Monday, July 21, 2014

Walking, Walking, Just Keep Walking

So this past week after gaining five pounds over my anniversary weekend. I decided it was time to start working on losing weight. Well, I love taking walks with the kiddos so off we went. The first day we walked over five miles...oops. It was too much too soon. Then it's been two to three miles a day either with the kids or by myself. I am loving it and so far really getting into losing the weight...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Anniversary Weekend!

So Stephen and I had planned that we would have a stay-cation of sorts for our fifth year anniversary. My mom was brave enough to watch the kiddos for three days two nights while we were gone. It was Miles first time to be away from me overnight so it was different. Stephen and I left the day of our anniversary on the eleventh to check in to our hotel at Hawthorn. Though before we got there we had to stop by 7-11 to pick up our free slurrpies. It's kind of a tradition to do that on our anniversary every year. Our room was really nice at the hotel and we settled in. We decided to watch a couple of food network television then head out to swim in the pool for an hour. We came back and were ready to go out to eat for dinner which we decided when we left that we would eat at Oklahoma Joes...but...we ended up eating at Longhorn Steakhouse instead. It was so very good. We then headed to Barns Noble and I was able to get two books while I was there and Stephen even picked up a book for himself. We then stopped at Yankee Candles (because Stephen and I love candles. Let's just say our first date ever was picking out a scent of candle that we consider our relationship candle) We spent an hour there smelling different candles and talking to the ladies that worked there. We bought some things there and then we picked up snacks for our hotel room. That night...you would have thought we would have slept but most of the night we relaxed and watched more food network shows. Saturday, we got up early and headed to breakfast. We then relaxed until the stores opened up where we hung out for the rest of the day. It just happened that they were having a huge sidewalk sale. I was able to get a couple of shirts, a vera wang wallet for myself and my mom, and some other things. Stephen was able to get five video games at a store there. We even had panera's for lunch and cookies later on for dessert. That night after a swim we headed out to have Macroni Grill for supper. We just happened to have the manager for our waiter and treated Stephen and I to free dessert for our anniversary. We then headed to some more stores and then picked up two slices of cheesecake from the cheesecake factory. That night we were able to get some sleep which was nice. It was a really nice weekend to have just the two of us and be able to spend it with my husband. On our tenth we are planning to make it a Branson week. Kendra

Friday, July 11, 2014

5th Year Anniversery!

5 years
1,826 days
43,824 hours
2,629,440 minutes
157,766,400 seconds
2 cities 6 moves
2 children
2 honeymoons
1 temple marriage
1 sealing of the family
Eternal marriage=eternal family

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Fourth of July

This fourth of July we decided it was best to not go to the firework show her in Olathe. So we bought some poppers to go with the kids. The kids loved it. Also we went on a breakfast picnic with my mom's ward.

More First!

So Ginny had a lot of first this last couple of weeks. She had her first dental x-rays and her teeth cleaned for the first time. We found out that she has several really bad teeth and will be having sugery on August 1st on her mouth.

Then she was able to get her hair cut for the first time.

Ginny also had the chance to ride a pony for the first time.

Learning is Fun!

So one of the things with two toddlers is that you are teaching them all new things a lot of the time. Most of the time it can be a lot of fun and others it's challenging and messing for me (the mom).

We work on learning some sign language with Signing Time. I have a set time in the day where it's quiet time. I usually have something for the kids to watch on television. I try to make it educational like Signing Time. Both of my kids love it and have actually try to sign with the characters. I also learn along with it as well.

Miles learns that rocks are dirty and really fun to play in.

Reading is an important part of our day. I read books to them and they also have a time where they explore the books that we have by themselves. Also before bed they get read to.

Ginny is learning how to help around the house. So far she puts silverware in the dishwasher. She wipes down the table after each meal. She holds the dustpan while I sweep the floor, she even brushes her brother's hair. She also takes care of her clothes by making sure her clothes and miles gets into the laundry bin.

Ginny is starting to cook with the family and she is loving it.

We learn about rain by playing in the rain during the day.

We are starting some preschool things with Ginny. She been working on learning how to write letters and even use a scissors.

We do some sensoring things to learn about how things work and feel.

We watch animals in the backyard.

We also work on our fine motors.