We finally switched Holden to a toddler car seat last week, only to discover the one we’d been saving was way expired. So, today, his new seat came! I think it’s just the angle of the picture that makes it look like there’s not much room to grow. It will hold him until 65 pounds. But look…cup holders! He’s thrilled! And now he looks directly at Coen and can poke Beckett in the head. Car rides just got so much more entertaining!

Cousin Fun in EDH

We took a quick trip to EDH last weekend. The kids played from the minute they woke up until way past bedtime each night. They had a blast with Haylee racing cars, playing with bubbles, digging for rocks, and tackling each other, then gave a riveting musical performance. A great way to spend a sunny three-day weekend.

A T Rex Named Sue

Coen has been a crazy typical threenager lately. He hasn’t slept in his own room since Christmas and pretty much stopped potty training yelling “NO!” every time we even suggest sitting on the potty. Last week, a HUGE new exhibit came to our Discovery Museum, so, like any good parents, we used it to our advantage. Three pee pees in the potty earned the right to meet a T Rex named Sue. 

He did it!!! And we met Sue. And he refused to take any pictures with us. But I promise, he had a good time. Sue will be hanging out at our museum until January so brace yourselves for lots more Sue pictures.

Coen Is 3

Look a that face! Can you believe Coen is 3? He was so excited for his party this year. We really didn’t plan much of anything, just a day at the park with a few friends. But he had the best time! As long as his friend Maya is around, he’s a happy boy! Like usual, this time of year is always crazy busy with birthdays. The day before Coen’ party, we celebrated his friend Nolan turning 4. 

Then the next day, it was Coen’s turn! The little brothers hung out in the tent while the rest ran around the park like wild children. Mom guilt hit me hard last week and my plan for a store-bought bundt cake turned into a homemade train cake. Addie and I were looking at some photo albums I found in the garage and there’s a picture of me with a train cake for my third birthday. It just seemed appropriate since I had just finished his train birthday poster.

Our 2-year-old crashed hard and woke up Monday as a 3-year-old! He didn’t get balloons in bed since he still refuses to sleep in his so we had balloons in the playroom instead. He said, “this is the best party ever” as he kicked them around the room! Silly boy! We could not love him more!

And, totally not birthday related but just because they are cute pictures from this week…Coen got so mad last time we were at swim because maya had her robe and I didn’t bring his (it was way too hot for a robe in my opinion, but clearly I was wrong). This week, I didn’t fail.

Coen went with Jimmy to pick Addie up from school one day. Somehow he found a blazer he just had to try on. I think it goes nicely with his surfboard shirt and skull shoes!!

I had a full weekend of fun with my favorite little people! Addie’s school had Mother’s Day Tea on Friday with yummy food, beautiful centerpieces, and the cutest little video of Addie and her classmates talking about their moms. 

Saturday, there was a horse expo at the park by our house. Addie, Coen and I walked over and ran into one of Addie’s favorite friends. The kids pet horses, watched some demos, and had some lunch before heading back to our hood.

On the way home, we stopped by the pond to check out some fat frogs. 

And then it was Mother’s Day. We put Addie to work stomping some grapes. Just kidding, it was a church activity because their bible story took them to Rome this week. Then we tried to have a picnic but it was too cold and windy. We ended the day with dinner with my fab mother. Good times spent with these little loves of mine 💕

Addie was so excited to get two awards at her assembly last Friday…one for reading 15 books in Spanish and the next AR reading award (10 points, maybe?). 

And, her class was on the news saying the pledge. http://www.kolotv.com/content/misc/Brookefield-Kindergarten-420622473.html

Adorable, right?!
Last weekend, we had some surprisingly amazing weather for Coen’s friend Maya’s birthday party. There was sliding, relaxing naps under an umbrella, parachute fun, swinging, bubbles, and of course cake! Such fun celebrating our sweet friend!

And finally, Holden had his one-year check up. Officially 20 pounds, 6 ounces (30th percentile), 30.75 inches (75th), and a huge head at 18.75 (90th). He got way too many shots and came home pretty cranky. So glad that’s over!

In the midst of birthday celebrating and planning, and cake baking and cookie decorating, Addie’s school had their Art and Science night. Addie’s class did a project together…does the size of a bean determine the height of the plant? Each student made their hypothesis and kept a growth journal. It’s pretty awesome! And the answer is “no,” in case you were curious. The Lima bean was the largest and didn’t even sprout, whereas the pinto bean stalk grew over 30 inches. 

Then each class had a specific art project on display. I’m not entirely sure what the project was for Addie’s class, but aren’t these kiddos the cutest?