This weekend is going to be a busy one. We are planning a camping trip with the boys and I LOVE camping! Ive been dying to take the boys camping all summer and sadly we are FINALLY going in August which means we may only have 2 more trips before B starts school if we are lucky.
I have always loved camping. Good old fashion sleeping on an air mattress in a tent, nothing but hot dogs for supper and marshmallows for snacks. Its not exactly the best thing when your on a diet or have a bad back but it is so much fun and so far both O and B seem to enjoy it too but why wouldn’t they? Think about it playing outside all day, nothing but crap food that your not usually allowed to have, being loud, staying up past bed time and sleeping out side what kid wouldn’t love camping?
I don’t really have much planned except roasting hot dogs, making smores, going for a walk, playing with my little guys and trying to read a little more on my kindle (I’m half way through ‘Dark Places by Gillian Flynn and so far it is SOOO GOOD) oh and we cant forget taking lots and lots of pictures which I will of course share on here when we get back.
I also wanted to share that so far Ive been doing great avoiding any store bought treats, even when I was having a full on I-will-kill-everyone-if-I-could-get-just-one-roll-of-rockets craving last night but I stayed strong and had amazing will power/didn’t have any in the house. I know that this weekend I will end up having some slip ups while we are camping since there isn’t too much that I don’t consider junk that we are taking with us camping but to make up for the added calories and to make sure its not too bad I will be careful and eat it in moderation as well as exercise as much as I can (I think a kick ass game of tag with B & O will lead to A LOT of running)
I will be sure to post all about our weekend when we get back and I will post as many pictures as I can 🙂
Sometimes my boys really do surprise me. I’m not talking about big surprises like making me breakfast in bed for no reason I’m talking about the little surprises like when they try a new food that I’m sure they will hate or complain about but instead the gobble it up and ask for more. These little surprises have been popping up more and more lately the newest one happened on Saturday when I took B back to school shopping for his new backpack and lunch bag. I was SO sure (along with anyone that really knows B) we were going to come home with an Iron Man, Avengers or Batman back pack and for about 15 minutes it was looking like that was the direction he was going. As soon as he saw the black, red and orange backpack he picked it up and in his most excited and loud voice he claimed the Iron Man backpack as his and kept telling me how it was the coolest backpack there so we ventured in the direction of the lunch bags and that’s when it happened. I turned to ask him what kind of lunch bag he wanted and he wasn’t right at my heels. Naturally my mommy heart stopped for a couple beats until I looked down the row of backpacks we just walked by and he was standing there just staring. As I got closer to him I noticed that he was staring at a backpack that didn’t have a a superhero stuck on the front no cape, no mask to conceal the secret identity just a blue animal (a platypus to be exact). B’s newest cartoon obsession is Phineas and Ferb, not something I would have ever been into and it drives me insane (what is their older sisters issue she is such a brat) but he is LOVING it. As I got closer to him I asked him what he was looking at and as excited as Ive seen him since his birthday he grabbed the backpack and yelled ‘its Perry Platypus! I didn’t even know they made this backpack’ and then it came time to make the tough decision it took a total of 15 minutes (yes I timed him) to decide between the Iron Man backpack and the Perry backpack but Perry won out which changed the mood of the day. I was excited that he finally had something that wasn’t plastered with some sort of superhero and he was excited for school to show off his backpack which was the coolest backpack ever.
My second surprise that day came when it came time to pick out lunch bags. I told him he could pick out whatever lunch bag he wanted and it would hold his snacks and lunch for school so he had to make sure it had enough room for the food he wanted to take to school. Naturally the first one he saw and grabbed was a batman one and being his mom for the past 5 years (3 of which he has spent consumed with superheros) I saw and knew he was going to grab the batman one that even had a little cape on the back to up the cool factor. He inspected it and kept telling me it was really cool but it just didn’t have enough room for all the food he needed to take to school but he held onto it until he found the perfect one which was basically a reusable paper bag but much cuter. They had it in all sorts of colours and instead of getting the solid blue one (which I was positive would be the one he would choose since its his favorite colour) he picked one that had a bunch of coloured squares and he kept telling me it was ‘perfect’.
Usually the surprises I get from my boys are ones I have to clean and scrub but occasionally I get these little surprises that show me other sides of the little people I’m raising. Although B has spent the past 3 years completely immersed in superheros his interests are starting to branch out a little and he is realizing there is more outside ‘Superhero City’ and other things can be cool as well but as I sit here typing this and listening to him fight bad boys in his room I know that superheroes are still going to be around for a while and why not. They are cool, they have super powers and they always save the day and when your 5 that’s all that matters.
Its been a busy week here for us which has caused me to fall behind on my blogs so I will attempt to do my best to recap the week.
~ My dad came for a visit. I hadn’t seen him in 4 years since he lives all the way in Ontario and I live out here in Alberta. He came out for 4 days and spoiled B and O who had a blast having him here.
~I finally got a few of my old childhood pictures and after comparing them to pictures of the boys I have realized that my little guys didn’t get much from me in the looks department but boy do they get their attitude from me.
~S and I took the boys to the Westerner. We went on the first day and it was in the middle of the week so there wasn’t quite as much as there usually is on the weekend but it wasn’t too hot and it wasn’t too busy plus the boys had a blast and they had no clue that there weren’t as many animals to see or vendors trying to sell us useless crap and that’s all that matters.
~O got to go on his first ride (the Merry-Go-Round) and he was so excited and it made his week. I will never forget the look on his face!
~Friday I got to have a day out with my smallest man O. We went to the mall and shared french fries, I bought him a new Transformer toy and we went and got a special surprise for the boys (mostly B) that I will share in a later post.
Typing it all out doesn’t look like a lot but when you add in regular chores as well as catching up on the chores you let slack for a few days it all can get slightly overwhelming.
There ya go that’s what our week looked like and Im tired just thinking about it all again.
THNX for reading
B just turned 5 and I think its the perfect time to start giving him a little more responsibility. Sunday we officially started a chore chart for him. When we started it I couldnt help but think of how unoriginal it was but to be honest I dont care he has been doing great with it and its a good way to get some of the small things I usually do at night after the little guys are in bed which has freed up a little time for me. He doesnt and wont get an allowance for doing his chores but when hes a little older and understands money a little more I want to offer an allowance for doing extra chores. I think its important for children to learn that when your in a family you need to help out without expecting anything in return.
With B’s 5th birthday just over and getting ready for kindergarten in the fall its hard not to realize that he is getting bigger and older in the blink of an eye. O’s birthday was in April and 2 doesnt seem as big as 5 but watching him grow and hit all his milestones its clear that he is growing just as fast. I know that as parents we should be happy that they are growing and healthy but I cant help it some days I wish there was a pause button on life so I can enjoy these snuggles and smooches a little longer. Before I know it my boys are going to be embarrassed to have me around (not that it wont be well deserved ha ha ha I plan on being embarrassing). I cant wait for the day where I can sit here and type without O climbing all over me to put in his 2 cents but I know that when that day comes Im going to miss it and wish for a rewind button.
THX for reading