Monday, October 19, 2009

a name

Thanks to everyone who voted on a name! It was fun to see which one got the votes. For those of you who read my mom's blog, you already know, but if you don't, I get to tell you. Sorry to disappoint the Kara fans but we're naming our baby Kayla Shay! Out of all the girl names out there, we just kept coming back to this one. Kara was just a thought to have something a little less trendy than Kayla. But we really like Kayla and have officially decided. I suppose we could still change our minds but it's not likely.

For some reason, I have had the hardest time picking a name for this girl. I didn't feel confident about anything. People said maybe I just had to see her first but I still didn't think I could just leave it to the last minute and choose at the hospital. I'd be so stressed. So the other day I was standing in line at the store talking to some lady about my name dilemma. She wished me well and left. Then the checker, who wasn't really involved in the conversation, told me as I was leaving "don't worry, it'll come to you in a dream." It was a really old lady and the way she said it was a little eery. I just said "okay" and thought "yeah right". That very night Jeff had a dream that he was giving our baby her name and blessing (a church thing for you non-mormons) and he said "kayla shay mason". He said he woke up right after that and knew that's what her name was supposed to be. He must have felt it pretty strongly because his vote was actually for Kara. After he told me, I told him about the weird lady who said we'd dream it and we had our little goosebumpy moment. Anyway, that's all I needed to make a decision.

Here's her name in her room. Not the best picture but it's all I've got.

Saturday, October 17, 2009


To make Tyler's day special when Dad and Jaden were at Disneyland, I took him for frozen yogurt after school. He always gets vanilla...boooring.
Then we went to Petco to look at some animals. Jeff hates rodents of every kind and a mouse would be his last choice for a pet. So we decided to have a little fun. We took this picture and sent it to his phone and said we were coming home with a new little friend for him. Tyler was laughing so hard, he couldn't even breathe. Jeff called us right away to make sure we were joking.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Fun Dad!

What a lucky boy to get a day with Dad at Disneyland. Tyler's day will come next month. It was Columbus day and a little crowded but they still had a great time.

What would we do without Bo's funny faces?

Crazy driver!

Love this picture.

On the rockets way up high.

Monday, October 12, 2009

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

On Saturday, my mom treated us to a play at Victoria Gardens. We have this book and it's really cute so it was fun to see it on stage. They did such a great job and the boys loved it.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

so cute...

I took the boys to visit their cousin for a little bit yesterday. Tyler finally wanted to hold her. I guess she's getting sturdy enough that he wasn't so afraid of breaking her. I think it's funny how big his hands look next to her.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

school stuff

Tyler's teacher let him do this 3D book report during class and then present it to all the 2nd grade classes as well as his old first grade class. He was SO excited about it that he came home and did another one on a book we have here. Personally, I'd be horrified if my teacher asked me to present something in front of my 2nd grade class, let alone several others, but Tyler thinks it's fun!! I can't believe this kid sometimes!
Sporting his Eagles t-shirt.

Another fun project he did in school.