Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spring Break: Day 5


Today Malichi went to his friend Jack's house in the morning, while we (me, Kinzie and the twins) stayed home for a morning of playtime. Kinzie building a block tower, and then the babies knocking it over kept us entertained for probably a good hour! Amazing how such a simple toy can bring so much excitement!

Then after naps we went to play at Safari Island, our local community center. It was quiet there and we had the Lion's Den all to ourselves! All of the kids loved playing in the big ball pit. (which really kind of grosses me out...who knows what is in there). But they have such fun, I can't refuse.



After playtime at Safari, I took the kids to Ray Azteca for dinner, where Daddy met us after work.

Then, we went home to get a much needed GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP.

I was sad that this was our last day of "Spring Break". I really do love it when the kids have breaks from school. Don't get me wrong...I do love sending them to school... and I am so not the homeschooling type....

But I am so much more relaxed when they are with me. I don't have to worry about all that school "drama", and it always feels like something is missing when we go do something fun and Malichi can't be there with us, because he is at school. Plus of course, there is the fact that I don't have to wake up to an alarm at 6:20 on no school days. I do love that!

As much as we tried to get back on schedule with spring break and the time change, I have a feeling Monday is still going to be a rude awakening! Wish us luck.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Spring Break: Day 4


Good Morning! :)


After our fun sleepover and LATE night, the kids got donuts for breakfast which they loved, and the twins enjoyed the rare treat.

In the afternoon we went park hopping, stopping for a picnic at the first park we hit. It was a GORGEOUS day out! 60 degrees and SUNNY!





My kids were EXHAUSTED after an afternoon outside. We headed home for dinner and baths!

I tried a new recipe, that turned out so yummy. It will definitely go into our "Carlson family favorites" recipe binder! Baked chicken topped with alfredo sauce fresh mozzarella slices, tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, and basil, all served over linguine noodles in alfredo sauce. Super delicious!


Spring Break: Day 3


We hung out at home in the morning. Just me and the kids. We slept in late. Stayed in our jammies till' almost noon. It was nice. I could handle days like this more often!

We had our normal gymnastics class in the afternoon. Both Malichi and Kinzie are in it. And while they are in class, Finley and Scout run around like crazy people, and I run around chasing them.


Then the Dustin's (minus Eric) came over for a sleepover. The big kids all got to create their own mini pizzas.


The kids spent the rest of the evening playing outside, watching movies, playing video games. We let the big kids stay up WAY past their bedtimes talking and giggling up in Malichi's room.

Scout and Chasey shared a sweet goodnight kiss before I put the twins to bed.


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Spring Break: Day 2

Tuesday we had a low key playdate at our house with a couple of Kinzie's friends. They played ponies and littlest petshop, while Malichi read his Spiderwick book, and the twins and the moms hung out upstairs. Then we headed to McDonalds for lunch and more playtime, and Kristie and her kids joined us there. Kinzie, Hannah, Tori and Kennedie hadn't had a play date all together in quite a while, and they had a blast.

And the big boys and the toddlers had fun too :)


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Spring Break: Day 1

The kids are off school this week for spring break, and we've got a week full of fun! I don't get to spend as much time with Malichi as I would like to, ya know with school getting in the way and all! :) So I am taking advantage this week and planning a little something fun everyday.

Monday was ice skating, the library and the park with our best friends, Kristie, and her kids!

Malichi hasn't been skating in 3 years, and Kinzie has never been. They were so pumped about it! They both did really well. I haven't been skating in 3 years either, and while I was far from graceful on the ice, I didn't fall once! :)


After skating and hitting the library, we stopped at the park. It was such a gorgeous day! It has finally been warm enough to play outside. We ALL needed this. Big time!



Monday, March 01, 2010

15 months.






she was upset that he didn't want a kiss


he was upset that she wouldn't let him pull her hair


15 month stats:

29 3/4 inches tall putting him at 15%
22 lbs. putting him at 25%

He's catching up in weight a little bit, but not so much on height. I guess they both take after me.

30 inches tall putting her at 40%
24 lb. 4 oz. putting her at 75%

I was very surprised to see that she is taller than him.

Well... let's see. 15 months. Alot has changed since I quit doing the monthly posts at 12 months!!

I have weaned the twins off nursing and off the bottle. They have been without for probably 2-3 weeks now. Sometimes they still try to rip my shirt down to nurse, (like right in the middle of ECFE group time for example) but for the most part, they are doing well with it. I however, have had my sad moments knowing they are through that stage of their life. I miss that time with each of them. I could have nursed longer but with my heart issues I need to try a new medication that I cannot use while nursing. I am proud to say though, that I nursed twins for 14+ months!

They are both very mobile toddlers these days. Finley walks, and Scout runs! They have begun to climb on everything. I caught Finley in the craft room like this the other day:


Don't worry, I didn't leave him up there so I could rush to get the camera and take his picture. I walked in with it in my hand.

Their vocabulary has grown by....maybe like 2 words. Scout now says "buh bye" and Fin says "no" (as of today apparently). "uh oh" is still the most frequently used word from them though, well besides mama. mama. mama. MAMA. MAAAAMAAAAA. repeatedly of course.

And the biggest and best change of all...... drum roll please...



They sleep THROUGH the night! Consistently. Every. Night.

I had forgotten what it was like to get a full nights' sleep! But damn, is it lovely!

(Although these past few days that have not slept well, because they are sick. High fevers, double ear infection for Scout, and one ear for Finley. Along with coughing, congestion and yucky noses.)

But hopefully they will be back to their happy selves once these antibiotics start working. :)