Friday, February 17, 2012

Odds and Ends

Just playing a little catch up on things we've been up to!

A few weeks ago, the weather was so nice that I bundled the kids up and busted out the wagon they got for Christmas. It was so great to get outside...even if it was just for a day! Of course this is what a walk always does to a child!
And the other weekend, Chad and I took the kids to campus to roam around in the gym

A child has an entire gym to play with balls galore and of course her favorite thing to play with is the drinking fountain!

Brielle did have fun running down the court with her Dad...of course her idea of running is making Dad run while she rides on his shoulders!

And who doesn't wish every shot they did could be like this! (If only my lay ups could've been this close to the hoop...then I wouldn't have had any problems!)

Bryce had a good ole time too...just roaming and playing

And this little man turned 8 months old this past week. My can that be?! He is crawling all over the place, standing and walking by all the furniture, and even conquering the stairs...ay yai yai...he is keeping us on our toes! But, oh man, this poor little boy has been struggling lately because of his teeth. He just hasn't been his normal happy self...2 teeth have popped through the hopefully that will give him some reprieve!

And we had a special Princess Valentine from our Prince Charming on Tuesday night...complete with cupcakes and candles!

And we start our kids with washing and drying dishes early in our household! Brielle's washing and Bryce is helping with drying!

Isn't this just the cutest?! (I'm bias I know!)

My parents were in town this past weekend and of course with everything going on these are the only 2 pictures I got the whole weekend! We had such a great time with them and, as always, Brielle continually asks to see Grandma and Grandpa just minutes after they leave!

Either my dad is boring company...or they tuckered her out!

Monday, February 6, 2012

A Visitor to My World!

So on most days I spend all day with the kids and by the end of the day my patience can run pretty thin. A lot of the time I get frustrated with them or short with them or I get impatient and snappy and I feel like the worst parent in the world.....especially since Chad is normally a patient, calm, and collected person even with the kids.

But.......Chad got firsthand experience of my world on Sunday. I suggested that he and Brielle make cookies together while I did some cleaning before the Super Bowl. It started off well.....but then I kind of enjoyed watching his fuse grow short (hee-hee) as Brielle:

1-stuck her hand in the flour in the mixing bowl

2-dumped an unknown amount of the teaspoon of baking powder on her feet (leaving Chad to guess how much to add)

3-demanded that she crack the eggs (and you can guess how that went)

4-violently stirred the dry mixture without being asked to do so sending a good bit of it to find a home on the floor.

5-ate "finger-fuls" of batter and picked out chocolate chips..........and (drum roll!)

6-sneezed in the batter

Oh, may I just say that witnessing this whole experience made me feel a whole lot better about myself and how I feel about the kids after a long day with them! Thank you Chad! And despite the sneeze...the cookies still turned out really good!

I think Chad was as hot as the oven by the end of it, but the cookies turned out great! Anyone want to try some?