Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014
Sunday was a busy day celebrating Resurrection Day at church, and lunch with family, followed by dinner with more family.
We tried something new this year at Mimi and Poppy’s, thanks to Pinterest…color-coded egg hunt! It was perfect. Mister Wilson hunted green eggs, Wyatt blue, and Ella pink (of course). Everyone got a fair chance at eggs (green eggs might have been hidden a bit harder…) And these three had a great time hunting eggs Sunday afternoon!
The rest of the day was spent with the T family, and another egg hunt with cousins. Fun, fun day for all!
Sadly Spring Break wasn’t very springy this year. Wet and Cold!
I went in with a loose plan of play dates and fun things. Very much terrified of how it was all going to go down. Three kids totally off their schedules for a week sounds like a blast! But we did pretty good. Well, that’s probably a lie. We had a few rough and ugly patches, but overall we survived. And Will might even go back to school and be able to report that he had fun. Maybe.
Day 1, rainy and cold: cleaned the house and grocery shopped. Followed by a fun play date and lots of TV.
Day 2, rain/sleet and cold: Today is Pirate Fairy Day! A new Tinerbelle movie was out and I had intended it for their Easter baskets but being stuck in doors seemed like a good time to surprise them. Lucky for them I started off the day exciting….cake for breakfast. I figured cake and pancakes are basically the same thing so why not….plus I had a cake pan I’ve been dying to use (it’s been waiting 6+ years to be broken in….). So cake for breakfast. And before lunch we broke out the movie, complete with lights off, popcorn and blankets on the floor. (Amazing, how still everyone sits when we change things up.) Then we had lunch, followed by some pirate fights, and some pirate jello for dessert. Saving all our party decorations form last year came in handy! Will’s quote from the day, “I bet you didn’t notice we’ve done alot of pirate stuff today”.
The kids all LOVED the movie. All three reported they loved it better than Frozen. <cue screaming little girls around the world hysterical at this news> Turns out we do not have main-stream kids.
Day 3, sunny and chilly: A trip to the zoo with our favorite 13 year old and our cousins. At the jaguar exhibit one of the cats made friends with Will and would not leave his side. Fascinating. And Will acted like it was totally common, but he’s an animal lover and all. After lunch we headed to the local nursery for a kids gardening tour/lesson. We were worn out after such a busy day!
Day 4, sunny: No plans other than a quick, like 10 minute, egg hunt with friends. But the kids thought it was a grand plan so they were happy.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
I was asking Will to come help me with something and his response was “Wait, I have to send Meryl a text first.” I had to run and see what he really meant. Turns out he really was writing her a ‘text’.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Wyatt just went through a Bob the Builder phase. So a visit to Poppy at work was in order. Wyatt and Ella LOVED it. They found plenty of scraps and sawdust to play with.
I tried to explain that I played with these types of “blocks” when I was a little girl. The sentiment was lost on them.
The best part, they got to bring home some scraps to play with. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen Wyatt so excited about something before. They quickly decided their new blocks needed some color and got to painting.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
I think this is my last “Wilson birthday” post…..
The DAY of Mister’s birthday we started out with pancakes, covered in sprinkles. And a small gift to start the day.
To add to the fun, Wilson had a field trip scheduled for the day. Despite the rain, their class headed to a local garden to learn about veggies and plants.
And as a bonus…Daddy took off to spend the morning with him. The class picnic at the farm was cancelled due to rain (and cold). So Chris and Will made a visit to McD, followed by a movie.
Monday, April 14, 2014
I interviewed Will on his fourth birthday….somehow forgot to do it last year.
What is your favorite color? Green
What is your favorite toy? Superheroes
What is your favorite fruit? Grapes
What is your favorite tv show? Super Hero Squad
What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? French fries
What is your favorite snack? Cheeze Its
What is your favorite animal? Cheetah, cause they are fast like me
What is your favorite book? Berenstain Bears
What is your favorite thing to do outside? having battles!
What is your favorite drink? Juice
What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Books
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? pancakes
What do you want to be when you grow up? a Wild Life Vet
What are you really good at? Soccer. Karate, kind of
What makes you happy? Kitty
What do you and Daddy do together for fun? Battle…aka sword fights or super hero fights
What do you and Mommy do together for fun? No answer. Once again, I’m not the fun one.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Poppy loves a good surprise.
We were not finished with the birthday celebration just yet. Poppy zoomed out with a scooter for Mister Wilson on Sunday. He was SURPRISED!
One more celebration to go.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
We celebrated our first baby this weekend. We had a super SIX party this weekend. Will cannot narrow down which super hero he prefers, so we celebrated ALL of them.
In keeping with last year’s idea…we all dressed up again.
We all had such a fun time at Will’s party. He said it was the most awesome party ever. Thanks to all the ideas on pinterest, this party was easy to put together.
My favorite thing, our super hero pictures!
Will smiled the rest of the day. It was a perfect celebration. Thanks to our families and friends for joining us!
Monday, April 07, 2014
Mister Wilson went and turned six on us. I’m mourning that my first, is now, definitely without a doubt, no longer a baby. Five was still on the fence, but six is a big kid age.
He’s celebrating the day on a school field trip, with Daddy tagging along. And pizza and cake for dinner!
Happy Birthday our biggest boy!
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Monday, March 31, 2014
The kids have been offering to help Poppy in his garden for weeks. Sunday was finally the day. They changed out of their church clothes, into work clothes and tromped off to the garden ready to work.
Wyatt’s job was to pick out the rocks. He lasted 5 minutes before declaring he was ready for home. *look closely, he’s sitting on a bucket waiting.
Will was throwing the rocks into the woods. And occasionally helping dig. He only lasted a few minutes longer than Wyatt before he was also begging to go home.
That left Ella. She happily worked alongside Poppy for several hours. They planted tomatoes, squash and cucumbers. Poppy even had a special tomato plant for Ella….her favorite, cherry tomatoes! She was so proud of her work. And I know Poppy loved having a hard worker alongside today.
Spring is here!
Thursday, March 27, 2014
It was finally Ella’s turn to be Star of the week. I guess she remembered Will doing his last year because she was all excited and wanted to get started on it the second we got home.
We quickly made a list of all the things she wanted to include: her family, Mimi & Poppy, Duck, baking, cupcakes, art, PINK and polka dots, China, the beach, fruit and Daniel Tiger/Curious George.
Mrs Monica said that Ella did a great job standing up and telling the class all about herself! So proud :)
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
These little treasures came from the $1 spot at Tar-jay. And are prized possessions. No one is allowed to touch them but Will. (And the littles are totally not interested in them anyway.)
Here is a little #tbt (Mom, that means throwback Thursday….). Mister Wilson on his 3rd birthday….a Mommy/Will date to the zoo. He proudly carried his animal field guide around the whole time. Can you see his little Raptor book clutched tight in that tiny sticky hand?
And here is my book worm now, probably reading about worms or insects, or reptiles. Or his current obsession, raptors. This kid can work the word “talon” into almost any sentence. Thank you Wild Kratts.
While the little kids are riding bikes, Will prefers to sit in the middle reading aloud about the animals of the African savanna. And when they refuse to listen, he gets up and walks behind them reading even louder. Safe to say we only have one animal-lover out of the three.
And nothing says fun like using your field guide and finding where the animals live on the map.
All nerd jokes aside, what a fascinating book loving, animal loving, creature loving, almost-6-years-old, kid. He keeps us entertained, and educated!