Sebastian Goes Bowling

For the first time this last January our church decided to host an event as a thank you to all the volunteers. The event? A night of free video games and free bowling at a place called Nickel City. Well, we have never done Nickel City with the kids before and, as you can imagine, they are in love with the place.

Sebastian and August, more than anything else, loved bowling. Every day since Sebastian has been asking to go bowling again.

So this weekend Dad took Sebastian on a father son outing to the bowling alley! I can’t begin to express in words how excited Sebastian was….and how much fun they had. For Sebastian, this was better than Disneyland!

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Kid Table

I read the other day that August is at the age where he wants to feel like a big kid (This is for sure true. I can see it in everything he does.) The article went on to say that one of the things that your little 21 month old might really enjoy is to have a table and chair set that is his size. So he feels big. I read that and then went right out to the clubhouse and brought in some chairs and a table.

Within minutes he was using it and over the moon about it all. He got a snack, walked over, made himself right at home. It has been in our living room a week now and I will randomly find him sitting at it throughout the day. It is pretty stinkin’ adorable.

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Homework at the Park

This week has been an 80 degree week in February. Unusually beautiful.

It seemed like a good week to go out to ice cream. Our ice cream date led to a park outing….which is fine by me because most days it seems I have to beg the kids to go outside.

When we got to the park Dayla asked if she could do her homework there. “Of course!”

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It could not have been a more beautiful outing. Dayla switching between doing her homework and playing while the boys ran out their energy. These are the times when our high prices in San Diego feel completely worth every penny.

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New Chicks

Daniel took the 3 kids on a little surprise date this morning….and let me sleep in.  (It was awesome.)

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When I woke up, I woke up to a chirpy little surprise.  Spring on the horizon means new chicks in the Sundin house again.

Meet the new girls: peach, stormy, castaway, lightning, sleepy, sky, sunny, mini, and beanbag (aka “beans”)

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The breeds…

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Daddy’s Retreat Weekend

Once a year Daniel and all of the guy friends from our old church (our old “young married’s bible study class”) get together to do a retreat weekend. It is a great time to reconnect, talk about God, and of course get in some game time without kids.

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I have been really wanting Jenon and Paula to come down to San Diego and spend a weekend with us, and this seemed like the perfect one. I loved the idea of having a special weekend of special visitors while Daddy was gone.

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I grew to love Jenon and Paula when I used to go on retreats with Daniel’s mom and sister many years ago. Jenon has been Celia’s very good friend for a long time and I have heard many stories about how she would take Daniel and Kristy out to museums and other adventures when they were kids. I loved hearing those stories.

Truly, Jenon and Paula both are just the sweetest and most patient people I have ever met….and I just want my kids to spend more time around women like these two.

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And I can say without exaggeration…this was the most fun I think I have ever had on a Saturday! It was just such a blessing to be with these women.