Saturday, December 6, 2014

Science "dinosaur" Museum

Since we had Isaac's little party during the week we told him we could do something special as a family on Saturday for his birthday. He wanted to go to a dinosaur museum. We don't really have a decent natural history museum so that meant we'd be headed to the science museum. Kyle and I hadn't been in a few years so it was fun, and nice that kids 3 and under are free!! 

We started with the Dino's first wanted to make sure we saw what we came forincase  anyone started to meltdown.  There were some hands on dino things he enjoyed. 

The girls had a good time too and did great!! 

Pano view of the river for grandma judy

They all took naps in the car on the way home. Then we picked up take out for a late lunch. Love these kids! 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Isaac's 3rd Birthday

Isaac turned 3 yesterday!
Isaac 3 years-2

Can't believe how fast he is growing! I love this shot because it is so Isaac. I didn't even stage it, he was just wanting to read <3 p="">Isaac 3 years-4

And with the 3rd birthday came Isaac's first birthday party. We did something really low key with a small group of local friends (neighbor friends he goes to ECFE with and a church friend he goes to Sunday school with). He chose the theme and the cake. We celebrated with a Daniel Tiger theme and a strawberry cake. Isaac and I made the strawberry cake the night before... we finish the cake and he asks "where are the strawberries?" I tried explaining to him the flavor was strawberry... but realized he was wanting actual strawberries. After forgetting to have Kyle pick them up with the other last minute grocery run Wednesday night, I had my friend grab some on her way to the party. So I was placing strawberries on the cake last minute in the car :-)

We rented a little play space that we have attended in the past.

And I decorated the food table and served a quick lunch.

The cake:

I couldn't find a Daniel Tiger cake at any bakery's because they don't have the copyright approval to use this cartoon character. So I improvised and made our own and added Isaac's figurines. The icing was a pain in the butt, but got it in place just a few hours before the party.

I made little crowns for the party guests:

Orange cups to look like tigers:

I had planned to place the trolley ON the cake, but when it arrived it was a little bigger than I had planned so just decided it'd be best used as table decoration


We had LOTS of food, but with four out of the five mothers nursing, we plowed right through the food :-) It was a fun time, Isaac had a blast running and playing hard. The girls had fun too, pivoting and scooting on the floor. Here are some party play pictures:
















It was a busy morning, but lots of fun! He got some really fun presents and played hard which was much needed with this early winter we are having. We came home, Isaac took a good nap then we had the evening portion of his birthday with a few more presents to open from family.

We got him a floor puzzle

Grandma Judy got him a playmobile set

and Grandpa Del got him a trampoline. He was already worn out after 2 minutes of jumping!

Isaac's old nanny even stopped by and had dinner with us and played with Isaac a little before bed. It was a busy busy day. We have some fun family time planned for this weekend to wrap up the birthday celebrations!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Tree decorations

We decorated the Christmas tree last night. Isaac really enjoyed it. The girls had already gone to bed and Isaac was out of the bath. He had a late and long nap so we decided to let him stay up and we all decorated the tree together. 

It was cute how there was a cluster of ornaments at about the three foot height. We helped him spread them out a little. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Apple Jacks Orchard {Oct 25th, 2014}

A little late finally getting this posted but before Halloween we attended my MoMs group Halloween party. (MoM = Moms of Multiples) It was at an orchard we haven't been to yet, but I had heard lots of things about. Apple Jacks was about 45 minute drive, it was rather chilly that day. We brought their costumes, but Isaac didn't want to wear his.


There was some play structures for the kids to run around on



My attempt to get a family photo... Isaac wasn't cooperating and as you can see Mary wasn't much either, haha.

The orchard is free to visit, then they charge money for the little activities. We bought tickets for Isaac to ride the cow train. He was pretty excited about it at first.



Then afterwards of course he was saying "I didn't like it" which doesn't really mean much when he's asking to ride it again.


The corn pit was what I was most excited about. I had heard about it but we had yet to visit one. It was pretty fun, Isaac had a blast in it.




Since it was chilly, we put the girls in their costumes as a means to keep them warmer and because they are so darn cute!

We ended up leaving after the corn pit because we had a certain little toddler that wasn't listening and kept running off. So hopefully he learned a lesson that when he doesn't listen we will leave. We hadn't planned on leaving so soon but were fine with it as we were tired as well. Isaac of course cried the whole way to the van and most of the way home. Mary did for that matter as well, but I think she was just tired and fighting sleep.
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