Boys Second!

I forgot to post pics of Boy Wonder’s second birthday, ooops..!

For his birthday i wanted it to be very chill, no pressure to make him nap, cause he wouldn’t and no pressure to have a bunch of his friends over since he would end up playing with one anyways, or fighting them… ;)

SO we put balloons in his room to wake up to and in the living room to play with (Cars ones of course ) and then we just had a normal morning. After his nap we took his best friend Eden to a very large Farmstead/Petting Zoo, Deanna Rose. Of course Eden was PUMPED to go and Bode had no idea where we were going. So we loaded up the kids, Anne loaded up hers and off we went! As a responsible parent i made sure to bring my camera, with only about 1/4 battery life left.. :/ But it was a blast, the kids had so much fun just playing and holding hands most of the time. They even went running off to the chapel!! ;)

*side note I have never been to a petting zoo before…. So I thought it would be a blast to go IN the little goats pen and feed them with the kids.. Dan nodded and said “Well you can go ahead..” The second I got in there I was swarmed and jumped on and pinned against the fence by this bigger goat! AH, my camera slammed against the posts, and boy was hitting them saying “top it, top it, stop it”, and “no no no”…so cute, and scary… Lesson learned…

So this is what we did….Some are camera and some are top notch iphone ;)

We fed the fish…Massive gold fish


The Norm Here

I was laughing the other day, at how many things are different after you have kids. And all the different things that go on in your house that you never thought would before you had kids.  So i wanted to share some of the things we laugh at in our house. I would LOVE to here a few things for you all as well. :)

You know your a Parent when….

You consistently have a mess, through out the house, of spatulas, wisks, hot pads, egg beaters, and other random kitchen utensils.

You have atleast one Baby out fit in every room, at all times of the days.

If we cant find something like our keys, purse stuff, food, cards, binks, etc., we look in the third drawer down in the kitchen (Where all the kitchen utensils would normally go)

When anything in the first 7inches of the table are now at risk of being pulled down (mommas cereal and other food items) and is always on your mind.

You can take a good two hours to pick up the house to livability. And Bodie can bring it back to the previous state in a matter of seconds.

When your kiddo has better way better groove then you do, and can pick out the music anywhere you are.

When no amount of money you spend on toys will ever amount to the egg beaters, your phone, ipod, or even climbing the stairs.

Momma Bear (our kitty) is my sons best friend most days. He will chase and tackle her, and she loves it just as much as him and loves humoring her. They literally play for hours doing just this. OR they peacefully enjoy the squirrels at the back door in the mornings together :)

When by the time bed time comes we just take a few minutes to sit and stare at each other, and enjoy the silence.

When at one year old my son has already out smarted me and has stashes of food and cereal around the house. I dont know how he does it in the 2 seconds im not watching him..?

Thats all i can come up with now but hope to remember more later.  Again i would love to hear a few from you all. Until next time…

Ash

Espresso

Yep, Im at this very moment Im hyped up on….you guessed it espresso. If you know anything about me its that i HATE coffee, I never have and never maybe will.  Being married to a coffee zealot, its been hard to turn down some of his good looking drinks. I think it smells and looks amazing I just can’t get past the taste.

SO tonight Dan, the zealot, was making some shots and going on about how good this way was to drink it. I stepped it up and told him i would try it. Granted i did take it with some alot of creamer and my heart was totally racing, but after some coaxing and holding my hand i did it! It wasn’t to bad either.

Anyways i will update on something more relevant later but for now im going to enjoy this golden moment and pat myself on the back, or maybe even run a few laps! 8)

Ash

Mothers Day Extravaganza?

Thought I might document a little more of the humor chaos side of Mothers day. Lets just say it might be funny in like 20 years!  Dan decided to treat my like a queen on Mothers day and go all out, since he’s just like that and it was my first. He got me a set of 4 macro filters for my camera, a Macro fisheye filter, and a wide angle! WHOA and the funny thing was he didn’t even look on my wish list (which all of them were on there).  Then we decided to go out to dinner, and of course we went to Red Lobster since thats our special occasion place, and we LOVE the biscuits! ha! So we leave at 7 knowing that Bode will be asleep by the time we get there, WRONG.

The second we get there he is wide awake, and on edge for a tantrum since he was over tired and should have been asleep. Well we sit down and it starts, all the way until i cant take anymore and take him out to the car while Dan got his food and started  eating since i was gone and told him to just go ahead, so I let him through his little fit unto fallin asleep. WRONG again! He was blue lipped, head sweating, ear rinning throwing a fit. So i calm him enough to go back inside. Dan makes him a second bottle (in a two hours span, which should have also put him to sleep) and we fed him. That lasted about ten minutes, and was right back at it. So it was Dan’s attempt to try and calm the beast. So he took him out to the car and drove the parking lot for about 5 min. and rocked him to sleep. All while i was inside eating. He came back about 10-15 min later and we got our check and left. Yup, that was Mothers Day, from a MOM. We didn’t eat more then maybe 7 minutes together and i about punched our host for all the “your food is cold and that’s why i dont have kids” comments.  We did proceed home to cry, hold each other and rock ourselves to sleep.. HAHA! Good thing he’s cute right? Then to top it all off, he selfishly took me to see the new Iron Man, and i am pleased to say that Bodie was an angel and slept through the whole thing! :)

Well that was our Mothers day, what did you do?

Ill do another quick photo catch-up on the last week later today when i get a free moment.