Friday, May 2, 2014

a night at the museum.

we hit up the children's museum a few weekends ago.  we like to wait until the first friday of the month to go because from 5-9pm it's free.  and i don't know about you but i like free.  i really love our children's museum and so do our kids.  for me, it's kinda one of the only unique places in the valley that exists.

we try to expose the children to all the activities and different themed rooms that the museum has to offer, but the grocery store is the crowd favorite.  they would spend hours in there if we'd let them.  they can't get enough of pretend grocery shopping, being the cashier, restocking the shelves and working in the back room.  it's kind of amazing how these young kids assume roles and keep this make believe grocery store running without the parents help!  i like to just sit back and watch all the action.

for eden and jonah, the mail room came in a close second to the grocery store.  some other favorites were the car wash and the music room and many more fun little exhibits that intrigued their little minds. such a great place i tell ya.  and even better when it's free ;)

Monday, April 28, 2014

jonah's third birthday.

jonah turned three on march 6, 2014.  it's hard to believe that my baby is three years old!  usually, i would have another one year old by this time but i don't (thankgoodness) and so we are all having so much fun enjoying jonah as our "baby" of the family.  he get's lots of attention whether he likes it or not.

he was so excited for his birthday and kept telling me that he wanted a chocolate cake and guitar for his "birday".  he got all those things plus he woke up to brand new teepee and a room filled with balloons. jonah and eden had fun all morning playing with all the balloons and running in and out of the teepee.  it was a good day that ended with presents and cake and family.

i am so thankful to have this little boy in my life.  he is such a funny kid and makes me laugh everyday.  everyone says he is a mini jason and even though i don't see it, it must be so because literally everyone says it.  he loves tractors, trains, and cars.  his favorite shows are team umizoomi and peppa pig.  his best friend is simon. his favorite conversation is to ask me where his dad is, and then he will ask where ava is, and then jack, and he will go through the whole faimly and then an hour later he will ask me all over again.  i tell him daddy is at work, ava is at school, jack is at school, papa is at work, nana is at home and so forth.  then he will smile and say "oh" and walks away.  it's pretty funny how he never tires of it.  but i seriously love this kid so much and so glad he's mine.

Friday, April 25, 2014

ava, the soccer girl.

this little chica has really been getting into soccer lately and she is so fun to watch.  she is all over that field and not afraid to get a little dirty.  i kind of have a soft spot in my heart for soccer since it was such a big part of my childhood and young adult life.  so, naturally, when i seen one of my kids playing and enjoying it, i get a little excited.  i'm really looking forward to seeing her progress and develop some skills.  she has already improved so much since starting back in january.  she is my soccer girl, but don't assume that i will be taking on the soccer mom role because that aint my thang for the time being.  mom to four kids and being a nursing student is about all i can handle.  and i use the word "handle" liberally.

Monday, April 14, 2014

husband has a birthday.

it's husband turned another year.  it's weird how that sort of thing happens once year.  it always seems like your own birthday takes for ever to arrive but everyone else's sneaks up on you.  anyway, we had a tight knit little birthday celebration with my ultimate favorite cake from nothingbundt cakes... i would've gotten jason's favorite cake but he has been eating healthy lately and i knew he wasn't going to eat hardly any at all.  he's the kinda guy who doesn't care about that sort of stuff anyway that's one of the reasons why i love him so much.  me, i get all worked up over cake or any kind of sugar for that matter.  and since he barely even had a piece, there was plenty for me to have for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the next few days.  it was wonderful.

i do need to say, i am so grateful that this husband of mine was born and that i get to be with him forever.  it brings a smile to face just thinking about it.  he is the best dad and the favorite parent for sure.  he's rarely in a bad mood and is always putting others first and never has a bad thing to say about anybody.  i can learn a lot from him :)  happy birthday, babe!  xoxo