February 15, 2015

My geocaching Valentine....

This year for Valentines Day we went A L L   O U T.
Wait....no we didn't.
Actually, we went to IHOP with our cool, fun friends.
That's right, our Valentines Day was spent on a double date sharing pancakes al la carte with Rachel and Jake.

To top off our super romantic dinner we were supposed to go bowling.
Yes, you read that correctly, we were going to go bowling on our double date for Valentines.
But, apparently it was league night til 9:45.
Who knew.
But, we are so old, we were not going to start bowling at 10pm.
Rachel called her mom and asked for a fun ideas....
I mean come on....we had babysitters at home!
We HAD to do something!
Her mom suggested G E O C A C H I N G.

I had never heard of it. 
But, let me tell you...
It is FUN!
oh, did I already say that it is FUN?!

(ready to start the hunt
and that gold plaque was our first clue)

You need a smartphone or a GPS to play.
You type in quadrants on your GPS to find the location to find a random thing.
Once you find the geocache, you sign the roll sheet and put it back for others to find.
It's super random.
There are hundreds of these little geocaches everywhere. 
They can be as small as a thimble or as big as...well whatever.
There are little clues to help if you need.

We seriously had a blast!
We geocached our little hearts out all night.
We looked awesome with all our cell phone flash lights on going through bushes in a packed parking lot.
At one point I thought I found it, but it was a weed pipe. Hahahaha, nope that wasn't it.

We were pretty excited when we found one.
It was magnetized under a medal electrical box.
In it was a little sheet to sign and little things people have left behind.
Again....so random.

No, this wasn't romantic. 

But who says it has to be romantic every year?

I was laughing with the one that I love.
I held hands with the one I love.
I got to steal kisses from the one I love.
We celebrated our love "fun" this year.
And it was perfect!

(and there is more geocaching that will be happening)

February 1, 2015

Someone turned 3


The boy wanted a  B L U E  birthday party, where a "cone" would be worn and candles would be blown out.

Blue things...check
party hats...check

 Hands down- thee easiest request for a birthday party!

 Miles helped get things ready.

He kept asking "is it my birthday party?" all morning...

We played the traditional party games....
Pin the nose on Mr. Happy

...Ring around the rosie...
(Miles favorite)

...they got a piece of blue paper that they covered in stickers...

They ate a very healthy lunch that consisted of hot dogs, chips, blue jello, and blue Gatorade...oh there were berries...see it was healthy.

Presents were opened...

... he wanted to play with everyone he opened right then and there...

Miles and Adele went off with his new bug cage...

3.5 hour naps happened the minute everyone left...

....then round 2 of presents happened with mommy and daddy...

He didn't go to bed til 9:30 that night.
He was so happy and excited about his new toy train that he chased around!
(I love that he still was wearing his party hat)

Oh Miles.
You are 3. 
My hearts hurts a little. 
I want you to stay little.
I want you to stay innocent.
I still want you to say words that aren't correct.
I want you to always want to be by your daddy and copy him.
He's a good one to follow.
I want to keep you small because this is FUN.

Miles is such a sweet boy.
His favorite foods are Mac&Cheese, bananas, cherry tomatoes, bagels, and yogurt drinks.
His favorite shows are Mickey Mouse and Doc McStuffins.
His favorite movies are Bambi, Cars, Finding Nemo and Lion King.
He loves all things TIC TOC CROC from Peter Pan.
He loves little animal figurines and has hands full of them all the time.
He still has a massive love affair with his bunny named MINA.
Mina goes everywhere with him.
Mina goes to the potty, gets teeth brushed, hair combed, you name it.
If we lose it, were dead. 
He likes kicking the soccer ball outside.
He likes the slides at the park.
His legs are FINALLY long enough to reach some tricycle peddles.
 He loves playing with his Cars and tracks.
He loves his Nano Bugs and thinks they are hilarious.
He loves books and can be caught "reading" books aloud.
(he even wants me to sit on his lap so he can read to me)
He has a soft voice but can be loud when he wants to.
He's not totally shy but not totally outgoing.
He is calm
He is crazy
He is cautious 
He is silly
He is smart
He is handsome
He is a talker
He is polite
He is bossy
He is whinny
He is happy
He is funny
He is serious
He is Miles and 
He is 3!
(3 is a whole new ball game of parenting...oh my!!)