Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Week in Review

The past week has been tons of fun. The weather has been totally amazing and we have loved getting to spend lots of time outside in the evenings. I feel so blessed to live in a neighborhood with lots of kids and so many around the age of our kids. Ever since Kinley's birthday we have been having "car parties" in the court. Maverick and Annabelle Grace bring their cars over and we drive and drive. We share cars and switch around like hot potatoes. Sometimes without any issues sharing but, not always. Kinley's car is big enough for her and AG to ride together. IMG_1524 IMG_1525 IMG_1526 
Ty has been sitting up and playing like a champ these days. It is fun pulling back out all of Kinley's old toys that we kept for baby #2 to play with.
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Ben and I got to go to a couple of concerts last week. Wednesday night David Crowder came to play at church. It wasn't the David Crowder Band...because I guess as of that day they released a new record and broke up their band...so, it was just David Crowder...and a friend of his. I think he was used to being on stage with so many people it felt weird being up their by himself. Ben thought he didn't know any of his songs until he got their and realized pretty much all his favorite worship songs were written by David Crowder. IMG_1656 IMG_1655 
Thursday night was a swing in the total opposite direction and we went to the Jimmy Buffett concert with the Harrisons. We are not exactly Parrot Heads but Gary loves him. We like his music, the people watching is fantastic, the weather was amazing, and he puts on a good concert so it was a fun night out without kids for us. IMG_1657 IMG_1659 IMG_1664 
Over the weekend Ben went with all the Howe-side boys to the Ranch. They loved having boy time, working real hard, camping at the ranch, sitting around the campfire, spotlighting, cooking in their campsite. I really wanted some pictures of their campsite but, Ben didn't take any. Wahwahwah. I think it was some really good boy bonding time and that they all can't wait until their sons grow up and get to go out their with them. Meanwhile, Friday night Kristy came over with Grady and Aubrey. We went to "chick-a-lay" and then had some more car-riding, stroller-riding, princess-dress-up fun.' IMG_1648 IMG_1682 
I mean, Kinley and Aubrey are so cute and cheesing it up but, look at Ty in the background of this picture!
Naptime has been a struggle again recently especially when I am home by myself with both kids. Kinley takes full advantage and protests long enough for me to just give up and want to avoid the fight all together. Instead she "rests" in her room (briefly) or wants to watch TV quietly while Ty is sleeping. I let her think its her idea but, I ultimately get the last laugh because she inevitably falls asleep in the living room at some point. IMG_1680 This is her asleep on my leg the other day. IMG_1650 IMG_1651 
Aunt Minnie came over and spent Saturday night with us and we went to church and for a park walk and we were so glad to have her, Brinkley and Oxford around for the night while Ben was away. But, for some reason we don't have any pictures of that. We were also so glad when Ben got home on Sunday. We missed him and I finally convinced my family to go get frozen yogurt after craving it for like a week and Kinley loved it.
We have been going to the park like crazy and met up for a picnic with the Fogles yesterday. IMG_1696 IMG_1694 Before we knew it, we looked over and Kinley and Eden both had their pants down and were "tee-teeing like puppies" in the grass of a baseball field. 
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I hope we get outside tons and tons more this week because the weather is supposed to be amazing. I will keep you posted!


kristen said...

i love all of these stories and pics!! i love the pic of ty in the background with K and A SO MUCH! and in the stroller and the girls at the park peeing makes me laugh out loud! hahahah! and i love kinley in her new car with Annabellgrace! so so cute! and the concerts! i love that. was david crowder the one with the beard? didn't know that. love him. miss you guys SO MUCH!

Jan said...

I am laughing outloud at those girls peeing in the middle of the baseball field!!! Can Kinley take me for a ride on her new car??? Looks like tons of fun. Ty is tooooo cute laughing at the princesses. Love those kids. Love you. See you tomorrow night!

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