We took our birthday boy to a Giants game this past Sunday – and what an awesome time we had. Some serious memory making! We even invited his bestest friends in the world to come – Stella from daycare (his girrrrrlfriend) and James, my friend Sarah’s little boy that he completely looks up to! Plus the parents, so even better for us. We went for the bleacher seats so Jace could see more of the game and it worked out great. A little warm, but we got some shade where we were, and there was the occasional breeze (why do I always talk about the weather? haha Must be something I get from my Dad). Momma even got a root beer float! We sure do love our friends the Andersons, and Stella’s Mom and Dad. We couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Good friends and a good game! I think Jace loved every minute of his birthday gift. Here are the lovebirds together ;) Every time Stella gives Jace a hug she tries to pick him up all the way. It’s the cutest thing.
We’ve been talking about going to see “the dinosaurs” with Jace for almost 3 months. I had found some pictures on my Instagram feed and showed Jace and of course he immediately wanted to go. Since before Christmas we’ve been telling Jace, “yes, we’re going to go see the dinosaurs, but we have to save up enough month first .. ” Even Jace started contributing and putting change in his own piggy bank. So, as you can tell, our baby moon to Palm Springs was also centered around taking Jace to see the Cabazon Dinosaurs. And now that we’re back, he wants to go all over again >D. The day we went it was getting pretty cold, but we still made it out there, through the wind and rain. The video of Jace saying, “Want my sweater, want my sweater” just melts my heart. I know he’s cold, but it’s so funny. Just love him XO
And I’m officially not letting Rob take pictures. Why he thinks he needs to zoom in, I’ll never understand. He’s definitely better at video, hahaha. Well, for the record, here are some windy shots of Jace and me:
Our little man is 3! THREE!!! Man, has time flown by. Right now he is obsessed with lions and baseball, so that’s pretty much what we focused his birthday party around:) I had a hard time finding jungle/zoo decorations, so I improvised with animal balloons, a hand-made sign, leis, and some grassy frill. Gift bags for the kids consisted of mini monkeys in a barrel, animal print sunglasses (can’t resist cute shades for kids!) and mini jungle animals. It was a small get together with family and a couple friends. The weather was beautiful. Just an all around awesome day of playing baseball out back, opening gifts and stuffing our faces with chocolate cake!
Our home daycare provider, Wheeler’s Drop-a-Tot (a.k.a. Veronica:)), hosted a little Family Fun day for all the kids and us parents this past weekend. It was such a good time! We snacked on carna asada tacos and fruit, mingled with the other parents and watched our kiddos play for a couple hours. All the kids know each other so well and love to play together. And Jace especially liked seeing his girlfriend Stella ;) The play center by Supertots Veronica rented out was pretty awesome, too. Great for birthday parties. We sure do love Veronica and her girls and the whole group. I can’t explain how comforting it is to see all our kids play together and also talk with their parents about the same things we’re going through, to share stories and laugh at each other (and who am I kidding, at our kids, too!) Thanks, Veronica for having us all over. It was such a special day!
Our day care (one of the best home day cares in the Arcadia district if you ask me!) started a new thing with the kids every week where they practice writing letters to their mom and dad (or whoever they want really) and then we write a letter back. Of course the first person Jace wrote a letter to was Rob. Go figure. Funny thing is, when Rob opened his letter, there were only a couple scribbles on the dotted lines, lol! Seems Jace is still too young to write out anything but it’s the thought that counts, right?! I think he liked writing alongside his friends and picked his Daddy to write to. Since Jace can’t read yet (obviously), our day care encouraged us to still write a letter back so she can read it out loud to him. Rob took this to heart, all the way, and wrote our little Jace his first letter back. And because this is my blog and I write about whatever I want, I decided to post a picture of Rob’s letter back so I could remember it. Rob even included a photo and a couple pieces of candy. I think this is such a great idea for parents who miss their kiddos while they’re at work. I can totally attest to the fact that leaving your kids with someone else during the day is hard. But writing little notes to each other, almost like you were in grade school together, helps them know how much you love them and are thinking about them. I hope Jace realizes how proud we are of him in every way, and that we are always thinking of him. Well, just thought to share this idea with you in case you want to try it out!