2 of us, 2 girls, 2 dogs and a birds

Friday, January 29, 2010

Flashback Friday

This flashback is from this week, two years ago. Mommy and Cailey went to lunch with Michelle and Jay. We met at P.F. Changs, mommy's first time, and Cailey ate rice for the first time. Look at how little they were!

Papa's Birthday

We went to dinner with Papa for his birthday and then he came home to play for a little bit before bed time.

Sweet "tart"

The tupperware box.

Mommy got new rubbermaid reusable containers for Christmas and Reece thought the box was the best thing. She was trying to walk and being able to push the wide large box gave her the stability to move fast all over the place. She was a crack up and even put up a cheeseball smile when we tried to take her picture.


Cailey was very excited to play with her toys.


Christmas morning, Grandma, Papa, Granny, Papa, and Aunt Stacy came over for breakfast and gifts. It was nice to be able to stay home with the girls and enjoy the morning. That night, we went to Kevin's aunts house in Alta Loma for dinner with his side of the family.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

First Christmas

Cailey's first Christmas-8 months

Reece's first Christmas- 10 months

Leaving carrots for the reindeer and cookies for Santa

Cailey just had to have a bite!

Meet Leila

Leila is a puppy that Granny got as a gift for Christmas. Cailey absolutely loves her. To clarify, she is Grannys puppy and was just visiting us. Miss- she is a yorkie/poodle mix


Last year we went to a neighborhood in Alta Loma that decorates the entire block in lights. I remember we waiting in a 2 hour line, in the car to drive slowly through, but once we got into the neighborhood it was amazing. Every house is decorated to the max and some are themed (hawaiian christmas). We thought we would take the girls back this year. Once we got there, it was only about 1/3 of the houses were lit, with no wait, and a quick drive through. Nothing like the year before, but the weather was rainy and most keep all their decorations inside to prevent them from getting destroyed by bad weather. This year we just drove through and didn't get out to get a closer look, like the previous year.

The Van Arsdall Thanksmas

Every year we try to get together with Kevin's dad's side of the family, one weekend between Thanksgiving and Christmas, hence Thanksmas. We all gathered at his Aunt Karen's this time for crafts, dinner, and gifts.

Decorating our tree