Tuesday, November 24, 2009

November 2009

I'm not sure how it happened, but November is almost over! We haven't done anything too exciting...just a few random pictures to share.

Brayden spends "quiet time" in the office every afternoon, most of which is spent on his HEAD!

Brayden and Sienna are still BEST FRIENDS! They do absolutely EVERYTHING together. He's even been trying to convince me that Sienna doesn't need a nap so they can have "quiet time" together in the office!

I couldn't resist taking this picture of Sienna...her hair and sunglasses are just too funny. After seeing the picture, she reminds me of Michelle Tanner from Full House (the Olsen Twins)!!!
Brayden did have a bit of an accident a few weeks ago. He loves to ask Chris to wrap him up like a "burrito". Chris rolls him up in a big blanket and he usually just lays around trying to get out. For some reason, he ended up on his feet, walking around on the hardwood floor. All of a sudden there was a huge thump and Brayden landed face first on the hardwood floor, with no arms to break his fall. He has never screamed so loud in his life. After we got him calmed down and his nose to stop bleeding, we saw that his lip was HUGE! We moved him to the couch so that we could put ice on his lip and he immediately closed his eyes and became unresponsive! I finally started talking very firmly (almost yelling) to get him to snap out of it. At this point I was pretty scared because he has NEVER acted this way, and he's had 2 other semi-serious facial accidents. A couple of hours later Brayden was starting to act more like himself, so I wasn't as scared to put him to bed. He slept through the night and when he woke up, his lip was much better. In fact, by lunch time, he could eat and drink fairly normally. NO MORE BURRITOS FOR BRAYDEN! ;) An hour after the accident:
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48 hours after the accident (click to enlarge):
Chris and the kids made a bat jack-o-lantern the weekend after Halloween. Maybe next year we'll actually find time to make ours BEFORE Halloween!
While Chris and the kids were playing with pumpkins, I was out with Chris' mom (Jeri), sister-in-law (Kari), and Kari's sister. We went to the Woodburn Company Stores "Shopping Extravaganza". After a day of lunch, mimosas and shopping, we headed to Spirit Mountain Casino where I won $100!!! I was beyond excited because I NEVER win anything, which is exactly why I never gamble! What a fabulous day!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Random October Pics

Sienna loves to "work for money" on the computer...just like daddy!
Brayden loves to "fix" things with his Black & Decker tools...he usually spends a few minutes each day under the coffee table and/or dining room table.

Brayden and his buddy Koen from his preschool class!
Brayden made a "trailer" for the airplane using the stroller and car...I love watching his little 4 year old brain in action!!!
Brayden loves to surround himself with toys & pillows!
Sienna stole Brayden's birthday hat from school...I just love the look on her face when she got caught! ;)
Sienna's newest fashion trend...underwear on top of pajamas!

Friday, November 06, 2009

Happy Halloween!!!

This was by far my favorite Halloween! Not only was this Sienna's first Halloween without a cold, but the weather was amazing!!!

Last year I bought the kids' Halloween costumes a bit too big, so this year we decided to save money and stick with the same costumes. This is probably the last year that I can pull that off...the older they get, the more opinions they have on what they want to wear! Check out how much they have changed in the last year: Halloween 2008. I just love Sienna's short, curly hair...I can't believe how much it has grown over the last year.

Brotherly Love: When trying to get a cute picture of the kids, Brayden grabbed Sienna by the neck! As you can see, Brayden thought it was funny, but Sienna wasn't as happy about it...
After taking what seemed like a gazillion pictures, we ended up with a semi-decent picture of Super Girl & Mr. Incredible!

Before dinner we headed to downtown Canby for a little trick-or-treating fun! Our first stop was Papa Murphy's for free mini-cheese pizzas! Brayden wore his Mr. Incredible mask for all of 30 seconds....
The kids ate the pizzas for dinner, although, they didn't really eat much of them...as you can see, they didn't turn out great. I popped the HUGE air pockets, but the pizzas were never the same again....bummer!
After dinner, my friend Leslie and her family came over to trick-or-treat. Her son, Eli, and Brayden were twins (by accident)! Don't worry, despite Brayden's expression in this picture, he was super excited to go trick-or-treating!
The whole trick-or-treating gang!
Just like last year, the kids did great walking up to the doors by themselves. A few times Sienna stayed at the front door so long that I thought we'd have to go get her!
Sienna was the cutest Super Girl...EVER!
The boys were so excited to get more candy that they kept running off and leaving Sienna behind. Luckily, Sienna wasn't afraid to take off in a sprint to catch up! Although, towards the end of the night she did end up falling 2 or 3 times...she must have gotten tired!
Brayden rang this doorbell about 15 times, despite the fact that I was yelling at him to stop. Lucky for him he still got candy because they gave out FULL SIZE candy bars! In fact, 3 houses in our neighborhood did that. It is very generous, but do the kids really need full size candy bars with all of the candy they collect on Halloween?!?!?
Brayden was so hyped up at the end of the night (he hadn't even had any candy), he started doing funny dances. Sienna just stared at him like he was a bit strange!