Here's the dilemma...I definitely don't wanna overwhelm any of you with an overload of pics, but some are just so dang cute I can't pass them up. Not to mention I use this as a journal/timeline for our family. So, again, apologies ahead of time. If this is too much for you, I'm truly sorry. I'm just realizing that since my BABY is turning 1 next week, yes, I said ONE, I'm realizing we missed out on the last six months of pics for him. Bear with me as I try to update our crazy, fun, yet boring, spring/summer/fall for Scoubes Family Blog.
So we left off at Conner's Birthday and the surprise trip to Disneyland, Sea World and the beach. It was also Dylan's 4th birthday and we had an amazing day at Disneyland that day and Dylan was treated so extra special!
The Boys at Sea World
Mom and Conner riding the Atlantis ride as Sea World--do you see me screaming my head off?
It was Dylan's Birthday and he got a special picture with Buzz Lightyear!
(This was especially exciting because he was told he was too short to ride space mountain with Dad and the older boys and was crying until we saw Buzz--we chased after him and were the 3rd people in line! Melted the tears away!)
The Famous Disneyland Family Pic
Love these 2 kiddos! They would have tried on every hat if we had let them! These were their favs.
Dylan also got chosen as a Jedi to fight Darth Maul on his Birthday--he was rather intimidated!
Conner was also lucky enough to be a Jedi on our last day there. The force was definitely with us
Everywhere we went, we were a spectacle with FOUR boys, in matching shirts at that (easy way to keep track of the rugrats!) Yes, 4 boys, and no, we're not crazy.....yet :)
Aiden was lulled to sleep by the calm ocean waves. It was close to the longest nap of his life!
Dad and his boys at Huntington Beach soaking in the rays and waves
My adorable muscle men (Taj is part of the adorableness!)
All righty then, that's gonna do it for our trip pics. Some other fond memories include:
- Seeing dylan covered in his blanky on the drive down--his creative solution from blocking the sun so he could see his Nintendo DS.
- Sitting by the pool with Melissa and Shailynn while all the boys went back and forth and back and forth from the pool to the hot tub.
- Loving that Aiden was still cuddly and sweet and LOVED kissing me while I bobbed my jaw next to his--guess ya had to see it, but it's still a favorite to this day!
- Conner going on California Screamin and absolutely loving it and wanting to ride only that over and over--I think 2 in a row was our limit.
- On the second day Dylan was allowed to go on Space Mtn. (height is subjective, right?!) and after he got off he was scared out of his pants. His reaction:
Dylan: No. It was scary. I never wanna go on it again......well, I kind of liked it" And by the time he saw his brothers, "IT WAS AWESOME!" Funny how it went from never again to AWESOME and wanting to do it again!
It was a trip of a lifetime for the Scoubes fam and hopefully one that won't be forgotten for years to come!! Dylan still asks every so often when we're going back. Yeah, not for a LONG while, buddy.
In the next few weeks after that, we had a kindergarten graduation for Oliver, a preschool program for Dylan, and school came to and end (thank goodness!) I was over the homework and daily battles with Conner, not to mention the tail end of school STUNK for Conner, poor kid. And surprisingly, it wasn't his fault. "Really?" You might be asking yourself, but being labeled is NEVER fair to the kid and his teacher and peers were having enough of a negative effect that his anxiety and anger that his bad behavior escalated to the point of weekly therapy appts and even the contemplation of adding some meds. That's another story in and of itself for a later time. All I'd like to say is that having his meds dialed in have made A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE and seeing the happy Conner (who once was) return in full force-- funny and hilarious, kind, tender, and much more under control has been such a blessing and our family is all around much happier!!
Ok, I've already been at this computer for WAY too long. But it's good to be back. My kids are tired of me ignoring them, so we'll continue this in the next few days. As a sneak peak, we'll continue with Leah (Jared's sister) and her awesome family visiting for Conner's baptism. Oh boy, the summer's just begun! Hang in there with me, I hope I'll make it worth it ;-)
Thanks for any of you have tuned back in and we'll talk soon!