Sunday, May 31, 2009

Pictures Proving Perfect Playtime!

The toys at Grandma and Grandpa's house are always SO much more exciting...
Brynne beginning her long afternoon of play...

SO beautiful...how did she get SO big? Ugh!...

Mama's Little Man, playing squirt guns with Grandma...

Grandma teaching the kids how to fill up their squirt guns...

Brynna and her ball...

SO excited to play in the water...

Baseball and squirt guns, perfect start to this little guys summer!...

Sweet kids...

Having a snack...


Taking a break with Grandma...

Fun in the sprinkler...


Just about time for a nap...

Playing with the water...


"NO Grandma, you no surt me!" (No Grandma, don't squirt me!)...

Brynne LOVES flowers and wouldn't leave this particular pot of flowers alone. I'm surprised any were left after she picked them all afternoon!...

Another fun filled afternoon at Grandma and Grandpa's house. We are SO very blessed that we live so close to them, and they have such important roles in both my children's lives. We love you Myna and PopPop! We will be back soooooon!
















Friday, May 29, 2009

If it looks like a parade, and smells like a parade... it IS a parade!

WOW, this week really flew by! We were busy and doing something fun every night this week! You'd think I'd have a lot of pictures to post then right? You'd be wrong!
Daddy had a job interview which was held at, strangely enough, a baseball game. I took the kids to the game while Travis was interviewing and I even had my camera! But one Mama + two kids = too hard to take pictures! Landon LOVED the baseball game and was very excited to see everything. Brynne was an angel, as usual, and sat on Mama's lap the whole game! At one point, after Daddy joined us, Brynne and I went out to the car so I could change her diaper. On the way to the car I caught a foul ball in the parking lot, and would you believe on the way back into the stadium I caught another foul ball!? Crazy! At least I got one for both kids (; We had a great time at the game and Daddy's interview went really well with *Big Company, USA* In fact he is at his final interview this morning, so cross your fingers! Hopefully I will have news to post soon about that.
Last night we took the kids to Disneyland for a few hours right before closing. The weather was perfect, and although the park was PACKED we managed to get a pretty good seat for the parade "street celebration." Whatever Disney People, you are not fooling me. Your "street celebration" is clearly a parade, just call it one already, wouldya!? You can't ask any questions of any park employee using the word parade, without being quickly (although politely) corrected and reminded that it is not a parade but instead a "street celebration." Lovely, just tell me where I can sit so my kids get the best view of your parade! Anyway, no pictures of that either. My camera wasn't focusing correctly and the few pictures I did take were very blurry. We had a fun time and can't wait to go back soon!

I think Brynne is rapidly approaching a growth spurt. Little girl is chunkin' up like I have never seen her! She looks adorable though, and is as happy as ever! She really is such a good girl and nothing bothers her. It's a good thing too, especially with her occasionally abusive big brother around! She brings such a light to this Mama's life and I LOVE having a sweet baby girl!
Just look at those chubby cheeks!~


Landon has been adjusting great to being out of school. He still asks about his teachers Miss Teia, and Miss Rhonda almost daily. When he and Brynne are 'talking' on their pretend phones Landon has been calling his teachers and saying hi, lol. He seems to be growing and changing daily as he quickly approaches his 3rd birthday! It is amazing how much he changed between 2 and 3. I am working on a LONG post for my special boy on his big day, July 6th!

We don't have any big plans for the weekend. Just work, laundry and cleaning the house for me, and dirt bike riding and, no doubt, yard work for Daddy! YAY for Friday, hope you all have a FUN weekend!

Monday, May 25, 2009

My sweet, and small, girl!

It occurred to me after I posted the pictures from this mornings lizard hunt that Brynne was wearing an outfit she hadn't worn since January...and it still fits great! This is an Old Navy outfit, size 3-6 months!! Brynne is 16 months old and it fits her just fine still. I have a picture of her wearing the outfit when she was about 6 months old too, but I can't find it.
This is from 01-11-09 at Matthew's birthday party!
I know Brynne is tiny for her age, but this is pushing it, LOL!

Lizard Hunt

Our morning started out nice enough, with a little playtime in the backyard~
and a friendly ride from big brother, in his truck~

It takes Brynne about 5 minutes to get into the truck, but she wants NO help, and does it all on her own~


SEE!? Such a big girl~


Then she began calling for Landon, to drive her around~


Big Brother to the rescue~


Hold on Brynnie!!~


There they go!~



THEN, big brothers thoughts were elsewhere as he began his morning lizard hunt!~

This disgusting little thing comes out every morning to torture, and then run from, the kids. Landon has been trying to 'touch' this lizard for weeks now. The lizard is pretty tame and won't run unless the kids get very close...

Even Brynne helps Landon try to find the lizard and his hiding spot~


THERE HE IS Landon!!~


"Where? Lemme see Brynne"


Landon thought he would get a better view from the roof of the playhouse!~


Brynne took up shelter inside as Landon went on his 'lizard hunt.'

I tried to take a video of the kids lizard hunting, because they seriously do this every morning. Brynne always dances around and squeals with delight...all over a lizard?! Poor girl, she heading right towards the unfamiliar land of TomBoyVille! You can see the lizard in the begining of the video, until 'TomBoy Brynne' runs up and scares him into hiding!

These two crack me up. I guess that's what country kids get all excited about! Lizards, yuck!

video

Sunday, May 24, 2009

What a mess!

5 minutes before I took these pictures Landon and Brynne were eating popcorn on the couch, watching the Backyardigans, and I was sorting laundry. Next thing I know they were both laughing and squealing with delight in Brynne's room. This is what I found...
Popcorn allllll over the floor!
A MESS, and a little boy who was likely the ringleader in this activity!

I sure do love these two troublemakers! (at least they weren't fighting right?)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Busy day, beautiful pictures..


Dana Point, CA

05-21-09


Landon 2y 10m, Brynne 16m


Mr. Independent


Brynne was MAD at me because she was buckled in and Landon was roaming freeeee!



This will forever be framed in our home! Landon was telling Brynne to be careful! (It was a long way down!)


Catching up with brother...



Monkey see, monkey do! (It should be their motto!)



Tired Mama, 2 sweet babies!



Perfect shot of my little man, from the hiked pant leg to the crooked ball cap!



The best shot of about 10 tries, LOL...


Having SO much fun!



LOVE my big boy SO much!



Daddy and Brynna



Ice cream on a warm day...



So chill...



He will ride his bike ANYWHERE!






Brynna being silly...


Taking a breather...


I will blow this up and frame it for her room! LOVE how this turned out! This just might be my favorite picture of my girl ever, and you can't even see her face! Ha!



SUCH a happy girl! It's so hard to get a picture of Brynne smiling because whenever Mama whips out the camera she is all about the serious face! I was lucky to catch this face and LOVE this shot!


Taking a play-break!