Sunday, December 27, 2009

Wow...I am way behind...

Wow, I didn't realize how far behind I was in blogging. Things have been so busy lately with the holidays. Lets see...

Oct. 28 Landon said "dada" and now says it all the time
Nov. 10 Landon started officially crawling
Nov. 14 Landon starting pulling himself up on things to stand
That same day Michael went mountain bike riding with a friend from church, and this time he came back early, and injured. He was almost done with the ride, when he saw a big gap in the trail where the path had washed away. He decided to try to jump it, but his front tire hit the far side of the gap, and he fell down the side of the mountain. He didn't roll, he just fell and smacked into the ground. I was freaking out when he was telling me this! He said they wanted to call an ambulance because he was having trouble breathing...I was like oh my gosh!! Thank goodness he wasn't hurt too badly. We went to the doctor later that day and found out he sprained his left wrist, tore ligaments/tendons in his right shoulder and got a pretty bad bruise/cut on his ride elbow. He was sore for a while! I am so glad that he didn't have any serious injuries. It will be a while until he goes riding again...

Nov. 26 Thanksgiving
We went to my grandma's house in the afternoon and had a great Thanksgiving lunch. It was fun to visit with some of my family that have moved away. We also celebrated my mom's birthday while we were there. Later that day we went to the Trimmell's house and had some more turkey. This was Landon's first Thanksgiving, but he was too small to have turkey, so I bought him a jar of baby food turkey and sweet potatoes, which he actually liked. Overall, we had a great day spending time with family. We are so grateful for all of our blessings! The day before I was talking to Makayla about how we celebrate things we are thankful for and she said "I'm thankful for the opportunity to be with my family" Precious!

Nov. 28 Landon cruising along the furniture
Dec. 1 Landon clapped his hands for the first time
Dec. 4 Ward Christmas party - I sang a solo "Mary's Lullaby"
Dec. 6 Landon had the sacrament for the first time and loved it
Dec. 15 Landon got really sick for about a week (diarrhea & throwing up)
Dec. 16 Makayla said "You're the best Mommy/Daddy I ever saw" and, while playing with
my hair said "Wow Mommy, your hair is so long, where did you buy it?" haha
Dec. 19 That morning Makayla, Nana Trimmell and I went to the Staples center to see Disney on Ice. Makayla was so excited! She got dressed up in her princess clothes and everything. It was a really cool performance, and she loved it! Later that night we went to Michael's work Christmas party. We had a lot of fun and ate great food!!

Dec. 23 Annual Ibey family Christmas Party. This year the party was at my cousin Michael and his wife Amanda's house in San Clemente. Their house is gorgeous! Ate pasta, played fun game with $5 gifts, girls had an ornament exchange, had a dessert contest, and enjoyed spending time with family we don't see very often. I made my ornament, and I think it turned out really cute! I made a new dessert, caramel stuffed apple cider cookies, which are really good! Overall, we had a great time! Santa also visited and Makayla actually sat on his lap and told him she wanted a Kitchen.

Dec. 24 Spent Christmas Eve with the Trimmells and Santa came to visit. Makayla didn't sit on his lap but gladly accepted a gift - Bell doll where you can change her clothes. Landon wanted nothing to do with Santa. He cried just looking at him...poor thing. He did have fun playing with his gift - 24 fun colorful links to take apart/put together.

Dec. 25 Christmas!! It was so much fun this year because Makayla was really into the decorations and lights on the houses. She helped decorate the tree and baked cookies with mommy. This year Santa brought Makayla a play kitchen, and she loved it!! She plays with it all the time, and is always cooking for us. Too cute! This was Landon's first Christmas, and even though he didn't really understand, he loved getting a bunch of gifts. Santa brought him a jumping seat that hangs in the doorway. He's only tried it a few times, but I think he's going to like it once he gets the hang of it. That morning we went to my parent's house to eat breakfast, exchange gifts and talk to my younger brother Justin who is on his mission in Mexico. It was so great talking to him, and I can't wait until he comes home in August! Then we spend the afternoon with the Trimmells eating yummy food and exchanging gifts. Then we stopped by my grandma's for a quick visit and dessert. Then we went back to my parents where we had dinner and played games. It was a blast! It was a busy day, but so much fun! The kids got a bunch of toys and clothes! I love spending time with family, and seeing my kids get excited is the best. Overall, we had a great Christmas. We love this time of year where we remember the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. We hope everyone had a great Christmas!

Dec. 26 Makayla and I, along with Nana Trimmell and AJ saw Princess and the Frog. This was one of the first times she has been to the theater. She had a great time!

I will try to blog more often so they are shorter lol Here are some pictures...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Catch up...

There is so much to catch up on...Within the past few weeks Landon has really started doing things. He can now sit up by himself for a long amount of time. He is also pretty much crawling now. He will move his hands and legs a few times and then fall down on his tummy, but he's getting really good at it. He even tried to climb up the one step we have the other day.

On Oct. 15 Makayla and I went to Disney's California Adventure to go trick or treating with Amber and Jasper Jackman, her mom, and sisters Nichelle (and bf) and Stephanie. They had an extra ticket and invited us to join them. We had so much fun! We got to walk around and get candy at different stations, watch shows, and go on rides. Makayla and Jasper had a blast dancing to the music. Thanks for inviting us Amber!

Then back on Oct. 23-25 our family went to the San Bernardino Mountains to a Science camp called, Pali Mountain. They were letting teachers and their families preview it for free so we thought we would take advantage, and we're glad we did. We had a great time being out in nature. We went on small hikes, went to some science classes, like the balloon drop where we had to try to prevent our balloon from popping after dropping it off a balcony. Unfortunately, ours popped lol Michael and I were able to go on the zip line, which was awesome! I have never done it before, so I was a little nervous, but it was a lot of fun. This place also had great food! We were lucky enough to have a huge cabin to ourselves! One benefit of having young kids lol The bathrooms were in the cabin which was awesome! Since it was close to Halloween, they had pumpkin painting for the kids and other activities. Overall, we had a great time.

Then Oct. 31 was Halloween. That morning Makayla went to a work Halloween Party with my mom, and had a great time. She even won a fish! Then later that afternoon we decorated the trunk of our car so we could go Trunk or Treating at church. There were a bunch of people, so the kids got plenty of candy! Makayla looked beautiful as Princess Giselle, and Landon was an adorable Tiger. Michael and I decided to dress up last minute so he wore and old lab coat and put red paint on it and was a Mad Scientist, and I wore my sister's cheer warm ups and was a Cheerleader. It was a lot of fun this year. Landon didn't know what was going on but Makayla would go up to the people and say "Trick or Treat" It was so cute! We had a great night, and are still eating the candy we got.
We also carved pumpkins at Grandma Ibeys - I decided to paint them instead this year.