Wednesday, March 25, 2015

FEBRUARY phone pictures

February 5

Ethan enjoys "driving" while we wait for Landon to get out of school.

February 7

Dan took the boys to get their hair cut. They look super handsome!!!

On our way home from my parents house I let Ethan try out Cade's big boy car-seat. He loved it!

February 9

Occasionally we go to Udall to exercise as a family. It's a lot of fun!! On this night I was pushing Ethan and Landon in the stroller. While we were trying to catch up to Cade and Daddy, Landon was cheering " go Mommy, go Mommy, run faster, you can do it!" After we run the boys like to climb in the trees.

February 10

One of those special moments snuggling up with a sleeping baby.

February 13

Landon's school celebrated Love of Reading Week with a literacy parade. The kids dressed up as a character from their favorite book. Landon took one of our many Star Wars books and dressed as a Jedi. Cade didn't want to miss out on the fun so he dressed as Spiderman.

 February 16

Cade doesn't take naps anymore, but on this day he couldn't resist.


 February 17

Once a month Landon's school earns a little money if you dine at a specific restaurant. We love Eegee's so we participated this time. 

February 18

My parents were having their pool re-plastered and Daisy didn't like all the men working in her backyard so she came over for a few hours. Ethan followed her around the whole time. Daisy loved "helping" me water the grass.

February 19

This one one of the first times Ethan folded his arms for prayer. We didn't ask him do to it he just followed the example we set. It was super cute!! I love when moments like this happen to let us know we are doing a good job as parents.

February 20

Daisy came over again. I was feeding Ethan in a twin bed and Daisy joined us. Not pictured is Cade on the ground resting with is blanket and pillow on the floor. Everyone wanted to be with Mommy.

February 23

As a reward for raising $250 for the school spell-a-thon the kids got to go on a limo ride to Peter Piper Pizza for lunch. I was a little nervous sending my baby on his first field trip so I volunteered to chaperon. It was such a crazy/fun adventure and I'm glad I went. Landon would have been overwhelmed without me. The limo we went on was called the "party bus". There was music, changing lights and lasers. At first the kids were very subdued while they took it all in. One they got comfortable they turned into crazy pint sized spring breakers. They were singing along to the music, dancing, jumping across the benches, and swinging and climbing the poles. It was quite the scene. After 10 minutes or so the little kinders were over the dancing and became more interested in looking out the windows.

The kids from Mrs. Roberts class Landon, Rylee,  ?  and Kayson

I talked Landon into going on the little roller coaster at Peter Piper. This was big deal for my sensitive little boy. 

The boys exploring Grandma and Grandpa Tidwell's emptied pool. 

February 24

No desire to walk yet but he can stand for a minute or so on his own. I can't believe how grown up he looks.

February 25

Landon's school had a kinder rodeo. The kids dressed up and ate a cowboy breakfast on their bedrolls. Then they did a rotation of cowboy games like barrel rolls, horse races, ring toss, building ranches with bricks and a sack race. Landon borrowed Josh's old vest and chaps. I volunteered at the sack race. The kids had so much fun. Mrs. Roberts says this day is her favorite day of the year and that the kids remember it forever!

 February 26

The boys and I went to Phoenix to visit Aunt Cin. Ethan loved riding in this shopping cart.

February 28

Before we headed back to Tucson we stopped to get something to eat. I had to get a picture of these guys with these silly ears on.

Monday, March 23, 2015

JANUARY phone pics

January 1

The thing Landon wanted to do most during winter break was see snow. He was begging us to go to Mt Lemon to play in the snow. His wish came true when we woke up to snow on the ground New Years day. They boys only played in the snow for about 15 minutes before they were too cold. The snow was beautiful! However, I'm glad it was gone before they day was of the many reasons I love living in Tucson is the fact that we don't get snow.

January 2

Dan wanted to take the boys to see Big Hero 6. I didn't want to miss out on the fun and convinced him and myself that Ethan wouldn't be a problem. I was wrong! There was too much excitement for him to relax and nurse himself to sleep, so I ended up in the hallway for the last 20 minutes of the movie. It was a fun family outing!

January 5

When Landon and Cade were little they LOVED their Coozy Coupes. They would race them around and around the house. Once they got a little to big and destructive we moved the cars outside. This was Ethan's first time in the car. He LOVED it just as much as his big brothers. We have since moved the car back inside.

January 8

After a couple rough sleepless nights of teething I bought Ethan a Baltic Amber teething necklace. This was right after I first put it on him. It has made a HUGE difference. He call him our little hipster/ surfer dude baby.

January 12

In order to get a parking parking spot to pick Landon up from school we have to arrive 40 minutes early. This it w hat our wait time looks like....Cade on the iPad and Ethan exploring the car.

The boys love playing in Daddy's truck. I believe this was Ethan's first time joining his brothers. The sure are cute!! 

January 13

When I picked Cade up from school I realized we matched. We had to document the occasion.

January 14

I put Ethan in one of the little recliners and he thought he was so cool. It was too cute!

January 16

For date night we went to see the Ice Cats with the Atkinsons and Goodmans.

January 20

Ethan makes a big mess while eating. Sometimes after dinner I put him on the ground so he can enjoy a second course.

January 22

Dan took Ethan to work while I got my hair done. This is him sitting in his Papa Hoefferles chair.

January 24

Dan's Grandma Simmons died in January. His sister Chanelle came down from Utah for the funeral. Getting 10 little ones to sit still and look at the camera was tough.

Top: Ethan (9 months), Tyler (8), Aubrin (8), Amy (11), Juliet (5 months) 
Bottom: Elsie (5), Landon (5), Cade (3), Bridger (14), Austin (4)

January 27

While nursing Ethan, Cade got in bed with us to snuggle. I was so amazed that both boys fell asleep, I had to document it. It was so wonderful snuggling them and listening to their deep sleeping breath.

We went to Landons school for a "Night at the Museum" where they had some of their art work on display. 

January 29

I couldn't believe that it happened again! I loved theses moments!!  

Looking back I see that I sure loved Ethan in blue stripes. :)