Wednesday, February 27, 2008

We LOVE Sunshine!

After a week of rain, the beautiful sunshine has returned, and this means exploring for Kaden! I have to admit he loves watching TV, but gladly what he likes most is playing outside. The minute the door opens he makes a run for it and hopes that he won't be discovered! It was nice to be able to go outside and play with him while Maddy took a long nap. It was some good quality time with my little guy, and hilarious to watch him so focused on finding the perfect rock! Whenever we play outside he has to have a rock in each hand. Lately, I discovered that he replaces the rocks with bigger and better ones as he goes! It's great to watch his little mind work as he picks up a rock thinking it's bigger, but then returns to the original larger rock! He explores everything he can in our yard like a true blue boy! Surprisingly, he got his first knee and elbow scrape today, and didn't even think twice about it. For as much as he runs around and falls, he has never scrapped his elbows or knees until today! I guess he's officially a toddler!

Don't mess with my ball!!
For those of you who know me well will recognize the beat red face! He truly is my child!
Dandelion anyone?

Farewell Murdocks!!

That darn Utah has stolen another friend!! The Murdocks are our good friends and were even our neighbors for a year in Newport Beach. We are sad to see them leave, but are so excited for them to move on to bigger and better things even if it's in Utah! We drove up to Newport on Monday evening for a final farewell. It was great to see not only them but also many of our other friends we love and miss. We wish the best for you Dave, Stacie and Cooper!!

Dave, Stacie and Cooper!

Kaden and his buddy Cooper enthralled by a cartoon!

I'll miss you Stac!!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Felicity's Designs

I just wanted to let all of you that browse my blog know about Felicity's Designs. Felicity, my sister, is extremely talented and has decided to share her talents with all of you. I know many of my friends have babies or will be having babies soon and I just wanted to show you a little personal touch you can add to their nursery. Felicity paints these beautiful personalized signs that you can either design yourself or you can tell her ideas and leave the creativity to her. She made Madison one that matches so perfectly with her bedding and her room, well closet!! :) So I included some pictures of the ones she has done so far. Ironically, most of them are for girls, but she does them for both girls and boys. If you want to get in contact with her you can access her design blog or her personal blog from my "Favorite Blogs". They also make great gifts that can be shipped to you if necessary. Anyways, I thought I would let you all know about them. They really are beautiful, and I'm not just bias because she is my sister!!! :)

Aren't they beautiful! She is so talented!! So spread the word!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Tis the season!!!

Unfortunately we have embarked on the cold season and it has crept into our home! Our poor kiddos have been sick all week! Madison has had RSV, which is a respiratory infection. Poor little girl! For as serious as the sickness is supposed to be, she has not really acted like it at all! What a trooper! She is still as sweet as ever and smiling and cooing at the drop of a hat. RSV is supposed to be contagious so unfortunately it put the tabosh on any play dates for the week! Bummer!! Fortunately, Bryce was able to stay home an extra day this week to help me out when Maddy was the sickest . We have had many different treatments to do and it was quite overwhelming. Then, Grammy came to the rescue! She dropped everything at home and hopped in the car the minute she found out our kids were sick. What a lifesaver! Along with Maddy's RSV, Kaden also got a cold! I vowed never to be a mom to a snot-nosed kid, but I now understand that it is hard to keep the waterfall wiped! Needless to say the bulb syringe has become our best friend (aka the snot-sucker)! I am happy to report that they are both doing ten times better! Now Bryce and I have to battle it! I'm ready for a germ-free, sick-free home! Hopefully soon!
No sickness can stop me from smiling and cooing 'till my heart's content!
It was such a beautiful day on Saturday we decided to go outside and finally enjoy some fresh air and play in our wagon! We love SoCal, 75 degrees in February!

Super-Grammy!! To the rescue!