Wednesday, April 27, 2016

MARCH: WELCOMING APRIL

My parents came to visit a few days after Easter. It was such a great visit. They got to visit Caderyn and Gibby's schools. We spent some time downtown and ate delicious food. Jeff and I got to have some nice dates together. We saw a movie, went to Manitou Springs, and had breakfast together (that one is the most rare of all!). Such a good time.

My dad fell asleep in the car. Hah! One minute he was awake one minute and sawing logs the next.
Happiest Mimi in all the land. Notice how difficult it was to tear Gibby's eyes away from Scooby Doo.
Happiest Lucita in all the land. Oh man. Lucy just loves my dad.
And then we tried to get another shot with both boys looking. 
We had a few chilly days, so we just snuggled at home in front of the fire. 
Caderyn had his first soccer game. 
I feel like most people know this, but my family is Scottish. My Dad plays the bagpipes in a bagpipe band and loves giving presentations to classes. He and I taught a History of Scotland class for a Gifted and Talented camp a few years ago, so he's able to get the good important and juicy facts out with a fun punch. He gave a presentation to Caderyn's first and second grade classes and it was really great!
As an end to his presentation he always teaches them a little Scottish saying:  Dinna gut yer fish a'fore ya get them
 

He has the kids get really into it with a brogue yell from the chest, because, as we all know, the Scottish are passionate people who don't speak like mice. They speak from the heart, from the chest. So I caught some pictures of him teaching the kids to holler their saying. 

Mimosas at a breakfast date.

Monday, April 18, 2016

MARCH: EASTER DAY

Our Easter was pretty low key. The Easter Bunny brought the boys some goodies, so they played and ate candy most of the morning. De
I made my usual brunch and we lounged and ate until church. We got dressed up, went to church, I drove Bryanna to Denver to catch a flight and then drove myself back home to hunt for Easter Eggs and then up to a friends how for a super delicious and low-key dinner. It was pretty good.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

MARCH: THE GREAT BLIZZARD OF 2016

We moved through March with a vengeance. Man, that month just flew by! We were all so busy and had something going on nearly every day.
I was part of Caderyn's school's district auction team. We worked hard to put out a good representation for our school and the night was really successful. I enjoyed hanging out with some fantastic ladies, and we all walked away with some goodies and helped raise money for our schools.




Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you The Pout Pout face. Mr. Gibby has mastered the pout pout face.
Caderyn started organized soccer. He's on a U-8 team. He's got some catching up to do, but his coach is great and Caderyn is really enjoying playing.
 
As some of you know, we've had to move forward and start correcting some of Caderyn's teeth issues. Before his spring break he had to have three teeth removed. He fought the relaxation medicine like a champ (and like his mom, I might add), but did a great job. He came out all loopy and was really hilarious. I took some video of him, which he loves watching and giggling at, and he just couldn't believe that the procedure was already over.  
 
Caderyn recovered quickly and we moved into the boys' spring break.
Gibby started his off with a friends birthday party. Best party ever! It was firefighter themed and the mom did so many cute little games that the kids just loved. The rescued cats from a tree, played pin the hat on the fire dog, and climber up a ladder to put water beads on a fire.  

We've been having the boys working on an incentive. We were looking for less whining and arguing from both of them and worked on filling a cup with jellybeans. Husband took the boys for one night while my good friend and I met in Denver and this was a response from him after reminding him to use the jellybeans. 
Like I said, I went to Denver with a friend. So one of my oldest and best friends, Bryanna, came to visit. She flew in to Denver late, we had it planned to stay in a hotel and then spend the day in Denver for a bit of sightseeing, shopping, and good eating.
Yeah. None of that happened.
A huge blizzard rolled in. And I mean a blizzard. You couldn't see anything, the snow was falling crazy fast, and the wind was howling. So naturally, everything here came to a standstill. We tried to get out of the hotel as quickly as possible and were only able to make it 12 miles in 45 minutes. Cars were stranded everywhere and the roads were horrible. So we stopped at a mall thinking we would just shop until the snow let up, only to find that they were closing the mall because the weather was so bad. So then we called a movie theater and they assured us we were open. We made it there after nearly an hour in the car just trying to go one mile. People in not great snow cars were idiots. I have a really good car for driving in the snow and I know how to maneuver my car so it doesn't get stuck. People were being assholes (excuse the language but they were). They would blast around me in their little 4- door sedan with front wheel drive and find themselves stuck. In front of me. Therefore stopping the progression of traffic.
See the photo below for pictures of nincompoops.
Every single one of those cars was stuck. And so was I, because I couldn't go around any of the idiots.
So we made it to the movie theater and camped out there for a few hours (best idea ever!).
Came out of the movies and found that practically ever single road home was completely closed.
Insane, right? So we scrambled to find a hotel room and then scrambled to make sure we had people lined up to help the husband if he had to go to work the next day.  
So we stayed another night and then got up early and drove very s l o w l y back home. It was an absolute zoo, but we made it home safe and sound and tried make the best of a trip that was interrupted by a demonic snowstorm.
We prepped for Easter and dyed some Easter eggs.
 
Oh! And then it snowed AGAIN.
We made it out to Manitou Springs--my favorite.
This guy was a little trooper.
The night before Easter we had a little girls night out and tried a new restaurant called The Rabbit Hole. It was underground and Alice in Wonderland themed. LOVED IT.

Look at those gals! We weren't having a good time a all. :)