Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010


Last weekend we took the kids to Mt Charleston to go sledding. Even though it has been in the 70's here and super nice there is still snow on the mountains.
Last time we took Devin sledding he hated it! He was cold and miserable and kept telling us "Brrr. Brrr." the whole time. Thankfully this time he loved it. He preferred to go with Jared and every time they got to the bottom of the hill he would exclaim, "Mama Mia!" By the end he was getting brave and wanted to go down by himself. He really enjoyed that and didn't even mind the times he would wipe out.
She. Hated. Every. Second.
We made her go down twice and by the time she was like this, I took her to the car to hang out. She was happy eating animal crackers and playing with the radio.

 Haha. My favorite picture from the day.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Banana bread and chocolate milk

I just had to write this down...
The other day I was in the car with the kids running errands. Devin and I had this conversation...

Devin: I marry Hannah when I big.
Me: Oh really? Well, what kinds of things will you do when you are married?
Devin: We do this (he puckers his lips like he is going to kiss)
Me: Laughing Alright, what else will you do?
Devin: Eat banana bread. And drink chocolate milk.
Me: That sounds yummy. What will you do after that? (I was really curious about what a 4 year old thinks marriage is all about)
Devin: Um, play games and watch movies.

Steph and I had a good laugh about the whole thing.
And a post without pictures is never fun, so here are a few of the two of them.

The first picture I took of the two of them--

At the Flamingo

The Flamingo year later.
We call this one their engagement picture


When Steph was super sick with Aubrey I watched Hannah quite a bit. They thought it was hilarious to sneak off. And this is where I would always find them.

Last summer. Don't you love how she is attacking him in every picture?

Monday, March 22, 2010

Devin Dunked the Dean

This last weekend was Jared's alumni softball tournament. I know, I know--Jared and his softball. He is obsessed.
They played Friday night and won so they played again Saturday morning. I almost didn't go Saturday since the games are not that enjoyable for me. I never get to sit and watch the game--I just run after kids and block them from running onto the field. But I'm really glad we went. They had a bunch of fun games and activities for the families.

They had a bounce house....
Cookies, Lemonade, hot dogs,hamburgers...

and now to explain the title of this post. I am really mad that I didn't get more pictures of this, but I was holding Adalynn. They brought in a dunk tank and put the dean of the law school in there. You could pay, I think $2, to buy a ball and try and dunk him. Devin thought it was hilarious so he asked if he could throw a ball. Jared agreed to let him--and Devin missed. But that didn't stop him. After he missed he ran up to the target and hit it with his hand, which worked, and dunked the dean. I was embarrassed, but everyone laughed and thought it was hilarious (well, maybe everyone except the dean). So if you are ever in a dunk tank and Devin is around, watch out.

P.S. Jared had 2 more softball games Saturday night (with his city league team)


Miss Addie is really growing up! And I'm not sure how I feel about that!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Childrens Museum

In November I bought an annual pass to the children's museum here in Vegas. We try and go about once a month to get our moneys worth. The kids really enjoy it--we were there yesterday for three hours, and I know Devin and Hannah could have stayed at least another hour.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

St Pattys Day

Hope everyone had a fun St Patricks Day!

We did a few things to celebrate...

A few days ago the kids made these. I got the idea from Devin's teacher (they made a snowman which was so cute!) and he really seemed to like it so we attempted to make a shamrock. It ended up just being a big blob, but they didn't care. So what it is, is one part glue and one part shaving cream. I added a little green food coloring . It is fun to play with and it dries very soft and puffy.

 Breakfast. Which was kinda perfect since Devin's favorite book lately has been Green Eggs and Ham.

 Before school



After lunch the kids played with homemade green play dough. I love Devin's little CTR ring--he got it Sunday and has been wearing it ever since. I asked him if he knew what CTR meant and he told me "choose the right" very matter a factly.

And why not top this all off with a green bath?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Escape Artist

Nothing, and I mean nothing keeps Devin from escaping. We hoped installing the extra lock at the top of the door would at least give me a few more minutes until he ran out of the house, but as you can see the whole process only takes about 15 seconds. This kid!

Last Weekend

My family came for a quick visit last weekend. The kids were so excited. Devin calls our guest room Grandma's room and the whole week before he kept making cards for my parents and wrapping the most random things as presents. He seriously sat at the window for a good part of Thursday night just waiting for them to pull up.

 I took them to the gym, DI, Old Navy and Target. We took the kids to the park and went out to eat at Red Lobster and Cafe Rio--two of my favorite places! So, we didn't do anything fancy, but still had a good time.

 My mom is one of the happiest, friendliest people I know. She makes friends wherever she goes. She made friends with the girl at Old Navy, who kept calling her Holla Paula, and Emilio (guy from the gym) let her and my sister work out two days for free (which normally would have been $80).
She is also such a cute grandma.

I took my sister's senior pictures also. I've never really taken senior pictures before, but I think I like it! I could tell my sister what to do and where to stand and she actually listened! I am not used to that! And yeah, my little sister is beautiful!

Monday, March 8, 2010


Thank you Katie!

My good friend Katie gave us this swing set. The kids LOVE it and I like that they have something to do outside.
She could swing for hours.

 I told Devin to go down the slide so I could get a picture of him and this was his response. 

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Lately Adalynn has been obsessed with water. She would play in the sink all day if I let her.
Devin has been doing this lately where he will gather the most random things and build something. Then he has to explain to me what it is and how it works. And man, can his explanations get lengthy. I bet you are all dying to know what this is, right? It is an ice cream maker. And it makes banana bread ice cream.
Devin has been asking for a wii since we went to visit Sean and Sam last summer. We used our Christmas money to get one and Devin is one happy kid. I am so not a video game person, but I actually like the wii. Devin kinda stinks at it, but still likes to play it....
...especially while wearing Adalynn's clothes.
We made cupcakes the other day and Adalynn was so excited. Until...

I took them away.
 Going on a walk

Sometimes my kids are so sweet to each other and that makes me very happy. This was right before Devin got on the bus for school. Every day when he leaves she says "bye bye Ne-nin" I love how she says Devin.

 Spring is here!