Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
So, when thinking about having our family photo taken in the spring, I started thinking of what we should all wear.
I got SO excited when I cam across these for Dylan and London! I think it is PRECIOUS! Both are from Gap Kids.
I was thinking that Daniel and would wear solid blue (as close to the kids' as we can get) or white. But then I saw then dress from
No really. If ever London and I needed a mother daughter outfit, this would be the case! I mean...
As cutesy as all of these are, I'm not sure we will go quite this Matchy. I may stick to the original plan of the kids in the Gap pieces and Daniel and I in solids. Any thoughts, ya'll?
Either way, I think I'm going to have to get the dress for myself for London and I to wear at some point!
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
The kids had a BLAST. Daniel and I had planned to take turns with one of us playing in the todler area with London and the other in the main jungle gym with Dylan. I stayed with London first. She went through that toddler area like she had built it herself. Then, she decided she was much to old for this area (even though it was meant for ages 3 and under and she is only 16 mo) and ripped out into the main Gym.
These big yellow slides were both kid's favorite part, I believe. It was so cute to watch them go down together.
The people who made this thing were so smart to have built in little rest areas!
Dylan told us that we should all live at Bonkers. Well, we would have a bed, I guess.
I told him that we couldn't move in, but we would come back to play more often. that made him happy. :)
Monday, February 22, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
I don't know why I feel so compelled to post a picture when I make a blog entry, but I do. I mean, I reeeaaaallly do. I hate post without pictures. If I didn't know better, I would say I was a little OCD about it. But I'm not OCD. Not about anything. Hah. For this post I'm going to take a big deep breath on not post any pictures. Only because I'm too tired and lazy right now to go fetch any. hah! I didn't take any of the kids today either.
So, about Today. London seems to be feeling worse and not better. Bless her heart. If she does not starting looking better by tomorrow, I'm taking her back to the doctor. Dylan had a great day at school. We went to meet my mom this afternoon. The kids get just silly excited to see her. The night was a little rough, seeing as how we were on the road a good bit today, London didn't feel the best and my nerves were just shot. I've been online window shopping and feel so BLAH about everything I'm seeing. I don't like many of the trends. So, I might be naked this summer. hah. Ooooh. If that's true, I really should NOT have eatin a whole sleeve of Girl Scout Thin Mints. Well, a whole sleeve minus four. Dylan had 3 and Daniel had one. Sheesh. Hubby worked late AGAIN *frown* but is finally home. Time to crash in his arms and watch some TV and then fall asleep!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Sister Sue got another chance to rock this cute little number that her Grammy made for her!
Monday, February 15, 2010
The first few hours of the morning, I just did as little as I could. I felt lazy and sloppy and dreadful of being inside alllllll day long. I allowed myself those few hours before snapping out of my funk. The kids were fine. I don't even think they noticed my foulness. They just played with each other and toys and with me just like any other day. While watching them play I realized they deserved more than my funk. So, I pulled myself together. I took a few minutes to get myself and London dressed, Dylan asked to stay in his PJs, and started my cleaning routine.
It wasn't long before I forgot why I felt so bleak at the start of the day. I wasn't even thinking of the dreadfulness that is not leaving the house all day long or Daniel working late. It was just our usually routine and two beautiful babes to share the day with.
Not leaving the house left more time than usual to focus on my kids. This little guy and I even had some quality video game time!
He's been after me to play his favorite game with him for quite some time, and I just haven't made myself make time. I'm a little ashamed to say that, but its the honest truth. And lets not forget about me being Human and all. The thing is that I'm just NOT a "gamer". I don't play video games. They make me antsy and sometime dizzy. But my little man loves them so! And obviously, my hubby loves them, seeing as how its his career to make them and all. My two boys bond deeply over their loves for the games. :) So, Dylan has been trying to talk me into playing this Legend of Zelda game with him and I have been dancing around it. I offer him arts and craft, a fun snack, some baking, a bubble bath, ANYTHING instead. I do bond with my little guy, really, just not over games. BUT I had all the time in the world today that even offering all those other great fun activities, we would still have time for the game. So, I buckled down and played.
Let me tell you, I still don't like video games. BUT seeing my little man in his own turf, was so neat. He knew SOOOO much about this whole world inside the game. It amazed me. Listening to him teach me about how to do this and how to go there, it just made my heart so big and full of pride and love for my boy. My bleak day turned beautiful right then.
London played sweetly around us while Dylan and I were playing the video game for quite a while before decided enough was enough. Seems my little princess isn't much on the gaming either. So, the three of headed for one our favorite hang outs, London's room. That is where there play table is at and they just love being in there. I love it because it has amazing natural light and my camera takes pretty good pics in there. And for the play time, of course.
While playing in there, my kiddos were full of laughs and giggles. Dylan loves jumping off the table (which is really low to the ground) and pretending to be a super hero. London is learning to love to TRY to jump. She is smart and only jumps while holding onto my fingers, thanktheLord. Sitting in that room full of sunshine and giggles, my day was not one bit of bleak but only beautiful.
After dinner, my sweet girl loves to help me mop. Its more mess to clean up, but its priceless. Another beautiful moment. And this smile, it could light up anyone's day.The kids took a long nap this afternoon against my better judgment. The normally go to bed at seven and eight o clock. But They both slept from four to six o clock, so bed time was not happening tonight. So after dinner, I needed to change up our whole routine. Searching for ways to stretch out the night, I was so happy when Dylan suggested bubbles. My mom had bought them some for Valentines. So, we broke them out out the kitchen floor where cleanup would be "Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy", as Dylan says. It amazes me every time we play with bubbles how much both kids just love them. We played with them for half and hour and both kids would have sat ther for another hour, I'm sure. They squealed with delight trying to catch them, blow them back up in the air, and they both had so much fun blowing the bubbles themselves. Even though the bleakness had long left my day, I was just overwhelmed at the beautifulness of those moments in the kitchen with my babes. They play so well together and love each other so much.
London's favorite thing was this little purse
I usually go overboard with treats and presents on holidays, but honestly our kids still have Christmas gifts that are unopened, so I took it easy this year. And you know, they didn't care!They were as excited as could be.
London was most excited about her Teddy, I think. Our girl LOVES stuffed animals and baby dolls.
I dressed Dylan in his red sweater for church. He looked so handsome! He has a Valentines shirt to wear, but I didn't think it was dressy enough for church.
After church we had lunch at Jason's Deli. I wanted to avoid the valentines crowds as much as we could, and we love Jason's so it worked out well. After lunch, I had to work a quick two hour shift at my little part time job (Oh, what I do for a discount on cute kids clothes!). Daniel and the kids dropped me off and did a little running around and then played at the mall's play place. I was so happy that they came into town with me. It was nice that they were there when I was done with work.
Dylan gave two thumbs up to it all!