Thursday, June 26, 2014

Just to sum things up....

Lately things have been INSANE.  Just imagine 4 tornadoes running around the house all day destroying everything in their path.  And then add arms and legs to those tornadoes and that's where I stand.  I will show you just a few pictures of how that all plays out....

Why did I let the 16 month old hold the box of cereal again?

Last night they spilled the cereal all over the table and this morning they ate it (and threw it all on the floor)

This one is just cute, had to throw it in 

Cereal party with their friends yesterday. Let's say I took the hose and sprayed the whole patio off

"Helping" stir it up

Again, "helping" with the pea gravel

Yes, after all the crazy messes they make they sure do need a bath!

They love to play outside in the dirt....

...and inside with their color sorters

This is what I swept off of the floor in the kids' rooms.  Where does this crap come from?

The water table is also good for bathing?

More color sorting fun, in the living room this time

Who me? Nah, I didn't eat the strawberries.

Mom left dog food on the floor! My favorite!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Road-tripping with Toddlers

I took the kids on a 1000 mile road trip to Minnesota in May.  My mom graduated from nursing school, so we wanted to be there to celebrate with her.  Brian couldn't come for the 2 weeks that we were going to stay because he had to teach and defend his prospectus for his PhD.  He was able to join us for the graduation weekend, but then had to fly back home to fulfill his obligations.

My mom flew so that she could make the 2-day drive with us and Brian's dad drove back from MN to CO with us.  We did that trip in 1 day.  Exactly 16 hours in the car and the kids did great!!  There were meltdowns, of course, but they really are troopers.  I took tons of pictures, so I think I will let those tell the story of our two week adventure!
A few of the highlights include:

  • My Mom's graduation from nursing school
  • The boys' first haircuts
  • Going to Target Field for a MN Twins Game
  • Me running my first 5K
Road trip to MN

We made it to Grandma's house! 

 The boys' first haircuts

Grocery shopping adventure

Snoozing in Grandma's bed

Mom's Graduation!!!

 Twins Game

 Pinning Ceremony

(Silly selfie!)

 Playing at Grandma's house

 My first 5K!! Time was 34:58

 Road trip back to CO