Saturday, December 31, 2011

Kason's 2nd birthday

Kason had his 2nd birthday 3 day's after Christmas and this year he was so much fun!  He will still in the mode of opening presents and he was being pretty cute.  We had a Mickey birthday party complete with Mickey decorations, a Mickey cake and a Mickey pinata.  We had family over for presents and cake and ice cream and he was so funny when we opened his presents.  He was very particular to wrapping paper.  He had to open all his Buzz and Woody wrapping paper first and he did not want to open the purple wrapping from my parents.  It was so funny!  And after every present he unwrapped he had to take it to Cam's girlfriend Savannah and show it to her and then he would take it to Weston's mom to put in a pile.  It was pretty cute.  I still can't believe he's getting so big!  But he is so much fun to have around and we all love his happy personality.  Love you and Happy Birthday Kason!!!  

 These were some of his decorations.  You can't see them very well but in front of the TV were his Mickey Mouses and then there was a really cute Mickey and Friends Happy Birthday sign.

 His Mickey Mouse cake.  I think he turned out cute!

 I think these were the cutest cupcakes ever and they were so easy to put together!

His Mickey pinata!

 Opening a present!

Kason with his cake!

Thanks to everyone who came and helped celebrate his birthday! He definitely got spoiled and our house now looks like a toy store! 

Kason's 2 year stats

Kason turned two on Wednesday and the next day we went to the doctor for his 2 year check up.  Here are his stats.

Height - 34.78 in - just under 50%
Weight - 27.78 lbs - 50%
Head - 19.5 in - 50%

He is growing up so fast I can hardly believe it.  Just a couple month's ago he was still my little baby and all of sudden he is such a toddler.  He loves running around and playing with Makenna.  He loves Thomas the train and Mickey Mouse.  He is really talking up a storm and is so funny about things.  He plays roll call every day asking where people are and what are they doing.  He loves anybody but mom.  If Weston is home I can't do anything for him it has to be his dad.  Which is fine by me I don't have to change those messy diapers!  And if we go to Grandma's house he has to have them do everything for him too!  He carries a step stool everywhere he goes so he can climb up and reach things.  Toys, food in the pantry, light switches, etc.  He is really such a fun boy.  His new thing is trying to jump off the ground.  He hasn't mastered it yet but I'm sure he will soon.  His favorite food right now is bagels and crack. (crackers)  And he loves his guck.  (cup with either milk or juice.)  Kason is so much fun right now and we sure do love him! 

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas 2011

 Christmas this year was as busy as it is every year.  Sometimes I wish that we could slow the day down and enjoy everything but it just seems to fly by!  Oh well, maybe next year.  Well to start off we had church at 9 am and I just didn't think we could do everything and get ready before hand so I had this plan of hiding the kids under blankets and walking them down the stairs and out the door so they couldn't see anything.  My parents and sisters were going to come to church with us and then back to our house for orange rolls, fruit and of course presents!  I was so excited for the kids because they are at such a fun age and I couldn't wait to see their faces when they saw what Santa brought them.  Well my little 4 year old was apparently even more excited than me and the first thing she did Christmas morning was sneak down stairs to see if Santa had eaten her cookies.  Well he had and she was so excited to come and tell us that he had eaten the cookies and drank all the milk!  I just wanted to cry.  I didn't get to see her face all excited to see if Santa had been there.  But after we talked and after we finally made it back home from church Weston convinced me that he didn't think she saw everything.  She just saw the TV tray with the missing cookies and not all the presents.  Both kids were so excited for all their new toys and had a great morning.  Makenna got a Barbie house and a pink microphone, and Kason got his Choo-Choo.  He was so excited for it and has not stopped playing with it yet!  (Well except for every time we pull him away to run to someones house or to go to sleep.)

So after presents and a little nap we went to Weston's parents house where we all got spoiled.  Makenna got her Strawberry Shortcake house and Kason got his Buzz Lightyear.  Then we were off to my parents where we got spoiled again with more presents, and had Kason's birthday dinner.  It was such a great day and I just wish it would have lasted longer so we could have enjoyed everything.  Thanks to everyone who made it such a great day and I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Dance Recital

Makenna had her Christmas Dance Recital last night and she did such a great job!  They danced to I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause and it was adorable!  She knew the dance so well and did such a great job!  We love watching her dance!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Letters To Santa

For Family Home Evening last week we let the kids write their letters to Santa and then we went to Thanksgiving Point and saw all the lights.  It was a really fun night and the kids really enjoyed it.  Kason isn't old enough to write yet so I thought it would be fun to pick out pictures from all the catalogues and we would cut and glue them to a letter for Santa.  Kason's attention lasted about 3 minutes and then he was done.  Makenna on the other hand could have gone all night long!  Everything she looked at she had to cut out and ask Santa for.  So I'm sure Santa can find something on her list that will make her happy on Christmas morning.  Now we just all have to wait which is proving hard for some of us!  We just can't wait!  Well here are a couple pics of the kids "writing" there letters to Santa.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Decorating the Christmas Tree

I love bringing out all my Christmas decorations.  It's probably the only holiday that I really decorate the house for.  I just love putting everything up and the kids this year had a lot of fun helping.  Makenna was so helpful with everything and Kason was old enough to help decorate the tree this year.  They both had so much fun.  I actually just sat down on the couch and watched them decorate the tree once Weston got it up.  It was such a nice night.  And of course it wouldn't be a blog post with out pictures, so here they are!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Big 3 - 0

Weston's birthday was yesterday and he turned 30!!!  He's so old now!  Well actually he could care less it doesn't bother him at all actually.  But I am freaking out that we are so old now!  Anyways to celebrate I decided to shower him with gifts, since I love shopping and giving gifts!  So he got 30 presents for his 30th birthday!  Now some of them were really lame (like a bag of sunflower seeds or a free set of knifes I got at RC Willey last year) and others were really funny (like the Pacifier movie that is an inside joke for us).  But some of them he really enjoyed like a new basketball (so we don't have to borrow his brother Shane's anymore), new clothes and a new wii game.  So Happy Birthday Weston and I hope you have a great year you old man!

Kangaroo Zoo

Since it was a long weekend we wanted to try and fit some fun family time in while we had Weston at home.  So we took the kids to Kangaroo Zoo.  Makenna loved it the second she got there and was off and running.  Kason took a minute to warm up but as soon as he did he was all over the place.  He would slide down the slides on his tummy or upside down and he even was trying to do somersaults like Makenna.  He just copied everything she did.  They were so cute and had so much fun.  I'm glad we took them and let them get out all their crazy energy!

Hanging our Christmas Lights

So the Friday after Thanksgiving Weston was hanging the lights on our house.  Now I was trying to sleep during Kason's nap because I had gone shopping the whole night before for Black Friday but I was being very successful.  I had been hearing Weston walking around on the roof and the lights dragging but all of a sudden I was woken up with a load bang and a really loud noise as something slid off the roof.  I jumped out of bed so fast to look our the window below just sure that I was going to see Weston on the ground.  But I couldn't find him, so I called his phone and he answered.  He was still on the roof hanging lights.  As I looked out the back window this is what I found.

Weston had used the taller ladder to climb up on the house and had taken this small step stool up on the roof to help him get up to the higher lever.  But the wind had knocked it over and blown it off the roof.  It landed right on top of my little pine tree I was trying to grow and smashed my pot.  It was a loud noise and scared me to death but I'm so glad it wasn't Weston that fell off the roof!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Potty Time!

So Kason and I have official taken the leap into potty training.  I was really trying to put it off but with his food allergies and intolerance to fruits I really think potty training will help a ton with his diaper rash.  Also the fact that a new baby that will be in diapers is arriving in 3 months is helping push my motivation too.  I don't really want to be changing 2 kids diapers plus I think Weston will die at the cost of all of it all.  Kason will tell us sporadically that he needs to go potty so we thought we might as well give it a try.  Therefore this morning Kason and I went shopping.  We got all the necessities, big boy undies, pull-ups, a step stool, m & m's (for rewards) and an extra pair of pants.  (He doesn't have enough to make it a week as it is so I got an extra pair for accidents.)

He picked out Mickey Mouse and Thomas and Friend's undies.  He also gets 3 m&m's if he goes potty in the toilet.  So here he is relaxing with his goodies.

So once we got home he chose a pair of Mickey and Donald undies and he was set.  He kind of walked funny at first because they definitely fit differently than a diaper does.  I just had to laugh at him.  He was all bow legged!  He has done well minus one accident right before nap time.  So we just put a diaper on him and sent him to bed.  He really likes getting 3 m & m's after he goes potty so that is helping us out.  Hopefully the rest of the week will go as well.  I'm hoping to have Weston help me out since he will be home more because of the holidays.

Anyways wish us luck and if anybody has any good ideas or suggestions please send them our way!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Cute Kids

Lately Makenna and Kason have been doing the cutest things and I thought I should really write them down.  So here is what is going on around here.

    Our little model
  • She loves playing Disneyland.  She will pack up her bag and go on pretend rides.  She slides down the stairs playing Splash Mountain and twirls in circles on the Teacups.
  • She has learned so much from being in school for just 2 months that it just blows my mind.  She is such a smarty pants.
  • She always has to be right and don't you tell her she's not or try and correct her because that will just start it up again!
  • Makenna is always dancing or doing handstands.  Everyday she is practicing her dancing or tumbling and she calls it exercises.  Now I thought that with 2 dance classes and one tumbling class she would be burnt out but I think the opposite has happened.  She has more energy then ever!
  • She is the biggest social butterfly and loves to play with friends.  Everyone she meets is her friend.

    Our Goofball
  • He says "What!" after everything you say
  • He has been throwing himself on the ground and just laying there when he doesn't get his way.  It is pretty cute!
  • We have gotten him off his binky although now we have a few more bedtime palls like Mickey, Giraffe, Buzz and Woody.
  • He is talking so much but my favorite words right now are for crackers "crack" and his drink is "guck"
  • He loves his sister and wants to do whatever she is doing.  He will just follow her around the house just to be with her.  It is so sweet.
  • He is obsessed with Mickey Mouse and Trains so he asks for them all day long.
  • Kason really is just the happiest sweetest kid ever!

I really wish I could think of more because I know I could go on and on about these two but for some reason my pregnancy brain has really kicked in and I can't think right now.  So I'll just have to update later.

    Sunday, November 6, 2011

    First Snow Fall

    Well I don't think you can even call it that but you see that little dusting of white on the grass?  Well that is snow and when Makenna saw it Saturday morning she just had to go outside and make a snow angel.  So we got the kids all dressed up and sent them outside to play.  Makenna loved it and wanted to play out there all day.  Kason wasn't that big of a fan.  I think his boots were too small and he didn't want gloves on.  But either way it was fun to wake up to!

    Monday, October 31, 2011

    Halloween 2011

    Happy Halloween!!!

    This year was Kason's first year trick or treating since it was raining last year and boy did he have fun!  He would walk up to the doors and say "Treat!"  It was pretty adorable.  Makenna was shy as usual but they both had so much fun they didn't want to stop.  They just kept wanting to go to more houses.  I'm glad they had so much fun!  Here are the adorable cuties!
     Our adorable Ladybug
    Our handsome Lion

    Monday, October 24, 2011

    BYU Game

    We were able to go to the BYU game on Saturday thanks to my awesome friend Nicole.  She had two tickets that she wasn't going to be able to use so she let us have them.  Weston has been wanting to take Makenna to a game so we ended up buying her a ticket so she could get in and then we all just sat together.  It was so much fun and Makenna had the time of her life.  She was so excited to watch all the cheerleaders and Cosmo.  I don't think she actually even saw the game!  She was way to busy watching other things.  She is already asking to go back to another game!  So thanks again Nicole and thanks to my sister for watching Kason for us.

    Friday, October 21, 2011

    Family Pictures

    Last week we had my little sister take our pictures.  We really just wanted a picture to use for a Christmas card but she got a lot of really cute ones of all of us and some of just the kids.  Kason was being really impossible so I had to share some of his goofy ones too.  But I was so excited that we got as many good ones as we did.  Here they are!

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    Friday, October 14, 2011

    Pizza Night!

    For dinner last night I thought I would let the kids make their own individual pizza's.  I didn't realize it was going to be so much fun.  Makenna is totally independent and loves helping me in the kitchen but Kason was hilarious!  He wanted to do everything so Weston helped him roll out his dough and then helped him load the toppings.  But it was when Weston was making his own pizza that Kason was cracking me up.  Every time Wes turned his back to get another topping (or more of something) Kason would start picking everything off of Weston's pizza and eating it!  It was so funny to see him act so fast when Weston turned his back.  And he wasn't bothering anybody else's pizza just Weston's!  It was pretty cute.  Anyways, Weston finally got his pizza made and it was a fun dinner.  (Oh and by the way Rhodes dough is just amazing if you or your family members have egg allergies.  We use it for everything!  We've done pizza's, rolls, breadstick's, soup bowls, cinnamon rolls, orange rolls and we even tried them out as doughnuts!  I love Rhodes and they are so convenient!)  But here are some pics from pizza making!