Sunday, May 29, 2011
She was really sleepy early on in the night so we took her to her room to go to bed. Now this sweet little girl NEVER cries when you put her down to sleep. She is so very very good. But I think this was the moment that she realized that fun stuff goes on while she is sleeping. She screamed and screamed till we brought her back in the living room. And she stayed happily awake for the whole movie! Sadly this crying nonsense has continued all week. Where has my sweet little girl gone?
I know it is hard to believe but we have cut out just about all television watching at our house. We're trying to do movie night 2 times a month and then they get 1 hour on Wednesday and Thursday mornings (since that is our weekend). And it has been going amazingly well! Seriously hasn't been a problem, much to my amazement. The days seem a smidgen longer but really they have come up with lots to do. Of course much of it involves getting in trouble, so I could do without that. The first week of no TV they recreated the Great Pit of Carkoon in their bedroom (yes, I did just link to Wookieepedia). This involves a massive pile of stuffed animals between their beds enclosed with their step stools and their back packs. A pure and total mess if you can imagine. Then they try to jump from one bed to the other without falling into the pit. Chaos!! So movie night was a big hit, even if it was Alice in Wonderland. Have you seen it? That movie is weird!
Saturday, May 28, 2011
She's so very casual, right? I love her!!
Friday, May 27, 2011
Noah had one and it was such a mess we went straight to homemade bread sticks. And all Wy ever had was homemade. If you can believe it this little girl actually has turned down my banana bread sticks! Broke my heart just a smidge. So now she gets those awful store kind.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
I can't speak for all of the kids, but I know mine had a blast. They were especially excited that all of their friends were able to come. Most of the time half the people we know are sick on any given day, so this was a rare treat for them. It looks like we missed some shots of a few of the kids, so sorry if I didn't get them! I'm actually quite impressed with Joshua for having this many good shots with all those kids bowling at the same time.
Of course we had cake. Actually cupcakes, cause that is what Noah requested. I was able to make a cake tower for each of them, which makes me happy cause as much as I love combining them, I want them to know that they are each special and deserve their own! So of course Wy had chocolate and Noah wanted white. I was pleased with how the marshmallow fondant and bowling pins came out. Josh and I weren't sure there for a while as we molded them. But the red stripes helping pull them off as actually being bowling pins. I love how serious Wyatt gets about blowing out candles!
The boys each got their own bowling pin which all of their friends signed. Where I am going to keep these, I have no idea. Right now they are still clunking around in the back of the van. :)
And of course, what party would be complete without presents? You know I am anti-opening-the-presents-at-the-party, but I made an exception this time. My house was just too messy to even let the grandparents come over afterwards to open. So we did it at the alley and it went better than I expected. Our friends were so generous and the boys just adore each toy. Wyatt's big wish list this year of course centered around balls and Hot Wheels type toys. And Noah was all super hero - lots of Thor and Iron Man. And what about Annie?
Well, she was not such a fan of the party. She fussed and was quite unhappy most of the time. Till she puked all over herself and then cried herself to sleep. I guess bowling is not her thing! :) And that concludes the longest post ever!
Can I tell you with all that has been going on I really can hardly remember Easter? All I know is that I was so happy I had bought outfits and Easter basket stuff months before so I didn't have any last minute scrambling. And it was so nice Josh was home to go to church with us, even if it was because he has leukemia. :) Could they possibly be any cuter? Very hard to get a shot of all three of them looking at the camera, and then girly had to stick her thumb in her mouth.
I just wanted to post a few of the shots we took of them in their cute clothes - hopefully I can blog the rest of the Easter events later in the week. Geeze, I have a lot to catch up on!
Sunday, May 08, 2011
You know at the Marlatt house we like the water, but only water our toes can touch the bottom in! So the boys are completely happy still playing in blow up pools, which makes my life so easy! I love being able to take them just into the yard and still have a good time. So it was quite an event when Grandma and Grandpa set up the pools at their house for the first time of the "summer". They even got Annie girl her own little tiny pool, which she LOVED! They have such a great set up with the slide into the little pool, another big pool for swimming, and then a tiny pool for Annie. And of course tons of water toys and guns! No wonder they beg all day to go to Grandma and Grandpa's house!
Of course, you know who had to get right into the tiny pool with her. The girl never gets a moments peace!