Thursday, October 27, 2011

Writing your name..

So Dave and I were talking about how fast Christmas is approaching.. I told him it's only four paychecks away and that I better get my shopping done. He looked at me and shook his head. Haha

I love this time of year, but I also have to be savvy when shopping for gifts. I read that walmart is doing the holiday layaway, which is pretty neat. You only have to pay 10% of your purchases + $5 processing fee. You can only use it for Toys, Electronics & Jewelry.. I really want to get DJ & Reagan Leap Pads! I'm sure they would love them! I really want to focus on learning toys since DJ will be in kindergarten next year and Reagan will be going into her 2nd year of preschool.

I started to write her name out and her trace it last night. We really need to work on her name. I want her to be able to write it by summer. DJ learned how to write his name last year at school. I was shocked and so very proud when he showed me the very first time :)

She is trying but gets side tracked easily!

I cant believe how big the kids are getting. It truly amazes me at how much they know and absorbed since starting school. 

They are not babies anymore *le sigh*

I have a lot of fun blogs lined up for next week!

So, Stay Tuned!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Field Trip to the Fire Station!!

Last Wednesday, the kids had their first big field trip of the year! We went to the Fire Station!! DJ was on cloud nine while we were there. When we got there, the fire chief split the class up in two groups.. Boys & Girls. I left DJ with the boys and his teacher, and I followed Reagan. The girls were having so much fun and got so excited when they actually got to sit in the fire truck!! I took lots of pics and then it was the boys turn to come out and the girls went back inside to learn more stuff!

The very first thing I hear when the boys are walking in is "I want to drive the fire truck!" Wanna guess whose child that was??? If you guessed mine, you are absolutely correct... Sheesh! While the boys were being shown around the trucks, one of the moms came up and said "You will never guess what DJ did!" I'm thinking, oh my god what did he break?? {hey, I'm being honest!} She said the fireman asked the boys "What number should you dial in an emergency?"

{Well, let me tell you how proud this momma right here is!!}

She told me that DJ raised his hand and said "991" Everyone kept asking him again, to see if he would switch one of those nines to a one.. So finally, they gave him a marker and told him to write it on the board... He walked up and wrote:


He knew what was up, just a little confused..

I don't remember ever teaching him that, total bad mommy moment, right?! After everyone got to sit in the fire truck and got to look in them, the girls came in and everyone got fire hats and stickers!

We wanted to show the kids that if they were ever in an emergency situation, they shouldn't be afraid of them. So one of the fire fighters started putting on the pants and then the jacket. The chief asked the kids if they thought he was scary, and of course they said no. Once he got the oxygen tank and mask on, some of the kids started scooting back and also looking for a parent. The guy then got on his hands and knees and went to every child and gave them knuckles! Some were hesitant and just smiled and the others were so excited. When he got to Allen, oh boy did he freak out! I had to actually get him out of his stroller and calm him down haha

All of the kids are still talking about how they saw a fire truck and got to sit in them! It's the little things that make children so happy!

This Friday we have a field trip to the Pumpkin Patch!! We are going to the same one we go to every year and the one that I have been going to since I was a baby!!

Just a few pictures!!!


Monday, October 24, 2011

Sunday Funday!!

These past few weekends have been pretty busy with birthdays, baby showers and lunch dates.. And there is no end in sight for at least 3 more weeks. We went to one of the kids preschool friends birthday yesterday at Bounce U! Everyone had a blast, even the parents.. It's a workout for the parents trying to go through all of the obstacles while the kids were racing up them with ease.. That's when you know you're getting old..

Here are some fun pics from the party!
 {DJ & Logan playing with the air gun things..}

{Allen not too sure of all the commotion...}

 {Autumn & Reagan.. Besties!!}

 {Allen wasn't sure of the bounce house..}

 {All of the dads trying to climb this.. The middle was stretchy so it was hard to climb..}

{DJ helping out his buddy!}

{Allen would not let go of that ball.. hahaha}

{Of course, my husband has to act like the biggest kid there..!}

 {Allen Momma & DJ in the background..}

 {Eating cupcakes.. These two were attached at the hip..}

{Birthday Fun!}

{He got to try a little frosting... Wasn't a big fan..}

I am so debating on having DJ & Reagan's party here next year! No clean up and everyone else does the work!! But, we will see ;)


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Shutterfly Holiday Cards!!!

Yay!! Its that time of year again!!

I love making {Christmas Cards} with Shutterfly! They have such an amazing variety and you are definitely able to find something. I know I had such a hard time deciding on which one to use, cause I liked so many of them! Here is the card I used last year:

We use {Shutterfly} for all of our occasions :) I made Allen's Birth announcements with it earlier this year and everyone loved them. I was amazed by how great they came out!

I am planning on using Shutterfly again this year and picking out one of their adorable {Holiday Photo Cards}... There are so many to choose from. Here are a few of the ones that I have been looking at...

I am also thinking about making the grandparents some Photo Gifts. I love the totes, aprons and coffee mugs! Shutterfly has so many great photo gifts for everyone in your family!

I am currently working on the kids Photo Books for every year since birth! I have four done so far! I cant wait to get them all done and they will be great keepsakes for when they get older!

So.. Go check out {Shutterfly} and send some beautiful holiday cards out this season!!!

If you are a blogger, Go {HERE} and you too can get 25 FREE Holiday Cards!!! Hurry. Like, Right Now!!!

Also, a big thanks to Shutterfly!!!


Monday, October 17, 2011

Allen' 9 month check up...

This morning Allen had his 9 month check up :)

I can not believe how big he is getting. He is into everything and loves to play with DJ & Reagan in the kids room and can pretty much hold his own in there.

So here are the stats of Mr. Allen:


Weight: 7lbs 7 oz
Length: 20in long
Head: don't remember

9 1/2 Months:

Weight: 20lbs 9oz
Length: 30in long
Head: 47cm

Yes, this guy is super tall!

Off to my dr appt now :)


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Busy Mama...!

Testing from my iPod touch ;)

Tomorrow we have another birthday party to go to for the kids. I'm excited because its at a park and the kids can run and tire themselves out! We are booked every sunday for birthdays, baby showers, coffee dates, family pics and playdates until the third week of november.

Hope you all have a fabulous Sunday!!!!!


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Out with the old...


In with the new!

Our new sofa came today!!! My dad was here at 4:45 this morning, that way Dave was able to help him get our sectional out before he had to go to work. We cleaned it last night and it is now over at my dads house :)

We bought that sectional when we lived in a bigger place. Now that we are in a smaller place, we had absolutely no room. So we had a chance to get a new couch and jumped at the opportunity! {Thank You!}

So here is our new sofa!!


I need to move stuff around and get it where I want it!

I love it!


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Halloween Time!!

The kids were invited to one of their classmates birthday parties on saturday :) It was a Halloween theme party and everyone had to dress up! All of the kids looked so cute in their costumes and even the adults looked good!

I can't believe Halloween is in a few weeks!!

I love this time of year!!


Friday, October 7, 2011

Happy Nine Months, Allen! {a day late}

Nine Months of Cuddles..

Nine Months of Laughter..

Nine Months of Pure Happiness..

I can't believe our little man is nine months old already! He has officially been out of my body longer than inside! I realized that a few days ago and couldn't believe it. I told Dave that and he said that my pregnancy didn't seem to go that fast.. haha 

Allen is a fabulous eater and will practically eat anything you put in front of him. He doesn't heat baby food anymore and eats what we eat. His favorite snacks are Mum Mums and Arrowroot Cookies. He was introduced to the yogurt melts yesterday and loved them! He is still on Up & Up formula and has four 8oz bottles a day. He loves getting juice or water in a sippy, too! 

This little guy is such a ham! His personality has just soared and will laugh at anything. He is already in 12 month clothes and jammies. I can squeeze him into some of his 9 month clothes, but for the most part, they are all packed up. At a check up a few weeks ago, he was weighing 20lbs 8oz and 29 3/4 inches tall.. He goes in for his 9 month check up on the 19th. He is still in size 3 diapers, also.

His sleep schedule is about the same.. He is still waking up 1-2x a night for a bottle. I am going to try to get rid of the extra feedings in the middle of the night. During the day he takes 2 naps. One when we get home from dropping the kids off at school and one in the afternoon around 2p. He loves his naps, they usually range from 2-3.5 hours! He can recognize everyone. When we ask him where dj, reagan, daddy, mommy, etc. are, he will look straight at you and wave :)

Allen has learned a lot these past few weeks! For instance, he loves to play peek a boo! We usually do this when we are changing his diaper. He will cover his face with his pants and quickly show his face and we say boo! He thinks its the funniest thing. He loves to wave at anything and everything. If someone comes up to him in the store, he will wave :) Allen also started WALKING about a week ago! I couldn't believe it when I saw him let go of the coffee table and start walking.. {video will be at the bottom} Allen is a complete chatterbox. He loves to talk and just make noise.. He can say mama, baba, papa, dada, mum mum {for food}.. He loves to yell and then tap his mouth with his hand, I can't describe it, but you know what I mean.. hahaha

He tried escaping throughout the photo taking... Little Stinker!!

I Love You, Allen James!!!!