Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Christmas Train!

Our family had such a fun night at the Irvine Railroad park with our close friends, the Khamis', Shwams, and Walzs. We all went to CPK for dinner and then went over to ride the Christmas train and to see Santa. All of the kiddos had such a fun time. Blake and Cade LOVE trains so to take a train all decorated with lights up to the "North Pole" to see Santa was a hit! We are so blessed to have such amazing friends. It was a very memorable night!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

'Tis the Season!

Yah....we got our Christmas tree and put up the lights on our house! My boys' ages are SO fun right now. Blake is 4 and Cade is 2 1/2. They are so into Christmas and all of the fun things that go with it. Each morning, they wake up to find "Fred" the Elf on the Shelf, open their advent calendar and pull a link off of our Christmas chain. It brings a huge smile to my face to see the joy and excitement that they have.

On the way to get our tree, we stopped at Starbucks for some hot chocolate. Blake and Cade thought this was so special! Then we got our tree and decorated it. It was such a fun and special night. You can see the excitement on their faces!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Blake Turns 4!

My Blakey bug turned 4 last week! I can't believe how time flies. Blake, you have brought more joy into our lives than we ever knew was possible. You are such a kind, loving, fun, happy and friendly boy. You have such a kind heart and such a sweet disposition. I am beyond blessed to be your mommy! I love you to the moon and the stars!

Blake, you had been waiting until you turned 4 to have your first piece of gum. You also chose to have a "gumball" party. As soon as you woke up on your birthday, you had a piece of gum and loved it!


Blake's Classroom!

Yah, I got to help out in Blake's preschool class for their Halloween project and parade. I don't know who was more excited, me or Blake! It was so fun and cute to watch him interact with his friends, especially Abby and Connor....those 3 are stuck like glue! I am so happy he has good friends at such a young age. Blake loves school and has gained a ton of confidence by going. I sure miss being a teacher but love being a mommy!!!!

Pumpkin Patch!

My mom and I took the boys to the El Toro pumpkin patch (and Brian met us there on his lunch break). The boys had been seeing it from the freeway for weeks and kept begging for us to take them there. It is such a cool place....there are tons of pumpkins, a petting zoo, carnival rides, bounce houses and a little souvenier shop. We had a great day!

The Air Show!

My dad had a great idea to take the boys to the Miramar Air Show this year. Blake and Cade love airplanes so much and I knew they would enjoy this. We also went with the Walz family. Blake, Cade, Owen and Colton were SO excited about the Blue Angels, walking in the huge airplanes, helicopters, watching planes fly right over their heads (eventhough they were a bit loud) and just the pure amazement of being so close to all of the jets. It was such a fun day! The boys are already talking about when they can see the Blue Angels again:-)