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Saturday, February 19, 2011


...that there was a time you were oh so small.

And learning to face the fact that-as you constantly remind me-"I just have to keep growin' up mom!"

I don't know why I love the 'first moment you wake up birthday picture' but I do. Especially cause I would die if there was ever one posted of me.

It was a rushed morning of frozen waffles and milk and off to take Bobby to work (he has to be there by 8) and then home to put clothes on (like real clothes v. pajamas...come on ppl don't be silly) and then off to take Tyler to pre-school. Then Kylee and I went to pick up some Balloons and some very last minute birthday things (I've been so concentrated on his party-which isn't till next weekend-that I sort of forgot I should probably do something the day OF his bday-being that he's 4 and doesn't really grasp the concept of what a week is.) Anyhow we were a little last minute on thur. but threw together a nice little day I think!

I left the balloons and big bouncy ball in his car seat so when we picked him up from pre-school he would get them and he was SO excited. Something about balloons makes this kids heart beat 1000 times faster. Then it was home for a bday lunch of pb&j balloon sandwiches (I know...I got skills) and a nap for Kylee. Tyler didn't have to have his quiet time that day and got to watch a movie on the computer instead (which he about died and went to heaven when I told him that he didn't have to have a rest that day. ha ha). I had told him for awhile that I would take him and Kylee to see a movie on his bday and I was hoping that Tangled would be in the dollar theater by then, but no such luck so we went and saw Megamind instead (which he's seen before and thinks is hilarious).

It was nice to have the whole theater to ourselves though!

After the movie, we picked Bobby up from work and headed to the good ole' McD's where Mindy, Royce and Macey met up with us for some birthday dinner-Tyler's choice. Lucky friends we have huh? Then we all came back to our house to eat some cake and open presents from the fam.

I made 2 mistakes that day. 1-Buying confetti to spread all over the table and 2-passing out those annoying noise-maker blow things kids love. Tyler learned from a certain adult member in attendance that he could use his noise-maker to blow the confetti Every. Where. And it may or may not have gotten all over the cake. I'm just sayin...choose your friends wisely. :)

Then we sang a little Happy Birthday...

Blew out a candle...

And he was Officially FOUR!

Right as we were opening presents some neighbor kids from down the street came over to bring Tyler a gift which was really sweet and Tyler has been using his new bat all throughout the house. Wonderful. Needless to say we are eagerly searching for a TBall team!

Knowing his grandma gives him the BEST gifts he was so excited to see what was inside!

A talking Woody of course! (He's had Buzz for awhile and ever since Toy Story 3 came out he's been wanting woody, bullseye and Jessie too)

Dad got him a nerf gun. There are dart bullet things (ammo? whatev.) all over my house. The first thing in the morning Tyler comes running in shooting his gun everywhere. Fun.

I got him Bullseye.

And Kylee gave him a 2 sided dinosaur puzzle.

He is SOOOO into puzzles right now. He has over 10 puzzles and can do them all in a heartbeat, so I'm constantly trying to find new ones that will challenge him!

The Ellets brought him a cool spiderman figure riding a motorcycle(his other passion right now-spiderman. That's what his party is going to be) but I didn't get a picture cause I was answering the door when he opened it, but trust me he was E.X.C.I.T.E.D.

The winner of the night? Woody. He played with him all night and has not let him out of his sight for the past 2 days.

Happy Birthday little boy, I'm so excited to watch all your dreams come true.

Oh P.S. I edit my pics in PICNIK. Super easy, free and so so fun.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

FOUR years old!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, we hope your Valentines day was fantastic too!

Tyler noticed right away when he woke up that, "Someone made a mess ALL over our table!" I showed him that they were rose petals and explained to him that Cupid must have have left them for us and put out the presents that Grandma had sent (Pez candy and Valentine plates!) so they could see them right when they woke up! He just thought it was weird that someone would tear up a flower, but Kylee loved it and kept throwing them in the air and laughing.

They ate their pez while they waited for our pancakes to cook (Grandma told them they could;) ). Tyler kept saying all day, "I can't BELIEVE Cupid made our milk and pancakes PINK!"

This year I wanted to do something fun for our neighbors for Valentines day, but I figured people would have enough treats floating around their house so when I found this idea I knew it'd be perfect! You can find the tutorial HERE.


That afternoon when Daddy came home from school he brought Kylee a rose and asked her to be his Valentine.

Of course she said yes!

I was only a little jealous until this little guy handed me a bouquet of flowers.

I know there won't be too many more years he'll ask me to be his Valentine so I'll take all I can get!

I said, "group hug" and this is what happened...Tyler smelled the flowers and Kylee gave me a kiss.

Then I asked them to stand next to each other for a picture and Tyler said, "c'mon Kylee let's stand like this!"

Then they were singing, "Happy Valentines day to YOU!" (and if you can't tell here Kylee is dying laughing!)

And then to Bobby...

Love these two goobs!

She really was happy but this is her "cool" face. Notice the hands in her sweater pocket-that's how you know she's trying to be "cool" cause that's what Tyler will do.

This is either an attempt at a high 5 or they're trying to hit each other. Tyler's smiling so it's anybody's guess.

That night we made heart shaped pizza's and Calzones.

All ready for the oven!

Then the craziest thing happened! While Bobby and I were cleaning the kitchen we saw Cupid in our living room! We ran back to the kids room to tell them to come quick but by the time they ran out he was already gone!:( BUT he did leave them this little heart with a note on the couch.

The note said...
Clue #1: Today is about LOVE & family & friends and giving big kisses and Hugs that don't end. If you want to find the gift from yours truly, go look in the place where you watch Scooby Dooby!

"The COMPUTER!" Tyler screamed!
and they were off to find the next clue. Clue #2:
Nope it's not here sorry that was tricky, but don't give up yet that'd be too picky! I'll give you another clue & try not to be mean, go look in the place where you wash your body clean.

Clue #3:
Yay you found me you're off to a great start, keep going like this and you might steal my HEART! The next clue is hiding in a place that is cold, where you put milk & cheese so it doesn't grow mold. :(

I knew Tyler would love this, but I couldn't believe how much Kylee got into it! She was laughing so much and was so excited that everything that came out of her mouth was a high-pitched squeak!

Clue #4:
Now you've got the hang of it look at you go, keep up your pace don't get too slow. You'll find you next clue playing in Cinderella's house, but you better beware of her little grey mouse!

Clue #5:
The more that you know the closer you get to claiming your prize, are you ready...get set! Your next clue is waiting alone in the dark, in the place you get mail, right next to the park.

By now Kylee understood that you read the clue and then you run as fast as you can to the next place so here tyler was trying to figure out the clue and Kylee was taking off running saying, "hurry Tyler come on!!!"

Clue #6:
You're almost done now just a couple more clues, keep doing what you're doing you just can't lose! This clue you'll find where Tyler sleeps at night, when mom tucks him in under blankets just right.

Clue #7:
CUPID'S my name, LOVE is my game, if you've had fun you have ME to blame! The gift you've been seeking is awaiting your peeking at the place where we go if we want to be eating!

They ran to the kitchen table and found their sweet Valentine treats from Cupid. Powdered donuts and strawberry milk for Tyler (his fav) and chocolate milk for Kylee (her fav). I love that tyler's cheeks are all red and his hair's all sweaty from running around. Here he was yelling, "DONTUS!" (this is their favorite treat right now)

She was thrilled that she had a prize!!!

Thumbs up Cupid!

If you can't see she has a donut in each hand and is drinking her choc milk.

After their treat they played with these plastic hearts cupid left for them as well for almost 30 min! We found that they're almost as much fun as hitting each other with pillows!

As we were cleaning up in the kitchen we heard Tyler say, "This was the BEST balentines ever!" Hope yours was too!!