Sunday, September 26, 2010

Saturday Fun...

Yesterday we had a fun day as a family. I think bowling is my favorite thing to do with the twins. They get SO excited about every single pin they knock over every single time. Tyce was pretty good, except when he thought it would be fun to drop a bowling ball on mommy's toes (while I was wearing flip flops). Here are some pics...

Cute Jackson... I love this picture, he was SO excited because he got ONE pin down! Hahaha...
Tyce ended up bowling Parker's frames and Jack and Josh loved cheering him on...Cute Josh...Daddy and Tyce...Tyce could care less that he got 9 pins down, but Josh sure was excited for him!After bowling we went to Firehouse Subs for dinner. The boys were super excited about their new fireman hats that they got with their kids meals...After dinner we stopped at Nathan's so the boys could get some ice cream. It's funny how fast Josh eats his compared to how slow Jackson eats his. Josh definitely got his mommy's sweet tooth!

They were tired boys when we came home and were all down by 7:30. Yay!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Duck Duck Goose...

Tyce's new favorite thing to do is climb onto the table. He's fallen a few times but still hasn't learned. My worry is that he'll pull down the light fixture! What a punk! One of the boys' favorite things to do before bed is play Duck Duck Goose as a family. We don't just run around the circle though, we run around the house. Tyce has learned quickly how to play and loves it. I love when the twins pick eachother because it's fun to see them race. I think Jackson is the fastest runner, probably because of his long legs! I took some pictures of the fun...

Here I'm chasing Parker and Tyce...
Joshy is the goose...He's a fast little runner...Jack's turn...

I love our nights together as a family and treasure these times that my boys actually WANT to play with mommy and daddy. I know that all too soon those days will be over...

Monday, September 13, 2010

First Day of Preschool!

Today was the twins' first day of preschool. They were SO cute and SO excited. Parker gave them their Father's Blessings last night and it was a very neat experience for our family. They woke up this morning ready and excited. They are going to Bethel Lutheran Preschool and their teacher is Mrs. Morton. It's every day 9-12 and there are only 8 kids in their class, which I love. I am going to miss my boys! It's so scary sending them out into the real world. I feel like I am losing control, and this is only the beginning. Good luck to my big boys!

Here's the standing in front of the school picture... Check out these cool "packpacks." What was even cooler? The price. $4 on clearance. YAY!
Hanging up their backpacks..Here's my sweet Jack at his desk...Here's my sweet Josh at his desk...Waving goodbye to mommy and daddy!

What am I going to do with all this free time? Ha, free time in my dreams. I still have TYCEROO! He's my high maintenance one. I'll just drop them off at school, go to the gym, come home and shower, then go pick them up! And so it schedule revolving around them and school. We're all growing up...

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Daddy's Week

So while Jenn was away for a week, I had the boys. I tried to do some fun things with them and make the most of my week off. I think we had a pretty good time and it was good to spend a lot of time with the boys. I learned first hand what my sweetheart has to deal with everyday and I appreciate her effort in raising our boys so much!

To get the week started, I took them to the waterpark near our house. It's perfect for little kids and they had a lot of fun. The weather was perfect! Jenn was a little jealous of our weather because she was the one who wanted to sit by the pool all week. It was quite a bit warmer here than it was in Oregon (mostly 90's all week). Here are the boys eating their lunch:

Tyce thought he was tough stuff riding this turtle:

The twins had a ball doing everything they could there. Tyce was good too. He found one slide he liked and went on it over and over. He was pretty brave considering it went pretty fast for someone his size and it was all I could do to hang on to his arm as he flew down into the water. I had to get all the boys up on the turtle for a shot:

The next day I went in to work and dropped the boys off with some friends who were amazing to watch our kids for the day. They had a lot of fun and were exhausted when I picked them up. I made a calendar with everything that we wanted to do for the week. It helped the boys get excited about the week and countdown the days till Mommy comes home.

So the next thing we had slated was as trip to the zoo. It was the hottest day of the week and very humid. We were there about 10 minutes and everyone was tired, hungry, hot and needed to go potty. I thought it was going to be a miserable day, but luckily I was smart enought to pack a full cooler that gave us plenty of food, drinks, and ice for the day. When we finally got started, everyone adjusted to the conditions, and we started to take a look around.

They loved chasing pigeons...

...and acting like lions.

It was nice to find a hidden away prairie dog playland in the shade.

The cows were their favorite animals, I guess it's in their blood.

I found another shaded play area that they loved, a big pizza.

Here's Tyce crawling through an olive.

More random fun at the National Zoo.

Of course, that much heat and traipsing around can lead to a melt down or two.

A nice thing we found at the zoo were the mist sprayers. A much needed amenity for the heat.

I had to take a break the day after going to the zoo and we just stayed home. The next day, I was getting cabin fever already and was excited to get out and go to Lake Anna State Park, just an hour South of us. Jenn has blogged about that place before.

Jack said he was a prince in his sand castle. I think he makes a handsome prince ;)

The next to last day of Jenn's absence was Saturday. The BYU football game was on and we went to a friend's house to watch the game. The boys did their best to cheer on the Cougars!

We also found time to go to a park that day where the boys acted like monkeys. We had a bit of a problem when we couldn't find a potty at the last moment, but luckily I had baby wipes and I helped Jackson make his first bear trap in the woods nearby.

The boys and I were excited to have Jenn come home. The boys helped me make a little welcome sign for her. Too bad she came home after midnight because they wanted to hold it up for her at the airport.

I love Jenn so much and I feel like it was a good experience to be at home for a week and see what it's like to have to clean, do laundry, make dinners, discipline, etc. I missed her terribly and even though we had lots of fun, it is a lot better having her home.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Labor Day...

Parker had Monday off for the holiday and, even though we were exhausted from only three hours sleep the night before, we had a fun day as a family. We had a picnic, then rode the carousel, then played at the park. Everyone was in such a good mood and I think we were just all happy to be together again.

Cute guys ready to go... Jack and daddy...
Tyce loved the whole picnic idea...Mommy and Josh (who would NOT leave my lap the entire lunch because he thought bees were going to get him)...They loved the carousel...It was a very hot day but we all still had fun...

After the park we went to 711 and got slurpees, which is always a hit with my boys. After dinner we put the kids down and Parker and I enjoyed watching some football together on the couch. I love my family!