Sunday, September 30, 2007

The Life of Cade

Cade turns three today. I can't believe how fast the time has gone. Here are a few of his favorites at this time:

Song: Jesus Wants Me For a Sunbeam (sitting on Daddy's lap so he bounces at the appropriate times) and The Wheels on the Bus
Book: The Rainbow Fish
Color: Blue
Toys: Thomas trains, train track, blue airplane
Friends: Jared Haws and James Buchanan
Food: Pears and Pizza
Thing to Do: Go to nursery, go to preschool, play with his trains

But that's not all. He is so sweet with the biggest smile and most caring heart. He takes care of Myla and loves to share with his friends. He love to color and create things. He loves his daddy and can't wait for him to come home every day. He is such a big helper around the house and loves to help vacuum or sweep. He is so smart and loves say the alphabet and his numbers and play his preschool games on the computer. He is such a joy to Kevin and I. Here is a little montage of his three years!

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Cade's Birthday Party

Today we had Cade's birthday party at McCormick-Stillman Railroad park. We had a blast! The kids loved the train and playing on the playground and going on the carousel. Cade's cousins Breck, Emma, Bradley, Jared and Connor were there as well as his friends James and Jace. He was so excited to get his birthday gifts - lots of Thomas stuff and a noise-making airplane! He is in Thomas heaven. Here are some pics.Cade telling us he is three...notice his fingers.

Stacey, Jace and Cade
Jared Con-Con

Bradley, James and Myla

Best buds Cade and James
Emma, Cade and Breck waiting for the train. They were so patient!
Paige, Breck and Emma in their Mr. Conductor hats!
Waiting for the carousel.
Thanks all of Cade's cousins and friends (and parents) for coming to his party! We had a blast!

Friday, September 28, 2007

A Mom's Theme Song

My Hillybilly Name

I saw this fun generator that would give you your redneck name. So I put my name in and this is what it came up with:

My redneckin', hillbilly-lovin', hick name is Christy Rae.
Take The Hillbilly or Hick Name Generator today!
Created with Rum and Monkey's Name Generator Generator.

What's so funny is that it's my real name: Christie Rae!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Webb Dinner Documented by Kids

Every month the Webb side of the family gets together at my parents for Sunday dinner. I took a bunch of pictures, but then Cade, Emma and Jared got ahold of the camera and took some pictures too. I have decided that people are a lot more fun when a kid is behind the camera...
Aunt Nicki, telling a story. (Little bun in the oven - Rachel.)
Emma took like 10 pics of herself. She did a great job! I think she is a budding photographer.
Little Jared took this pic of Papa. He kept putting his fingers over the flash giving it a nice artistic shadow. :)
I think Cade took this pic of his Uncles James and Jared. Not bad!
Cade took this one of Breck and Uncle Kevin being silly!
Emma took this great picture of my mom. Awesome!
Emma took this funny picture of Bradley.
Dawn and Miss Myla looking cool in her shades.
Emma took this one of silly Aunt Christie.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Welcome Fall!

All you Arizonans...have you felt it? Do you feel the change? Fall is here...this week anyway. The mornings are cooler and I am able to take the kids outside in the morning and not melt. The smell of the air is different, people are getting allergies, and halloween stuff is going up! In honor of fall I changed my header to a Halloweeny them.

Blast These Hiccups

I have had the hiccups since I woke up this morning (it is now amost 12:30am). While Cade and Myla burst into giggles every time I hiccup, I am not finding it so funny. I am prone to hiccups and have received several bits of advice on how to get rid of them. Let me share them with you. Perhaps they will work better for you than they have for me.

  1. Swallow a tablespoon of sugar.
  2. Get a glass of water, put a silver butter knife in it and drink it upside down. (If any of you can actually pull this off I'd pay money to see it.)
  3. Drink lemon juice by the glass.
  4. Ask someone to scare you. (Not likely going to happen since I asked him to scare me, therefore I am expecting it.)
  5. Hold your breath and jump up and down.
  6. Drink lots of water.

None of these have worked for me, so I googled "cures for hiccups." The results gave me quite a chuckle. Here are the ones I found most funny or unusual.

* Jump out of a plane.

* Think of all the bald men you can.
* Tell yourself "I'm not going to hiccup again."
* Don't do anything; just wait for the next hiccup.
* Close your eyes and visualize a neon sign, like a movie marquee; see the word "THINK" blinking on and off; concentrate on the sign and make the word blink as fast as possible.
Imagine a neon blue color, coming from between your eyes, (also known as the third or psychic eye) and directing it down the centre of your chest to the xiphisternum and then washing calmly across the diaphragm, from one side to the next and back continuously.

* Fart.
* Burp.
* Don't swallow.
* Say "pineapple."
* Count to twenty with your fingers in your ears.
* Urinate; concentrate on both peeing and breathing.
* Gently rub your ear lobe until the hiccups are gone.
* Rub the back of your tongue to stimulate the gag reflex.
* Try to say "now!" out loud just before your next hiccup.
* Hold your tongue with your thumb and index finger and gently pull it forward.
* With one hand, apply pressure to the gums above your front teeth and to a point just below your nose.
* Take a finger full of hair from the crown of your head and as hard as you can stand (though not hard enough to pull the hair out) for 10 seconds. * Breathe slowly into your shirt.
* Read about hiccups online.
* Immerse your face in ice water.
* Balance something on your nose.

There you have it. If you ever get the hiccups you are armed with a variety of remedies for them! If my hiccups aren't gone tomorrow I may try jumping out of a plane, or saying pineapple over and over again.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Counting Down to Christie

Favorite Color: yellow
Favorite Foods: Anything Mexican, watermelon, chocolate
Favorite Month: October
Favorite Song: Anyway by Martina McBride
Favorite Movie: Right now I can't get enough of The Pirate Movie
Favorite Sport: Volleyball
Favorite Season: Spring
Favorite Day of the week: Saturday
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Caramel Praline
Favorite Time of Day: Evening

Current Mood: A little sleepy, but content
Current Taste: Anything sweet
Current Clothes: Comfies
Current Desktop: foggy woods
Current Toenail Color: pink
Current Time: 9:30 am
Current Surroundings: In my room
Current Thoughts: The No Child Left Behind it working?

First Best Friend: Charlotte
First Kiss: Kevin
First Screen Name: smiley24
First Pet: dog named Lady
First Piercing: I think I was like 4 or 5
First Crush: Dennis in the 3rd grade
First CD: Bryan Adams "So Far So Good" (sorry Nikki, I forgot to change that one--I got this from your blog!)
First car: 1981 WV Rabbit Convertible

Last Cigarette: no
Last Drink: water
Last Car Ride: Last night I went to get Taco Bell for dinner
Last Kiss: This morning from Kevin
Last Movie Seen: The Nanny Diaries
Last Phone Call: Aubrey, this morning
Last CD Played: Mix CD

Have You Ever Dated One Of Your Best Guy/Girl Friends: no
Have You Ever Broken the Law: speeding
Have You Ever Been Arrested: no
Have You Ever Skinny Dipped: yup
Have You Ever Been on TV: No
Have You Ever Kissed Someone You Didn't Know: No

Thing You're Wearing: shirt and comfy shorts
Thing You've Done Today: Made breakfast, took the kids outside to play, done some laundry
Thing You Can Hear Right Now: Thomas and His Friends movie that Cade is watching
Thing You Can't Live Without: My Family
Thing You Do When You're Bored: Blog, TV, digital scrapbook, sew

1. bathroom
2. kitchen
3. our "yard"
4. living room
(exciting, I know!)

1. Kevin
2. Nicki
3. Dad

1. Black or White: white
2. Hot or Cold: hold

1. Go to Europe

I tag Dawn, Jill, Lynn and Jamie to do this!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Cade's ABC Adventure

Friday, September 14, 2007

Dear Hubby...

Kevin is the sweetest husband in the world! I didn't plan on going to apron night tonight because tomorrow is Bunko night and I didn't want to leave the family two nights in a row, but Kevin encouraged me to go. I told him I'd only be gone an hour or two, but...well...let's just say I stayed out a little later than that.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

What We've Been Up To

Cade has been enjoying school. He loves to get his backpack on and go see Ms. Maren and James. Today they made American flags and talked about America in honor of 9/11. Cade was very proud of his flag.

Myla has been...well...being Myla. She has the cutest smile, which usually makes up for the little attitude she's been giving us lately. But even with the attitude she is so sweet and loves to cuddle and give lovies. This week she said her first word...ball. She is growing and learning so fast we can hardly keep up with her. It's so fun to watch.

I, as you can see, am continuing with digital scrapbooking. I've spent so much time the past several weeks looking for scrapbooking ideas and tutorials and supplies. I am finally getting to work and creating things. It's so much fun!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Cade's First Day!

Cade started preschool today!! I think I was more excited than he was. It's so fun to watch my kids grow up and do new things. He only goes two days a week for two hours, so it's not overwhelming, but it's good experience for him. He had a really good time singing, reading a book, coloring, doing show and tell with his trains...he even got a sucker for being good!

Handsome boy
Showing off his Thomas backpack (which he won't take off!)
On his way to preschool
With his awesome teacher Ms. Maren
All tuckered out from his first day.