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April, 2016:

Brothers in April


I have found them many times reading one of their favorite “Things that Go,” by Richard Scarry books together.

It is time to move Nicholas to the balance bike and get Cooper a 2 wheeler with peddles.  He had selected this My Little Pony bike as his next ride.  We were not opposed to the theme, but he is just a tad too big for it already 😉

Morning snuggles in Cooper’s bed are the best.

The moment these two get out of the car they love chasing each other along the curb line in front of our house.  The giggles that happen are amazing.

Snohomish Train

Today the boys and I went on their first train ride.  The event started with a scavenger hunt around the train station to learn more about trains and then ended with the ride.  We rode the train a short 15 minutes out to Snoqualmie falls and back.  It was beautiful and the boys can’t stop talking about it.  Nicholas was not a fan of the loud whistle, but he was so in love with the idea of going on a train he was able to still get on.

Toddler group friends ended up being at the event too making it even more fun!

Crib Jump and Milk Cup

Today Daddy returned from a week in England. From the time he sent a text that he landed, but before he even got to the car I heard big crys in Nicholas’ room.  As I raced up stairs I was greeted by a very upset Nicholas who had just fallen out of his crib.  This was also the day we moved Cooper to a real glass and moved Nicholas to an open cup for milk and water instead of just water.  Big changes in our house.  I am just ready for a crib free Nicholas.

Tiptoeing in the Tulips

It had been 2 years since we visited the tulips with our PEPS friends and I was eager to take both boys up to see them again.  We were very fortunate that Grandma and Grandpa’s schedule was also free this Sunday and we were able to make the field visit together.

Nicholas has the best facial expressions.  Ask him to smell the flower and you get this gem 🙂

Family fun time

Just a bit breezy

The highlight in the kids’ eyes of the trip was the tractor ride around the field.  We waited a long time in line and they were so happy we did.

Kicking Off April With Some Fun

One of Nicholas’ first trips in the front seat during our family flight to dinner at Tacoma Narrows.

Cooper has been asking to ride in the backseat with Mama.  Who knows perhaps in another year or two I can get my front seat status back after a 5+ year “assignment” to the backseat with kids.

Checking out the new 520 bridge before it was opened for cars.  Making a family gate in honor of Nicholas’ love of gates 🙂

Dinner with friends, a successful first “kids table” meal.

The kids love to play the “chomp game” after dinner.  We are assigned seats on the couches where they run by trying not to get too close to our arms where they will get “caught” and kissed.

80 degree day in April, let the summer fun of beaches and digging begin!

Every couple of weeks Cooper will fall asleep during his 1 hour and 5 minutes of “rest time” and it is about the sweetest thing you will see to watch this beautiful boy sleep.

Our friends Gulnara and Dimitri Kieffer who are in the process of traveling the world by human power stopped by while they were in town for a wonderful visit.

Rob and I attended opening day in our seats and even had a visit by the moose before the game.