Sunday, July 3, 2011

Easter Sunday 2011!

I realize that I've skipped posting about our 2010 Christmas...Tyler had bought a video camera for me a few month before and once Christmas was over, I realized that I had video-taped most of our Christmas (which I was very happy to be able to do) but realized that I hadn't taken any PHOTOS. :-( SO moving on...

Although I neglected to blog about it until now, Easter really did hit the Caudle home...and I've included pictures to prove it! This year I actually accomplished my sewing goal of making Easter outfits/accessories for the kids. I made Addy and Shaylee peasant-style dresses (not crazy about the Anne of Green Gable-style sleeves on Shaylee's dress, but she doesn't like cap sleeves right now!?), and I made bow-ties for the boys. I may be partial, but I think they all looked pretty adorable for church that day!

Hope you all had a terrific Easter!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Our Thanksgiving 2010

Our Thanksgiving was wonderful and delicious! Although I don't have pictures of the spread...I do have pictures from an imprompu little photo shoot we did in our backyard before we had our feast! I am very thankful that Tyler has family here because I miss having big get-togethers on just wouldn't seem like a holiday without any family! It was nice that Tyler's parents were able to be with us on that day!

I can't remember what Addy was upset about...but she ended up refusing to let me take any individual pictures of her. Normally you can't keep her OUT of a picture!

Our little shoot wasn't anything fancy (just ourselves, a point and shoot camera, and a tripod), but we had fun and were able to get fun, quick shots and the memories will last a lifetime! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving...I'm so thankful for all the wonderful family and friends that the Lord has blessed me with!

Halloween 2010

This year for Halloween, Cayden was a Transformer (Megatron), Shaylee was the Corpse Bride, Addy was Pebbles from "The Flinstones", and Zach was Bam-Bam! I made Addy's and Zach's costumes out of fleece and a little felt, and then made 2 bones for their accessories! These pictures are from our church Trunk or Treat, which is always really fun! Halloween fell on a Sunday this year and unfortunately the city chose to keep trick or treating on that day so we chose not to go out on Halloween night, but the kids were able to get plenty of candy through the trunk or treat and their school halloween carnivals! On Halloween night, we watched "Corpse Bride" and ate popcorn!

This is Steff (my husband's brother's wife) and her two kids...she made their costumes, too! I thought the Ariel wig was hilarious/adorable!
Grandma & Grandpa Caudle, and Tyson (my hubby's cousin)

These are the Kauer cousins!

Shaylee's costume creeped me out a bit...I'm not big into scary costumes...but she really wanted to be the Corpse Bride, so I did her make up and made her look creepy. When that girl has made up her mind, it's nearly impossible to change it!

Three Birthdays!

Three birthday have occured since I last updated this blog!?! Cayden turned 6 this year and is quite the smarty! He is the very top kid in his class...and there we were worried that he wasn't going to be able to sit still and focus (he gets in his own little world, whether it's at home or at a store crowded with people and makes sound affects with his mouth as he swings his imaginary light sabers and thwarts off imaginary enemies)! His teacher is constantly praising him and says that he seems to be the leader of the class. Lately at home, he enjoys making credit cards, gift cards, and money out of paper for his "store" that is in his bedroom. He is also contstantly making books and even puts sentences in his books with his illustrations.

Zach's & Cayden's birthday are only a week apart so we celebrated them together! Zach was able to have his first cupcake and I think I can safely say that he enjoyed it, although he was VERY careful not to make himself too messy (he doesn't like messy)! Zach changes so much from month to month. Lately he enjoys climbing onto the kitchen table to see if there is anything to get into up there! He is always smiling & laughing, and like all our other children, he loves to dance! He dances very carefully though (slowly), and makes sure he puts plenty of squats into his dance moves to build up those adorable chubby thighs!

Shaylee turned "10" this year!! She loves school, especially the socializing part! She just started playing basketball and is really enjoying it. I'm excited to go watch her in her first game soon (volleyball was a little boring - the kids either ALL watched the ball fall, or they ALL called for it and ran into eachother)! She loves doing ANYTHING artsy and craftsy. She often helps Cayden with his book publishing, and has recently opened up her own shop in her room as well! :-)