June 30, 2015

Swim Lessons

Fred and I have talked about getting the kids into swim lessons for a very long time, actually we wanted to do it when it was just Blaiden.  I am not sure why we never signed up until now but I know that we will defiantly do it again.  The winter lasted so long around here that I was needing something to do with the kids so I started looking into some swim lessons.  It was a little difficult trying to find a time where Blaiden could be in a class alone during the same time where Adilene and I could be in a class.  I found one at our local YMCA and signed up.  The class was 8 weeks long and both the kids and I were sad when they were over.  Fred got to come to the last class.  He watched and took pictures.  Blaiden was so excited to show off for his dad and he is no longer afraid of the water.


(Get ready for picture overload)

With little ones it seems like I try and extend any holiday.  Easter this year lasted almost 2 weeks not counting the month we had Easter egg hunts in the house.  It all started a with our play group where we had an Easter egg hunt.  The kids had such a great time and Blaiden was so excited that there was candy in the eggs.  Adilene wasn't sure about everything but when she found an egg she loved the sound it made when she would shake it.  We got a pair of bunny ears for Blaiden's first Easter and we have got them out every year since and he loves them.  This year we added a purple version for Adilene.  My mom was here for this and it was so fun to have her.  She had a great time with the kids and Blaiden will show off for anyone.

A few days before Easter we dyed our eggs.  Blaiden was very excited for this and that made it all the more fun.  I tried to involve Adilene but she decided that playing under the table was more fun.  Blaiden did much better this year then last year, he only broke about half the eggs this time around.  He also was very conscious about the mess he was making.  I guess I should let him be a little messier sometimes. 

Easter Sunday was a great day.  The kids didn't wake up too early but when they did Fred and I got to watch as they searched for eggs and discovered what the Easter bunny left them.  Blaiden was thrilled to show Adilene what was in her basket.  I think this will be the last holiday she will be okay with him opening everything for her, he is going to be disappointed when he figures this out.

The Easter bunny this year was tricky and not only did he hide eggs inside he also hid some outside.  I guess that is what happens when Fred and I blend our family traditions.  Then it was time to get busy in the kitchen.  I always invite people over for "family" holidays because I know it is hard to always spend these special days when your family is so far away.  We had 5 people over this year and had a great time.  Dinner turned out wonderful and despite having to use lawn chairs around the dining room table it worked out great!

June 18, 2015

Babysitter G-ma

Leaving my kids while Fred and I went on vacation was one of the hardest things I have done.  Being a stay at home mom I don't have a lot of time away from my kids, which is the way I like it.  I know I am more of a "helicopter" mom and although I try to not be too crazy, I know this is how I will always be (my poor kids!).  So when we decided to leave there was only one person I knew I could leave my kids with, my mom.  She is way more relaxed then I am and defiantly gives the kids more candy then I would like but she is one great G-ma.

She flew in on Thursday and it was so cute when we picked her up because Blaiden saw her and ran so fast he almost made her fall over when he hugged her.  Adilene was going through some pretty bad separation/stranger anxiety and so she was a little freaked out when my mom started kissing on her.

On Friday we all got to go to play group where there was an Easter egg hunt for the kids.  We all had a good time and I am happy my mom got to be a part of the holiday.  Then it was time for Fred and I to leave.  It was so hard walking out the door but Blaiden was pushing me out saying "daddy is going to leave you" so that made it a little easier. 

I am not sure what filled the rest of their time I know they went on walks, played in the yard, made cinnamon rolls, and played hard so they all could take a nap together every day.  The nights were a little difficult because the kids had been sick and Adilene's nose was so stuffy.

Overall I think the kids and my mom had a great time! I was sooo ready to be home and have my whole family back together but I am also very thankful for the time the kids got to spend with their G-Ma. 

June 15, 2015

Mobile Snapshots #6

I try and always publish this post on the 15th.  I am almost 2 months behind but I still wanted to share these photos today even if they are a little out of order.  Lets hope in the next couple of weeks I can get a little more caught up.