Sunday, December 26, 2010
*As a side note, Grace's hairclip was falling out, so I put it in my hair and forgot it was there. Festive, yes....fashionable for a 30something, not really. :)
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Carson was SO excited to turn five this year!! As a matter of fact, he's STILL excited about being five. He asks every day about this or that "that I used to do when I was four". Anyway, we had a trip to the Pumpkin Patch with the preschool that day, so it was kind of like a built in party. We celebrated with his family gifts in the morning before Jake went to work, then went to the Pumpkin Patch with his preschool friends and then had a few friends over for cake and ice cream in the early evening...easy and FUN!
I made this banner to hang above the kitchen
Carson saw the letters before I had them attached and sewn together and he said "Mom, where's the 'C'? How will everyone know it's MY birthday if it doesn't say 'Happy Birthday Carson'? And how will they know I am FIVE?"
So he woke up to this:
He was very specific in wanting a "black cake with a yellow circle and then blue". I'm pretty sure he meant he wanted a black tier, a yellow tier, and a blue tier, but no way was I going to make a 3 tier cake because that's what he 'designed' on the toys r us website! So I improvised and came up with this.
Happy Birthday to an amazing, AMAZING boy!!!
I'll have to post about the Pumpkin Patch on another day...it's time for bed!
Anyway, I'll just post some short version stories...
Carson and Grace working on some art
Carson's finished product (a tree and some clouds)
Friday, September 10, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Grace turned three on Monday. I cannot believe she is three years old! She is not a baby OR toddler...she is a preschooler!
Since Jake will be out of town this week, we celebrated her birthday all weekend. Saturday, we went to her friend, Lauryn Perkins (they were born on the same day) birthday party. I worried that there might be some drama since Grace knew it was HER birthday too...but, she handled it beautifully! She watched Lauryn open presents with an excited little smirk on her face...too cute!
Sunday we had her birthday party at Grandma and Grandpa Anderson's house. She wore her "#3" shirt and party hat that I made for her :) and she loved all the attention! Grace requested a pink cake. Nothing fancy, just pink. I had other plans, but decided to stick with her request and made a plain, pink cake (with strawberries in the middle).
Here is Grace's third year interview:
Favorite TV Show: Einsteins, Baby Einsteins
Favorite Movie: Tinkerbell (we just rented it yesterday. Her actual favorite, the one she requests almost daily, is Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs)
Favorite Candy: Pink
Favorite Color: Pink
Favorite Letter: B S (weird, but that’s what she said)
Best Friends: Dad, Carson, Aunt Sue, Gracie (She probably just forgot to mention Mom)
Favorite Place to Go: Jumpin Jacks…we should go to Jumpin Jacks (chanting over and over)
Favorite Game: Bad Guys
Favorite Food: Chicken Nuggets
Favorite Drink: Apple Juice
Favorite Number: B (ok, we need to work on that)
Favorite Song: Stop This Train (John Mayer), Gary Go (not a song, but a group...funny how her favorites align with what Jake is currently listening to ;)
She loves to sing, tell knock knock jokes, tease her brother and chase him with her 'tickies' (her fingers walking like a spider). She gave her binky to the binky fairy, is fully potty trained and loves to play with her Littlest Pet Shops and "babies".
Like her brother, Grace loves to dance - we dance a lot in this house and the kids have the best moves! She also loves to play in the "cool" (pool). She asks to "go to a hotel to swim in the cool" on a regular basis. She loves Princess and the Frog, Team Umizumi, Dora and Little Einsteins. She can count to 10 in Spanish.
She loves to have her nails painted and when she gets her hair done, she asks if she "looks like a princess". To which the answer is ALWAYS "YES, Grace, you DO look like a beautiful princess".
She is my girl. I love her...
Sunday, July 4, 2010
July 4th landed on Sunday this year, which, in Utah means the celebrations mainly take place on Saturday the 3rd. We had plans to go to James and Lisa's for fireworks and fun, but those plans were quickly changed...
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Carson: Mom, do you have any "neverbuddies"?
Me: Neverbuddies? I don't know what that is, what is a neverbuddy?
Carson: Well, it's a buddy that you meet, but he never comes to your house and you never go to his house.
I figured out that he is talking about the friends you meet in playplaces and parks that you will probably "never see again" - as so delicately explained by his mother :/