Monday, November 30, 2009

SeaWorld after Thanksgiving

We went to Seaworld the day after Thanksgiving. Oh, and we did have a great turkey day. We went to some friends house and ate way to much and then took naps and watched some red box movies. On black Friday at 4:30am I a made my way to the madness at Walmart and scored some sweet deals. Then I came home, made breakfast, and we headed out to Seaworld. I don't think we have ever been there when it isn't 100 degrees so it was especially nice to be there on such a great day. They also had all of the holiday shows running which we have never been there for so that was fun and definitely put us in the Christmas spirit. Tyler hasn't stopped singing Feliz Navi Da!
We fed the dolphins!
We saw Shamu and tried to take a picture that Kyle didn't want any part of.
Another attempt to get a good picture of all three of them together.
Maybe if I am in the picture? Um... NO
Oh well, we did have a good time. Tyler gave it a two thumbs up!

Dylan turns 3

Dylan turned 3 on November 21. We had a barbecue with some friends and tried to make the day all about him. He absolutely loved every minute of it. He requested a "Scoop" cake (the digger character from Bob The Builder). I took the challenge and think it turned out pretty good. I put the the cake in the refrigerator after I was done and Dylan checked on it about a hundred times to make sure it was okay. We had cupcakes too, that he helped make.
Dylan is a fun boy. He loves everything boyish. Trucks, cars, tractors, diggers, cranes, trains, motorcycles, four wheelers. He loves digging and racing. He has definitely turned into a little sneaky 3 year old with his cute little toothless freckled face he gets away with almost everything and he knows it. We are slowly catching on, but he is a hard one to catch. We love him so much and the "terrible twos" weren't all that bad, but now we can't wait for him to turn 4 and move passed the "even worse threes". Happy Birthday Dylan!

Kyle Roo!

I finally took Kyle to his 12 month check up a month late. We have been trying really hard over the last few months to feed him anything he will eat and pack on some pounds so maybe sub consciously I was delaying the appointment to give us a little more time for some weight gain. Well.... It turned out I didn't have all that much to be worried about. Remember at 9 months he was only 15 pounds (less then 5%) so our goal for 12 months was 18 pounds but now finally at 13 months he is 19 pounds and 13 ounces! I was literally doing a happy dance next to the scale. The nurse thought I was a crazy person until she saw his chart and realized what a accomplishment this was. He is now in the 10% and even though that is still small it is upward growth for out little guy which is something we were worried about 4 months ago. He is also now 29inches tall (20% for his height, a big jump from 10%), and 80% for his head (we were never concerned about this.) Anyway we are so happy that his chart is finally moving in an upward motion and even though he is little we love him in a big way.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Gobble Gobble


On Saturday we took the kids to the free Lowe's Build and Grow workshop. They got to build a Jimmie Johnson 48 car garage. They also got a their own Lowe's apron and workshop patch to put on it that shows what project they did. The kid next to us had a whole apron full of patches. His mom must bring him every week. The kids had a lot of fun so we will definitely be going back to build more.

Friday, November 6, 2009


We had a busy and fun Halloween. Ward party, fall carnival at school, soccer game, visiting friends, and of course trick or treating. Tyler was the red Power Ranger, Dylan was Bob The Builder, and Kyle was Tigger. At the ward party on Friday I was an angel. Jeff was suppose to be the devil, but I couldn't get him to wear the horns, he said the head band was to girlie??? He did wear the tail without complaint but it just wasn't the same. Oh well, we had fun and then on Saturday I decide to be the devil. An angel one day the devil the next, Jeff said it was actually very fitting. "Thanks husband, I love you too!" Anyway we did have fun. We went trick or treating at our friends Wally and Judy's. Wally got out his "personal trainer" blow up costume to give us a laugh. Here is my sad attempt to get a good picture of all three of them. Dylan didn't even want to be in the picture, so like a really good parent, I threatened that he couldn't go trick or treating unless he sat his rear down. Kyle was scared of Tyler's mask, and Tyler wouldn't take it off just for one shot. GOOD TIMES!


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I Love Fall

I love the Fall. I love the cool dry non humid weather, especially after such a hot humid summer. I love the occasion rainy day. I love that we don't sweat to death when we go to the park. I love good hair days. I love dark colors. I love spending time outside with my kids for more than 10 minutes because it is just to hot. I love debating whether or not I might need a sweater or jacket or maybe just a long sleeve shirt.. I love that my husband gets home before 7pm, sometimes even before 6pm. I love that it is motorcycle weather, well sort of (no, he is totally not allowed to ride this). I love the smell of pumpkins and spices. I love knowing the Holidays are right around the corner. I Love Fall!