Thursday, December 31, 2009

Super baby

.Super Justin.

.To the rescue.
.With his ultra sonic cape.
.That makes him fast as lightening.

Bet ya didn't know by night our two year old turns into a super hero, did ya! :)

.The end.

Side note: Super Justin decided it was time to ditch his crib. Daddy went in to get him one morning and he had his leg over the crib trying to climb out! I wasn't ready for his transition, but he had plans of his own! He has been in his big boy bed for the last two nights and hasn't had any problems! *Sigh* He's getting so big!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Justin's 2nd Birthday Party

Our baby is a whole two years old ... ALREADY?! I'm not ready for him to be a big boy yet, but he thinks otherwise! Justin is a lot 'older' then two, our neighbor thought he was turning three. He understands and knows a lot for his age, but that's what happens when your the youngest of four!

Now that he's two, it's probably time to get rid of his 'aci' [aka paci]! I don't think it'll be an issue for him, but it is for me. That's practically the only baby thing I have left, so I'll do it when I'm ready or before he's 4 which ever one comes first, I kid! =)

I was way excited to have his party this year because he got to have his party on his actual birthday and also because his oldest sissy got to be there for it [she misses all the other birthday's ... besides Daddy's]!

I decided on a Candy Land theme this year ... way fun & easy! I've given the idea out to other people, but nobody has ever ran with it! I decided what the hell, I'll use it! =) First things first, I had to figure out where I was going to have the party because there was no way I could have it at the house. All of our Christmas decorations would've clashed with the party decorations [I can't help it]! We found a clubhouse to rent out, it ended up being perfect ... not to mention the weather was completly beautiful that day! After I figured out the location it was off to the decor [the best part]! I wanted candy and lots of it! For a few months before Justin's birthday I was on a mission for glass jars [aka apothecary jars], I totally lucked out in this department. The most I paid I for a jar was $3 and that was only two of the jars ... all the rest I found at the dollar store. All of the jars were filled with candy that I had been collecting for a couple of months as well. I wanted to make fake candy too, you know way oversized lollipops and candy canes! My Mom decided she wanted to do all the fake candy. She totally went to town [wondering where I get it from, now ya know] she made fake gumdrops [that turned out awesome], she made lollipops, licorice, and some assorted candies! I made a gumdrop wreath, I liked the way it turned out, but it took for-ev-er ... we are saving that bad boy! =) There was a chocolate river [like on the game board] or more like a chocolate fountain, hehe! The kids table was set with Candy Land plates and cups. The plates had silverware wrapped with a candy bracelet and in the cups were licorice straws! Leading up to the door of the clubhouse was a colored path [made from poster board, made to look like the game board] and candy canes. My sister made a way awesome playlist which included every sugary sweet candy song you could imagine! Then to top it all off was the one of the cutest cakes ever made! I had it made by a lady in the bay area ... she is the same one that made my bestie's bridal shower cake ... she totally ROCKS! I'll have a lot more business coming her way! We played a couple of games, but not as many as usual. We had a gumball guess, toss the candy in the bowl game, & name that candy [lots of fun, harder then I thought though]! The name the candy had 'clues' to different candy, i.e. a cow that can't lactate ________??? That would be a milk dud, haha, get it? Anyways, there was like 25 of those [more for the parents]!

Picture Time!

Kailee playing the 'throw-the-candy-in-the bowl-game'
Kailee and Reyna getting down! Reyna was adorable!

The punch fountain [only $10] and way fun

Happy Birthday Justin!!

Guess how many?! Winner takes all of the gumballs home! Everyone was waay off on the amount of gumballs this machine holds ... it's 240!
Some of the candy my Mom made
The birthday boy!

We had a coloring activity because it's one of his most favorite things to do!
Playing a lil Candy Land while he eats some pretzels

The chocolate fountain

Totally ROCKED!

The gumdrop wreath

Damon's Christmas Performance

Damon had his second Christmas program performace of his preschool career! Last year he wasn't so sure ... he ended up in the front of the class next to the teacher helping to guide the kids on what to do next [wish I had that on video]! This year he was SO excited to be on stage. He kept waiving to us and had an ear to ear grin the entire time on stage. We were some very proud parents!

P.S. On our way to Damon's school, Ray and I were trying to figure out which one of us would take him to his class, so that the other could go grab our seats. We decided to ask him who he wanted to take him to class, Mommy or Daddy? His response was, "my Kai-we"! A lil ego bruiser, lOl! We thought it was waay too cute! Daddy & "his Kai-we" took him to class.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Making her rounds ...

Our Kaylors is finally here!! Yippeeee!! I picked her from the airport on Wed ... she was going to hang at work with me for a lil while and then my Mom was going to come pick her up, but we decided she could squeeze in a few hours of quality time with her Grandma Carolyn [her Mom's - Mom] instead. So even though she got into Cali at one, the fam didn't get to see her until six! Needless to say I had some very anxious kiddos waiting to see their sissy. Ray didn't get home from work until after six, so she snuck over to go see a couple of BFF's while we waited for him. They thought she was coming later in the week, so they were rather surprised when she knocked on their doors.

Damon didn't realize how much he missed her until he saw her! He wouldn't let her leave his sight! He kept asking her if she wanted to play! So cute!
Justin and that snowman! =)

Daddy just getting home from work!! Elated to have his baby home!
Tay still in shock that Kai was there!
Meya & Kailee
Bree, Lynae, & Kai

Damon had his Christmas program that night, so we rushed over to his school and watched his awesome performance [next blog]! After Dae's performance we went over to Grandpa's! Shisha and the girls came over too!

It's so nice to have her home, especially for the holidays! Our time with her is so limited, we cherish every moment that we do have. It's the best feeling in the world to have our family complete again ... even if it only last for a bit!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Snow Fun

The pumpkin patch we take the kids to every year has now ventured out into Christmas fun. This is the first year that they've done Christmas on the farm. We weren't sure what to expect, but driving by on the freeway it looked pretty cool. They brought snow to the farm, totally awesome! It's not a huge snow play area, but definitely big enough for the kids to have a blast. Not sure who had more fun ... Ray or the kids!

They also have lights on the farm [you can drive through], but we are going to wait until Kailee gets here [only 3 more days] and take all of the kids!

He looks like he is going to stomp on Miss Auri! lOl

Throwing a snow ball @ Justin

Love this pix. Aurianna is chasing Damon to get him w/a snowball!

Who knew it would end up snowing in town the next week?! We get snow once every 20 years! People back east would probably laugh @ our snow, but it's snow to us! lOl! It was SO cool!