Friday, April 27, 2012

Sunshine & some mommy 1:1 time does the baby good.

Bennett is slowly working his way out of that little funk he's been in the last couple of weeks and it's been refreshing to have our happy little boy back.  I thank all the sunshine and lots of one-on-one time with mom since Cal's gone home with friends everyday after school this week, giving me and my little man the mornings & afternoons all to ourselves.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Rain, rain go away.

We've had the most amazing spring weather so when the rain hit yesterday, I was at a bit of a loss on what to do to keep the kids entertained inside. We've literally spent endless hours playing outside for the last week and kind of forgot what we like to do indoors.  So out came the crafts...
it's all fun & games until someone eats a marker and paints their lips like a geisha

Monday, April 23, 2012

Weekend fun.

No complaints from this last weekend. It was awesome. Action packed-amazing weather-lots of fun for all...

We kicked off the weekend a little early with a trip to Seattle to catch an M's game Thursday night with my folks. This was B's first Mariner's game and our first game in a couple of years.  The kiddos had a blast and Cal is now completely baseball obsessed. And the fun didn't stop there... we stayed in a hotel which Cal thinks is the coolest thing (especially since it had a fish pond, pool & hot tub) and mama got in a day of shopping before heading back to Wenatchee Friday night.
Saturday started bright & early with the guys heading out on a quick fishing trip... No fish, but they had fun.
Next up, one of Cal's best buds came over and I took them to one of their friend's bday party.
And after the party, Cal, his buddy Cormac and I met up with Ian & Bennett at Touch-a-Truck.
And last but not least, we had the most AMAZING weather for a spring weekend.  80+ degrees, no wind, warm nights. So we literally spent every minute at home playing outside, eating outside, etc. All the outside fun meant late bedtimes to soak in the sunshine and lots of baths for two dirty (& sweaty) boys.
 Just in case the kids and I didn't get enough Vitamin D this weekend, we hit the park today for a couple more glorious hours in the sun (just to give you an idea of how nice it's been here, it was 87 degrees out at 5 p.m. tonight, yowzaaa!)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

My mini me

B's been in a bit of a 'rut' the last couple of weeks. Part of this rut, has included a bout with hitting (eek!) and a tad bit of aggression. I think we're getting a taste of the terrible 2's... And I hope this passes very soon. But that's not what makes him a my mini, we are also dealing with a major case of mommy attachment. It came out of nowhere and hit hard. This is the boy who rejoiced when I'd leave him at the gym daycare cause he couldn't get enough of playtime with his friends.  Now, the thought of being without momma freaks him out... even if that means just being in a different room.

this means we pretty much do all the cooking together

we fold lots of laundry together
we do mommy's makeup together

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Easter 2012.

Working on a little blog catch up... Here's a look at our Easter. I have to say, to me it was one of the best we've had. I loved that we spent a good part of the day at home, I loved how excited the kids were, I loved that Cal had a little understanding of the meaning of Easter & I loved that afternoon was spent with the fam.  All-in-all, an awesome day!

Looks like the Easter Bunny paid us a visit and left a trail for the kids to find their baskets
the loot.
my attempt at trying to get a decent pic of the kiddos after church
and the token Easter family pic
let the egg hunt begin!
dying eggs

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

April 10 on 10.

treats for MOPS
Cal's music request
first day back to school after break, and of course late.
crazy morning = messy kitchen
me time
two very tired boys after school & park fun
the birthday boy & his bday dinner restaurant of choice
tractor obsessed