Friday, January 16, 2015

A Little Away Time

Andy's been wanting to get away for a while. I always fight it because it's hard to get the kids out of school, it's a pain to pack and wash everything when we get back, there's so much that needs to be done here... But, finally, he talked us into it. We packed up the car and got ready to spend a week in one of our favorite places--San Diego.

We got a really late start.

Andy was out of town for the week and didn't get home until 9pm Thursday. I had almost everything loaded and was trying to get laundry finished so I could pack clean clothes. When Andy got home, he was mad that I wasn't ready to go. I was mad that he was mad.

By the time we were set, it was 10:30pm. Andy wanted to cancel and leave the next day. I'd been working all day to get us ready, so I was sad. The kids were sad. So, we compromised and drove the 3.5 hours to St. George, instead of the 5 hours to Vegas like we'd planned. We grabbed a hotel, stayed the night, and left first thing the next morning.

We stopped in Barstow, CA for lunch, which got us into southern California right in time for Friday, rush hour traffic. After a bathroom emergency that almost caused a car accident, and too many hours in the car, we made it to our hotel.

We took a quick bath, got into PJs, and enjoyed the amazing view:

Watched some Pee-wee's Playhouse:

Got the kids' beds ready:

 Ordered Oggi's cheese pizza--our favorite!

Then we settled in for the night. It was a long drive, but we're so glad to be here!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Grape Juice

Today Calvin and Autumn decided to make their own grape juice. This was the end result:

After a lot of hard work, they both had about a teaspoon worth of juice to drink. At least you have to give them credit for trying something new!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Creeper and Steve

Just another Minecraft dress-up party at our house.

Little Creeper:
 Baby Steve:
The pictures are blurry--he moves too fast!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

A New Perch

Almost daily I walk into a random room or closet and find a little munchkin hiding in an unexpected place. Today I caught these gems:

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Putting Away Christmas

There aren't many things to love about January, but one thing that I do love, is getting the house cleaned up after Christmas. Today was the big day!

I had a big helper:

Until he got too tired:

Then Trigger the trucker showed up to sweep me off my feet:
And he hauled everything back outside into storage.

I love that there are little baby ghost footprints on top of the dusty containers:

Andy kept the kids downstairs, and I got to listen to podcasts and disassemble, dust, vacuum, and shine. Christmas was wonderful, but it's nice to be back to normal.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Baby Pizzas

Tonight Calvin asked if he could make his own pizza. We pulled out some ingredients, and he and Autumn whipped them up. Calvin was so proud of how they turned out, and they were pretty delicious, too!