Tuesday, March 31, 2015

March March March

Goodness,  March has been busy! We've been working hard (starting the process of packing up our house and getting it ready to sell.....it's officially on the market TODAY!) and playing hard.

Here is a picture summary of what we did in March.


Ben and I went on a Skiing date. Night skiing.


We went to the Lego Americana Road Show. It was pretty cool, they had ten national monuments replicated in legos. They were huge too. The Capitol building was 30 feet long, and the Liberty Bell was true to life size (it was my favorite.) There was so much detail too. The Lincoln Memorial even had the Lincoln statue inside! Also, they had a zone where you could build your own cars and then race them down a ramp. Ellie and Aiden both loved that.









We also celebrated a few birthdays! My Dad, Ben, and Logan all have birthdays in March. Here are a few pictures from Logan's party.




Haha. This is the present Ellie wrapped for Logan. The present inside is a roll of wrapping paper :) 

Apparently we were all on the same brainwave. The six of us all showed up to the party wearing the same color. 



Other things we've done include: Making LOTS of messes, and taking LOTS of baths. 



Painting 




Aiden got a new car seat, and can now face forward. 


Haha, this one has a great story behind it. So one morning I was upstairs putting Aiden down, and Ben was down with Ellie. Well, in the two minutes he went to the bathroom, she decided to turn our kitchen into an ice skating rink. She dumped out a container of sprinkles (the round kind that roll everywhere and reduce friction!) all over the floor then put plastic sandwich bags on her feet and skated around the room. Pretty funny :)  This is what Aiden's feet looked like when he woke up and stepped on some of the sprinkles that we hadn't cleaned up yet. Our feet all looked like this :) 

We found a new giant slide. Ellie loved it! So did Aiden! 

Ellie and I went on a mommy-daughter date to get cupcakes and pick out some flowers to plant in our yard. 


Ells really likes to watch the rain. 

She also really likes to use herself as a human canvas :) 

For some reason, Aiden LOVES the broom. No idea why, but every chance he gets he'll sneak into the laundry room and snatch it. Then he'll just walk around with it for as long as we let him. 
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Snuggles and loves. 



This is how Aiden likes to go to sleep. Finley in one arm, Oakey in the other, and his softie by his head. 

Ellie and I "sleeping" on the stairs. She really wanted us to pretend to take a nap there for some reason. I LOVE her pretend sleep face :) She scrunches it up and half closes her eyes. 
Please excuse my ridiculously messy hair! 

Aiden found some chocolate during nap time and made a mess!


He's just getting toooooooo big!! 

We've been going on a lot of walks lately. We've gone on a few around campus. This is Ellie relaxing under a pretty tree. 


The above-mentioned pretty tree

Checking out the ducks and turtles. 



A couple weeks ago we went to check out the magnolias on campus, something I do every year. I love those trees. SO much. Ellie liked them too :) 





We also recently re-did our floors. We did the entry way, downstairs bathroom, and also the upstairs bathroom. We painted the upstairs bathroom too. It was a cheap project, because we got the flooring FREE! How awesome is that. We were looking in the remnants section to see if we could find something cheap, and we did. We went home to make sure the color would work. By the time we came back it was gone. Ben asked the guy if he had any more remnants, and he said no, but he said had had a bunch of stuff in the back he just needed to clear out because he needed the space, so he just gave it to us! Sweet. Also, the paint was a mis-tint at lowes, so it was $3.00 for the gallon. 

Before. (ugly blue, laminate floor; and the two parts of the bathroom were different colors.)



During. Daddy's little helper.


After. 
SO much better. 





We LOVE our new floors!  

I don't have pictures of the downstairs bathroom or entryway. 


Blowing bubbles. 

Reading at Grandma's house. 

Ellie really likes to take pictures with my phone. Here's one she took of Tyler and Monica. Not bad for a 2 year old! 

Horsey rides

Ellie set up her Sofia figurines to watch Sofia with her. Silly miss!

Caught sneaking cake!

sweet sleeping man


Making muffins

Playing in boxes


Festival of colors! For Ben's birthday date we went to the festival of colors. We've been meaning to go for years, but every year something has come up. We were so glad we got to go finally! 




This was great. Ben was taking a picture of my back, and a little boy came and threw color at me at just the right time. Made for a cool picture :) 





This poor tree! Most colorful blossoms I've ever seen though! 



Now what are the chances of this? There we were, in the midst of a color festival, and a white butterfly lands on Ben. Very cool! 


I thought this was cool....Ben's eyelashes were pink! 

We had a great month!