Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Drew is 3

My Little Drew turned 3! We had a little birthday party for him. Braden and his family came and my parents came. We kept it pretty low key cause Drew was sick and we didn't want to infect everyone. Braden and my parents wanted to come even after the warning. He got lot's of gifts and loved eating his cake and ice-cream! Drew is such a sweet kid. He gives good hugs, is a mama's boy. He doesn't sleep well at all. He wakes up almost nightly with night terrors. He Loves all things with sugar. He loves Zoey and Blake and plays well with them most of the time. He has been potty trained since he was 2 and a half even through the night. The down fall is he wakes us up at night to go to the bathroom. Between him having to go to the bathroom at night and his night terrors he wakes up 3 to 4 times at night. He loves playing with cars.  He loves going to his great grandma/pa McBrides house to get Hug drinks and cookies, pop tarts and donuts. We love Drew and our so glad he is part of our family.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Mother's Day

For Mother's Day this year Louis and the boys made me breakfast in bed complete with a package of peanut M&M's.  I decided to go to the table to eat with the rest of the family and got a awesome Mother's Day surprise. Drew puked at the table and I got to help Louis clean it up. That was the start to a wonderful day. Blake made me a purse and his class went on a field trip to home depot and planted flowers.  I love the flower he picked. At church I got a XL Hersheys candy bar with Almonds and a rose. Drew drew me a picture and got me candy kisses in nursery. Even though being a mother is so much work and so hard for me it's little moments like these that I love minus the puke! I felt so sad because I couldn't really be with my Mom for Mothers day cause I was taking care of sick kids! Louis let me go to Gilbert with my parents and Emma for Sydney's Bridal shower on Saturday and he watched the kids all day. It was so nice to get away for a little bit. 

This is the card I made for my Mother and Mother-in law. I of course switched the bottom picture for my Mom. I had so much fun making it.

Drew is 3

Drew's Birthday was on Monday. The day after Mother's Day. Since he was a little sick we just had a small little party. He wanted an airplane cake and this is what he got! Simple, but he loved it. He got the movie Fire and Rescue, a helicopter from the movie, and some sandals from his McBride Grandparents. Braden and his family came and got him a puzzle, squirt guns, and a pirate book. Ethan wasn't able to come but he got him a bubble gun. Emily and Jesse got him some sidewalk chalk. We got him a bike cause he was outgrowing his trike.

Drew weighs 29 lbs and is 38 inches. He loves cereal and milk. That is pretty much all he eats. He loves sweets! He loves to play with Blake. Nap times have been rough, he usually waits tip he is completely exhausted and whines for me to hold him. I pick him up and he falls asleep really quick. It's usually at the worst time of the day. Either after school while I'm trying to get Blake to do his homework or right when I'm suppose to be making Louis lunch. I love the cuddle time though. He is completely potty trained day and night. It's a challenge cause he always wants us to put him on the potty and he wakes up 2 or 3 times in the night. He is a early riser. He doesn't usually sleep past 6:30. He has the cutest smile and when he does something wrong or makes a mess he comes and tells me he is sorry and sometimes cleans it up. He is at the phase where he says, "ok" and goes and does most things we ask. I love it! He loves playing with cars, especially in the bathroom sink. I just love this kid and can't believe how quickly he is growing up.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Zoey is walking!


No Ipad reward - Shave ice!

Louis headed up a challenge to have no iPad for 1 week. We told Blake that if he could go 1 week without the iPad we would take him to Hawaiian Snow to get a shave ice. He had no idea what a shave ice was. We explained it to him and it sounded good to him! I was so impressed with him. I knew it was a little hard for him and he only asked for it twice. Once at home after playing outside for a long time and was hot and wanted to rest in the house. The second time was at his Grandma and Grandpas house. On our way there Blake said Mom I'm going to want to play the iPad with Graham but I really want shave ice so I better not. Then after being there awhile he turned to his Grandma Paula and said, "Can I play your iPad?" She said sure, and I told him what would happened if you played it. Then Braden started teasing him and trying to get him to play it. He refused though and held strong. I really though he was going to throw horrible fits to play it. He has in the past. This method of Positive reinforcement worked so well. We noticed a huge change in his behavior. He was more kind and played outside a whole lot with his brother. He was more obedient, happy, and helpful.  

I'm not going to lie and say it was easy because really it was probably harder on me than anybody. I got less done around the house was more exhausted and really missed him playing it at times. But through hard things comes wonderful blessings. I really enjoyed playing and bonding more with Blake. We played soccer, read books, went on bike rides and just kept really busy. One day we went to the library and checked out some books. He really wanted Junie B Jones books. I got one thinking he wouldn't be able to sit through it. Every night we read one chapter sometimes he begged for two. One day I took Blake on my run with me. He rode his bike while I ran. He really wanted to go to Grandmas house. He pushed me that's for sure and was such a trooper to ride all the way there and back in the hot afternoon sun. 

Sometimes it is just nice to take a break from something for awhile to appreciate what is around us.

Highlight  * Blake  said to me one afternoon "Mom there is lot's of things I can do instead of play the iPad!"
It was so fun to see these boys taste the shave ice for the 1st time. I think he had it once before but he was pretty young and didn't remember it. He wanted a green and yellow one. So he got green apple and pineapple. I asked him if he would ever to it again. No iPad of  a week for a shave ice. He said no because it was too long and now I know what a shave ice tastes like. I asked him if he liked the shave ice and he said, "yes, it was soooo good!" video

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Valentines Day!

Blake's school had a Valentine musical program. Blake volunteered to make a big heart. The program was so sweet and the songs were adorable!
 My baby girl! 9 months old
 Blake got to bring home Pete the Cat backpack from school. Each week a different kid gets a turn to take it home for the weekend. It comes with the books Pete and music. The first thing Blake did when he got home was turn on the music and jam out. Blake happened to get Pete on a long weekend and Valentines day. We had lot's of fun adventures with Pete!

 We celebrated Valentines day with our tradition of Pizza!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Bath Time

Tonight as all the kids were taking a bath together I found joy in being a parent. Even if it was for just a moment. Zoey loves the bath and was giggling the whole time. Zoey was hitting Drew on the back and just laughing. Once I took Zoey out of the bath Blake and Drew became quite wild and were laughing and playing together so well.