Sunday, August 19, 2012

Fun days of summer, Baking and Anniversary

So I don't have AS many pictures of this week but we still had some fun.

My friend saw our water park pictures and said we needed to go to that! so we went again! The kids have no problem with that!

I thought I would take a picture of Sydney up on this rock.

But then she yells at me, "Don't take my picture MOMMY! GET ME DOWN!" I thought it was funny though. I guess I am a mean mom!

The kids were having fun covering this fountain with a bucket and watching the water inside.

I really love this water park because it's has some sandy play areas too that are COVERED and then not very high so I don't have to follow Jonas like a hawk so he doesn't try to jump down from an 8 feet landing. And it's well enclosed and encircled by a large field and they kids don't run off too much! Time for mommy time chat! It was nice!

And then I just have some photos of the kids helping me bake. Sydney was upset she couldn't help me cook dinner so I made it up to her by baking cookies with her. Jonas has been learning to say no lately. Although he says "mo" usually, this time when Sydney said "no-no" to not touch the cookies, he said "no-no perfectly!"

On Friday I started watching my friends' son so we'll have him over every morning starting in Sept. Sydney knows how to spell her name (S-Y-D-N-E-Y) and now we are working on her being able to write it! I thought she wasn't ready to start reading words because she doesn't always answer questions about letters correctly but she has learned how to spell "cat" and "bat" so she continues to amaze me!!

Jonas has started waking up at night crying and I am worried his phase of night terrors has started :( Sydney started about this age, too. We will see. One time this week I told him he had to sit on the potty until he went before getting in the bath and Dad sat with him and he went! So a little bit of training going on but not much. He doesn't always want to sit on the potty and then when he does, I can't get him off even though he's been there for 15 minutes! Should be an adventure!

Brian and I also celebrate our 7th anniversary tomorrow! Thanks for 7 wonderful years of love, fun and happiness with you sweetheart!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Fun in the sun! Getting the job done!

The kids and I have been having some fun the last couple of weeks. Have some photos to share with you about our adventures!

August 2nd
A quick video Sydney playing hopscotch. She saw on an episode of "Blue's Clues" where Blue learned to play and so Sydney wanted to, too :)

August 4th
In the morning, we went to the Kids' Workshop at Home Depot and the kids got to build stuff. I met up with Nicole there, too! Her boys, Brendon and Ross, as well as Jonas decided to make a small toolbox. Sydney went with a butterfly house.

Brian painting Jonas' tool box.

My nephew Brendon checking out the steps.

Sydney wanted to paint her butterfly house blue. She did a great job of carefully painting each side and was very patient about it. I was pretty surprised.

My sister Nicole, getting some green paint for Ross' toolbox.

Brendon with his finished toolbox! What to go buddy!

Jonas with his finished toolbox.

And Sydney next her butterfly house she painted all by herself!

Next, we went to the Sci-Port.

Brendon, the captain!

Think Sydney is old enough to learn how to tell time?

August 5th
This day we got to have a special event in the family as my cousin Patricia had her baby Ariana blessed by my grandpa in church. I wish Jonas had not started screaming when Brian went up to be in the circle but it was great to have all the family together. Here is the little star, Ariana.

This picture shows Patricia's 3 children, my sister Andrea's two children, my sister Nicole's two children and then my two children. 9 of my grandmother's Great-grandchildren! wow!

And here is my grandma, with Patricia and her mother and of course little Ariana. 4 generations of women!

And the grandparents and great-grandparents of the little angel.

August 7th
This was Sydney's 2nd dentist visit. She did a great job the first time and so I wasn't really worried about her this time. But the hygienist just went on and on about how great she did and gave her 3 prizes! Sydney was so excited to get her new toothbrush!

And yay! teeth checked out great!

August 9th
First we went to a water park with my sister Nicole and her son Ross and our nephew Liam.

The cousins with a friend they made!
Later that day, I had to go home and make a German's Chocolate cake from scratch! I made it myself because my grandmother can't handle the soybean products they add to the store-bought cake mixes. So I made everything from scratch! It was quite the process but everyone said it turned out well!

And it was all for my super awesome Grandpa! Love that man! Happy Birthday Grandpa!

The great-grandchildren singing "Happy Birthday!"

And my grandparents, the awesome people that they are!

August 11th
And then, just an ordinary day. Sharing you some photos of sibling love. Awwwww!

Sydney wants to sleep in her princess tent and the mattress on the floor wasn't working out for the bed frame that remained and was getting climbed on so this was dad's solution, place it around the bed! They have lots of fun in this!

Till next time!