Welcome to our Blog! Here you'll read mostly about my kids and my adventures in motherhood, along with what the Lord is teaching me at the moment....Thanks for sharing this journey with us!

Monday, February 20, 2012

You'd think...

You'd think I never gave this kid a nap by the places lately she's trying to fall asleep!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Addie's Preschool Valentine's Party

A few days ago was Addison's preschool Valentine's Day party!  She was over the moon about it.  It was her first time making, giving , and receiving valentines.  In fact she let me know on the car ride there that today it was HER party, not mine.  I asked if I could still have fun and eat some of the yummy food and she agreed as long as I knew that it was her party and not mine.  Man!  She's one tough cookie!  Anyway here are a few highlights from our day.
Addie hugging her bag full of valentines.
Addie "lunching" with her girls...L-R Brynn, Addie, Ava, and Hannah
Brynn joining in on the fun.

Addie getting her Jenelle fix.
 Brynn decided to sit on Miss Martha's lap for our story time.

This last picture I'm just throwing in.  It's a picture of the valentine the girls and I made for Justin.  It turned out cute and the girls liked getting their feet painted!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Need to get caught up!

I can't believe it has been so long since I last blogged! I guess that's what Christmas and moving can do to someone. I feel like I need to get caught up, so here is my attempt at giving you the reader's digest of what's been going on with The Blythes.

First off, Christmas time was wonderful. We did lots of fun activities! One was our now annual trip to see the Nutcracker in Orange County. My mom and I took Addie to it last year and she LOVED it. So we repeated the tradition again. Soon, Brynn will join us (in a year or two).

 Here are few pics of us heading there and of my sweet girl with a one of the ballerinas.

Then it was time to make a gingerbread house!  We waited until Brynnie was sleeping and went to town!  She had so much fun...but I think she had more fun licking her fingers and sampling the candy!

My brother and his family came in for Christmas time, so we decided to head down to Birch Street to see all the lights that this particular neighborhood puts up.  It's totally amazing.  I think all my nieces and nephews were impressed!  It was pretty cold and we had to park about 3 blocks away because it was so busy, but it was well worth it.  Brynn is AGAIN not pictured here.  She was sick (poor baby, seems usual for her) and so Justin stayed behind in the warm car with her since she had fallen asleep.  I promise, we do have TWO kids!  LOL  Also, I'm realizing how bad this pic is!  Oh well, you get the idea.

Cosette, Sammy, Kaelyn, Addie, and Brayden

My sweet girl

Nana and Papa with MOST of their grand kids...

Hitching a ride on Papa's shoulders.

Another great change in our lives is that my cousin Shannon and her family moved back here to Southern California, right after Christmas.  We have lived away from each other since about 6 months after she got married, 6 years ago.  We are extremely close and have always wanted to live near each other so we can raise our kids together.  Well...it's finally here!  I couldn't be happier!  So here are a few pics of us at the park.  We go there together all the time now.  I am so blessed.  We also get to go with my other amazing cousin Sara and her new sweet baby Abby.

Sara and Abby

Oh look!  There's Brynn!  See, I told you we bring her with us!

My girl...Shann Wong! (Silly nickname)

Our sweet kiddos, finally getting to spend quality time together.  R-L Addie, Hannah, and Bubby (Josiah)

The last big thing that I'm sure most of anyone who reads this knows is that we moved!  We are now living in a house in Whittier and we couldn't be happier.  It's not that it's all that much bigger than where we are, but it fits our needs so much better.  I'm attaching a few pics, but please excuse any messes...I mean come on...I have two small kids!  What do you expect?

Girl's playroom...a godsend!  I can close the door and not look at the mess and it's all contained!

One view of the girl's bedroom.  The crib is on the opposite wall.  This has turned out great!  Who knew that Addie could sleep through a hurricane!  (aka, Brynn's late-night crying fits)

I finally have a mantle!  We build fires all the time and love it!

A bigger kitchen!  Thank God!

Our favorite part of the whole house!  The backyard!  Here is the "kid's" part.  I love that they can finally play outside!

This tends to be Chance's part, but also great of running around and playing tag.

So that's a quick update for all you out of town friends and family.  Sorry no one got a Christmas card this year.  What with moving and all, it just didn't happen.  Oh well, there's always next year?!