Saturday, August 22, 2009

Baby Animals at the Zoo

We went to the Zoo today. I couldn't believe all the new baby animals since our last visit. As we went past the elephant exhibit, there was a notice that there was a new baby elephant. Interesting fact: momma elephants are pregnant for 21 months and the baby was 251 lbs. I think I'd die if I had to be pregnant that long! We saw the baby giraffe.


New baby orangutan, followed by the new baby Meerkats (which I adore!)
Then Kaisey pointed out some new babies in the making.


I love the Red Panda. I think everything might be super adorable sleeping.


The "kids" tried on all the silly zoo hats.
This one ended up a keeper. For the love Trent.....

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Good the Bad and the Ugly

Kaleb received another set of staples after Abbi accidentally whacked him in the head with the heavy duty outdoor broom. (The UGLY) She felt SO terrible that she came with us to the Instacare. Speaking of Abbi? (The BAD) She is also getting an MRI on her knee which has a growth on it. Her knee is swollen and puffy. After the Orthopedic Specialist rules out anything serious, they'll just go in and remove the growth....oh and speaking of Orthopedic Specialist? I now get to see him too. (More BAD) My toesies are going numb stemming back to my rolled ankle from an indoor soccer game 7 years ago. FOR THE LOVE!

After Kaisey downloaded a new ring tone for Trent (LOL) she did more of her butt dance. She does this EVERY time she hears the ice cream man, and almost everytime she hears music. She is very silly. (The GOOD)

video

Sunday, August 16, 2009

How to throw a FANTASTIC Tea Party


First you will need some adorable little guests. Then you will need some fabulous little hats to decorate


You obviously need some tea cups customized with each little party guests name on it.

You will also need some yummy little treats. I chose cupcake balls, fruit sugar cookies, and tasty mini hamburger treats and topped it off with some delicious homemade lemonade.

Put it all together and voila!

Happy Birthday my sweet Kali! How are we gonna top this one next year?

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Happy 6th Kalyssa



6 lbs 1 ounce 18 inches 3:15pm

Friday, August 14, 2009

Great Grandpa Barney

Esther and Miles Barney along with Vick and Val (not sure which one's which.)
Grandpa Barney the jokester. I missed most of the funeral because I was chasing Kaisey all over creation. I did however witness the bat that was in the light trying to get out. Did you have a hand in that joke grandpa? Anyhow...I was very sad that I missed the funeral, and then I stayed in the car during the graveside service because I finally got the cranky baby to sleep. I began thinking of my own grandpa as well as Grandpa Barney. I noticed one of the Soldiers standing there, and realized that he had a bugle, and was going to play Taps. I thought to myself, "I hope I can hear him in the car." Only a few minutes after that...I heard a knocking on the driver side door. I wondered what it was, so I listened again. Sure enough I heard the knock again. I opened the door to see what was hitting the door. There wasn't anything there, however when I opened the door I realized that the bugle was playing. Take it how you will....but I believe it was Grandpa Jokester Barney.
Before the service Trent's cousin Mandy put together an envelope for the family to donate money if they wished to Grandma Barney. I went out to the car to get my checkbook, and Abbi wanted to come with me. She took $10 out of her wallet for Grandma. I'm so proud of her.

We love and miss you! I will always cherish the beautiful jewlery that you made just for me!


Kaisey kept going up to Grandma Barney and giving her lots of loves.




Thursday, August 6, 2009

Baylee's Performance



Trent and Abbi took a quick trip to Vegas for Baylee's recital. She did a FANTASTIC job! Baylee we are so proud of you! I'm sorry that the rest of us weren't able to make it.

Gram Great Strongs Gingerbread Cookies



First try didn't turn out TOO bad. They weren't as soft and fluffy as Gram makes them. However they were DELISH! AND the kids had a fun time decorating them.


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Newest Backyard Addition



The arrival of our hot tub! Woot Woot! Only took seven men and one heavy duty trailer. Thanks to all those who helped us! BBQ and hot tub party as soon as we are up and running!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Dental Device

Now that my cutie patootie is in school ALL DAY LONG...AKA first grade, I had to put a stop to the thumb sucking.

A. For the sake of her teeth and pallet
B. For the sake of her social life
C. Mom is tired of asking her to stop (ok, so sometimes I don't ask nicely)

Kali was so upset when I told her that we were putting the device in her mouth. I of course feel terrible for doing it, but I think that it's the right thing to do. We can BARELY get a piece of floss in between those front teeth anymore. Kali almost cried and tells me that her friends will make fun of her for talking funny. I tell her that if they do then they really aren't her friends.

Dental assistant, "Kalyssa? What movie would you like to watch? Bolt, High School Musical 3...."
She didn't need to ask any further than that.

Kali begins watching HSM3 with the earphones and singing out loud.

Dr. Stevenson comes over and puts in her appliance. He then begins to explain to her (in the cutest way possible) that she is gonna talk kinda funny for a couple days.

"It's like a new pair of shoes. It feels funny for a couple days, but after that they feel great! AND your new "retainer" will make you so dang cool that all the kids will wish they had one." Dr Stevenson then tells her a story of when he was little and that he was so JEALOUS of another kid for something similar.

She walks out of that office as PROUD as PROUD can be. She can't say her S's very well...but other than that she's super happy.

Thanks Dr. Stevenson for making a potentially difficult situation AWESOME!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Back Yard Burial

The kids are having a great time with the new GIANT sandbox. First they buried Charlie, and then Abbi got in on the fun until.....it was time to get ready for bed. Darn that year round school!

Binx and Meeko looking all pretty after their haircuts.

Uncle Kemp took this picture at Yuba last weekend. Isn't my little guy growing up too fast? And is that dandruff or is my scalp peeling?