Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Yes it is undeniably true! Our first snow came on October 10th! Now once again... we are from TEXAS, we don't see snow very often if ever. So when we came down stairs and opened our blinds- we were pretty amazed. Our neighbors had already been outside playing in it for like 2 hours- while we were shocked- and I think the kids were trying to figure out what the heck it was! Cailyn was just happy she could eat her froot loops first! :)
I managed to get them some breakfast and all bundled up so we could go play outside too! Cailyn was very excited, Peyton was mad because he was wearing all the winter gear, and I was scared because all my winter gear is still in TEXAS! Oh and the only reason why I have winter gear like snow pants and boots is because we went skiing one year, you don't see stuff like that on the shelfs at Target like you do here.
We successfully played outside for about an hour, but had to go in because poor Peyton couldn't walk or really move in his gear. His gear did fit him perfectly though (thanks Dana & Carter)! I told Cailyn we could go back out during his nap time, but it all melted by then- I am quite confident we will have plenty more opportunities! :) Her favorite part was making snowballs to throw at each other!

Cailyn giving Bubby a kiss through the door
her very own snowball!
at least he is smiling!
poor Peyton...
making tracks around the house
right before we went out to play...

Pumpkin Patch!

We were sooo excited for this pumpkin patch trip! It's really not too far from our house and its in the beautiful farm land. The area is even prettier now because of the fall colors! The only negative of this fun trip... was the flippin cold weather. We can do cold, but what we can't do is the cold plus the wind chill! We got there at about 10 am and froze our butts off till 2 pm. By the time we left, it was warming up- but we were cold the WHOLE time!
Let's see... we went on a hayride and picked out some pumpkins. This is always Cailyn's favorite part- except this time her lips were turning purple and she was shaking because she was sooo cold. We got back to the main area and warmed up and ate some lunch. We then went to the kiddie area where she rode on a tractor, played in a huge corn pit, slid down some haystacks, held a bunny, and fed some baby goats. She had a great time and was so excited to tell Brady all about it! Peyton enjoyed the hayride, but after lunch he slept the rest of the time there! He is such a good baby, right after lunch- he knows its nap time. He was for sure the warmest out of all of us!
We plan on going back- maybe on a low 60 degree day- without wind- and with Brady.... I don't know if we will be that lucky for all 3 of those things to happen, but we will see! :)

in the corn pit....
on her "just my size" tractor
this is about the time we could have suffered hypo-thermia
love this picture! on our way to get a pumpkin!this is what happens when an animal gets too close.... we won't tell dad :)
she loved this little goat

Friday, October 2, 2009

PaRtY TiMe!!

For Peyton's first birthday we had a firetruck party! Cailyn was super excited about it because she knew what was going on! We started the day with storytime down at the library, picked up some balloons, lunch & nap time, then Dad was home and we could start the party!
Our kitchen table was decked out in firetruck things including fire chief hats for the kids. There were a ton of presents (thank you) and I even made a firetruck cake. It didn't turn out exactly how I wanted it & it was more pink then red, but you could at least tell what it was!

That afternoon we went down to the local firestation and we were able to see all of the firetrucks and go inside of them! Everytime we saw a new truck Peyton would go "ohhh!" Cailyn, of course, didn't talk to the nice fire-woman & fireman but her face the entire time was priceless. When we were done looking at all the trucks they surprised us with a ride in one of them! They let Cailyn choose and she chose the biggest one known as the ladder truck! Cailyn and I sat up front while Brady and Peyton sat in the back. Peyton the entire ride was going "ohhh" or "ahh", he was just so excited! After that fun event, we went home and opened presents and had dinner and cake. He loved the cake, but I made the mistake of keeping it in the fridge too long because it needed to set. So the cake was a little too cold for his liking, but he still ate it! From the firetruck cake, he got the cab part where the firemen sit!

All in all, it was a great first birthday for Bubby! Although, we did miss having our family here to celebrate, maybe next year! Happy Birthday Peyton Brady! We love you and look forward to many many more!

Picture Re-take Day!

Well since the first round didn't go too well, we went in for another round of pictures and were pleased with the results! I realize it is hard to take pictures of two young kids, especially of one that is SUPER shy, but all it takes is a little effort on the photographer's (and parents') part! Here are some of our favorites :