Saturday, May 26, 2012

The last few days

Well I sure do not do a great job of keeping up, I feel like I am always catching up.Thursday we took Tate on a date to see the Avengers because he is all about all the super Hero's he loved it and we had such a good time hanging with just him. When we sat down in the theater he gave Tex a Kiss and then me. So because my good friend Jaime Starley watched Peyton for us we watched her kids the next night and the 5 of them had a blast! That same night Tex had to run and get ice and while he was out he saw this Spider man mask and got it for Tate. Tex has to make Tate a mask almost every day, we just print it on card stock and put yarn around it so he can fit it around his head. So this was an amazing find. Tate was not asleep yet so we surprised him with it and of course he loved it. It is so fun to give to your kids way more fun then getting anything for yourself. I think?? Today we got up early and went with some friends to the beach ( hence the boat and paddle board we would not be able to afford any of it right now) all I can say is it was such a good time it was warm the water felt so good the boys had fun. Peyton took a little nap in the little boat raft thing. When we got home around 2 or so there were a ton of people at the pool, it looked like fun so we went and played at the pool for a while. The rest of the night we  just hung out, something on Animal planet called Gator boys, Tex was getting a big kick out of it. He wants to wrestle an alligator. I know he wants to and I want him to do all the fun things that are on his bucket list but that one I would be great with if it never happened. :)  The boys wrestled for a while before bed and now for Bed.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

All about Peyton!

 Well Monday we finally did it, we cut Peyton's hair! I miss it so much I think he looked better with longer hair maybe I am crazy but I liked it way better, especially cause when it dries and is kinda fluffy he looks like Hailey Mills from the Parent trap. :) O well I guess there is nothing I can do now unless I cut more off?? He is still my cute little boy who gets into trouble like for Example the couch. I was in my room studying my lesson when I heard Tate say Peyton what is that?? I walked out knowing it was going to be bad and It was, Purple marker every where and then of course when I was scrubbing the couch he decides to play with the yucky AC filter that they had just come and changed an hour before so it was all over the carpet so I started scrubbing that as well. The cleaning never ends!! I have to remind myself that it is good to have active children or I might go crazy. :) He didn't like the spanking I gave him, he gave me quite the glare down when I took his picture. Love you Peyton. I can't figure out why it looks cuter wet then dry?

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Fun Saturday

This is going to be the shortest post, but we had such a fun time at Zoe Miners Birthday Party on Saturday that I wanted to Remember it. They served breakfast (strawberries and waffles) my favorite! The boys got tons of energy out in the bouncy house the cake was so yummy, it poured on us which was actually a lot of fun and it is always fun to be with friends. The rest of the day was great we took naps played at the park, took a walk to the store ate so yummy rice thing Tex made and then afterthe kids were in bed Tex and I watched  HG TV while we finished some things for Sunday. Any ways you have to remember those good days to help with the bad ones. :)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Holy Cow Peyton's hair is cracking me up. Pretty much any where we go people think he is the prettiest little girl. I think I am for sure going to cut it in a few days. I love his curls so much and am going to miss them but I guess its better than getting his gender mixed up. He turns two in a few weeks so it is good timing. Come on though that pony tail ROCKS. I would feel like the luckiest girl ever if my next little one was a girl and she had those awesome curls!Either way it is fun to have a kid with curls like Peytons cause mine has always been so straight. Today we went to the pool like we do most everyday I guess but today the boys sitting on the floor in the kitchen eating peanut butter sandwiches  together still wet was so super cute to me. :) Love you boys!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Part 2

Part 2 of our AWESOME week. I forgot we had a Young Women's Sleep over at the Young Women President's house for the girls in are ward so I was there Friday night while Tex hung out with the boys. It was a good time and  the girls loved it. We had pizza and treats and the they loved the pool. Love those young women to death. Saturday we got up and went to the temple it was a way better trip then the last time we went but traveling with little ones is really not a whole bunch of fun. :) The Temple is so beautiful and even though it was so hot outside we had such a good time walking the Temple grounds looking for treasure and building fake fires with are sticks and leaves. We got home late but it was worth it I think. It was so peaceful just being on the grounds feels like Home. I know this Church is true and I am grateful to know of the truthfulness of it. Today is Mothers day and I guess in celebration of it I obviously think of my Mother and how wonderful she is. She taught me so many things that I will be ever in her debt for. I love her so much and feel blessed I was sent to her. Also feeling grateful that I am a Mom it is sure hard work but my boys mean the world to me, they have made me a better person for the qualities I have and am trying to develop being there mother. They make life so interesting and that makes for better days instead of really boring ones. Tex goes back to school tomorrow and that means long days and even longer because he is studying for boards but its going to be worth it and I really only have three weeks before I go home for a few weeks. So I can totally do it. I am going to miss this week it really was Heaven I feel truly blessed to have what I have. :)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

This week has been heaven!!! Tex has had a break from school and we have been playing and it has been so fun. :) I am not sure why but I feel the need to recount everyday that we have had Starting with SUNDAY: Church of course but then after dinner we went down by are pool and let the boys get some energy out, It was so beautiful out side and fun to play with the boys a little hide and seek and then Once upon a time at 8 and it was such a good episode. MONDAY: We did some major grocery shopping which was awesome first because I didn't have to do it alone Tex is the best husband ever to help me!! and second cause we had nothing in the fridge and it was nice to finally have what my kids wanted instead of sorry Mommy doesn't have that, we need to go to the store. After naps we went to the beach with pretty much every body, The Lewis's, Starley's, Averett's, Simmons and Sierra. The Lewis's and the Averetts moved along with the Andersen's and Fosen's (they are starting residency) so it was  one last day at the beach party for who ever could come, dinner, and then Tex and I had some yummy ice cream while we watched War Horse. Good movie, slow but good. TUESDAY: I helped my friend Nichole Averett, She had to run to the doctors office and then she hung for a little bit then off to the air port, when I left to take Nichole to the air port I took Peyton with me and tex kept Tate while Tex was cleaning are bed room Tate feel asleep watching Hook and he didn't move for like 45 min, so cute . Tex again was the best husband and was cleaning for me all day when I got home I helped him and we got the house spic an span. That night we played hide and seek with the boys in the house!! It was such a blast I found the best spot in our closet and Tex couldn't even find me:) I was seriously laughing so hard its not like we have a very big apartment! :) Then it became this game where could we hide Tate? Cause he is so little and fits any where. The boys loved it and we made such fun memories. WEDNESDAY: When we got up  ate and left for the beach by are house and the Simmons came with us so we played from like 10 to 1 Tate and Ruby get along so good and Tex got to snorkel and me and Amy talked and watched the little ones while we got some rays. We got home and put the boys down for naps and it started Raining like crazy!! We couldn't even see the building across from us. I love it when it rains like that, just totally dump it leaves these crazy puddles and for some reason it is very peaceful to me I guess it wouldn't be if it was a monsoon but sense it wasn't I enjoyed it. Tex feel asleep below me and hung out on the couch watching a really stupid vampire movie. When the boys woke up we had some snacks and walked over to the mall and let them play in the play area. After dinner that night Tate asked if he could watch one part of Iron man, We said okay but just that one part and then it is time for bed he agreed  after it was over Tex said okay Tate time for bed and he started Please can I watch this one more thing?? Tex said Tate I said... and before Tex could finish Tate rolled his eyes and said go ahead turn it off. When Tex told me I was laughing so hard. Maybe this is a sign of trouble when he is a teenager  but it really was funny. :) Today (THURSDAY): We went to the Miami Sea aquarium with Adam Amy Simmons and there two little girls Ruby and Vivian. Walking in to the Sea aquarium we saw this huge iguana Tex chased it around trying to pick it up but the thing got away. It was so hot but of course very fun, on the last show we stayed for Peyton was getting so tired he got on Tex's lap like this and had him hold his head up and he just hung out with dad i thought it was pretty hilarious. After because it was so so so flipping hot we played at the beach. Tate loves the Beach he is a fish I swear he put his goggles on and turns into a fish. I think when we have money I will put him in swim lessons or something?  We made it home just in time because it started raining again like crazy we had hot dogs for dinner and I loved it. I have not had a hot dog in forever. Boys are in bed and now me and Tex are going to have some brownie's and ice cream YUM!! We still have a few more days before dad goes back to school and we never see him again so I will give you part two on Monday. :)

Quick Side Note: Peyton is going to be Two in June and it is so fun to see them grow and develop you know become there own person. I am noticing that Peyton loves treats especially  Ice cream like his Mom and he love Music. Any time I have something on and it is finished he says again again. Any way that is all.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Are Cruise

Are Cruise started out a little rocky, First it was raining like crazy and was super windy and everyone said it looked like it would do a lot of raining so we were disappointed, then when Josh and Sierra dropped us off and went to park they lost Josh's birth certificate which would mean they for sure were not coming so Sierra called us frantic asking if we had put it with our stuff, We checked and nope we had not. I felt like we should maybe go check were they dropped us off to see if it had flown out. We walked back over and yes it was laying submerged in a puddle of water so we did our best to dry it while we waited in line. Key West was very Rainy but it was still a lot of fun to walk down Duvall street and look in the shops and see the little town which I loved!! Every house and building had such charm. It would be such a fun place to live. Cozumel Mexico was so beautiful it stopped raining for us that day and although I didn't do a whole lot of snorkeling cause it gives me a headache it was fun to see the fish and be in the water. We found this little secluded pocket of water that was a mix of salt water and fresh water that had all these cool tunnels underneath the water and  Tex said the fish would come up so close you could almost just grab them. We stayed in this area for a while even after they were done snorkeling  jumping off the ledge, swimming around and taking lots of pictures. The sun felt so good sense it had been raining like crazy. The food was amazing and lots of it we had chocolate molten cake with 2 scoops of ice cream every night for desert and they had all you could eat ice cream and frozen yogurt that I of course was at the bulk of the time. So yummy!! :)  The service was Awesome too they were so nice we got to know a few of the servers that we saw around more often then others and they always seemed happy to see us too. Those people that work on those ships work 11 hours a day and live on the ship and only get 2 months off out of the year and they always have a smile on there faces. We had a good time and it was good to relax and be with Tex, But we were sure glad to get home to our boys we missed them so much!! It made us realize how much we forget how much we do love them,  I have this renewed dedication to be a better mom to my sweet boys. Grateful for the fun we had and that we got back safe. My Mom and sister were amazing to watch my boys and little Tate was very sad to see Grandma go he cried for 45 min after dropping her off at the airport. Even though it such a short time away we are excited to see Grandma and Grandpa in June.