just another day in parent-dise…

December 12, 2009

Where did 2009 go?

Filed under: AJ,birthday,cake,Carson,Chris the hubby,family,life — Kaela Green @ 2:31 pm
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Can it be another year is already gone?  I just can’t believe it!  Wow, so much has happened in our world lately.  The BIGGEST news is that my awesome husband was ordained last month!  He is now a pastor at Northern Hills and I am a pastor’s wife!  I am so proud and excited for my man!  God has us on such an amazing journey…God’s grace is a beautiful and undeserved mystery.  Never in our wildest dreams did we see ourselves here.  Here are some of my favorite pictures from that memorable day…Courtesy of Maria Mitchell, Life Clicks Photography (edited by me:)

Another crazy thing is that my Carson turned 1!  I can’t believe it!!!  He is walking everywhere and getting quite fast.  And I’m VERY pleased to share that his first word was “mama”!  My first/last son to say “mama” before “dada”.  I think he’s working on “no-no”…it sounds like “na-na!”  He eats more than Ryan and AJ together and he loves his milk.  I still think investing in a milk cow would be a wise thing!  Pictures are courtesy of Maria Mitchell, Life Clicks Photography.  (Edited by me:)

And finally…my sweet boy, AJ, turns 4 tomorrow!  Wow, he is such a blessing.  He is just full of love.  I have to share a video I found the other day.  This was when AJ turned one:)  Seriously…how stinkin’ cute is this boy???

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Now:

August 21, 2009

Happy Birthday, Christy!

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May 31, 2009

My Boy is 5!

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So my baby turned 5 on May 11th! I’ve been busy trying to turn my little hobby into a business, but I think the real reason I haven’t posted about Ry’s bday is because it makes me sad. :(. Where has the time gone?   My baby is 5 and going to Kindergarten in three short months.  I just can’t believe it, it seems so surreal!  Of course I was so excited for my sweet boy’s birthday, but this one was tough for me.

We started Ry’s birthday bash with my almost famous smiley face pancake breakfast and a Mickey Mouse Playhouse balloon-the boys are loving Mickey right now!  It gets me so excited for Disney!  2010 baby!

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We decided to do Ryan’s birthday a little different this year…  If you read my blog last year, (have I really been blogging over a year?) you know we had a Firefighter theme party for his big 4.  Instead of a party we took Ryan, AJ, and his bf Mason to a little place called Amazing Jake’s

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The boys had so much fun atRyan's Bday (137 of 137)!!!  Ryan drove the bumper cars on his own, rode all of the kiddie rides, played putt-putt, rode shotgun on the go-carts, and even attempted the climbing wall.  Chris & I had so much fun watching them run around and saying yes to (almost) everything.

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AJ had so much fun being hooked up on the safety rope and “repelling” down.

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Even Chris & I joined in the fun.  I was very eager to climb the wall.  I used to climb quite a bit when I lived in Mexico.  I climbed to what I thought was the top, but missed the very top by one stone.  It took me a bit longer than Chris and I won’t be showing my tush in a harness.  After convincing Chris to climb, he made it up so quickly the following picture is posed because he was all in competition mode and wouldn’t even turn around to take a picture.  Oh, those Green boys.  When I asked him if he remembered what his time was, his response was:  World Championship time.  Oh, those Green boys.

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May 8, 2009

Mugs by MAG

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My mother-in-law is one of the most talented people that I know.  She is an artist of all kinds and she makes the most amzing pottery!  Her coffee mugs are quite a hit with our friends that stop by.  I’ve decided to call them “Mugs by MAG”.  She had a birthday this week and I wanted to wish her a Happy (belated) Birthday! 

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April 4, 2009

10 Things I Love About My Mom

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My mom10.  She’s got a great sense of humor-and that’s why she won’t mind which picture I chose. 🙂

9.  I love her green eyes.

8.  She’s changed her lifestyle and maintained her healthy weight for eight years!

7.  I love that she visits so often and came when I really needed her.  Thanks, Mom.

6.  She’s such a good grandmother to my boys!

5.  I love that she understands that we’re suppose to get better with age and I’ve seen real change in her.

4.  She’s had some rough moments in the past several years and I admire how she’s handled it.

3.  I’m thankful that she’s advocates for me and my family.

2.  She’s always there for me when I need to cry or just to have someone listen.

1.  I love that we’ve made it to this place where I can say that my mom is one of my best friends.  I love my mom and am blessed to have her. 

Happy (belated) Birthday, Mom.  Thanks for being so goofy during a time when I really needed a good laugh.  I love you and cherish your friendship. 

Love,

me

February 20, 2009

Happy Birthday, Papa Geoff!

Filed under: birthday,family,Uncategorized — Kaela Green @ 8:32 am
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Today is my father-in-law’s birthday and I LOVE this picture of him!…it just shows how great his sense of humor is.  (And a bit of a smart aleck☺)  To a wonderful father, a great grandpa, and the best father-in-law a gal could ask for…HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!  geoff

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December 16, 2008

AJ’s Rocket Cake!

Filed under: AJ,birthday,cake,family,life — Kaela Green @ 1:01 pm
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My little AJ turned 3 on December 13th and I just can’t believe it!  It seems like yesterday that my 19 month old Ryan was calling AJ, “Baby AJ”.  Now my Baby AJ is calling Carson, “My little baby brudder”. 

So for 3/4 of the year AJ wanted a Thomas the Train cake.  When we moved to Colorado we upgraded to cable and the boys fell in love with the show Little Einsteins.  The Thomas shaped hole in his heart was now filled with a red rocket.  This cake would be a bit more tricky to make, but I was determined!  I found a few different recipes from the internet, my best friend when it comes to cake-making,  and I went for it.  I used two cake mixes, twinkies for the boosters, graham crackers for the wings, LOTS of butter frosting, and two yellow Sprees for the lights.  Here’s the making of Rocket…

I started with a 9 X 13 cake that Chris made into an oval.  I also had a smaller sized oval cake.  And a small round cake for the top.

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So I learn a little with every cake I make.  This time I learned that you should trim the tops of the cake to make them level so they don’t lean…a major problem I had with the firetruck cake.  I also learned that if you make the frosting the night before it gives the red a chance to become a darker color and if you blanket the top with a damp towel it doesn’t dry out.  Nice tip from Andrea’s Recipes blog.  So now I begin to stack the cakes to form Rocket, but first I frost the bottom layer.

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I had my mother-in-law, Mary Ann, in town and she was a cake maker when her boys were young.  She took classes and even had all the fancy gadgets!  She taught me a thing or two, including a trick that was REALLY helpful.  With my firetruck cake I had a problem with the different colored frostings mixing and there were a few places where the frosting turned pink.  So to avoid mixing the colors, she had me (Chris actually) cut the shape of the windows out of cardboard to frost around them.  It worked so well!  I had no mixed colors!

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So I added the blue windows and found some Little Einstein (Le0) clipart and added him to the window.  AJ was thrilled and I was quite happy with the finished product.  So three hours later we have…

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Happy 3rd Birthday to my special Aven Joseph!  We love you!

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