Sunday, March 29, 2009

Spring Break - Act 2

This past week marked the second and final week of our spring break. The begin of the week started off with a park date with a family from school. Natalie and I have known each other through PTO and our girls always got along with we had to get together for meetings or fund raiser counting. They don't get to see each other often now since Joci is in Kindergarten and Alexis is in preschool. They certainly had a fun time running around and swinging. Notice Alexis is sticking her tongue out as she swings. That is some serious swinging concentration going on. She was learning to pump her legs to keep herself going so she wouldn't have to wait on me to push her.Jarod is in the 5th grade and Andrew is in the 4th grade so they don't get to play together often. Jarod was trying to teach Andrew some cool soccer moves.As well as how to surf on the swings. I think they look more like monkeys then surfers, but they had a great time running off lots of energy.I was afraid Andrew was going to get his backside stuck in the baby swing. Instead, his legs went numb from being pinched inside. Aiden had his first swing experience. The verdict: HE LOVED IT!!! He would kick and scream and throw himself backwards whenever I tried to take him out (not one of his more endearing moments and something I hope he doesn't continue).
He did hang out on the blanket for a little while and enjoy his sippy cup while the girls danced around him.
Thank you Natalie, Jarod, and Joci for meeting us at the park. We all had such a great time.
The next two days were pretty boring. We just stayed around the house and got some chores done. Aiden has learned to torture poor Suzy Q and tries to climb on her every chance he gets. She is pretty tolerant and will just walk away when she has had enough. He has started throwing toys at her and she doesn't care for that too much. We are really having to watch him around her, for fear that he will hurt her or that she might react if he provokes her too much."Just one minute mom. I'm drinking my sippy cup."Andrew had made a hammock out of his blanket and bunk bed. He proceeded to fall asleep in it that night, though by that point it had stretched so far that it wasn't really swinging him anymore.
Thursday we had our big outing to the Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert. Check out all the fun pictures by clicking here.

At the end of the day we went to Grandma and Grandpa's house to spend some time with them before heading back home.
Our only other outing during spring break was to the gold mine movie theater. We don't go and see movies often because they are just so darn expensive. We bit the bullet and decided to go see the new 3D movie, Monsters vs. Aliens. This was Aiden's first movie theater experience and he wasn't too impressed with the big screen. I ended up having to leave with him toward the end of the movie since the toys, milk, blanket, crackers, popcorn, or cheerios were no longer keeping him quiet.

Little Miss just waiting for the show to start.
My boys, and of course Daddy has his silly smile on again.Isn't he just so darn cute with this 3D glasses on?And now? We are back to the daily grind. Wish me luck as I am subbing all week long in a 5th grade class. I haven't worked a full school week in over 4 years. Hoping my back and voice and nerves can last a full 5 days. Have a blessed week.

1 comment:

  1. You will be in my prayers this week. Love ya! Thanks for letting us hangout with you yesterday. I sure wish we lived closer.