Okay we don’t get a lot of snow, or really any, but the boys really want snow. I saw an idea for an indoor snowball fight with paper balls and knew it would be a hit. We had a ton of fun and no one got cold and wet!
The Phoenix Symphony has a series of Saturday afternoon family friendly performances. It is a great way to introduce your kids to the symphony. Last Saturday we went to Tubby the Tuba. I chose this performance because there was an instrument petting zoo before the show. The boys loved getting to play some different instruments.
The boys sat pretty good for 4 year olds. A few more complaints then I would like, but overall good. Despite all the complaining and squirming Ezra did as if we could go back. On the way home I asked their favorite instruments. Ezra likes the Tuba and Noah the cello.
The boys and I went up to the botanical gardens today to see the spring butterfly exhibit before it ended. I love seeing the butterflies every time they visit. The boys are getting more into it the older they get. They wanted to learn the names of some of them this time. We also got to see a few lizards and a roadrunner. The boys insisted the roadrunner was a peacock and would not believe me. It is a bigger bird with a tail, so I see how they make the association. My favorite moment was when Noah playfully laid down right in the middle of a trail and covered his eyes and was hiding. I love the “if I can’t see you, you can’t see me” phase.
The Boys spent the weekend with Gma and papa at the cabin, They saw squirrels, a horned toad, and a tarantula! They rode the ATVs, ate a ton of mac & cheese and had a good time. We all went berry picking on sunday before bringing them home.
Ezra lasted about 10 minutes of dealing with thorns and finding the ripe ones. But lets just say Noah was in heaven! He was eating them as fast as he could pick them. Being the little genius that he is, he figured out mommy was picking faster, and had a large, full bag already going. So he moved on from the bushes to just getting handfulls out of moms bag. We think he ate a pound of raspberries in 20 minutes.
The last weekend of June the boys had their first ever sleep over. They went to Gamma and Papa’s cabin. I think this was hardest on mommy. They didn’t miss me one bit, or if they did they didn’t show it at all. It went really well for them and the grandparents, well as long as you don’t count getting up at 5 am and then thinking you don’t need a nap because there is just so much to do!
It went so well they are doing it again this weekend!
Every summer we try and escape some summer heat and head up to colorado to see Matt’s side of the family, see friends, and enjoy the beautiful views.
We also went up to Loveland to see Matt’s grandparents, and aunt and uncle.
Some photos and videos.
The Desert Botanical Gardens had a little pumpkin patch this weekend. Unfortunately to get to the pumpkin patch you had to do a hayride and the line was about an hour long. With three antsy toddlers we decided to skip that part. We had a nice time running around the garden and seeing some pumpkins on a truck.
Three toddlers in one photo? No one is ever looking.
Yesterday Grandma took the grandkids (plus her kids) to Chuck E. Cheese. It was the boys’ first time and they had a ton of fun! We were very lucky and had the run of the place. We played several games and no one was injured by the skee balls Abby was chucking. Noah loved putting the tokens in the machines, pretty much a game for him. Ezra road a couple of the rides and only got scared once.
Our little city had Stagecoach Days’ this weekend. We took the boys and enjoyed a nice morning in the park.
We also went over to the fire safety trailer and learned to be fire smart.
We also petted some of the local 4h club animals and played in the Montessori pre-school booth for a while (which the boys loved). Sorry no pics as we were also too busy playing. Matt also was able to do a little networking, life in a small city does have its benefits.