Sunday, November 23, 2008

Turkey Carnival, Bubbles & Bed Time....Oh My!

Friday and Saturday night was the Turkey Carnival at the Fire Department my dad works at! It raises funds for the volunteer firefighter program and is usually a packed house every year! This is the 3rd year that the boys have attended and they were not as easy to manage now that they don't want to sit still very long! Amber's boyfriend Dustin came for the first time and Amber won a Turkey! My Dad won a Turkey too! Bryan and I brought home a "mercy" Turkey! We ran into some old friends on Saturday night and as they were leaving, they had two Turkey's! They gave us one, since we hadn't won anything and we were about to leave! Thanks Dan & Layle!

Papa & Daniel

Papa & Cameron

Dustin, Cameron, Sparky, Daniel & Grammy

Dustin & Cameron playing Bingo

Grammy, Daniel, Cameron, Auntie Am & Dustin!

Cammy & Auntie Am!

The boys have this bubble machine at home that they LOVE!!! Especially Cameron. So I caught this wonderful picture of them laying on their backs and giggling as the bubbles fell on them!

And I thought I would take pictures of the boys getting ready for bed tonight! They looked so cute trying to brush their hair & getting their teeth brushed! Enjoy!

Daniel brushing his hair!

Daddy brushing Cammy's teeth

Daddy brushing Daniel's teeth while Cameron brushes his hair!

Mommy reading a book to her baby boys!

Daddy & Cammy being funny!

Daddy & his boys!

And a few last pictures for the evening! Bryan's Grandma Rita passed away a few months ago. She used to make slippers all the time and we never got the chance to have her make slippers for the boys. My Grandma got the pattern that Grandma Rita used and figured out how to make the same kind of slippers. And she made some for the boys! I'm going to have her teach me, so that I can continue the tradition of making slippers. Here are the pics of the slippers she made. I'm also including my favorite picture of Grandma Rita with Grandma Teri and the boys. Have a nice evening everyone!

The slippers

Cameron wearing his slippers!

Daniel wearing his slippers!

Grandma Rita, Cameron, Grandma Teri & Daniel

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Bunko and a late night!

I had Bunko last night and the boys went to Grandma T & BudPa's house! We usually are finished around 9:00pm. Not last night! We didn't get done until 9:30, so I didn't pick the boys up until about 9:40pm and then we didn't get home until about 10:00pm. By the time I got the boys settled down, they were asleep by about 10:15. Hopefully they will sleep in for Daddy this morning!

It is Turkey Carnival on Friday and Saturday night at the Washougal Fire Department! If you are interested in going and playing BINGO, Dice, or the Wheel, it's tons of fun trying to win a Turkey!!! It started at 7:00pm and is over at midnight both nights! We will probably be there both nights, so we hope to see you there!

Have a great Thursday!

Jen :-)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Relay University!!!

It was Relay University today in Portland and we had close to 300 participants attend! I had 16 attend from my Committee and my East Clark County Relay! For those of you that don't already know (however, I'm sure you already do), I am a volunteer with the American Cancer Society and this is my 7th year volunteering for our local Relay For Life event! We recruit teams throughout the year and hold a 24 hour event in May! Last year, we raised over $140,000!!! This year, our goal is $162,009!!! Relay University today was training for our Committee members and I think they all came away energized and excited about this year!!!

So while I was away for the day at Relay U, the boys were with Grandma T & BudPa! They actually spent the night last night since Bryan and I both had to be up early this morning. They actually didn't bring them home until about 6:30 tonight. And they bought them new shoes! Thanks Grandma & Grandpa!!! Unfortunately, they were little stinkers for the next 2 hours, before they went to bed. At least most of the time! So now it is 9:32pm and they are (hopefully) zonked in their bedroom. It's been quiet for about 10 minutes now!

Have a great night and talk to you later!


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Pictures from the last two years!

I have many favorite pictures from the last two years that I would like to share! They aren't in any order! Hope you enjoy!

Monday, November 10, 2008

First blog post about the Caine Family - 11/10/08

Hello friends and family! I haven't been the greatest lately at updating the website, so I'm hoping that I can get into a habit of posting on this blog daily (or almost daily), with our daily happenings of our family! I still plan on posting pictures on the other website, and a few here as well. Here I go!

So the boys are almost 27 months old (they will be on the 19th) and I still smile just writing about them, talking about them, thinking about them and sharing about them with you! They are my pride and joy (not sure which is which), but I couldn't be happier or more honored that I was chosen to be their mommy! Even though we are going through the "terrible two's" right now, I still can't wait to get off work and come home to see them! Even though most evenings consist of one getting hurt, one stealing the other one's toys (usually Cameron), one ending up in time out or one not eating their dinner because they want to play with choo-choo's (that would be Daniel), I still am happy to say at the end of the day, "Those are my boys!".

Tonight was an easy night in one sense. My in-laws watch the boys on Mondays between the time Bryan goes to work and I get off work. And on many Mondays, they keep the boys until later in the evening. So I get to come home and do stuff in a quiet, empty house! So tonight I had the house to myself until about 8:00pm and I paid bills, made a few phone calls, ate dinner and worked on cutting material for a quilt I'm making. Then the boys came home and I got them ready for bed. It wasn't until almost 9:00pm that Cameron was finally asleep. He has recently started asking for a hug as I tuck him in, and then refuses to hug me! The little stinker! So after a few minutes of the "hug" game (as I now call it), I said goodnight and left the room. Well, needless to say, he started screaming, "HUG!!!!!!" over and over again. I waited about 5 minutes or so and he was still going at it! So I went in and calmed him down. Gave him a hug and then tried to lay him back down. He seemed fine, until I had the door almost closed....."HUG, HUG, HUG!" I closed the door and walked away (and it breaks my heart to do that)! He screamed again for almost 10 minutes and then he started trying to open the door. So I went back in and calmed him down. He clung to me like glue. I think he just wanted mommy! So I closed the door and sat on the bed and rocked him for about 10 minutes. Daniel was in his bed snoring away! I finally got him calmed down and almost asleep and layed him down. I quietly snuck out of his room, and he finally fell asleep! That only took an hour! I'm pooped!

As many of you already know, I turned the "wonderful" 3-0 on November 1st! Woohoo! My wonderful husband and my mom had a surprise party for me last weekend at Pizza Palance and I was totally surprised! Bryan took me shopping a few days before my birthday and we went to Best Buy! I originally went looking for a radio that can be mounted under the kitchen cabinets, but they didn't have one. So instead, I found one of those cool digital picture frames! I brought it home, loaded almost 200 pictures on it and took it to work to put on my desk! I set it for random mode, so I have pictures rotating all day at my desk of my hubby and my boys! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!! If I'm on hold with a customer that is bugging me, I just turn and look at the picture on the frame and smile! I love looking at pictures of my family, however, it makes me want to go home so much quicker! Thank you honey for the most wonderful gift ever!

Well, I think that is enough for the first blog for the Caine Family! Hopefully the future ones won't be as long, but hopefully they will be often!

Sweet dreams! Sleep tight! Don't let the bed bugs bite!