Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Reagan's nighttime adventures

Last night of course, Reagan didn’t go to sleep when we put her to bed. She was talking so I figured she was reading books like she normally does. I gave her a little time then go in there to get her to lay down. She has crawled under her bed, gotten out the box where I had some bottles in it and was sitting in front of the wipe box very methodically shoving wipes one at a time down inside the bottles and replacing the lids after she had crammed them full.  She had done 5 bottles like this! They were so tight it looked like they were full of milk. I didn’t have the camera to take a picture of her, but I took a pic of the bottles.  She’s too much! It was funny though, I put her back in her bed and still when we went to sleep at 10:15 she was not out yet because I always turn the lights all off except for night lights when we go to sleep…she yells, Too Dark! So I had to leave the light on last night. Since they’re normally asleep, they don’t care by that time so it cracked us up!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Bass Pro Santa

Wednesday December 8, we went to Bass Pro Santaland to see Santa and all the Christmas stuff they have.  The girls were more interested in the fish! Though the Santa line wasn't long, neither of them wanted to see him so we just looked at the other stuff and drove the remote control trucks.  We did write letters to Santa and they got to mail them in the mailbox, then Santa sent me an e-mail for them, thanking them for their letter.

Reagan learning to potty

We are starting potty training with Reagan, December 7 she went on the potty for the first time, then again on the 16th, since then she has not wanted to try too much, she says it's too hard. But got super excited when she went and said "that wasn't so hard!" This whole blog started with Payton potty training and a picture of her, so here's Reagan's turn, she'll hate me someday, but hopefully she'll see how stinking cute she is too :)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Reagan's big girl bed

Look! I can touch my toes to my forehead!
Sunday December 12, we took the side off Reagan's bed so she can climb in and out herself. She has been doing fine sleeping in the bed, we've only found her sleeping on the floor once, but it takes her forever to actually get to sleep!  She pulls the rocking chair up to the side, sits in it and spreads out books all over her bed and reads. Or she throws things over the gate in the doorway into the hall.  She opens and closes the door, until finally around 9:00-9:30 she's asleep.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Thanksgiving sweet potatoes

This year Reagan wanted to help make something. She was so cute because normally she's occupied with something else and doesn't have the patience to stand and help measure or bake anything.  When I was making the sweet potatoes, she climbed up next to me and wanted to help so she squished them all up and helped dump all the ingredients together, she was so proud of herself and it was fun to bake something with her too.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Cheeburger Cheeburger

Traditional Cheeburger Cheeburger birthday pics

Payton is 5!

Arial Castle Birthday Cake

Opening presents

with Reagan and her friend Keriana before busting the pinata

playing in the Barbie pool
I cannot believe my Payton is 5! She was so excited for her birthday this year and was counting down even before Halloween.  Being at preschool with the other kids, she knew about different toys and asked for a pillow pet for her birthday, she has slept with "Elizabeth" the unicorn almost every night since.  Our friends Paul and Becky gave her a Fancy Nancy who now has her own canopy bed, just like Nancy in the book.  She has played and created and glued with all her new art supplies, and worn all combinations of her new clothes and play shoes.  Yesterday I helped her with the bead art, counting out the colors and putting them on to make Ariel. She had a great day and is such a big girl!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Pinata making

showing off the mess she made

Reagan helped too
notice the bench and deck, huge mess!
Payton wanted a pinata for her birthday.  Without candy they are at least $20 so Tung had the idea to make one.  I'm always up for a project, so we did. We used 2 balloons and mixed together flour and water and made paper mache.  It was a lot of fun, I knew it would be messy but had no idea it would be so bad.  It took 3 washes and a good soak to get all the paper mache out of their clothes!  They weren't big pinata's but they worked, it's a great way to re-purpose the Halloween candy when your birthday is near Halloween!