Thursday, March 21, 2013

Spring Break.

We decided to do a little stay-cation this year for Spring break and headed up to Phoenix for a couple of days. I almost backed out because we were still dealing with sickness tantrums and we were in the middle of potty training Ro, but it all worked out! Elmo potty came with us and Ro was such a good, flexible boy. Yay ROWEY!!

We went to this awesome train park in Scottsdale; aka little and big man heaven! The boys had a blast and did not want to leave. 

We met up with our friends Rob and Shelly who we have been wanting to see for a long time! After a slightly ominous start to our Cafe Rio dinner (imagine a screaming, over tired toddler), we had a great great great time. Rowan, Carson and Jonah became fast friends smashing each others heads in newspaper bins, driving cars up and down pillars, screaming with joy, running, laughing, you know all the usual boy stuff!! Ha! The boys are gonna be great friends!
Mid meltdown... :)

Love you guys!!

We also got to go to the zoo with my sister and brother in law! We love them so much and delight in ANY time we get with them. The zoo was hot but fun. At one point I ran through the children's splash pad like a maniac and felt so much better!! Ro had a blast and Jonah was such a trooper! He is the best baby to travel with. 

Ro in tree fort Heaven.

Jonah not too sure about these goats... hehe. 

Ro was an amazing milker!!

Oh my love!

It was the perfect little get a way. Just long enough to make us miss daily life!



Sorry blog. I've got to rewind all the way to Valentine's. 

We had a simple, loving holiday on the 14th. I am slowly but surely figuring what traditions will be a part of our holidays. I crave tradition. Our singing Valentine's monkey made his 2nd annual appearance. The boys love him to pieces, but he is so annoying I can only bear to keep him out for the day! Danny boy was so sweet to me and got me the prettiest necklace. I gold E. Perfection.
Ro and Jo had a fun Valentine's themed playgroup. These moms are awesome I tell you. The kids made Valentines bags and then passed out treats to all their friends. Some of the Valentines blew my mind!!
Jo decorating his bag. He SO wants to be a big boy like brother!

We made Ro-bots and Jo-bots.


We had a cute Church activity that was a fundraiser for the youth. I was asked to create some photo booth props and a kissing booth...WHAT?! A kissing booth? How do I make that Church friendly?? Ha! I eventually figured it out: drop a quarter in my jar get a Hershey kiss and a kiss stamp on your cheek. There were A LOT of kissed people running around. I had a moment of panic when I realized I hadn't checked if my ink was washable. I almost had a heart attack picturing our whole ward, including our bishop, coming to church on Sunday with bright red kisses all over their faces! It all worked itself out though and everyone washed up nicely.

These pictures cracked me up so much!! It was a circus!
Thanks for the great days of celebration Valentines...