Saturday, May 27, 2017

Life With the Bussis'- 5.27.17

Well, pink eye continued to hit our house this past week, first with me, then with Anna. Thankfully at this point in time, I think we're all over it and somehow Steve and David avoided it. Other than that we had a pretty good week.
I forgot to post these last week, Micah had a field trip to a museum with a crocodile and dinosaur exhibit. Steve went with him on this one. The museum also had a kids area where they could "go fishing"

Checking out a crocodile

Dinosaur bones (I guess a lot of these bones were found in Montana which was pretty cool)

Anna insisted she wanted to wear her boots. They did match her outfit :)

Planting their flowers they got at the greenhouse

Very proud of his Laguna plant

Micah lost a second tooth!

I think we have a lefty among us

Planting our garden

At first Micah was more interested in roller skating with our neighbor

Then he decided he wanted to help plant

Poor thing, her eyes got pretty swollen with her pink eye

But she still loved hanging out with Mommy in the sunshine

It had been cold for a couple of days, so we were very excited about the nice weather

And we make great fashion statements on Sunday afternoon :)

Enjoying a churro (aka a cinnamon stick) at Costco

They were very excited about the books they found at the doctor's office (I took Anna in to get something for her pink eye)

Even Anna was excited about the doctor's office, until the doctor came in :)

We went out to lunch afterwards while we waited for Anna's prescription to be filled

Steve and I decided to have the boys earn their ice cream money for when we are on vacation this summer (we will be around an ice cream store for a whole week!). They get a stamp (which is $.10) for each chore they do. I tell you, our floors have never been so picked up :), it's awesome! Anna doesn't have a chart, but she wanted to be in the picture too :) (seriously, she jumped in and said "cheese" it was so cute!)

Steve went to watch the senior presentations at school after dinner one night, so the boys and I decided to take a bike ride around town.

Here eyes started improving pretty quick, no more looking like one of her brothers punched her in the eye :)

The twins love going to the dentist. They woke up that morning and immediately started asking when they got to go to the dentist. I think this fun waiting room has a lot to do with why they love the dentist :)

It was so fun to watch Anna play with Barbie's. Made me want to get my old ones from my mom for her to play with.

They were pretty excited about their prize for being good during their exam. The dental hygienist who had David told me he was just so fun and made her laugh :). She said she told him if he was good he would get a gold coin to use for a prize and his response was "oh good, I need money."
  I told her he is earning money for ice cream this summer and she said he mentioned something about ice cream :). Oh David, you never quite know what is going to come out of that mouth.
Total Mom fail!
It was blowing like crazy and we had been at the grocery store. I put Anna in the car seat to get her out of the wind, but I needed to put the cart away before it blew into someone's vehicle, so I just quick did her top strap and went to put the cart away with the intention of coming back and buckling the bottom strap. Well, I forgot to :), and when we got home I opened the door to find this. Yep, we all make mistakes :)

I had my first cupcake tasting for a wedding coming up. It was so much fun!!

Thursday was cold and rainy and a friend asked if anyone wanted to go to the museum. I asked the twins if they wanted to go, to which David answered "Yes! Right now!" :) So we went (it was the same museum Micah had gone on his field trip)

I think their favorite part was the baby crocodiles

There is an episode of Full House where Michelle's class goes to a museum on a field trip and Danny and Uncle Jesse are chaperones. Michelle thinks Uncle Jesse is the cool chaperone because he lets them run around, but then some of the kids run under the dinosaur bones and knock the whole thing down. I had visions of this happening with Jonathan and David. :) Thankfully, it did not.

David dressed like an eagle

Anna found this area pretty fun (she finally got to get out of her stroller)

Jonathan caught a fish!

We went to lunch afterwards with our friends, this was the baby table :)

And the bigger kid table

David really wanted a picture of himself by his bike :)

Just had to share this picture, I think these carrot cake cupcakes turned out so cute

Enjoying a picnic

This is around our firepit. Church had a volunteer day where people came to help with landscaping things. They filled dirt around our firepit and then did this hydro seeding so grass would grow. They got the dirt from some potato farmers. There were potatoes in the dirt, but the awesome volunteer picked out as many as they could see. So weeds have started coming up in the dirt and I decided I'd go pick the weeds. I pulled a weed out, and up came a potato :). So you see all those little green "weeds," yeah, those are potato plants. :) I guess they wanted to make potato farmers out of us. :)

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Life with the Bussis'- 5.19.17

We've had a fairly good week. Have dealt with some pink eye and colds/allergies, and some cold, rainy, at times snowy weather, but all in all it's been pretty good over here at the Bussis household.

Anna got ahold of some markers and made this masterpiece :)

The boys asked me for some towels so they could play Marco Polo :) I think Micah plays this a lot at recess so he wanted to teach his brothers how to play.

Micah made me this picture for Mother's Day at school. He was so excited he finally gave it to me on Saturday (he brought it home on Thursday), he just couldn't wait one more day. So fun to start to get homemade stuff for Mother's Day!

I sold my first dozen cupcakes!! If you're in the area and want cupcakes, let me know :) (I'm saving up so Steve and I can go away for our 10th Anniversary in a year and a half :))

Playing some Kerplunk, it's very intense :)

And then came the snow :( Thankfully it never stuck, but it still was not fun to see

I had a code for a free shopping bag from Shutterfly and I wanted new pictures of the kids to put on it, but Anna wanted nothing to do with standing still for Mommy

But even so, seriously, how cute is she in that jean jacket?!
But my boys actually cooperated



Me with my precious kids on Mother's Day

We went to a friend's house on Monday and the boys were very excited about their chicks

They're still taking about those chicks and how they were "chick-sitting"

Our friend is a sheriff deputy and had his car there and let the boys sit in it and turn on the lights and sirens

I told the boys this better be the only time they're ever in a police car :)

We went to a greenhouse on Friday night and got some plants for our garden, but knew it was going to be a cold week so we didn't want to plant them yet, so they have been in our garage, but we decided to let them see the sun when it finally came out, and Jonathan volunteered to water them, in his pajamas and crocs :)

Silly girl managed to put on one of each of David and Jonathan's crocs, and still get them on the wrong feet :)

She loves sitting by her brothers

And speaking of silly, these two thought we needed to have the window open while it was snowing outside (they wanted to stick their head out it)

This morning Anna was just kind of crabby, so I put her in her crib, where she just played for a good half hour! Eventually she got a visitor, who decided sitting on the edge of her crib sounded comfortable
She loves climbing on Daddy's lap with a book (I think this was his fourth time reading the book in 5 minutes, but she obviously loved it)
It was a kite flying kind of day.

Learning to use utensils is a messy job, I think most of her food made it into her mouth

The other day Micah decided he wanted to make a book. So I stapled some pages together for him and he proceeded to come up with a story, write it down (without help), and draw pictures to go with the story. I have to admit, I am so impressed!! So I just had to share it with you.

"A long long time ago there was a boy named Micah"
"He was at least 4. He wanted to make a Mother's Day gift"

"He wanted a farm animal. He accidentally made a blob"
"Then he started again"

"Then he made a cat"
"It was perfect"

"So of course he could not sleep"
"Then it was Mother's Day. Then Micah gave Mom his Mother's Day gift. Mom said that's so pretty. The end."

When he was coming up with his story he didn't realize he would have two extra pages at the end, so he decided to draw a picture of all of use flying to Grandpa and Grandma's house and then a picture of him and Daddy sleeping in the tent.

This is the back page where he first put the cover of the book, and then realized he had drawn it on the back. :)
Such a creative kid!!