Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Easter & the Escape Artist

I may still be in my twenties on paper(for the next month at least) but having kids has added years to my life.  When Aiden was around 16 months, he climbed out of his Pack-n-Play and I knew that it was about time to take him out of his crib because I did not want him to fall out and get hurt. Connor is right around 16 months, without any kind of warning this kid climbs/falls out of his crib. Thankfully, he does not seem to have sustained any injuries but he has managed to totally freak out this mommy. Apparently, 16 months is the age for my children to decide that they are too big for their cribs. With Aiden, I was a little hesitant to change his bed at such a young age but since he was pretty advanced I did not see it as too big of a deal.  Connor, on the other hand, is not ready to sleep in a "toddler bed," so I am trying to come up with creative solutions to keep him in his crib a little longer.  We turned his crib around, so that the lower part is against the wall and he will be forced to try to climb the much higher side of the crib. I am hoping that will put a stop to my escape artist for at least a little while.

Meal Plan for 3/28-4/2

Monday: Ham & Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Tuesday: Garlic-Lemon Double Stuffed Chicken & Quinoa(new)

 ***This was amazing***

Wednesday: Pasta Carbonara

Thursday: Broccoli Chicken Rice Casserole

Friday: Ham & Cheese Hot Pockets

Saturday: Homemade Pizza (Haven't decided on Toppings) & Salad

Sunday: Pot Roast, Potatoes & Carrots


 Dave Getting Spoiled By My Family For His Birthday

 Beautiful Dyed Eggs!

Delicious Easter Food!

Mara & Me

Playground Fun!

 Grandpa Hanging Out

Fun By the Pool

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Look at What My Boy Did!

Before time marches on and takes this month without me putting up a single post, I decided to slip this one in.  March has been incredibly busy, volleyball has been taking up a lot of the time that I would usually spend on the blog. I cannot complain about volleyball, though, because it has been so nice to get out and be active doing something that I really love.  It feels so good! I am going to be sad when the season is over, I don't know if anyone else on the team can say that though. We have had a rough season so far, which include losses and inner team conflict but I have still thoroughly enjoyed myself.
The main reason that I wanted to post, is that I wanted to share a photo with you guys. Aiden wrote his name for the first time all by himself, in a really legible way. We have been working on it, and he has made attempts in the past but you could not tell what all the letters were.

Hooray! It is so awesome to work with your child and see them learn and grow. I am so proud of him!  Speaking of proud, I got to serve on my very first jury! I am working on a post about it, hopefully I will have it up by the end of the month. Dave just finished up his spring break on Sunday, it was so nice to have him home for two weeks. The boys loved it and are having a little trouble adjusting to Daddy having to be back at work. I have been seriously slacking at taking pictures but here are a few of the past couple weeks.
My parents treated me to see Wicked for an early birthday present!

We were playing Hi Ho Cherry-O. I'm teaching him to lose gracefully.

Eating together by the fish tank.

Putting on the puppet show at the library.

Aiden cracking me up with his hat in the car.

Wearing his Daddy's pants...

Hello Hermit Crabs!!!

Went to a Cake Decorating Class and this is the result.

And that's all folks!!!

*If you are wondering about the limited pictures of Connor, he is not always keen on having his picture taken. Every time I take my phone out to take his picture, he runs at me and tries to take it from me. I am hoping that this will get better, but so far it hasn't.