This week was short! We had monday off for presidents day and spent it in Carmel and the saturday before was amazing weather that warranted painting our house and a park day with balls.
17 mile drive had me car sick but was beautiful! We drove down to carmel, got lunch and a treat and drove around. It was sooo windy, it was hard to do anything outside and not get blown to pieces.
Wes is full blown in toddler destroyer mode. I am constantly catching him digging in the toilet, unravelling toilet paper, dumping out cereal to eat it, climbing on the kitchen table to eat whatever food is on there or play with my center piece. He has also learned how to express his anger in a way other than crying. He will hit or smack when he's mad and scream bloody murder at his brothers when they have something he wants. The dynamics have definitely changed and we're all trying to navigate prince Wes and his demands. I can't help spoiling him cause he's so stinking cute but I'm starting to see the fruits of that. He is also CONSTANTLY begging for food. In true boy fashion he seems to be a bottomless pit and nothing I do satisfies him. We had some friends over and when I explained at the beginning they chuckled and later said "you aren't kidding! he never stops!" It's especially bad when I'm trying to cook.
The next weekend we left friday morning and drove up to Tahoe. This was our first time there and we had a great time. Beau's work pays for part of a ski trip every year and we decided to go this year! The day before Josh and Dagmar got into town for a weekend get away and we spent the afternoon with them around Palo Alto hiking the dish and walking around Stanford. Back to Tahoe. We got to the house around 1 and the boys wanted to go out in the snow immediately. While Beau we worked we explored and went down to the beach. That area is so beautiful and majestic. I see now why people are obsessed. The boys loved finding icicles and trying to throw snowballs at each other. When everyone else got there we chatted and got dinner. We are lucky to have such easy going people to do company retreats with!
The next morning we drove to the ski resort and took Tenny skiing. Because we had Wes only one of us could ski at a time so we only rented one set of kids skis and I was the lucky duck who got to go down the mountain with Tenny. We skiid for a few hours but the wind was starting to get to him. He loved it though and was a natural. I wish we could go more, I love teaching my kids new things!
By the time we finished Wes had fallen asleep in the car and Christian was not interested in going so we called it a day! We went home and had hot chocolate, played pool and got in the hot tub. We also played battle ship as a family which of course Beau won. Tennyson LOVED playing though and blowing up other peoples stuff.