Tuesday, November 12, 2013

happy birthday Mia

ok. this is a continuation of the other post, that was getting a bit too long.

so, after all the fun-having that happened for Mia's birthday party day, we celebrated Mia's birthday on Sunday! Chris went to watch Peyton Manning on Sunday, which is why we celebrated so hard on Saturday. it worked out great, especially since Mia is only two and has no idea what her birthday means, and has no idea when her birthday is. When someone says happy birthday to her- she usually says it back to them!

So, Sunday Jeehon and I took the kids to the San Diego children's museum, and it was free! Yay Second Sunday! The kids spent A LOT of time painting, which is awesome, cause my kids love to paint and I am not awesome enough to let them run free with giant sticks with paint brushes attached to them at my house.

topher climbed this really crazy structure from one end to the other. he almost fell a few times, and almost knocked other kids off too, but he succeeded. well done son!

I could not get a good picture of my kids together to save my life

Jeehon is so great at finding awesome things for us to do when we go to visit her!

I cannot believe how big this kid is getting!

thanks Instagram for this pic

after getting pretty dirty with the paint, we played with bubbles

another terrible shot of my progeny

Mia laying on an egg mat

this cornucopia reminded me of the hunger games

here are my tributes ;)
and Sunday also happened to be the Marine Corp birthday, and we celebrated it by getting Chris a new hoody. He just needed another one, and so I gave it to him as a present. there is no symbolic meaning behind getting a former Marine a hoodie.
look at this stud! man I miss that face!
anyway, Mia is the most incredible little 2 year old walking on this planet. I know lots of other PHENOMENAL two year olds, but having birthed this particular one, I am obviously very partial to her.
Mia knows a lot of her numbers already (thanks team umizoomi!) and is starting to potty train herself. the other day ago, she was sitting on the can trying to go poop. she finally pushed out two turds that weren't exactly soft or easy to get out (I know- more fiber) and she shuddered and said: "poo poo is scary!"
how is she so awesome??? she is a funny, sweet, and sassy little monkey girl, and we all love her so very very very very much.
happy birthday sweet Mia! try not to ruin your twos by being terrible.
thanks! love you. mama

october fails. november's wins

So! it's been almost a whole month since I last posted. October was full of failures- writing two blog posts, keeping the house clean, not eating too much candy, taking a good picture of all my kids in their Halloween costumes, etc, etc.

but alas, none of those were earth shattering events, so we move on. this was a very busy week in the Watson household. as many of you know, and were even counting down with me, maurice's time in our family expired. November 8th was the big day, but I wasn't as excited as many people thought I would be. why? cause I know something else was coming. and that something else is named Sven:
look how svelte that bad boy is! sure you can kinda-almost see the contour of my ruggedly handsome husband's face. but not enough! the kids do not like sven very much. but Sunha does!
she's such a sweet girl- loving her uncle no matter what is living on his face.
then we drove to san diego. again. for a quick 43 hour visit. we left Friday night after school, got stuck in some terrible traffic, and got to the Malloy's house by 11:00pm. which is terrible since we even gained an hour when we got there, so our trip took about 7 hours! and we didn't even stop to eat a meal or anything. that was painful.
then Saturday we had a birthday extravaganza for our precious little Mia. I 'made' a cake for her, as in I made a Team UmiZoomi figure in fondant, and stuck it on a kinda plain cake that I bought for $8. it was so great not slaving away baking, and icing, and creating something amazing- when I had someone else do all that for me for almost the same price!
We went to Chuck E Cheeses which is my kids' and Sungu's favorite place.
More easy fun was had by all. Especially James and Chris:
it was her party so she cried when she wanted to

lily and topher on a pretend roller coaster



sunha trying to get more tickets!

cake time!

mid-happy birthday song relighting of the candles. mia got ahead of herself.

love that smile!!!!!!!!!

opening her presents

James, Chris and Sungu trying to get lots and lots of tickets.
AND THEN after that, we went to the beach!
man, the Malloys really know how to party. the boys set up a tent for the kids to play in, we had hot dogs, cup ramen, hot chocolate, marshmallows, and the best time ever!
so stinkin fun.
Mia passed out after Chuck E Cheese. Sugar coma or just tired? Hard to tell.

beautiful day to be at the beach!

I love my precious girl!

Mia loves her precious daddy! And he loves her.


Mia is loving her cup ramen :)
And believe it or not, all that happened before 7pm. Jeehon and I helped load the kids up and then we ran away to an outlet mall! it was so great! I didn't buy anything but the fact that I was out childless was so fantastic!