Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Channing Turns 2!

We celebrated Channing's Big Day with family and a few close friends. Here she is trying out several of her presents at once... the keyboard, the hat, the purse, and the mittens!

After the party, family stayed around and we played Just Dance 2 on the Wii up in the playroom... my hubby has some serious dance moves!

Trying to get a family pic with 3 kids ages 4 and under is a little tough! Here is our best attempt. Please ignore the laundry room door being open in the background.

Channing is still at the age where she needs a little help opening presents. So I plopped myself down on the floor to be her "assistant."

Playing with Daddy.

In case you haven't seen Campbell in a while... her face is permanently like this! I've never seen a baby who grins as much as she does!

This child loves carbs! I had to stop her after two BIG pieces of strawberry cake.

A banner made of pics from her last 2 years of life... Thanks Pinterest!

Can you believe this is a homemade cake?!?! My mom and I experimented the night before and came out with this...


You are our Chan-Chan, and there is not another like you on the face of this earth! We love so many things about you…Your contagious laugh, the way you instantly make friends with a stranger just by flashing that gorgeous smile and giving a wave with your “hiiieeee," the way you sing and dance to sound of every song you hear, your independence, and your passion…who can forget your passion!?! Even as a 2-year old, you are one of the most passionate people we know! And although you’re a handful sometimes, we wouldn’t change a thing about you. You’re a leader and you know exactly what you want and how you want it.

Our prayer for you is that God uses that to mold you into an amazing woman who will take these incredible talents you’ve been given by God, to have a huge impact on this world and do BIG things for His kingdom!

We love you Chan-Chan! Thank you for 2 wonderful and entertaining years! Happy Birthday!

Mama and Daddy

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Another season come and gone....

Another T-ball season has come and gone! When the season first started I told Cohen that his new team was the Dodgers! He looked at me with a puzzled look on his face and said, "But we don't live in L.A." The funniest part was that he was dead serious! Bless his heart, I haven't told him yet that this wasn't Major League Baseball.

I managed to get a few pics of his last game.

Here he is high-fiving his coach. He actually threw a kid out at first! If you have ever watched 4-year-old baseball... that NEVER happens! But his team managed to actually get a few of these outs this season!

He's so cute I can hardly stand it! Check out how baggy his baseball pants are.... He takes after his father, not his mother ;-) No "junk in the trunk" for this boy!

Go Dodgers!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

More please....

Cohen got the Wii Super Mario Brothers game for his birthday back in September… since then it has turned into his favorite game! So it was only natural that our kids be Super Mario characters for Halloween. My sister, who always loves a good craft project and a good bargain, took on the task of making their costumes for less than $10 a piece. I'm not sure I thought it could be done... but she succeeded. As you can see in the pictures, Cohen was Mario, Channing was Princess Peach and Campbell was Toad.

About halfway through the night we noticed that Channing was lagging behind a little and her bag was a little heavy... she wouldn't let anyone else hold it so we decided we would empty it out and start over. It was when we began emptying it that we realized her entire bag was full! She had 3 times the amount of candy that the other kids had! How could that happen?!?! Then it occurred to us... Channing is getting better at her verbal skills but currently her favorite words are MORE PLEASE! As we watched her the rest of the night, each time we walked up to a house she would say, "Trick or treat... more please" She was so darn cute in her princess outfit that they continued to give her more. Then she would say "thank you, your welcome!" She has yet to figure out you don't say those two words at the same time. It is amazing how much candy that kid hauled in!
On another note... we definitely should have put a bow on Campbell's mushroom hat. She looked like a boy and after about 5 minutes of trick or treating I gave up on explaining to people when they called her a "he" or "him". I just smiled and we moved on.... my fault for putting my child in red and blue! Oops!

Overall it was such a fun night. Cohen is at the prime age to really enjoy trick or treating. He kept saying, "This is the best halloween ever!" Although I'm quite sure it is the only one he remembers!