Monday, April 24, 2017

Life With the Bussis'- 4.24.2017

I really need to get back in the habit of blogging on the same day every week, because otherwise, I just forget. :)
Cowboy David loves giving his little sister rides (I'm pretty sure he wore that hat all day for at least two days in a row :))

Big girl thought she needed to sit in a booster seat instead of her highchair and eat a big raw carrot :) Don't grow up so fast!!

I made a new cupcake, Almond Cream with raspberry filling, oh my goodness, it was quite delicious if I do say so myself :)

Steve and I went out to eat just the two of us, it was so nice to be able to have a meaningful conversation :). We had been so busy the last couple of weeks, it was great to be able to spend some time with just the two of us.

Easter family picture. Thankfully we got one good one.

Because this is what most of them looked like (poor David couldn't stop coughing :))

My four sweeties

The little boys (I forgot to take a picture of just Anna :)) 

All the boys

The girls

Jonathan loves it when we go to the Kimm's house, he always finds the knight costume

He's got a big smile on his face behind that helmet

All the kids ready for the egg hunt (it was so sweet of them to include our kids in the fun, they even had bags all ready for them)


The older kids kindly helped the twins find eggs



They had so much fun

Anna just wanted to take the egg in and out of her bag :)

They loved getting to go for a ride (they were hunting for bears :))

Unfortunately three out of my four kids ended up with fevers Sunday night (Jonathan had had one a few days earlier). So Monday Anna got to have a jammie day

The week before Jonathan fell asleep on the couch, this week it was David

Thankfully they were feeling better so we went to Walmart to get some groceries. The boys had so much fun running up and down the isles :)

Eating goldfish outside, life is good

At least it's good until your brothers decide to take over your table :)

I got the ad from Bed Bath and Beyond and saw they still sell my china design I got for our wedding! I knew it was a classic :). Seeing it also reminded me that I really should use it sometime :)

There isn't much more entertaining than listening to these two play Monopoly Jr. without any adult help :)

Jonathan is so over winter. And he's like his older brother who thinks that matching your clothes means picking the same color :)

Anna and her little buddy were so cute in their pink sweatshirts!

The twins discovered that they could ride Steve's razor scooter (it only has two wheels as opposed to their scooters that have "training wheel"- three wheels :)). But it was raining on Friday. They were so disappointed to not be able to ride it, and Steve was gone doing visits, so I decided to just pull the van out of the garage and let them ride in there. It was a hit!
 
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We even blew bubbles!

Anna taking it all in

And then joining in, well, at least getting in the way

Anna got this adorable backpack from my mom. She wanted me to put it on her and then she went straight to the door, thought we were going on a trip I guess :)

She also loves sitting in her chair she got from Steve's parents for her birthday. It's so cute!

Having some cookie ice cream sundaes for dessert

These kids love cookies!

Our church had a volunteer work day on Saturday morning to work on some landscaping projects around the church and our house. There were tractors and trucks everywhere, making it very hard for my 4 year old boys to sit in the house and watch. So I finally let them go outside but told them they had to help pick potatoes out of the dirt (they had gotten a bunch of dirt to fill in all over from some potato farmers, and it had lots of little red potatoes in it which if left, would cause potatoes to grow :), so they had to try to pick all the potatoes out, which was a great job for two 4 year old boys who wanted to help)

They also "helped" move the picnic tables

And Jonathan "helped" clean up the dirt on the parking lot :) 

Friday, April 14, 2017

Life With Bussis'- 4.14.17

We've been having lots of fun over here. Before I get into our fun, some things I want to remember:
- Anna finally got her last molar in after weeks of it being up but not cut through!!
-David is such a funny kid! Some of my favorite things that have come out of his mouth this past week:
      -The other day he was talking about Anna and when she was born and he said "She didn't have a tag so we had to name her." We have a few Beanie Babies and they come with a name on a tag :) but Anna didn't come out with a tag with a name on it, so we had to give her a name. :)
      - His prayer the last couple of nights has been: "Dear God, thanks for a fun day, thanks that we got to watch the rockets shoot off at two places, Micah's school and Iris' house (they shot them off on the back field at church which I guess he considers part of Iris' house :)) and thanks that Jonathan has a plan for us to go to space. Amen." I'm not sure what this plan is, but David is very thankful for it, he keeps praying about it. :)
-Micah lost his first tooth!!:
He even pulled it out himself (which was good because the thought of me having to pull it out gave me the heebeegeebies). He was pretty excited that the tooth fairy left him a dollar under his pillow for it (I hear it wasn't what she was planning on giving him but all she had in change was 8 cents :), so he got a dollar).
-Jonathan learned how to start himself on his bike!!
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And now to our fun (not that any of that other stuff wasn't fun :)):
Steve's parents came to visit

It was so nice out the afternoon they came so we spent lots of time outside

Anna just plopped herself down right next to Grandma while she washed dishes (and she volunteered to do that, I don't just put my guests to work :))

Hanging out with Grandpa

The next day wasn't so nice out so we went bowling

David

Jonathan thought it was pretty funny to sit on the air vent

He bowls with flair!

Anna wanted in on the fun
 
Lucky for her David got sick of it so he let her push the ball for him

And then we went to lunch at McDonalds

Bussis kids on the slide
 
Micah had a birthday party at Fuddruckers for a friend from school

So we all stayed and had some fun



My first month of making cupcakes for the people who bought my cupcake service for a year at the auction was for a 12 year old girl's birthday. So fun to get to do some girly decorations

Micah with his palm branches he got to wave while the Sunday School walked into church for Palm Sunday

My little buddy

Jonathan woke up one morning in the mood to build (it amazes me how they can wake up and just go go go, I am not that way :))
 
Rocket complete (maybe this is his plan for going to space :))

Anna wanted to be a construction worker
 
My neighbor was cleaning out their house and asked if Anna would like this adorable pink rocking horse. I think Anna approves :)
 
Bingo with Grandpa and Grandma
 
My pretty girl!
 
He was pretty impressed that he got them all in a tower without any falling over (of course immediately after this picture he knocked them over :)

The twins have gotten really good about being able to do puzzles by themselves


I really wanted to look for a new dress for Easter so I decided the only way that was going to get done was pulling out the stroller (which I was really glad hadn't sold when I put it on a facebook garage sale!)

Kept them all contained and entertained so Mommy could shop!!

And their reward for being so good, lunch at the mall!


I think she was tired by the end of the day, looked over and saw her just laying on the floor :)
 
Yesterday was beautiful! Jonathan was so excited to wear shorts and a t-shirt

Anna was pretty proud of herself for getting in and out of the car all by herself

Micah reading all of us his new library books

This boy (Jonathan) wasn't feeling the best the last couple of days. I found him sleeping on the couch last night before dinner :)

Remember how yesterday was beautiful and 70 degrees? Yep, this is what we woke up to this morning! Crazy Montana!!