Saturday, January 23, 2010

Puddle Jumping

Jimmy had the best time jumping in puddles the other day after a crazy rainstorm.

Picnic Day!

We had a few days of perfect weather and enjoyed one of them by meeting friends at the park for a picnic. I think the kids played for two and a half hours, needless to say they both took great naps!


My Green Thumb Helper

Jimmy helped me plant a small herb garden that I received as a Christmas gift. I sure hope he has a green thumb because I don't!

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Monday, January 18, 2010


As part of our Christmas gifts to the kids we bought annual passes to Disney this year. We packed up last week and headed on down for our first family trip. Jimmy was so excited to see Mickey Mouse!

Jimmy on the monorail on the way to Magic Kingdom

His boogie dance in front of Cinderella's castle!

Jimmy met Pluto within the first 5 minutes of being in Magic Kingdom
Of course we road Dumbo!
Snow White was a little scary, but Jimmy learned to close his eyes when something scared him.

I think Sarah enjoyed it as much as Jimmy did. She loved all the bright colors and singing. She could not have been better behaved. I was able to take her on 95% of the rides that we rode.

Jimmy's favorite ride was the Buzz Lightyear ride that was right next to where this picture was taken, I think we rode it five times! One of the times we got off the ride, Buzz was there for Jimmy to meet!

Somehow we got really lucky and found Mickey and Minnie with only two people ahead of us inline to see them. Jimmy was so cute, he got very quite and shy right before he got to meet them. He ran up gave them a hug and ran back to us, he could not believe he was actually meeting Mickey. When we told him to go back up for pictures he was all smiles. :)


The next day we went to Hollywood Studios (MGM)

Jimmy was super excited to see Playhouse Disney Live and to see all of his favorite characters on stage together. Sarah was jumping, clapping and laughing too.
****Warning to all parents, you have to sit on the hard floor right up next to someone during this show. None of the parents were happy and all had numb legs at the end of it LOL***

Jimmy was super excited he got to meet "Cowboy" Woody and Buzz Lightyear again!

Hollywood Studios had a great playgound from "Honey I Shrunk the Kids"

We had a wonderful time and we are going back in three weeks!!! One of the perks of taking a child to Disney is that they sleep REALLY well!

Lime Juice Please

The other night Jimmy was coming up with every excuse under the sun not to go to bed. He started naming off foods that he wanted to eat, even stuff he has never eaten. The he named lime juice, Allan and I both looked at each other, and smiled. He began to beg for lime juice, so he got lime juice......

He actually came back two more times for more, he thought it was funny!

Jimmy's 3 Year Old Check Up

Jimmy is healthy as a horse! Weighing in at 38lbs 95% and 41 inches tall 90%(with shoes on)

Little Miss Sarah

Sarah is a full blown mess and into everything!!!!! I can not leave a room without her getting into something she should not or crawling off so that I have to go and find her. Jimmy has gotten really good at telling me if Sarah has something she should not be or is on the prowl again. On January 3rd Sarah started walking behind a push toy, I don't know if this is a good thing?!?

Every morning I make Sarah two eggs, I think about one egg truly gets eaten!

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Happy New Year 2010

I know I am a little behind, but we have had a busy kickoff to 2010! My dad came to visit to celebrate a late Christmas with us. Jimmy was super excited to see him. I don't know what got into him, but he attacked my dad like a mad pirate with a sword. The best part of the whole fight was the fact that Jimmy would fake cry if he got hit!

He also made my poor dad sit at his table to eat all of his meals!


Jimmy and Grandpa had fun playing "fishing for Jimmy"


Saturday, January 2, 2010

Are You Kidding Me?? My Kids Are So CUTE!!!!

The kids had their pictures taken the beginning of December at InJoy Studios. Jimmy looks so much older in his sport coat, and I made Sarah's tutu. The beads that Sarah is wearing were her great great grandmother's on Allan's dad's side. To see more of the pictures here is the link

Christmas 2009

This Christmas was extra special because my mom, Becca, Chris, Michael, and Liz were able to join us. We all went to Christmas Eve service at church and over to the Branch's house for dinner. I have the greatest in laws for inviting my whole family over and providing food for everyone. When we got home I sat and read "The Night Before Christmas" to everyone, just like my mom always did growing up. Jimmy was so excited Christmas morning to see all the goodies he received from Santa, Sarah on the other hand had no idea what was going on!

Sarah loves her new dolly!


Allan did a scavenger hunt so that I would have to look all over the house for my present. He did an excellent job getting tickets to see "The Wedding Singer" when it comes to town.

Growing up my mom always bought Rebecca and I matching pajamas growing up, well this year we looked super cute again!