Thursday, July 2, 2015

Video for Ma'Aa

To watch before bed tonight! :) 


And this!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Climbing Mt. Everest

Well, not exactly climbing THE Mount Everest but ... practically the same thing.




Slip N Sliding all on his own

We tried and tried and tried to get him to go down the slip n slide on his own. And then, finally, Ben came up with a brilliant idea.

Dragon didn't need to start at the TOP of the slide. He just needed to go a little ways. And then he needed to go a little bit higher. And a little bit higher. And before we knew it this happened: 






Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The funnest place to play at Uncle Jay's


Never mind the living area on the other side of the couch. They'd much rather be cramped back here.


Monday, June 22, 2015

Dentist

Dragon's first time in the dentist chair.


He was okay with it for about 5 minutes.


Unfortunately his appointment lasted 10.

Fortunately for him, when he was not happy about it I had to be helping so I couldn't document his hysterics.

Not to worry, he got a toy ninja when he was done so he's more than happy to go back again next time.

On a side note: I love his dentist. They are awesome with squirming crying kids.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Father's Day is a Special Day

We were walking through the parking lot at Costco the other day and I was watching Ben pull the cart while Dragon pushed it and I just re-realized how completely lucky I am.

Not to embarrass Ben but I really couldn't have asked for a better father to my children and a better husband to me.

It helps that he's still a big kid at heart. No wonder he's Dragon's favorite. And Colt's second favorite--which will only be the case until Colt learns how to eat on his own and then Ben will be Colt's favorite as well.


I love that he humors my overly complex party planning,


that he always makes time to play with Dragon even after a long day at work,


and that he can let our kid sit in mud and not care about his dirty clothes because our kid is having fun. I try really hard not to care but I just can't do it!



When the wind is blowing and there's not a kite to be found, he makes one from our fast food to-go box and hamburger wrappers.


And I especially love that he can actually get it to fly! 


He's also the world's best spotter while Dragon climbs the world's tallest mountains.


It would take a lot longer than this post to tell you all the reasons I love Ben as a dad so we'll just sum it up with this:

He would have been the world's best dad just by loving my kids but everything else he does (which is so so so so much) is just the icing on the cake.

Thanks Ben for all you do. Happy Father's Day!


Saturday, June 20, 2015

Strawberry Fields Forever

We were going to go strawberry picking for playgroup this week but the farm canceled to let the berries ripen. 

Luckily, I read that this weekend was "Strawberry Fest" so I made our family go. 

Dragon had the biggest smile on his face as the tractor pulled the trolley out to the strawberry fields. 


It was so fun watching him forage for his favorite food.



Even Colt got in on the action ... sort of. 

Mostly he just played in the dirt which was fine with us.


I can't really blame the Asian women for their obssession with him. We think he's pretty cute. (He's now been photographed by random women at outings on four different occasions and in two countries. He's going to be a celebrity somewhere and we won't even know it!) 


We made off with a decent haul. Time to get to work on our Jam! 


(If only everyone else didn't have the same idea so there would actually be Pectin at one of the stores near us. Not to worry. Amazon to the rescue!)