Friday, May 14, 2010

Mother's Day weekend wrap-up

I know, I'm almost a week behind but that's just how I roll!

I had a great weekend. Jared & the kids did a great job spoiling me. I was treated to a few of my favorite things this past Saturday & Sunday!

waking up to a bed full of kids and having cuddle time
breakfast at Cracker Barrel
fish Tacos from Rubio's
a clean house
Chocolate Chip Paradise Pie from Chili's
a full night of sleep from Delilah (first time...and last so far)
Jared's delicious pancakes in bed
an ipod
a beautiful necklace
a super cute card & picture from Addison that she made at pre-school (first school gift...I LOVE IT!!!)
a peaceful & very pretty drive through the mountains with the family

I'm sure there was more, but sadly my memory has failed me. That's why I need to write these things down the day of. Oh well, some day I'll learn...maybe!

And yes, I am well aware that many of my favorite things consist of food. What can I say? That is the way to my heart!

I had a wonderful mother's day, I only wish I could have spent it with my mom. I really wish I was more like her. She was, and still is, a great mother. Her whole life has been dedicated to her kids. She was always so kind, patient & affectionate. I seriously don't ever remember her losing her temper, or yelling at us or really even getting mad at all. Of course we all know how bad my memory is. Hee hee, I'm just kidding. She has so many beautiful qualities that I am still trying to develop. I'm very grateful for her love & example.

Monday, May 10, 2010

"But mom,...

we were trying to be Indians!"

Well then, by all means, please continue.

That was the explanation I got when I walked into the room and found that they had painted their faces with Addison's play makeup. I guess they thought I couldn't possibly get mad at that. They were right, I just started laughing.

Urban started crying hysterically when I told them they needed to get in the bath so we could wash it off. That's why he looks so sad in the first picture. He then proceeded to have a fit and throw himself down onto a pile of clothes that I hadn't put away yet, all the while wiping his face all over my clothes. That's why his face isn't as red as Addison's, my clothes are now red instead.

That stuff was hard to get off. I had to scrub several times with makeup remover and those two still had a bit of a red tint to them once we were done.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Dinosaur Park

A couple of weeks ago I had a baby shower to go to so Jared decided to take the kids to the dinosaur park. We've never been before and I'm kind of sad I missed it, but they all had so much fun. I was really impressed that Jared took the kids by himself. I don't think I would have been brave enough to go somewhere like that with all 3 of them by myself. I get a little paranoid about losing one of them. Urban likes to take off running and that scares me. Especially when I have Delilah, it makes it hard to run off after him (he's pretty quick).

Anyway, these are pictures that Jared took with his phone. I'm glad he thought to take pictures, that way I didn't miss out on too much. We will definitely go back again. Jared said there's so much to do that they didn't even get to it all.