Boys Boys Boys. . .

~Sept, 2012
We had some visitors over and of course A and E were bouncing off the walls. Head butting their legs, jumping on their back and freaking out. So I chucked them both in the kitchen and told them, "You are out of control." Angrily A turns to me, hands on his hips and snaps, "No Mom! YOU are out of control!"

~Aug. 2012
A comes up to me and tells me very officially, "Mom, I'm smarter than you. I'm not smarter than Dad, but I am smarter than you."

~July 4th, 2012
A and E were wrestling today and it was A's day. He was doing really good keeping his little brother subdued, although E put up a pretty good fight. Once they were finished, Daddy and I told E he did a really good job! He looked over at Daddy M angrily from the floor and said, "No, I din not!!" he flailed his arms on the ground and continued, "He's still alive!"

~June 2012
E and A were playing T-ball today with A's new gear. I of course laid down the rules. No hitting anyone with the bat. No swinging at the ball until every body and body part is clear. Simple enough. Not 5 minutes into it, I hear a blood curdling scream from A. E runs inside, eyes big, and says, "I din'n know what I was doing!" Big brother had a pretty good goose egg on his head.

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Sunday, June 27, 2010


Not the real Venice. I wish! M's birthday is on the 4th of July and I wanted to have a weekend get-a-away with him, so we went to Salt Lake City 'Venice'. There's a place called Anniversary Inn and it has themed rooms. Kinda fun. There's a Romeo & Juliet room, a Phantom of the Opera room, Old West rooms, etc. Some of the rooms are pretty funky looking and some of them are really cool! We chose Venice mostly because it was a reasonable price for us and it looked cool.
So this is our bed/gondola. We got to enjoy some movies, candy, complimentary cheesecake and sparkling cider. . . oh. . . and the best part! NO KIDS!! I always have to qualify this, but we love our children, but it is always a treat to get away from them now and then. I believe A and E were appreciating our absence as well, as they were chilling at  Great Aunt K's house!
  Posing here on our bed!
So this was our bath. Its HUGE! And water fell from our ceiling. That was pretty cool, I have to admit. There's the sparkling cider I was talking about before. We were pretty excited about that to be honest!

M and I started our weekend on Friday, went shopping and I tried to force M to buy his present. But since he did not, I will still have to be getting him something later. :) The mall had the Tucanos restaurant that M loves, so we stopped in there and enjoyed a great meal! Both of us were starving and stuffed our faces with mashed potatoes before we had the meat. But instead of being done eating; we ate meat until our stomach's hurt. It was worth it. After the restaurant, we went to the store and bought some snacks and rented some movies to watch. We chose Wolverine and Alice in Wonderland both were good. Alice in Wonderland was pretty weird. I'm not sure I would let my kids watch that show if they were older. The eyeball thing with the mouse was funky and the mote Alice jumped through was pretty disturbing too... 

After our weekend away we headed home and stopped by Ikea. Leaving there with 12 cups... and that was essentially the only thing new we came home with instead of a birthday present for M


Candace said...

Fun! Ethan and I are staying there for our anniversary in a couple months. I was looking at that same room and we were considering getting it, but it was already booked. I love the look, and all the other rooms too. Looks like you had some fun! A weekend without kids is much needed once in a while. It's a nice break to keep your insanity. ;)

Sheri said...

That is really cool. I would love to do something like that. And.... I totally understand the.... love my kids.... but... sometimes it is great to have a few days without them. LOVE YA MOM