Back to School Dinner 2019

Back to School Dinner 2019

I decided to start a new tradition where we have a back to school themed dinner before the new school year starts. Landon starts preschool on Tuesday the 2nd. We had Landon’s favorite food for dinner…hamburgers! He was more excited for the cake though. I didn’t realize that my decor could also serve as entertainment but Landon decided after eating he would cut and color.

Aunt Pam and Aunt Tina Visit

Aunt Pam and Aunt Tina Visit

Today Aunt Pam and Aunt Tina came by for a visit! The kids were so excited to have them over. They brought Landon his birthday present…a fishing pole and the fish swims in water. We played, went to Tessa’s ice skating and went swimming. We had a great day and can’t wait to visit with them again soon!

Landon is Three!

Landon is Three!

I can’t believe my baby is three!! Life with Landon is loud, busy, eventful and full of love! Landon loves his mommy which I totally appreciate. He makes sure he gives me multiple kisses and hugs on the days I leave for work and then stands in the garage waving and blowing me more kisses as I drive away. Landon loves his sister and is going to miss her when she is often to Kindergarten. Landon LOVES cars! Literally the boy loves anything with wheels…trucks, cars, trains, monster trucks. He is constantly holding two vehicles in each hand making it hard for him to do things.

Landon is officially done nursing! He stopped nursing around the end of February which was a hard pill to swallow. I miss those moments between the two of us. To limit his nursing we were giving him chocolate almond milk bottles but that didn’t work because he wanted the bottle and to nurse. We had been telling Landon for weeks that when he turned three he had to give up binkys and bottles. We reassured him that he got to keep his blanket. On his third birthday we hid all the binkys (I’m still finding them in places) and bottles and told him he was a big boy and didn’t need them anymore. To my surprise it actually worked! We had some tears but he totally understood. He still lets people know that he is three so “no more bottles and no more beebees (binkys).

Landon loves going to Disneyland and can’t wait to meet the 40 inch mark so he can ride the Lightning ride. He is starting to really know his way around the park and always asks to stop for a bread sample when we walk by Boudin’s. He loves to spend time at the yard with Papa and Michael too. Swimming is his favorite activity and he loves doing cannon balls!

He is going to start preschool in August and will go two days a week. I’m excited for him to make friends and come home with cute crafts. He speech is still a struggle but we are working on it. I know a lot of what he is saying but most people don’t.

I was very worried about dressing a boy because I never thought boy clothes were cute but Landon can pull off the hipster look so I actually really like dressing him. He hates getting his hair done and always says “no hair, hat” so most days he wears a backwards hat.

He doesn’t have his yearly check up until September so I’ll update his height and weight then.

Some of his favorites:

People: Gigi and Papa

Food: Bread, Cheetos, Candy

Movie: Cars, Toy Story 3, Inside Out

Drink: sweet tea and water

Snack: chips and watermelon

Color: Red (Lightning)

Havasu Fun! July 2019

Havasu Fun! July 2019

Landon loves Havasu and asked to go back to the Havasu house right when we got home. He surfed with Auntie but screamed at the end because he was being drama. He also when on the tube with me. The highlight was him getting to help throw in the rope. Landon had a blast and came home with the tan lines to prove it.

Ski Skimmer

Ski Skimmer

We headed to Havasu for a few fun days in the sun! Landon was amazing on the drive thanks to his iPod. Daddy had to stay home because he is still teaching summer school. Landon didn’t remember the Havasu house at all.

Once on the water Landon was brave and tried the ski skimmer behind the boat. He looked so cute out there.

His favorite part of the day was doing cannon balls off the swim platform.

Landon is all about having his toe nails painted. I was able to talk him into blue to match his swim trunks.

After dinner we headed to Culver’s for some frozen custard.

Today I told the kids it was Michael’s birthday. Landon immediately said “chocolate cake!” and Tessa said “we have to sing him happy birthday!”. That prompted us to head to the grocery store and get him a cake to surprise him at work. He started working for Papa which meant a trip to the yard. The kids chose an orange cake with red and yellow writing on it. They were so excited to surprise him! https://youtu.be/8PVhcoR_Qw0

Today I told the kids it was Michael’s birthday. Landon immediately said “chocolate cake!” and Tessa said “we have to sing him happy birthday!”. That prompted us to head to the grocery store and get him a cake to surprise him at work. He started working for Papa which meant a trip to the yard. The kids chose an orange cake with red and yellow writing on it. They were so excited to surprise him! https://youtu.be/8PVhcoR_Qw0

https://youtu.be/8PVhcoR_Qw

All Aboard The Symphony of the Seas

All Aboard The Symphony of the Seas

After sleeping in a hotel in Ft. Lauderdale we woke up refreshed and ready to cruise!  Well, Landon woke up refreshed James and I got kicked all night long from him. 

First, a hotel outfit picture. 

I thought Landon would nap on the drive to the Port of Miami but he didn’t. 

We made it!! Time to board the ship.

Models of how big the propellers are on the cruise ship.

Symphony of the Seas-Wedding Day!

Symphony of the Seas-Wedding Day!

It’s Michael and Brittney’s (“B”) as Landon calls her wedding day!  Both Michael and Brittney were so flexible even though things were drastically changed on them last minute.  Landon decided he loves weddings as much as Tessa.

Daddy was a groomsman.

Landon’s new thing is to stick out his tongue in pictures so I figured if I can’t beat him then join him.

The kids got their first virgin strawberry daiquiri

Landon was quite the dancer!

He loves Michael

Before our formal wedding dinner we had some fun at the kids water area. Paige joined us too!  Landon loved this area!

Landon was bummed he wasn’t tall enough for the big kid slides.

He was tall enough for this slide though and even talked me into going down it.

Dressed for dinner

Uncle Matt stepping up to keep Landon busy during dinner.

Carousel ride after dinner

And a round of mini golf with Gigi

Here are the highlights of our day 2 adventures!

Symphony of the Seas Roatan, Honduras

Symphony of the Seas Roatan, Honduras

Our Caribbean cruise stopped at Roatan, Honduras today.  Landon loved looking out the balcony to see the construction equipment at work.  I was disappointed we had such an ugly view, but he thought it was awesome.

Headed to breakfast with Auntie

We decided to stay on the ship and go play at the water park

Landon loved the water park area. His favorite part was racing Lighting McQueen and Cruz on one of the water features.

Landon loves babies!!  He was very willing to share Cruz with any baby that wanted to join him and play.

Mommy and Daddy took turns on the water slides

View from our balcony

We went to the Adventure Ocean Family Science Night and learned about how hurricanes form.  Landon enjoyed his first science experiment and was a great listener!

We ran into Papa at the Promenade when we were getting snacks and Landon just happened be matching him.  Papa joined us on the carousel too.

Landon got to ring the carousel bell

We opened the dividers between our balconies which the kids loved.  Landon was telling Gigi about his day.

Ready for dinner and a show!  Darren kept Landon busy by stealing his nose before Hairspray started.  Landon loved the show!! He was dancing and clapping the whole time.  He didn’t make it through the whole show so Daddy took him back to the room.

Day 3 video highlights