Saturday, February 25, 2012

I'm a Big Kid Now

Derrick is now a forward facing carseat traveler!! He looks so tiny in it!
I went to the Dr.'s the other day and they told me how the Pediatrics Assoc. has now said that kids should be rear facing until 2 years. Yeah, good luck with that. (Just WHERE do they think the kids legs are supposed to go???) My kid is the mandated 20 lbs and one year, so forward facing it is. He loves it and enjoys being able to see where we're going. Megan loves it even more because now she gets a girly booster seat with a seat belt she can take off. yeah..that part isn't so fun.
He doesn't look excited, I know, but trust me, he is.
And just because this next picture is funny.... this is how we found Carter sleeping the other day!

My Parents visited!

My parents came to January. hahaa. Talk about being way behind on blogging.
Southwest had this awesome deal where you got half off tickets if you flew on these certain days, so we took advantage of that and got tickets for my parents!
My parents and I kept the trip a secret from my kids so that when the day came for them to visit, my kids were totally surprised. It was really fun. My parents flew in at midnight, so the next morning the kids came into my room all confused and wondering if I knew that Grandpa was in Megan's room. When I started acting clueless they REALLY started getting confused. hahhaa.
Best surprise ever.
Anyways, sadly enough I hardly got any pictures. We were BUSY. See, part of the reason my parents came was so that they could help me with some of the projects in my house. We painted a wall, we put in a new wood front entry, and we redecorated. My house looks pretty good. I really do mean to get around to taking pictures of it...
My parents also watched the kids on Friday and Saturday so that Bo and I could take an overnight trip down to Louisville,KY and visit the temple. That was SO WONDERFUL. I want to do that again! :)
So yep, that was a couple weeks ago, sadly, and we all wish it were still going on. My kids love my parents and beg to go to Washington to their house all the time.
Here are the few pictures I took while they were here. It's from a trip to the Children's Museum (shocker) that we took while they were here. They opened up a new exhibit, Mr. Potato Head, and we were there on the first day to test that bad boy out.

The only picture of my mom. Since she doesn't read my blog, she won't be mad that the picture kinda blurred her over. haha.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

A first, and I mean A FIRST

I was playing Mario Kart with Carter yesterday. I haven't played in a loooooong time, so needless to say, I wasn't playing too well. You most definitely know you aren't playing well when your 6 year old son tells you, "It's okay mom, if you want you can switch me guys, since mine is faster." or "Yay Mom, you can do it! Keep going, you can do it. Oh good job, Mom!" How sad is it that my little boy felt the need to boost my self esteem? hahahaa
In other news, I took Carter to get his 6 year check up today. He is in the 10th percentile for height and 25th for weight. Hmmmm... we need to work on that. :)

Saturday, February 4, 2012


Megs started dance for the first time a few weeks ago, and I just think it's the cutest thing in the world to watch.
I signed her up with two of her friends, which I think really helped her feel comfortable and get into it. She has really enjoyed it. She especially loves the fact that she gets to wear her princess dresses to dance in. :) No plain leotard for her, no way.

The Beus Gang

Bo, Cassidy, and Carter Beus