Steve's mom is great! She makes all the kids twin sized blankets with their names on them when they are born. James is sitting on his. I also asked her to make James a white blessing blanket to take to church which I just love.
We love that his little cheeks are getting chubby.
I picked these little booties up in Venice, Italy when I was pregnant with Evan. Good times!
Today was also cousin Briana's 8th birthday so Nana brought cake with little hidden treasures in each slice.
Evan loves to dress himself. He wants to wear his pants backwards... and his shirts backwards and inside out. It makes for some interesting conversations when out in public. And he loves his rain boots.... wears them every single day.
Evan about the same age in 2012
Evan wanted to show James his train set.
We have looked at this Lego magazine too many times!
Real life with a little boy.
Picked her up one of those new adult coloring books so she would leave mine alone. She can color for hours on end.
Steve gets home around 11 at night. He wants to come home and play with James.... sometimes right after I have gotten him to go to sleep.
It's just the three of them and me. Steve is super busy at work . They told him this week everyone has to start working Saturdays too. For the next few weeks they want everyone working 7 days a week. Honestly, with their long hours working so much I am not sure how anyone can be productive.
Sometimes the middle of the night is the only time James gets to see Steve.
Steve had planned to take the kids camping up at Big Bear. They were going to meet up with Steve's brother Greg and the kids. Steve left at 3 pm. We live about 2 1/2 hours away from Big Bear so they should have been there around 5:30pm.. It was raining and there was a ton of traffic. Steve called to tell me around 7pm that his phone was dying and they still had 80 miles to go. AWFUL! At 9pm they still hadn't arrived and I was getting real worried. I kept calling Greg to see if they showed up. Not yet. I told Greg they had 1 hour to show up before I sent the police out to look for them. There are not many railings along the side of the mountain and with bad weather it is horrible for driving... there is no visibility. I only worry when they give me cause to worry.
They finally showed up at 9:30pm. Ridiculous! I told Steve they should have just found any hotel... I wouldn't sit in the car that long. Turns out traffic was bad.... they were driving through the clouds on the mountain and couldn't see. Evan got carsick and barfed everywhere. And then it rained on them all night and they didn't sleep well. Steve said his feet weren't quite numb but it was super cold. He said it was the worst camping trip he has ever been on.
But the kids had fun.
Evan wanted to roast marshmallows and have hot cocoa... which he spilled all over him. There went his second and final set of clean clothes. Had to wear Hailey's clothes the rest of the day.