30 August 2010

How to make limeade...

out of limes... Quenton LOVES to gnaw on the limes from our drinks. He makes terrible faces, but just continues to chomp on them... Hilarious!!!

(You need to hit pause on the music iPod on the left side to hear the movie)
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A day to celebrate...

Addison is finally 4 years old! Her birthday was this past Wednesday, and she was able to celebrate her day at school, in chapel, where all the children in the entire preschool sang Happy Birthday to her! Jae and I came to eat lunch with her and bring cupcakes for her class, which was too cute! Finally, Nana came into town, and we headed to Addison's favorite restaurant "the peanut place" which is really Santa Fe Cattle Co. She finished off her night with a few more presents and a princess birthday cake that my mom made. She LOVED it! It had all of her favorite princesses on the cake, including a picture of herself!



(You need to pause the music iPod on the left side in order to hear the video)
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Do you think she's excited about being 4??? Nahhhh. Not at all.

17 August 2010

Quack goes the duckie...

Today was Quenton's first day of Mother's Morning Out at Addison's school. He is in the "Duck Class", with other 18-23 month olds. His best friend, Evie, is in his class, too! He was happy as I was leaving his room, he even waved bye-bye to me! I was shocked. The sad part was convincing Addison to walk away from the baby gate and go to her class. She has been adament about walking him in all by herself. I watched Quenton on the video monitors up front, and Quenton was playing well.

When I went back to pick him up, he was being rocked in a chair by one of his teachers...because he was crying. I wasn't surprised. He usually has a cat-nap sometime in the morning for about 20 minutes, and they don't nap at MMO, so I knew he would be exhausted. When he saw me standing there, he burst into even more tears. His teacher said he did really well, all day, until right at the end. It seemed most of the children in the class were winding down, and approaching their breaking points, so, in a way...that made me feel better. I am hoping he will be VERY happy in his class!

All dressed up and ready to go to school! Addison was in heaven because she was matching her brother!


Big sister helping her "baby brudder" in to his first day of school...






Happy babies on the way home...

16 August 2010

The absolute funniest thing,

EVER! So, while I was emailing pictures from my phone tonight, I ran into a video, that I hadn't taken...

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Okay, seriously...not only is it hilarious the things that Addison is asking Quenton to say, ball being the only one he can actually say; but it might be even more funny that Quenton stands there the entire time she is filming, and says okay at the end!

My big girl's first day...

of her last year of pre-school!!!

Addison was definitely excited to start school this year! She knew 4 children in her new class, so that makes me happy. She did great going into school, and only got a little nervous right before going in the actual class. But, after a big hug and kiss, she headed in, and started the morning routine of hanging her tote bag, putting her lunch away, and putting her folder in her cubby. Then she headed off for table-time and play-doh!

She was SO excited when she got in the car at carpool today, and had SO much to tell me! We'll see how tomorrow goes, when my baby boy goes to mother's morning out for the first time...I may be in tears when uploading the pictures tomorrow!





A little play time

We took Addison and Quenton out to the soccer field this past weekend with our friends, Jodi and Mike, and their kids Ava, and Tucker. Addison, Ava, and Tucker will be playing on a soccer team this fall, and Addison is SO excited! She LOVES her new neon green soccer cleats (which she picked out)!







Trying not to pull my hair out...

During this crazy 12 weeks of down-time, I am trying to occupy myself. My first choice would be to take photographs of sweet children, but since I can't get up and run after them to capture them, I had to find something else. And, fortunately, I am enjoying it!

I made some outfits for the kids, and am also experimenting with some little do-dads on the side! I have a great friend with an applique/embroidery machine, which makes for a great combo! The appliques MAKE the outfits...

I made crayon rolls for the party favor at Addison's party, and decided to take it a step further. This bag holds two coloring books, and 22 crayons.


Addison and Quenton are wearing these outfits for their first day of school together...I LOVE them!!!! (I hadn't put the buttons on Quenton's yet)


This is the outfit Addison wore on HER first day to school. My friend appliqued a scalloped circle with her inital inside with the same material...




My friend is going to applique a tractor in the same material on a navy shirt for Quenton...

Sunday, Sunday...

A typical Sunday around our house...