Monday, November 7, 2011

Random pictures from the zoo and our last day at Raging waters

Oh hey here is another post I never posted. This one because the pictures were being dumb and not going where I wanted them too.. Oh well I'll post it anyways. This is from Summer 2009 sometime...

Taiden's Birthday party... FROM 2010

So uhm yeah.. I was looking through my old posts and deleting random drafts and what do ya know! I found a post on TK's SECOND birthday party that I never posted. I think I had wanted to add some more pictures and actual words, but never got around to it. Anyways here is his second birthday party pics even though he is almost FOUR. Who knows maybe one day I'll post about his third party. Or even Khari's first! haha

Random picture of him sleeping on the couch on some random day...

Taiden didn't really want to hit Brobee...

Eliza Lynn is up to bat...




Aiden beats Brobee almost past recognition... 
Taiden liked the cake... Not sure why he was wet..

My Big Two Year Old

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Fall Bucket List/Trick or Treating

We had a few different halloween activities this year. I didn't have a halloween party to the disappointment of quite a few people who called me asking when it was. I just wasn't up to it this year! We did go to the trunk or treat that Wendy helped to put together. (Great job Gramzee), and we had an event here Monday at the good ole AmFam office. It was a blast and Heather's idea of the spin wheel was a HIT with all the kids (You mean we get candy AND we get to spin the wheel for a treat!?) After we went home had some pizza then went out in our 'hood for a bit (up around to the hook then down the 2 blocks closest to us.). After we went to my friend Alysha's mom's casa for a little get together. The kids had alot of fun over there. Lil miss Khari thought she was a big girl and tried to jump off the back porch with the older kids. Not such a good idea there missy. She fell of course right as I was walking back out the door to check on here. sigh. No bumps or bruises though and considering she was balancing on the arm/back of the couch last night I don't think it knocked any fear into her! Anywho Halloween was a blast! I'm sad that Khari will probably want to pick her own costume next year so I won't get to plan that out for a year haha. This year we were supposed to be a circus family, but I spent all my free time on the kids costumes so I never got around to making my own. TK was an elephant (had to borrow a head as some of my fabric peices came up missing at the last moment!), Khari was a clown and Dev was the STRONG MAN. I was going to be the ringmaster... I made a promise to myself that next year I will be dressing up. I'm thinking a peacock, but we'll see..

OMG the HORROR of this wig..

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Taiden at 3.75 the post.

There is to much this kid is doing to put in the sidebar. So I'll sum all of that up and more!

Taiden Taiden Taiden.

     This kid has learned so much new stuff I don't even know where to start. Let's talk about how SMART this kid is. He just picks up on stuff so quickly. One day he was just like what comes after 20? (He's been able to count to 20 for a while now) I said 21 and he was like then 22? And we now count to at least 100 everyday. We will alternate numbers. ie Me-1 TK-2 Me-3 etc. If we don't want to do it with him for the thousandth time he will just count by himself. He could probably count to 200 (just because once you get to a hundred everything is on repeat), but I'm usually done at about 127. He loves colors and animals, everyday we are all a different color and a new animal. Today I was a purple goat. (Funny tidbit, yesterday he said Daddy can't be ducks with us because he farts and people who fart are not allowed to be ducks! He says the funniest things sometimes!)  He also taught himself how to write a few letters over the summer. One day we were outside playing with chalk and he just started writing random letters all over. I have never sat down with him and taught him how to write, he just did it one day. He can write, D, T, O, A, I, F, E X or K (they look the same half the time lol), Y, C, N, W, H, L, U, and V.
     He is such a loving little boy. He will just randomly stop what he's doing walk over to someone and say "I love you ____" in just the sweetest little voice then go back to playing. It is so cute when he does that to Khari (even tho half the time she yells NO and pushes him away). He is VERY sensitive. You know how they say how ever you were as a child yours will get you back and then some? Well there is no easy way to say this but BOTH of my kids are crybabies. If you slightly raise your voice at TK he is under the table bawling his eyes out. He likes to say mommy mommy mommy, daddy daddy daddy 500 times in a row so a little WHAT? And he's crying. It's so sad, but hey my mom would ask me why I didn't do the dishes and I was like waaawaaaa I'm the worst daughter ever... So I see where he gets it from! He just wants everyone to be happy with him. He asks me all the time. Are you happy at me? Even if I'm not I always say yes because I just love to see his smile when I say yeah and I wouldn't be able to stand the hurt in his eyes if I ever said no.
     He just loves chocolate milk! Granpa (Van) brings him a jug every week and keeps some at the hook. His go to drink there is orange, but now he asks for Granpa to see if he has some chocolate milk for him.
     He still loves to dance and will break out dancing anywhere if he hears music. He makes up songs about any and everything. Is your shirt blue? Well TK will make up a song about how you're wearing a blue shirt but yesterday you were wearing green and maybe tomorrow you'll wear purple! I love his spunk and spontaneity.
     Some where along the line he has given up all form of caring about where his toys go. The little area in the family room for toys is a hot mess and everything is jumbled together. I don't even look over there for fear of a heart attack. But he is still a clean freak when it comes to other things. Randomly he decided he needs to clean his room everyday (It doesn't really get messy cause he's not in there that much.). When I come home he always shows me that he made his bed and cleaned his room and doesn't it look nice and am I so proud of him?!? (I am) He also likes to wash his hands a billion times a day. {Side story.. Someone (I'm looking at my brothers here) decided that instead of walking to another bathroom in the house or better yet going in the closet and getting a new one, they would just put water in my soap. So TK decided he needed to do that too, with a full bottle. He ruined 2 NEW bottles of B&BW soaps last week and I was not happy. So now he gets to be supervised when washing his hands.}
    He loves spending time at Granma and Granpa's house. Everytime we go he asks if his 'friends' are going to be there (I told him they are his cousins and he said yeah I know, but they are my friends to okay?). He just loves hanging out with them. My mom watches the kids Thursdays and Fridays while I'm at work and I'm glad they get to have that time with just her to bond. Taiden just loves his Nana!
     Taiden is the best big brother. He knows Khari's routine and likes to help get her ready for bed. He always wants us to all read books together in Khari's room at night. He makes sure she is included in things when we play games and such. He gives her hugs when she cries and likes to get in her crib in the mornings (He taught her how to jump on the bed!). He loves her so much and I can't wait to watch them grow up together.
I love my quirky kid. He is the best best best as he would say!

Now hopefully I'll blog more and I won't have to cram 7 months of changes and stuff into a short little post!
Khari's coming soon!

Khari at 1/Sidebar Repost

Khari at 1 year

Can climb on and off the couch


Gives kisses when you ask... Or slaps when I do. :-(

Growls at people.

Has been walking for 2.5 months

Is a wiggle worm

Is now 29.5 inches long and 17.5 TINY pounds

Looks at the TV like she really knows what's going on.

LOVES food. If you have it she wants it and she wants it NOW.

Loves to 'scare' you by saying BOO!

Says- Hi, Bye, Up, Down, Done, Mom, Dada, 'Chaos', yeah, NAW(no), and thank you (tan tchoo).

Sleeps like a diva... Hand behind her head...

Sleeps like a wild woman.. She is everywhere in her crib!

Still had only 2 teeth on the bottom (with 1 top one peeking out)

Talks ALL the time.. I think I'm going to have another loud kid!

Throws back arching tantrums.


Taiden at 3/Sidebar Repost

I've been meaning to update this for a while now, but with the old editor it wouldn't let me paste this and I'm WAY to lazy to retype it all out... Here is TK's old side bar.. Check out the new (In a few minutes.. gimme some time sheesh!)

Taiden at 3

Has a very adult way of talking (in a good way)

Is 39 inches tall and weighs 28 pounds...

Is freaking THREE!!!

Is kind of a bully...

Is still SCREAMING...

Is the light of my life.

Likes balls and blocks...

Likes colors, ABC's and counting...

Likes to name his Gabbas...

Loves his baby sister Khari...

LOVES to dance. Even with no music.

Loves to wash his hands.

Makes a song about any subject!

Punishment is gettng his books taken away... My child. He will do anything for books!

Says- I can do whatever I want. *sigh*

Talks and talks and talks...

Tells me everyone he loves everyday.. It's a long list of Aunties and Uncles...

Thinks he's the boss. And told me so...

Wants to drink the milk out of his bowl, and mommies bowl and daddies bowl every morning...

Will get mad if someone puts his toys in the wrong spot. He is my child..

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Breast Cancer Walk 2011

Yesterday morning we did a five mile walk for Breast Cancer. Here are a few of the pictures we took.
They gave us a mini bundt cake when we finished..
I had to take a picture of this. It looked so gross!
Me in pink!?! Wha what what?!? (Actually i wear that jacket everyday! Heather brought it back from Hawaii..)

TK wouldn't even get out of the stroller and Khari was NOT feeling the Sun Bear haha.
Me and my girl Jessica.
Jessica's lil boy Jayshawn.

Fall Bucket List; Make Caramel Apples

We checked one more thing off of our Fall Bucket List!!!
Mine and Dev's friends Alysha (My GNO PIC) and Allan came over with their kids last night to make caramel apples. I've never made them before so I was way excited. I googled a caramel sauce recipe and got to work! But with all the distractions of keeping the kids out of the kitchen and trying to take pictures of the process and botched it and put in the cream before the butter. :-( This caused the sugar to like bunch up and clot together. BUT it still tasted great so I figured I'd just try again. Luckily I had JUST enough cream left to give it another go! Got it all nice and started dipping apples, then I got a little on my finger and tasted it. YUCK! It was sooo bitter! ULTIMATE FAIL(I went back to where I found the recipe and others said the same thing. Something about the heat changing the molecules and yadda yadda.) So Dev and Alysha went to the store and bought some caramel lol. The kids were happy because the got to decorate apples TWICE! I tasted the caramel AFTER they were already done so I just rinsed them off and we waited for them to come back with some GOOD caramel lol. In the end it was all good, Alysha said next time we can meet up at her house then Me and Allan get to go to the store to fix whatever she screws up haha.

Ingredients ready to go. (the first time)Sugar!
Ruined Caramel :-(
Waiting (the first time)
Paul, Alysha and Dev. (With store bought caramel haha)
Khari grubbing on her apple.
I have no clue WHAT Devan was doing!

Taiden's appleElla's Apple

Paul's Apple
Don't they look uhm.. (gross?) I mean YUMMY. (gak)

My table afterward...