Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Azure Turns Two

I decided last year that we would do parties for our kids every other year. So this year is our year off (sigh of relief). So it was pretty quiet. We spent a good chunk of the day singing Happy Birthday to Azure. She did most of the signing. It's actually her favorite song ever since she sang it to Uncle D for his birthday. Then after nap we headed over to Kangaroo Zoo. Azy was only so so on the place. Cormac was in heaven. He even made a new little friend named Brooklyn. I've never seen him play so well with someone. They really had a blast. Then it was home sweet home for chocolate chip pancakes with yummy homemade strawberry syrup, cake, and presents.

Ammon brought her roses. It was the sweetest thing every.

She blew out her own candle and rather enjoyed her cake.

Then the presents.

Cormac wanted to see, but he was really good about letting Azure open her own presents.

Then it was time to bring out the big gift. The next two are of the look on her face when I was bringing it out.

Ta-da. She struggles to get up on the horse by herself, so she says, "ride neigh," and I help her up. She loves it though.

I don't know why she does this every time she wears this sweater. It drives me crazy, but she was trying to show me her cupcake from Grammie.

We started a tradition a couple years back of getting a babysitter and taking the birthday kid out on a special date with just Mom and Dad. We took Azy to dinner the night after her birthday and then to Build-A-Bear where she built a little horse that she then dropped by the front door the second we got home. I guess she didn't love it like I thought she would. We still had fun.

February Happenings

February has been pretty quiet around here. We've found our centers by doing a lot of yoga though, so that's nice.

For Valentine's Day we decided to take a break from candy and we did these instead for Cormac's class.

It's been a nice month so far.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Lea and Az Dance Off

Super Heroes, Cousins, and Birds...oh my

Life just seems to keep clipping along at a quick pace. This week we will celebrate our little Azure and her 2nd birthday. Amazing she has only been with us that long. I feel like we've always had her, and Cormac. But amazing that she is already 2.

Anyway, January was quiet this year compared with our sicknesses and plumbing issues last year. It was nice. Ammon and I celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary (speaking of time flying past). We enjoyed a romantic dinner at The Melting Pot up in Salt Lake. I highly recommend it.

The kids have been busy being creative. Which always involves a lot of mess making. And lately a lot of super hero action as well.

Ninja Turtle Cormac. Cowabunga.

Azure striking her "to the rescue pose."

"To the rescue!"

As is customary for super heroes we've got the underwear on the outside. And I think she may start a 1 sock only trend.

Not sure which pose this is, but it's very super hero.

I love that they play together and that they do crazy things.

The beginning of February landed us with some lovely house guests. My awesome sister and her adorable baby girl came to stay. I didn't take as many pictures as I should have, but I did capture the tea party the kids had right before Lea had to say goodbye.

Two days after the much bemoaned departure of the Caldwells we were honored to host the Enoch Dahls for a night. Again, I failed to get any photographic evidence, but I will say that Isaiah, Luke, and Savannah are all getting so big. The boys loved playing together. And Savannah was so sweet with Azure. Again, that was a traumatic departure for young Cormac.

Cormac is always building these days. On the day of the following pictures he spent the entire day pretending to be a bird. So he built a nest complete with eggs. Then once the eggs hatched he gathered food for his babies. It was all very sweet. Just yesterday he was telling me he wants to be a dad just like his dad when he is a people. Cormac calls adults people and kids kids. I've tried to explain that we're all people, but I've sort of given up for the time being.

Life is good with these crazy kids. I'm very blessed to have the opportunity to stay home with them. Being a mom is like being the only audience to the most random comedy show. Glad these little comedians are mine.