Sunday, February 19, 2017

feb 13 - feb 19: engagiversary, valentine's, trains, and baby legs

our fifth engagement anniversary
we had a groupon to mellow mushroom in chapel hill and it was one of our better eating out decisions. the PIZZA!! my sad phone camera does those delicious rounds of dough and sauce and toppings very little justice. it was incredible, and now we have another tried and true place to take visitors. anyone? anyone?

valentine's day
after dropping off simon and phil at school, asher and I made some valentines for phil. we drove to campus and surprised him in his office with candy and valentines. it was fun to visit him.

after the boys had their dinner and went down to bed, phil and I made crunchwraps, phil made oreo crusted lava cakes (bless him  x 10000000!), and we watched a good movie. it was nice to spend the evening together in jammies and with good food.
^^ this ended up being the least blurry picture???

park days
we spent nearly every afternoon this week at the park with friends. getting out keeps these little boys (and me!) much happier before/after nap time, and since the weather has been awesome, out we went! in the mornings now, simon says, "let's go to the park!" and I love that there are so many parks and paths and places to explore here.

^^happy faces and watching cars at the park before getting phil. simon wanted to watch cars and trucks pass on the road, so I told him to plop himself in the grass and keep a look-out. little dude stayed there for nearly 30 minutes shouting out the vehicles he was most excited to see (and especially shouted about the ones that were "sooo loud!!")

we drove out to raleigh to go to pullen park one morning this week. it is at such a pretty spot off of Western Blvd, and they have a train and a carousel and places to walk and some sweet playgrounds. yes, I did just wrote "sweet playgrounds." this is life with two buddies and I LOVE IT! and, boy, the slides at Pullen Park are, like, way awesome. and the sandboxes?? SO SLAMMING! seriously though, it's a fun spot for kids and also for moms to gather and chat about their latest misadventures with applesauce pouches. on that note, do not trust a squeeze-happy kid with one of those in the backseat. just saying.
 ^^on the train with two little boys who, contrary to these non-amused faces, loved going around in the, as asher called it, "trwain choo choo!"

^^ both boys decided that they like swings. this was first time they both stayed in one for more than 15 seconds.

some mini weavings from this week

playing on the deck and sporting some sweet thighs (asher) and dance moves (simon).

"by the way, did you know that I'm a fabulous cook, mom? lemme show you what I've got cooking in here." ^^

 ^^ simon gave the scripture in sharing time today.

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