the black family

Friday, March 28, 2008

Our New Favorite Thing to Do

So. We finally got a Wii! Yep! I know! Exciting! We've been wanting one since Christmas when we played the Hollands' Wii but as some of you might know, they're pretty much impossible to find right now if you live in a big city unless you're willing to pay extra for them on Ebay. Which we weren't willing to do, even though we wanted one really bad. Besides that, they're expensive enough already! Well, for Jason's 30th I told him we could go ahead and spend the money for one if we could find one. While we were in Las Cruces the following weekend, we found one at Best Buy. Yes, they were locked away in the back and it felt like we had a security detail leading us to the front to pay, but nontheless, they had one and we bought it! (They actually had five....who knew?!). We are pretty excited and for the last 2-3 weeks we've been playing a lot. If you haven't played, you really should. It's become our excercise system as well (those of you who've played tennis or boxing on it know what I mean). Anyway, it's brought many bonding moments for me and Jas and we're happy that we finally got one!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

More Easter pics!

All the cousins! (Katey and Reagan look thrilled!)

Easter fun!

Me and Kate baking a coffee cake for our Easter breakfast at church. She was a big helper!

She tried to eat some of the flour. Gross!

Dada and Kate coloring Easter eggs. Katey's favorite was putting on the stickers (and throwing the eggs into the dye...!)

Pretty Easter dress!

Easter egg hunt after church and lunch with the cousins.

Jason's 30th!

For Jason's 30th birthday I threw him a surprise party. It was actually a joint party because one of our good friends was also turning 30. His wife and I thought it would be fun to surprise them! Well, we tried. They both wound up finding out about it before party. But that's ok. It was still fun. Quincy (our friend from LA) flew out and suprised Jason so at least that was a surprise. Anyway, this is us at the party. We had a big BBQ at a park and ate lots of food!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Getting into Mischief!

More great "Katey doing things she probably shouldn't be doing!" pictures:
I was in the kitchen, I think washing dishes, and yep, I turned around and she had climbed onto the table. I didn't know she could do that at the time! Notice her face....."mom???, am I in trouble?!"

This was when I left her dirty clothes basket too close to her crib. I know, what was I thinking?!

And this was when she discovered how to take her clothes off by herself. *sigh*. The next day I went in and she had taken all of her clothes off and was just sitting there in her diaper. (This is during nap time by the way). Oh, and she also discovered that sometimes when she puts her hand in her diaper there's something in there. Yep, that's right. Twice now we've come in to find her playing with her poop. All I have to say is thank goodness for my wonderful husband who is also a great dad and did the majority of the clean up both times. The second time was really bad and the smell was aweful and I was still in the morning sickness stage of my pregnancy, not a good combo. Needless to say, thank you Jas!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Christmas & New Years 2007

We spent Christmas weekend in LA at Kim and Rick's with the family. So here we are during the sunny California Christmas!

Back home opening presents on Christmas morning. Katey was able to enjoy it a lot more this year. So fun!

For New Years we went to LA with some friends of ours from Las Vegas. We took them to a lot of our favorite places. They have a son who's almost a year younger than Kate. After church Sunday we went to IKEA and the Burbank mall. The kids both konked out in their strollers (which is super unusual for Kate who usually stays awake if anything is going on at all)!

Katey got hungry so we bought some tortillas from Chevy's. Yum!

Here we are at Hollywood and Highland. Kate didn't like the fountains. I think they scared her.