Monday, July 4, 2011

A date with 2 dinos

I took a day off to have a date with my boys. It started with a trip to Sweet Cakes in Mesa for a little breakfast. I am not one to sugar up my kids, but I heard that this place had some amazing cinnamon rolls that were featured on the food network. Jackson devoured it while Charlie and I had eggs and toast. Next, we spent a couple hours at The Arizona Museum of Natural History. As you know, this is a mecca for Jackson, our budding paleontologist. Charlie enjoyed his visit and seemed to be fascinated with all the sights and sounds of the museum. Jack met a little boy he calls Dolphin(Dalton) and they had a blast pretending to be Spiderman(go figure) and panning for gold. After the museum, we shared some mexican food at Arriba's. After a haircut and some shopping, it was time to call it a day!

I love you, Mr. Schwieger


I kept wondering why there was scribbling on my tile. Here's the culprit! Caught red handed. Thank goodness for washable crayons.

How many pics does it take...

to get one GOOD photo of a mom and her boys???

We met my parents at the Peach Festival at Schnepf Farms in May this year. We enjoyed big fat cinnamon rolls and picked a box of the most beautiful locally grown organic peaches in the world. I noticed that the sunflowers were in bloom on the farm and thought it would be a perfect opportunity to take a pics with my little guys. Well, I guess my expectations were too high. You see, it is when boys turn 5 that they become little jesters whenever the camera comes out. Couple that with a squirrely baby who was more interested in the flowers than taking a picture and this is what you get. I wasn't too happy at the time, but I know one day these photos will remind me of all the fun we had that day.

Look at me momma

Busy busy....I wish they didn't grow up so fast.

Can I ride?

When I found out that I was pregnant with Charlie, I worried about the age difference. Would Jack be a good helper? Would he want to play with his brother? Would he be loving and gentle? I have no idea why I worried. Jack has the sweetest soul. Just look at him push his brother on the swing and then give him a ride in his beloved Jeep. Notice how his makes sure he puts on Charlie's seatbelt because(in his words), "that's what people do when they love you."

Worth a thousand words...

Every now a then there is a photo so special it takes you right back to the moment almost as if you had a time machine. The first photo is of me and Jack when he was 8 months old. The second is of me and Charlie at 7 1/2 months old. I look at these photos and it is obvious that all the love in my heart is worn proudly on my sleeve. These boys are my world. I hope one day when they see these pics they will treasure them as I do.

Charlie's 1st Easter-Part 2

As Easter day turned to Easter evening, we sat in the grass to capture a few sweet family shots. Doesn't my mom look beautiful when she laughs?

Charlie's 1st Easter-Part 1

Charlie was 7 months old for his very 1st Easter. Jackson stayed at Grammie's house the night before because the, um, Easter Bunny was going to be a little late this year. When Jack and the grandparents arrived, the boys went on a hunt to find the treasures that the easter bunny left for them. I wasn't sure if a basket would interest Charlie, but he really got into it. His fave? The new sippy and play keys in the basket! Jackson was an amazing egg hunter this year and found even the most tricky hidden eggs. I can't wait for next year when Charlie can take part in the hunt.