We had an awesome Christmas this year! Caydin understood the point of the holiday and was really excited about giving to others. He went to the store to pick out a gift for Wyatt this year and was really excited to give it to him. This year, we started our Christmas Eve box. Both boys got their jammies as well as a pair of slippers, book, and movie! Christmas morning was pretty quiet. Just our family, Katie's little family, and mom and dad. We all had a great day!
(Reading the Night Before Christmas before bed on Christmas Eve.)
Not really sure how it happened. But my big kiddo is starting to read. He knows all his letters, and the majority of his sounds (he still gets mixed up on a couple vowels). He has a pretty good amount of sight words memorized too. So now we are learning to read! Way to go Caydin!!
I don't know about the rest of you.... but both of my boys love to play in dirt. They could stay out in the backyard for hours (in fact... they DO stay outside for hours). Caydin is trying to dig a tunnel to Virginia. He says that we will be able to just jump in and get to Virginia in about a minute! They get so dirty that they have to jump right in the shower after playing outside. And. Oh. My. Word. I wont even begin to describe their fingernails after a few hours in the dirt.
So thankful for a warm winter so they can play outside daily! :)
Two days before Christmas, Grandma, the boys, and I headed over to Sea World to check out the Christmas decorations!
We got there right as the park was opening and were excited to find that the place was EMPTY! 2 days before CHRISTMAS!! CRAZY!
I always love watching the boys (mainly Caydin) grab a map and plan where he wants to go. This time we went, Wyatt demanded a map as well!
We headed over to Antarctica first to see the penguins and were SUPER EXCITED to see only a 10 minute wait time! The only other time we went on that ride, we had to wait 50 minutes in line!
Wyatt LOVES penguins so he loved this part! Poor kid really wanted to watch the live penguins but it was WAY cold in that room!
After the penguins, we went shopping in the gift shop! Wyatt wanted every penguin in there!
Caydin and I waited about 5 minutes to ride Atlantis after that then headed over to see the sharks. We planned to go to the Shamu show since it is going to close for renovations this Spring. The boys and I jumped on a couple Kiddie rides while Grandma got us a seat at the Shamu show.
The timing of everything was so perfect with hardly no wait at all! We ended the day by getting a picture taken in the Sea World Snow Globe!
Wyatt is such a ham. If anyone is talking on the phone, he needs to talk too. He loves to surf the web (haha), asks for PBS kids all the time, and is great at swiping his finger across the screen to unlock it. Stinker for sure.
He is also getting really good at copying facial expressions!
Everyone needs a good Aunt Tee-tee cuddle!
Why are we so sad?? Look at the next picture....
Poor Caydin had a scooter crash! What a trooper! His poor face looked horrible!
Grandma to the rescue! She was recently told to use vaseline on a cut instead of neosporin. So we did. Applied it a couple times a day.
Literally, 4 days later, it looked like this. Amazing. It scabbed but the scab fell right off in the shower.
I will never use neosporin again!
Oh my gosh. Who could resist this face! Only 6 months old and she has the most perfect selfies ever! :)
I'm Aimee. I work at an elementary school in Orange County, Florida! I love what I do and never thought I wanted my own children but am blessed with two BEAUTIFUL boys, whom we named Caydin and Wyatt. I love being their mommy more than anything in the world!
Here's Caydin! Our WONDERFUL big 7 year old! He's active, smart, and funny. He loves to be outside, loves swimming, playing the iPad, tow trucks, and all things construction. His favorite show right now is America's Funniest Home Videos. Mama is really enjoying watching him grow and learn new things!
Here is the baby of the family... Wyatt! At 3 years, he loves to climb anything he can find, run, ride his bike, and swim! He loves watching Paw Patrol and talks non-stop all day long! He knows all his letters and sounds and can write his name!