Friday, March 13, 2015

Legoland 2015!

Legoland does Homeschool Days on Mondays throughout the Winter, and we were able to go with some friends last Monday.
It was rainy off and on, but there were no lines!
The kids had so much fun!
Mini-land New York.

They are working on a new Star Wars exhibit--so we watched builders put this giant Lego replica of the Death Star together.

The kids got to take a class about gears. They had to construct their own Lego rollercoaster and get it to go super fast.

Meanwhile, the toddlers constructed a baby cage!

Coco and Matthew working well together! Matthew's family homeschool theme this year is LEGOdyssey!

Meeting a giant Emmett! Quincy was screaming in fear outside the shot.

They had the actual Lego set-up that is seen at the end of the Lego movie, so everyone got a kick out of that. Also, we got to go to Sea Life aquarium next door. It's small but has some sharks, which the kids loved.

And of course, the Southern California life:
Field trip: success! Traffic: fail!
But we all had a good time and would do it again :)
Also, Cash got a haircut after this, so you don't have to worry.

Arthur is 1!

Arthur turned 1!

We had my family over to celebrate and had the traditional Hulihan first birthday cream puff.

He loved them! He ate two! Good job, Arthur!

He got lots of balls and some books for his birthday. 
I can't believe my baby is 1!
At 1, Arthur is:
-taking one nap a day
- has six teeth
- still not walking, although he likes to assisted-walk
-sleeping long and deeply at night
-loving food, especially peas and strawberries
- my most mellow child. He loves to just crawl around looking at things.
He does shriek occasionally, but he is still super cuddly and sweet.
His favorite activity is taking everything out of my purse and trying to put everything back. Repeat for all drawers in the house.
Also throwing stuff into the bathtub that doesn't belong in the bathtub.
We sure love our little baby bear!

Quincy is 3!

Quincy turned 3 at the end of January!

He asked for a soccer cake (this looks like a failed "Nailed It") Haha!
My frosting was too runny--oops!

Grandma and Grandpa traveled the long two blocks to come celebrate!

Like the typical middle child, he was dragged to all of his siblings' activities that day, poor guy.  We owe you one!

At 3, Quincy loves:
--Teen Beach Movie (he loves singing along)
--Playing blocks and play dough
--Refusing naps and insisting on only wearing sweatpants

After opening his presents, he went back to dragging around a little tote bag with his favorite toys, a mini Book of Mormon and a stuffed horse stolen from Cosette.
He knows what he likes!
We sure love this fun little guy who wants to be part of all the action and loves
being super active!

Christmas and our Exchange Student!

Christmas came and went! 

It was eventful this year, because two days before, we met our exchange student from Tokyo, Moeka Okabe.

This was our first time having an exchange student, and it was fun--especially because we really love and have experience with Japanese people.
We tried to keep her entertained and went to the Science Center, mini-golf, movies, and other stuff I recorded with our iPad camera.

After two weeks, her group returned to Japan.
Moeka was so sweet, and we hope to see her again!