Monday, August 30, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Eli: Mom, David gets the big birthday party next year, right?
Me: Yes, since it will be his first birthday.
E: Can we go to Chuck E Cheese for his birthday?
M: No. David won't care about Chuck E Cheese by then.
E: Mom, he won't care about ANY kind of party by then!
Yep, I was once again outsmarted by the logic of an 8 year old!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Last Friday our adventure began. Okay, most days of trying to get 5 of us out the door is an adventure, but this one was more ambisious than usual! My cousin Cassie was getting married-- in Colorado Springs-- and we were ALL going!
We woke up at 3am, dressed, ate a very quick breakfast, and were on the road by 4:15. We were so blessed to have my aunt Sharon and cousins Haley and Kelsey traveling with us. Their extra hands were priceless! The airport and plane ride were relatively uneventful (thank goodness!) and we were landing in Denver by 7:40 local time. We were then picked up by Scott, a close family friend, and continued to my aunt and uncle's home in Colorado Springs. We had lunch and visited until our rooms were ready at a local inn called The Hideaway. After some rest time, play time, (a trip to a local ice cream shop for Eli and Ruby) and settling in, we attended the rehearsal dinner. It turned into a very late night as the day ened in altitude sickness for me, bloody noses for both kids, throwing up by Eli, and plenty of grumpyness all around.
Saturday involved helping with some last minute wedding set up, playing on the on-grounds play set, a short hike, and a fishing trip for Eli, Ruby, and Jason with the groom's uncle. After some quick, post-fishing clean up, we emerged from our room. The photo above shows the Main crew in front of The Hideaway.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
For the last five minutes, the girls get free play where Ruby is likely to be found on the play set or the huge trampoline. I can say with a decent amount of confidence that after watching Ruby at Cheer Bear, there is very little chance she will become a gymnast or a cheerleader (sorry sweetie!), but I'm elated with how much fun she's had!
Monday, August 2, 2010
Four years ago, Jason came home one day to find me attempting to make baby food. His comment was, "You are the most non-granola, granola mom I've ever met!". Yes, I have nursed both Ruby and David. Yes, I use clothe diapers. But come on, granola mom? So I digress... That attempt at making baby food for Ruby was a bust, but I was determined to put forth a better effort for David. This time I have a new ally in my corner-- the Kitchen Aid food processor! LOOOVE IT!
Anyway, the kids and I started out with a trip to a local farmer's market. We picked out peaches, corn, honey, molasses, squash, zucchini, green beans, tomatoes, and a watermelon. Then the nice lady helped me get all the produce and 3 children to the car! (Ah, if only I could get that kind of service at Walmart.) When I was preparing the food the next day, Eli graciously offered to help. Here he is, learning what green beans really look like (We always eat canned; he had no idea you had to cut the ends off green beans.).