Friday, December 11, 2009

Sleigh Bells Ring

Kasen went to see Santa for the first time. This is one of the only pictures I could get of him looking at the camera. Most of the others were of him staring at Santa thinking WHO is HE???
We went with Kasen's "girlfriend", Madison. He has yet to realize that she's a girl, although I think he's beginning to figure it out. He kept trying to rip the sequined bow off her head over lunch this time. We keep trying to tell him that's not the way to impress a girl ;-)
Kai took me to see the Nutcracker last weekend. We hired a babysitter and had a great date. It's so fun to get away as just the two of us again every once in a while.

Too irresistible to leave alone...

At the LLU Christmas party.
First snow experience (even if it was made by LLU)

Friday, November 13, 2009

New Favorite Song

Just had to share this link. I LOVE this song! Hope you enjoy it too.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Night of Baking and a Few Other Random Pictures

Last night I had fun making treats for a bake sale benefiting a group at the dental school. I was in a creative mood (which doesn't happen all the time) and after some thought decided instead of the traditional bake sale treats, I'd try my hand at making something a little different. I had a great time assembling these and after much sampling, and a big mess of chocolate goo, here is the finished product:
20 treats in all
A favorite Oreo layer recipe of mine

Before packaging
Step 1--Doesn't look too promising...
I just love little naked baby butt pictures! Kasen will be mad at me in a few years... ;-)
Bath time is his FAVORITE time of the day. I think if we just kept adding warm water, he could stay in all day!
He also loves computers and can shut one down completely in a matter of seconds!! Even I can't do that!

After coming home from Baby Boot Camp on Friday, Kasen thought my hat looked tasty :-) For those who don't know, Baby Boot Camp is a group of moms that meet with their babies at a local park and go running, stopping along the way to do different strength training exercises. It was a ton of fun! Here's a picture from that day:

Monday, November 2, 2009

Trick or Treat

Warning: This post contains many pictures and thus may bore even the most faithful of blog followers. However, I did cut many pictures out. If you make it to the end, thank you!

We celebrated our 10 year engagement anniversary last night. We enjoyed a great meal at a classy Thai place. We made it an official date and called in a babysitter. It was a nice change of pace from other times we've eaten out lately with Kasen. Those times usually involve hopping up every few minutes to pick up all the thrown toys, shhh-ing him from screeching and disturbing the whole restaurant, and trying to make sure everything that's meant to be on the table stays on the table (our food, drinks, dinnerware, candles, etc). In a word, it was quiet. Hard to believe 10 years flew by like that! On a side note, (and a bit of a sappy note) they have been the best 10 years of my life! So happy God brought this amazing guy into my life!

Here's our little dishwasher raider. He empties it almost faster than we do!
Dinnertime can be exhausting!
Peek-a-boo! Actually, he's trying to rip his bib off. He hates them.
Kasen playing with a friend. They always have so much fun chewing on each others toys:-) It's so cute to watch babies play together.
Trick or Treating...
Kasen and his future girlfriend. He's trying to impress her with his strong grip!
Although he seems to be pretty fascinated by this one too. Actually, he's just wondering why she's dressed like a lion.
Our little pumpkin

Trick or treating in downtown Redlands
On Cajon street by all the decorated houses.

Our pumpkin helping carve our other pumpkin
The finished product. Hard to see, but the pumpkin has 6 teeth, just like Kasen. Sure it's a little cheesy, but really, how much more creative can you get without the patterns??
He loved the gooey strings.

"Here Daddy, I'll help..."
I love how Kasen looks at Kai. I can tell he thinks his dad is the best already!

The end! You made it :-)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Fall Comes To Southern California

A couple of weekends ago we went to Oak Glen and picked our pumpkin. Oak Glen is one of the few places in Southern California that fall visits. We had fun sampling different varieties of apples, tasting fresh cider (and then buying a gallon), enjoying the fall colors, and of course picking out the best pumpkin we could find. This one... My first, very own pumpkin! I loved how this effect made the pumpkins black. Martian pumpkins! Okay, here's the real one. Delicious, fresh apple cider At the Wild Animal Park. This picture always makes me want to sing, "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands". :-) Nursing while enjoying the park--the story of my life lately! Kasen is not a huge fan of regular food yet. We keep trying to introduce it everyday (and have been for over 2 months), but he's not very excited about it yet. Apple sampling.