Boys Boys Boys. . .

~Sept, 2012
We had some visitors over and of course A and E were bouncing off the walls. Head butting their legs, jumping on their back and freaking out. So I chucked them both in the kitchen and told them, "You are out of control." Angrily A turns to me, hands on his hips and snaps, "No Mom! YOU are out of control!"

~Aug. 2012
A comes up to me and tells me very officially, "Mom, I'm smarter than you. I'm not smarter than Dad, but I am smarter than you."

~July 4th, 2012
A and E were wrestling today and it was A's day. He was doing really good keeping his little brother subdued, although E put up a pretty good fight. Once they were finished, Daddy and I told E he did a really good job! He looked over at Daddy M angrily from the floor and said, "No, I din not!!" he flailed his arms on the ground and continued, "He's still alive!"

~June 2012
E and A were playing T-ball today with A's new gear. I of course laid down the rules. No hitting anyone with the bat. No swinging at the ball until every body and body part is clear. Simple enough. Not 5 minutes into it, I hear a blood curdling scream from A. E runs inside, eyes big, and says, "I din'n know what I was doing!" Big brother had a pretty good goose egg on his head.

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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Carvings Part II

Pumpkin carving is serious business. It's SO serious, in fact, that it deserves a whole second post... and possibly a 3rd, once I actually take a picture of our other "stair-ee!" pumpkin. Fall has to be one of my favorite seasons purely for the fact that we have SO many holidays that follow Halloween! We get Thanksgiving! Christmas! and New Years!! It's great!

The pumpkin you see her is Aunt Ms and As pumpkin.... and yes, he actually did choose that pattern. Although, I'm pretty sure that he didn't know what he was picking out at the time.

The last two photos are my favorites. The one with As dorky smile in it had a conversation that went a little something like this, "Smile normal A".... "No! A not like that! Just smile normal for now." ..."A we can do a silly picture next, cummon!" . . . after a few minutes of frustration from Aunt M and I as we try to make the 3 year old smile like everyone else, I came up to him with my fingers in 'flick' pose to see if the idea of getting him in trouble would make him listen.... it didn't.... it actually produced the next picture. That would be As. "I've just been threatened" face and by the looks of it, he thinks I may have blackmailed him, cut off his teddy's thumb and mailed it to him with a note saying, "you're next if you don't send the money!" Aunt M is just going with the flow and following As lead. :) ....or maybe she's his body guard and that's the "I'm going to shank you if you come closer" look.

We have a lot of looks in this family. It can get confusing to translate sometimes.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Thing 1 and Thing 2

So I've been feeling a bit bloggy today. It's an orgy of new news! And I love that I have so much to share! If I had self control I would chill and post this in a few days, but lucky for you, I have no self control... .so for your happiness, here is the 3rd post of the day.

We went trick or treating at Ms work today and the boys enjoyed dressing up quite a bit!

We are epic. You don't even know!

Their favorite part of getting dressed was putting on the makeup. They watch me put mine on every day, so when they got to put theirs on, it was a special treat!

Once we arrived at Daddy's company, we had to wait outside because some genius decided to pull a fire alarm. *face smack!* But we managed to get some choice photos of the boys. :)
They're supermodels, you know it!

 Quick run through- We have our lovely Aunt RIN who was E's carrying buddy. He was only interested in being carried, because supposedly he's 'scared' of all the stations. In his defense though, some of them were pretty terrifying- for an 18 month old at least.
 scared face!
 We're trying to get him to smile here. Little stinker wouldn't do it. But you can see the hint of a smile there!
I was asked several times where I got my costumes from. And I was able to tell them that I am so epic, that I made their costumes. I have to admit, they didn't take that long and they weren't that hard. But still, I am epic.

It's Carving Time

My favorite part of Halloween is carving pumpkins!!! If I had the most awesome tools and all the $$ in the world. I would carve a pumpkin village for my front yard and lay in the middle of the town in pure happiness! Unfortunately reality brings me to only buying 3 carving pumpkins and the most elementary tools. BUUT each year we seem to manage! This will have been A's 3rd? or 4th Halloween and every year he has NOT wanted to touch anything. A usually informs me that the inside of the pumpkin is 'Dross!' and 'Yutkee!'  (gross and yucky) This year though! We actually convinced him it was fun!!
 Here A was quite impressed with Aunt M's gut scooping skills! The only thing I was thinking while he had his mouth wide open was, "Don't touch my couch with your nasty hands!"
 Aunt M was helping A with his pumpkin. She helped him choose a pattern, which when she was done carving it, actually scared him. And his brother! haha
While we were carving our pumpkins, E was eating his dinner, so he joined us a bit later. He did not even hesitate to stick his hand in a gooey, slimy pumpkin hole! I think E will be a master pumpkin lover in his later years. For now though... he's the de-gutter and the seed spreader. Yes. That's what he did. Found a spoon and scooped up all the seeds we were saving, so we could roast them, and he stuck them all over the place. Mostly back inside the pumpkins.

 Such a serious little stare. He was really focusing on his pumpkin task and smiling for me was just too much. He obliged by looking up and then quickly going back to work. :)

 Once A's pumpkin was done, he quickly jumped in and helped me with mine. He is a very good helper now that he's not so focused on staying clean!
At some point in the process it looks like A may have lost his pants. The picture above... they're there. And then now... gone! What're ya gonna do? When a man wants to be half nakey, they're going to get half nakey.

We have a recording of our pumpkins and their finished product, but for some reason they won't upload. So, tonight I'll take some more pictures so you can see our fantastic patterns!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

First Snow

 This morning, we had snow! And it was SO exciting that a little certain someone couldn't even wait to get his clothes on. As a matter of fact, I remember putting him to bed in clothes and then waking up to him.... not, it clothes. I'm not sure when this transition took place. BUT it did. :)

The boys and I rushed to get our breakfast eaten, so we could go play in the snow! We couldn't go in the backyard because there were doggy poo poo bombs back there. But the front yard was perfect! Poor E was not well equipped. He had the boots, the hat and the gloves, but no real water resistant snow coat or pants. Luckily, we had the time to go and do that today. So the next time you see the handsome little man, he'll be decked out in his new gear!
 We bought the boys this sled last year, but A was deathly afraid of sledding down hills, so the poor thing just sat sadly last year in our closet. BUT it appears that it will have a more useful season in the months to come! This is the photo were you can see that they are the lucky bums that get to ride in the thing, while I on the other hand get to be their work horse. I pulled them in circles for at least 20 rounds and let me tell you.... my kids are NOT lightweights!
 We got to play with doggy A today as well. We weren't sure how much she'd actually appreciate snow, but she did a really good job! She ran around trying to eat it and chomped on more fall leaves than I'm sure she appreciated. There was a ball involved for a while. But poor doggy A is not so bright. I would throw the tennis ball and then it would bounce in the snow at her feet and she would step all over it, desperately trying to find it. We'll forgive her for her "not smart-ness" (A won't let me call her the stu**p word, I get in trouble if  I do) though, her good looks will get her further than her tiny brain!
At the end of our morning play, both kidos got to go inside and complete the snow experience with some yummy HOT CHOCOLATE!!!! I LOVE hot chocolate.... aaaand rightly so; my kids do as well!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Stitt-er Nipples!

 Caution: partial nudity ahead. If you have a weak stomach... DO NOT scroll down! There are things posted on here that might make people involuntarily pee their pants out of horror. Some may have nightmares. Others may never speak again. But.... you have been warned!


 WHERE ARE tHeIr nipples!!!!
 The horror!!!! 

They've been infected by stickeroma!!

 There's no hope left for them.
SAVE yourselves!!! 

.... and please, change your nasty pee pants.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Hee Haw

This last weekend we went to Hee Haw Farms! I went last year with the boys and it was loads of fun despite the rain and penetrating cold, so we decided to go again this year! It was nice and sunny and perfect this time around at least. . . and we had more friends that came with. :)
We first posed by steroid mutant pumpkins! The one's they'll drop on a car from a huge crane and crush it to death! We didn't go on the date that that happened. Maybe next year.
Then we all headed over to the trick or treat hay ride. E was not sure what was going on, but he was excited to be with everyone.
Aunt M was just as excited as A was about the flying candy!

After that we found the slides! Everyone had to give it a try.

I should have gotten a picture of it, but about halfway down this slide, there's a gaping hole in the ground, one false move off the side and you'd be under the slide in a hole that was an unknown depth. That didn't really stop anyone though.

They have this homemade 'train' ride for the kids and we decided to all hop in and ride since no other children were there but mine! A was not interested in going on the train- probably because just before this we forced him into a 'terrifying' blow up maze that he had to run through... and now, he's trying to be mad at us.
 So if you look hard enough you can see Aunt M at the front, then my cousin KD and little E, then myself, A and my cousin's hubby, CD
Even after we were finished bouncing the crap out of our bodies over the dusty, rocky path, A still did not want to smile. Look how hard he's trying to stay serious! He definitely is my stubborn, cute little 3 year old.

I'm going to have to say that my favorite part, besides watching my kids play, was the petting 'zoo' area. 
 I could tell some elaborate story about how I chased this chicken down and corned it and the heroically caught it for my kids, but honestly, the fat thing just stood there and let me pick it up; that story goes with the other chicken that I could never catch- I DID corner it, but then it ran away with it's freaky fast chicken legs! :) Either way, my kidos got to enjoy petting the "duckeee!" as E called it.

 There's rabbits in there. They both just stood there staring at them until Daddy M could trick the rabbits to getting close to the door so we could grab one.
 See! I'm not the only one that tried to corner the animals! They were smarter than me and teamed up though. This is my cousin and... cousin-in-law? Is that even a thing?? cousin-in-law. hm.
 Aaaand here's the rabbit, I managed to pull out for A to hold after his Daddy pushed them toward the door. He was so excited to hold it, until it tried to squirm out of his arms and scratched him a little. Rabbit time was done after that. If McKay and I ever get some property, maybe we'll buy some rabbits for the boys. They are pretty cute!
Aunt M found a piggy laying in a mud hole one of the animals dug out. It didn't really want to be bothered, but he... or she tolerated us long enough to get a picture and a few pets in. 

After we finished with the petting area, we found a few more things to play on and wiped out the kids... and the adults a little more.
 ridiculously slow slide that E loved.
 Another slide that A loved!
And some tire-horse swings that both my boys did not want to get off of. Especially E, he was perfectly satisfied just sitting there chilling. Eventually A did find another place to play. I kind of wanted to join him. If only I wasn't such a germ-a-phob!
 The corn box! With the kids eating the corn and throwing it everywhere.... great fun.... and kind of disgusting. But we didn't care!
We were happy, tired and had a great sunny day!!!!