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Monday, June 3, 2013

Week 22: 2013

Photos taken: 65

May 28: Eric had another T-ball game today at 6pm. They played against the Mudcats.

May 30: We are walking thru walmart and we see a janitor with a feather duster in his back pocket. Evie is intrigued and loudly exclaims, "Look! That boy has a tail!"

June 1: Eric had his last T-ball game of the season today at 10:30am. They played against the Rockhounds. Gramma Linda, Grampa Bill, Grandpa Jim and Pam came to watch him play and get his medal and free pizza coupon. Then we all went out for pizza.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Week 20: 2013

Photos taken: 132

May 16: Eric had another T-ball game today at 6pm. They played against the Rockhounds. Evie and I are still both so sick we stayed home. This is the first of Eric's games that I have missed. :(

May 16: Eric told me his teacher said 'butt' today and then he crossed his arms and got on his stern voice and said, "i don't like that." and i said, "that's right, 'butt' isn't a very nice word, she should really say 'bottom' instead." he agreed wholeheartedly and then uncrossed his arms and went about his business, lol.

May 17: I read mommy magazines, mommy websites, mommy blogs and etc. one of the mommy blogs i read asked what nicknames you give your child and i started thinking about what i call my children.

Eric is: the boy, baby, brother, DeeDee, my most precious boy, and Eric William (when he is in trouble).
Evie is: my precious princess porkchop puddin' pie or 'Pud' for short, the girl, princess, evie bean, evie angel, hunni, sissy, sister, baby, Missy LaRue, and Evelyn Evangeline (when she is in trouble).
Li'l Mookie Tyrone: Mook, The Cat, Mookie, mookie-bear
Bailey Xtra Bowden: Bailey, Bay, The Dog, whoosha (this is the sound that the swirl in his fur would make, if it could make a sound).

May 18: Eric had another T-ball game today at 10:30am. They played against the Volcanoes.

May 19: Today is Eric's 5th birthday! He had a great day! He helped daddy mow the lawn, then they played legos together with Evie, then Eric and I had a photoshoot, then we bought some new toys, and then had a really nice family dinner together.

May 20: I eat cereal for breakfast almost every morning. This morning Eric looked at it and had a revelation: "oh, hey! cereal goes with milk!" I said, "yes, Eric." he said, "I want cereal with milk." i said, "what kind of cereal do you like?" he said, "um, the little circle ones?" and held is hand up in the air with his thumb and pinky almost touching to show me how big the circles are. i said "cheerios?" he said "yes." (see photo of them both eating cereal with milk, lol) the consensus was neither like cold soggy cereal.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Week 18: 2013

Photos taken: 229

May 1: T-ball practice was canceled today and we were told all subsequent practices would be canceled as well, for a total of 7 practices canceled. I'm surprised more people didn't ask for a partial refund, I know I almost did, that's over $100 down the drain!

Mary 2: Eric had another T-ball game today at 6pm. They played against the Volcanoes. It was our turn to bring snack. We brought whole grain goldfish and 100% juice mixed berry juice boxes!

Many of the kids slide into home plate, its super cute. Eric does not do this despite my requests. Then I realized this sliding causes dirt stains that don't come out of his white pants, Scott explained the stains are a badge of pride, lol!

May 3: Evie announced that her blue 'feé' (blanket) was Eric's and that she no longer wanted it. She cast it aside (in Eric's room) and refuses to acknowledge it any longer. Scott folded it and put it up on a high shelf to test the theory of whether she is really done with this feé, and after several days, Scott is totally convinced, but I know better... I remember the day she confiscated that feé from Eric's room. Eric was never into blankets and I remember the look of glee on Evie's face when she discovered another blanket that was satin on one side and soft fuzzy on the other side. She immediately scooped up that blanket and started carrying it around with her other two blankets. At first I thought it was just a discovery, but very soon that blanket had a special place in her heart. After a few more days, she was asking where *her* blue feé was, and she's kept it by her side ever since.

May 4: Eric had another T-ball game today at 10:30am. Gramma Linda and Grampa Bill came to watch! They played against the Diamond Jaxx.

This weekend is international scrapbooking day/weekend. I created this layout for the speed scrap chat I hosted. The photo is from back in June, but it's my most favorite pic of Evie right now.

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May 5: We went to the Sacramento Zoo today! And what a fun day it was! This was the kids' very first trip to the zoo! Eric's favorite was the giraffe, Evie's favorite was the orangutan (who also likes to put his blankie on his head and walk around, lol!), Scott's favorite was the gibbon (also a primate), and my favorite was the kangaroo (although, the ant-eater was pretty cool too). There were no elephants, but there was a brand new baby tiger cub -- super cute! The reptile house was pretty cool too. We also rode the train and the carousel. There was a picnic area with a small park inside the zoo and that was a lot of fun too, especially since I packed a picnic for us. I was really tempted by the big soft chewy pretzels, but I decided making them at home would be yummier, so I'm going to do that. On the way home, we stopped for ice cream and I was glad I didn't fill up on pretzel, lol!

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May 6: We had to cancel another playdate with Jacob on account of rain. I made soft chewy pretzels! They were so good, I gave them out on teacher appreciation day to Eric's teachers. I made 2 chocolate chip, 2 cinnamon sugar, 1 cheese, and 3 butter & salt. my fav are the chocolate chip. I love the sweet and salty combo!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Week 17: 2013

Photos taken: 177

April 23: Eric had another T-ball game today at 6pm. They played against the Mudcats.

April 24: when Eric woke up this morning the first words out of his mouth were, "awe, but i wanna go to the animal faire!" I told him it was just a dream and he seemed angry/sad. I asked him to tell me about the animal faire. He said there was a dragon with two heads and a guy who was feeding the dragon and then the dragon let the guy ride on his back!

T-ball practice was canceled today.

Eric dressed up as Optimus Prime!

April 25: The kids and I made pancakes!

April 27: I turned the house A/C on for the first time this year. The thermostat said it was 82 degrees in the house, yikes! Seems kinda early in the year for that much heat. What happened to spring, is it summer already?

Eric had another T-ball game today at 10:30am. Gran and Papa Steve came to watch! They played against the Rockhounds.

April 29: Playdate with Jacob, water balloon tossing at the park!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Week 16: 2013

Photos taken: 67

April 17: Eric had T-ball practice today.

April 18: Eric had another T-ball game today at 6pm. They played against the Diamond Jaxx. Evie had her 3 year check up, she is 35 pounds (89th percentile) and 38 inches tall (73rd percentile)!

April 22: Earth Day!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Week 15: 2013

Photos taken: 176

April 9: It's super windy today so I built the kids a kite from a plastic bag and some yarn, it was fun! After both kids got the hang of flying it, I ran inside to get my camera, when I got back, the kite had flown away, lol!

April 10: Evie is going thru that phase Eric went thru when he just wanted to be outside 24 hours a day. Evie and Bailey are in the backyard (in and out and in and out) all day long. She tells me how much she wants to go outside, then she is out there for 5 minutes and tells me it is too windy and hot, so she comes in for 5 minutes and then tell me how much she wants to go outside, lol! This is what we do all day long everyday!
Eric had T-ball practice today.

April 11: It's allergy season again, no one in this family can stop sneezing! Eric refuses to take any medication and he is miserable! :(
Eric had another T-ball game today at 6pm. They played against the Rockhounds.

April 12: all the roses in town are blooming, they are so beautiful and every color of the rainbow! (note to self, buy some rose bushes)

April 13: In the last week, Evie has started playing with two toys that interact with each other, carry on conversations, play together, and help each other accomplish shared goals. It's amazing to watch her imagination and social ability grow! 
Eric had another T-ball game today at 10:30am. They played against the Volcanoes.

April 15: We had to cancel our play date with Eric's friend Jacob because we had our first rain of the season.


Monday, April 8, 2013

Week 14: 2013

Photos taken: 50 (april 2-8)

April 3: Eric informed me that he no longer needs the toilet seat helper any more! :)
T-ball practice was canceled today.

April 5: Evie is running around the house with the end of her fishing pole toy screaming, "happy birthday!" using it as a candle, lol!

April 6: Eric had his second T-ball game this morning at 9am. They played against the Mudcats.

April 7: Evie has a special song for each member of the family, "Baby-Mommie" "Baby-Daddy" "Baby-DeeDee" "Baby-Me".
Scott ran the Trail Less Traveled 10k in Oroville.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Week 13: 2013

Photos taken: 57

March 27: Evie has 'little bunny foo-foo' stuck in her head, she keeps singing it over and over and then sings it very angrily and loud. Eric had T-ball practice today.

March 28: Eric's school is having open house on the same day & same time as Eric's first T-ball game. Thankfully, the game is called off at the last minute due to rain, so we make it to the end of open house.

March 30: Today at 10:30am was Eric first T-ball game! Scott had to miss the game, he had already committed (and paid) to running the 4MPH Challenge in Redding. Eric's team is the Timber Rattlers and they played the Diamond Jaxx.

March 31: I tried a new recipe this week for savory pancakes and decided to add bacon, and eggs topped with cheese! Yummy!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Week 12: 2013

Photos taken: 245

March 19: It's another round of: "Things You'd Never Thought You'd Hear Yourself Say!"
"Eric, don't stick drill bits into Grandpa's ear please, that's dangerous!"

March 20: Eric had T-ball practice today.

March 23: Today was the official Opening Ceremony for Eric's T-ball! They had free hotdogs and easter eggs, and they took pictures (Coach Randy didn't make it for pictures because his son was in a wrestling tournament, so his wife/assistant coach, Danielle, is standing in.)

March 24: Evie's bday - my life may not be a fairy tale, but my daughter is my princess.

Eric's favorite preschool teacher is moving away! :( We will miss you Miss Melissa!

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