Thursday, March 21, 2013

St. Patty's Day

I love St. Patrick's Day!! I love holidays period, mostly because I try to think of fun things I can do with my family. My mom used to dye the milk green on St. Patrick's day, I didn't get up early enough to pull that off but I did spend days thinking about what I would wear and what I would put Alex in and I also had to make this green dessert. My family is wonderful and they humor me in my silliness. Hope you all had a fun St. Patty's Day!!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Spring Break 2013

Andrew has a silly job right now so he got to spend spring break at home with Alex and I. We tried to fill the week with fun activities so we wouldn't feel like we wasted the time. Monday was spent putting stucco on a house with Lindsay and Carson. Alex ran around the back yard the whole time. Tuesday we went to Park Discovery for a picnic.

 Andrew made yummy cookies while I made the rest of the meal.

 Waiting for Lindsay and Carson to get there.

 The boys dared me to try out the kid swing. I was just happy I was able to get out of the thing.

 Wednesday we went to St. George and got to do a session at the temple. It was wonderful! We also go to visit Andrew's grandparents for a while and we always love that.

 Thursdays mean free snowboarding at Eagle Point in Beaver so Alex hung out with his cousins at Aaron and Lacey's (thanks so much) and we spent the day on the slopes.  Lindsay and Carson and Andrew and I took turns with Kynlee in the lodge. The picture above was Andrew's attempt to get Lindsay -who was in the chair behind us- in the picture too. Even though I was was sore afterwards, it was a way fun day! Eagle Point is wonderful and the best part for me is that the chair lifts are a bit slower than Brianhead's so I can get off the lift without falling over. Go me!!
 On Friday my cute hubby came home with kites that were on sale for $1.00. He got himself an Air-force because he was awarded and Air-force scholarship for medical school. I just love that guy so so much!
 Alex likes to have his picture taken and is always asking for it if the camera is around. He loves to say cheese, sadly I am slow and usually miss the smile.
 My two wonderful cuties!!

 We ended the week with our annual burning of the Christmas tree. We said goodbye to Noel, (Nelly for short) and roasted hot dogs and marshmallows.
 Marshmallows might be Alex's favorite food, when he discovered them he finished off every one in the house within two weeks. I was happy because I am not a fan of marshmallows and they were just going hard in the pantry. I didn't buy any more after that so Lindsay was the favorite because she brought the beloved marshmallows for Alex.
 We had a wonderful week and hopefully it was a nice break to get Andrew ready for the last stretch of school before graduation.

Monday, March 18, 2013

February Fun

So I've been a really bad blogger and this week my to-do list says to blog three time, you can watch to see if I accomplish that task. February was a fun month with ups and downs. I wanted to do something fun for Valentine's Day so I made these boxes. Each one had three pieces of candy in it and then a piece of paper saying something like: make Valentine cards today, go to Valentine's dance,  make sugar cookies, have heart shaped pizza for dinner.

I thought I planned well and did relatively easy things but I'm a slacker and we didn't get to lots of them. Alex and I spent the month taking turn being sick so that didn't really help either. Next year I will do better. I also hope I can document better next year too, seriously two pictures in two weeks?

 As mentioned above, we spent lots of time being sick and snoozing on the couch.
 At the end of February we got to go to Salt Lake and spend a wonderful weekend with my aunts from my mom's side of the family. Sadly the only pictures we took are from the trampoline place. We ate good food and played games and talked and laughed for the whole weekend and it was so so great! Thanks so much aunt Val for arranging it, and of course thanks to everyone else for coming and playing with us.
 We went to a place called the Wairhouse one evening. Alex loved it! The place was kinda expensive but Andrew and I got one hour passes too. There is a place to play basketball, dodge ball and a spot where you can jump into a foam pit, all involving trampolines. There was even an area only for younger kids so that was great. We had a lot of fun and we all learned that Stacy can still do a somersault on a trampoline. Stacy and I can both still touch our toes, we just had to try some of the stuff we used to do on a trampoline when we were little.

That was our February. Stay tuned for our Spring Break adventures.