Thursday, December 31, 2009

101 Dalmatians

Cael has been into the 101 Dalmatians movie - but it has to be the real dogs, not the cartoon. Every morning I go in to get him from his crib and he says doggies mom, puppies mom. Pongo & Perdy take off running during the first of the movie and Roger & Anita are yelling at them.....well so does Cael! He yells PONGO, easy PONGO!!! It is so stinking funny, I can't believe how smart he is getting, he repeats everything he hears now which means he is also starting to talk like his dad and he keeps saying S*@! That is something we are working on as a family!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Cookie Night

We had Cookie Night at our house last Sunday so my whole family could get together for Layne's birthday. So Saturday night we decided to make our cookies, Cael wanted to help so I put him on his own chair and gave him his own bowl of cookie dough and some measuring spoons and he was in heaven! I think he just liked eating the dough, but he had a blast making cookies with his dad!

Sunday, November 1, 2009


I love Halloween - but I'm so glad it's over, we dressed up for 3 nights in a row!!! Cael was a little islander boy with his lava lava on...he wasn't really in the mood for dressing up-he just wanted the candy! Layne was my awesome husband this year and dressed up with me --we were groovy hippies!! We had a blast, thanks everyone for the fun parties!!

Aren't we SeXY!

Hunter, Cael, Caelb, & Brylee

Silly Uncle Shane!

Hunter & Cael

My handsome boy!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Carving Pumkins

We went to Grandpa Ned's last night and all of the kids got to carve pumpkins!! Cael really didn't care about the pumpkins, he just wanted a sucker and Layne came home from work yesterday all prepared to carve the best pumpkin of all!!! So he carved Cael's pumpkin & he is so proud of his work!!!

Cael & Aunt Susie

Layne getting started on his Pumpkin!

Layne & Grandpa Stan

Everyone Carving Pumpkins

Cael & His Sucker

Layne's Finished Pumpkin!!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Grandma Peggy's Kill

Grandma Peggy & Lacy drew out for a Muzzel Loader deer tag - so John has been trying desperately to get them both a deer...well they were successful last night! I have never seen my mom so excited, she was so proud of her first kill!!! Way to go mom & Lacy, they shot at the same time at two different bucks and killed them both!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fall is Here!

Summer is over! Now it's back to work! Our life during the fall months...Layne goes to work - then he switches schedules every 2 months and then he goes hunting...(that is where he is now for 5 days) I have never seen him so excited for a hunt in my whole life so thanks Josh & Travis for going with him on the muzzle loader! I have started preschool and Cael is just growing tall, tall, tall! He is getting so big and he talks non-stop! He has a few favorite words he says now----side (outside), love you daddy (which he tells everybody), thank you daddy (even if daddy isn't around) Shelby (his cousin) Cashe (Cash our dog) Roxie (our other dog), bumpa (grandpa), and mama (grandma) and yes he has forgotten how to say Mommy - I am now daddy! He loves his dad, and that is all he talks about all day long!

We have finally gotten settled in our new house, with no yard but we are working on it are some in the middle pictures of our huge project. We are hoping by next summer to have some grass!!!

Friday, September 4, 2009

doing l.a.u.n.d.r.y.....

One thing I have decided that I am good at well not good at but I do it all of the time - is L*A*U*N*D*R*Y!!! And even better than that - Cael loves to help me. I fold the clothes - he pulls them off of the couch or bed and unfolds them!! And now this week he has even been helping me put clothes from the washer into the dryer....and when I got back from putting some clothes away this is what I found!!

He couldn't get out & he started to cry ----it was so funny!

Thursday, August 27, 2009


When I taught middle school I tried to read a lot - so I could stay up with my students but now teaching preschool & having a 1 1/2 year old I haven't been reading very much...but I have over the summer finished some books & I have decided that I need to read more...maybe that can be another hobby of mine instead of changing diapers, fixing chicken nuggets, doing laundry, and sometimes going shopping! So here are the latest and greatest books that I have read - these are the ones that I would recommend, they were great! I love books that I can finish in 2 days - that's when you know they are good!

I am starting this book now - so hopefully it's as good as the others.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Grandma Peggy Should Be Proud..

We had a great day today, Shelby wanted to help me clean so I asked her to wipe off the table chairs and Cael wanted to help so I got him his own rag and he went right along side Shelby cleaning the chairs. I thought of Grandma Peggy she loves to see her grand kids with a rag in their hands! So these pictures are for you mom - at least you know I'm trying to teach Cael something!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


We just got back from Yellowstone & Bear Lake we have had a fun couple of weeks. I don't have any Bear Lake pictures because I forgot my camera - but here are some Yellowstone ones. Thanks Grandma Jeri & Grandpa Dean for letting us come with you, it was so much fun!!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Discovery Day Preschool

Most of you know but after I had Cael I stopped teaching middle school and started teaching Preschool with my sister-in-law Lacy. I love it, we had a blast last year and we are getting ready for this year!! We still have a couple of spots that are open in the morning and afternoon classes so if you know anyone who needs to send their 3 or 4 year old to preschool tell them to call us or check out our new blog ---

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Happy Anniversary - Thursday

Cael is taking a nap so I had 5 minutes to get on the computer so I thought I better say Happy Anniversary to US!!!
We have been married for 5 years - wow I can't believe we have been married for that long it has gone by so fast! It's been the best 5 years ever! We have had so much fun and this last year has been so great with having Cael and we just bought a new house (Wow we are growing up!) Thanks Layne for 5 great years, you are the greatest, and the best thing that has ever happened to me! I Love You!!

July 16, 2004

Halloween 2006


Book Cliffs Hunt

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Stuck in a hole....

We bought a new house!! Yeah for us - we have slowly been cleaning it and Layne has been working on the yard, well because there isn't one yet. Cael loves to help his dad and so today they worked on putting up our mailbox - while Layne was getting the mailbox out of the truck Cael decided to see if Layne's hole was big enough.....Here is what happened

He was stuck in the hole & loved it! He just sat there and laughed, we're not sure how he got in - I'm just glad he went in feet first & not head first!

Here is another picture of Cael working outside in the yard, at first he wasn't too sure about the backhoe but when he finally got in and rode with his Uncle Josh, we couldn't get him out. He loved it!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Cael's Painting

One of my students that I taught at South Hills needed to do an art project in her high school class so she asked if she could use one of Cael's pictures -- I said sure so here is the picture she used....

And here is the picture that she drew - it is amazing - I love it! Thanks A.J. you did such a great job!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


This weekend the whole Larsen fam went to the ZOO, it was a blast we had everyone there and the kids loved it. I think I enjoyed watching all of the people more than seeing the animals...there are some sights out there when it comes to people!! Cael had a blast but I think he enjoyed just being outside and the food a lot more than seeing the animals.

Cael & Grandpa checking out the Bears

Layne tried to measure up.....

Cael Eating Fries - well Fry Sauce

The Awesome Train Ride!!

Shelly, Shane & Brylee riding the train