Friday, December 18, 2009

Happy Holidays!!!

I have been so busy this month, that I have had no time to post! I guess I would rather spend my time having a GREAT time than posting about it!!! So, maybe once Christmas is over I can get caught up on all my posting. So, for now you'll just have to accept my pathetic attempts at a blog entry. These are my two precious is IMPOSSIBLE to get an almost 3 year old and an infant to take a picture together that is worth a here's the best we could do! I hope that all of you enjoy your Christmas with family and friends and remember the truly mangnificent reason for this holiday season!!! Peace and Joy-The Patterson's

Friday, December 4, 2009

Reasons for not blogging lately...

Reason # 1...

Reason # 2

We have been so busy raising these two little dolls that I have had very little time to blog. The extra time that I do have...well, I have to sleep sometime!! We had an amazing Thanksgiving spending time with family and friends. My good friend Tasha was in town for the holiday, and we got a chance to hang out with her and her husband Nick. It was so refreshing to know that some people never change! This weekend Jerid and I are taking Layne to "Breakfast with Santa" at the Orr Family Farm and I am pretty sure that I am more excited about it than Layne! She keeps saying "Don't leave me with Santa"! I wish someone would leave me with Santa. I'd love to go to the North Pole...elves, toys, yummy food and drink, MAGIC!!! Lyla will of course be staying warm and cozy at her Aunt Kandace's! I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday season!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Carson!

Today is my nephew Carson's birthday! He is the big 1-0!! He is such a wonderful kid and he does such a great job with his cousins...they adore him! He is pretty much surrounded by girls and he handles it very well! We love you Carson and we hope you have a very HAPPY birthday!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


When we bought our house last summer, we knew there were some things that we wanted to do to eventually update it. One of our first priorities was to replace the dingy, white carpet and zig-zagging pavers with wood flooring. It was quite a pain getting it put in, but the floors look amazing and we are so glad we did it! Here are some before and after pictures... now all we need is some stuff on the walls...Mandy, a little help please!

On a side Lyla Bean is now 13 lbs. and 23 1/2 in. She is in the 30% for weight and the 25% for height. We are looking forward to starting her on some cereal tonight!!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Lyla Lou is 4 Months Old!

Lyla Louise is 4 months old today!! I am not sure how much she's grown because we don't go to the doctor until Tuesday, but she is doing some other pretty exciting things (for a 4 month old anyway). Her two bottom teeth are poking through, she is so close to rolling from her back to her front...any day now, and she can hold objects in her hands! She loves to talk, look at herself in the mirror, and interact with Layne. She has found the t.v. and loves watching sports...I think it's because of all the bright colors and the constant motion, but we like to believe she just LOVES sports!! I am looking forward to starting her on solids...I think she's really going to like it. She is not the best eater. She eats a below average amount, but so did Layne until she started solids. Lyla has really been the BEST baby. She only cries when she is hungry aside from the fussiness we experienced while her teeth were coming through. We love her so much and couldn't feel more blessed! Here's a few pictures of Lyla at 4 months!! She is the spitting image of her daddy!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Halloween Night...Part 2

We had a wonderful Halloween night...the weather was beautiful and the kids were so excited! C.J. ran up to my door yelling "Look Kristen, my dad gave me a black eye!". I was wondering what the neighbors were thinking...
Layne and her beautiful bumble bee friend...Riley
A Flower Fairy and Bat Girl???

Trick-or-Treating- The girls argued over who got to ring the doorbell, so we had to take turns!

Layne was "tired", so she rang this doorbell and then took a rest on their bench!

Layne enjoying a late night treat in her Halloween jammies.

Lyla enjoying a late night snooze in her jammies.

Until next year...Happy Halloween!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween Part 1

I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween! From the blogs I've seen, it looks like everyone had a great time! I am going to do two parts to our Halloween because I liked so many of the pictures that I couldn't narrow it down. So, I am starting with Jerid and Layne's jack-o-lantern...Layne more or less just oversaw the project. She wasn't in to getting her hands icky! I think her exact words were "Ewww...that's disgusting"!
Though Lyla stayed inside with me during the project, she still wanted to be involved. Here she is posing with the finished product...she looks thrilled, huh?

Me and my precious, little Lyla Bear

The three girls...don't we look Halloweenie!!!

We filled the girls pumpkins up with goodies and gave it to them on Halloween morning. This is Layne checking out her loot.

Here's Layne showing Lyla what's in her pumpkin. Again, doesn't she look thrilled?

My Purple Flower Fairy...aka Rosetta! I appreciate that Annie got the refrence to this on Mandy's blog. She loves the Tinkerbell movie so much and her favorite character is Rosetta (and Cheese)! So, she kept telling everyone she was Rosetta (Rosetta takes care of the flowers hence flower fairy)!!!

This is a picture of the girls and I before we went to have their pictures taken. Lyla was also a Flower Fairy, but she isn't wearing her flower hat in this picture.

Part 2 coming soon...

Friday, October 30, 2009

Frightful Flashback!

Since it is Halloween, I thought it would be a good idea to FLASHBACK to last year's Halloween! Layne had just been at her first daycare for a few months. She was starting to get used to it, but would still freak out if I showed up there. I was there for her Halloween Party and she wouldn't let me put her down...her face tells the story...
Here's a picture of Layne and Jerid putting the finishing touches on their jack-o-lantern.

We had a similar theme going with costumes last year...WITCHES!

Here's a picture of Layne and her good friend Riley The Ladybug!

Layne was such a cute little witch...I just LOVED this costume that my mom made for her!!

I hope everyone has a safe and HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I look forward to seeing everyone's Halloween posts next week!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Happy 5th Birthday C-MAN!

C.J.'s birthday isn't until tomorrow, but I wanted to make sure I had time to post something. We just wanted to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY Little Man! We hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy your party at Haunt the Zoo! It's pretty funny because both of my girls just LOVE their C.J.!! Layne and him are partners in crime on many occassions, she is very attached to him! Happy 5th...We love you!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wordless Wednesday!

Always wash your hands after using the restroom...

Have a wonderful rest of the week!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Happy Birthday to Grandpa!!

Today is my dad's birthday, so we wanted to wish him a wonderful day! He is such a great Dad and Grandpa to me and my girls and we LOVE him very much! We hope you have a fantastic birthday!!! Once again, most of my Lyla pictures are on my computer at home. So, this one will have to do.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Trip to The Patch

We recently took our annual trip to the Pumpkin Patch to get our delightful spread of pumpkins! We had such a great time picking our pumpkins and even Lyla had her very own pumpkin chosen for her!! Jerid made most of the decisions while I chased Miss Layne all over that patch, but I think he did a terrific job...Happy Fall Everyone!!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Happy 4th Autumn!

My beautiful niece Autumn is 4 today! She is such a sweet, little girl full of energy and laughter and we love her VERY much! Layne and Autumn always have such a great time when they get together and we are fortunate to be able to see Autumn quite often. Happy Birthday Sweetheart...we hope you have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Grandma! You are such a wonderful grandma and we love you VERY much!!
We hope you have a wonderful day...see you soon! xoxo-Layne and Lyla
p.s.-Sorry for the lack of pictures of you and Lyla, but I am not at home and they are all on my computer there.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

Some of Lyla's Firsts

This is Lyla saying her first prayer...I wonder what she's praying about?
This is Lyla's first walk. She slept through most of it, but she loves to be outside!

This first picture is Lyla after her first bath. The next picture is Lyla during her first bath...she was not impressed!

My sweet, little Lyla is already 2 months and counting! She had her two month appointment last Thursday and is growing like a weed. She was 6lbs 4 oz at birth and now weighs a wopping 9lbs 12 oz. She was 18 1/4 in and is now 21 3/4 in. So, she is in the 30% for weight and the 20% for height. She has really started to look more like a baby and less like an infant...I know all of you mommies know what I am talking about. She has really started to smile and talk a lot! Layne is still really loving having Lyla around and I hope that this continues!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Lyla's Visitors

Since Lyla was born, she has had many visitors. I have just been so busy with an infant and a two year old (I'm sure you can all relate) that I have had NO time to post lately! So, some of these pictures are a month or two old...but better late than never! My Lyla is 2 months old already! I am hoping to post a Lyla update soon. She goes to the dr. on Thursday, so I should have some new info. after that.

Great-Grandma Hunter

Great-Grandma and Great-Grandpa Neagle

Nana Story

Cousin Carson

Uncle Lance