Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend!

We had a fun, quiet Memorial weekend! We had no plans, because we thought the weather was going to be yucky, but it turned out so nice!! We finally pressure washed our roof and car port which was badly neeeded! Jon got to borrow his dads bike again and go for a nice ride too!
Friday night we had our "movie night", kid's pick of course. So it was Stuart Little 3, and The Aristocats. Jon fell asleep during the movie, but the kids did not let him go down easy!! Then Ari and I slept on the couch, which she'd been wanting to do for a while!! I must say our new couch is waaay too comfy...I could sleep out there everynight!! Sunday my mom and I took the kids to U Village. It was so nice out..we let Darren get SOAKING wet in the fountains. It was soo funny. He actually had a crowd around him watching...i tried to get some photos & vids, but the timing wasnt perfect, I was too busy laughing. Also apparently since my last blog about him being scared of slides, he has gained some confidence. He went down the slide in the toy area there no problem, over and over! I guess he didnt want me spreading rumors about him being a chicken. After U Village we stopped by my grandparents house for a visit..and a round of naked tag, Darrens favorite game...I wonder how he'll feel about these pictures when he's older?? Enjoy!
Actually smiling normal for a photo!! Thanks D!!

These were some funny movies!!

Getting "Comfy Cozy"

No Sleeping during movie night!!

How can you not be in love with this monster??

Seriously..no sleeping Jon!

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Here's some cute ones from U Village

Darren tried to get all the other kids to get as wet as him..it was pretty funny..

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This little 1 year old was copying him and followed him in the water...then got a little scared..

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At Great Gandma & Great Grandpas house:
I have to thank Darren for covering himself so nicely for this photo op!

He LOVES flowers

Grammy and Ari being too cute

My grandparents have the best backyard!! Notice D towards the end doing his signature run..putting his chin up..funny boy

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I dont think Grammy knew I was taping this!!

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And finally ended the weekend with D and Wayde snuggling in the chair

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Potty Training Update!!

Ari is still wearing underwear!! Whooo hooo! It seems now we are completely out of the diaper stages with her! She started not wearing a diaper at night this week also and has done great w/ that! Even woke jon up at 3:00am to go potty today which is a HUGE step for her!! Im so proud! and happy about the money we'll save on diapers!!! I never thought I would get so excited over anything that has to do with "potty"...

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

No News is Good News I guess!

I havent updated in a while..simply because not much is going on around here! We enjoyed the nice weather last weekend and got a lot done on our yard, had a bbq, and played pretty hard outside with the kids! I've realized Jon and I have raised the two most "chicken" kids in the world. At 2 & 4 neither of them will run through a sprinkler, they like to run right along the edge so they dont get too wet. Neither will just jump into a little pool, (and I mean LITTLE, as in 4in of water) after about an hour they will slowly start to sit down in it. Both are pretty scared of slides of all sized (even baby ones) and D still is scared of swinging. I actually thought i was kind of brave, but maybe not! Maybe now that their Dad is an official Biker Dude they will toughen up a little bit!!
Heres some pics from the last week or so!

Lookin' cute at the park

Ari sat here for a good 10 min before actually going down this SCARY slide!

They love the skate park here at our park

Look what someone did to the toys...how rude..

Mothers day brunch, just the girls. D got to spend the day with Grampa Fred!

Our neighbors gave us this cool Buzz Lightyear tent, the kids love it!!

Big suprise D likes to put it upside down and lay down on the top!!

Though he's scared of the slides, he loves to scare me and hang off the edge..this is ALL he wants to do at the park

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This is pretty good for Ari to be able to climb this! She was so proud she wanted me to video her!!

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Monday, May 5, 2008

She did it!!

After trying and trying very unsuccessfully, our little miss Ari is FINALLY Potty Trained!! It all happened very quick, and easy. As we suspected, she just needed to wait till she was ready and BOOM, done. We're going on about a week now with just diapers at night. She's only had 2 "oops" moments and she is just so excited about the whole thing! (as are we). I know she is over 4 and to most people that is so so late to potty train, but given everything Ari has been through, I found it better not to push her too hard, she has never taken to that very well. She likes to do things on her own time, her own way. She's definitely our little miracle and this feels like a really big step for her in the right direction!! Go Ari Go!!

Big Girl! No Diapers!!

Posing, of course

Darren cooking up some treats in the "kitchen"...

or, trying to break it and make it a slide

Sunny spring day!!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Hola little miss Maizey!!

Wouldn't you know I leave for my first real vacation in 5 years, and Lana has a baby while I'm gone!! While I was really upset that i couldn't be there, luckily I was in Cancun with Jessica (that's right, no husbands, no kids!!) and we were able to have a pretty good time! OK the best time! We literally did NOTHING but lay in the sun every day, all day. We slept in late and never left our hotel. It was the most relaxing vacation ever!! The best part is Jon and the kids had a blast while i was gone! I cannot believe how well they did with out me, it was re-assuring, and, I might have to take more of these Vacation things....OK, Future vacation planning aside...
Ryan and Lana welcomed Maizey into the world 4/25/08, she is the tiniest peanut ever weighing 5lbs 3oz. She is the cutest sweetest thing I've ever seen. I fell instantly in love with her!! So did Darren, he wanted to kiss her..and hold her. Maybe in a few years bubba...So here is some photos from the busy last week we had around here.
I'd like to look out my kitchen window and see this everyday please:

Our pool we had to ourselves everyday, even with its own bar!

My Favorite pair of flip flops EVER!!

I cannot believe I wasn't here for her arrival!
Maizey Louise & Mommy Lana

There's a new princess in town!!

How cute is this family?

This is maybe the sweetest picture I've ever seen