Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Swimming and snow storms

Strange weather we have been having. One night Audric and Tim went out in the hot tub and ran through the sprinklers. The next day it was snowing all day and a little the next (May 1st). a week later it's 90 and great pool weather. Now three days later it's cold and there's snow on the mountain behind us.

Mother's day

Audric's class had a mother's day celebration. They had scones, strawberries and lemon curds that the kids had made. Audric made me a canvas painting with his picture on it, handmade wrapping paper, a flower and a letter about why I'm so important to him.

I got a surprise box of Shari's berries from Tim's mom for mother's day that I had to share because they were so big and so many. Yummy!

On mother's day I woke to the smell of cinnamon french toast and bacon. Tim even got me a Starbucks coffee and a big bowl of fresh fruit. They made me a card the listed all the things they love about me. Most were very sweet however most of Julie's were about herself like "I love when mom buys me dresses" and "I love if mom gives me another birthday party/ more candy". Audric's were more like "I love when she's happy" and "I love when she gives me kisses and hugs". All were cute and touched my heart.

We went to the pool and had hot dogs for lunch. Tim made steak, mashed potatoes and fresh green beans for dinner. It was so weird not cooking meals. I felt so spoiled. Lucky me!

Surprise baseball game

The Saturday before Mother's day we had a friend give us three tickets to an isotopes baseball game because one of his boys were sick and couldn't go. It was last minute and we hadn't eaten yet but nothing McDonald's couldn't fix. We got to parking and the guy looks at us and lets us go in without paying $5 for parking. Then on our way walking to the game a lady stop on the road yelling "hey you're a mom, do you need a ticket"? Why yes I did and now we didn't have to buy one more to get in. We had great seats and could afford to buy snacks because it only cost gas to get there. We had such a great time. This was the kids first time at a ball game. Audric loved hearing about the rules and Julie always clapped when the crowd did. They both did a ton of dancing to the music. At the end of the game they did fireworks. They did such a good job that we clapped three times thinking it was the end. The isotopes won by one point. It was a closes game the whole way through. Fun times!

Funny Girl

Julie keeps surprising us with her changing personality. My little monster is becoming this cute, kind, love bug. She shares, gives hugs, kisses and is just funny sometimes. Don't misunderstand me, she is still a butt and can throw a huge fit if she feels like it. Those times are just far and few in between. Good thing I love her and all her moods.

Other new things with Julie is that she loves to wear dresses now. I was so worried that the many dresses that I bought for her would go without being worn but I don't worry about that any more. She will wear three dresses in one day now. She is also going to have her kidney reflux fixed next week. We are excited. hopefully no more UTIs and daily medications. If all goes well we hope to start potty training as soon as we get to England. I want this to be the last time we have to potty train her. So cross your fingers.

ABQ Botanical Gardens

It was a nice weekend to go to the Botanical gardens. Lots of flowers were in bloom. I couldn't help but take a ton of pictures of the flowers and kids. However, I decided to post most of the ones with the kids in it and not all the flowers.

We had to keep reminding Julianna not to pick the flowers. I made the mistake showing her that you could eat the wild roses. The rest of the time she kept asking "can I eat this one"? pointing to every flower. I wonder what people thought when they heard her.

Julie wouldn't go near the cactus.