Sunday, June 29, 2014

Staying busy

 This week's play date was at a park in town.  We started out playing on the equipment.  It is fun to be able to have conversations with adults as the boys play.  They are getting better at entertaining themselves.  So much so I was kicked out of Aiden's room this past week because they were playing and cooking me a surprise in their kitchen.  They brought me breakfast (a plastic pizza).  I had to go check on them though because they were quiet for too long and that just isn't right!

 We walked past the baseball fields and checked on the animals.  It just so happened we were in quite the conversation of pay and board approvals in this picture.  It also just so happened we all received a email from HR regarding some board decisions about pay... Whose keeping an eye on the kids?
 The boys were excited to see that the baby from last year is grown up and has horns!
 The boys talk all week about their friends.  A couple are Isaac and Jasper.
 Ashton likes the slides, and Aiden isn't so sure about them.
Aiden LOVES to swing high and Ashton is just getting comfortable again going high.
 They both CLIMB like monkeys though!
 One of the rainy mornings we went to the mall to play and look at a couple things.  It is safe to say i cannot go in any store to even think about looking for clothes.  I had about a two minute window to try on a pair of jeans... no more shopping with these two!
We did make a stop at the "rides" with their quarters they took from their piggy banks.  They had to choose carefully what to ride!
Ashton chose the train.
 Then so did Aiden.  
They didn't get my explanation that they would save money if they rode together.
 Then Aiden chose the car... and his money was spent.
 Ash did the jeep.  He said the car would scare him.
 This is the sight at our house lately.  They hit the ball, run the bases, and then slide into home.

 They take a baseball break and dig in the sand box... their favorite place is the tiny area by the swings.  Don't be fooled, they have a HUGE sandbox and they fight to be in the same tiny space.

 Ashton has had a lot of compliments on his eyes this summer.
They both have baby blues like Daddy (mine are blue too but not as cool of a color)!
 Thursday we were busy.  We needed to get out of the house, so we did breakfast at McDonalds and then headed to story time at the library.  The theme this week was the ocean and sharks.  They boys loved it.  They sit so much better this year.  They participate and are attentive.  I am thinking preschool was good for them, plus just another year older.
 After the story and songs, they got out the parachute.

 Then the last 20 minutes is play time.  Forget the art project and sensory tables with rice.  They go straight for the trucks.  A great idea to create roads and bridges with boxes though!
 After the library it was time for their dentist appointment for a check up and cleaning.
They do so great!  Aiden always volunteers Ashton to go first.  I tell Ashton that it's okay - I would rather get it done and over with!
 All clean, no cavities, and 20 teeth!
 After nap, I got Aiden in to an appointment with our family doctor.  He had a pink spot on his neck and jaw for a couple weeks with some random fevers.  That just went away and now he's complaining that his left leg hurts.  After two weeks of telling him it's growing pains, I wanted him checked for Lyme's.  As Ashton would tell you "they sucked his blood out to see if he is sick because he had a wood tick!"  Aiden was very tough and brave while they drew his blood, and he was pretty proud of his bandage ;)  It was the day of appointments, because then after supper we were off to get some haircuts for the boys!
 This is how Izzie spends her days.  She probably wishes we would leave more often and for longer.  She wants to be outside to lay on the porch where it is quiet and peaceful.  Some days I think she would go home with anybody to get away from the busy boys who yell and throw balls!
 This morning Daddy and Ashton went to go get donuts.  I guess that's what you do when your up before 6 a.m. and Aiden and I are still sleeping!  This is one happy boy with his chocolate donut with chocolate frosting, and chocolate filling!  I told you he has a sweet tooth...
 Daddy made them both a "nest" to eat their donuts on the couch... Izzie liked the nests too!

Today we went to Nana's to do some yard projects and the boys were playing in Adam's truck (with no keys in it).  They were going to the science museum, the park, the library etc.  Aunt Debbie was along for the ride to all those places too ;)
Just think, in 12.5 short years this will be Ashton in his first car.  
Have a great week!  Enjoy the 4th!  Be safe!

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