Monday, December 7, 2009

Well that was fun, for a weekend.

We were all bundled up and ready to head out and Alli asked if we could take a picture of them. Who could pass a photo op with these 3 up?

The weather turned this weekend and winter is here in all its freezing cold, blowing snow, blizzardy glory. BUT, that didn't stop my sister Lindsay & her husband and kids from coming up for the weekend. CRAZY! I hope we made it worth their while. Cause it was nasty and they were really in the thick of it.
After they got here we managed to leave the kids with a babysitter and go out for dinner, and Lindsay & Derek took off after that. The kids had a sleepover (by sleepover I mean they slept in the same house not the same beds, they were too hyper for that).
Having our storytime...

James & Sadie were seriously busting up over nothing, & Alli was laughing but you could see she was trying to figure out what was so funny. Guess you had to be 2.

It was fun for Ryan & I to play house and pretend we had 3 kids for a day. We took them swimming, super fun but not easy given the ratio and the swim crazy kids, out for lunch and back home. Ok it sure doesn't sound like much now but it was a day.
Awww isn't that what cousins are all about..

Sadie shows new excitement for every new thing she learns about Christmas, loving the countdown, Santa, elfie, stockings and more. I am loving that she seems to get that Santa brings presents ( I am quite sure she would be happy with a chocolate or 2 for Christmas) so I love to use the ol saying " Sadie Santa is watching you" and see her quickly change her ways and do what I ask. Sometimes I am sure I am overusing and maybe abusing but I just know this will not last long I am hoping it will get us through December, and that I can still use it again next year.

Another little tidbit that is working in my favor to minimize the 2 year old meltdowns is when I remember its all about the baby and not about me. For example I try to do or eat something she doesn't approve of and she freaks out. I say, "Sadie it is for the baby not for mommy" she immediately thinks it is okay. Sometimes when I am eating she asks, "mom baby likes it?" mmmm yes I think the baby likes chocolate.
We can't wait to see these 2 and the other cousins when we go down at Christmas.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

yep he's 30

Happy Birthday to Ryan, it was his golden birthday this year he turned 30 on the 30th. Yah, he wasn't as excited about that as much as I thought he should be. I think we did a decent job of celebrating this year, since he doesn't much care for any of it. We had a little get together with a few friends where we at least acknowledged his birthday. Then on Sunday we went to his parents in Taber, for a birthday dinner and all that. We couldn't decide if we should go or not so we opted to get up at 5:30am and head down. If you know Ryan that's not to crazy he is such an early riser & it does not faze him. We just wanted to make the most of the day, so we were perfect timing for the birthday breakfast. On Monday he got home and Sadie made a little treasure hunt for him, it was really fun for the both of them. Sadie stopped halfway through and said " having fun dad?" She kept saying "I show you the next clue" The treasure at the end was cute and cheesy 30 little pics of Sadie & Dad with 30 reasons she loves her dad. here are the little pics.

But what Sadie really wanted was the cake. I had cake pops already made, & knew the 3 of us didn't need a big cake. It worked. I think it's so funny how excited Sadie is about birthdays she is all about the cake, although the anticipation and excitement seems like half the fun.

Sadie went outside in the snow and loved it. It really is quite fun to see how excited kids get about seeing the snow fall outside. I was totally that kid when it started snowing during school I remember peering out the window so excited like I'd never seen snow before. I'd be lying if I didn't say I still think it's a little magical and exciting I just also think of driving and the freezing temps for the next 5 months and you know I guess I have some grown up in me.