Thursday, May 30, 2013

Potty Outside...

The other day we were over at our friends, the hofferts house.  All the kids were outside "washing" their toys and were all soaked!  Emily had just laid Taylor down inside and sure enough Ahnie needed to go potty.  To keep her wet and dirty self outside of Emily's house and to let Taylor rest in quiet I took her over to the side of the garage and pulled down her pants.  I told her to stand with her legs apart and she could try to go potty outside.  She did what I told her and tried.  Then she looked up at me with a question look on her face and said "But Mommy, I no have a penis."  I agreed and we went inside to go potty.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Happy Birthday Brett

When we got engaged and were looking at a spring wedding Brett quickly noticed that his birthday fell on a Saturday.  He was very excited at the idea of having our wedding on his birthday.  I went a long with it and it has been great but the only problem is we usually celebrate our anniversary on that date then his birthday kind of gets pushed to the side.  Now that our kids are getting older I want to make Brett's birthday a little more of a celebration that they can be a part of.

This year while Brett was working we went out and picked out his presents.  Ayden and Ahnie each got to pick out something for him and then I got him a movie he had been wanting.  We then got home and made a yummy dinner on the grill for daddy and wrapped his gifts.  (Ayden wanted to hide them as well...I think this came from us hiding his easter basket but who knows...we went with it)  We also made Brett a cheesecake and fresh strawberries.

We had a great night!  Ate dinner, opened presents after Brett found them, went for a walk with the family and then came home for cheesecake!  I think fun was had by all and Brett loves his birthday so I think I finally got it figured out how to celebrate both well!!!

Friday, May 3, 2013

5 Year Anniversary

I can't believe its been 5 years since we said "I do" yet I think back to all we have been through and how our family and relationship has developed and changed and it seems like we have been together for much longer!  In 5 years we have bought two homes, got a dog, had two kids and expecting #3 in July, both changed jobs,  along with many other wonderful memories we have made it through.  I am very excited to see what the next 5 years brings us!!

To celebrate our anniversary Brett's parents offered to take the kids for the weekend!  We took them up on it because after baby #3 comes who knows when we will get a weekend away alone.  We looked at all the big cities in driving distance (Brett looked for baseball games, I looked at my weather app).  Well there were no home baseball games that weekend and anything North, East or West was too cold so that left us with Kansas City or St. Louis.  Since Kansas City is a little closer we decided to go there.  It was so nice to get away with no schedule and just be able to spend time together!

We got to Kansas City at 6 just in time for dinner.  We decided to find a new BBQ restaurant that we had not tried.  We decided on Aurthur Bryant's.  It was pretty good but I still love the famous Oklahoma Joes.  After dinner we checked into our hotel just in time to watch the stand off of one of the Boston Marathon Bombers.  We watched that until he was captured and then decided to head out for a little desert.  We stopped at TJ Maxx and Kohls quickly to see if Brett could find some Royals gear then hit up Cheesecake Factory for desert (for me) and a beer for Brett.

The next morning we slept in until 9 am which was AMAZING!  Then got up and went out for breakfast at another local restaurant.  This was a dinner that specialized in southern breakfast food.  I had french toast made with biscuits.  It was sooo good!  Then we headed for the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.  This museum is also attached to the Jazz museum so we went through both.  It was very cool looking at all the history of both Baseball and Jazz.  I love learning about that era.  It was so fascinating.  Then we spent the majority of the rest of the day at Plaza.  It was a beautiful day!  Sunny, tulips were blooming we we were able to shop and look at many high end shops.

We ended our day at the Melting Pot for dinner.  This is a much more upscale restaurant than we are used to eating at and it was fun to splurge a little.  The Melting Pot is a fondue restaurant that specializes in 4 courses, Cheese, Salad, Main Course and Chocolate.  The fondue is made at your table and it comes with many dippers.  We choose the southwestern cheese that was a little spicy then had a salad.  For the main course I got Chicken, Steak and Shrimp and Brett got 3 different varieties of Steak.  It all come raw and you cook it in the fondue pot at your table.  Finally was the chocolate course.  It was amazing!!  They had almost 12 different varieties of chocolate that you could choose from and came with soooo many different dippers.  My favorites were the rice crispies, strawberries, marshmallows and bananas.  Brett like the strawberries, bananas and the cheesecake.  The other funny highlight of our dinner was we were put in "lovers lane" and had a curtain at our booth.  We laughed when she shut it the first time...Like what do they think it going to happen in here...  We decided it was in a hallway so it was to keep us away from any commotion in the hallway.  HAHA

On Sunday, morning we woke up early headed to a Church that a friend of ours goes to and then headed the the Outlet Mall.  It was another beautiful day to walk around outside and get some shopping done. we took off around noon picked up some lunch and hit the road.  We were very excited to see the kids after being away for the weekend!  I think its so important for couples to get away and just spend time together to work on their own relationship and then it always feels so good to get back home!  Its also so great for our kids to get extended time with their grandparents without us around.  Some of my favorite memories are with my grandparents spending a week there without my parents!