Monday, April 25, 2016
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Grandpa Charlie and his lady companion Mary have been visiting for the past week, which has been really nice. The sweetest thing is that Adam goes racing into the house every day yelling "GRANDPA CHARLIE!" and then he throws himself at Grandpa and begins chattering a mile a minute. The other best part is that between Grandpa's hearing not being too great, and Adam's English not being so good, Grandpa doesn't catch most of what Adam says, but nevertheless, the love connection is strong.
We had a really sweet evening tonight, eating and spending time together relaxing in the back yard. We all sang and the kids danced, and even did a little limbo (the kids are dirty cheaters.)
It's also been nice to spend time with Mary, who is a very sweet soul. She has seven kids of her own and a whole passel of grandkids. On Friday when Ellie was over at Gigi's house after school, she and Mary made an easy chocolate cake recipe that Mary had brought with her. It was hilarious - as we were walking to school on Friday morning I said "Mary really know how to make cakes, because she has a ton of grandkids," and without missing a beat Ellie goes "yeah, but I'm her favorite." Whatever you say kid!
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Monday, April 11, 2016
How busy was this weekend? So busy that today Adam took a nearly four hour nap to catch up on all of the rest he missed, and still was yawning when bedtime came around tonight.
Our big fun Saturday night was going to Dave and Busters for a party celebrating Emily and her father Arvie's birthday (it was a surprise for Arvie, which was really sweet.) We also got to meet darling new baby friend Walter, which is always great.
It may appear that all was well, but the poor kids melted down real early and we had to leave before cake, sobbing all the way out to the car. Oh, small children. Party animals, but in a "YOU ARE ACTING LIKE AN ANIMAL" way. Is there something that means a combo of party pooper and party animal? That's what they are.
Sunday morning/afternoon we hosted the whole family, who wanted to come over and meet Walter. He did some good sleeping when he first arrived, but finally woke up to get loved on by his cousins and all of his many aunties.
It was a really nice day with everyone - relaxed and fun. Plus it was cousin Katie's birthday, so we had plenty of delicious Costco cake. Both kids climbed into her lap when it was time to blow out the candles, so helpful!
And then when most of the family went home, our friend-family came over for an Overwatch LAN party.
Thanks Jake! The kids all played together, the gentleman did some gaming, and I laid on the couch and read a book. I wish I had taken a four hour nap today!
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Tim was nervous about having the video posted, because he makes the mistake of reading the comment sections on the internets, where all manner of trolls reside and spit venom. I mean, don't get me wrong, plenty of times people say nice things, but we all know how gross people can get from behind their computer screens. The good news is that the community was mostly excited about the developments that Tim and Phil discussed, but also, their comments about appearances made me laugh, such as "the guy on the left looks like a caricature of an English person, except that he doesn't have an accent" and "Blizzard is keeping up with a tradition of glorious facial hair." Or just straight up "check out those side burns!" Tim and I also laughed about he and Phil being compared to Muppets. Funny because it's true.
The other funny part is that I've known Phil since I was 18 years old, and we actually dated briefly in college but remained friends, and when he and Tim met in person, they realized that they used to play video games online against each other when they were in middle school and high school. Now they are best friends forever! (and his wife is awesome.) And most importantly, INTERNET STARS!
In other news, Ellie's cowgirl boots are beginning to fall apart. We bought them right before she turned four, and she's worn them most days since. She's got tennis shoes, she's got light up tennis shoes, she's got flats and flip flops, but her boots are her go-to shoes. I ran by Target while she was at school and picked her up a new pair in a bigger size, and when I showed her to them, she said she'd rather have pink than brown. I told her the Target by us didn't have pink, and I even took her to Boot Barn and we tried on some pink and brown ones, but no dice. In the end, she decided to keep the brown ones and just do a straight replacement. Welcome to the house, new boots. Old boots, you've been very, very good fish.
Sunday, April 3, 2016
It was SUCH a cute afternoon. I mean, it's always great to be with Pari and Mila - I was joking with her that when we're together, I feel like I'm 18. Maybe 22 at the oldest, so it's weird that we have these little girls around who seem to think they belong to us. Thankfully the girls are SO CUTE together.
One of Ellie's favorite parts was when all of the princesses got announced. They went through the house and got escorted by one of the Kimberly Juniors (sort of Junior League girls) who taught them how to walk gracefully and curtsy, and then as they came down the front steps, the herald announced "Princess Ellie, from the House of Ford." Ellie thought it was just about the best thing ever, and practiced that princess walk for the rest of the day. They also got nice little gift bags with a magic wand and some other little prizes.
It was a really lovely afternoon, The grounds and house were gorgeous, and it was such a fun day with our darling princess girls.
Friday, April 1, 2016
The kids had an absolute blast! They saw sharks, they petted starfish, they had a picnic and played with their grandparents - a full day all around.
I wouldn't be surprised if the poor kid is having a growth spurt this week. He has been SO WHINY and at times straight up miserable. He complains about being tired, even though he's sleeping in and taking good naps, and he's had a couple of meals where he just sits down and eats like he's going to the electric chair (which is not often a thing that happens with Mr. Starvation Diet.) We had our friends over for pizza tonight since he got shut out on his birthday, and he spent a large portion of the evening curled up in my lap, too hungry to eat. He's a mess!
We had a really rocking dance party at the end of the night though, so you can't beat that. And then all of the kids melted down and cried on their way out the door. SUCCESS!