Monday, September 1, 2014

Watching these punks grow up together is going to be a riot. Sully is mostly enamored but also slightly terrified of EZ as he watches him throughout the day. And we always have "let's be silly to Sully" time before bed where EZ does basically nothing and gets huge laughs out of his brother. Like seriously, he does nothing and gets huge laughs... everyone else has to try much harder to even get tiny courteous ones. These top few were taken August 3rd and the bottom three were taken just yesterday. Sullivan is growing so much! He's already 6 months old. And EZ's freckles are so great. 

 I think that face is my favorite? ^^ Sully's hair is definitely coming in slightly reddish... but also stick straight and just like Matt's. Long on the sides & short on top! haha. Wispy baby hair is the weirdest.
But like... look at how he looks at him. It's so awesome.

Friday, August 15, 2014

snacks

sometimes we spend hours just snacking on each other. just so tasty.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

birdsnow (or snowbird)

I suddenly had a free day yesterday with lunch already packed (we had some plans cancel), so I took the boys up to Snowbird because I just needed to be in the mountains and near some quiet. Do you ever feel like it's never quiet enough? I feel like that a lot (except right now while I'm writing this... because both my children have been asleep for 2.5 hours and I've been lounging and working and just sitting here in the solitude and quiet and it's been superb.) 

So we drove 20 minutes up the canyon and spent four hours in the mountains. I pushed the stroller on a "hike" nature walk which they seemed to mostly enjoy except for in the pictures they sure don't seem like it (but Sully nursed while EZ watched a mama deer resting in the shade and it was super peaceful and pretty.) 


We stopped once for a picnic and then once more along the trail for some pictures since I brought the camera and figured it'd be a shame if we didn't use it. Plus, I love photos and selfies and nature, so it seemed like a win win win.
Oh, and Sully was asleep and looked absolutely edible, so we had plenty of time to jump around.

After our walk EZ decided the mountains were "ok" and he'd really rather play on bouncy houses than be in nature, so we stayed there to play for a while because I'm totally into exhausting children whatever it takes. I did see the bushes shake where a mama and baby moose were hanging out nearby, so that's cool. And the weather was beautiful and we watched the Tram go up and down a few times & promised EZ one day we'd ride it and he thought that was pretty cool. He also asked stuff like "Mom, are MOUNTAINS part of NATURE?" and "Is this place BirdSnow?" with his sweet voice and he also really really enjoyed when I let him pee on the side of the trail... it was good for us all to be there.

Also... ^^ Sullivan's Cheeks ^^

Sunday, August 10, 2014

managing the cray cray

I consider myself a pretty positive person. I roll with the punches and keep moving forward and stuff like that. I also mostly keep my cool in stressful or what-could-be-awful situations. Like when some kids were having a water fight at the splashpad last week and threw a cup of water in our direction on the grass and woke my sleeping baby by dumping water all over him & my stroller... I didn't even fake it when I wasn't bothered by it. I actually felt calm and knew they were all very apologetic (especially the mom) and a little water never hurt anyone.

But lately, having a 3 year old is is making me have episodes of crazy.

I'm super patient and sweet and can envision us having the best day ever and then one hiccup with EZ and I will seriously LOSE IT IF YOU DON'T FREAKIN' PUT ON YOUR SHOES RIGHT THIS VERY SECOND SINCE THIS IS THE 7TH TIME I'VE ASKED YOU AND GET OFF MY LEG BECAUSE I AM JUST TRYING TO WALK AWAY FROM YOU TO GET THE CAR PACKED UP BECAUSE I'M TRYING TO TAKE YOU TO THE FARM AND FINE! WE WON'T GO TO THE FARM AND HAVE THE BEST DAY EVER SINCE YOU'RE NOT LISTENING TO ME AND HOW DARE YOU LAUGH AT ME WHEN I AM PISSED ABOUT THIS AND NOW EVERYONE NEEDS A TIME-OUT AND HOLY SMOKES IT'S BEEN AN HOUR BECAUSE EVERYTHING TAKES SO DAMN LONG WHEN DEALING WITH TINY IDIOTS AND SORRY I CALLED MY KID AN IDIOT BUT C'MON, SOMETIMES HE ACTS LIKE ONE BUT YOU'RE RIGHT I SHOULDN'T SAY THAT... deep breath... BECAUSE I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND YOU'RE SO SWEET AND I'M SORRY MOMMY GOT MAD BUT NEXT TIME YOU HAVE TO LISTEN BETTER AND THEN I WON'T FEEL SO FRUSTRATED AND OKAY LETS GO TO THE FARM BECAUSE IT WILL BE FUN AND WE ALL COULD USE SOME FRESH AIR BECAUSE THAT WAS PROBABLY AN OVERREACTION...

and so on, and so forth.

I can always laugh about the episodes once they've passed... but it gets real for a while there. And I only have ONE 3 year old! Ha! And I want like five kids or something?? hahahahaha.... we'll see if the sanity can make it.

Good thing these experiences are universal and kids make it up by being so flippin' cute the rest of the time.


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

captain hook

EZ is obsessed with Captain Hook & all things Peter Pan/Jake/Neverland/Pirates/Fairies... etc etc. What did parents ever do without an iPad and Netflix? It's beyond me...

(Notice his Capt'n Hook unders? So cute. It seems like he's always hanging out in his underwear these days... he got it from his dad.)