1. Johnnie & Joey often fight these days. But I'm so happy when I'm lucky enough to catch a photo of them loving each other.2. This year we had an annual pass to the Los Angeles Zoo & the boys loved it. We went at least every other month & each person in my family took a turn coming with us. Today it was grandpa's turn. Here he is showing Jimmy the giraffes.3. And of course Johnnie & Joey had to climb up for a better view as well.4. As the weather gets warmer we spend more & more hours in our backyard . Joey loves the tunnels & even though his eyes are closed I just love how happy he looks here.5. Jimmy is all about mimicking. He repeats the last words of every sentence we say or read. He sings along to songs. He does whatever his older brothers do & on this afternoon he wanted to be like daddy so when daddy started drilling the table Jimmy ran inside to get his drill & join in.6. On all of these nice days we also like to play baseball & recently Johnnie has really gotten in to it.7. This weekend I bought a watermelon & I was actually worried that the boys wouldn't eat it. I'm not sure why since Joey & Jimmy ate 1/2 a watermelon in one sitting. And this photo shows how dirty Joey likes to get in the backyard.8. And Jimmy even offered to share with me.9. Johnnie has a crush on the girl who lives next door. Her name is Madelyn & she also has a crush on my baby boy. Everyday when we get home he runs out to the backyard to yell her name & she happily yells back & then they end up in the same yard playing until dinner is ready. 10. Hello 3rd Trimester. Only 11 more weeks until we get to meet you baby girl since you will be joining our family 1 week before your due date.
Tonight I got together with 3 of my girlfriends to celebrate all of our birthdays. 1 birthday in February, 2 of us in April & 1 in May leads to a night out to share a meal, laughs & new memories! We don't get together as often as we like but I hope these friends know how much these evenings spent with them means to me.
We often sit down & watch movies with our boys but a few months back we made a special event with all 3 of them for the 1st time. After choosing the movie we decided to add popcorn to the evening. So we pulled out the popcorn maker & set it up on the island. At first the boys were really frightened by the noise. (Notice Johnnie's face). But once the popcorn started pouring out of the machine the boys started screaming with excitement, especially Joey. And after one bite they all climbed on to the counter & started filling up the popcorn containers with handfuls of popcorn. A few minutes later we were settled on the couch & ready to watch Tangled. We didn't actually finish the movie because the boys got too tired but overall it was a great night & we can't wait for our next movie night.
Our picky boy discovered why his mama loves noodles. Once his daddy wrapped a rubber band around his chopsticks & we removed all the liquid it was go time. With a little practice & some concentration he successfully got a lot of noodles in his mouth. And now happily gets excited when noodles for dinner are mentioned.
I thought turning 37 would be awful because it is that much closer to 40. But to tell the truth I have so much to be happy for that I just find myself smiling when I look at the pictures from this weekend. It was 3 days full of jam packed fun. Friday was my actual birthday. I spent it pampering my 5 1/2 month pregnant self with a facial, a massage & a haircut. Then a lovely dinner of lasagna followed by cupcakes & singing with my boys (big & small). And thanks to my sisters Rick & I spent the rest of the weekend in Newport Beach celebrating 13 years together & 7 years of marriage. 2 days of alone time. Shopping at South Coast Plaza, a romantic dinner an anniversary brunch & laying by the pool. I love you Rick! I can't wait to see what the next 7 years holds for us.