Sunday, April 26, 2009

ice cream

time for ice cream cones already. yay.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

the mud box

it has been crazy hot this week so we decided to blow up the little pool for the backyard. i thought it would be so fun for the kids to swim while i sat by the pool and read my book. ha.

they decided it would be way more fun to take the water from the pool and pour it into the dirt making a big mud pile. ugh. this was such a messy project. i really don't like them getting that dirty. i try to be mellow, but it drives me crazy. dahlia loves to put the mud in her mouth. i have to constantly be watching because the moment i turn my head she is drinking the muddy water. what is wrong with her? yuck. doesn't she know it tastes disgusting.

i ended up giving them early bathes because they had dirt all over them. oh my. swimming used to be the clean activity. we did have a fun evening grilling hamburgers for dinner. yum. it feels like summer already. what happened to spring?

Sunday, April 19, 2009

sunday in santa monica

we had such a nice sunday today. we drove to santa monica to visit jen, ray and bodhi. we all walked to cpk for lunch. i had the most delicious salad and pizza. after lunch we all walked to the aquarium next to the pier. they had an open tank shark exhibit. mason was so scared watching the little sharks get fed. he thought they were going to jump out and eat him. dahlia loved the touch tanks although i didn't see her touch anything. i think bodhi liked the shark puppet show the best. of course we couldn't go home without stopping for gelato. mmm. i wish i had some now.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

new car

oh how i wish i was talking about a new car for me. i went shopping yesterday with jen in santa monica. my favorite baby clothing store "baby style" is going out of business. how sad. of course this means they are having a huge sale. i couldn't resist buying this cute little wooden car for dahlia. it was such a great deal. i think it was 40% off. mason loves it to. now lets hope they don't end up rolling down the hill in it.

Monday, April 13, 2009

happy easter

we had such a fun easter this year. jen, ray, bodhi, christina, zena and roxy all stayed the night on saturday. we had a super yummy dinner and then stayed up late coloring eggs, and watching movies.

sunday bodhi woke us all up at seven. he was anxious to see if the easter bunny brought him something. the kids all loved looking through their baskets and playing with their toys. after breakfast we left to meet the rest of the family at church. of course miles and i did not get to sit through the whole service. the kids were with us and they got a little crazy about half way through. ray met us outside with bodhi a little later. we had lunch after church at the el torito grill. it was ok. we didn't realize it was going to be a buffet. i really hate buffets. the food is never very good. i guess it worked out well with our large crowd though. after lunch we had an egg hunt for the kids and then ate dessert. i made a berry trifle that was very yummy. man it was so crazy busy.

miles and i were so exhausted when we got home. we just sat around on the sofa and lounged. mason loved his easter basket. he got some more train stuff and we could barely get him to put the toys down to go to sleep.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

easter cookies

jen came over with bodhi today and we made easter sugar cookies. mason and dahlia helped decorate all the cookies. there was sugar everywhere. mason kept saying "i'm a great helper." mason is so excited about easter. he has watched "the easter bunny is coming to town" about seven times now. he loves the train chugs. he said he is going to paint eggs and eat carrots with zena. what a cutie pie.

Monday, April 6, 2009

mini golf

whew, what a busy weekend. miles and i took the kids to a ten year old's birthday party. the party was at one of those amusement centers that is just heaven for kids and torture for adults. mason and zena had so much fun playing miniature golf. it was mason's first time golfing. miles was trying to teach mason how to putt. most of the time mason would pick up the ball and move it closer to the hole. what a cheater. the other kids were much older and kind of went off on their own. that seemed to be fine with mason and zena. they had fun playing together.

later in the day miles went home with dahlia and i took mason to church. after church christina and i went out for coffee and pie. mmmm. it was such a fun day. mason and i couldn't resist stopping at the bookstore on our way home. they were having a sale and mason picked out three new books. we are having so much fun reading every night.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

check up

mason went for his 3 year check up today. it took us this long to get an appointment with his new doctor. i can see why she is so popular though. she is great. she took so much time talking to us and getting to know mason. i am used to being shoved out the door quickly. she gave us lots of advise on potty training. we are still working on this and i am just getting frustrated. i am going to try her method of using a potty chart.

miles and i were pissed to find out that our old doctor did not give mason all of the immunizations that he needs. ugh. this is the reason we switched doctors. our old doctor seemed too scatterbrained. he just makes jokes and sends us on our way. poor mason had to get three shots and will have to come back in six months for more. he was good. he only cried for the second and third shot.

mason was making me laugh all day. he kept saying "the doctor shot me, the doctor shot me in the arm." so funny. he was a good sport. we bought him a little thomas train for being so brave.

Friday, April 3, 2009

big shoes

dahlia is such a girly girl. she loves shoes. she is always trying on my shoes, jen's shoes, and miles' shoes. pretty much any shoes she finds are fair game. she also loves scarves and purses. already playing dress up.