Friday, April 7, 2017

March

March was a busy and fun month.  We love spending time with these crazy kids!  

I'm not sure why I am getting this look.




Another movie photo op.


This month we went up to Logan on two different Saturdays to celebrate first Max and then Mikah's birthdays.  Even though it is a bit of a drive our kids love going there and playing with their cousins. 







 Also this month we took the kids once again to Disney on Ice.  The themes were Toy Story, Cars, Little Mermaid and Frozen so we couldn't pass it up.  Mia was absolutely enthralled the entire show.  I have many videos of her clapping and laughing with joy.  I was so glad we brought them.







Both Alex and Mia always pick these snow cones as their treat/prize.  They drive me crazy because they are so messy and take forever for them to eat.  Good thing they are cute.





After the show was over we got up to leave with the rest of the crowd.  For some reason Mia started throwing the biggest fit.  She wouldn't ever really explain why but my best guess was that she didn't want to leave and was over stimulated and tired.  She screamed, cried, foamed at the mouth and wrestled me all the way to the car.  It was very embarrassing.   In order to get her into the car seat both Brandon and I had to hold her down. She continued to scream on the way home until she screamed her self asleep.  For a minute she was even sleep screaming.  This is what she looked like after.  I then started to question why we came at all.

This month we also went out with a group of neighbors.  We ate at the Asian Star and did an Escape Room.  We escaped with a lot of help from the host but it was a lot of fun.


This month we decided to try taking the kids to an actual salon to get their haircut.  It is always such a fight with Alex so we thought a professional might be better.  It was! Both Mia and Alex held still and didn't complain.  They were both done in a few minutes and it proved to be worth every penny.  



Mia even got a cute braid after but it didn't stay in too long.

We had fun celebrating St. Patrick's day this month.  Once again Alex wanted to set a trap to try and catch a leprechaun and get his gold. His trap was pretty awesome, including a row of thumb tacks. However, he must have just missed trapping the leprechaun.  Luckily the leprechaun left us some treats instead.




Brandon also made very delicious green, shamrock pancakes.

I have been long anticipating the live action Beauty and the Beast to come out this month.  I wasn't sure it would be for Mia so Brandon, Alex and I went and saw it one afternoon and left Mia at a babysitter.  After seeing it I thought I would try and take Mia to it.  I figured if she wasn't interested we could just leave early since I had already seen it.  To my surprise, she loved it and was very attentive throughout the whole movie (other than taking one bathroom break).  Everyone at the theater gushed at her in her Belle dress and she loved all the attention.  It was such a fun experience.




It wore her out!




Saturday, March 11, 2017

February

February was a great month.  We had a lot of fun!


Alex finished up his basketball season this month.  He had a lot of fun.  

Mia is still in the phase where she doesn't really play with other kids but just along side them.  But when Ari comes to play she is glued to her side.  Luckily Ari is very sweet and humors Mia.  They are so cute together!

Mia also loves anytime she gets to see Claire!


Alex finally found his wrestling buddy.


We had a great time celebrating Valentines Day this year. Maryann and Stephanie stopped by and our kids always love to spend time with them.


Brandon surprised me with my favorite flowers.

Alex was off track so I had a great time spending the day with these two cuties.  We took a rare trip to McDonalds and enjoyed the playground.

We also had a nice family dinner once Brandon made it home.

For dessert Brandon made us chocolate covered strawberries. They were delicious as always!



Also this month we got to go out with some friends and try out Top Golf.  We are no golfers but it was still a lot of fun! 

We loved having Alex off-track for most of the month.  We kept pretty busy with swimming lessons, appointments and playing. Mia also loved having Alex home during the day and having her best buddy to play with.

Boo never lets my making the bed bother her.


One of the days Alex was off-track Brandon took the day off work and took Alex snowboarding.  Alex took a lesson so Brandon could have some time to snowboard and then they did a little together.  Alex had a blast! Brandon tried to give himself a concussion but luckily he didn't succeed.  










While the boys snowboarded Mia got to play with a new friend, Embery. 

We love these two!