Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sleeping Babies

Sometimes (as in every night) I silently sneak into my boy's room to fix their covers, smooth their hair and kiss them one last time.  And during these moments I look at their sleeping faces and am overcome with pure happiness and a reverence that God chose ME to be their mommy.  And I know I don't have all the answers, and am far from perfect, but I know how to love these little boys.  Now it is time for me to go whisper I love you to them one last time tonight.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Soda Geysers

There are some things every child needs to experience.  Putting Mentos in a bottle of soda is one of them.  But why stop at just one bottle?  Nope, not us.  We load up with 12 bottles of soda and just as much Mento candy and head to the park.  Daddy with the video camera, mommy with the camera.  And we teach the boys how to put the candy in to the launcher, pull the pin and run like crazy to avoid the geyser of water shooting in the air.  And oh how they laughed.  And then they would run back just as the fountain was over and try to drink the last of it like a water fountain.  And all is worth it when your kids are laughing, the sun is shining and the soda is flying high!

Deposit candy in
 Ready to pull the pin
 Here it comes
 Run Tyler!
 It never gets boring
 The giggles were continuous
 Their smiles make everything worth it
 Soda Rain Dance

Sunday, March 27, 2011

My Family

With every moment spent with them, I come to love life a little more.  And just when I think I can't possibly feel more complete, more fulfilled, my heart grows a little more.  I look at my husband and my two boys and feel happy because life is pretty much amazing right now.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Don't you ever grow up

Oh, darling, don't you ever grow up, don't you ever grow up
Just stay this little
Oh, darling, don't you ever grow up, don't you ever grow up
It could stay this simple

I won't let nobody hurt you
Won't let no one break your heart
No, no one will desert you
Just try to never grow up, never grow up

Won't let nobody hurt you
Won't let no one break your heart
And even through to you want to
Please try to never grow up

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Fun Story Time

Today the fire department drove their engine to the library and read stories to the kids.  My friend Mary and I took Tanner and her daughter Diana.  The kids enjoyed the stories and most of all, enjoyed the chance to check out the fire engine.  I love how excited both my boys get whenever they have the chance to be close to a fire truck or a police car.  After story time the kiddos got to run around at the park.  It was a great spring day!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Mud Run!

Some friends and I participated in the San Diego Mud Run today.  This is a 5K race that consists of lots of hills, and more importantly MUD.   You race through pits of mud, slide down hills of mud and thank God that you remembered to duct tape your shoes on!  Some pits of mud were almost waist high on me!  You went under obstacles, over obstacles and tried to ignore the fact that you were freezing and covered head to toe in mud.  It was a hilarious experience and I would do it again in a heart beat!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

T-Ball Game!

Tyler is LOVING t-ball.  The first thing he asks every morning is if he has a ball game or practice.  For the most part, he has two games a week.  I was thinking it may be too much but apparently he would play every day of the week if it were up to him. Good thing we have our own tee, balls, and gear so we can go to the park and play! He has a coach he loves (his coach's son is in the same preschool class as Tyler) and after every game and practice they end by saying: Every day, in every way, we get a little better!!    Here are some pictures of his first game.

Monday, March 14, 2011

The Big Ball

I do 99% of the shopping at our house.  But, certain days  bring a family trip to Costco.  Chad always manages to find the unnecessary (albeit extremely fun) products at that store.  This past trip is was the gigantic inflatable ball used for the purpose of rolling children around.  The boys, of course, love it.  They will go on forever rolling around in the ball.  They always are asking to go to the park to play.  It doesn't roll on it's own so we get quite a good work out pushing it down the hill (it's their job to push it back up!)  I would say it is a pretty fun $30 purchase!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Little League Opening Day and Skateboarding

Tyler has started t-ball!  The opening day was last Saturday.  They kick of the start of spring ball with a big ceremony that introduces all the teams and then it is followed by a big carnival with rides and games.  Tyler is so excited to play this year and he wakes up every day and asks if it is a "baseball" day.  He has some good buddies on his team and it is neat to see him grow and learn the sport and the excitement he has on the field.  This is good because since he moved up from wiffle ball to t-ball the number of games has too!  More shots to come of his first game!

A special treat!! (that was on small cotton candy split in two - I wonder what the large looked like!)

My sweet Tanner has a love for skateboarding.  A kind of love that is a "jump out of the car and run straight for my skateboard every time we are coming and going" kind of love.  He also loves to wear this beanie that is two sizes too small.  He stole it from the bag for baby Mo and manages to wear it every day.  I have to say it is pretty adorable.  So, Tyler goes to school and mommy sits in the driveway while her little man rides his skateboard.