Saturday, December 27, 2008

Happy Birthday Maren! (2 days early)

Maren turns 2 on December 29th. We had her birthday party today because Adam works on Monday all day. Lots of family came. 13 children and 8 adults. Maren is obsessed with Brobee, from Yo Gabba Gabba. Its her favorite show and we watch it daily (thank you DVR). I made it my goal to make her a Brobee cake. At first I wanted to make his entire body but I figured that was a little too much for my meager decorating skills. I settled on just his head.

Watch the slide show and the video. The video is a little long but its cute. She was a very happy girl today.

Caught red-handed!

Or multi-colored handed??

Last night I was mixing color into frosting to make Maren's birthday cake. She was very intrigued by what I was doing and kept trying to grab the food coloring bottles and got a spoon and was trying to poke the frosting. My mistake was leaving the box of food coloring on the table.

This morning Maren was a little too quiet in the kitchen. Adam went in there and said "OH Maren!" and she immediately put her hands behind her back and said "Hi Daddy!" He took her off the chair and sent her to me and she walked over to me with her head down and said "I naughny (naughty)"

She got the food coloring bottles out and decided they were tons of fun! She emptied the blue and the green totally and the red and yellow are both half gone. Luckily the kids had left their cereal bowls with a little bit of milk on the table and they made a lovely receptacle for the colors. It was on the table, the floor, the chair, her pjs, her hands and a little on her face. Maren had to get a shower, which to her is a punishment. Poor kid.

Of course, us being wonderful parents, had to grab the camera and document it for all to see.

Adam had to go to the store to get me more food coloring so I could finish the cake.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Maren, super star!

She's learning new songs. And of course, you can't sing without a microphone. Just happens that she had the computer microphone this time. You can't sing alone either, so she called on daddy for back up!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

And the stockings were hung

Too much partying today for Abbie's 2nd birthday and this is where we found baby Dalen. Passed out under the tree. Man, what is in that milk he's drinking?

Poor kid under the tree

We saw Santa today at the ward party. Maija was all smiles. Preston enjoyed it too but my camera died.

Maren, well, she's afraid of everything. Lots of screaming, crying and shaking. She grabbed that bag of candy and begged to leave! She even covered her eyes and kept saying "scary! scary!"

Maybe next year she will realize that he's the man with the big fat sack full of toys.

We are lucky. We get 2 sets of stockings to fill!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Crazy cute people

The title says it all!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Christmas tree

Its finally up. Took us about a week to finish it. We have 2 trees. One is a kid safe tree with no glass ornaments and then a big fancy one with ornaments. Maren seems to like the fancy one better since she is constantly pulling the glass balls off and carrying them around.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

More chatty Maren

The search for Plex continues. Listen to her at the end. I guess she didn't want to sing a song. And yes, she still calls me Ahnah. :)

Move over Chatty Kathy...

The Marenator is in town! She was very chatty tonight and actually kept talking once I turned on the camera. If you know Maren, then you know she is obsessed with Yo Gabba Gabba (google it if you don't know what it is). Plex went missing tonight. Its upstairs somewhere according to Preston. He said he had it last night but threw it somewhere in the bedroom.

Snow snow snow

It snowed. I've been in denial since we moved here that it would actually snow. It did, I am not pleased. Roads were icy this morning but were clear by the afternoon. It stuck around on the grass long enough for the kids to get home and play for a bit. Watch Maren the destructor smack down the snow wall they were trying to build.