Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Kaden Turns *2* !!!

Last Friday, the 25th, Kaden had his 2nd birthday!! Kelsey was so excited all week for his birthday to arrive. "Only 4 more days, Kaden, and you will be two...., Only 3 more days....,Only 2 more days,.... Kaden TODAY is your birthday!!!!" Very sweet. Another one of the many pluses of having "children" vs. "a child". :-)

His one request was a "pink pig cake". Not sure where/when he started saying that but that was what he wanted. Thanks to a small picture I found in one of his books I was able to grant that request.

Why are toys these days triple secured to the packaging??

Khara made a very sweet card for Kaden and even gave him some of the money fr0m her piggy bank. :-)

A lady from church heard Kaden say he wanted a pink pig cake and went all out trying to find him gifts to match that theme. A stuffed dancing pig and the Pink Ty Beanie Baby Pig- Silkie. Very sweet and thoughtful.

Monday, May 21, 2007

**Khara's Big Debut**

Tonight Khara had her first T-Ball game!! All of the practices and strict coaching really showed up. Before the game I asked her if she was nervous, "yeah, a little", she said. After the game was over, she told me that she was actually shaking!! :-) Mark saw one of the players on her team, who is quite shy, get to the game and then ended up being to scared to come play. What do you do??

She ended up having a great time. Actually hit two doubles and a single--yeah!!! Of course I might be a little biased, but I think T-Ball players are some of the cutest out there!
A little warm-up!!

Last minute instructions from the coach. The main one being "Pay Attention". If the coach catches them twice not paying attention, they do not get to bat the next inning!! Khara was proud to say that tonight anyway he never gave her the first warning. :-)

Waiting on 2nd base for the signal from her 3rd base coach.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Fun Weekend

Saturday evening we took the family out in the boat for the first time this season. Mark has gone out a few times, this was the first time for the rest of us. The kids were so excited and had a great time.

When we got back to shore they wanted to wade by the dock a little. I hadn't planned on that, but it was fine- they still had their life jackets on, and all had suitable shoes. This was Kaden's first time to play in the water at the lake and he LOVED it.

I was watching from shore as they played around. I was hoping they would only get their feet wet...somehow they managed to get all the way up to their waist. Kaden was out playing and slipped. I quickly found out that his life jacket will hold him up but not keep his face out of the water. All of the sudden he was lying face down in the water with bubbles coming up!! Very scary!!!! I grabbed him within a couple of seconds and needless to say, came home a little wet myself. He wanted to go right back in...Boys!!

We had a wonderful Mother's Day at my parent's house. Mark got me a really nice pair of Born Sandals. What a great husband!!!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

*Latest Project*

Tuesday was our last MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meeting for the year. I am the creative activities leader for our local group. We chose an outdoor/summer theme for this meeting. In keeping with the general topic, I decided to have the moms make flip-flops.

It still cracks me up how similar moms and kids are.... you always have the mom that needs the directions explained just one more time, the mom that has a hard time choosing the color/ style she wants, and then the mom that jumps right in and has her project whipped up in no time...lots of fun. :-)

Friday, May 04, 2007


Have I ever mentioned that I don't really care for cops??? No, I would never say that, my brother is one. But, I do Despise items they like to issue. 'Nuff said?? No, let me explain...

Thursday afternoon I was trying to make sure I made it on time to a dentist appointment for Khara. The office had been very nice and squeezed us in for an emergency appt. I was a couple of miles on my way listening to an upbeat Collingsworth CD, my mind on a million things, when HE clocked me going oh, shall I say, significantly over the allowed limit. Kelsey was in the front seat and since I thought that might me against the law I had her quickly go get buckled in the back. (BAD idea!!) HE saw the "kid action" so also tried to do his civil duty by putting a #2. on the wonderful yellow piece of paper for no seat belt.

When I started to post about this yesterday my feelings were much different. Thankfully, I waited and you are now reading a pretty calm post. I do realize it really is their job, and if it taught Khara and Kelsey that you truly do have to be buckled up at all times and saves them from something in the future it will have been all very well worth it!!!

On a positive note, the amount was much less than I thought it would be. And, its just money anyway, right???

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Another Fun Day At The Zoo

Saturday was a free admission day at the zoo in Springfield. I mentioned it to the girls and immediately that was their choice of activity for the day. Mark wanted to go to a Cardinals baseball game. The love and devotion to our children won out as we ended up at the zoo. :-)

After the zoo we went to Longhorn Grill to finish off a gift certificate we had purchased for half price. Can't beat that deal- free admission to the zoo and lunch on a half price gift cert. :-)

Mark was very impressed with the size of his triple cheeseburger.

Khara lovin' lemons while I anxiously await my delicious chicken sandwich.