Saturday, December 20, 2008

Birthday Time!!

This is my brother Chris.
His middle name is Lenoy.
Yesterday was his birthday.
When we were little I used to call him Christopher "annoys me" Christiansen.
One time I threw his Ninja Turtle against the fireplace and it broke into a ton of pieces. He cried.
(He still uses that one against me to prove how horrible I am.)
When we were little and swimming in our backyard pool I would float on my stomach and pretend I had drowned. He would run into the house screaming. I did it over and over for years. It never got old.
(I think he would still fall for it now.)
We did have a lot of fun, though. We still do.
He makes me laugh.
Usually because he is making fun of someone else.
Happy Birthday, Chris!
Your sister.
Sorry about the Ninja Turtle.

This is my Dad.
His birthday is today.
He is the best dad I ever had.
He is kind and the "strong, silent type".
We love to quote every single line from the movie Ghostbusters.
(That movie's lines can really work in absolutely every situation you come across in life!)
He is an unbelievable Grandpa.
Happy Birthday, Dad!!
your daughter

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Yay for me!!

I am writing this blog as a metaphorical "pat on the back" for myself. I just finished my third semester in Grad School! In the last 2 weeks I have submitted a 15 page Graphic Design project, a Powepoint presentation, a 20 page paper, a 5 page paper, 3 final exams and countless dicussion posts.... Whew!!! I am tired.

Now for finishing Christmas shopping, mothering a 2 year old and a 4 year old, housewifery duties, growing a fetus in my abdomen and maybe a nap?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Lately we have been pretty busy...

We have had super hero duties to attend to...

We have been building forts....

We have been playing soccer....

We LOVE soccer!!!

We had our yearly check-ups at the doctor and got to wear these cool robes...

We decided to revolt against naps, so mommy has been struggling to find something for us to do in the afternoon so she wont pull her hair out.
Liam falls asleep before we are even at the end of our street, but he did have time to put Mickey on his shoulders first....

We lunched with the ladies and tried out some Jackie O sunglasses while we were at it....

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Happy Birthday, Dylan!!

Happy Birthday,
Dylan Kenneth Best!!

Born November 18, 2004
Dylan Best came into this world on this day in 2004.
He was 2 weeks early and only 5 lbs. 11oz.
He was tiny, but he had HUGE personality.
He was a little surprise bundle in my life, but I would not have changed a thing.
He is always surprising me with how intelligent he is and how sensitive he is.
We love you, Dylan!!

Dylan Best: Age 4
Favorite Things:
Asking all kinds of questions
Snacks of any kind
Being good in Target to get a "treat"
His little brother
Eating steak at Applebees with Grandpa
Going to School
Happy Birthday, Dylan!!

I love you!!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Happy Birthday, Liam!!

Happy Birthday, Liam George Best
Born November 17, 2006
On this day in 2006, little Liam Best came into the world.
He came into our lives 20 minutes before midnight
(20 minutes before his brother's birthday, too)
He was sweet from day one.
And my world has never been the same.

Liam: Age 2

Favorite Things-

Spiderman, Superman, Batman... any other super hero

His Brother

Mini Pancakes

Mini Corn Dogs

Going to Brother's School

Animals, repeating all their sounds

Grandma, Grandpa and Grandpa Stevens

Favorite Sayings:

"Spiderman shoots webs"

"I go home now"

"You sit necca me?"


"I have to go to the bass-room"

"Watch Peter Parkers?"

"Grandpa/Grandma, you take me to chool?"

Happy Birthday, Liam!!

I love you!!!

Love, Mommy

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Best Birthday

Birthday Party Time!!!
Dylan and Liam had a Firetruck themed birthday party today and it was a lot of fun!
For those who are confused... my children's birthdays are exactly ONE day apart, so we have a joint birthday party every year. Dylan turns 4 and Liam turns 2!
A special thanks to Grandma for making this birthday party EXTRA special!!

We had a fire truck birthday cake!

A Spiderman bounce house

The kids definitely enjoyed this!

And the Visalia Fire Department showed up with a fire truck!

The kids got to climb in....

And practice driving....

And look at all the equipment....

The Fire Truck was a lot of fun....

The kids were able to shoot the water hose....

The kids were taking in every minute of it....
Thanks for coming to our birthday party! We had a great time!
(If your child was at the party and you would like pictures of them in the fire truck, I did take a lot and have individual pictures of most of the kids in the truck. Just email me and I will send them to you!)