Wednesday, February 18, 2015

February Happenings

A couple of weekends ago Reese and Sam earned having a sleep over with some friends. Sam chose his friend William to spend the night. I gave Sam a heads up that William might decide not to sleep at our house because it was his first attempt at a sleep over. William did so great but when it was actually time to get in bed I saw the fear in his eyes and told him it was ok for him to go home. That made him relax and we got him home to his own bed. When I told Sam that William was going to go home he was totally fine with it. Reese chose her friend Harper to sleep over and I think Hayes might have been as excited as Reese.The whole night he would follow her around and say, “Ah-per”. Hayes was jumping on the trampoline and Reese and Harper were playing basketball. Hayes kept yelling, “Ah-per, lean!”…asking her to jump on the trampoline with him. She was really so sweet and patient with him. That night we had our usual pizza and a movie night. The kids chose to watch “Wreck-it Ralph”.


After the movie the kids got to make themselves ice cream sundaes. They were messy!!


The night that Reese had her Daddy-Daughter dance, Kristin and I met up for dinner at CFA and took our boys to a movie. Sam and Dylan were being silly when I tried to get their picture.


When I asked the babies if I could take their picture, they did the same thing as their big brothers. It was so cute and silly. Our four boys are so good together!


We took the boys to see Paddington. It was such a cute movie and I am so glad we got to see it. The boys really loved it and it (mostly) kept the attention of the babies.


One Sunday Claire was out of town so we asked Bryan and Hadley if they wanted to join us for a hike at the mountain. It was a beautiful day and we tried out a new trail. We loved our hike through the mountain and saw a family of six deer!


That morning I had stayed home from church with Hayes because he had a mild fever. We decided he would still like to get out of the house and we put him in the carrier. I knew he really didn’t feel good when he fell asleep on Lance’s back.


The next day he still wasn’t feeling well. He fell asleep on the couch watching Curious George. That boy never sits still long enough to fall asleep somewhere. He never showed any other signs of not feeling well other than a fever. I gave him a bath before his afternoon nap and when he woke up his fever was gone and he was back to his normal tornado self.


I got to help out in Sam’s classroom on their 100th day of school. They did a lot of fun activities. These two boys are some of his favorite buddies from class.


Sam’s class had a Valentine’s day party and he wanted to wear his bow tie to his party. He was so handsome.


Hayes and I ran to Target one day to buy the kids some small Valentine’s day treats. Hayes thought he was so cool in this hat and sunglasses. He kept saying “Hollywood!”.


Hayes LOVES dogs! Every time we are at Claire’s house he is constantly trying to pick them up. This day we set the kids up with a movie and Hayes wanted so bad for the dogs to sit in his lap. He cried every time they got down. At one point we saw him spooning with one of the dogs. The dog was being a good sport but we knew he wasn’t going to let that happen for long. Hayes pitched a huge fit on the floor when he ran off. We have no plans to ever get a dog but I imagine this little dog lover will eventually do a lot of begging for a dog of his own.


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