Sunday, May 25, 2008

Thursday, May 22, 2008

A Barrel of Monkeys

"Beck, how old are you?"

I know what your going to say, "Beck is one already?! That went so fast. I can't believe he's one, ALREADY!" I know, I can't believe it either. My baby had his first birthday and a party to celebrate.

We did a monkey theme.We had a water gun fight (heat wave that day) a banana pudding eating contest, color your own monkey beach ball and who is your vote for the best monkey face?And of course no first birthday is complete without the honoree having a piece of his cake.

He tested it...I think he liked it.And was finally, "ALL DONE!"

Monday, May 19, 2008


We took the kids to an Angel game the other day. Funny how a baseball game brought out each of their personalities so clearly:

Morgan had to know e-ver-y-thing about the game. She had to know how many strikes? How many balls? How many outs? Was that an out? Is it the the other team's turn yet? Why do we need to 'make some noise'? Who's picture is that on the screen? Why do they put the players pictures up there? What is an inning? What inning is it? How many innings are there? Why are they hitting a beach ball around? How did the beach ball get way over there? Why don't they want the beach ball to go on the field? Why are they getting a new pitcher? And on and on and on and on and on...

Kendall loved "TO MAKE SOME NOISE!!" -- CLAP! . . . CLAP! . . . CLAP! CLAP-CLAP-CLAP-CLAP! Duh-nuh-nuh NA-TUH-DAAA! CHARGE! She was just having a good time. Except she didn't understand why we wanted the rally monkey to come so bad. My favorite was when she asked, "Why are those players sitting down?" After a while I finally figured out she was talking about a couple of fans wearing jerseys sitting in front of us.

Beck was doing one of three things: 1)pulling the hair of the girl in front of him, 2)squirming to get down and walk while holding onto my fingers, or 3)he would be very still and listen while everyone cheered then about two seconds after everyone stopped is when he felt it was a good time to join in with a "AAYYEE!" and a couple claps.

I enjoyed watching my family more than watching the game.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Hooray for Four!

Kendall turned four last week and apparently, when you are four you need a day to celebrate each year you have lived.
Day 1 - The celebration started on Thursday, it was the closest school day before her birthday. We had a small party after preschool with all of her little buddies. Actually, it was the best thing ever - there are a set of twins who's birthday is the day after Kendall's, so us Moms got together and planned a party together. It turned out to be the best idea ever. One party with half the shopping, cost, and stress! And I just love these pictures with all her little school friends.

These are the twins she shared the party with. Their mom was in charge of the cake. So cute!

Kendall and James. According to James's mom, he's got a bit of a crush.

Day 2 - Scott was able to get us all signed in to Disneyland so how could we pass that up?! It turned out to be a really big day. Kendall was exactly 40 inches tall and was able to ride the "BIG" rides - Big Thunder Mountain, Splash Mountain, Star Tours, etc. Before she went on each one of them we warned her it would be fast or bumpy and each time she made sure, "But my shoes won't fall off, right?" And when the ride was done she immediately would say, "I want to go again!"

I don't think Beck was digging the cage.

Birthday bonus - Daddy was there to spin them really fast. Double bonus - they got the pink teacup.

Day 3 - Well, day three was her actual birthday. We couldn't skip it! We celebrated with Scott's side of the family and the Peterson's were so kind to let us come over and swim and swim and swim. She hit more big milestones that day - she went down the slide BY HERSELF and swam (in the spa) without her vest! Who knew turning four would make her such a dare-devil?
Day 4 - hasn't happened yet. But she gets one more day to celebrate with all the other April birthdays on my side of the family at Gramma Faye's. And who knows, with all this new found braverism maybe she'll pet Shadow?