Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Spring Break

We didn't have preschool or babysitting for a week and I tried to get the boys out for some adventures.
First up was the beach with Katie.
Scott was the only one who didn't touch the water. He loved playing in the sand, though.
Jonah and Paige went in the ocean holding Karen's hands, but the tide was coming in quickly and from two sides. 
They were totally drenched.
Perry tasted the sand. He acted like he didn't like it, but his diapers for the next 2 days said otherwise.
The next morning we met at the park and Katie took some pictures of Perry while the other kids played together.
I took them back to the discovery museum. We were some of the first ones in, so they had the firetruck all to themselves for a few minutes.
The calculator was their favorite discovery this trip.
Perry decided to walk away from us toward the water and balls and went across the entire room unassisted and unprompted. 
We met friends at Happy Hollow one day, too. Perry loves riding with his brothers.
Which is good because they both want to ride with him.
Lauren watched Perry while I took the big boys on the roller coaster. I can't believe Scott is tall enough to ride on his own.
I sat with Jonah, who loves rides despite his fear of heights.
Finally, we had a preschool field trip to the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. Jonah and Scott were both terrified that the butterflies were going to land on them. It was humid in that area anyway, so I was glad to leave.
We spent a lot of time watching the shark tanks and the fish in the aquarium area.
It wasn't impressive to me after being at Monterey, but they loved it.
It was nice because it was dark, though, so I parked Perry in the corner with a bottle and he fell asleep in his stroller.
We went outside for lunch while Perry was napping and I let Jonah eat his orange. He said just one, then just two, then he eyed Scott's orange and said maybe just one more. I cut him off at two, though.
Their favorite part was definitely running around outside in the lunch area. There was a group of older kids they loved playing with. Perry napped, they played, and I had a nice break to myself.
We went to the living roof and I found a little guy staring at me.
We walked through a few more exhibits, then headed out. We stopped at John's work on the way home for chips and juice, I mean to say hi.
I love going places with the kids and the change of pace, but it is draining, especially going alone and driving a lot. I'm ready for our boring routine for a few weeks.

Monday, May 1, 2017

March II

On Thursdays, the preschool class cooks. Last year it was usually watching or a little assembly, but this year the teacher is ambitious. Even with the older morning class of 16 we are usually making foods from scratch every time.
Conked out. Triple jackpot.
Helping get the garden going for the summer. Perry loves being outside and is content to watch from his stroller.
Perry took turning one as a personal challenge to eat like a toddler. He can pack away a whole pancake and banana for breakfast.
He also scrounges the floor and table for his brother's leftover food. Anything within reach is fair game.
We went to play at Melody's house and Perry was loving their pushcar.
All three boys cooking in their playhouse.
Jonah was changing and crashed in his room.
He's getting much cleaner at feeding himself oatmeal.
Teeth numbers 7 and 8 came in right around his birthday. We're hoping that's what contributed to his night wakings and we can all go back to sleeping soon.
Perry can take a few steps on his own, but he practically runs while pushing his stroller.
Scott was an astronaut all day.
Scott showed me where he wrote the y for yarn. I asked how he knew what that was and he said it was on the y page. His memory is crazy sometimes.
John and I went to see Emily as the lead in Footloose at Pioneer. It was fun going back to my old high school and I ran into a classmate who was working there as well as a bunch of volunteer parents from our stake.
Sweet baby. He generally settles once we bring him in our bed. Then I have no choice but to snuggle him all morning because he'd wake up if I moved.
We tried a sleep sack to see if he was waking up from being cold. I went to check on him before going to sleep and he was so cute I took a picture.
Having a snuggle with Jonah in the morning.
Scott working diligently on his Wall-e Lego.
During Perry's nap, I helped him get the pieces for each page of instructions so we could finish before Perry walked off with any more of them. The final product is really fun and cute.
Perry wanted the car my dad gave him and climbed up a diaper box to reach it.
Our friends gave us this storage unit and while I was washing out the bins Perry played in the Perry-sized fort.
I woke up to a mobster in my room.
We were eating dinner when John worked late one night and Jonah was trying to save him some corn. Maybe just one more corn. Maybe one more. Maybe this is the last one.
Perry found himself a snack and brought it to me in the play room to open for him.
Perry trying out his birthday hat from Amanda. 
He wouldn't keep it on at the park.
He was crabby at the park, then fell asleep on the walk home. He doesn't usually sleep in his stroller, so I knew he was overly tired.
Speaking of which . . . 
I think between the Iceland time change, daylight savings, and Perry waking up at night we're all a little more tired than usual.