Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I cant wait!

My sister comes home from her mission in about 3 weeks!! I am so excited!! She just sent home an email with pictures for the first time ever since she has been out and it made me so excited to see her! Lucky her, she is super tan because its the end of summer for her! I hope these next few weeks go by super fast! I miss her so much and family gatherings just aren't the same without her! It will be nice to have her home for a little bit before she goes off to college!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Any Luck?

We had such a fun St. Patrick's day today even though we didn't have any luck catching the leprechaun playing tricks at our house! I cant believe how much Nate got into this year! It was so cute watching him each time he found something that turned green and going and checking the trap to see if the leprechaun was there or had eaten any gold.

It all started with Nate and I sleeping in until 10am this morning (the leprechaun must have cast a spell on us to stay asleep, because that never happens!) Once we got up we discovered the leprechaun had visited the trap we made, but used his magic powers to escape leaving behind some empty candy wrappers from the pot of gold on our trap (forgot to take a picture of this, but I videoed it when he had done it again in the afternoon). Then Nate helped me make french toast for breakfast and that silly leprechaun left behind green residue in our batter turning our french toast green! Surprisingly it still tasted so yummy! I poured Nate a glass of milk to go along with his french toast and he noticed the leprechaun left behind green residue in his cup too! He stirred it up and his milk was green! He was watching some TV while eating breakfast when Grandma called and said the Leprechaun had come to her house too and left them some gold chocolate candy! He immediately wanted to go over there, but I said he had to take a bath and get dressed before we could go. He got in the bath and turned around to play with his toys and noticed once again green residue! He splished and he splashed mixing it into the water and his bath water of course turned green! He thought this was so fun! Once he got out and got dressed he noticed the Leprechaun had visited our trap again!

When we went into Nate's room tonight to get ready for bed he noticed the Leprechaun had left him a little present on his pillow! Chocolate gold coins!! The perfect ending to a fun day! We hope yall had a great St. Patrick's Day too!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Oh so nice!

The weather last weekend was so nice!! We couldnt get enough of being outdoors! From thursday to saturday we pretty much lived outside! It was in the 70's and it was perfect. Not sweltering hot, but warm enough to wear shorts! It makes me so excited for summer! I love nothing more then going to the park and having a picnic while soaking in the sun and watching Nate play. Nate loves playing baseball right now and its nice to actually go outside and play instead of playing indoors! He is getting to good to be hitting the ball indoors! Saturday morning I went garage sale shopping and when I got home Nate was helping Skyler outside pulling weeds! He loved it...it was so cute! Skyler would pull the weed and then he would pick it up and put it over in the big pile. He then helped Skyler put them all in the trash can. I videoed him doing this, but we put them on Skylers computer so I cant post them today. Here are a few pictures from off my phone of some of the things we did this past weekend.

Picnic at the park
Riding the cow at grandmas house
Playing in the tree house at grandmas house with daddy! He loved being lowered down from the tree house to the ground in the basket! He wanted dad to have a turn riding in it. He told him he would catch him. To bad dad is to big to fit in the basket (and scared of heights ;)

Nate is always such a good helper! He loves helping me around the house by putting clothes away, matching and pairing up the socks, handing me the pillows while I make the bed, unloading the dishwasher, and rinsing his dishes after he eats. I am thinking about making him a chore chart because he is always so excited to help and I think he would love putting a sticker or a checkmark on his chart for completing a chore! He is entering even more of an independent stage and sometimes it really drives me crazy! He wants to do EVERYTHING himself, from climbing in and buckling his own car seat to mixing up his own chocolate milk! Everything we do takes triple the amount of time, so if we are in a hurry to do anything its a nightmare! I have a love/hate relationship with the fact that he is growing up so much! I love seeing him learn and accomplish new things, but sometimes it makes me really sad that he is already big enough to do certain things. He turns 3 in less then a month and I cant believe it! Where has 3 years gone?! Knowing me the next time I blog will be then. I say this all this time, but I need to be better about taking more pictures! We do so many fun things and I never capture the moment...maybe one day!