Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Park it

The weather this winter has been so bizarre... Sometimes it feels like fall or even spring and those are the days we head to the good ol' subdivision park. The girls Love to be outside and as long as it's pleasant out I kinda love it too : )

Monday, January 30, 2012

Clean up crew

Baking with the girls is the best!! Birdie cleaned up the sugar we spilled on the counter while the Button took care of the spatula. Thanks Girls : )

Mama loves you!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Dear Daughters,

I hope you always share the bathroom this well.... Ya think? Maybe you could do that?

Loving Life

It always amazing to sometimes sit back and try to reflect... It seems like just a few years ago I was a total kid and was having the time of my life with my best friend. Now I'm still a kid and I have a three year old and a almost one year old. In the last couple of weeks some pretty heavy shit has been going down, and its been great to watch how my little family is coping with all the news. I'm so proud of Tara, she and I have been able to communicate clearly to each other about how we feel, what we think, and what we should do as a family to proceed. For those that aren't married or dating, or don't know what I'm talking about... Sucks to be you. For those that are lucky enough to have married their companion in life, good for you. Tara blogs so we make yearly books and save them for the girls later on, I think its amazing, we talk about what she posts most the time, however I usually don't get my lazy ass on the blog. Well girls (Preemie C, Friv-0-lous, and Hazy G) I guess I've got some things to say. Your Mom and I decided not to make any resolutions this year but just change some lifestyles.... So far Mom is doing awesome. I'm not really one to talk myself up a whole bunch, but I'm still at least maintaining... Your Mommy on the other hand is TCB-ing. I want you girls, and the rest out there to know how happy, proud, and truly privileged I am to have Tara. I may not show it all the time, but Tara completes me. I tend to have a very analytical approach to life. When Tara and I are together I take the extra three minutes to look in the clouds for dinosaurs, or realize if I'm ten minutes late somewhere it shouldn't completely freak me out. Tara, you give me the chance to be free, have fun, laugh, sometimes leak from my eyes (of course out of anger) and most of all you help me be a good father to my children. Through your eyes life isn't a job, it play-time with moments of responsibility, and that is something that no-one else I know has figured out... I guess what I'm trying to say is that I love you, I cherish you, and I can't live without you. Your girls are pretty cute too! Happy Birthday GunZanga!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Mama gots a brand new phone

Jake gave me my birthday present early... iPhone!! Woot woot. I'm having lots of fun getting aquatinted with it and am actually posting from it now.
Here are a few of the Many pictures I've taken today.
Here's to ringing in my 28th year.
iHappy... HarHar ; )

Friday, January 20, 2012

Charlotte says:

"Mys daddy looks like Martin Rutha Ting"

"I like you like a chicken in the back yard. Cock-a-do-da-doo."

Shortly after tooting and excusing myself I stood up from the couch... Charlotte asked what I was doing (obviously quite annoyed by the situation) and I told her I was going to clean up my room. To which she replied, "You need to clean up your fart!"

"I a girl princess, not a boy princess."

I asked Lottie was her first, middle and last name is and she responded, "Sha-lette Burdee BolinGi-Taars"

Mys hair is loooong like Punzel's.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

You put de lime in de coconut.

You mix dem both together...

You put de lime in de coconut...

Den you feel better!
 My little coconut wasn't too crazy about de lime : )

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Prettiest...

These girls of mine!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Fast times at Casa de Bolin

Phew... we're about half way through our crazy, busy, wonderfully filled with celebrations of all sorts season.  Jake was in Hawaii for work (I know, right?!) during the first part of December. We celebrated my Dad's Birthday and Hazel got the croup. 
We spent Christmas Eve at John and Cristi's like we do every year and it was fantastic, like it is every year. We made a point to leave a little earlier than normal so we could get a little Christmas Eve magic at home with the girls. As we were getting ready to leave Charlotte got some serious anxiety about Santa Claus. It totally blind-sided us because she had been so hyped up about it all up until then. She was very specific about not allowing Santa in the house while she was asleep. We wrote up a note and left it on the front door step with his cookies, milk and the magic reindeer oats. The letter said, "Please don't come in mys house, Santa." Santa, being the gentleman he is respected her wishes and left her and Hazel's choo choo trains by the front door. 
Christmas morning was AWESOME! Charlotte loves to unwrap gifts and pretty much dominated our living room. Hazel got in on a little bit of the action but was mostly interested in mouthing the paper and trimmings. Charlotte was sincerely excited about every gift (even the flannel sheets for our bed) and said "Merry Christmas and Thank You" countless times... sweet, sweet girl! 
 Instead of a big Christmas tree this year we set up Fort Christmas; a pink teepee that I made last summer. We strung that bad boy with lights, attached a couple ornaments and hung a big silver snowflake from the ceiling above. We also had a little artificial tree set up on the breakfast bar...all motivated by Hazel's into-everything-ness. It worked out so great that I am thinking Fort Christmas may turn into a Bolin Family tradition. 
Ever since I was a kid my huge and growing-ever-huger extended family have spent Christmas breakfast together at a local restaurant. It is a cherished memory of mine and I am blessed that Grandparents treat us all (we're talkin' upwards of 50 or 60 people?) every year. It was wonderful but also a lot of work to get our two little ladies out of their Christmas comas and into the car... I'm thinking next year we may switch it up to pajamas and cinnamon at home just the four of us. 
We had both sets of parents and Gramma Freddie over for Christmas dinner and Yatzee and it was the perfect way to wrap up the holiday. It kinda felt like we had four Christmases when it was all said and done! We are so fortunate to be surrounded by so many loved ones!
Birdie's 3rd Birthday was five short days after Christmas. We try to rid the house of all evidence of the aforementioned holiday before her birthday party... maybe we're just weird but we decided it makes it more special and just about her. Soooo, our winter wonderland was transformed into a Birthday Fiesta-Land : ) She got sick the night before so we just took it easy on her birthday. We started the day with chocolate chips pancakes and heart-shaped bacon. .. and it stayed down... woo-hoo!! 
She requested a pinata so we just kinda went with it and did a taco party, fiesta birthday. We had a bunch of friends and family over and it was fantastic! Just like on Christmas she was like a little tornado unwrapping her gifts. She said thank you often and also repeated "Happy Birthday" when anyone said it to her. Hazel decided to start walking at the party which made us all super happy. She had been taking little steps for a couple of days but really started moving that night. After the guests left she jumped on the mini trampoline. Not kidding!  The morning after Charlotte told me it was "the best birthday ever!". Success!
The next day was Gramma Freddie's Birthday and New Year's Eve. We celebrated low-key at John and Cristi's place. 
On New Year's Day Cristi watched the girls for us and Jake and I went snowboarding at Anthony Lakes. We stayed the night at their house when we got back that night and I got sick. ugh! I spent the following day in bed. All day. Thanks Jake! The sickness is now weaving it's way through our home and Jake is the current victim... at least it is fast passing! 
We're hoping to get in another snowboard trip in this weekend then Tuesday is my brother's birthday. My birthday is at the end of the month and then Hazel and Jake are in February. Phew!!
Woah!... That was a lot of words. Just pictures next time. Cute ones; I promise!