May 31, 2013

Five on Friday Link-Up

Today I'm trying to get back into the groove of blogging (it's been awhile) by joining these sweet bloggers for 5 on Friday. Click here to join in

My mind has been pretty scattered lately- so a quick list is perfect!

Summer break is officially starting at our house. 
Today is Reagan's last day at pre-school and he will be home with the babies and I.  He's going to be pretty busy with all of his activities though. We are all really excited for this summer break!

We've already made a little dent in his Summer Bucket List.

The babies are really starting to teeth.
Hudson has already popped 1 tooth and he is gnawing on everything- especially the cribs! Yikes.  So we've put the plastic pieces on most of the crib sides (but still need more!) I ordered and received the Amber necklaces from Amazon and the babies have been wearing them this week. I'm not really sure if I notice anything or not but I'm willing to try anything! My kids look like little hippie babies but oh well!

Nick got a new job a few weeks ago. 
It was such a blessing for our family. 
He literally works 12 minutes from home! He is home at 4:30 pm each day!
I'm so proud of him and all he does for our family.

It was a big day for my DVR and I today.
I decided I just don't have enough time to watch all of the shows I have dvr-ed, so I canceled half of my scheduled recordings.  Don't worry- nothing was deleted from Bravo. 

I have a couple of books on hold at the library, but I wan to add more to my list. What are some current favorites or must-reads I should add? Thanks in advance. PS- My last read was the sequel to Firefly Lane , Fly Away by Kristin Hannah. Super, super sad! But I loved it! I just love these characters- so obv I would  recommend it to you! :)

May 30, 2013

May Family Birthday Party

Sunday night we had a family birthday party over at my parents.
My sweet niece turned 11 this month and my brother in law turned 31. 

It was pure chaos with kids everywhere but I suppose this is how all family gatherings will be for the rest of our lives with all these little ones. I wouldn't change a thing! 

My niece is getting so big and just loves taking care of the babies!

All of the grandchildren.
Such a funny picture.

Harper crawled a little for the first time that night. 
Trying to keep up with all the cousins I bet!

The twinkies just hanging out inside with me while the others swam.

Pool time

How cute is my niece Charlotte?
Seriously- she is such a diva! Love her!

A little dinner convo between cousins.

Sweet Harper

Happy birthday Shaun and Sadie!
We love you!

May 23, 2013

Swim Lessons

This week we finish session 1 of Reagan's swim lessons.
We have him going to lessons through our city's parks and recs.

This is his third summer and we've been happy thus far.

Here are some pictures from this past session.

Reagan and his buddy Rylan before class.

These 2 met last summer during lessons and became instant friends. His mom is seriously the sweetest ever and I'm so happy we've become friends as well! We signed up to take this session and next session together as well! 

The twins just watching the big kids!

I'm so glad he loves the water!

May 20, 2013

Our Summer Bucket List

Summer is officially here!

I have Reagan home with the babies and I today and tomorrow (my Mom is traveling) and it is a bit like a test run for summer. (This Friday is his last day of preschool before summer break!)

  I'm keeping Reagan home with me every day this summer starting next week.  For the love. Can I manage? I sure hope so! I had him home with me full time during winter break, but the babies were still so young then, he still  got a lot of attention. I've been working on a schedule for us and trying to think of things to keep him busy and not watching TV all day. (I'm not going to lie- this is going to be hard for me too!) Once I work out the kinks I will blog about our schedule and what we do.

But for now- here is the Summer Bucket List I created.
I got the idea from my blog friend Amy.

I made it full of things we have planned things I would like to do with the family/Reagan this summer. After we complete an item, Reagan colors the box next to it. 

Here are the items on our list:
1. Swim lessons (This week we are finishing the first session and we will start up the next session soon.) More on swimming with another post! 
2. Splash pad (Reagan loves going to the splash pad. So this will be hit up many times this summer. Still trying to decide what to do with the babies here.. May just keep them in the stroller in the shade. Not sure.)
3. Water table fun (We've already busted out the water table and Reagan loves splashing around.)
4. Jr. Fine Arts Camp (Reagan is registered to attend this day camp at our church in a few weeks. It's a 1/2 day program where he will do lots of arts and crafts, singing, music, etc.)
5. Breakfast at the Park (another easy one to do with Nick on the weekends. It's about the only time it's not too hot to play at the playground!)
6. Library Class (We love attending Shake, Rattle, and Roll classes at our library as well as story times.  This will be a cool alternative in the summer and the babies will love just sitting in their stroller, watching.)
7. Payson (Our annual summer family getaway up North).
8. Vacation Bible School (Reagan is registered to attend and I will volunteering as a teacher later in June). 
9.Movie Theater (We wont be able to do our weekly movie dates like we did last summer because of the babies, but hopefully my Mom or Sister will be able to watch the twins every once in a while so I can take Reagan to a cheap kid's movie at the theater.)
10. Frozen Yogurt (enough said)
11. Pump It Up (We have plans to meet friends there next week for a play date. Reagan loves this place- so that will be fun and cool for the twins).
12. Play date (hopefully we will have lots of play dates scheduled this summer!)
13. Zoo (Although its hot as you know what here, we have a zoo membership which means we can get into the zoo at 6 am. That sounds terribly early- but it might be the only time to take all 3 kids to the zoo when it's not 100 degrees. Keep you posted on that one!)
14. Build a fort (This will no doubt be one of Reagan's favorites.)
15. Sidewalk Chalk (We have tons and we hardly play with it. Maybe if' it's on this, we'll do it.)
16. Home Depot Workshop (I can't believe we've never done one of these before. I have Nick and Reagan registered to do it in a few weeks.)
17. Wash the car (This was random but I figured this is something Nick and Rea can do together).
18. Barnes and Noble Story Time (This will be another free and cool thing for us to do each week).
19. Circus (Reagan doesn't know this but I bought him and I tickets to the circus. He's never been and I'm so excited! I just need to get someone to watch the twins and we are set!)
20. Museum for Youth (This is one of our fave museums and I'd love to go once or twice this summer. I think my niece would LOVE it too. We'll have to get it scheduled.)
21. Music Museum (We've never been but it's not too far from our house. Something new!)
22. Bowling (another cool and fun family activity. I'll need Nick's help for this one!)
23. Farmers Market (I've never been!)
24. Railroad Park (It might be hot in the summer but I know they do summer concerts in the park, so maybe we'll try that!)
25. Butterfly Garden (They are still building a new butterfly garden close by and I can't wait for them to finish!)
26. R.A.K. (I'm excited to get Reagan started on doing some Random Acts of Kindness this summer. I'd love to it a bunch during the winter as part of our family advent activities and I thought this summer would be good practice.) 

Do you have a summer bucket list?
If so, what's on it?

May 16, 2013

Photo Dump

It's been awhile since I've posted photos from my phone!
So here is a massive dump!

After Disneyland Reagan was so exhausted he fell asleep on the couch.
NEVER happens.

It was pretty hilarious.

Enjoying the nice weather outside!

Reagan and our neighbor Cali hanging out.

Dying Easter eggs.

Best buddies.
Love that smile.

Family dinner

Easter morning.

My little man running to his Mimi at church.

LOVE them.


My heart melted watching them play together.

Hudson is crazy about covering his head/face when he is drinking.

Graham family music night.
Mover over Patridge family.

My two cuddle buddies.

My handsome boy told me his night that I was his "hot date".

Yes. This shirt happened. Yikes.

Playing Memory and Hudson wanted in on it!

Mimi and her littlest grand babies.

Just another day of baby food. NBD.

We love our nightly walks.

Uncle Shaun has the magic touch.

Num Num!

Love them.

Just a little fort building. 

Passed out cold during his bottle.

With my little princess.


Her faces are priceless.

My boys supporting Boston.

Date night, Holla!

When did he turn into such a big boy?

She loves chewing her feet.

They seriously have the best bond.

Hudson was so tired and wanted to eat in peace. Harper was just annoying the crud out of him. He finally lunged at her. Hilarious.

Reagan begged me , " Mom can I be done eating? I really just want to dance".

Pumping with these two get harder every day! All they want to do is yank out the cords!

Cousins playing at Mimi's .

Cousins and best buddies.

Hudson cuddling with my blankie.

Harper sitting up unassisted for the first time!
 Reagan writing a sorry note to his teachers.

My handsome boy.

Harper doing a push up. NBD.

It was one of those days.
Really Jamba Juice Man. 
Put the lid on right!

My kids are cute. Yep.

Reagan wanted to play teacher and read to Harper and Hudson!

And then he got so frustrated when Harper scooted away and wouldn't pay attention.

Harper and Reagan trying out the new jumperoo!