Jurassic Park, meet my two year old.

Jan 28, 2014

Over the weekend we went to a "Frozen Game Day" at the Alaska Nature and Science Center. We thought this would be a great way to get the kids out of the house since we can't really play outside in the ice covered place we call home. The kids were all in rare form seeing as how taking them out these days is like letting zoo animals out of their cages. But this is the day I realized the profound difference between a four year old and a two year old.
Ace wanted to play all the games and look at all the dinosaur bones and animals. Pierce wanted to play fetch with the bones, and throw the "precious rocks" on the floor like he was playing hop scotch. Pierce also thought the strict NO RUNNING rule was more of a suggestion, as he used this place as the qualifying event to the toddler track olympics! Which he would win hands down because I could not catch him even if gold medals were falling from the sky.
Then we found this dinosaur dig place that was able to contain him for about 20 minutes while I caught my breath. Thank you to the genius who put this in the museum...I love you. Clearly you have children!
Then just as Ace was playing the fishing game with the very tiny pool filled with water, Pierce took the opportunity to qualify for the high dive event as well. He did a beautiful belly flop into that tiny pool of water which earned him a 10 from the judges. The judges being the 8-10 people around us giving us the death stare! Listen people I have a future olympian on my hands here, who am I to crush his dreams? Haven't you ever seen those P&G commercials? I am the glue holding this athlete together. Even though after he jumped in and realized how soaked he was he had a meltdown!
The days of me getting frustrated or embarrassed of my kids actions are over. Truth is they do grow out of these antics. Ace has severely calmed down in his four years of living. He is more curious with how things work, asking questions, trying to learn and absorb the world around him. So I know that this maniac of a two year old I have will grow and change, but right now he is a force to be reckoned with. I cannot help but laugh at some of the things he does even if they are utterly inappropriate and all together rule breaking. He is two and I can't blame him for viewing everything he encounters as an obstacle course. 
Avalon was a dream as usual, and after we tricked Pierce into participating in a cupcake walk, and me begging the high school girl running the game to just give him a damn cupcake so we could get him to the car even though he had technically lost twice, it all worked out. Which thank you high school girl for breaking the rules, I know it pained you, but one day you will remember that crazy mom who looked at you with such desperation and think....I am glad I helped a sister out!
Once we arrived home the fun didn't end...Avalon and I just got to watch from a safe distance while the boys wrestled their sugar high off. 


  1. While I was reading this I had an 18 month old climb up and off me no less than 35 times. He also smacked me with his iPad 6 times. I get it.

    I'm taking the kids to our local science museum this morning. Solo. Pray for me. Or drink for me. Whatever. ;)

    You have a very well dressed family by the way.

  2. I love Avalon's outfit in these photos! She's absolutely adorable. And I think at some point, every mom realizes she needs to get over getting embarrassed over her kid's actions....lol!

  3. I love this!!!! The antics of kids crack me up, those people giving death stares are probably thinking "yup been there before". They just won't admit it.

  4. I love love love your blog! So much so, that I put a link to yours from mine.... hope you don't mind. I have 2 small wild boys as well so I can sympathize. I love your good attitude and perspective on things. Thanks for sharing!!

    1. Wow! Thanks Bonnie! I will head over and check out your blog now :)

    2. Aw thanks Kelsey! It's still a work in progress. I literally just started.... This is my last year in my 20's and I'm seriously the old hag who can't figure out Wordpress! I stumbled across your blog while searching for Alaska blogs because im certain God has forsaken Oklahoma and I'm ready for somewhere new (and without scorpions). I stayed at your blog because it was friggin hilarious and engaging and I could relate to it all. Now I feel like I know you and you feel like I'm a stalker probably, lol. :). I'm glad you can stay home with the kids and love it. You're an amazing woman! Anywho, thanks for sharing, I very much enjoy reading it. :)

  5. hahaha you have the best attitude everrr. I need to learn your ways.

    adorable outfits.

  6. At least I know boys calm down. Mine is three and is ALL OVER THE PLACE!

  7. Haha, I remember learning that lesson of how different my two are when we took them to the Pacific Science Center. One wanted this and the other wanted that. Trying to please them both as they go in different directions sure was a challenge! Love your positive view! Always encouraging :).

  8. I now read this Blog before bedtime, they make me so tired, I sleep great!

  9. SWOOOOOONNNN ... Over that pic of you and Avalon! I love that you all had such a fun day. Those type of interactive museums are the best. You just let your kid run and play and no one cares. The Please Touch Museum was like that in Philly and I adored it!!
    Ace is super cute. I can't even wait to see what kind of cute babies Rey and Ace make. Maybe we could black market them and get rich?? LOL


  10. New follower from the Bloggers Digest. :)
    I LOVE your children's names! They are so beautiful!

  11. You look absolutely gorgeous with Avalon in the last picture. This whole post had me laughing out loud, loved it!



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