Friday, December 10, 2010

Some new Family Pictures

We recently had family pictures taken and I think they turned out good. We loved the photographer and had fun at the same time. The kids did good... at not looking at the camera and Kylie didn't want to smile... but that is life! We wanted to share them with you.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

The Oreo Snitcher!

I don't even think I need words for this one. I heard a commotion in the kitchen and when I went to see what it was, I heard quick pattering of little feet and a little girl run around the corner. I found her down the hall trying to escape into her room with her snitched Oreo. She is quick, a skilled pantry climber and obviously happy. This is her, I won, laugh. Kylie - 1,341 Mom - 2.

Thanksgiving Weekend

Our family has had a run of sickness. It lasted about 4 weeks. Thanksgiving was at the tail end of all of this, so we decided to stay home and just enjoy the day as a family. I am glad we did because of the storms in Washington and Utah. It was wonderful!! We had ham instead of turkey, blueberry pie instead of pumpkin, we made it just how we like it. We made dinner together, we played with toys, listened to Christmas music, got ready for Christmas....

O.K., I am a little embarrassed but this was my first time ever making a pie. Crust and all. Colby had to document this. It didn't turn out too bad, the hardest part was rolling the dough into a circle that was even. Oh well, I am now not so afraid to do it again.
Colby and the kids dancing to Christmas music. Their favorite is Jingle Bells.
Trains before....
Trains after! Colby and Jayden built it, Kylie destroyed it. She is a good train city monster.

Jayden putting the angel on the tree. He was excited, as you can tell.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Birthday Boy!

Jayden turned 3 years old! This is our family party for him.
Opening presents. This one is from Grandma Young.
Blowing out his cupcakes. He was so excited!
Jayden, how old are you? He is trying to put three fingers up. He is still working on that.
He had a friend tractor party. This is opening presents.
Jayden blowing out his candle. Max and Bo by his side.
Its a dark picture, but this is the picture of everyone there. We are so glad they came and played with us!

I loved this idea. A piƱata, filled with Halloween candy we didn't use during the holiday!

I am a Robot!

Jayden jumped in the laundry basket and with the dry air and static his hair had a mind of its own!

Jaydens favorite book is called, The Birthday Box, by Leslie Patricelli. In the story the boy gets a box and snips holes in it to become a robot. Jayden found this box and said that it would be "perfecto" (his actual words) for a robot box. We cut holes in it and he did the robot dance and we got some cute pictures. He is so funny!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Our family mechanic

So, in the end, I am thankful for a frugal husband who is willing to work on our car so that it runs well. But... it was a mess and I was so nervous it wouldn't get put back together! It turned out great, just wanted to show some pictures!

Sunday, October 31, 2010


Our sweet Kylie, ready for Halloween. She is a ladybug but wasn't too thrilled about the hat the went with the costume.
She is such a cute poser when she wants to be!
Jayden is a road for Halloween. I took duct tape and made a road then used industrial strength velcro to attach his favorite cars. He loved it and it was a big hit at the party.
The Andersen family. The road, the cat, the ladybug and the cowboy. It was a fun night!
I did get one of them together and her wearing her hat. You can tell by the look on her face she isn't happy about it!
Happy Halloween everyone!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Feeding the ducks

It was a lot of fun to go and feed the ducks. I have to be honest that the kids ate more bread then they threw to the animals. In fact it took some convincing to share with the ducks.

Colby and the kids feeding the ducks. Jayden is taking a big bite of bread instead of giving it to the ducks :)

A close up of Jayden and the ducks.
Jayden finally decided to share and gave them the bread on land instead of the water!
The ducks got braver and saw her handful of bread. She didn't hang around for them to steal it!
Just a fun pic!
Me and the kids by the pond.
Colby took a turn with the kids in the picture.

I liked the light in the background. Jayden and Kylie climbing the rails to look at frogs and fishes.

Super cute, can't believe I caught it, videos!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze

We went to the Canon City, CO pumpkin patch today and it was a lot of fun. Our camera battery is not working so we again used our Camcorder camera so the pics are not so hot but we still wanted to log and share the fun. Jayden was the corn maze leader and after a few minutes thought we were going to be lost in the corn forever. Kylie just wanted to grab everything, from corn cobs, to bunnies, to pumpkins. It was fun.

Kylie couldn't reach the bunnies so Daddy helped her get to pet them. Jayden was content to watch.
Jayden by the tractor. He loves stuff like this.
Kylie and Jayden in a great picture setting of pumpkins and straw. Could I get either one to look at me and the camera? Nope!
In the corn maze. Jayden is showing off a dry corn that he found.
We survived the maze and then went to get our pumpkins in the patch.
Kylie just went from one to the other sitting on them!

This is us on the hayride they gave us. You went on the street for a bit then through the middle of the corn maze. The corn maze part was bumpy and Jayden loved it!