Saturday, December 30, 2006

Hey Everybody




Well I have been behind in my blog checking so here's an update. One picture of each of my guys. A pulls this silly face every time he sees my camera come out and I was lucky enough to catch it in all it's glory the other day.(Click on A's picture and see how cute he is)
M was using the swing in the garage while the kids were playing, in fact he was hogging the swing as I was waiting patiently for my turn.
And E was monopolizing Nana's time as he is prone to do. He just wanted her all to himself for her whole visit.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Friday, December 15, 2006

A pictures that make you go...aaawww




Our little A is a strong spirit that's for sure. The boy uses a lethal combination of words and hand gestures to ensure he is never misunderstood. He had a great time at the Church Chrstms party making his cookie. For some reason he wanted to show all his belly at the playgroup party and the other is a picture of he and dddy deep in review of a train magazine.

E stories that make you go..aaawwwww!




So today we went to see Santa at the boys playgroup party. E went up and got his present(a tow truck type thing that I picked up from Gnt Tgr for $5). Apparently he thought this was Chrstms, since Santa had come and all. So he says, "Mommy, I like my truck and it's o.k. if maybe next year I get other toys that were on my list." What a sweetie!!! He was perfectly content with his toy and has no idea the toy haul that awaits him on Chrstms morning. So rest assured everybody that he will be duly impressed with his toys.
Also, he was holding the door open for Grnny today and she thanked him and he said, "That's what my daddy does when other people go through doors." Those little eyes of his are always watching.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Monkey Man



Well E has decided that he is also a climber and has made it him mission to climb everything!!!! I am immune to it at this point but it sure gives Grnny a scare when she sees him
up on top of everything.......The other picture is one of him after he fell asleep watching cartoons.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

It's beginning to feel a lot like.......



Christmas!!! Yeah! We decorated the tree on Friday night. That was fun for all. The kids have put Spdrmn Candy Canes on the tree and want to eat them so badly but I said they had to wait until after Christmas.
I was explaining the advent calendar that Grndma Deirdr bought and why it was fun to countdown to Jesus' birthday and so on......and then E said, "I want to countdown to Santa Claus coming instead". Hmm....I told him they come on the same day....

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Messy Play


Here's a question for y'all. How come it's only fun if ALL the toys are out at the same time? This is a picture from last week. There are no pictures of the little sick kids this week. (I think they sensed that I had made fun plans for this Saturday-now cancelled-and jointly got sick) E has the flu and A has a cold(double ear infection). Not fun taking pictures of them being bored and tired and sick. Nor are the pictures of their sleep-deprived parents going on here. So here's a look back at better times.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Weekend Catch-up



























Well Gdad(love that name) finished the garage swings and there is a picture of the kids here enjoying them. Also of E riding his bike around. Also, when Gnny put A to bed on Friday night he wouldn't let go of the book she was reading him and fell asleep with it. So cute...he was still like that when M and I got home from our movie night.(Went to see the new Jms Bnd 00 movie.....not great by the way.)

Daddy Snack



Further reasons why they love daddy more. M made them their snack the other day......and I had to take a picture of it to put on the blog. I guess this would be more meaningful if I also had a picture of how I prepare their snacks but you can well imagine that they are typically not this pretty and have been known to include bags/boxes of crackers put on the table for 'helping yourself'.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

The Great Soother Caper--Read the story


Well, I have taken to putting A's soothers up in the a.m. so he will not use them and will use his words more. And this strategy has been quite successful. However, over the week I have noticed that he seems to always have one in his mouth. Everytime this would happen I would take it away and wonder.......that's weird. Thinking I must have left one in his crib or maybe he found one in my purse. As the week wore on I started to seriously think that I was losing it. Then, the other evening I'm upstairs with the two of them and turn around and Voila! a soother in his mouth. Now I'm seriously perplexed, the soothers are always kept high up on a shelf in their room. Until I see E in the room. So I ask him,"Do you know how A got a soother?" And he says, "yeah, I got him one." So I'm all, "huh? he's not supposed to have them when he's up." And he says, "ya well he's happier when he has one so whenever he wants one I climb up and get him one." What a hoot. Now they are starting to work together!!!!! I'm in trouble now.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Daddy Garage Play




Well daddy was watching the boys while I was cooking dinner and they were out in the garage. I heard laughs and went out to see what was going on. They had set up a balance beam and E was loving it. A was not so sure. Then M and E decided that EXTREME balance beam was in order and they put it up on two chairs and THEN that walking on his hands was a good idea.....I guess it's no wonder why they think M is more fun!!!!!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Christmas Ideas--Post 3 of 3



Several people have been asking me what the boys are interested in these days to aid in Christmas shopping. In response I have been trying to put some ideas together and they are listed here.
A has shown an interest in Ssme St.(particularly Elmo and Grover). E is, of course, in his Spdrmn phase and loves all things related to Spdrmn and maybe Sprmn.
We have started a dress-up box here so if you have anything laying around that the kids might like to dress up in that would be great. (A loves hats so if you have any unusual ones laying around.....)
Also, the boys like to play games with us. We have Hngry Hppo and they love it so any other board games that are similar in difficulty to play. As fas as movies go we have a bunch of Bb the Bildr and Thms the Trn but we have only one VeggiTls movie and E loves it. That's about all I can think of. E has loads of clothes right now and A has all of E's old stuff. E loves to play store but we use the keyboard for a cash register and the trains as the purchases and we use shiny stones as the money. He has a pretty good imagination when it comes to games :-)

Hope that helps everybody. M has said that he is going to stop me from opening presents early this year so your presents will be safe until Christmas if he has anything to say about it.

Nostalgia Moment!--Post 1 of 3




Just for fun I have found a picture of E when he was exactly the same age as A is today. The pictures are here, note they are wearing the same pyjamas(holy hand-me-downs!)
There are definitely some family resemblances but they are also very different looking. E was much taller at this age it seems and more mature looking. A looks more like a baby still.....maybe just my perception?? Enjoy

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Fun while I Cook




I made a mediocre dinner tonight(whole wheat pie crust for a meat pie.....what was I thinking?!?!?!) anyway, while I was cooking the boys were playing at the sink. They were having a blast with some water, some marbles and a couple of cups.

Garage Play



Well, I haven't put the indoor climbing toy together or had Grndd hang the swings yet but the boys are already going in the garage to play. It was a balmy 16degrees in there this evening(thanks to the heater and new insulation) and the boys were rocking around and E was doing an obstacle bike course that I set up for him. I think we'll get good use out of that garage this winter. I have a few ideas up sleeve for when the walls start to close in around us with snow!!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Funny Daddy




M does this hysterical routine with these monkeys that we have.......they eat food that the kids feed them from their plastic food. Sometimes the monkeys eat the food and sometimes they chew it and spit it out, VERY LOUDLY....it cracks us all up!!! Too bad I can't include the soundtrack of the kids laughing their butts off.

Where's K?


K was over the other day and she was attacked by two roaming Brft Boys. Can you find her in this picture???

Christmas Flurry....of Pictures