Monday, January 19, 2015

I wanna go to Disney again right now

We went in November.  Travis and I ran the Wine and Dine half marathon in the rain with his sister and her hubby.  The kids had a great time.  We tried to do too much.  We should have spent more time kicking back by the pool.  Disney was more crowded than it has ever been when we have been there and we didn't enjoy that.  Next time I think we are skipping the races and going when they say the crowds are at their lowest.

Here are some pictures of the trip.  Peter Pan's Flight was their favorite ride.

And so now we are thinking about returning to the House of Mouse next Feb.  Let the planning begin!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Mommy, you're the best!

videoThis morning while getting Brett dressed I gave him a kiss on his shoulder after I took his PJ top off. I have done this pretty much everyday since he was born. He looked at me and said "Thank you mommy!" Then he asked me to put his shirt in him. I did and then he asked me to give his a kiss. I did and he said "Mommy, you're the best!" I of course loved it! Thanks little big buddy! I love you!

This video is from last weekend. It's too cute!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A Short Summer

Brett turned 3 on Monday.  Wow.  3.  That doesn't seem possible.  Wasn't I just pregnant and feeling him kick me nonstop?  He's grown into such a cute little man.  He is full of "I love you, mommy's", hugs and kisses.  Don't get me wrong, he is also entering the terrible three's.  Temper tantrums have commenced for sure.  He had his three year old doctor appointment today and his doctor said he looked perfect.  He weighed in at 35 lbs which is 79th percentile, which is pretty much where he has been tracking since he turned 1.  He took a little jump in height to 38.3 inches though which moved him to 68th percentile.  I'm glad he took that jump, I had been wondering if he was going to be a short little guy.

He had a Jake and the Neverland Pirates birthday party.  Here are some pictures.

Julee and Marty brought over their blow up pool that has a slide.  All of the kiddos had a ton of fun playing outside.

Papa, Grandma, & Grammy with Sam and Brett.

He wanted a Bucky cake and I was daring enough to give it a try.  I thought it was just ok but the kids loved it so I must have done something right.  Brett didn't want to eat it, he wanted to play with it.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

4 year old tantrum

Tonight Travis went on a bike ride and I took Sam and Brett to the park. We were having a good time on the merry go round and finally Brett asked to stop. Sam agreed and so we stopped. Brett got off and Sam said she wanted to be pushed some more. I said we should take a break and then could come back later. She proceeded to stomp her foot at me. She knows she isn't supposed to do that. I said "I'm not pushing you any more tonight". She started to whine at me.

Then we were playing on the slide and she said "I don't like you!" Well that did it. I was done with her attitude for the evening and I told her so. She asked me to push her on the swing and I said "since you don't like me, I don't think I need to help you". Tears and more tears followed. I held my ground. I still feel guilty though.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Travis' 1st tri of the season

Travis and his sister Kris did the first tri of the season for our tri group. Sam, Brett and I loaded up and went to watch. We saw them both come out of the water but then it started to rain so we packed up and headed to the mall to play instead.

Brett promptly pooped his diaper about 10 minutes into play time. He has done this the last two times we have gone to the mall to play. They weren't ready to leave so I being the awesome mom that I am let him run around for at least twenty more minutes stinking up the joint. Sorry to all of the rest of you who were there and had to witness this shining moment.

After lunch Travis, Sam and Brett napped and watched tv. I put in 26 miles on the trainer and then caught a break in the rainy weather and was able to get in 24 more outside. I was barreling down the trail and had to come to a screeching halt when I saw a tree down across the trail. I jumped off, hoisted my bike and then myself over and continued on my way. It was a good ride.

Tonight was a movie night and we snuggled on the couch and watched Tangled. Well at least Sam, Travis and I did. Brett was too busy building forts, driving motorcycles and fleeing bad guys!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Cute quote of the day

Yesterday when we were getting in the car to go to the mall Brett said "Sit back here by me mommy." When I got in he said, "Thanks mommy. I like you!"