Friday, July 31, 2015

Movie Date:

They had a "Wes Anderson Experience" night here at a local art museum and Doug and I were able to sneak away and go together. I wore a new to me dress and Doug noticed (which does not always happen). We ate sandwiches before getting to the park. We found our seats and then we proceeded to sweat our bottoms off. It was so hot (the heat index was 106), I had to remind myself to not let the unbearable heat ruin our time together. I think I did an okay job overall.

They had live music (which was actually quite terrible. but laughably terrible, so that makes it better) and food trucks and a costume contest. A friend of Wes Anderson's was the guest speaker. He talked through a short film he had made about Wes Anderson and his films. We watched that and it was much much better than the music and the heat. By the time he was done speaking, Doug and I were also done for the night. We packed our chairs and left before they even started playing the movie.

On our way to the car we passed a group of people that asked if they lawn was full and if that was why we were already leaving. I told them we were leaving because we are old and needed to get to bed since it was already past 9. They laughed and I am sure found a good seat. Maybe even our vacant little spot we left.

Baseball Game with our Oldest:

Doug and I took Henry to a baseball game a while back. We put his car seat in Doug's car and went downtown (one of Henry's favorite places). On the ride he asked where Jack was and told us that he missed him. We tried to emphasize just how fun it was to be going to do something with just Mom and Dad, but he was not easily swayed.

Doug parked the car and Henry and I got tickets. All he really wanted was popcorn (and Jack) but mainly popcorn. It was so hot at the beginning of the game and our seats were right in the sun, so Henry and I walked around a bit up in the shade. We got our popcorn and frozen lemonade and headed back to our seats. Overall, I would say he did a good job. Baseball is not the most exciting sport for a toddler to watch so we did have lots of trips to the bathroom and the look at the mascot, etc. But really not to be for a three year old.

They had fireworks after the game and Henry was pretty worried after the first one went off but he looked at our faces and we quickly convinced him they were fun. He loved seeing them "all over our whole heads". Which they really were so big and so close.  We had a late night drive back and on the way home he told us he was excited to get home and he wanted to go check on Jack. I have a feeling as he gets a little bit older these "Henry only" times will be more special to him. But for now, I sure do love the sibling love he has for Jack.

Friday, July 17, 2015

This Week:

Jack: took a three hour nap on afternoon. smeared an entire food pouch all over his body in the car. gave Henry morning hugs. threw a glass bowl at Henry's head. ran down the hallway waving his arms yelling 'bath' all the way to the tub.

Henry: got a new pair of tennis shoes. made a turkey wrap almost completely by himself. completed his two jig saw puzzles several times. told his class and teacher he wants to be a tiger when he grows up.

July 4th:

Any time spend with the Odom's is a fun time.

This time the fun included swimming, the little boys spending more time eating snacks than playing in the pool, pizza and cake, melted popsicles, playing with toys inside, pictures of the adults, and catching up on jobs and life and everything else important.

Henry and Libby play so well together about 90% of the time. I love hearing them talk to each other. In the pool they were pretending to be visiting the zoo. And while climbing into a play car I overheard Henry tell Libby, "Just go on ahead. I will meet you there in my car".

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Our Wednesday Night:

We ate pizza and Italian salad. I cleaned out the whole bowl even though I slightly over dressed it. I used this recipe and I would highly recommend it. I used toasted almonds instead of sunflower seeds because it was what I could find quickly and easily in the bulk bins before the boys rushed the muffins case to get their snack.

For the pizza I had all the intentions in the world to just make pepperoni but it was three dollars more expensive then capicola. And to be completely honest, I don't even really know what capicola is. But it tasted very yummy and was cheaper!! A win in my book.

Doug fixed our broken mower. With two helpers. At one point I asked Henry if he wanted to come inside and he quickly said "No, mom. I am just going to stay out here and help Dad with the mower." Alright, son.

The boys jumped in the pool in their clothes and ran around wild. Getting a million bug bites in the process, but they really don't seem to ever phase them.