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!