Monday, April 23, 2012

I met a Nimo!

Now before you start questioning my sanity let me explain.

When we were planning our wedding I used a website called The Knot. After The Knot came The Nest which I didn't really use. When I got pregnant I discovered The Bump. I also discovered the world of message boards. Since then I have become a member of several message boards. I only really post on 2. About 2 years ago or so a group of ladies from The Bump formed a chat room on Chatzy. Since chatzy we have moved to a facebook group and have about 16 members.

Today I got to meet one of these wonderful women in person for the first time. It is pretty neat when you can meet someone and talk to them for years and feel like you know them. So when I took the kids to see Jenelle today it was like going to see someone whom I have known forever! I told the kids they were going to meet a new friend today and that is all they have talked about since. They loved playing with their new friend Riley and seeing baby (Emma). We had a great time and we can't wait to do it again! They live a little over an hour away so it's not that bad to go see them!

Miss Emma hanging out and taking in all the toddler madness happening around her.

Nathan offering Emma a toy.
Paige being true to herself found some purses and was carrying them around everywhere with her! She also loved the different seats they had around. She was very excited to sit on the giraffe chair.
Paige was lounging in another fun chair. Riley took a purse from Paige. We are working on our sharing! You have 1 I have 1. :)
Levi playing with Emma.
Riley and Levi are playing with the kitchen stuff. "What's this Mommy?" Which is Levi's current favorite phrase was asked here a couple times.
Levi decided that Emma needed a new toy to play with. So he gave her Simba which is bigger than her!
Turns out Levi was right. She just needed some covers so she could take a little snooze! lol
After a while we went down to the basement to explore. This is the perfect toddler area because there is lots of running room! Levi lined up the pillows here so they could play "nigh nigh" which is a crowd favorite around here.
We tried to get a picture of all the kids together. The girls were not having it. Ideally I wanted to get a picture of Jenelle with all the kids and then me with all the kids. Well we were trying to wrangle the kids who did not want to be wrangled. I was holding Emma which I did for most of the time I was there. I went to put Emma down and it happened. Baby puke all down the front of me! Yea I was not about to be in any pictures after that!
Here is the best picture I could get of the 4 kids together. Paige was making her escape. Levi looks good though! lol
And then Riley looses it. It is rough to be a toddler I tell you!
Are we done yet? lol

We had a great time and we can't wait to get together again. Jenelle has a gorgeous house and I have decided I will be moving into her tub. :)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Happy Easter!

I am attempting to bring blogging back! We had a great Easter this year. The kids spent a week or so before Easter chanting about bunny and eggs. We did the usual go to the mall and see the Easter bunny. Nathan gave him a high five and that is about as close as we got to him. So we said our hellos to the big bunny and went on our way :)

Thursday before Easter my cousin Abby came over with her 2 boys and we dyed Easter eggs. I had read somewhere to use whisks to put the eggs in so that the kids could easily dip and dye their eggs. We decided to try it out.

Nathan dying his eggs.

Levi dying his eggs.

Paige dying her eggs.

The whisks worked great! We had them shirtless just in case. Paige would get distracted and spilled her cup twice. Other than that no big messes. They had a blast!

Saturday night we let them put the Easter grass in their baskets. While I like them doing things for themselves this may not have been the best of decisions. We are still finding Easter grass. Haha.

Nathan very proud of his Easter basket.

Yay baskets!

The Easter bunny came!

Easter morning checking out their loot.

All clean and ready for church.

After church at Grammy and Pop-pop's house.

Easter pictures :)

Grammy and Pop-pop got the kids swimsuits and goggles. Nathan though his goggles were best used on the horse. Heeeey yaaaaaaaa!

Levi in his new Toy story goggles.

Aunt Stephanie wearing goggles!

Easter egg hunt!

We have discovered the wonderful art of kite flying. Alan being the "pro" that he is decided after 1 week of flying a thin little kite he was ready for a big kite that needed 2 different strings to guide and fly. Here are 3 men and a toddler trying to figure out how to put this magical kite together.

The boys riding their bikes.

Attempting to fly the magic kite. Ummm where is the wind?

Ooooooh look it's in the air! And it stayed there for maybe a minute or so. Progress!

Meanwhile Aunt Stephanie is being a monster with Nathan :)

Look a kite! Oh wait it's Pop-pop flying Lightning McQueen! Go Pop-pop!

A kite!

Nathan flying the kite with Pop-pop.

Uh oh. Pop-pop got Lightning McQueen stuck in a tree!

We had a great Easter. Lots of fun with our family. It was a beautiful day and the kids had a blast. They eventually got the kite out of the tree. Unfortunately Alan got it stuck later that evening and it is still up there. Levi keeps pointing to it and saying Daddy get it. So yea Alan get on that. Daddy get it! :)