Monday, June 13, 2011

Eva is 3

Eva turned 3 yesterday! It was a Sunday so we celebrated on Saturday. We went to the zoo and decorated the house and Eva LOVED it all. Then we had our friends over for cupcakes and bling rings and they had a blast. Eva got her 2nd baby doll (the first got its hand ripped off by Alexander a while back) and they really both love to play with it. Anyway I have a 3 year old who loves being a girl. Here are some photos from the day. Oh and I realized that I don't take many photos of Eva anymore. I specifically tried to take photos of her this weekend and I realized why I don't get many photos. Because she is ALWAYS moving around quickly so they tend to be blury. I need to put it on the sports action setting I guess.

The birthday girl before we left

I don't know what brought on the grouchy face

Flamingos when you walk in
Alexander loves the reptiles.
I would rather just pass by this section of the zoo
Jamison waiting on the grass while we switched out cars
Their favorite part about the zoo what just one of the large walls with lots of grass.
We played here for a long time.

Eva was hiding behind a rock and Alexander was supposed to find her, but he had to use the restroom so she was wondering why it was taking so long

Jamison was a good sport in his stroller

He was finally let out to play.
She looks so little in this picture

They all had their hats on
hide and seek with dad
They LOVED playing catch.
I caught some of the moments.

This one got him in the face as you can see will happen as soon as the ball hits him

Sunday morning pictures (her actual birthday)

Oh and here was her cake. Just enough for everyone.
I don't want to buy the giants cakes anymore because there is so much left over to SNACK on.

The cupcake tower. I had some with bling rings in them too. Alexander insists on rings in the cupcakes because thats what the kids did at school. We got away with not having party hats this year. I couldn't find any girly ones oh well. Oh and Alexander wanted to give her a pinata for her birthday but I didn't bring that up because who wants that much candy around? Maybe if we have a large crowd to take the candy home with them. Or maybe next time I will buy many many bouncy balls to put in one. That would be an activity in itself trying to find them all. FUN!
Happy Birthday Eva. She will be in PRIMARY next year!! The years fly by very quickly so I have to make them count.


Tuesday, June 7, 2011


There are uncontrolled fires in Arizona right now and it feels like they are in our backyard. We wake up every morning and it smells like a campfire. It only seems to come at night when the winds pick all the smoke up and bring it here. I hope they get the fires contained soon. I keep a little temperature thing on my computer screen and look what it said a little while ago!

How funny is that?


I was referring to the word under the 91, it usually says sunny or rain or something like that.

Monday, June 6, 2011

The Patio

For some foggy details on how we did the patio go here :)

Sunday, June 5, 2011


I started the summer (2 weeks ago tomorrow) with a lot of energy. I was going to RULE the summer and accomplish so much. We started by moving Jamison out of my closet (He was in my closet from New born until 2 weeks ago don't worry its really big) We moved him into his new room the old guest room (it hasn't been used much) Here is a photo right after we moved him in. I have since put little things up and arranged.

we put up black out curtains and he didn't sleep for 3 nights! (thats not true, he slept like a newborn for 3 nights) It was all very exciting. The kids love his room and having him right next door to them. I love not being able to hear him at night(yeah its a horrible thing to say but after you don't get a full nights sleep for 8 months straight get back to me and let me know how you feel) We love that his room now has a function and feels like part of our home now.

I got my closet back and it is currently a fully functional closet and mini creative office for myself. Taking it from mini nursery to functional mom area took a few days but I got it there. Then we decided we were going to install the patio outside. So last Saturday Daniel leveled the ground and did all the extensive prepwork while I drove to Home Depot (one of my least favorite places on the planet) asked for 420 patio pavers and one of comments I left with was "never send a woman to do a mans job" which if you know me at all really made me angry but I let it blow away in the wind because I wanted my patio finished in a timely manner. He made the comment because I had done the math for the bricks with Daniel at home and knew how many bricks I needed. Then I wanted to double check at the store and THEY sat there and couldn't figure out how many bricks I needed for the 10by12 patio. So I guess a mans job is to pick up bricks from the store? or is it to stand there like a moron while your mouth spews sexist moronic words. Then they took 45 minutes trying to figure out how to load the bricks on the truck (I suggested using the fork lift like last time) they wanted to put them in by HAND 420 bricks!! Anyway they got loaded, I drove home happy the bricks were on the truck and I was far away from home depot.

Then I the woman unloaded them all. I wanted to be useful and I wanted Daniel to finish all the prepwork and I don't know how to do (I don't know how to do anything but be a laborer in the yard) It was a lot of work but a great work out.

Then Daniel laid them all out in this cool pattern and did all that stuff that he did with sand and pipes and stuff (I seriously don't know how to do it) Then he rented a plate tamper and the whole house shook while Jamison screamed and cried. (he was inside) I took a look outside and all I could see was a large white cloud. Then Daniel and Alexander swept all the extra sand off

Alexander was being really helpful through this whole process. He handed Daniel the pavers and just wanted to do everything. Then the patio was finished and we were so happy. It was now memorial day and we had a little barbeque and fanta and coke in glass bottles. It was fantastic.

Then real life started again and Daniel went back to work and I was home with three adventurous children. Daniel wanted the children to have some fun so he pulled out the little pool and filled it with water. This started a strange chain of events. Everyday at least 3 times a day they are in the pool without my knowledge. I empty the pool and they turn on the hose and fill it back up. They have been getting in a lot of mischief. The kind of mischief where it feels like a week has passed when its only been one day. Here is a picture before the patio was put it that shows a little peek into our daily happenings:

Eva in her unders and shirt. She decided to climb into the wheel burrow but then realized she couldn't get down so she was yelling at the window for me to come out and free her. This is also a common occurrence of late:

and then all up the stairs too. Fun times here. Oh and here is the new patio covered in mud from the kids with the sand and hose:

and then they picked the sweet peas for me, even the ones that were not ready

Just trying to be helpful, hopefully all these teaching opportunities I am getting will help them learn good behavior (somehow I don't think this will happen until they are 30) Luckily I have a great husband. He planted these on mothers day and these are the second blooms!!

and he is much more handy than I realized. On Thursday I went to park group, then I went to my dentists appointment to get a crown set, then the crown broke in my mouth while they cemented it in (thats another story). It was looking like a bad day but I was trying to keep positive. So we went home and it was getting really hot so we needed to turn on the swamp coolers. I was feeling off. Daniel got on the roof and it wouldn't turn on. I would usually be really stressed out about the news but lucky for me I started to loose my lunch so I didn't care. I proceeded to be ill for 2 days and then when I started to feel better Daniel fixed it all! He showed me this:
and said words but he really fixed something that was really bad and now the house is cool and all is well. So that is why we haven't blogged in two weeks. We were busy conquering the summer and adjusting to this whole 3 kids in the house all day long thing. Its only been two weeks but it feels like 3 months. Anyway I rambled a lot. I need to go back to blogging more often so my thoughts are not rambled.

Then End.

Just kidding its just the beginning It just feels like it should be the end, of the summer that is. The person who invented summer vacation was obviously not a stay at home mother. ha ha I am kidding but not really.