Updates

I have been out of town more in the last two months then I think I have since I had Jackson.  First we went to Mexico for a week.

 

Then we went to KC for the Big XII Tourney.  I saw my love Jessi. We had green beer.
KC Beer We went shopping. Ward KC

Then we went to NYC for the NCAA tourney.  That was amazing (even though it rained literally the entire time we were there) (which ended up being just barely 48 hours).

NYC

 

Then I went to Chicago with a few girlfriends and joined my sister for the Race to Wrigley. I’ve always wanted to do this 5K but it’s such terrible timing for me to be gone… but for some reason this year I thought it was a good idea.  It was a great time and we had a blast!Race to Wrig
Work has been crazy and the twins have been tough (colds, bronchitis, ear infections, sinus infections, teeth…) so I had one of these guys the other day. Whoaza.
Dew

 

 

Easter Egg hunt with Mace!JackandMace

Some celebrating at the casa, and check out those cheeks!!  We are loving the warm weather and humidity at our house! At least Livie’s skin is loving the break.Liv bunny



And here’s my other little bunny.

Cal BunnyAnd speaking of heart stopping (wait, we weren’t?), Jackson has decided to do this now:

Jack parkIt’s scarier (to me) than it looks.

And one more update- apparently I have a following in wasps because this morning I woke up to one IN OUR ROOM! Coincidence that I just made a death threat towards their kind yesterday? I think not…

There you have it!

 

 

Ugh.

Along with all my excitement about warmer temps (see previous post), I was reminded this weekend of one part of spring I don’t like- bugs.  Specifically, wasps.  It seems like we have four or five nests every year, and at least one that gets really big.  We always use that crazy 20′ chemical sprayer and then watch the wasps fall like rain. Seriously, it’s creepy how they just die mid-flight and drop.  Then we’re left with millions (slight dramatization, but not much) of wasps on our driveway, porch, deck, etc.  Yesterday our back deck door was left open for a few hours, thanks to the toddler, and we found a wasp in the sunroom. Seth & I walked around the house and saw 3 nests on just one side of the house already forming! I’d love to use something more eco-friendly to get rid of them, but am not willing to go light here as we spend a lot of time outside and I don’t want to worry about the kids getting stung by a nasty wasp.

Any luck with natural wasp remedies? Here’s a site I found that said to shoot them with a mix of water & dish soap: http://www.kitchenstewardship.com/2013/05/29/natural-wasp-spray-we-got-rid-of-our-wasps-no-raid-required/. Sounds promising, but one of the nests (hives?) is way up in a peak and I doubt our hose has the power to shoot it with the force needed to be effective.

Please note: I know they’re wasps.  Bees are a totally different story and you really shouldn’t kill them if you have a nest.  These guys are the nasty mean ugly wasps. I want them dead and gone.