Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Posted by Becky at 12:51 PM
Monday, February 15, 2010
Will has developed a very strong fashion sense. I like to call it "I do what I want!" This particular day he was wearing this lovely ensemble (he put on Sam's shirt, the gloves, goggles, and hat on his own). He sat down on his motorcycle, said, "Mommy, I'm a bad guy!", lowered his goggles from his forehead to his eyes, and took off on his motorcycle.
Will took off his shirt and put on Molly's pumpkin hat. He "helped" me organize the storage room. It was so helpful.
Then he found his "gobble hat" from Thanksgiving.
As I was busy organizing I realized that it had become too easy. Then I realized Will wasn't there. I ran up the stairs because I just knew that he went in Molly's room. Sure enough, I found him in her bed. Just before I opened the door to see what he was doing to her, I heard a big belly laugh from Molly. He was bouncing her and tickling her. It was so funny! He's never climbed in her crib before, so now I'm just not sure what to do about it!
After all the excitement Will had during nap time, he was tuckered out. He passed out, sitting up, on the couch at 4:20.
Posted by Becky at 10:30 PM
Will has turned into the king of tantrums. This is a particular favorite. It totally looks like he's relaxing on the floor, but he was crying like a champ.
Posted by Becky at 10:25 PM
Mike went to a kitchen store to get me something for my birthday. This was Mike's conversation with the salesperson.
Posted by Becky at 10:21 PM
I wasn't expecting much in the way of birthday celebrating since we just went on a great trip and did tons of cool stuff. Mike is the greatest though, and he surprised me with a bag full of cool kitchen gadgets (I'm dying to make french bread!) and a kid-free dinner at Tuscany. I had the pan seared chicken, and Mike got the center cut pork chop. Yum. We have a fancy dinner every few years, so it was so fun to go and enjoy gourmet food at a neat place. Then we went home, put the kids, in bed, and watched Chuck. Does it get any better? I think not.
Posted by Becky at 10:11 PM
We tried to get tickets to the Tournament of Kings at Excalibur when we stayed in Vegas. It didn't work out, and we were kind of bummed. Mike and I had never seen it, but we'd always wanted to. We decided to stop over on our way home to catch the show. Sam overheard us talking about it and said, "Are we going to go to Lost Vegas?" Oh, the wisdom of a child! We had to buy our tickets 2 hours before it started, so we had a lot of time to kill. By coincidence (ha) there happened to be an arcade just outside the arena.
The show was pretty crazy. It was a lot more than I was expecting (which I was glad about, especially since Sam wouldn't touch his overpriced dinner that went in the garbage). It was really cool! It was also copyrighted and we weren't allowed to take any pictures during the show (figures, I had my camera with me that time!) The boys were in awe pretty much the whole time, it was nonstop action. The battles were impressively choreographed (I thought), and there was a lot of interaction with the audience. It was a really fun night!
We were in the Dragon section, and that was our hero. Alas, good won, but there will always be the next time! The costumes were amazing, as was the amount of dirt that got kicked up in the air.
Molly was so exhausted that she didn't know what to do with herself. Yet she still didn't cry. I love this child. I hope she never changes!
Posted by Becky at 9:46 PM
8 days. It sounds like plenty of time. And really, I guess it is. Unless you're in Huntington Beach. 8 blissful days of sun, warm, green, and FUN! The first thing Will did when we got there was hop on his bike and go for a ride!
This is the community where the condo is, and I can't even tell you how beautiful it is. The grass is as green as the Vegas astroturf, but it's the real thing! Everything is meticulously cared for, and it's like a little slice of paradise. In paradise.
This is really the only attraction at the play area (we've seen other kids here with their nannies). You can only spend so much time on one little slide, but at least it's toddler sized.
Molly adores herself. She could sit in front of the mirror all day, she loves her reflection! It was so fun to watch her, she played for the longest time.
Will started playing in the fountain, so Mike (from the front door, inside the archway) said, "Will! Cookies!" Within 2 seconds he was that far away from me.
Will found a toy stroller, and he thought it was hilarious to push Molly around. Under close parental supervision.
It wasn't super warm, but that didn't stop the boys from playing in the ocean. They loved it! Their favorite part was "rub a dub dub in the hot tub!" after the ocean to warm up.
I miss it. A lot. Already. It was SO hard to come home to freezing temperatures and dead plants. There were trees in bloom in HB for crying out loud! Everything there is lush and green and beautiful. Everything here is dead or dormant and brown.
Posted by Becky at 8:53 PM
We went to California for a week, but we had to stop in Vegas for a couple of nights. Mike and Grace had a buying show for the garden center, so she drove down with us. I had a whole day with just the kids in Vegas. It wasn't as super fun as you'd think. The kids were all sleep-deprived, so I tried to get naps in, so we spent a lot of time in our hotel room. We did go on a couple of walks, but I had to keep covering Sam's eyes as we were walking down the sidewalk. He was not a fan, and didn't know why I kept putting my hand on his face. We went to M&M's World, and I thought it would be some cool place with fun stuff to see. It ended up being a 4 level store, but we did catch a 5 minute 3-d movie on one of the levels. Definitely the highlight.
Will was terrified of Yellow, I had to hold him to keep him from running away.
Posted by Becky at 8:43 PM