I can't believe another year has come and gone since I have posted anything on the blog, it has just gotten so easy to put pictures on facebook that I have let the blog get away from me. I really enjoy journaling our family's fun events and hope the boys will enjoy looking back on it one day too, so I am going to try and do a better job. Here are some pics from our last year....without so much journaling.
We had the privilege of having our nephews Daniel & Anthony stay with us for a couple of nights. Wyatt and Anthony are like 2 peas in a pod I was able to catch this shot of Anthony reading Wyatt his bedtime stories one night....so so cute. While here they went fishing & swimming and they brought along their Wii...Bill and I enjoyed that , all I will say is that I will not be taking up guitar anytime soon....I stunk at Guitar hero.
What a special day we had. Roonie, Babi, Pop, Ms. Tara, Uncle Dan, Aunt Olya, Daniel & Anthony all came over for a 4th of July birthday celebration. Me & mom baked a Curious George cake for the birthday boy that was a big hit. After eating & opening gifts we splashed around in the pool. The birthday boy was exhausted!!!!!
It is hard to believe my baby is 2, I am not sure where the time has gone. He is such a fun loving addition to our family, so loving and affectionate with everyone he meets. He loves Diego, the lawn mower and Hershey, wants to watch golf on tv and loves making funny noises....he is his fathers son.
Once Will was out of school we were up and running, I took Will & Wyatt up to Orlando for a week where we went to Vacation Bible School at our old church. We stayed with our friends Chuck & Mindy who also have 2 boys. It was a great being with old friends. The next week Bill came up and we had a little family vacation. We thought about going to Sea World one day but the boys loved being in the water park at the resort so much that we just did that every day, stayed cool in the water and saved some money. It was a low key, relaxed get-a-way.
A few weeks ago I pulled some of Will & Wyatt's baby toys out of the attic because one of my friends was coming over with her 4 month old son. I got the biggest laugh when I found the boys playing with everything. It actually entertained them for half an hour. This year for Christmas instead of buying new stuff I will just rummage through the attic and wrap up what I find.
My very sweet friend Stephanie came for a visit with her daughter Hannah this June. It was so nice to have them here for a whole week! I think Steph and I were both a little nervous about how well the kids were going to get along throughout the week having so much time together. We were both pleasantly surprised at how good Will & Hannah, both very strong willed and borderline OCD, got along. Wyatt of course is so extremely laid back, not much bothers him, he was thrilled to have another playmate.
Hannah immediately became best buds with Bill, not sure if he was giving her candy when we were not around or what...she just loved him. This was great for me and Steph, it meant that we were able to go out and have a girls night while the kiddos stayed with Bill.
During their visit we went to the beach, of course it rained twice while we were there but I learned a very valuable lesson....don't take so much stuff to the beach. I think I spent more time lugging our beach bags in and out of the rain than actually enjoying the beach. From now on the sunblock goes on at home, change of clothes stay in the car & all I bring on the sand are my children, a towel & 1 toy that each child can carry. The kids had fun playing in the sand and we packed a lunch to eat there. We had a great time in spite of the rain, it was a beautiful Florida day.
It is hard for me to find the words to describe how wonderful it is to be with such a great old friend. Things are so much different with small children running around, but so nice just hanging out and talking about our lives now and our lives back then. Though we don't see each other much anymore I still feel very close to Steph and treasure her friendship. We were so glad they came to visit and hope they will come back again next year. Now Will wants to go see the snow at Hannah's house. I hope we can make it up to Tulsa to visit them sometime.
Babi came for a visit and boy did we have fun. She wanted to do something special for Will's birthday so we went to the Children's Museum then had lunch at Chick-fil-a....Will's favorite spot. The boys had a blast shopping in a kids sized Publix, and climbing on an old fire truck. Babi was right there with them, I think she had as much fun as they did.
One night during her visit Bill grilled some ribs that Babi had marinated, boy were they good. It was fun watching the boys chew on the bones. We love having her here and can't wait to see her again this summer.