Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Life with the Bussis'- 7.30.14

Well, we had another fun packed week over here.  Nice weather and healthy kids sure make summer fun. :)  Here are some of our fun adventures:
A trip to Grandville for:
Can you guess?  New socks for Micah :)  Didn't notice till we took his shoes off at the playground that he had holes in the toe and heal of his socks :)  Those socks went straight in the trash, after Micah had a chance to show Daddy the silly socks Mommy had him wear :) 
These boys love the slide
Jonathan is usually quite proud of himself :)
And speaking of slides, our neighbors have a swing set in their backyard that they got when the people on the other side of them moved last summer.  They told us our boys are welcome to play on it anytime.  It has 3 swings and then there's a place where you can put a slide, but they didn't have one.  So I thought, let's just buy a slide to put on there for our boys to use, how expensive can a piece of plastic be?  Oh my goodness, $100, that's how much!  I had no idea they were that expensive.  And the cheapest one on Craigslist I found was $75.  So one night my in-laws were over and I was telling my father-in-law this and he said, "you mean one of those yellow slides?"  And I said "yes" and he said, "you mean like that one your neighbor has laying on the ground next to his shed?"  I looked and oh my goodness, yes, I have been looking at that yellow slide sitting next to their shed for over a year and never really thought of the fact that it was a slide.  So the next time Steve saw that neighbor outside he went over and asked if he would be willing to sell us the slide and he said we could have it!!!  So:
We now have a slide in our backyard (well, neighbor's backyard) for the boys to play on. 

Another fun adventure: We went to my grandparents house.  They live on a lake so we got to ride the wave runner and pontoon boat.
Micah was very excited to get to ride the "little boat that goes fast"

The twins didn't get to ride on the "little boat" but they did get to ride the big boat.  Here's David with my Grandpa

Micah actually preferred the bigger (slower :)) boat.  And Steve enjoyed getting to ride the "little" boat fast :)

This picture doesn't do justice to the fact that Jonathan wanted nothing to do with the lake or the boat :)  Thankfully he did calm down and seemed to semi-enjoy the ride, as long as he was on Mommy's lap

Micah and my Grandma

David helping Grandpa drive the boat.
And Micah taking a turn helping Grandpa
We had a great time riding around the lake and then having dinner with my grandparents.  The boys were quite entertaining during dinner :) but thankfully didn't throw any food on the ground, so I consider that well behaved :).  And then before we left Micah and my Grandma did a duet:
Thanks Grandpa and Grandma for letting us come!  We had a great time!
 Another fun adventure this week, Micah and Steve went golfing.  And I sent my camera along, so here's what they came back with (the ones of Steve Micah took):

Do you think he watches Steve putt?


Cheering for himself

It's so fun that they both enjoy golfing so much.  Although we aren't looking forward to the day where we actually have to start paying for Micah to golf :)

Steve had a softball tournament on Saturday so the boys and I came and watched them play a game.  Here the boys are sitting nicely eating their granola bars, but unfortunately, those only took them about 5 minutes to eat: 
And then they played on the bleachers :).  Thankfully they stayed on the first two rows so even when they fall, which they inevitably did, they didn't go far.
And then the real fun for me. Our good friends Chris and Steph from Iowa (Steph is the one who introduced me to Steve) were in town so we got together with them and our other friends Zach and Kasey.  And us ladies decided to go get a pedicure:
Kasey showing off her manicure (the owner of the nail place talked us into a lot, we were there for almost 2 hours, it was awesome! :)) and Steph relaxing with her pedicure.  It was an absolutely wonderful, delightful, much needed afternoon with 2 of my favorite ladies!  We decided this definitely has to be a yearly thing.
 After our pampering we went back to our house where we had left our husbands with our children :):
There was lots of playing...

And eating.  Such a great time!
But then again, it's always a great time at the Bussis home :)  Jonathan got ahold of Micah's hat and this is how he decided it needed to be worn

More fun, David "helping" Mommy clean up after making heart cake pops.  That's pieces of cake all over the counter and David is helping himself :)
Okay, we're getting lots of videos on here, but seriously, he sounds like the birds on Finding Nemo :)

Steve had a council meeting Monday night so the boys and I had a movie night

Popcorn is always a must with movie night

My mom sent the boys these Huntington Beach shirts so we had to show them off :)

This is usually how my breakfast goes.  I always feed the boys first and then they get to watch a show after they eat.  Jonathan could care less about watching TV, instead he "helps" mommy eat her breakfast

One last fun adventure this week, Cousin Bentley spent the night.  Steve's sister had a baby a month ago and we thought it would be nice for her and fun for us if Bentley came and stayed overnight.  A very excited Micah came with me after his nap to pick up a very excited Bentley. 
We played outside

Did cheesy smiles
And raced down the hill over and over and over again :)

All that playing made us hungry, so we took a trip to the ice cream store.  Boy was that a load to pull behind my bike :)
Enjoying our ice cream

Bentley was definitely a fan of the ice cream
Amazingly Micah and Bentley slept great (Bentley slept on an air mattress in Micah's room).  We only had to remind them one time that it was time to sleep and then we didn't hear a sound until about 7:45 this morning when we heard giggles coming out of the Micah's room. :)  After some pancakes it was back to playing.

Taking a rest from playing, love how they all fit on the love seat.
And then when the sun came out we headed outside to play some more.  Here they are taking a cookie break.  And so our first cousin sleep over was a success!
And after reading all of this I understand why I'm now ready for a nap, what a fun filled week :)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Life with the Bussis'- 7.23.14

Warning, there are a lot of pictures in this post. :)  Because we did a lot of fun things this week- a couple of different playgrounds, slept in a tent in the backyard (Steve & Micah, not me :)), got out our little pool in the backyard, went to the Steamshow and saw a remote control airplane show, went to a baseball game... let me tell you, it was a fun week.  It's so nice when you're all feeling well and the weather is nice!  So here's our week:
Out for a ride/walk to deliver some muffins to the lady from church who helps me out a lot.  It's the only place in town I let Micah ride his bike because it's a straight shot down our road. :)

Random pic, but seriously, this boy is cleaning out his belly button with the brush I use to clean my frosting tips!  Such a silly guy! One other silly thing that Jonathan does is call me "Daddy" and Steve "Mommy."  So he will say "Hi Daddy" to me or "Hi Mommy" to Steve with this huge grin on his face because he knows he's saying the wrong name.  It really is pretty funny because he thinks he is so funny.
Playing outside

These boys love their riding toys!

So all summer Steve has wanted to sleep out in the tent with Micah some night and last Thursday was a perfect night to do it.  Micah was so incredibly excited when we asked him if he wanted to sleep in the tent with Daddy.  Here they are getting the tent all set up.

Micah reading the directions and telling Daddy how to do it :)

All set up.  We discovered it's actually a really nice tent.  We got it as a wedding present (we had registered for it) but have never actually used it. :)

The twins didn't get to spend the night in it, but they had fun playing in it before they had to go to bed in the house.  I guess my kids love reading instructions :)

Can't you just see the excitement on Micah's face in this picture, so cute!

All cuddled up in a sleeping bag and ready to go to sleep, we'll we were ready for him to go to sleep.  I went out at 10 to check on them and he was still awake (they went in there at 9), but Steve says he fell asleep pretty soon after that and they both slept till 7.

So cute!

Then Friday morning we met Steve mom, sister and her 2 kids at a park for the kids to play.  So the boys got to experience a new playground, they were big fans of it.

Micah and his cousin Bentley

All the boy cousins on the teeter-totter

The only girl grandchild on Steve's side, my niece Morgan.  She's just a couple weeks old so this is how she spent the morning :).  Just wait till she's old enough to have those 4 boys chase her :)

Jonathan wanted to check out Morgan's feet

Both Jonathan and David are very interested in "babies."  They love giving them hugs and saying "baby," we just have to remind them they can't poke their eyes :)

Friday night we went to a Steam and Tractor Show.  There were so many trackers there which the boys loved saying.  We heard a lot of "Put-puts!"  We also watched a remote control airplane show which was fun:
Waiting for the airplane show to start

David loved cheering for the different planes

This was my favorite, it was a lawnmower/airplane, very cool

They played music with the show, which David had fun dancing with

Attacking Grandma

Micah absolutely loved watching the airplanes, it was so fun to see it through a 3 year old's eyes

Jonathan got a little tired after awhile :)

Micah got some new pajamas that he was very excited to wear that night

Saturday Steve went golfing in the morning with his Dad, so the boys and I headed over to another playground

The twins love the swing

And the slide :)

It all makes them very thirsty

For lunch we even got to have some peas picked from our garden.  The twins are big fans of peas.

Do you think he's supposed to be in there? :)
Brotherly loves

Saturday afternoon we finally got our little pool out for the backyard.  We've since gone in it 3 times!  Micah and David LOVE it.  They go down that slide about 20 times each.  Jonathan sits in the same spot the whole time, not moving even to get a toy (if he loses his toy he wines for someone to get it back to him).  Silly little guy.


Pure joy

Jonathan in his spot

Cuddling with David
And Micah
And Jonathan
Jonathan was happier to just sit in the swing :)
Saturday night Steve just went a picked up dinner so we ate outside and went right back to playing in the pool...
and sprinklers

David is such a happy boy

Jonathan got to come with me to the grocery store, I don't know if he saw it as a treat or a punishment, we'll go with treat :)

After the grocery store we took a bike ride and ended up at yet another playground.  Jonathan is getting pretty good at holding on to the swing

David trying to find the toy he wanted amongst the mess at the playground :)

Steve sets a wonderful example for the boys!

And then at night we went to a White Caps game (minor league baseball) with Steve's parents

This was Jonathan's look when he noticed that Steve's mom and David weren't sitting by us anymore (they had gone up to the top for David to run around for a few minutes).  He was very confused and concerned.

But he got over it quickly :)

Steve's teaching Micah how to play Euchre young :)
And last picture, I was trying out a new frosting and Jonathan graciously helped me eat it :)
So as you can see, we had a very fun week full of fun activities (which made for some good naps).