Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Let's go fly a kite

I think I've used that title before. Maybe. My life sometimes feels like a giant groundhogs day. You know, the same thing happens over and over again. I have a blonde girl. She rides a trike in a tutu. Two years later, another blonde girl, another tricycle, another tutu. And then 2 1/2 years guessed it: Another blonde girl, on her trike, wearing a tutu. They all look so much alike. They all act so much alike. We literally have created three identical children. And our life is just on repeat. Year after year. The snow falls, we play in it, the snow melts, we splash in the puddles, the wind blows and we fly kites. The sun shines, we go to the beach. The weather cools, we start school. Over and over and over again. And I'm really not complaining. Because I love this simple sort of life. I do. I also wouldn't mind a little excitement around here. Maybe a boy? Another baby? I'm not sure if we're there yet, but I'm starting to think about whether we will ever get there or not. Do we want more kids?? I'm not sure. I've also been thinking about living some sort of an adventure...something that takes us out of the rat race and lets us experience life in a different way. I'm not even sure what that would be. But I'd love something different. Something to plan for. Something cool to blog about. I've toyed with the idea of going back to work....a few days a week maybe. Ben's really been toying with the idea of me going back full time and him staying home. That's not likely. But it's fun to think about all the possibilities we have and dream about what our future may hold. Who knows what we're looking at...but what I do know is I like what we've done so far. I'm happy.

Speaking of happy...and the whole purpose of this post...we went kite flying a few weeks back with some friends. We busted out the $1.39 Walmart kites and the kids had a blast. Ben proudly flew his princess kite. Hailey chased hers around. And Paige was pretty patient with all the hard work it took. Cait, well she just played on the slide and the swing at the park. I chased kids around and visited with my friend. It was a nice, simple evening with good company!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Spring in April

I'm usually so patient with Winter. I'm willing to put up with the never ending months of cold because I have ways to enjoy winter (snowboarding/skiing), or we get enough chinooks to make up for the cold, or we don't get too much snow. But not this year. This year I have had it! We had enough Chinooks to please me, we even went skiing a TON. But it's the snow that got to me this year. By the time March rolled around I was DONE shoveling. I literally never want to shovel my driveway again. I have a problem and I'll admit it. I hate a snow covered driveway. I will get out there and shovel multiple times on snowy days, because nothing is worse than someone driving on fresh light snow. It packs it down and makes it so much harder to shovel; it's just a little pet peeve of mine. Well, I have spent way too many hours shoveling this year and I am done! Done done done!

Anyway, April so far has been pretty enjoyable. The weather was a month late....basically typical March weather. But March was brutal and not very kind to spring. So finally last week we had a beautiful day. The girls got their bikes out, and rode up and down the street. The wore spring jackets, rain boots due to the melting snow, and they ate lots and lots of old dirty snow! yum. I pulled out my camera and took a few pictures of Paige...and way more of Cait (only because Paige went to the park with a friend).  I'm looking forward to spring actually arriving. Maybe having no snow in the background. And I really can't wait until there are leaves on the trees and we can legitimately enjoy being outside! Please let it happen this year!

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Happy Happy birthday Cait-y dear

Cait turned 2!! How in the world did that happen? It seems like she was just born yesterday. I'm a little sad about this too. I feel like I spent the first 18 months of her life battling infection after visit after hospital after surgery. I just didn't really get the chance to enjoy this spunky little girl. But these last 6 months have been so much fun. We're getting a chance to see her little personality...and boy is she funny! She's also starting to talk more and more. The things she says are the cutest!! I don't know if there is a 2 yea old who is loved more.

On Cait's actual Birthday I was out of town on a girls trip. Ben spent the day at the farm and his family had a little party for her. It was definitely a little bittersweet to see those pictures. Although I was so happy to see her so well taken care of, I was sad I wasn't there! So when I got home, we wrapped up a few presents, made a cake and celebrated her birthday all over again!!