Thursday, February 23, 2017

Jamie's Baby Shower

My blog has been neglected and it is making me feel sad.  I want to try to get into some sort of routine and bring it back to life.  For some reason I used to want to share all my photos on instagram etc, but lately I feel like I want to keep them all for myself, for my kids to look back on, and my blog has been the best journal of our life, so lets get to it!  I also have ZERO space on my hard drive and so no room for photos and my computer keeps acting up a bit. 

But anyways,  we had the chance to go to Utah and attend Jamie's Baby Shower.  Chelsea did an AMAZING job and it was so beautiful and perfect.  She had studio time at a studio in SLC and it was the perfect setting.  She had great chargers, goblets, cutlery, plates, candles and succulents for the best place settings.  

Erika and I attempted Leige waffles (which apparently are just like Waffle luv but i have never had that) and they turned out.  It was an adventure trying to find pearl sugar, and we never found it, so we bought european style sugar cubes and broke them up, it seemed to work out. 

There was also frittatas, chocolate cake and cinnamon buns. 

We each wrote out a card of wishes for their baby, and one of predictions and everyone shared 2 things from their cards. 

We also played a game where we took photos of Jamie and Chet and tried to create what we thought their baby would look like, it was a lot of fun!

It was so fun to have 4/6 of us girls there, and Mom and to see some family and lots of friends.  

while at the shower, the boys (lincoln, Luke, Chet, Tracen and Rai) went to the Lego Batman Movie.  Tracen had been looking forward to "Boys Day" for weeks and their motto "no girls, no issues" or something along those lines.  We had a great long weekend spent with family, eating good food, playing games and laughing.  When we were at ZUpas before we left to head back, Rai started making everyone cry with how sad he was about leaving them.  He came up to me and said, "Mom i told Reiko that I"ll never to-get (forget) her" and he was so sincere and then he told Lincoln and chet as well.  I think that for living in Denver we do a pretty good job at keeping in contact with family and seeing them as much as possible, but moments like that make me sad that we don't all live closer.  

Monday, November 14, 2016

Yaya Farms and pumpkin patching

These pictures are a bit out of order, and I am too lazy to correct them.  Anyways, I took the boys to this farm called YaYa farms and promised them a pumpkin patch there.  Well, we got to the farm, which was beautiful and fun, but there were no pumpkins left.  The boys enjoyed a tractor hay-ride, some apple cider donuts, turkey and chicken gawking and apple orchard walking, but were disappointed that we didn't get pumpkins.  On our drive to the farm, I had seen a sign for a pumpkin patch, and decided to check it out on our way home.  It was a family run place, and in the middle of nowhere at their farm, and it was perfect!  So perfect that we went back again a few days later with our friends.

Sept-Oct activities

I am not sure that there could have been a better fall than the one we had this year.  The end of September and October were beautiful and I tried my best to take the boys on as many adventures as we could.  It makes us all so much happier to get out of the house and be outside. 

This day we went to Lair o' the bear park and gathered things that we could match later. 

I couldn't let Canadian Thanksgiving go by without making a pie, even though I couldn't eat it.  Baking is so therapeutic for me, I should probably do more of it for the purpose. 

When our schedules get busy and it feels like we haven't seen Luke too much, we try to meet him for lunch.  It is the perfect way to break up our day. 

Canadian thanksgiving, we decided on doing a roast instead of turkey, and Tracen helped me get the table decorated and set.  

Halloween cookies were a hit and so much fun! We even put together a few kits for our friends to decorate.

Tracen had his first field trip to the WOW museum and was at school longer than usual.  I decided it would be a great chance to take Rai (and Mylo) to the zoo.  I thought Rai would enjoy the extra attention, but it was as if he didn't know how to act without his brother.  There were lots of tears and sadness, but when we got back to the car he exclaimed, "Mom, that was SO fun!" 

Don't be fooled, this boy does NOT want to be potty trained at all. 

We have been enjoying going to the park after school almost every day with some of Tracen's friends from school.