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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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

No Particular Purpose to this Post

Life is crazy busy around here! I've been working quite a bit. I actually just got another job. I'm pretty excited about it! But I know we're only going to get more busy because of it! My kidos and I are going to my hometown next month for my brothers graduation and I'm pretty excited! I haven't seen my grandparents (both sides) in at least 2 years. They hardly know little E! Plus it's nice to get away and have a little vacation. It's too bad my hubby can't go with us. Darn his schooling! At least we know we won't be in school forever, even though it does seem like that sometimes.

There hasn't been a lot of new things going on lately as far as the kids go. A is going to pre-school this summer and fall! We didn't know that until just a few weeks ago. I think he's going to love it! His poor brother thinks he's going too. We'll have to do something special for E since he'll be home with us.

A's birthday is coming up and he's even more excited about now than he's been this WHOLE last year. I'm not even sure what we're going to do yet. But I do know we're going to have a pink cake for him.... because A that is your favorite color right now. :) And a big watermelon. Sounds like a real party right??

Here's our pictures of the week since we really haven't gotten to take many photos.
Daddy take my picture when I stick this in my mouth!
They are both excited for the party! I think once we leave in June for the airport though, they'll forget all about the birthday. My kids have been on airplanes since they were little little. Now that they're bigger, they'll be more excited to pull their own suitcases. We have Tigger and Buzz Lightyear suitcases for them. :)

Cross your fingers for a silly experience to put on here. :) I love good stories!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Here Comes the Sun

It's been so long since we've seen the sun that when it came out a few days ago we started to froth at the mouth and hide in the dark corners of our house! Then after the few seconds of crazed insanity, we crawled out of our holes, wiped our foaming mouths off and went outside to bask in the light of our old "new" friend!
First we had to eat something to keep up our energy. We spent a lot of it inside panicking at the new sun. Once we ate. . .
. . . we felt ready to take on the sun! 

We turned on the sprinklers and bravely stepped out onto the grass to play. It was a terrifying feat at first. So much uncertainty about the grass we thought we'd never see again. It was strange under our un-socked toes! Luckily though, we had E, my brave 2 1/2 year old.

 He stalked the water like it was defenseless little bunny. It never stood a chance once his primal instincts kicked back in and he romped freely through the sprinklers!
A as always is the more cautious one. He didn't really get into the sprinklers until Mommy came, picked him up and swooped him through the very middle of the spray. At first it was a shock to his very white little body! He screamed in protest and hate at myself and the evil water. BUT once the sun, who we finally decided was a friend, dried him up quickly, he was ready for more sprinkler fun.

So long as Mommy was the one running him through it like Superman.

This didn't last me long. I was not all that interested in getting soaked by the ice sprinkler. So I improvised and took some pictures with A to distract him. It worked for a bit. But then it attracted another little white monster.

E!!! He was not about to be left out of a photo op.

All in all it was a WONDERFUL day. We laughed, we cried- the water was cold!, we basked in the sun, read books, ate, and rolled around in Tonka Trucks. I really love the sun!

For those of you wondering. E was babysat a few days before this lovely sunny day and his Auntie and Uncle decided that to go along with his rambunctious personality, he gets a rambunctious haircut! And Daddy M rather enjoys the cut.... so we still have it. :) I have to admit, I don't mind it much either. But we'll see how long it lasts.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Where We're At

I was just thinking to myself today as I was reading another blog, that I haven't really updated what my little munch-kins are like right now.... developmentally of course. A will be 4 in June! That used to be SUCH a long time ago, but now, that's like 2 months!! Yes people, I know it's May and that the next month is June so technically only one month away, but when you're born at the end of the month of June and it's the beginning of May-- that makes it 2 months. He is still very excited about this and wants everyone to come. Not exaggerating. If you have known A in any way, shape or form, he wants you there to celebrate with him. He keeps telling me that he wants, "lots and lots of people, Mom! And a watermelon for my birfday too!!" A's favorite food currently is: pantakes, tuptakes, and muffins! He would be the happiest boy alive if that is all he ate. He is still the bossiest one of this house. We are learning how to deal with it... I personally am not learning very well, because I like to be the boss. A reminds me daily now, aside from when his birthday is, that he is also going to be going to school on the school bus--- which is going to be Mommy and Daddy, but he doesn't know this yet. This may prove to be a big disappointment to him in the coming months.

E is almost 2 1/2 now! That is just crazy to me! He is my little ornery little man. Yesterday I put him in a shower. He decided halfway through that he didn't want a shower, so he switched it to a tub. Later during his bathing session I walked out to do something else, a few minutes later I hear someone breathing behind me. It was E, all done with his bath and butt naked behind me! He was very proud of this too. I wrapped him in a blankie and took him downstairs to drain the tub and dress him, but to my surprise, he'd already drained the tub for me. :) This morning he took his diaper off for me. . . that was scary, with all the poo begging to fall off his naked bum onto my floor. He got another shower for that. E essentially likes everything his brother likes. The things he particularly stands out though and claims as his own loves are: hot cereal- unless it bakes his tongue off, bananas, and any food item that is placed in front of him when he is hungry. He's not too picky; we hope it stays like this or he might starve a little bit, kind of like his brother does some nights.

Daddy M and I are doing well. We're working out how to afford sending Daddy to school, pay for bills, keep a place to live, and feed our children. Currently I am the only one working; Daddy teaches tennis, but only temporarily. I have two jobs, so once both of them start to really get going we should be fine. We would really like to keep building our savings instead of slowly siphoning money out of it. I also think once I become a more experienced CNA, which only comes with time- that I'll be able to get paid more and find places that will be more willing to negotiate with me. That could just be wishful thinking too. haha

All in all, we are surviving and loving our new warm weather! I swear, if it snows again, I'm going have to go kill someone's puppy. :P

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Hiding Game I Didn't Know I was Playing

On our way home from.... somewhere. The place escapes me right now. We, like always, started to walk into our house. After about 1 minute, we noticed that E was not inside with us. He will sometimes dawdle around the yard first and then come in. Instead of coming in though, he decided to hide from us.
Imagine seeing this about 30 feet back. Just laying as still as he can in our long grass. hahaha! The cuteness of this just slays me!!!!
"I'm coming for you E! and all your cute little toddler-ness glory!" p.s he's still trying to hide right now.
But not for loooong....
You've been spotted in your bright red shirt against the green grass. We'll have to teach him how to camouflage himself better. He might need his hunting grammpa for that!