Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Fun!

HERE are more pictures from our celebrations.

We went to church (which was AWESOME!) early in the morning and then came home to get some naps in before heading to my Gramma's for an early dinner. We played, visited, did an egg hunt to find cheese puffs, sesame sticks, and peanuts hidden away in the eggs, did some bike riding and then headed to the Coster's to eat some more food.

We had lots of laughs and got caught up with family. It was a great Easter Celebration!

Hope you and your loved ones had a wonderful day too!

Love ya. Aloha.

The Puppy

Isn't Puppy so cute? She is for sale, if you know anyone who might be interested, please let me know! She is a Cavalier King Charles. She is "show" quality too!

She has recently learned how to play with Raul. It's the cutest thing!


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Video of the bike Rider!

After today's soccer game, we went to the Ride Aid parking lot to show Grandma, Mimi and Grandpa the new skills.

Happy Easter tomorrow!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Short Time

In the last couple of months, on our walks Carson has been taking his scooter. One day he went from "Mom (or Dad), can you carry this? I'm tired." Our answer (usually) was no, you wanted to ride it, you ride it or walk it. One day it just all kinda clicked with him. He was cruising down 1st St. on the sidewalk and just got it! It was a really special time for me as a mom. Since then, he has just gotten better, as practice does that. I have to do major catching up some of the time now! :)

About a month ago, Carson decided he wanted his training wheels off of his bike. We live on a busy street and there are sidewalks, but we haven't had him go up and down much with them on. So. Trev took them off. We were going to go to the ACF parking lot and have him practice there with us holding onto him (as needed), but just never got to it. Between Trever and myself, we ran/walked with Carson trying to pedal without the training wheels for maybe 10 minutes total.

Since today was such a lovely day outside, we thought after nap/rest time that we (all 4 of us) should get to a park. We went to the Railroad Park for a couple of minutes, and decided to leave that park and go home, pack a dinner, and go to the YMCA playground. That way the boys and Trev could play and eat, and I could go get a little more exercise in for this week.

I was gone somewhere between 45 & 60 minutes and came back to a son who could ride his bike alone without training wheels and without adult help! It was so crazy! I couldn't believe it??!! Trev said he was just coasting, and wasn't getting any help and then with a reminder to do the pedals he just started to ride! He was going down and up, braking, turning all directions and just plain old cruising! AMAZING! I couldn't believe it! And of course, since I was exercising I didn't have my camera to take video or pictures of the 1st time alone without any help! We'll just have to get the 2nd time recorded. :)

Kids catch on to things so fast. I also think that the scooter riding has helped with the steering, balancing, and braking type stuff. So NEAT!!! I just stood there, shocked with my hands on my face in disbelief! So cool to see them grow and learn new things!


Monday, April 18, 2011

This April.

Animals! Bunny and Guinea Pig Day at Northwest Nature Shop.
Visiting the puppies! (Jay & Linda's dog, Tigger, had some puppies with Vicky). And they are SO cute!

Playing outside when it was nice! Playing with Taka and Narae.
Gabe has a new bike seat and a yogurt bath!


He Shoots. He Scores. Even Though it's for the Other Team!

Gabe decided to have a yogurt bath today! Lovely! ;)
It gave us a big laugh though!

Carson getting the ball and scoring. 4.16.11

After soccer we went to pet some bunnies at the Northwest Nature Shop. We had a ReD, WhiTe and BluE of a time! 4.16.11

Saturday, April 16, 2011

1st Sport Related Injury

Today was Carson's second soccer game. He did really good! He got the ball a couple of times, and even scored a goal! For the other team. :) Fortunately at this age, it isn't a big deal.

He was running and got ran into by a team-mate and got a busted up lip (in 3 spots) and a loose tooth! UGH! He calmed down, and we got the mouth cleaned up, but he wasn't into going back into the game. For some reason after half time, he isn't interested in playing any more. We need to work on that! :)

It looks like (from what I have read online) that if it is just a little loose it should tighten back up within one to two weeks. So. That is what we are planning on.

Before the 1st game. 4.9.11

Getting ready for the kick off. 4.9.11

Here they are in their little jersey's running around. They look so cute running in every direction on the field! Priceless.

Hope all is well with you!


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Christian Movie

We have been checking out a lot of movies from the library lately. I mean a lot. Kid movies, family movies, chick flicks, Hallmark channel movies...all different kinds.

A couple of weeks ago I checked out To Save a Life. I just watched it today, because I wasn't too sure what it was going to be about. I was very {happily} surprised! It was a good movie, with a good base on what we need to get through life. It was also about doing things for others becasue we care about them, and don't want them to hurt themselves, or be alone.

I recommend you requesting it from your local library! It was great!

You can check out the site HERE to learn more about it.

Let me know what you think, if you watch it!


Monday, April 4, 2011

Gabe's 2 Years Pictures

You can see all the pics HERE.