Monday, March 23, 2009

Spring Snow

Okay, so there is no hiding that DH and I can be quite the procrasitnators on certain activities. We had a trip to the mountains planned last month but DH got too sick and we never went nor did we reschedule it. So, no surprise, it took the first day of official Springtime to make us get to the mountains before there is nothing left for our kids to see. (LOL!) It was worth it! When else can you see snow, play in the snow and be totally fine wearing just long sleeves and pants (it was nearly 60 degrees the entire time!)?! I guess our procrastination had some advantages!

The kids LOVED it!!!

Next year, we won't wait so long to get them to the snow (& will be sure to have proper snow attire). :-)
Oh, the last picture is their new thing ... holding hands. We were all dried off and in fresh clothes heading home and DS says, "Mommy look we're holding hands.". AWWWWWWWWWWWWWW, sure melts a Mommy's heart. DD is always reaching out to hold his hand and happy that he is reaching over now too! He's realizing this big brother thing can really be fun!

Friday, March 20, 2009

March Mumbles

What is better then receiving beautiful flowers from your DH? I know - flowers he hand picked and cut from the garden he personally maintains. Thank you Dear Husband, I Love You too!

DS has been into drawing "monsters" lately. They are not the gory scarey monsters but the silly funny ones. His drawings are getting more and more creative. I especially liked this one with the constrasting colors of polka dots around his eyes and his wild green hair! Do we have a little artist on our hands? LOL!

We purchased new paints today. We really didn't need new paints, really. We already own tempura paints, watercolor paints and fingerpaints but we had yet to own a set of Dab paints. But it was only 9:30am and I could tell in DS's whiney 3 year old voice it was going to be one of those kind of days so I thought something new and exciting just might help me get through it (at least to nap time that is). (lol) So while we were at the Craft store today picking up modeling glue (DS and DH are currently building a model Caddilac Escalade that looks just like his motorized version) we picked up a six pack of Crafty Dab shimmer paints. When we got home I gave him several choices of what we could paint together. He chose a sign for Daddy and on it he said to write, "We (heart) you Daddy". He sure can be sweet when he wants to, huh?! :-) It is proudly hanging on our front door anxiously awaiting for Daddy's return from work today. And yes, the Dab bottles of paint kept his interest all the way up until nap time ... awwww!!!


Tuesday, March 17, 2009


A great friend's recent engagement and her gorgeous ring (big congrats again to S & S!!!) reminded me of my DS's comment at Sea World a couple weeks ago. As we were listening to the penguin care taker talk about their habits DS turned to me and said, "Mommy, that man is wearing a ring.". My reply, "a-huh.". (also thinking to myself that he is obviously not interested in the penguins eating habits even though I had been trying hard to concentrate on what the man was saying just in case DS started quizing me afterwards). DS continues, "but his ring doesn't have any rocks." pauses and then continues, "It is like Daddy's ring.". Yes, DS, your first realization that "rocks" are typically seen on the woman's ring and very rarely does a man get to have the pleasure of wearing these shining stunning rocks! How did we get so lucky!? A ring just doesn't seem the same without some shining beautiful "rock" upon it. :-)

Happy St. Patrick's Day lads!!!

DS before school this morning (he had fun pinching Daddy for not wearing green today):

And of course, couldn't leave out the little missy pie:

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

(Ph)at Conversations

(Sitting on the couch watching t.v. after a shared slice of cheesecake)

DH: "I think it is so rude when guys actually diet and work out more often then normal while their wives are pregnant." (I quickly translate in my mind to hear: I don't want to do anything about this extra weight I am carrying when you are growing larger each day and at tremendous speed.)

Me (again, no mention of "us" or who this conversation may be referring to): "I actually think it is incredibly sweet when the husband gains sympathy weight.". (Giving not only him an out but making myself feel better about not doing this growing thing alone.).

DH: (smiles) "I must be the sweetest guy you know.".

Me: (nothing but a bigger smile).

Can you tell this house has been filled with pints of ice cream, home made brownies, pizzas and too much mexican food?! ;-)

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Playful Parks

DS is at the age when "burning energy" is neccesary for a sane mother. And I used to think it was because he is a boy but DD is right there with him.

In order to keep it interesting for Mommy I try to check out new parks often (taking my camera always makes it fun too!). I have found FUN ORANGE COUNTY PARKS to be very helpful in keeping park visits fresh and new with out too many surprises (is there a bathroom, how far of a walk from the car, etc.). Check it out HERE if you are in Orange County - she also has a section for Colorado Springs, CO too.