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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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Turning of a New Chapter

The sun is outside in full force, scorching my kids and their potato bug victims. Our backyard looks beautiful, we've worked on it even though we're moving in a few weeks. The sky is crystal blue. I hear and see singing birds everywhere. I am completely in love with the season summer! A has just started summer preschool and begs to go every day. We are so thrilled for him. I am convinced that he will excel incredibly fast. I went in one day to observe him through the one-way window and he was raising his hand to volunteer for things. Cleaning his station lightning quick and quickly becoming his teachers little buddy. Whether the teacher wanted that or not. :) I think they have to love that kind of stuff if they're a preschool teacher. Here are some fun pictures of Mr. A before his first day of class started. He his such a stud muffin!
 I had to tell him to give me at least ONE regular picture and that is all I got. One. :)
 Here he is in his classroom. He's sitting next to the teacher's aid getting ready to play with some play dough.
He is so proud of the school work he does. We're making a scrapbook of all the things he brings home. So far he's brought us paintings. He's quite the Picasso.

On another note. We found a little birdie outside our house a few days back. We're not sure where it's home is, but the boys and I hope it's going to be ok. I caught it (yeah I know, gross.... no one died.) and showed it to the boys. They didn't get to touch the birdie, because unlike me, they don't have the presence of mind not to touch it and then touch their mouth. Both of them were very loving to it though. E is the big hat in one of the photos. Every time I scooted back to get more space. E would lead his brother, A closer to me until I decided that it was pointless and let them get a good look.
 Both boys were completely in love with the birdie and very sad when we had to let it go again. 

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Home Away From Home

I haven't had a chance to really take time off for myself in a while with all the work I've been doing. Which I love! But I did get a chance to go home to Oregon to play for a while with my family. My little bro. graduated and everyone came to celebrate!

My first experience with this trip was, of course, the plane ride. Can I honestly say that I loved how UN-eventful it was! Aside from the standard bickering, it was an easy trip. We got there about 10 minutes before they boarded us. There was only about 40-50 passengers total. I had an entire row to myself... kind of had to now that both my kids need their own seats. We had our lunch-ables, our circus peanuts, some books and yummy sprite! They only fought part of the time. We switched seats several times- not sure what the attraction to this was- but the kiddies loved it. As we were coming in to land, noticed that our plane was parallel to a rather large Columbia river and it seemed from his window that a disaster was about to ensue and screamed, "WE'RE GONNA LAND IN THE RIVER!!!" 

Other than that, no serious scares came from the plane ride occurred. We landed in Portland and the pilot tells us that it's a bit chilly and overcast. Surprise. Surprise.  

While we were here, we kept ourselves busy. We bought A some birthday presents, went to imagination station, had a BBQ celebration, went to graduation, went swimming at the aquatic park, ate at Olive Garden and generally had a good time!

 We smiled and cuddled a lot!
 Hid in really scary spots that kept all the adults on their toes.

 Played at parks! Especially on the swings!
 Made silly faces and made new friends.
 Lots of silly faces actually, some straight-up creepy!
 We got in each others' way and gorged ourselves on junk food.
 We celebrated change and a new chapter about to begin.
 We were mischievous.  
 We loved, laughed, ate, and slept!
 And now we're excited to go home and see Daddy!