Monday, December 14, 2009

Bake Day

Each year Mrs. Granger hosts a group of us for what we call "Bake Day." They have been doing this for years, long before I even started dating Vaughn, so it's been a while! They graciously adopted me into their Bake Day and I have loved it ever since. We always make WAY more food than anyone can possibly eat, so it's always fun to share the love with other friends and family. My dad especially loves this day, he enjoys every bite.

Christmas Tree countdown- can you believe Christmas is almost here!!??

Callie "helping" us bake! She was very curious in what we were doing


Yes, even Callie got her own apron! Thanks Nana!
After she was done baking Callie got her purse organized, wish she would have done mine!
Everyone needs a good lipstick and bag! :)Callie and her Nana!
Here is just a portion of what we made. After 6 hours in the kitchen, we made quite a lot!

Vaughn took about 3 naps that day, lucky.....
Bake Day was yet another success. I love it when it comes around, and glad when it goes. I"M SO EXHAUSTED! I'm sugared out for the day, but there is always tomorrow!

Monday, December 7, 2009

PJ's with Santa!

Last Thursday was a very busy one for us! We had plans to go to the Holiday Market for PJ's with Santa and we almost missed it. I hit the curb turning to sharply and bopped two BRAND new tires on my truck. Yes, two. So, after three hours dealing with getting my car towed, we finally showed up to the Holiday Market ready to go!

Daddy was there working at the Granger Owings booth so we had fun playing with him!
It was finally time to get our picture with Santa and Daddy came to help mommy out to get a cute picture. Well, that cute picture turned into a total melt-down! This is the only picture we got with Santa, hahaha

We also got to meet up with our friends Emory and Jack! They had a blast playing together, Callie got the giggles which is SO cute.

Emory and Callie got to run around a little bit, which Callie loved- she's loving walking! Can't wait till next year when Jack and Watson will be joining them. They hugged, looked at different booths and Callie was just in aww of her friend.

Callie had a great time and loved saying "HEY" to all the vendors. She has the really cute thing where she says "HEY" to someone and then just does this funny laugh- below is an example...

We had a great time and I'm SO glad we made it. They had a lot of wonderful activities for the little ones and next year we'll be able to partake in all of them. Yay for fun Christmas Activities!

Christmas Tree and our ELF Comes!

The Sunday after Thanksgiving we went to the Christmas Tree lot that we've been going to for the past eith years with Callie to get our Tree! Callie was a little tired but we made the best of it. We got pictures with each of us then headed to the house.

While Vaughn got the tree off the truck and into the house Callie "cut" the grass! She was so scared of this little mower when we first brought it home, but LOVED it that day. CUTE!

After the tree was set up Callie's ELF "Jack" came and brought a basket of Christmas themed gifts from the North Pole to get her ready for the Christmas season! She got a book about why we celebrate Christmas, a Little People Nativity Scene, Christmas PJ's, and lots of other cute Christmacy items. She had the best time!

We are now ready for Christmas and can't wait to see her open her gifts on Christmas!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Christmas Pictures

CI had a moment of panic when I realized that Christmas was right around the corner, meaning I had to get moving on getting our Christmas Cards put together! I didn't really trust myself to take her pictures for the card, so I called my friend up, Chris Viera with Christian Viera Photography, to help me out. I must say, although I'm a little biased, they turned out great!
Callie wasn't so happy about having to pose for the pictures at first...

But after a minute she was a willing participant.

She rarely smiled for him, but she's still super cute with her serious faces :)

One of my favs

After she was finished we played. I thought the camera was put up, but as you can see it wasn't. I don't really like taking pictures when it's cheesy, but these are actually kind of cute!
FINALLY a smile!

Thanks Chris for taking pictures of us! We had a great time hanging out and hope to see you soon!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Daddy!

Happy Birthday Vaughn!

We enjoyed opening your presents....
Eating your yummy spaghetti birthday dinner...

and cupcakes!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

And we're off!

Callie and I headed to the park the other day for some fun, and boy did we have it! We have the really great park not far from our house which gives me some exercise, wears Doc out, and Callie LOVES it, so it's a win win! I also wanted to share that she is now off and walking. Yes, my little baby girl can no longer be contained very easily. It's so amazing to see her doing it, I thought I'd share some pics on it and our trip.... :)

She loved playing in the dirt....

but when we started to eat it, we changed activities.

Here we go!

We went to swing first, and she of course had the best time! She loved being in the swing when she was a "baby" so this was the closest she's been to that in a while.

Cute face :)


We had a great time and she loved having the freedom to walk all around and me not having to worry about stairs, tables, and the like. Can't wait to go back!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Halloween- Finally!

Finally getting around to this, sorry!

Halloween was great! Friday night we went to Boo at the Zoo with some friends. Although it was a little crowded we had a great time. Callie came as a little sheep, and here comes the funny story I posted about last time. So, I was determined to make Callie's costume, don't know why, just thought I should! I spent 6, SIX, hours sewing it together one Sunday. I was so excited to have finished it I made her try it on at that time only to find out, it was WAY to small. So small in fact that I ended up having to cut her out of it, yes I said CUT her out of it. She was crying the whole time too, poor thing! Thankfully I bought enough fabric to send to the tailor at the store so she could put it together for me, yay for backup! The only "homemade" piece was her little hat with ears and a bow, which she hated and we only got one picture with her in it, oh well. Here she is in her little outfit, cute!

Trick or Treating with Daddy!

Here are the kids, so cute! Callie as a sheep, Henry as a Koala, and Emory as Little Bo Peep. Watson, not pictured, was another little sheep- thankfully Emory never lost them that night. :)

Little Bo Peep not really sure what to do with this little sheep! :)

Family Pic!

Vaughn and the kiddos!

It was great to celebrate Halloween with little Mac! Can't wait until next year when she can
Trick or Treat for real!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Pumpkin Patch Take 2

Yesterday Callie and I headed to the Pumpkin Patch to have a picnic with some friends! We had a fantastic time playing with he pumpkins and eating yummy food. Jack, Emory and Watson played with us for two whole hours!! Thanks girls for taking such great pictures of our little picnic. Can't wait to have an excuse to have another one soon!

Callie and Jack playing with "their size" pumpkins...

Eating our lunch!

Emory "scaring" Jack with her Monster Mask. Isn't it SO scary!?

Callie having a good time!

"Eah?" Mac's way of saying- here!
Emory blowing bubbles for everyone.

So much fun! We are off to Boo at the Zoo tonight where Callie will show off her "Sheep" costume. Hilarious story to follow... :)