryn Sorry there are so many with Kamryn on the roller coaster. She is her mother’s daughter. I LOVE ROLLER COASTERS! She is a timid shy little girl, but a daring little girl! She went on that so many times and loved it! Kade enjoyed the motor bumper boats a lot…and seeing his girlfriend. Before we went to meet them he was sooo excited to see his girlfriend! Oh boy!
It was such a fun day but really wore everyone out!
I have heard all about this Elf on the Shelf CRAZE and I knew that this could really help me have more sanity because kids always seem to get crazier around the holidays with all the excitement and probably sugar! Kade has been pushing me to the limit! I told him about this Elf that Santa could send to peoples houses to help keep track of who was naughty and who was nice. Right then and there Kade said he would never want one of those EVER! So when he would have his meltdowns and talk back I would threaten to ask Santa to send us an Elf. Well by Friday night I had it with all of his little tantrums and decided it was time. Luckily the cartoon was on TV again so I made sure to record it and Saturday morning I excitedly asked Kade if he wanted to watch a Christmas cartoon. Of course he wanted to and he enjoyed it. Little did he know that an Elf would soon visit him! I was so lucky and when i called Santa he said he had just one more on the shelf! Kade went to T-ball and when he got back home he found a package under the tree with a book in it…and an Elf sitting in the tree. He was in denial and wasn’t very happy about this Elf. We read the book and the kids loved it. Kade kept telling me, “He’s plastic mom! He’s a fake!” I reminded him that he got his magic after we named him and that he won’t show us he is real because it is Santa’s Law. He kept saying, “This Elf is REALLY freaking me out!” So he finally decided on a name. Chimian. Not sure where he got it! Hopefully he does his job. So far he has a helped a little! I really don’t think Kamryn completely gets it, because I don't think she remembers what happens on Christmas morning. I think next year Chimian will be my BEST FRIEND though, especially while dealing with her!
Sunday, December 4, 2011
We had a great day yesterday. It is starting to really cool down. Kade had a t-ball game.
Keegan always wants to go out on the field and play! He can’t wait until he is old enough. Daddy and Kamryn waiting in line for some hot chocolate! Kade just got a great hit! Below is a video of him at his game earlier this week. He likes to slide at EVERY base!
Later that night we had some fun with M&M’s. Kamryn understood what to do but could care less about completing the wreath, she just wanted to eat them!
Friday, December 2, 2011
I have a drawer in the changing table/dresser that is in Keegan’s room that still holds some of Kooper’s things because I don’t have anywhere else to put them. I want to get a chest but still haven’t. I will someday when I find one I like. Anyhow my friend Jenna and I made piggy banks for Kooper and SaraJane while we were pregnant with them. They turned out so cute! Well I really don't want it to get broken so I had it sitting up on top of the dresser and over time clothes got piled up on the dresser and as I was FINALLY getting around to putting them away I saw the piggy bank and it made me miss my baby so much. I was longing for him. It matched his room perfectly.
Side note; Because I am superstitious I have never been able to buy Kamryn or Keegan a piggy bank before they were born. I did buy Kade one before he was born but it took me over a year to buy Kamryn one, and Keegan still doesn’t have one! I mean to buy him one but I just never think of it until I am out of a store or when I do they don’t have any I like.
Always around the holidays you miss the ones you love most. Although It is such a happy time with Christmas spirit filling the air. When your loved ones have passed on, it feels like someone is missing. I know and I feel that they are here in spirit during those special time or times that you really need them, but it would be so much better if they were physically here! I am used to not seeing my Grandma Alder very often since we live so far away but I am thinking about the cards she would send and the Thank you notes and how she was always so sweet in them and I am going to miss that this year. I am going to miss her when we visit my Grandpa.
So with all these emotions whirling around me, last night as I found a book to read to Kade before he went to bed I came across a book we received one year for Christmas, The Last Straw by Paula Palangi McDonald. It is a great story about a family with 4 kids that can’t seem to stop fighting and being mean to each other so the Mom finds a way for the kids to be nice and serve one another and fill their home with Christmas Spirit. As I read the last page to Kade (You will have to read it to truly know why my heart melted) I started to cry as I read it aloud to him. My heart was warmed and I only hope that my kids will grow to show the same love to their siblings even though at times they really don’t like each other. Kade was somewhat concerned as to why in the world I was crying. I tried to explain, but only a Mother would know!
I miss my baby a lot. This time of year especially reminds me of how much I wish he were here, more than usual anyway. But it helps that this special season reminds me of God’s love for us and for the miracle that he sent to this earth so that the ultimate sacrifice could be made. What a wonderful time of year it is, especially to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas and to find the Christmas spirit within our hearts and share it with everyone, not just our family.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
I put sponge curlers in Kamryns hair. The curls didn’t last long though! Darn!
The Dunn family invited us over for Thanksgiving this year. The kids had a blast playing in the sandbox in their backyard. They enjoyed the delicious dinner too and then lots more playing!
Kade with a mouth full of food! Keegan had his Lion’s jersey on…too bad they lost! Sorry hunny! He sure did LOVE my Jell-O, that’s almost the only thing he ate. All the kids are just like there mom and don’t like mashed potatoes. I thought at least one of them would. Dylan and Kamryn
We realized we didn’t have any pictures of us from Thanksgiving so on our drive home I snapped a picture…haha notice Ryan is such a great driver he didn’t take his eyes off the road!
Then I got to do what I love most about Thanksgiving (since I am not a huge fan of traditional Thanksgiving food) SHOP! I love black Friday shopping. It’s fun, especially when you get to go with friends! I got a bunch of shopping done and got some great deals too!
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Today Kade had a Thanksgiving Concert at school. He begged me to wear his church clothes. He really wanted to wear a tie. I didn’t want him to wear his church clothes because I knew he would end up ruining them at recess. So I finally gave in but only if he promised to change his clothes after the program. Luckily he agreed and I hope he follows through with his end of the deal! They sang a cute Turkey version of the Hokey Pokey! I loved it!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The other day while I was at Sam’s Club an older lady asked if Kamryn and Keegan were twins. I think there is still an obvious age difference between them but not for too long.
Here are some of the recent trouble that these two have been getting into.
Rolling on the pumpkins we never got around to carving….
Such a sweet sister! A kiss and a hug! What a rude big sister. How do I get her to stop hitting? Don’t worry Keegan got back at her later when she fell asleep on the floor! The worst part about it is that she thinks it’s funny…look at his poor little face?! Time out for Kamryn!