Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Flippety Floppety, Hippety Hoppety

We're moving. 
Does that really shock anyone at this point?

Let me just start with a little background about the situation we are in right now and go from there.  It gets just a little complicated, so I urge you to not read this if you already have a headache today, it's sure to only get worse.  
Since our move from Vegas was quick and slightly unexpected, we have been staying with my mom until we figured out where we wanted to be and what we wanted to do.  But back up about three years ago, my mom moved into my Aunt and Uncle's home to keep the house open for their kids and take care of all other house things, because they were called to be Mission President in Ecuador.  
So, really, right now we are staying with my mom... in my Aunt and Uncle's house.  The mission will be coming to a close the beginning of July.  So my mom was also trying to decide where to go next.  She really wanted to move back to Orem where she was living before, but my sister, Lauren is going to be a Senior this coming year, and doesn't want to go to a new school now.  
Ace and I haven't been sure about where exactly we want to live, and not sure if we want to buy or rent....blah blah blah.  Realizing that we needed to do something, and that we wanted a good year or two to find the perfect house (so I never have to see another moving box again), and then realizing that my mom needed at least a year in Lehi for Lauren's senior year, we came up with our really odd/weird but genius plan to rent something together and split the cost.  Giving us all the chance to save up some money and make future home decisions with less of a rush.  
We are renting a house that divides the space so that it works for two families, so that we all don't go nuts.  It's going to be, my mom and Lauren on one floor and us on the other floor.  It definitely is some weird family dynamics going on, but we've had fun so far, so we're just changing it up a little.  I am so grateful to be close to family, and that we have found a way to help each other out.  I am really excited to go somewhere and start to feel settled.  The good news is most of our stuff is still boxed up.  The bad news, we have a whole lot of stuff.

Easton is really excited to move.  I guess it's really become a normal thing for him.  He talks about it a lot.  We had this conversation today:
Easton:  "Mommy, are we moving tomorrow?"
Me: "No. But we are moving soon. In a couple weeks.  Are you excited to move?"
Easton: "Yes! I am so 'essited' to move!  Can I pick my room?"
Me: "Yeah, you can."
Easton: "Ok good.  If there is a red room, I am going to pick that one."
Me: "Oh.  Is red your favorite color now?"
Easton: "No. My favorite color is still 'Ornange', but red is just a good color for a room."

Anyone painting your rooms...keep that in mind.
Unfortunately for Easton, there is no red room in this house...not sure how to tell him.

We're moving on March 5th.  It's gonna be fun! 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Toes to Head...No Big Deal.

I've said it before. Ty is flexible.  He always has been.  But, it still sometimes completely freaks me out the way he can bend his body.  His temper tantrums nearly always end up with him throwing himself into a crazy back-bend thing that looks like he should snap in half, but miraculously, he doesn't.  He can maneuver himself in and under anything...he tends to get stuck in between the lower bars of chairs a lot.  But, my favorite move he does is the one that started it all....

Here he is then:

And here he is now:

The only thing that has changed is that his feet now reach to the top of his head--
which tends to lead to less toe-eating.
Just changing it up with a little split move.

And just because, who can resist a baby in a diaper and boots?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Party for 3?

Easton turned 5 on Saturday.  So crazy.  
We started the celebrations the night before with family and friends at Pizza Pie Cafe. Delish...
Easton was happy.
The whole gang.
Easton raked in the gifts
He got a DVD with all four of the old 'real' batman movies.  Uncle Jesse really wanted this one for himself, but Easton wouldn't go for that.  I can't remember how scary these ones are or if he'll even be able to watch them, but he sure was thrilled about the idea of it all.
Just one of Easton and Steven.

The next day was the main event.  Let me preface this by saying, Easton has been talking about having a Batman Birthday Party since the day after his 4th birthday party.  He wanted to have a big Batman party with all his friends there.  
This is all fine and dandy, and I was more then happy to oblige.  But then, we moved.  And his friends that he so dearly wanted to be at the party did not move with us.  Sad.  We've had a little bit of time to make some friends, but not too many.  So his plans for a Big Batman party changed to a rather petite party, but I think we still all had fun nevertheless.
Everything had to be all batman.
 I made a Batman cake. (don't mind the measles looking frosting...I used our favorite rainbow chip frosting thinking the chips wouldn't stand out so much after I colored it yellow...I was wrong.)
and I made him a new Batman cape. (NOT from a T-shirt this time)

 Once the TWO guests arrived we played a game of "Bat-a-rang the Enemies"
You like how I balanced them with old VHS cases?  That's not white trash at all.
Then, headed downstairs "to the Batcave!" to find the glow-sticks.
This is what it looked like...except dark
 Really dark. With glow-sticks.
More Presents.
Time for cake.

And what party wouldn't be complete without a little silly string fight...
Poor Ty.
 The whole group together

Happy 5th Birthday Easton Batman!

Somethings about Easton:

-First, he loves Batman
-Loves to tease his little brother
-Calls Ty "Little Buddy" all the time
-Loves to color, and he is pretty great at it
-Loves to go to school, and is learning new things everyday
-Loves to sleep's not a good day if he wakes up before 9:30
-Favorite food is Shrimp, he is not picky and is always willing to try new food
-Loves to read books
-He is the craziest kid I've ever met
-Curious about how everything works
-Loves to play in the snow and to be outside
-Loves to run
-He is the ultimate movie watcher...he would sit all day long watching shows if I let him.  He doesn't ever get up when a show is on...he goes into some kind of crazy trance

A Day of Discovery

A couple weeks ago, my cousin, Ginay and I squeezed FIVE car-seats into my minivan and headed to the Discovery Gateway Childrens Museum.  Surprisingly, everything went really smoothly, and we all had a whole lot of fun. 

Ty's favorite part of the whole day were the tubes that gushed air out every time he opened it...

The kids were so busy the whole time, I never got a shot of everyone together, but we all had great time and we will for sure be going back again.