Thursday, February 26, 2015

All those random pictures from your phone...

 You know how you have a lot of random pictures from your phone of adventures that are neat but maybe don't necessitate a blog post of their own?  Well, here are ours from January and February:
 James and Nathan put together a solar car that he got for Christmas...

Then they made the car battery operated.  This kid loves science projects!
(Hence the space jammies)

 Jack loves playing with this "Toothless", which is James', but both have an untold agreement it seems that Jack may play with it whenever he likes.

 Jonathan has 8 teeth, and is feeding himself some foods, even if he makes a mess doing it.

 He might be the busiest I've had so far at this age, ie. getting into all the cupboards, but he is the happiest!

 He fell asleep while I was feeding him lunch on January 5th!  This is the one and only time he's ever done this.

 I've been training at Crossfit The Club three days a week since last June.  I'm loving it, and Nathan is now coming since January.  I'm working on being able to do a handstand here. 

Back squat PR today(2/25, one year from having a baby) was #125

Walking to together at the gym.  These two literally are best friends.  They do fight sometimes, but not often. Jack has a way he thinks things should go, and James usually goes along with him. This is actually pretty typical.

 James has a few good buddies in Kindergarten with him.  This was with Will and Miles, while we still had a little snow around here.  To actually make a snowman the only snow that would stick together was on the sidewalk in front of the empty lot next to our house.  I shoveled the snow into chunks, then they would come and get a pile to take back to our yard to create a snowman.  We were literally mining the snow!  Then we collected rocks for the eyes and buttons, a carrot for the nose, a weed for the mouth, and Jack found a random Christmas decoration in the empty lot that we used for a hat :) 

 Can you see Jack and Oaklee? 

 Now can you?
These two have quite the imagination together (and mess making capabilities)

 Miles and James built separate lego spaceships, and then they fit together to create a mega spaceship!

So this little dried up worm was on our back bench for a while.  Jack found him outside, and brought him in, because "it's okay mom that he's dead, when Jesus comes back he'll be alive again.  So he can just wait right here".  I love his thinking...he has such faith.  And as a mom of boys, this worm is nothing to cleaning up salamander water from couch. (Yep, that has happened).

 Having some friends over and utilizing the basement for its intended purpose

 Jack and Jonathan have a snuggle/wrestle time

 Jack's bestie Eve, making funny faces in the car.  Neither of these two can make a normal smiley face. 

 Old college roommate from freshman year at S hall (she lived next door) Meghan, and her family have moved back to Utah from Florida.  Someday maybe we can have a reunion of all the friends from that year?

 Will came over and he loves to build marble towers at our house.
Here they are working on it all together.

 Daddy and Jonathan just being cute

 They created a house with a yard for the bear that comes with the Lincoln Logs

 Funny faces as we pick up James from school.
Side not is the shirt Jack has on is his new favorite.  He wants to wear it over or under everything.  And I don't mind, it's a BYU shirt!

 We went on a date with the Beckstrom's and went to a family fun center.  We drove the go-karts, played mini golf, bowled, and played laser tag.  Nathan is the best at that last one, but I am second, and it's pretty fun! 

This is another ice castle in Huntsville.  We headed over there with Papa and Grandma one Monday night because the city actually makes an ice skating arena in a park!  And a big one at that.  You can rent skates then from a BBQ restaurant that is across the street.  So we quickly eat dinner then head over Trapper's Loop to check this place out.  Unfortunately the restaurant is closed on Monday's, so no skate rental.  And it had been so warm that they weren't opening this ice rink.  It is a park, so we still walked on the ice, and went in this ice castle briefly.  We got to hear owls hoot to each other across the park.  It was lesson of still choosing to be happy even if something doesn't turn out the way that you planned.  James had a harder time because he really wanted to ice skate.  But slipping around on our shoes was fun too.

Yep the boys wore helmets just in case they fell to hard.
I can't believe the warm winter we've had thus far!
And the ice rink never reopened because it has been that warm.  What a year to buy a season pass!