Some small things to document:
SO handsome....! :)
Every once in a while the Gause cousins come over and play; this time they wanted a "popcorn party". Well, actually, they always want a popcorn party. And it's the easiest way to be the coolest aunt ever, so they usually get one. It's where you eat popcorn and watch a show. They thought it was the best, (always do!) even though I make them eat in the kitchen...And this is how cute they all looked lined up in the kitchen watching the show with their popcorn. :)
And this is how far away they actually were from the TV! Haha!
But they didn't seem to mind. :)
Jax has been begging and begging me to take him on the new " fast train" (Front Runner) that goes by our house. I've been waiting for a good excuse because it's kinda pricey to ride, and then my mom found free Real Salt Lake tickets with our Pass of All Passes!
So my mom, Chanel, Justin, and Me and the kids took the Front Runner up to Rio Tinto Stadium.
WAAAY easier said than done.
We missed our "scheduled" departure in Orem by--no joke--10 seconds--they don't wait for anybody!
So we had to sit and wait with two little boys for 30min, on a bench for the next train! Front Runner took us to where you can jump to the Trax line in Draper, to go back down to Sandy. However, we missed our "scheduled" departure on Trax as well, and accidently got on a different line, but it was going the same direction, we just had to get off at a different stop and wait for the other train--15 more minutes about. All the train/trax stuff was Confusion City. Oh, and it was FREEZING. THEN, we get off at our "destination" and we are seriously like 3 city blocks away from the stadium. So we walked and walked with the kids all the darn way to the stadium. It took forever. Mostly because we were freezing to death. THEN, they don't allow outside food or drink (we have toddlers--it's kinda a packaged deal!) AND they make you pay $12 for 3 year olds--what??! And then we finally made it inside to sit in front of a couple drunk guys that Jax liked to copy-cat...:). And there was an amazing cup of hot chocolate we all shared that was a definite highlight.
The whole game was kinda cool, but seriously could be summed up in 2 words: ICE COLD. So, as a result we left right after the second half started even though we arrived late. :)
And we walked the forever long miles back to the Trax station. Then it was the WHOLE thing in reverse. Except, we did it without missing any trains. The experience in general was pretty dang terrible for all the adults.
But can I just say, Jax LOVED ever single bit of it.
He had SUCH a good attitude. And just LOVED all of it. Sincerely. It made it all so much less depressing. That was a nice little reminder that attitude really can make a difference. He has been asking when we can do it all again...But I don't think his good attitude is enough to make us want to do it again...! :)
Waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting.
Below are a series of Bathtub Silly's (strategically fairly modest...) This is what Jax and Rod do when I tell them to "smile". Are all kids the same?? :)
And I'm still in the thick of it with track. Below is a darn cute picture of Chanel and her teammates after winning 2nd place at a pretty big invitational--they did really well. Provo's team is pretty good this year--especially the boys. My mom watches my kids like every single day so that I can coach. Talk about a time consuming sport--but I really do enjoy doing it. It's SOOO helpful to have her watch them. Thanks Mom!
Region and State Track is coming up next. So is Jax and Rod's Birthdays (which is kind of a big deal at our house). Also, mothers day. Also, school is ending (only applies to Jax--his hard core preschool.) Also we need to plant some living things in our barren yard asap, not to mention our "garden"...Ps. Our newly planted grass is still weeds! :( Hopefully we will work that kink out soon. There are worse things.