Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Skyler’s Birthday Party and St. Patrick’s Day

I feel like I don’t have any time to post on here anymore! Man, I can’t wait for Summer to be here :)
Well, we have had a busy last three weeks…
Three weekends ago was Skyler’s birthday party and I never did a post about it, so I’m finally getting to it now.
My nephew, Skyler, is now 6 years old!!! I really can’t believe it! For his birthday party they did an Army theme. There were probably 30 kids there! (Note to self: DON’T EVER INVITE 30 KIDS TO ONE OF C’S BIRTHDAY PARTIES). They were really good though. They had games and got their faces painted in camo colors. I even let Caycen’s Aunt Christy put a little bit of paint under Caycen’s eyes, but that was it! Caycen got about a bazillion different toy guns (because that’s all he asked for). Of course, I was thinking that he already had tons, so I got him a basket full of different bug toys. Caycen had so much fun jumping on the trampoline and just watching the other kids play. They all had a BLAST!
Caycen jumping on the trampoline
Now, last weekend was St. Patrick’s Day and we went to the parade. It was a lot of fun because my cousin, Cassie, got to come down and spend some time with us. We got downtown around 8:30 and found Chance. We set up our stuff and hung out. Caycen got to watch some of the parade then we set up a blanket on the ground so the babies could play with some toys in the shade. We stayed until about 3:00 and we were pooped. It was a lot of fun and Caycen did such a good job out there!
Caycen and Ben
Caycen had so much fun at the his first birthday party that he’s gone to and his first St. Patrick’s Day Parade!
I have a lot more to post from this past weekend… but that will be another post for another day.
Have a wonderful Wednesday!!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

9 Month Letter to Baby C

Dear Baby C,
You are 9 months old today and have been one of the biggest blessing in our lives! I can’t believe how fast time flies.  You are getting so big so fast. Every time I look at you, I just want to squeeze you and give you TONS of kisses! Thank you for being such a great baby.
DSC_2084This month’s firsts:
You started actually walking by yourself with your walker this month. Check out this video of you! The first time I saw you do it by yourself, your Daddy had just called me on the phone, and I turned back around to see that you had pulled up on your walker and were taking steps with it all by yourself! You are such a big boy!
You went to your first birthday party, which was your cousin, Skyler’s, 6th birthday! It was an Army themed birthday, so of course your Aunt Christy just had to put some face paint on you too! You had so much fun swinging on their swing, sliding down the slide (while I held you), and jumping on the trampoline (again, I was holding you Smile). You had a blast!SAM_1017
You ate your first LITTLE bite of cake and ice cream this month too. I’m pretty sure you are going to be enjoying that for the rest of your life.
You found the stairs for the first time!!! I saw you going near them and I knew it was trouble because you like to try to climb on anything and everything.  Of course, you crawl right up to the first step and climb on up it like you’ve been doing it for years. You climbed to the second step and I pulled you down. We will be using the baby gate from now on…
You’re getting your two fang teeth! They have already cut through the gums! Yes, you are going to look like a little vampire baby, but that’s ok. In my post about your 4 month stats, we had just been to the doctor and he said that those two little things that looked like teeth, were actually cysts. Welp, now they REALLY ARE teeth!!! It’s hard to see in the picture below, but they are there.
c's teeth
You starting saying “bye bye”, which sounds more like “du du”, and you do your little hand in and out. It’s the CUTEST thing ever!!! I haven’t been able to get you on video doing it yet though.
DSC_2099Things you’re LOVING this month:
ANY type of food that we put in your mouth, your BOTTLE, pulling up on the couch and sitting down over and over and over, chewing on things, the REMOTE, Mommy’s phone, Mommy singing the song “I love my monkey, yes I do, I love my monkey, how bout you”, crawling as fast as you can around the house, “riding on the pony” song while you get bounced on mommy’s knee, your knew train that you got at Grandma’s house, Baby TV and Sprout TV, your airplane, riding in the jogging stroller, playing with the dogs, and getting into anything and everything that you’re NOT supposed to :) .
Well, Baby C, you have your 9 month check-up next week so we will have your stats soon.  Looking forward to all of the fun things that will be happening this coming up month! I’m so proud to be your mommy!
Love you Baby C!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Martha's Shower - She's About to Pop!

Last weekend we threw a shower for our friend Martha.  She is getting ready to have her first baby boy and they are naming him Andrew John Bryant.  They plan to call him Andy.  Baby C is excited for his new friend to come into this world VERY SHORTLY.
We did the theme “She’s about to POP!”
Here is the front table when you walk in:
Guess how many gumballs in the baby bottle and invitation:SAM_0950
Book for the baby and matte frame for Mommy-to-be:
and the main food table:
We had salad pops, rice crispy pops, fruit pops, poppin’ spinach dip, popcorn, and sausage pops! It was delicious!!!
And yes, that’s a diaper motorcycle in the middle of the table :)
some close ups:
little airplane rice crispy pops :)
Behind the table was this CUTE
We also had a “Favors” table which was filled with tons of sweets… the center was DELICIOUS cake pops, then we had ring pops, pop rocks, lolipops, tootsie roll pops, blow pops. And the popcorn boxes were for the guests to take home all of the goodies.
close ups:
And of course we had Soda “POP”
This was one of the funniest things! Emily (who was such a great hostess!!!!) made the most PRECIOUS little corsage for Martha out of a pacifier. And, OF COURSE, Caycen wanted that thing so bad! (yes, I brought Caycen to the shower, everyone was out of town that weekend geez! BUT he was on his BEST BEHAVIOR as always Smile)
Amy K. with the most wonderful cake pops!!!! (hope you don’t mind that I put this picture up, haha! I thought it was super cute… PLUS look how WHITE your teeth are!!! *smile*)
It was a lot of fun! I hope Martha loved everything!
Thank you to the other girls hosting for letting me be a part of such a fun event! Emily and Amy are the BEST cooks EVER!!!!!