Okay, so I know it has been forever since we last posted. Please bare with me as we catch ourselves up. I'd like to promise that this won't happen again, but I'd probably be lying, so instead I promise to try really hard not to let so much time go by in between posts. For now enjoy all the pictures and try to endure to the end.
Cody's First Day of School in September.
Jade got a "big girl" bed.
Jade went to her first Princess Birthday Party in October.
Scott built this amazing dog house for Dash.
Jade turned 3 at the end of November!
Which means Jade started Pre-School!
Jade's Birthday Party.
Christmas in Utah.
Jade's new hair cut.
Cody lost his first tooth in February.
Cody turned 6 at the end of February!
Jade's first "food coma" after eating too much.
Cody started soccer the beginning of April.
I am quite proud of these cup cakes I made for Cody's class party.
Cody's Easter Hat Parade!
The Governor of New Jersey had an Easter Egg Hunt at his mansion in Princeton for all the special needs kids ages 3-6 that we went to today! Easter Bunny!
Governor Chris Christie.
So that's us in a nut shell since last September. I hope to have pics of the kids' Easter outfits and some much needed family photos soon!
Fall is in full swing here in Jersey and we love the clean, crisp air and bright colors of the leaves. The only down side is that the weather becomes too cold to do many of our favorite outdoor activities. But we were lucky enough to have a beautiful Saturday today and get one last family hike in. We went to Clayton Park in Monmouth County, which is a great place to "hike" with kids. Both of our kids did really well and Dash had a good time too.
Now bring on the snow so we can go skiing and snow boarding!
So for Cody's last birthday my sister volunteered to make his birthday cake. It was a soccer ball and I think she did a fantastic job. Plus I was extremely excited not to have to make it myself. Now today we are celebrating her daughter's birthday. Somehow I found myself volunteering to make her birthday cake. You know what they say about pay backs. Anyway, she is having a barbie party and so a barbie cake it was. The first attempt at just physically baking the cake was a miserable failure, but I got it right the second time.
Today was Cody's first day of Kindergarten. I am proud to say that our family made it through it without shedding a single tear. He has been looking forward to this all summer and was super excited this morning.
Well, not really. We just went to Newport Beach, California and Disneyland! We couldn't have asked for better weather. It was int he high 60's all week and sunny. The only thing was the water was pretty cold, but as you can see from the pics below that really didn't stop my boys. It was wonderfully relaxing sitting on the sand and listening to the crashing waves. Scott's sister and her husband were able to join us. Cody and Jade couldn't get enough of Uncle Tyler and Aunt Summer. Scott's parents couldn't resist having us so close, well closer than usual, and not seeing us so we also got to see them and his little brother and sister on the weekend. All in all it was a great trip.
Such a cute family.
Our first few days were just spent lazily on the beach.