Saturday, June 29, 2013

May Mobile Moments 2013

I took over 300 pictures with my phone in May!  I guess we had a lot of fun.  Here are just a few of the best moments.
Anna loves her camera.  She was trying to take "action" shots of Nicholas.  Poor girl was getting really frustrated because Nicholas couldn't hold still in his funny action positions.
 My kids are fascinated with one fire hydrant in our neighborhood.  It has some chains on it and they have to inspect the chains any time we ride or walk by.  They have a certain way that they need to be hooked and they will always stop and fix the chains if they are not that way.
 Anna's cousin Lizzie had a skating party.  Anna was so excited to go skating.  We have never been when the rink is open to the public so I was a little worried about helping them not run all over the place.  They are use to just going where ever they want during our family parties.  Anna had a great time skating.
 Nicholas tried it for a bit.
 He had more fun just "playing" the games.
 Anna was glad that Lizzie and such a fun skating party.
Devin has been working hard to fix our sprinklers.  We went to Home Depot one Saturday and the Sprinkler isle was PACKED!  I guess he isn't the only one working on sprinklers.
 Making tents is always a popular activity on Sunday afternoons.
 I have been trying to read more.  I have a pretty picky opinion of what I read since I don't have a lot of time to read.  There is so much garbage out there in books and I am not going to spend my reading time reading junk.  Moon Over Manifest was FANTASTIC!!!  One of the best books I have read in a long time.  I would love to read it again and read it to my kids.  If I was a upper grade teacher I would be all over this book for read aloud or book groups.
 Anna was given a bag of cookies from one of our neighbors one night.  Some of the cookies "disappeared" that night, we thought she wouldn't notice.  Oh, she did! At lunch the next day she pulled out the bag and said, "WHERE DID ALL MY COOKIES GO!!!"  Busted!
 I had to take Anna and Nicholas to the doctor with me.  I was worried how they would do.  I told them if they were good we could go get donuts after.  They were so good and they loved their donut.  Don't worry, they ate these donuts over the course of several days.  They look huge but they are just normal donuts, the pictures make them look really big.

 Anna loves to run on my treadmill.
 Our cute little neighbor Radek was over one day and the kids were playing kitchen and house.  They had all the food out ready to eat dinner and he stopped them and made them say a prayer.  He even made them close there eye and fold their arms while he prayed.  It was really cute.  He would say, "BE QUIET! I am praying!"
 Nicholas loves to read books on our bath mat while I get ready in the morning.
 I cut a bunch of branches off our trees and Anna and Nicholas had tons of fun waving them around.
 We love warm weather to go for bike rides.
 Anna made a cute "Breakfast in Bed" for me at preschool for Mother's Day.  It was a darling idea!
Our ward had a Cub Scout Carnival for Pack Meeting.  I volunteered to make cotton candy.  Thanks to my dad for teaching me how to make cotton candy and all the many Saturday mornings that we spent making it at the rink.  Good to know that I can still crank out a lot of cotton candy in under an hour.
Anna and Nick are always ready for a bike ride, especially with their cool sunglasses.
I pulled out all my empty jam containers and Nicholas had a great time playing with them before I made strawberry jam.
We are pretty excited that one of the vines from my grandpa's vineyard is actually growing.  I keep hoping that the others will make it too, but at least there is one growing.  See the tinny little green leaf!
After making jam I had a few strawberries left.  I was nice and even saved them to eat with Devin when he got home from work.  Yes, that takes a lot of love.
I finally organized Nick's closet.  Nice to have all the old clothes put away and organized.
Devin had a great 33 birthday.  We made him a chocolate bundt cake.
Devin and the kids said the cake was really good.  It looked good.
They were giving out free Creamies at Costco.  It was the perfect treat on a Saturday afternoon.  Nicholas couldn't get enough of his.
Anna and Nicholas feed off of each other.  They were having fun building towers and screaming about them.
We have started planting our garden.  It was nice to get our tomatoes in.
Anna and Nicholas love reading stories.  I can't help but smile as I listen to them make up stories as they are flipping through their books.
Anna loves to color and often spends a lot of time on her toes coloring.
Anna finished her first year of preschool.  CRAZY!!!!  I loved her portfolio that her teachers put together for her.  It is the perfect collection of the year's best work.
Anna wanted to decorate a Christmas tree.  The coat rack made the perfect tree.  (Don't you love Anna's curlers for dance?)
Anna loves to watch the Kindle in the morning while we are getting ready.  She had to have her balloon and bug clock with her, funny girl.
All the seeds for the garden ready to go!
More tomatoes and peppers planted.
The kids have been really good about doing their jobs.  They love washing the mirrors because they get to stand on the counter.
And that was May!


Vic and Kathy Baldwin said...

I loved all the pictures. I was disappointed when I got to the end that there weren't more. I could have looked for hours. I love you! Give the kids a hug for me.

Kyle and Kat said...

Cute! Next time we are down we should take the kids skating, they would love it!