Monday, April 30, 2012

April happenings

I can't believe that April is over already I swear time is just flying by so fast these days.  We are all waiting patiently for Jason to finish his finals this week so we can have daddy around for the summer.  I know we are looking forward to that.  The biggest thing that has happened lately is Noah is potty trained!!!  I started last week and it was one long week with lots of accidents (which I know is to be expected) but he finally went poop in the potty on Sunday and I was thrilled, so lets hope he continues to do so I am loving this not changing diapers thing.  Noah I am sorry about posting pictures like this of you, I am sure one day you will be very embarrassed but it is my right as a mother.

We went and surprised grandma at work and Noah made himself right at home.

The weather has been so nice we pulled out the bikes and the bike trailer and have gone on a few rides.  The boys love to ride in the trailer, who am I kidding some times I wish I was riding in the trailer.

Ashton has been riding his bike so well again this year, he learned how to ride with no training wheels late last summer and he picked it right back up again.  He is getting better at making it to the top of the street which in on an incline, so I am so proud of him. 

Of course Noah isn't about to be left out of riding bikes, he gets on this little bike and follows after Ashton and Daddy, it makes me a little nervous when he heads in the street after them. 

I was on the computer and turned around, Ashton had fallen asleep on the floor.

Noah is so addicted to the Ipad, I have to hide it most days  cause if I don't he turns into a little monster. 

I wish I could say we have made some progress on the bathroom but this is what it has looked like for the last month.  At least the toilet works, I need Jason's help to get the sink in and then I can get the finishing touches done.  As soon as school is over this is the first project Jason gets to help me with.

The boys have an entire playroom filled with toys to play with and what are they doing, watching the Ipads, its another reason they are hidden so often.

I love love when this tree is in bloom, it is so pretty.

Ashton needed something to put his tooth in when he lost it so I quickly made this up for him that day.  I found the idea on pinterest, and just made it with the fabric I had at home on hand.  It think it turned out pretty cute.  We will be using it again pretty soon, Ashton has another loose tooth.

Noah asleep in the trailer on another bike ride. 

I love moments like this when they are being so cute together, it is a rare thing these days.

I finally finished the gallery wall in the family room, I love how it turned out with all the different frames.

 I had to order a new case for my iPhone, my old one had a crack in it and was catching on everything.

We finally got the boys bunk beds, they are darker than what I originally wanted but I still like them, and the boys love them so that is what matters.  I actually think that with the bunk beds in this room it makes it look bigger, which is a good thing we rooms as small as these.

On my hunt last minute for the bunk beds I came across this bed for Jason and I.  I have been wanting this bed forever from Pottery Barn but just couldn't stomach how much it cost, so when I found it for 1/3 of the price at Down East Home I was thrilled.  I feel so grown up with such a nice bed finally after almost 6 years of marriage.

Noah's favorite thing to do while Ashton in at Preschool is going to Target and getting a bagel.  We do this a couple of times a week. 

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Treehouse Museum

So a couple of weeks ago I took the boys to the Treehouse Museum in Ogden.  Noah right away found an area that was full of train tables and he didn't want to leave, I had to convince him to try and check out some of the other fun areas there were.  Once I did he was happy, we had a blast checking everything out. 

Why is it so hard to get these two to look at me at the same time and smile, this is the best I could get.

Afterward we went and lunch at teh Pizza Factory we had so much fun, it reminded me of last summer when we had made our list of fun things to do and would make a day out of it sometimes.  I can't wait till this summer to be able to do that again.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Vegas Baby!!

So last week Jason had to go to Vegas for work and he asked if I wanted to come along with him.  I thought why not, so I drove down with the boys and we had great time.  I know a lot of people think Vegas and kids aren't a good match, but I was surprised at the amount of things they have for kids to do.  So we dropped Jason off at the airport on Tuesday and then we headed on our way,  we made a stop to buy the boys a new game for their leapsters and that I have to say was such a good idea on my part, they played with those leapsters almost the entire ride down to Vegas except for when they both fell asleep.  We had to stop in St George so I could go to Swig and place my friend has been raving about and it totally held up to its reputation.  I got a sugar cookie (the best I have had in I think ever) and a diet mountain dew with mango puree.

 We got to Vegas and it was dinner time so we got settled in our room we were staying at the Wynn and waited for Jason for  about 30 mins and we headed off to dinner. 

After dinner we walked to TI so see the show they do outside, we had about 30 mins to wait for it to start, the boys were so excited to see the show and were starting to get restless, so Jason was trying to keep them entertained, and then tragedy struck for Noah.  He had been wearing this gold necklace (they were left over from their pirate party in November) well he had brought it from home and had been wearing it all day, he was playing with Jason and he made him do a flip and the necklace fell off his neck and landed on the boardwalk we were standing on and as Jason bent down to pick it up it slipped between the boards and landed in the water below.  Noah immediately started to sob, he was so upset he just wanted his necklace, it was so sad and yet so funny at the same time how sad he was over this silly necklace.  I finally got him calmed down when they announced that they weren't going to be able to do the show because of high winds. 

These pictures were right before Noah lost his necklace

The boys were so sad over this one but there was nothing we could do, so we left and headed to Walgreen's to try and find Noah a replacement for his necklace.  This child was so funny he would be fine one minute then the next he was heartbroken again over his lost necklace.  We made it to Walgreen's and the boys got to pick out a new necklace, we got a few treats and headed back to the hotel.  We had a couple of blocks to walk back to the Wynn and Noah had a new necklace that he seemed happy with but still he stopped and few times to  cry again over his lost necklace. 

Noah showing off his new necklace in the lobby of the Wynn

Wednesday we got up and I let the boys watch some cartoons, they were in heaven, I never let them watch TV in the mornings.  Jason headed off to his conference and we wouldn't see him till around dinner time.  I slowly got ready and we eventually made it out of the room, it did take some convincing I think the boys would of been happy to stay and watch cartoons for as long as I would of let them. 

Our first stop was to head to Caesars Palace and we checked out the big aquarium and we had some lunch there also.  I tried to check out a few stores but the boys weren't so cooperative so we moved on.  Our next stop was Mandalay Bay to see the Shark Reef, the boys were pretty excited about this one, we had to wait about 10-15 mins in line for our tickets  but it didn't think that was so bad, I started talking to a couple of ladies in front of us and the one made a comment I still don't know quite how to take, she asked me if we were from Utah, then she said I figured you were by how you were dressed.  I looked like I was from Utah I don't know if that was a compliment or not. 

We finally made it in and I had a struggle with Noah wanted to be slow and check things out he kept wanting to run through everything, actually that's what he did the whole time we were in Vegas he ran everywhere we went, I spent a lot of time yelling "Noah come back you are to far" "Noah hold my hand there are to many people" "Noah come back, too far" I guess at least he was really good other than that.  The shark reef was fun there were lots of fun fish and sharks to check out and the boys had fun so that's what counts right! Of course at the end they make you go through the gift shop so the boys picked out matching sharks and were pretty happy with themselves.  So we headed back to the car, I am so glad we got there when we did cause the line was about 4 times as long and the boys would of never been able to wait that long. 

This just makes me laugh the boys would run to get on the escalators then Ashton had to sit cause his leags were tired. 

We finally made it back to our room and I was so glad to be able to relax for a minute and no more herding Noah, along the boys I think were happy to play and be able to watch more cartoon till Daddy was done for the day.  We headed to dinner and ate at Margaritaville, it wasn't that great the best part was the balloon people the boys enjoyed that and it kept them entertained.  After dinner we headed back to the hotel once again to just hang out. 

We never did get a great family picutre so we tried in the elevator on our way to the room for the night.

We only had one bed in the room so I had then bring up a roll-a-away for the boys to sleep on.  It worked out perfectly one boy on each end. 

We were leaving the next morning Jason was going to drive home with us so we weren't going to leave till around noon, I thought about going to do something with the boys but then decided against it, they were happy watching cartoons (can you tell they don't get to watch many cartoons at home) Jason ended up getting done earlier than expected so we were able to leave a little earlier.  We decided to have lunch before he headed on our way home.  We went and found an On the Border our favorite Mexican restaurant that they don't have in Utah had lunch and headed home.

So while Jason and I were in the shower, that last morning I put cartoons on for the boys and when we got out of the shower this is what I found.  Noah had decided to try and get a treat from the mini bar.  This silly mini bar had a timer on it so if things are removed for longer than 60 sec then you are charged for it.  I quickly put it back in hopes we wouldn't be charged for it.  We lucked out and weren't.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tooth Fairy

So I was in the office on my computer and Ashton comes running in "mom, mom look" he was holding his tooth in his hand.  He has had a loose tooth for a while now, and just this morning before I dropped him off for preschool he commented on how loose it was.  I checked it out and sure enough it was pretty loose.  I just didn't expect it to come out today.

This is how Ashton said it happened, he was wiggling the tooth alot while watching a movie, and then it just fell out in his mouth, so he spit it out in his hand and came to show me.  I can't believe my baby has lost his first tooth, it seems like just yesterday he was my only baby.  They sure do grow up fast.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Dying Eggs

We dyed eggs a few days before Easter, I did 2 1/2 dozen this year cause last year I didn't do enough, but then this year I had to finish the last 1/2 dozen cause the boys were done pretty quickly. 

Noah was pretty excited to see his name show up on his egg

See my egg?

And no activity would be the same without some kind of meltdown from Noah.  Can't remember why he got upset something silly I am sure.

Not only was there a meltdown from Noah but then the boys decided to fight over something, I can't remember, (man I am getting forgetful in my old age)

Jason was there he was just the one taking the pictures, he wasn't in the mood to dye eggs.