Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Mommy/Daughter Date

Beauty and the Beast came to town and we were able to get tickets before they sold out, so I took Gavyn on a Mommy/Daughter date! Beauty and the Beast has always been my favorite Princess movie, and I have always wanted to see it on stage. Gavyn LOVES all things princess, so it was perfect! We got there WAY too early (I thought the show started at 7, it started at 7:30) but I got an awesome parking spot, so that was a plus.

We played outside for about 20 minutes before heading inside to find where we were sitting.

A rose for my princess...she wanted the Belle doll, but um wasn't going to spend that much money at the overpriced merchandise table, so we settled for a rose. She held it all night long and waved it at the end. We had a slight meltdown once we got to our seats, I guess the upper box seats freaked her out a bit! And then she was saying she was scared of Gaston and didn't want to watch him fight the Beast and that she wanted her Daddy. I was finally able to calm her down and told her she could sit on my lap and that I would keep her safe. Well she ended up on my lap for all of the first part. After Intermission, she stood up some and sat in her own chair all of 5 seconds and then was back on my lap. She ended up loving it and talked nonstop on the way home until about 10 minutes from our house, and she was out. It was a great Mommy/Daughter date and will be planning many more!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Playing at the Park

If we are friends on Facebook, you might have already seen all these pictures (and more than likely all future pictures). However my mom, who is on FB but hardly checks it, asked that I post more often on the blog (cause she checks the blog often). So here you go mom, now you don't have to "get onto" me anymore! :)

Since the weather is in the 70s this week (complete opposite of our blizzard weather) I promised the kids we would go to the park one day. I found Mikah's old baby sunglasses and grabbed them at the last minute before heading out the door. Lukas wasn't quite sure about them at first...

But then he got distracted and momentarily forgot that some weird black thing was on his face. I love his little peach fuzz mowhawk shining in the sun!

Started out at the playground, which Gavyn was happy about....Mikah....

not so much....he really wanted to play sports and had brought his football, baseball and bat. I told him we would play on the playground for about 10 minutes and then move on to the sports. He huffed/puffed/sulked on the bench for a bit, but then the draw of the playground got him off of it. Still wasn't too happy about it though, as you can see in the picture.

Time to move on to sports and we have a complete transformation on our hands. I was wearing Lukas in my hotslings, so he had to throw the football gently to me and then I would throw it back.

Lukas really liked the park, no really he much so that it put him right to sleep! :)

Gavyn taking a break and snacking on FunDip from her Valentine's day candy stash. The wind was a little too much for us (as you can tell in the pic from Gavyn's hair in her face), so we packed it up and headed home before getting ready for KONNECT at Church.

We had a great time at the park and are so enjoying the nice warm weather...just hope it lasts...

Friday, February 18, 2011


So we had a blizzard come through OK a few weeks back and we were snowed in for a few days, which was totally fine with me! Picture out our front door, sorry it's not that good of a pic.
Gavyn checking out the snow from her window...the kids and I went out to play in the fluffy white stuff and had a lot of fun!

Aftermath of being outside in the snow

Lukas didn't feel so good, so he spent alot of time doing this. He had his first ear infection. :(

First time in the snow!

Chris made some YUMMY Chicken N Waffles, oh my word - SO GOOD!

Mickey Mouse pancakes were served as well...

I took advantage of the time at home and found myself crafting, here are a few things I made!

Hair clip and Headband

Owl Teether Toy

Tie Pacifier Holders for a couple of upcoming baby gifts.
I really enjoyed our time together at home and with the family. Got a bit stir-crazy after the second day stuck in the house. All the snow melted and then we got hit with more snow a week later....crazy OK weather!