Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Goodbye 2014

Now we say goodbye to 2015. Here's how we ended this year. The boys visited with Santa. Danger asked him for a scooter (apparently he was on the Nice List cuz he got one!) And it was the Colonel's first time seeing the Man in Red. No tears, just chilling. Maybe it was cuz his strong, brave big brother was there. 
I *love* to see my boys together. I love the smiles, I love seeing how much they love one another. I see how much Shark loves being a dad and how much the boys love him and each other. 
We went to Santa's Village to look at the lights. Danger LOVED it. I swear, he ran around in circles, around the trees for about 15 minutes. 
I get to wrestle with these boys all day. Some days it's good, some days it's bad. But I generally enjoy it. :) I like being their momma. These silly boys are so cute and fun. 
We took the train down to the airport to catch our flight to WI. It was stressful but it was such a relief to not pay for parking. 
My cuties on the plane. They loved watching the workers outside the plane, loading our luggage, the plane being towed to the runway. They loved it. 
Shark, Danger and my old man out looking for a practice arrow. Danger LOVED hanging out with grandpa and dad. 
Danger doodled on the white board. This is a picture of him. 
Colonel looking hopeful at the snow outside. It was a white Christmas. 
And what's a trip to WI with a hospital visit for Mom? Just my heart freaking out again. It lasted about a day and then was gone. 
Aunt G getting cuddles from Danger. 
Colonel just chilling at brunch. 
Saying goodbye to grandma at the airport. 
Family photo 2014!
Making pizza for our New Year's. We held ours on Tuesday because dad had to work on the 31st. We went all out with fondue, pizza, sparkle juice and games. 

It's been a wonderful 2014. Colonel joined our family, Danger started preschool, and is now potty trained. It has been awesome and amazing. 

I am so excited for 2015! Bring it on. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

What. The. Heck.

So I had this baby last week.... JK. It's been 8 months. But I swear last week he was nearly scooting around the living room. 
And now he's climbing all over EVERYTHING. 
He's chasing his brother around and snatching up toys. 
There is no place in the living room that he hasn't discovered. No toy he hasn't licked. 
And he usually is smiling and laughing. 
His favorite place to crawl into is the shelf on the coffee table. He loves crawling in one side and out the other. There's no stopping him. 
He's discovered that he can tip over the baskets to get the toys inside. 
He's learned that everything is a toy and he loves playing. 
Now that he has discovered the stairs, there's no keeping him off them. 
When he's in the car seat he makes the funniest noises and faces. 
He appreciates any help he can get. 
And he's always looking to see who's chasing him, cuz someone usually is. And it's usually me. 

This boy sure is giving me a run for my money.  Now I chase 2 tornado boys around. We've taken drastic measures, we've got the gates up so everyone is locked in the living room. 

I sure do love my boys. But they are growing up so fast. Slow down. Please. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Birthday boy

Happy happy birthday Danger dear.
Happy days will come to you all year.
If I had a wish then it would be,
A happy happy birthday to you from me.

It started with a balloon avalanche. 
He enjoyed it. 
He decided he wanted a Lego birthday party. I made a Lego cake for him. 
Lego Party complete with giant sausages and croissants. 
I got some birthday kisses from him on his birthday!
Party number 2 with grandparents. More cake and more fun!
Danger getting silly with a gift from grandpa. 
Even this cutie enjoyed the day, even tho he didn't get any cake. 
Daddy playing trains with the boys. Colonel just attacked the trains. Danger had fun keeping him away. :)

I can't believe my little man is 3. The little human that made me a mom, is 3! It has been so crazy to think about. Especially when sometimes it still shocks me and catches me off guard : I'M A MOM! And now I have a 3 year old. He is so big and strong and so into and aware of everything. 

I love my sweet little boy. I am so grateful for him. So grateful to be his mom.