Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Our Elf on The Shelf

Kalen and Lucas finally got to meet Our Elf.  He has been patiently waiting for about two years to come visit.  I wanted to wait till at least Kalen would understand him and actually look for him each day.  He showed up a few days before Thanksgiving, because he knew we wouldn't be home. Clever little Elf.  He showed up during nap time and brought with him marshmallows and a box of rice krispies so we could make Rice Krispy treats.  Kalen was way more interested in the marshmallows at the time. 
After we made Rice Krispies we sat down and read the book that came with the Elf.  He still didn't exactly understand that the Elf would leave at night to go see Santa.  I think he kinda understands now.  We also watched the movie, The Elf on the Shelf, an Elf's story.  He loved the movie.
Our next task was to get our Elf a name.  This took a few days.  I thought for sure his name would be, Frank.  He calls a lot of things Frank right now.  Surprisingly that wasn't his name.  The hubs and I would point to the Elf at random times and ask who it was.  Kalen started responding with Santa. We think he was slightly confused because we keep telling him that he goes and sees Santa.  So one day when The hubs came home from work Kalen told us it was , Chris King.  We have no idea where he got this from and we thought it was funny he gave him a last name.  We think he was maybe trying to say Chris Kringle.  So we went with Chris although he still calls him Santa also. 
He loves Chris and freaks out when he finds him.  Lucas actually found him first one morning and was screaming at him. 
Since we can't touch him he has mostly come back to pretty high places.  I don't want to tempt the kids to play with him since he does look like a toy  (A slightly freaky looking toy).  The one day he was in arms length Kalen would run up to Lucas and tell him "No touch, Wiscus!"

Here are some pictures of where Chris/Santa has been so far
Waiting for the Boys to get up!!

Kalen found him, trying to get all the marshmallows without touching the Elf

Hanging upside down on the garland. This was the day Lucas spotted him

Chris hanging with the Snowman
Chris hanging out with some wedding pictures

Pretending to be an ornament

Sitting on top of the entertainment center

Monday morning he dyed our Milk green!!! Crazy little Elf.  I told him to keep his shenanigans to a minimum since he has to keep this gig for a while, he doesn't want to run out of them. 
Silly Chris.. dying our Milk Green!!!

When Kalen asked for Milk Monday morning I opened the fridge and he saw Chris attached to the Milk.  He first told me he was stuck.  Chris only used two tiny drops of Milk so our Milk isn't super green and you can't really notice till you get it out of the fridge.  Kalen was laughing and dancing.  He was so shocked Chris dyed our milk green.  When I went to pour the milk in the boys cups, he told me "Careful, No touch." Such a cutie.  He was also telling Lucas that the Elf was silly and so funny!! He has been back multiple times to the fridge to check on Chris. 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Thanksgiving Week

We sure had a busy couple of days!! We had a lot of fun though.  Our original plans for Thanksgiving were going to be just staying at our house and having a small dinner.  However the Hubs found out he also got off Wednesday so we decided to go to Orlando and spend the holiday with his family. 
We left after he got off work Tuesday and had plans to get up early Wednesday get breakfast with my "biggie" (sorority big sister) and then head to Islands of Adventure. 
Wednesday morning we had breakfast at the slowest Denny's on the planet, seriously I could not even imagine if they had more than 4 full tables.  After we were all full we headed over to Islands of Adventure, this was a pretty exciting trip because Kalen was actually Tall enough to ride the bigger kid coasters.  As soon as we got in we headed towards the Harry Potter part of the theme park and Kalen & I got in line for the Hippogriff Roller Coaster.  Our wait wasn't to bad and he did great in line.  Of course he collected a few leaves while we waited, and they made it all the way through the ride as well.  He has a new fascination with leaves that started at The Gator Game.  We got to the front of the line and climbed in to a cart.  The only thing that stinks about these rides is the fact there is one bar.  So the bar stops as soon as it hits my legs, leaving Kalen free to fly right out.  So I just turned and placed my leg over his and pulled him close.  I really had no idea how he would feel about the roller coaster, being that he has no control of his body which was moving around.  I had a pretty tight grip on him the whole time so he didn't move much.  I yelled "weeeee" the whole time so he would understand that roller coasters are not "scary" they are "fun." I put those in quotes cause I know riding a roller coaster is not fun for everyone.  He yelled "weeee" the whole time too, but I'm still not quite sure how he feels about them.

Waiting in line
Heading to the top!!
 After the ride we headed over to the Butterbeer cart and got a few and camped out in front of Honey Dukes, which is the candy shop in HP world.  We always get butterbeers and I fill up a candy bag full of Lemon drops and other yummy treats.  So while we were slurping down our drinks Kalen was watching the Chocolate Frog open and close in the window and he thought the Froggie was hilarious so we got him one of his own. 

Nom Nom Nom

Daddy getting some Chocolate Frog!!

He was making him Ribbit

We rode a few rides in Dr. Suess land and then headed home.  The nice thing about passes is we can go for a few hours and leave!!

Riding the Caro-Seuss-el

Thursday of course was Thanksgiving and the boys were going full blast at 9am.  They never left the porch all day!! They had so much fun playing with their aunts, uncles, and cousins. I really have no idea how they made it.  They did get a tad cranky around 6, but nothing a bowl of icecream wouldn't fix! haha I only got a few pictures of them because they were pretty much blurs all day. Daddy also sent Kalen and his cousin Blase on a flight while they were in Cozy coupes.

Here is a video of what was happening!
Anytime the cars would touch the ground they both would start yelling "Fly!!!"

After dinner Mike's parents set up a few "Minute to Win It" Games and we got into couples and hashed it out.  We ended up tieing with Mike's Sister and her husband, but neither of us wanted to compete again so we ended in a tie.  The Games were so much fun and Kalen and his cousin Blase got in on a couple of games and I have a video of them shaking ping pong balls out of a tissue box!! They were too cute.
We ended up heading home after we did a little black Friday shopping so we could still have a little weekend!!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Kalen at the Swamp

My mom who came up for the weekend also gave up her ticket to the Gator game.  So the hubs and I decided we would bring Kalen.  The weather was suppose to be in the high 60s and it was the last home game of the season.  We figured the weather would be perfect for him because every other game this season was hot, seriously I left every game a hot sweaty mess!! I went in with not so big expectations.  I was sure we would be leaving early and really had no idea what he would do being confined to a seat for a few hours.  He did great and he loved every minute of the day.  He had been to a game previously but he was only about 6 months old and slept through most of it.  So this was a whole new experience for him. 
For the past couple of days I have been asking him if he wanted to go see the Gators play.  He always said yes and would add "Alligators play, football play."  Last night (Friday) when we put him to bed I said we would go see the gators play tomorrow (Saturday).  When he woke up this morning he told me "Mommy Alligators play, Football." While my mom got him changed from the night I went to go finish getting ready.  In the time I left his room and went into mine, he freaked out.  He thought I had left him. :(  We left the house around 9:15, made a stop at Dunkin Donuts to get some coffees and donuts and then headed to Gainesville.  We got in around 10:30 parked and started walking to the stadium. 

Excited little mister!! Going to see the Gators Play
Getting carried by daddy

On our way he found some piles of leaves and had to pick one out, not a problem until he dropped it and we had to double back to get to it.  The leaf made it all the way home along with one we picked up on the way back to the car.  Our first stop before the game was the Albert and Alberta statue outside the Alumni center.  He was so cute getting his picture taken!
Kalen with the Statue (yes that is the leaf in his hand)

We headed over to the Booster tailgate which was inside the O Dome.  Kalen filled up on lots of junk food, a souvenir cup of popcorn, chips, cookies, and lemonade.  He was in heaven.  While we were waiting, the volleyball players started practicing, so we went and watched them for awhile.  We figured we would try and stay here as long as possible since he wasn't getting bored.  Once we left we met some friends outside the stadium and chatted for a little bit. We had to wait on my hubs friend to get there with his ticket, since Kalen was using my moms.  Mike left to go get his ticket and Kalen and I headed in.
He was in complete awe when we walked in.  He pointed out every alligator he saw. Needless to say he said alligator a lot.  (He also pointed out all the Alligator cars on the way in, which is any car with a Gator sticker on it).  We got to our seats and he sat right next to me and was just looking around taking everything in.  We watched all the seniors come out and he clapped for them, it was pretty cute.  Then he got to experience some cheers, yes we do these at home during the games but its much more exciting at the game.  He loved when each side of the stadium yelled the teams colors.  The Student section yells Orange then our side yells Blue.  He ended up yelling Blue long after the cheer was over.  He also yelled 'Go Gators' a lot.  We said the Pledge and sang the National Anthem and even got a Flyover, Kalen loves planes so his eyes lit up when they flew over, the Jets got lots of "Wows".  It was then time for the players to run out of the tunnel.  On the Jumbo tron you start watching Gators in their swamps swimming around, which led to "Mommy, alligators".  Then all the players came running out.  "Wow, mommy look". I walked him down to the wall so he could see the players warm up and say their prayers in the end zone.  He was just completely amazed.  It was so neat to see what I've been watching for 20ish years through his eyes.  Everything was about the coolest thing he had ever seen. Just seeing the field was so neat, the flags, the band, he just loved everything.  He watched and cheered through most of the first quarter and then he pulled out his leap pad (I packed it along with a phone for movies, I wanted to be prepared if he became disinterested in the game). He played on it for a little while and then we got him some cotton candy.  The cotton candy kept his interest for quite awhile, all the way through halftime.

 Luckily we had some extra seats in our row, so Michael got to sit with us.  At the beginning of the second quarter Albert started making his way toward our section so I took him down to the wall and he got to meet Albert!! He loved him!
Kalen with Albert

He came back and sat in his seat and began playing with our tickets and I had tickets from previous games so he was making it rain tickets while staying in his seat area.  We decided to change his scenery and we headed over to the student section where Mike's friend was.  At the end of the game the Players gather near the student section and sometimes jump on the wall with the students. We thought Kalen would like to see that.
On our way over we stopped to get a picture with a giant Gator head.
Kalen looks so small (the remaining cotton candy is in his hand)

Kalen got a lot more room over here so he was moving up and down the row in front of us.
Sitting.. for a moment
We moved a few rows down at the end of the game hoping to see a few players up close.  After the players sang the fight song they started walking down by the students and giving everyone high fives.  A student moved out of the way and let Kalen get on the wall and he leaned over and got to High five Jon Bostic (who got a pick 6 in the game)  I tried to get a picture when he was walking over but if I let go of Kalen he would have fell right onto Bostic because he was leaning so far over.  I thought it was pretty neat, he just knew he high fived a Gator.  He then saw Alberta so we waited for her to walk down.  A cop actually asked if we were waiting for her and then went down and got her.  He was excited.

Kalen and Alberta

This little mister had a blast.  I never thought we would make it through the whole game.  They end up being 3-3 1/2 hours long, I mean keeping a toddler engaged in anything that long is hard let alone when he only has a seat cushion of space during the span of time.  He never once cried, had a meltdown, or asked to go.  He was the happiest kid all day,  and we were gone for over 9 hours.  I was beyond shocked.  I also never expected him to sit and watch the whole game, which was why mommy came prepared with a phone, leap pad and some snacks.  He only played with the leap pad for about 10 mins.  He imagination did come out big time, the tickets he was playing with became monsters at one point. When we moved over to the student section his sippy cup became a rocket that was blasting off , flying around, crashing, and landing.  He ended up watching a decent amount of the game too, with lots of cheering.

We left the game and Kalen gave a few Go Gator cheers on the way out.  We got to the car and he did not even last 5 mins, he passsed out!
Passed out with socks on his hands
He slept for about an hour and as soon as we got home he blasted off. I seriously have no idea where the energy came from.  Maybe he stored up the sugar from the cotton candy and released it when we got home.  But from the time we got home till bed time he was going full speed. 

I leave you with his jammies...
His "alligators jersey"
Whether or not he remembers his "first" game I know I will.  I seriously had a blast with him today and I know Michael did too.  Can't wait to take him to more games.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Date Night with the Hubs

Well its been quite awhile since I last posted! Sorry.. we have been doing lots.  Blogging has been the last thing on my mind, both my boys are super active and always on the go no matter what is happening.  We went to  Mickeys Not So Scary in Sept, The Pumpkin patch in the beginning of Oct, went Trick or Treating on Halloween, and went to a Fall Farm Festival.  Hopefully in the next couple of days I can get some posts up with pictures of everything we've been doing.

This weekend my mom came down and watched both boys Friday night so the Hubs and I could go on a date night.  Woo hoo we don't get out alone often.  We went to see Twilight: Breaking Dawn part 2 and loved it, they did a pretty decent job with the last movie and although its been awhile since I've watched all the movies this one might be my favorite of them all. We did have a man sitting behind us that was sleeping during the previews..well about a 2/3 of the way through he started giving side comments which were hilarious (we figured that maybe that's when he woke up).  We were laughing at everything he said.  I wanted to ask him for his number so whenever we go see movies we can bring him along. 
The second part of our date was to go out to dinner.  We could not figure out where to go at all. We must of sat in the parking lot for 10 mins trying to figure out where to eat.  We wanted to go some place that we wouldn't normally take the kids, to make it special. We ended up at Longhorn, The hubs had actually never eaten there and I hadn't eaten there since sometime in high school.  Well both our steaks were Ahhmazing.  We haven't had really good steaks when eating out in awhile, so it was super nice.    We both laughed in the middle of dinner cause we actually got to talk to each other. Usually one of us is trying to stop Lucas from throwing food on the floor, and Kalen from crawling under the table, stop him from taking off the top of his cup so he can get to the ice. 
 Our next stop was Target.  I mean really who goes to Target on a date night, we do!! Going to Target kid less is awesome.  I managed to browse through the clothing section and the shoes.  We actually walked out with nothing, which I am pretty sure is a first for us. 
We ended our date at a frozen yogurt shop, Mochi.  Which I love and could probably eat everyday.  We had a nice night together.  Its nice to go do things without the kids every once in awhile. 

Saturday we took Kalen to a Gator Football game.. which I will write about next!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

My Two and a half year old got harassed

Today was going to be a normal run errands kind of day.  Lucas had a 15 month Dr visit and then we would go to the craft store.  Our day was moving along nicely, we finished Lucas' checkup and then headed to our first craft store.  They were out of what I needed so I thought I would try the Joann's down the street.  As I am getting out of the car and open Kalen's door to get him out a man starts yelling at me across the parking lot.  I ignore him and finish getting the kids out of the car.  I walk over to the cart return and put the boys in a cart.  The man is still yelling at me.  He is yelling as loud as he can that 'The Gators suck'.  I have never been a sports fan that says or does Rude things to other teams fans.  I am sure there has been the occasional brag or taunting, but it has only been done to people I know and its never Rude.  So I continue to ignore this Rude man.

As I continue to walk into the store I hear "Hey lady with the Gator tag and blue car, the Gators Suck." He repeats this phrase a few times and I have yet to acknowledge him or glance in his direction.

We finally make it inside, and I am shocked that this man continued to yell at me through the parking lot.  I have two kids with me and the guy can see that. So I have no idea why he felt the need to keep yelling at me. 

As I am pushing the cart the man has gotten out of his car and followed me into the Joann's.  This man has clearly lost his mind. He pushes my shoulder and continues to yell "The Gators Suck" at me.  I am just pushing my cart along and trying to get away from him.  He then tells me to look at his shirt, and starts saying "Roll Tide, Roll Tide, Baby." Of course this man is an Alabama fan, this is not the first time I have encountered a Rude Alabama fan.  I know every team has fans that are rude and generally do not fit the overall Fandom of that team, but I have encountered quite a few rude Alabama fans. 

Since I have been ignoring him he decided to yell at Kalen, "Your Mommy picked a crappy team to root for, you're gonna grow up liking a Sucky team, the Gators Suck." Luckily Kalen was more interested in pushing our cart than paying any attention to this man.  I was so pissed he started talking to Kalen.

Usually when I encounter a rude person I always walk away thinking I should have said something. And later I think of ten different things I could have said.  So I was actually shocked I said something.  I got Kalen's attention and said loudly enough so the man could hear, "That's what White Trash looks like." The man clearly heard me and turned around to give me a dirty look.

Was this my best Mommy moment, No.  Do I regret saying what I said, No.  I am sure there was a better thing to say to him. But I doubt he would have listened or done anything different.  I am sure this wasn't his first time harassing a fan of a different team.  My Mom said I should have just yelled "Rape" over and over again in the store.  This probably would have been pretty funny and really got the mans attention.  But who knows what other choice words he would have yelled at me or my kids.

I can just hope that I raise Kalen to be a good sport about his team, have pride in the team he likes but, never be rude to another teams fans, or be Rude period to anyone.  That he would have an understanding that everyone likes different teams, I mean it would be pretty boring if everyone liked the same team. 

This man could have just said, "Roll Tide" in the parking lot and left it alone.  He didn't need to repeatedly yell Sucks with my kids around.  He definitely did not need to even talk to my kids.  He clearly lacked any common sense if he thought it was at all appropriate to yell like that to someone, let alone a woman with two young kids with her. 

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Picture Coasters

I made two sets of picture coasters as Christmas gifts last year. I never posted pictures of them when I made them since they were gifts. But, since people say its "Christmas in July" I felt it would be appropriate to post them now.
They are pretty easy to make and my mom and dad loved them!

White tissue paper
Mod Podge
Paint brush- I used the foam brushes
Blank tile coasters- I bought two packages of the travertine tiles from Home Depot, I believe there were 6 in each although there could have been more. They only cost a few dollars for a package
Clear acrylic sealer- comes in a spray paint can
Felt feet- I bought the sticker kind, easy to put on. So they don't scratch whatever surface you place them on

You also need a printer and tape.

Start out by picking out a picture per coaster. I picked two of each boy, since I was making a set of four.
Once you have your pictures picked out you need to print them on the tissue paper.
To do this tape a piece of your tissue paper to a piece of printer paper. Then print the picture as usual. I printed mine in black and white and loved how they turned out.
Once you have your pictures, lay out the tissue paper over the tile (I trimmed the excess picture off to make it fit over the tile.) Some tiles are really porous and the tissue paper will rip so I would choose a less porous tile out of the bunch.
Using the foam brush Mod Podge the the tissue to the tile. Use two/three coats letting each coat dry before applying the next.
Once you have applied the ModPodge spray the acrylic sealer on top to protect the coaster. I used three coats to be on the safe side. Let dry. I let them dry on our porch over night.
I added four felt feet to the bottom of each coaster (one in each corner).

They should now be ready to use or gift! Enjoy
Kalen's 1st Bday Picture
Lucas at Christmas
Lucas about 2 weeks old
Kalen at the Fall Festival

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

JELL-O Cookies

I saw these Jell-O Cookies on pinterest and decided to make them to take with us on the Fourth of July.  Here is the original site that I followed. I put Lucas in for his nap and Kalen and I had Mommy son time making and playing with our Jell-O cookies.  Since we were making these cookies to take and share Kalen got a separate batch to play with before we baked them.  He really enjoyed making the cookies with Mommy.  I will post the recipe at the bottom after pictures.  I am sure these will become a favorite to make in our house since there are so many flavors to try out.
The cookies turned out great, I didn't really know what to expect.  They were definitely different, but good.  It's crazy because the cookies taste fruity from the Jello and I think you just expect a suagr cookie taste. I used Berry Blue, Lemon, Cherry, and Cherry Lemonade Jell-O.
Mixing the Flour and Baking Powder

Dumping the sugar in

Kneading playing with the dough

So Proud

Testing his creation

Lucas approves

Our Red, White, and Blue Jell-O cookies (Cherry, Lemon, and Berry Blue Jell-0 flavors)

*3.5 Cups of Flour
*1 tsp Baking Powder
*1.5 cups salted butter-softened
*1 cup sugar
*1 egg
*1 tsp Vanilla
* 4 pkgs of Jell-O (you pick your flavors)

  1. Beat butter in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Blend in egg and vanilla. Mix flour and baking powder in a separate bowl. Gradually beat in flour mixture.
  2. Divide dough into 4 sections. Sprinkle 2 Tb of jello onto each section. Knead together with dough. You can add food coloring to make the colors bolder.
  3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in the extra jello from the packets. Place, 2 inches apart, on baking sheets. Flatten with bottom of bowl.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 min at 350 on lined baking sheets. Cool on baking sheets 2 min. Remove to wire racks and cool completely.

This makes about 2 dozen cookies.  I had more because my cookie balls were not the same size.

Monday, July 9, 2012

July 4th Fun

My favorite Holiday has come and gone! I absolutely love everything about the 4th, celebrating America, hanging with family, eating BBQ, being outside, and the best part the Fireworks.  This year we headed up to Jacksonville and then headed down to the St. Augustine area and headed to my Step dads sisters rental on Vilano Beach. 
We spent all day outside either at the beach or at the pool.  Neither of the boys have been to the beach so I was really excited to see how they reacted to everything.  Both boys immediately ran for the Ocean.  We tried to tell Kalen to slow down and wait for us but he was clearly way too excited and a wave tackled him right when he made it to the water and as soon as he stood back up another one got him.  Kalen didn't really enjoy that what so ever, so he took himself back up to the tent and was content on digging in the sand for a while.  Lucas however is a fish and stayed out in the ocean with Daddy for ever.  He was hanging out on a boogie board and wiggling around in the Ocean.  After all the kids were done with the beach we spent the rest of the day in the pool.
Our night was caped off with a trip to the Vilano Beach Pier to watch the St. Augustine Fireworks.

Lucas heading to the water

Lucas with Daddy and Uncle Nole


Bubble break

"Yes" He was excited for the fireworks

Watching the Fireworks

Lucas loved the Fireworks, he kept saying "Wow"

Long day!! He barely made it off the pier

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Sweet Reads

Reading for fun!! Never in my life did I ever think I would read for fun. You can ask my mom, I am sure she is just as shocked.  In high school I hated reading.  I would do everything I could to not read a book.  I do not think I read one book I was required to, Cliff notes and the Internet were my friend, when I was having a test or doing a homework assignment on a book.  I probably spent more time trying to figure out books than if I actually read the book.  I mean homework was to only read a couple chapters a night. Seriously I couldn't even do that. I hated to Read. So much so that when I started taking AP classes in HS I refused to go into AP English. 
 I met my Hubby my freshman year of college and he loved reading.  His favorite is the Harry Potter series.  He was always trying to get me to read.  But I just didn't think I would like it much less enjoy it.  Fast forward through college and into our first year of Marriage about 5 1/2 years.  I still was not reading, I read my textbooks in school but that was the extent of my reading. Finally I decided to give HP a try.  The hubs was always saying it won't disappoint.  I had seen all but the last 3 movies (since the last book was two movies). So I pretty much knew the story line just not all the details that the movies left out.  So J.K. Rowling with her brilliant writing and my husbands persistence finally got me reading and I haven't stopped. I think deep down he regrets convincing me to read because I often keep him up at night with my light so I can read.  I quickly read through all 7 HP books, with the last two being my favs simply because I had no idea what was going to happen, since the movies were not out yet.
After HP I quickly read through the Twilight series.  I read books here and there for the next couple of years. I was part of two book clubs, yes me the girl who use to hate to read. So I was reading whatever was the book of the month.  Then the hubs got a Kindle for Xmas.  Needless to say this is the best invention ever.  I quickly stole his and read The Hunger Games, some random books I would get for free, and the Fifty Shades series.  Then the hubs bought me my own Kindle for Mother's Day so he could have his back.  I hardly put it down!! The library and amazon free books are my fav.  I have gotten so many books from there and I have yet to purchase a book for my kindle yet and it is stocked full of reads a lot of recent releases too. I recently got Sophia Kinsella's new book, I've got Your Number, and I loved it. 

I pretty much will read anything.  I love young adult books (teen books too), I have read all of Emily Giffin's books, Madeliene Wickhams (aka Sophie Kinsella), and most of Kristin Hannah. I began the Maze Runner Series, but it hasn't grasped my full attention and I haven't started the second yet. I'm reading a series about Vampires right now and I have a dystopian series waiting.  I have seriously read more books in the last 6 months than I have in my entire life!! I think I am up to 15 since the year began.

If you have read any good books lately let me know! I am always looking for something new and exciting to read.   

Monday, June 18, 2012

Father's Day Fun

We had lots of fun celebrating Daddy this weekend.  He had more of a weekend celebration than just a Sunday celebration.  But shouldn't we celebrate mommy and daddy all the time! Ha. The hubs is such a good daddy!! The boys and I love him so much and we couldn't have asked for anyone better!! He was celebrating his 3rd Father's Day! Four years ago I actually told him he was going to be a Father soon on Father's Day, which was also landed on our First anniversary. 
The family started off the fun with some fun outdoor time.  The kids played outside, we set up the bubble machine and then eventually the water sprinkler ball got turned on because everyone was a hot sweaty mess.  The boys love anything to do with water, and would probably play in some sort of water all day if allowed. 

Some pictures from our outdoor fun

Chasing the Bubbles everywhere

Big Bro taking Lucas for a ride

So Happy!!
We usually do dinner the night before to beat the huge rush of people.  Having two kids wait for a super long time to get to a table and then expect them to sit nicely for the whole dinner is just not ideal.  So we celebrate early for the kids sake and our sanity.  So we headed out to the hubs pick of the night BoneFish.
Lucas enjoying the chopsticks

Daddy and Kalen, he loved the bread
Sorry for the quality, forgot the camera, so we used the phone
Sunday I woke up with the kids got there breakfast going and then Kalen carried Daddy's gift to him.  The Hubs wanted fractional weights, so that's what he got. Ha ha.  He wanted Dunkin Donuts coffee and a bagel for breakfast. So off I went to make the hubs happy.  After we ate we headed back outside for some more water time fun.  The hubs has wanted a super soaker for awhile, so his wish was my command on Father's Day.  So he became a kid again while we were outside.

Kalen flailing himself in the pool

Daddy attacking the Kids

He is having so much fun

Helping Lucas shot his bro

Kalen figuring out the water gun

Of course we added the slide for more FUN!!
To finish off the day we had a little cookout and I made the Hubs a Chocolate cake with Peanut Butter Icing.  I could have just eaten the icing as if it was a dessert in its self.
Helping clean the utensils

Everyone gets some PB icing

Finished Cake
I will be uploading a lot more pictures on my facebook page!!