Thursday, January 15, 2015

playing catch up….again!

Halloween was kinda, super, very unorganized this year.  I was out of town for trunk or treat, so J let the kids pick a costume out of teh boxes.  Same with Halloween night. I didn't even snap a shot of my younger two!!! ugh
Boston wanted a shot with a monster since he was a zombie….
Kam wanted to be the same thing she was last year…..
and Jaden decided last minute to be a missionary.
Vivian does this cool thing where if she starts pouting about something, I ask her to go to her room until she's happy…and um, SHE DOES IT!  She runs back there, reads a book or two, or something 9 or 10 and then comes out all smiles!  She's awesome!!!!

I started the bath for these two the other day and TOTALLY forgot….bad mom moment…they were so excited to get into the "big swimming pool".
And yes….I threw a party.  I miss being the party thrower….I just feel like so many people are so busy here, and that I'm kinda, um, lame now, so I never throw them, but I decided to throw a Favorite things party and IT WAS A HIT!  There were about 16 of us, and they all brought such fun things. I totally forgot to take pictures of it all, but we did snap a few before the party of myself and Millie.  She just loves me!  :)

And I'll end with a sweet moment with the older 3 playing Trash.  They go through game phases….it was trash a few weeks ago, now it's 4 player Mancala or the Marble maze…but no matter what game they play, they usually put it away when they're done, then go ride bikes…everyday!

For Christmas, 3 of us got new bikes.  So now we can go on bike rides with these two little monkies on the front and back of Jase's bike.  THEY LOVE bundling up and going for rides.  They were patiently waiting….for about an hour, for the rest of us to get ready for a bike ride.  They just sat on Vivian's blanket, and got up and threw a ball on the roof for a bit…then sat back down. I asked them to give each other a big hug so I could snap a cute pic….it turned out hilarious….

 Then I asked them to show me sad faces….

 Then mean faces….
 Then silly faces…
 Then happy faces….

I had no idea I would be this sad…daily…about these two babies growing up.  Everyday I beg them to stop growing, and they say they won't…but I STILL remember my dad saying the same thing to me, and I told him I wouldn't grow up.  ugh!    I hate how fast the time flies now. I hate it!  Pearce was just singing on the potty learning to use it…and Vivian was just born…seriously…seems like just a few months ago.   I LOVE how much fun they have together.  We'll be sad to lose pearce to kindergarten this next year.  STOP GROWING UP KIDS!!!!!