Friday, June 17, 2011

Summer Fun-Friday!

I finally made my cute little summer board! I know its not amazingly cute or fancy but I LOVE it!

Painting the sidewalk with water!

Playing in the pool with Matthew!

Filling the pool with water!

We had family come in from Missouri and Idaho tonight. We spent the evening at Gma and Gpa Overtons house visiting and watching all the kids play!

My great aunt and uncle came from Missouri.

My cousin Wayne, his wife, and their five boys ages 5mo's to 9years old!

W and B had so so much fun playing with all of them!

Unfortunately I was having so much fun talking and visiting that I didn't take a single picture! I'll have to steal some from my mom...

On the way home I asked the boys if they had fun playing with the "big boys" and they both threw their arms in the air and yelled "YESSSSS!"

Summer Fun--Late Thursday!

Thursday was a busy day for us!

And as I'm sure most of you ran to your computers last night desperately wondering what we Carlson's had been up too yesterday, I sincerely apologize!!

We headed out bright and early to the Folsom Zoo, for the boys bdays they go membership passes--so we can go whenever we want for free!

Gma-Joe's Mom met us there as well as Auntie Caitlin and Matthew-the little boys she nannies! After seeing all the animals we had a picnic lunch with Gma and played at the park! Then we ran back into the zoo to make one more round and tell the animals goodbye!

Suprisingly W and B both took a 2hr nap which was heaven! They are being really difficult about naps right now but they are always in bed for at least an hour and a half, whether they read books or play quietly with toys, or sleep they have to stay in bed! After naps we played outside, had dinner...etc.

Then I got to go out to dinner with our YW Presidency, which was super fun! Joseph was in charge of bedtime, and I got to enjoy a peaceful dinner with wonderful company! We have a great YW Presidency and I have such a great time hanging out with the other gals! Then I got to run in Target and buy a mop! Good Times!

Hope you didn't miss me too much last night--I'll post tonight, promise! We're already off to a great start on today!

Ready for the zoo--remember what I said about not being morning people...

Watching the monkeys play!

with Matthew, one of their best friends!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Summer Fun-Wednesday/Joseph's Bday!

Happy Wednesday All!

I have no pictures today as my camera is still dead! I have to mail it back to Kodak and they are apparently going to fix it for me which means for now I have no camera--ugh!

Anyway, today was our library day and Joseph was home for his bday! We let him stay home and relax and went to the library with Gma, my mom!

We LOVE the new toys at the library, the boys have so much playing and I actually get to look through the books!

We came home to Daddie and he read the boys their shark books we checked out! Then we ran some errands, and then Joseph and I got to go out for his bday!

We saw Pirates of the Carribbean--Joe had seen it already but I hadn't! I loved it, it was so fun! Then we went to late lunch/early dinner!

We came home to 2 silly, happy boys! They got to play with Gma, Gpa, Auntie Caitlin, and Uncle Cole! Such lucky boys!

I am loving our summer schedule, what good days we're having and fun memories we're making!

They also learned how to give "nose" kisses aka eskimo kisses today--SO CUTE!

Btw--I'm so glad my wonderful, handsome, silly, smart, caring husband was born 27 years ago!! Love you babe!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Summer Fun-Tuesday

Happy Tuesday! Today was preschool/learning day for us...We are grumpy morning people at our house, here's W pretending to be asleep when I came into the room and B rubbing his eyes!
We switched out schedule a little bit and went to the dollar movie this morning. We were going to see How to Train Your Dragon but it was too loud for the boys, we ended up in the Trumpet of the Swan...LAME--sorry if you like this movie! Halfway through I looked at W and said do you wanna go home and he said Yeah, so we left!
They LOVE pirates...not pirates the movie, just pirates in general! They had to stop and check out the posters and I caught B doing his pirate dance!

After leaving the movie we headed to preschool for the last hour! So much fun for them to play with the bigger kids!
After preschool the boys got summer hair cuts! They look so big! I Love it!!

Then my camera pooped out on me so I didnt get anymore pictures!
To complete our day we danced, sang, jumped on the couches, played with Auntie Caitlin and Matthew, made Father's Day pressents, read all of our library books, went on a walk with Gma, visited Uncle Cole and Gpa, and finally went to bed!
Tomorrow is library day and we have Joseph home because it's his BDAY! 27 years old tomorrow!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Summer Fun Day One!

Today was our outside day, we decided to go to the park and picked up Auntie Caitlin on our way! We played for a long time and then had a picnic lunch in the shade.

While the boys were napping I whipped up some sidewalk chalk paint and when they woke up we had a great time painting our porch and sidewalk!

The boys played outside at Gma and Gpa's(my parents) house and then got to hang out with Uncle Cole and some of his friends!

W and B didn't get enough sleep last night so they were a little bit grumpy today, it made me so happy I already had things planned for today--had we just been staying home with no plan my grumpy guys may have spent some time in front of the tv!

Cute W at the park

B loves to swing


Our fun sidewalk paint--this was so easy to make and the boys really liked it!

W painting

B's grumpy face...isn't he irresistable!

Hanging with the big boys! Cole got an owie on his knee and the boys were so concerned for him!

We LOVE Summer!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Summer Plans!

We are so enjoying this summer weather!

I have come to realize that my life is a lot easier with 2 two year olds when I have specific plans for our days!

I found this blog that has amazing "staycation" ideas for summer. She has a theme for each day and plans everything out in advance!!

Following her lead I made a three month calendar for the boys with a different activity everyday...last week was the first week on our calendar and it was wonderful! It was so nice to wake up in the morning and know what are plans were for the day!

Here's a little peak at what we're doing:

Monday is OUTSIDE DAY--this week we are going to the park and taking a picnic!

Tuesday is PRESCHOOL or LEARNING DAY--we either attend Summer Preschool with my mom aka Miss Cindy or do something educational at home! This week we're going to Superhero day at Preschool.

Wednesday is LIBRARY DAY--Our library has awesome toys right now and the boys love to hang out there while I go through the children's books.

Thursday is FIELD TRIP DAY--This week we're going to Folsom Zoo--we got passes for the boys bday!

Friday is WATER DAY--This week we are setting up our mini pool and practicing pouring!

Saturday we are doing day trips as a family--This week we have cousins in town from Idaho so we're not too sure what we'll be doing yet!

I've decided I need to take more pictures this summer and blog more, so I'll be trying to post everyday this week about what we're doing!

Hope you're having as fun of a summer as we are!
And of course a few pictures of what we'll be doing this summer...

Relaxing with our daddie...having lazy afternoons!

Playing on our $5 slip-n-slide!

Smothering...I mean Loving our sweet kitty!

And Potty Training!! Wish us Luck!!

BTW--we had Joseph's bday party tonight combined with Cole's--Cole's bday is tomorrow and Joseph's is on Wednesday. I made this cute penguin cake for Joseph, he requested it and I had fun making it--I think it's my favorite one I've made yet!