Tuesday, February 28, 2012

a big surprise comes to town

it feels like i have a taken a little vacation from blogging but it's been a little crazy around here. i was so busy last week getting ready for a special visitor and mixed with school, kids, and whatever else came may way, i was sorta too tired to blog. plus, blogging about cleaning a house isn't very exciting.

our friend erin came to visit us last week. however, the kids had no idea she was coming. it was a BIG surprise! i had to lie to my girls when i had to explain to them why we were going to the airport. i told them i was going there to buy some plane tickets. luckily, there are only 3 and 5, so i can get away with telling them just about anything. when we got to the airport to pick up our surprise, the girls were shocked. they couldn't believe that their friend from disneyland was here to see them. they jumped out of the car and each gave erin a huge hug. it was the cutest.

we left the airport and headed straight to jack's school. he thought i was picking him up early to take him out to lunch. only, he got the surprise of his life when he came out to the and saw erin standing there. at first, he looked as if he saw a ghost. he really couldn't believe it. but it didn't take long for him to realize it was the real thing.

the kids spent the next four days playing and hanging out with erin who in return spoiled them rotten. we love you erin :) (more to come on our erin-filled weekend)

p.s. happy leap year!

Monday, February 20, 2012

valentine's week

here's what it looked like around the breinholt home during our valentine's week....

some of our valentine's highlights:
decorating heart shaped cookies
giving/receiving class valentines
making homemade valentines for a very special someone in california
the breinholt kids getting a valentine surprise from mom and dad
mom and dad having an early valentine date night that included dinner and movie (the vow)
sharing our love with lots of hugs and kisses :)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

a birthday for jason

my favorite person in the whole world celebrated his birthday last sunday.
it started off with breakfast in bed.
we went to church and when we got home i baked him a brownie cake.
(brownies are his favorite.)
i was really trying to make it his day but somehow i laid down for a second and fell asleep.
i felt so bad.
here i am, supposed to be giving my husband the best day ever, and i'm sleeping.
and he let me.
he is kinda the greatest guy ever.
that night i cooked him one of his favorite dinners, and then we sang and chowed down and brownies and ice cream.
he finished off the night lying on the couch with the kids watching "how the grinch stole christmas".

i was so glad that jason's birthday was on a sunday because i was able to spend the whole entire day with him and got to tell him every 10 seconds.... "happy birthday!".

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

dunkin donuts

saturday mornings have been a little crazy these past couple of weeks. ava has ballet and jack has karate which means jason and i have to divide and conquer. he takes jack (and the other kiddos) while i take ava. however, this past saturday, after all our running around, we met up for a mid morning snack....at my most favorite donut place ever....dunkin' donuts. it reminds me of my days back east. we would eat at DD's a lot! and they have gazillion of them. i really wish i could say that my favorite donut place was some original hole in the wall of a place but i do live in arizona and we do lack originality. so, until someone comes along and opens up their very own delicious donut shop, dunkin' donuts will remain the favorite. (and i think we may have started a new little saturday tradition.)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

happy v-day

to: everyone
happy valentine's day.

i heart you.
from: jonah

Monday, February 13, 2012

tea party for one

i was vacuuming the floors the other day and i as walked by eden's room, i looked in and there sat jonah, all by himself, having a tea party. it was so cute. i just had to stop and grab my camera. my little baby boy, playing with a princess tea set, as content as can be.
this baby makes my day :)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

making class valentines

jack has a field trip on valentine's day so, his class is having their big party tomorrow instead. which explains why he is making his valentines a little early this year. when ava saw that jack was working on his she decided she wanted to make hers too (even though her party isn't until next week).

i'd like to say i had some cute homemade martha stewart valentines ready for my kids to make but i didn't. just some hassle free manufactured ones from target that my kids probably appreciated much more. jack was in heaven with his star wars lego valentines and ava was pretty happy when she found out that she would get one of her own since her teacher has them make one for themselves too. the kids did a good job personalizing them and are so excited to bring them to school to share with all their friends.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

an afternoon snack

i feel like our lives revolve around food but they pretty much do. this afternoon, my boys snacked on some homemade bread topped with butter and homemade strawberry jam. i believe that this is one of jack's favorites. i also feel like he loves me a little bit more on the days i do make bread. he can't get enough of it. Jonah loves it too. he will crawl up to me and grunt until i give him some. and then he shoves in his mouth and it disappears and before i know it, he is grunting for more. this baby definitely belongs to his momma. we love the carbs! the more the better :)

{all i need now is my own cow, then i can make homemade butter too}