Friday, October 30, 2009

Here kitty, kitty

Just a preview of tomorrow...Kaylin was dressed up here for her preschool class. All the kids got to wear their costumes and sing to a retirement community. She did such a good job!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Mad video skills

Kaylin's videography. I just thought this was cute so I posted it. I didn't realize she had the camera--I was in the other room.

Birthday parties!

Here are some pictures of the two parties we had for Dylan. We had his main party for family and friends at a local park and the other on his real birthday at our house. We had lots of fun, even the birthday boy who was a little short on sleep.
He's one!

Enjoying being outside at the park for his birthday party. Love that big smile!

The birthday prince

What is this?
Hmm...I think I may like it.

Yep, I do.

Mickey and Dylan

Opening gifts at home

Had to get him his very own hammer so he can be like daddy.

Having some cupcake on his actual birthday.

Kaylin enjoying some cupcake.
Can't believe my little man is already one! We love you Dylan!

Monday, October 19, 2009

One year

One year ago today (the 20th at 5:18 am) my little Dylan was born. And my heart melted. This year has passed swiftly and my baby is becoming a little boy. It always happens too quickly, but I love watching him grow and seeing his personality develop. He is so curious, adventurous, funny, cuddly, sweet, should I go on? He absolutely adores his big sis, needs his momma, and loves his daddy. He is such a boy, always on the go, into everything, loves to climb, "talks" all day long, will try anything, and the absolute favorite: dog food!
He makes me smile, makes me laugh when he makes his silly faces. I feel so blessed to get to be his mommy. I love having a little boy and am excited for all that lies ahead with my little dude.

Climbing in and exploring.

The silly face.
Fun with Kaylin.


Happy birthday to my sweet boy.
Sorry I don't have any earlier pictures of Dylan; they're all on our old harddrive. Birthday party this weekend, so more pics to come.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


It's raining and wind is blowing outside. We're warm inside with a fire crackling in the fireplace. Husband came home early because work lost power. I love it...

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Apple Hill

Here are some pictures of our time getting pumpkins and exploring Apple Hill. We had lots of fun!
Kaylin and Dylan sitting at the little table

Posing with the pumpkins

They had matching shirts but it's a bit hard to see

Kaylin finding the perfect pumpkin
I think she found it!

Hanging out

Enjoying some apple pie

I love this picture--so happy!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

It's the Great Pumpkin!

We're headed off to Apple Hill today with some friends to enjoy the fall weather and pick out a pumpkin or two (or four). If you live in Northern California (the Sacramento area) you have to check out Apple Hill; it's a very popular thing out here. There are about thirty farms to explore, with animals, fresh produce and baked goods, hay rides, pumpkin patches, and crafts galore. If I can find our camera, then i'll post pictures of our fun times later. Enjoy the weekend!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

My sister got married!!

Sorry, these pictures are a little out of order. And i didn't have my camera until after the ceremony, so I didn't capture much of the beautiful couple during the evening. The wedding itself took place in my parents' backyard, it turned out beautifully, but we didn't realize how much work it was going to be doing it ourselves. Kaylin was the flower girl and she was too cute. She did really well going down the aisle and standing up with us. Karen and Aaron looked so happy and caught up in each other the whole night; it was so sweet. I felt really special to be involved and a part of their day.
Dylan--in his suit with a great big smile! So cute!

Had to take a picture of my hair from the back

After cutting the "cupcake"

Most of the family


Kaylin after a cupcake

Brunch the next day

Me and Julie
Kaylin after blueberry pancakes

The next day--opening all the wedding gifts

Us with cousin Kyle

Cousins--only 3 months apart
the other set of cousins, who LOVE it when they get to see each other and be princesses together. (This is at the rehearsal dinner.)

My parents

the beautiful flower girl

first dance (sorry it's not the best quality but it was the best one that I had)