Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

September 21

On September 21, Chloe turned 3! After Clate's 2 cake birthday cake, I wasn't really in the mood to have more cake, so I had to get a little creative for Chloe's bday. I decided to do a rice crispy bday cake. It was a great idea in that it was super easy to make and a little unique, but it was difficult to eat with the frosting on it...frosting got everywhere. Chloe was excited for her Hello Kitty cake though, and that's all that really matters.

We got Chloe a balance bike for her bday, which was something that she had been excited about. But about a week before her birthday, I asked her what she wanted for her birthday. All she would say was a Hello Kitty umbrella, something I had not bought for her. I asked her a few times during the week to see if she would say anything else (like a bike), but she was consistent...all she wanted was the umbrella. So, the night before her birthday, I had to find a Hello Kitty umbrella, which luckily, was not too difficult to find. As excited she was about the few other things that she received, she was definitely most excited about that little umbrella. I just love this girl.
We ended her bday celebration with "The Chicken Dance" and a little 'I Like To Move It, Move It" dance party; her two favorite songs to dance to.
At 3:
  • Sings ALL day long. Some of her most sung songs are "I'm Trying to Be Like Jesus," "I Love To See The Temple," any other primary song, and any of the Silly Songs they listen to in the car.
  • Tells me, "I love you so much, so much, so much, so much, so much, so much...."
  • Still can't blow her nose, only sniffs.
  • Loves to color and cut paper into really small pieces.
  • Favorite cereal: Cinnamon Toast Crunch
  • Rides a scooter like a pro.
  • Calls the baby in my belly Jacer Racer, even though we're not sure what his name will be.
  • Is potty trained!
  • She is one smart little cookie and so funny to be around.
  • Overall, she is one happy girl.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

September 16

My little cowboy! Even on a 90 degree day, you'll find him wearing the whole outfit!

The coolest soccer ball cake EVER!

His new golf bag; one that can be carried on his back AND has a stand, two things he really wanted in a golf bag.

I'm such a bad blogger...I just can't keep up with the things going on in my life. Anyway...

Back on September 16, Clate turned 6! Whoa! I can't believe I have a 6-year-old. It was an exciting day for him; he was VERY excited to 6, not 5 anymore. I took treats to his classroom for his birthday. He wanted me to make chocolate mint chip cookies and serve them with ice cream, so that's what we did. It seemed to be a big hit with his classmates. It was fun to be there because before anyone could have the birthday treat, they each got to say something nice about Clate. After only a little more than a week in his class, almost everyone had something nice to say about him, and some had a lot to say. I think it made him feel special!

Grandma and grandpa Cowdell AND Grammie and Pa were in town for his birthday; that was treat! So we had dinner with cake and ice cream for everyone. Jack was also in town (headed home to PA) and Mike and Andrea were able to come. Clate scored BIG with presents this year; new Legos from grandma and grandpa Cowdell, cowboy gear (boots, vest and hat) from Grammie and Pa, and a new golf bag and putter from mom and dad (mostly dad). I made him a soccer ball cake, which he was also surprised by.
At six:
  • He is starting to read.
  • Loves playing soccer and has scored all but 1 of the goals scored by his team this year.
  • Loves to draw and/or color.
  • Wears his cowboy gear almost every day.
  • Blows me kisses every night; one for me to use immediately, and at least 2 handfuls for me to use when I go to bed.
  • Always says, "Good night, I love you." when I put him to bed.
  • Is really good at putting Legos together, even some of the more difficult sets that he has.
  • Loves to make his sisters squeal.
  • Always asks for chores to do around the house to earn money.
  • Will do almost anything for money.

I'm still in love with this kid and wouldn't change a thing about him!