Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
The Shamu Show:
Posted by Brittany at 1:55 PM
When we got home, we all finished getting ready for the party! Jerralyn was my camera girl, Jeremy, Lyle and Cameron all helped decorate the living room. My mom helped with the veggies and my dad was at the temple. We all totally pitched in and got it done before everyone got here.
When the kids got here, we blew up their lightsabers for them and let them play with those while we waited for everyone to get there. Once everyone was here, we played a couple games outside (Star Wars related) and then came inside for cake and ice cream.
I made two cakes this year. A basic sheet cake that the kids ate, and lightsaber cake too. The kids wanted to eat it, but I had a hard time after all my work, letting them cut it open. lol lame I know. It was my first time using fondant and I will admit that that I had some help rolling it out from Jeremy because I didn't want to hurt my arms or neck. We just used some of Kasen's action figures from Disneyland to put around the cake and then cut a whole bunch of stars out of fondant. Pretty basic, but I was happy with it and most importantly, Kasen was too!!
After the kids were done eating their cake and ice cream, we went into the living room to open presents. I didn't really get any good pictures because all the other kids were up in his face trying to see what he got. It was cute. They were all so excited too!
This is the only picture I got. After the presents were open! Lots of star wars stuff! YAAY!
Thank you to everyone who came, thank you to everyone for their presents, thank you to everyone who helped me prepare!! Kasen is grateful as well!
Posted by Brittany at 12:50 PM
5. We carry him into his room in the dark so that he can wake up to his decorated room
This year backfired a little bit, but not too bad. We put him in our room and decorated and did all we had to do. When we went to carry him into his room, he woke up a little bit, saw the streamers and the conversation went like this:
Kasen: Who put those up there? (referring to the streamers he saw)
Brittany: What are you talking about Kase?
Kasen: Who put those up there? (whispering)
Brittany: I don't know what you are talking about, there is nothing up there, go back to sleep.
Well I lied for his benefit and I don't think he remembered the next morning either, so it worked out. We are going to have to figure out a different way to do this tradition next year. Just put a new twist on it or something because he is getting too big to carry and he doesn't sleep through the transfer from our bed to his bed like he used to.
He woke up to....well let me correct that, WE woke up to the sound of balloons flying at us in bed. I grabbed my camera and ran in to take a few pictures of him playing in his room. He loved it. He played in there for about another hour while I went back to sleep!
We made him wait until Daddy got home from work to open all his presents. Which he was totally fine with and I was glad. So my parents and Jeremy and I watched as Kasen opened all his presents. Here are a couple of his favorites:
From mommy and daddy
Posted by Brittany at 12:19 PM
Monday, November 17, 2008
This first picture was of him realizing where we were going and what we were going to do. He was ecstatic! It was really cute.
Patiently waiting for the train.
Here comes the train!
On the train, finally, at last!
Posted by Brittany at 12:52 PM
Sorry I have been MIA for SO incredibly long. Our family has had a lot going on and this has really been the least of my priorities. Things are finally starting to calm down a little bit, and I am trying to make blogging a priority again. So here I am.
Here we are at the Ward Trunk or Treat. That was a different experience. We will leave it at that. The kids had fun though and I guess thats all that matters.
Posted by Brittany at 12:05 PM