Friday, March 30, 2012
On Sunday we Celebrated Ken, J and Cousin P's Birthdays. J and P were born one year apart on the same day, I think that's pretty special. So, Ken isn't a huge chocolate fan, the rest of the family pretty much are chocolate fiends :) and I made sure that one of the birthday cakes was Ken appropriate. That one that looks like a polar bear- yep that one- it is just what a man in his mid-thirties wants for his birthday cake don't you think? It was a coconut cake and it was SPECTACULAR! J liked what it looked like, but when it came time to cut the cakes he asked for a piece of P's cake- in fact he asked for a piece with a pink flower on top. That's okay, the coconut cake was a hit with just about everyone else.
My little baby boy is almost a Man! Just as an FYI, J had his 4 year old check up. He is 42 1/5 inches tall and weighs 39 pounds. He is in the 91st percentile for height and 78th for weight. Our Doctor was quite impressed with how muscular J is. J also showed off his imagination by telling the doctor lots of stories about how the lions wake him up at night and other similar things. And to top it all off, he pulled down his pants to show the doctor his big boy underpants, I assured the doctor that J doesn't show EVERYONE his underpants, but since that day J has discovered a love of peeing outside.....so I guess I am not quite done parenting. We love this little boy of ours. At times, like most 4 year olds, he can be quite frustrating, but most of the time he is just a big ball of pure joy. I can't imagine what life would be like without him.
I love my house- but there are a few things I will definitely be looking for in our next home. Storage of all kinds is very high on my list. We have 1 very small closet that is used for board game storage and towel and linen storage as well. Our bathrooms are also quite small. A friend of mine showed me a picture of a wine rack used as a towel holder and I knew I could definitely use something like that. Problem is, wine racks are kind of expensive, more than I could spend. So I just kind of put it on my list of things I would do if I could.
Then 2 days ago I had the thought that I should ask on Facebook if anyone happened to have a wine rack they didn't want anymore......and LO AND BEHOLD.....one of my neighbors did! Check It Out!
Now I just need to put up some pictures (you know those ones I took in Yosemite back in 2006 right after we bought the house that I said I was going to put in the bathroom because wouldn't it be hilarious to have waterfall pictures in the bathroom.....yeah, those ones) and 6 years after moving in I will have finished decorating the guest bath! YES!
Yesterday J was scheduled to go on a field trip to a farm, but his teacher got sick, so I decided that we would go feed some ducks. A neighbor told us about a pond not too far from our house and we grabbed our bag of bread pieces ( left over from the teddy bear picnic) and just a few minutes later we were there.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
A few years ago we decided that our kids would have friend birthday parties every 4 years, at 4,8,12 and 16. We also decided that these parties would include the same # of friends as the child is old...so I started to ask J what 4 friends he wanted to invite to his party. He always listed more than 4, in fact he was usually closer to 8 and when it came down to it, I couldn't draw the line. We ended up with ELEVEN 3 and 4 year old friends and cousins It was a lot of kids and it was fun, but I think for B's 4 year old party (and future parties) I will keep it to the smaller number of friends. :)
See how excited my little J is!
Then we decorated Bear Masks!
Followed by lots of playing at the park.
We then opened lots of amazingly fun presents (I told Ken that J now had an embarrassment of riches, and it's true- WOW! ) and we ate teddy bear shaped cookies!
And finally Little B asked "So when is my Party?" Poor B, no birthday for you for a few more months, and your first party is 2 years away.
My little Baby is 4! WHAT? Yes, he is 4 years old and we love him so much. Here are some pictures from his birthday. What happens when you get too close to the beaters after Mom makes Black frosting?
A few weeks ago Ken asked me what I wanted for my Birthday. At first I said I didn't know, but then I remembered a cute black dress I got at the DI and I told Ken that I wanted to go out for a fancy dinner. THEN I realized how much fancy dinners cost and I decided that I wanted to go to the Lehi Library Gala, it was a dinner and concert at the cost of $18 per ticket. AND IT'S A GALA SO IT'S FANCY RIGHT? Well, not so fancy. But we looked cute! Ate well and were very well entertained by Voicemale.