Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Thank you Wil Wheaton!

First off, if you haven't yet watched this video, you should:

Wil Wheaton gives advice to a little girl on why it's awesome to be a nerd.  He really is quite an inspirational man and gives a fantastic message to be yourself.  Being a parent to a young boy with a potential geeky future, this is a message that sings deep in my heart.  I desperately want for him to just be who he is, no matter who that is.  His adorable 4-year-old self is so passionate and crazy when it comes to anything that he is interested in, whether it is horses, motorcycles, or dinosaurs. I would hate for anyone to ever make him feel self-conscious about that.   My goal is to foster that passion in him.  I am proud of my geeky little boy.  My goal is to just love and support him in any way I can.  I think that is one of the most important things a parent can do.

My dream for him is the same dream that any parent should have for their child....I want him to be happy, healthy, and in love with life.  Outside of that, the possibilities are endless.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Spring has sprung...maybe?

I have been a terrible blogger.  I'm sure no one is surprised, but I really do try!  *sigh*  Hopefully I can get back to blogging regularly.  Sometimes it is hard to know what to write about.  Overall, life has been going very well.  Spring keeps trying to show it's face, but then the snow comes back.  I'm hoping  to have some actual warm weather sticking around here soon.  I know Orion would be thrilled with that.  He is ready to play outside, to blow bubbles and watch baseball.  Eventually it will happen....it has to stop snowing eventually, right?


Orion wants to ride SO badly

Lego garden.  What a cool experience!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013


Last weekend my parents came up to spend the weekend with us.  Orion loves to have them around so he had an amazing time.

The weather was beautiful so Orion got to spend a lot of time outside.  They got to try to fly kites (which was only kinda successful considering there wasn't a whole lot of wind happening).

Kite flying is hard work though! 

Orion and Manny got to sit in the cockpit of a jet.  They were both very excited.

The engine alone makes him look very tiny.   

Orion also took the time to dye some eggs.  He thought using his hands was way easier than the egg holder.  I'm pretty sure he'll be multi-colored for weeks. 

He also got to do an egg hunt.  It was a lot of fun to watch him run all over the yard and around the house desperately searching for them.  I actually even enjoyed hiding them with Seth.  It's the little moments in life that I find myself wanting to remember and hold onto.  

Orion got some purple bubbles.   They were uber messy but he really enjoyed them.  They stayed around for a long time and were way easier to see.  I thought it was awesome.

He also convinced Manny to play Kinect Adventures with him.  My mom and I couldn't stop laughing while watching the two of them.  At least they had fun.

Jaime came up to celebrate her birthday as well.  Orion got her playing the game too.  I think she loved it.

We took her out for supper and got to spend some time with her.  We love having her around.

Orion and I also decorated a cake for her....and made her take the thing home with her.  I'm pretty sure she liked it.  Who doesn't love TONS and TONS of sprinkles?  

So those were our adventures last weekend.  It's been crazy around here, but I wouldn't have it any other way.