Thursday, August 30, 2012

Owen Turns Three

Monday was a big day for Owen! He turned 3 yrs old! I can not believe he is already three! I sometimes forget how old and smart he is because he doesnt talk. So this birthday really snuck up on me. We didnt do too much... just a few family BBQs and one with some friends too. I sure love this little man.
  We started his day off by taking him to get a speech assessment, it unfortunately went better then expected... which means now we have to wait and see if he gets PUF funding and an aide to go to preschool with him. We are praying that everything works out. 3 also means we are in the throws of potty training.... it sucks. Owen is so stubborn he doesnt want to stop what he is doing... so there are many accidents. BLARGH!
Opening Presents!

Blowing out his candle! He was really concerned at first that we were bringing fire so close to him.

 
His cool new shirt from Aunty Mel. It says Yippee Im 3!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Craft Time!!!

  I have been trying to fit in craft time for ages!! I finally completed a project! Im super excited about it! I found the project on an awesome blog I follow here: http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/2012/04/diy-casserole-tray.html She has tons of fun ideas!
   I whipped a couple up... one for me and one for 'someone' at christmas time!
What do you think???
 

Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Zoo

   Calgary has a pretty decent zoo... I mean it doesnt compare to the Houston Zoo, which had animals that I hadnt even heard of... but its still pretty decent. I love zoos. I have tried and tried and tried to convince my kids to enjoy the zoo too. I havent been successful at all! What kid doesnt love watching animals?!?! JAXON... he loathes the zoo.. he wants to get in and out of there as soon as possible. Any time I stop to look at something he says "Lets keep moving on!"
  I thought I had Owen convinced that zoos are cool... but now not so much. I dont think he hates them... but just not his thing.  My kids are way too active for the zoo I guess.
  But I still drag them there every once and a while.
There favorite part of the zoo is the giant park in the center of it. Owen loves the slides

Jaxon loves to climb... owen would too but he is just a little too short.

They do love the telephones that tell you about the animals...but Im not sure if they actually listen and learn anything... or if they just like holding them up to their ears

Owen has gotten very independant the last little while... he insists on putting his sunglasses on by himself and he insists they do on up side down...

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Guest Post

Guess what?!?! My friend Brooke over at the awesome blog Creating Comfort (www.hiretoinspire.blogspot.com) was kind enough to let me post a review of a awesome new book on her blog!
   Brooke's Blog is awesome! I love it! She has tons of fun giveaways and always keeps me updated on fun new reads! If you havent already head over and take a look! Of course you will have to read my review of Tigers in Red Weather!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Telus Spark

   A little while ago Calgary got a new Science Centre. We finally checked it out this summer. I am so sad it took us so long to go. It is amazing!!!! Its called Telus spark and it is easily Jaxon and Owen's (and Tim's) favorite place to visit now. We are lucky and have season passes so we get to go alot! It is a little expensive, but no more so then other tourist attractions in town. WHY DOES IT COST SO MUCH TO DO FUN THINGS?!?! Admission is $20 for grown ups and like $12-15 (or something like that) for kids... kids under 3 are free. But really its awesome
   They have one gallery called the Creative Kids gallery. its a giant play room. There is a climbing struction, a climbing wall. a theatre, a water station, a toddler zone and tons of little tables with magnets, and bulding blocks, and letter cubes, etc the list goes on and on!!!
  The other galleries are a little more grown up. meaning they have more infomation and learning, but they always have hands on stuff to go with it. So my kids love those galleries too. In the energy one there is a treadmill you walk on to generate electricity and a set up where you bounce balls down drums. Its all just so awesome!!
These blue foam blocks are in the foyer. My Kids love building towers.

Jaxon was building a fortress of solitude.

What a couple of nuts!

Making patterns

Playing in the water!
 I would highly recommend going!!!
  
 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Bubbles with Mama

When I had Rohn (7weeks ago now!) my mom was awesome and come into town to help me out. My boys adore their Mama and they definately ran her through the ringer. Im pretty sure she slept great at night after playing with them all day. One thing they loved to do was blow bubbles in the backyard.
Owen is really noisy when he blows bubbles... he cant just blow.. he sorta hums and gets louder inorder to make bigger bubbles. It cracks me up!


Jaxon is a pro bubble blower.
We are sad that mama and papa are back in Texas... Jaxon tells me everday how much he loves mama (and papa) and hopes they come back soon!
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