Sunday, October 28, 2012

More Fall Fun

Our days fly by and the weekends fly by even faster!  We are settling into our new home... as settled as we want to get with it only being 3 months before we move again.  Adam took the boys back to the old house one last time on Tuesday to get their sandbox, and they paid no attention to where they were.  I even think Izzie is adjusting well. 
 
On Saturday, we went to play at the mall for a bit.  We aren't outside as much as we want to be with the weather changing, but still want to stay busy!  *Note - taking them in the summer during the week is much better than taking them on a Saturday afternoon.  Nana wanted to run to a store so I parked myself by the entrance so that all I have to do is watch for one trying to escape.  Well, Ashton got plowed down by a "BIG Kid" who was running around so I went to grab him.  Once he was OK, I turned my back for a split second to help Aiden down the slide and Ashton was gone.  I panicked and by the time I thought to look out in the mall for him, I spotted a little blonde headed boy about 6 stores down, sprinting away!  Soooo I looked at Aiden, he was content for the minute, I sprinted to get Ashton - praying Aiden would stay put in the play area (that's all I needed was to have him run in the opposite direction)!  I grabbed Ashton and sprinted back to the play place.  My heart could beat again once I saw Aiden still there playing.  Whew... time to buckle back up in the stroller and be done for the day.  :)
 
Ashton - before trying to escape...
Aiden LOVED the slide!


Ashton flying on the helicopter...

Aiden wasn't too sure about his brother driving.

On Saturday night, the boys had some special visitors.  Elle and Elise came to play!  The boys hadn't met Elise yet, but we talk about Elle's Baby Sister quite a bit.  Aiden L.O.V.E.D. holding Elise.  No Lie - this is the longest I have EVER seen him sit still... he didn't want to give her up!   

 "Baby Hands"
Ashton didn't really pay much attention to her.  Aiden was very confident in wanting to hold her.

"Baby Nose"


Elle reminded Aiden that it was "Elle's Sister".  Elle is a very proud and a helpful big sister!  We were all fighting for baby snuggles!

With the boys and Elle all busy playing, I got a turn!

Elle and Aiden are hilarious.  Aiden tries to copy EVERYTHING Elle does.  Here they are bouncing on their "Grasshoppers" - according to Uncle Dave.

We call them the turtles ;)


The night before Aiden CRACKED Ashton in the head with his golf club and the Ruebers heard about it... so the Rueber family showed up with their own helmets for protection  ;)

Good thing Uncle Dave and Elle have their helmets on... because Aiden has his club out!

Don't mind the fact it looks like a tornado went through our house, the kids are having a DANCE PARTY!

Aiden and Ashton both studying Elle's dance moves.

If you know my sister, you will know she LOVES Halloween.  This weekend her and Price were clowns.  SCARY CLOWNS... the boys didn't get to see them like this.  Probably a good thing.  :)


Slash (my brother) was also out and about... I am the only sibling that doesn't get totally into Halloweenand start planning my costume months in advance.  My sister tells me I must be adopted :)  She can take over the boys' costumes when they want to be creative!!! She can have the ideas, I will have the sewing machine...
 
 
We did some painting... With the colors we used, they ended up being made into fall trees.  We'll paint pumpkins tomorrow or Tuesday night.  We are FINALLY getting to the point of not putting everything in their mouths!



Elle and Elise brought over some "Trick-or-Treats" - How cute?  The little ghosts are their foot prints.  We LOVE new books, and the boys got pumpkin lights for trick-or-treating on Wednesday night.  Thanks Elle and Elise!

HOUSE UPDATE:  Saturday Afternoon, Adam and I met our builder to stake out the house on our lot.  It is crazy to look at the stakes and try to picture the house... The builder said that the hole in the ground will look huge, the footings will make the house look small, and once the walls go up, you will get a real feel for the space.  A lot will be changing this week!  They are digging the basement on Tuesday and clearing many trees.
 
A look at the neighbors house (will be done in November) from our lot.



I don't know who will be more excited for this Tuesday, Adam or the boys?!?!  Daddy Day Care Day will be spent watching the "trucks" dig (for a little while atleast).
 
I'll leave you with three of our favorite little faces from this week...



 
We cannot believe that it will be NOVEMBER this week. 
~The Wamboldt's

Sunday, October 21, 2012

We are Moved! Whew...

Like I said last week, I often reflect on our weeks when I download the pictures on Sunday.  All I can say is some weeks there is nothing to blog about and some weeks I can't believe we had the time to do all that we did!  So keeping the narration short, and getting to the most important... pictures of the boys!
 
On Tuesday night we went to Donkey Basketball at the High School.  I thought the boys would L.O.V.E it!  I had no idea what to expect so we got there plenty early.  A half hour of trying to keep the boys content in the gym and telling them the donkeys will be out soon was TOO LONG!  So... we had popcorn before the show even started.  Aiden was people watching and wandering away. 
 
I wanted to see how far he would go before he noticed...

Yep, that's him in the center of the floor.  All attention on him and he didn't even care! Little Stinker.  The next time we come back will be to watch Mikayla dance at basketball games!  Maybe Aiden can join her at center court ;)

Then the donkeys finally came out! 

Ashton was amazed to see the donkeys playing basketball.  He kept saying "gonn-kee, eeee-ahhhhh"

Aiden sat like a good boy... for about 10 minutes!



Then all they wanted was the ball they were throwing around, and kept wanting to "touch" the donkeys.  So... we left early.  The story of our lives - maybe next year they will be able to sit longer and enjoy it ;)
 
One of the nights this week, Nana brought over a treat.  Malts from McDonald's!


We often have supper dates with Gramma and Grampa... on Facetime.  The boys love talking with Gramma and Grampa and sharing these special times with them.  It also helps to get them at the table or in the tub, because the boys are somewhat contained and can "chat".

Hi Gramma!

Kisses...

Continuing to be spoiled, Aunt Debbie brought over some new pajamas too!  We call these "Timmy Martin" jammies.  This goes way back to when Nate and I were little and watched "Lassie".  The little boy, Timmy Martin, has two-piece jammies with buttons and collars.  The boys thought they were pretty cool with the buttons!  Thanks Aunt Debbie!


Modeling the jammies with the GREEN SOCKS he insists to wear at least 3 nights a week. Silly and stubborn boy :)

We are officially moved into our rental!  We stayed here last night and it went well.  I can't help but wonder what they boys (and Izzie) are thinking.  Our last house was the only place they have ever known.
 
We are in a new development with twin homes, by Tainter Lake.  We are renting the place from now until the end of January.  Since it is a new construction, we don't have a shortage of D.I.R.T. for the boys to play in.  I have a feeling this will be the norm as our new house will be all dirt as well...
 
One shoveling it on, one sweeping it off.  They could keep each other busy all day!


Ashton sweeping the leaves and pine needles from the front door.

Forget a storage unit... put it in the garage!  At least I can get my car in for the winter ;)  More pictures of the house next week, I am still trying to find "places" for all the stuff!

 While we were busy moving Elly and Price took the boys to the "Halloween Hallows" in Eau Claire.  OK - Elly, Price and Nana because I don't think Elly or Price would know how to change their diapers.  Maybe Nana won't have to chaperon once they are potty trained ;)

Loving the corn box.  What a neat idea!  So much cleaner than sand...

L.O.V.E. these two little faces (and Elly's camera that takes such nice pictures)!


While Ashton was comfortable just hanging in the wagon (he was tired), Aiden LOVED playing!

PEEK


Aiden and his Best Buddy, Price.  Do they know they are going to get eaten by a giant spider thingy?!?!

Once Aiden was out of the wagon, he didn't want back in.  Poor Price, carrying his little buddy for the rest of the day.


Having fun on the slide... with Clay Matthews!



The cutest little pumpkins next to a HUGE pumpkin!


I can just imagine what Ashton is saying... "Pig. Pig. Pig."  Kind of a weird looking pig!


We are exhausted, and I am exhausted looking back at all we did this week!  We need to thank everybody who helped with the move, and also who helped with the boys and kept them busy!  We couldn't have done it without every. single. person. We are settling in, just to move again in a short few months! 
 
I almost forgot a HIGHLIGHT of the week... I got to sneak over to Eau Claire on Monday night and get some snuggles from Elise!  The hour visit was NOT long enough, but I was dying to meet her and see how great of a big sister Elle Marie is.  I was so content holding Elise and talking with Missy, I didn't even snag any pictures. :(  I am so looking forward for things to s-l-o-w down and see the Ruebers again.  With the boys healthy again, for who knows how long, maybe we could sneak in a visit soon with them too!
 
HOUSE UPDATE:  Oh yeah... on top of all that we did, we also met with the builder this past week.  I get anxiety after the meetings just thinking about everything that needs to be decided on.  This week's worries are railing or no railing on front porch, window grate designs, we finalized the siding, stone, front columns, and ordered our front door!  That is nerve-racking also as it is being customed designed in Utah.  Through emails, phone calls, and texts I am hoping "Mark" gets our front door just the way we want it!  So many things I say, "does that need to be decided on right now?  Can I see the space before we make that decision."  I am such a visual person!
 
As always, thanks for checking in this week.
The A Team and Izzie too.