Monday, December 1, 2008

Fun At The Dunes!

We got back yesterday from spending all week at the sand Dunes. Cade, Jace and Brandon were in heaven and didn't want to come home. I also enjoyed some peace and quiet when they went on their rides. I actually got half-way through reading two books! I probably wont get the other half read until the next time we go away. ;)
The guys made a little track around the camp so the kids could ride their quads and Cade rode his motorcycle. Jace was happy digging in the dirt! I think we will be buying him something to ride next year.
It was a fun trip!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Outside Time at School

Yesterday I had my camera with me, so I took some pictures of Cade and Jace at school at outside time. Jace wanted to wear his rain boots to school. Good thing he had them on, he always gets so muddy! They LOVE this school and I am so happy about that! Too bad it doesn't go all the way through high school. :)

Fun at the Fall Festival

Cade and Jace had their Fall Festival at their preschool last weekend. They had tons of fun eating treats from the bake sale and yummy snow cones. They also had fun playing all the games they had there.

Fun with Play Foam

A friend of mine was telling me about something called Play Foam. It never dries out, is not messy...and the kids love it! I bought it at Lakeshore Learning.
Here are Cade and Jace's creations...

This is what happens when you wake up at 4 am

Cade and Jace were waking up at 4 am for a while. They are now finally sleeping in until 5 or so. That is a big improvement...believe it or not! :)

Last week Jace fell asleep under his chair at 7 o'clock in the morning. It was a preschool day so I let him nap until we had to leave at 8:30. Crazy kid!

My Little Transformers

We were at the store last week and Cade and Jace picked out Transformer costumes. They were so excited to dress up together and then trade!

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Last night we went Trick or Treating in Brandon's parents neighborhood. Their neighborhood decorates a lot...and Cade and Jace never want to go back! Cade and Jace were scared of about 90% of the houses that we passed, so we had to skip a lot of houses. Of course someone had to scare Cade as soon as we got to Brandon's parents house, so that didn't help either. :)
But we still left with enough candy to make them happy.
They were Buzz Lightyear and Zurg from Toy Story. Everyone knew Cade was Buzz, but only one person knew who Jace was. Next year we will make sure they wear costumes that are obvious. :)

Friday, October 31, 2008

Camping in Bed

Last night Cade and Jace said that they wanted to go camping in their bed. They both got sleeping bags from our friend Dee for Jace's Birthday and they LOVE them!

Last night they climbed in the sleeping bags and were ready for bed. Cade said that he would rather be camping at the Dunes, but this is okay until he goes to the Dunes. :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Cade and Jace both love to dress up. We were at Target the other day and I let them pick out a dress-up costume since they were on sale. Cade chose the blue Power Ranger and Jace chose Superman. They have loved trying them on over and over and trading costumes.

They are supposed to be Buzz and Zurg for Halloween, but who knows what they will actually end up wearing Halloween night!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Fun at the Park

Last Friday, Cade, Jace and I met Tami and Baby Meghan at the park. Cade and Jace were so excited to see both of them! The boys had fun playing while us girls got a chance to sit and chat. We were there for hours and it was so much more fun with the great company! :)

Cade also learned how to go across the monkey bars by himself!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

I Want to Ride My Bike with No Training Wheels

So, I was in the shower this morning and Cade came and told me..."I want to ride my bike with no training wheels." I said.."Okay....go ask daddy."

Now let me just say that Cade and Jace's bikes have been sitting in the garage for the past few months and he has not rode it since May. I have no idea where he got the idea to ride his bike today with no training wheels.

Anyways....after about 10 minutes, Cade came in and told me..."I have to show you something outside." I went outside and Cade hopped on his bike and started riding his bike....with NO TRAINING WHEELS!!! Brandon said that Cade got on his bike, he gave him a little push and he started riding down the street by himself!

To be honest, I am not suprised. Cade has always been the kid that picks up on things sooo fast. Every day he tells me something or shows me something that I didn't even know he could do or knew.

Of course I also had to post pics of Jace having fun on his bike too. :)

Friday, October 17, 2008

What do you do all day????

Sometimes Brandon will come home from work and I will be in a grumpy mood. He then asks.."what did you do all day?" After I roll my eyes, I usually say..."the usual"...which means EVERYTHING!

Well today I started thinking about everything I do.

Cade and Jace were both up before 5 am every other day. But lately it has been varying from about 4am-4:50 am. Lovely..I know.

I put them in from of the TV to watch a little educational TV while I make Brandon's lunch for the day, or clean up the house a little or start laundry.

Today the kids were eating peanut butter sandwiches and smoothies by 6 am and we were out the door for a walk in the stroller and some time at the park. I lost count at how many times I had to tell them to keep their hands to themselves in the stroller. Next time, I am bring my I-pod so I can't hear them fighting while we are on our walk.

Then we were back home and I cleaned the inside of the oven and the kitchen while Cade and Jace played. Let's not forget to add all of the fighting I had to stop about a million times between them. Oh yeah, and their french toast at 8:30 am, and the snacks and drinks they asked for every 5 minutes.

At 9:30 we headed to the gym. By this point they were on their second outfit of the day and in the car asking for more snacks and drinks. I got an hour of peace on quiet on the treadmill while they were at the gym daycare. Thank goodness for the gym! It gave me enough sanity to head to Trader Joe's and AJ's with the boys.

We get to Trader Joe's and they both had to push their own little shopping cart. Oh sure, what a cute idea to have mini shopping carts for kids to push. Not when you have 2 kids that are running into eachother, me and the 100 other people that are shopping at Trader Joe's at 11am!! We get through that store with only a few bumps and bruises and about 20 apologies to everyone around us.

Then we head to AJ's. Can't go wrong with the free cookie that the kids get. I only needed a handful of things so the cookie saved me as I practically ran through the store before that last bite was taken and they wanted something else.

We finally get home at 12:30 and I make them their lunch and of course Jace doesn't want it so he is screaming and it is the usual lunchtime drama around here. I wanted them down for a nap at 1:00. Didn't usual.

Today was an hour of trying to get them to sleep and now it is finally 2pm and they are both asleep. I have about an hour of peace and quiet before they are awake and the fun begins again.

I guess I better go and take a shower...I don't think I ever got one yesterday.

Of course I am so glad that I get to stay at home with Cade and Jace! Even though it can be crazy around here, I wouldn't change it for the world! But....Brandon better think twice before he asks again what I do all day! ;)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

My Birthday

Yesterday was my 31st Birthday. It was a great day! Cade kept asking when my party was going to be. I told him that when you get older you don't really have parties. That bummed him out.

But my sister came over and made me a cake and that made Cade and Jace happy. They loved helping me blow out my candles. Notice Cade wearing the "My dad rocks" shirt...not sure why he didn't choose his "my mom rocks shirt for my Birthday." :)

Then my sister and I went and got manicures and pedicures! So fun and relaxing!

For dinner, my sister, Brandon and I went to Ruth's Chris. So yummy!

Today and I am going to get a massage! Tomorrow I am heading to the mall to go on a little shopping spree. Brandon told me to go and pick out my own presents for my for me. :)

It was a great Birthday!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Buzz and Zurg

Cade and Jace were trying on their Halloween costumes the other night. They are going to be Buzz Lightyear and Zurg from Toy Story. They were taking turns trying both of the costumes on. We will have to see who ends up being what on Halloween. :)