Tuesday, October 18, 2016

San Diego Video!!

Some highlights from our San Diego trip! I love having these little home videos for the boys to watch!

Friday, October 7, 2016

San Diego Part 2- Hiking + Sea World

Torrey Pines

I'm not a big hiker but, we found a really pretty (and really easy) hike along the ocean at Torrey Pines. Cohen fell asleep and peed his pants on the way there and we had no extra shorts... so that was lovely... But, other than that it was overcast and warm and beautiful! Tayte loved the carrier and I loved him in it :)

Sea World

This was actually at the end of the day after we got soaked on a ride!

Checking out their souvenirs


Tayte had no fear and wanted to touch every thing!

Dippin' Dots break!

Sea World was really fun!  It wasn't busy at all and we were able to go on the rides over and over again with little to no wait.  I thought the shows were awesome and the boys were really into the rides, cool playgrounds and souvenirs.  It cracked me up that the souvenirs at the end of the day may have been the highlight for them.  Hayes took about 45 minutes deciding which shark necklace was the coolest... Cohen picked out some shark binoculars which were obviously awesome, and Tayte got a little stuffed whale that he wouldn't let go of for a good hour.  I think I got more video than pictures that day so I'll have to make a little video of everything. All in all a good trip with the boys!  It's nice to remember all of the highlights and not so much all of the crazy in between ;)


Thursday, September 29, 2016

San Diego Part 1! Lego Land + Beach Day

Our California trip was soo fun, tiring, exciting, exhausting, and everything in between. We're to the point where trips are not even close to relaxing, but we do them anyway to watch the kids light up and make memories together. I especially love when the boys get to experience new things and just have fun as brothers. Hayes has a lot of awesome neighborhood buds that he plays with, so Cohen and Tayte were loving having Hayes's attention all week! It was a bummer that by the end of the trip all of the boys were coughing and we had a couple of throw-up incidents along the way, which obviously wasn't ideal, but we tried to make the best of it anyway. We packed Lego Land, the beach, Sea World, hiking, and more beach in our 6 days away.  I took a billion pictures,  in hopes that even though the kids are young they'll remember bits and pieces of the trip... I feel like pictures help you do that, right?!  Plus, that's just what I do. Anyway, it was a lot of fun, but also felt good to have everyone back in their own beds again! Sleep. is. everything. Here is a San Diego overload! Love these 4 boys to pieces!

Pool & Beach Night

The first afternoon we were there, we took the boys to the pool and then to dinner at a restaurant by the beach.  "Getting our toes wet in the ocean," afterward ended up meaning getting completely soaked and resulted in naked boys on the ride back to the condo!

Lego Land

If you ever go to Lego Land, get the apple fries!!
You won't regret it.

I think Lego Land was the boys' favorite part of the trip.  They loved it all. Cohen had a few melt downs due to being too young for some of the rides.  :( Poor guy, he wanted to go on everything with Hayes!  Tayte loved the little "story book" boat ride above (Although the picture isn't really showing that :))!  Such a fun day for the boys, and we were all worn out by the end.

Beach Day

Hayes and Cohen were cracking us up on their boogie boards.
This is how they "surfed" all day and thought it was super awesome!


I think the beach day was my favorite.  It started out rough with Hayes throwing up on the way there, but once we got there and got settled he started feeling a lot better and it ended up being a pretty perfect day. The weather was gorgeous! The boys had fun building sand castles, collecting seashells, chasing birds, and running from waves.  It was a good day with my boys! I should've taken a picture of the amount of sand in the tub that night.... 


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

1st Day of School! 2016

Well the day that I had been dreading for weeks has come and gone... Hayes's first day of Kindergarten.  It's only half day, so I'm not sure why I've been so emotional about it! I've just always had my babies home with me all day.  It feels like the beginning of all of them growing up.  I don't know if it's because I had a hard time with friends growing up, but I just always want to be there to make sure kids are being nice to him and he is okay! I know I'm being dramatic. When we showed up to his first day of school, there was music, bubbles, a red carpet with balloons and all of the big kids lined up to cheer on the new Kindergarten students.  The teachers were waiting to greet them on the other side.  It was so sweet! I held it together until my friend asked me how I was doing, and then I pretty much lost it. Glad I had my neighbors there crying with me!  He had a great first day and was excited to go back, so that made me feel a lot better.  This growing up stuff is so hard!!

Today was the first day of "mommy preschool" for Cohen.  We're switching with some neighbors a couple of days a week and I think it will be so good for our timid little guy.  He cried for a minute when I left but my friend said he did awesome the rest of the time and he was totally happy when I came back to get him.  So all in all, it's been a pretty eventful two days!

Last night for family night, I planned a little back to school party for the boys.  We had treats and talked about Hayes's first day and tried to get Cohen excited, we played "Back to School Bingo," and learned from Dad how to make the best paper airplanes and raced them around the yard. I think I just needed to plan something to take my mind off all of this growing up stuff!!

Here are some pictures from all of the Back to School crazy.