Monday, December 29, 2008
This was at Kaylee's princess Birthday party. She got her very first webkin from Aunt Janelle and Brooke. As if she needs another reason to think Janelle is the best.
Kaylee is such a loyal, persistent, and smart little girl. If she puts her mind to do something she will stick to it until it is accomplished. She even recently taught herself to write her own name. She loves preschool, playing with friends, playing with Ryan and Taylor, going to primary, singing songs, gymnastics, playing on the computer, being outside, and helping mom. She is adored by those who know her best.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Kaylee and I and some friends got to attend the princess tea party last week. We had a great time and Kaylee looked beautiful in her pretty party dress. There were quite a few moms that dressed up as princesses or one mom that wore her wedding dress. Good for her for getting it on again, but it did seem like it was a bit much. For dinner we had pink milk, yogurt, cheese stick, fresh veggies, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches cut in cute shapes. Of course Kaylee didn't eat a bite. She didn't even want her cupcake with pink frosting and sprinkles. It was awesome and over the top. We loved it. For activites we got to decorate a crown, color a placemat and listen to live music and entertainment by our Own Fairy godmother. There were princesses and princes dressed up all around us. Kaylee was really wondering where Arial was (her favorite princess) but we decided that she must still be in the ocean.
Monday, December 8, 2008
A couple of recent events at our house were Ryan losing his front tooth (sorry about the blood) and Kaylee getting her third laser treatment. We were hopeful that Ryan would lose his other top tooth so that he could sing, All I want for Christmas is my 2 front teeth.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Presenting Darth Vader. On Halloween night Ryan was complaining that his head hurt. Jeff said he was sorry but couldn't do anything about it. The next day Ryan had a bruise on his forehead from his mask. Just in time for family pictures.
Here is Kaylee's painted pumpkin. I do not love carving pumpkins so I decided to paint mine this year. Kaylee was set on carving hers like scooby doo until she saw the paint. What a budding little artist.
This little bee won the contest at the church for the cutest costume. After this pic, I put on a white onesie underneath, white tights and black mary janes, then I completed it with 2 little ponies on top of her head because of course she didn't leave the headband alone. Sorry no pics of the finshed product. She was adorable!
Our Next stop was to my grandparents house.
Next on the trick or treat trail was a stop to the McMinn grandparents.
We wait patiently for Grandma to open the door, notice Taylor knocking with two hands eagerly. (And sorry that we don't have any real time footage of the next scene, what was Jeff thinking not getting pictures.) As soon as Grandma opens the door to see her cute little Grandchildren dressed up in Halloween best, Taylor vomits all over Kaylee's tights and shoe, then she steps into the house and pukes on the front rug, the carnage continued for a few minutes getting the entire front porch. It happened with such perfect timing that we didn't even yell out trick or treat. I guess this year we were just doing tricks to grandma. Okay if seeing puke is not your thing, do not continue.
Here they are after clean up was complete, Taylor no longer a bee, Grandma was a little disappointed that she didn't get a picture in time. We had to split up our Halloween plans for the rest of the evening. Taylor was sick the rest of the night, which was fun to juggle trick or treaters with a baby being sick. She did feel better for our family pictures the next morning phew! We will post when we get those back.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Brooke and her toothless smile
Ryan and Taryn working hard together.
In this picture Ryan is bossing Taryn around, I mean he is delegating and running the job.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Ryan on his first day of 1st Grade. He goes to Gate City Elementary and Mrs. Johnson is his teacher. So far he is doing great. He is one of the top readers in his class.
Taylor is always ready for a picture. Notice Kaylee chose a princess backpack.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Friday we ate breakfast at the Paris at their Le Village buffet (can't go to vegas without hitting a buffet). We then went shopping again. We had lunch at a really good steak house located outside of the Fashion Show Mall, the Capital Grille. The food was really good, especially their desserts. That night we saw the Blue Man Group at the Venetian. I don't know if we were expecting more or that we'd heard too many good things about them, but we were disappointed. It was alright, but doubt we'd see them again.