April 13, 2013

Waffles and whip cream and staying home.

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I haven't posted pictures of waffles in a while so I thought it was about time! Yes! We still eat waffles almost every day and Cole loves them now with whip "keen" on them.

This is every day life for us. Our mornings are always really quiet: because I hate waking up early and I hate having to be somewhere in the mornings. (8:30 am church is really killing me this year!) Cole and I will watch a show together (bad mom! I know!), he currently loves Curious George. Then we go on the porch and play basketball together, or really just shoot hoops. Whenever I make a basket, Cole yells out "NICE SHOT MOMMY!!!" really really loud. I always think, thanks sweetie, for believing in me ;)

He also loves to get Steve's golf clubs out and dump out all of his golf balls and hit them around the house. He always wants me to do it with him and it's probably my least favorite thing that he does because the golf balls get stuck under the couch and the fridge, and really, playing golf is just not my thing! Especially in the house!

After lunch, he goes down for a nap at around 1 pm and always sleeps til about 4 which is wonderful for the both of us :) Because most of the time I sleep with him! And when we wakes up, we leave the house for the park and/or library. The other day we left the house at 4 pm and had Steve pick us up on his way home from  the clinic at 7. He played hard for 3 straight hours!

Then we come home, make dinner, he plays with Steve for a good portion of the evening (this is when the neighborhood boys stop by to see if they can play basketball with them) and then we put him to bed at around 9 pm and we do everything all over again the next day. I love how the simplest, most redundant things make Cole happy. It's nice for me because I love staying home with him :)

April 1, 2013

Happy Easter!


I think I've mentioned it before, but Steve and I are the worst at holidays. It was 11:50 pm last night when we realized that we had absolutely nothing to put in the plastic eggs (which I'd saved from last year) for Cole's Easter egg hunt which we had given zero thought until just then. And so Steve went on a late night errand for the Easter Bunny to 7 Eleven and brought back some gummi bears, as non traditional as that sounds. (bears? not bunnies?!)

Honestly, I think Cole has zero clue who the Easter Bunny is and he probably doesn't even know the real meaning of Easter either! What!! Although I did try to explain both to him. Either way, I think Easter this year was my favorite Easter yet, probably because I didn't stress about anything until it was almost too late, but also because I taught the lesson to my young women at church today and I felt like it went really well and that everyone, myself included, was uplifted by the beautiful message of Christ's resurrection. There might not have been any special dinner, or coordinating outfits but that's not what it's all about anyway. (although those things are fun too :) There was however a nice long nap for all three of us and an hour long walk in the most perfect kind of weather you can imagine :)

Happy Easter! If the Easter Bunny happened to bring you gummi bears too, I hope you enjoyed them as much as Cole did ;)