Thursday, December 3, 2009


Oh how I had been looking forward to this moment for a long time! The kids and I went back to Texas on November 7th and stayed till the 21st. We had a great time and we seemed to be consistently busy. I don't have too many pictures- I still have to get them from my sister since she took most of them.
When we were down there we stayed with my parents the whole time and were able to see Brady's parents when they were in town. We were able to eat at our favorite places that they don't have here in Iowa. Rosas, Whataburger, Rio Mambo, and Wingstop just to name a few :) Seriously, if someone opened one of those up here they would bank!
It was nice and warm so we were able to enjoy playing outside and sleeping with the windows open. Cailyn went with Grandma to Albertsons and found a buzzlightyear plate and she said "I cant believe it, I didn't know they made these- oh Bubby will be so proud!" Toy Story is her favorite thing to watch right now if you couldn't tell. Both of the kids enjoyed playing with my parent's dogs as the dogs would try and run away from them. Peyton would go straight at them with his arms out and not stop.
Cailyn enjoyed laying in bed with Grandma and Pops, she would take their food order and pretend to make whatever they wanted. Peyton favorite thing to do was go through Aunt Kelsey's mini dressor in the bathroom- there is no telling what she found in there after we left.
We hung out with Nanny and Pappy too for as long as we could. We went shopping, had Rosas and Wingstop, colored my hair, ate Sunday dinners, and of course- played the piano. Playing the piano is one of Cailyn's favorite thing to do over there and now Peyton really enjoys it.
All in all, it was a great trip and it was nice to be home! Thanks for coming to see us Kristi! Oh and Brady survived- although we had no food when we got home!
We will by home again around December 20th!
Uncle Kyle being silly
ahh the piano :)
Cailyn's Texas baby
Stay away from the plasma Peyton!

Bumps, Bruises, oh my!

Our sweet little Peyton- is without a doubt 100% boy. It is amazing to see how different a little girl is to a little boy. I don't know if everyone agrees, but this is the case for us. Ever since he has started walking and being able to crawl up and down the stairs on his own- I hold my breath a little more each day. Here is a great picture of his bruise that he got a few days before we left for Texas. He was walking around our bed, fell and landed his cheek on our bed railing.
When we were at my parents house for two weeks- I could not even tell you how many times he fell and hit something. His favorite thing to do is climb up and down our small set of stairs and he probably falls down those at least twice a day. He cries for a second when he falls then gets right back up and does it again. As of right now, he has two bruises on opposite sides of his foreheard- one from the bed railing again and the other from our living room table. At least he is toughening himself up! :) His soft side is still his 'momma' and his blankie- so at least I still have that!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

YaY for Halloween!

The only part that counts as "YaY" is the fact that the kids got to dress up and eat candy. Up here where we live they have a 'beggars night' where the kids go out the night before Halloween to trick or treat- great idea except for the fact that it was rainy, windy, and like 30 degrees outside!
Cailyn was a pretty witch, but don't be fooled- she has an evil side :). Peyton was frankenstein, or "Bubby-stein" as we called me. That night Peyton had no desire to even step outside, and Cailyn's attempt only lasted about 10 minutes. Cailyn's witch hat kept flying away and she was shivering because she was so cold. Luckily, we went to our neighbors houses and got just the right amount of candy for her! She ate a ton of candy that night!
A couple of nights before Halloween we went up to Brady's school for a party. The kids favorite part was the tunnel- they pretty much took it over.

Peyton hi-jacking the candy
he is ready for trick or treating!
dividing candy...
our sweet little witch
the tunnel takeover...

Sooo Far Behind....

I sooo meant to stay on top of this blog- but our crazy life got the best of me I guess. I have a ton of things to add since its been over a month haha.
One thing that's good... its Christmas time! yay! and only a few more weeks till TEXAS!