Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Monday afternoon!

You would have no idea that its February and technically middle of winter here in our corner of OK. Its been so warm and dry all season. Yesterday was no exception, it was 65 and sunny.
Normally we would be hitting the playground afterschool any day over 55, but with the wind blowing, LGs allergies can't take it.  So we headed home, but once here, we couldn't go in. It was just too beautiful.  So I got the chalk out and we decided a few minutes wouldn't hurt.
After about 20 minutes, Babe and LG were covered with chalk and dirt and it was time to call it a day and get them in the bath. Not long after that, Buddy asks M.E. to come visit his town.

He is so creative and artistic.  I was very proud of his creation thus running back in for the camera.  He would then proceed to get the water hose out and clean the whole driveway.  I couldn't believe he washed his city away but he said you have pictures.   Yes, I do!

Monday, February 27, 2012

We're still here!

I know you probably have written us off, but we are still here, just busier than ever. 
I apologize for not posting the last 25 days. Ouch, didn't realize it had been that long. 
But nonetheless, here's the boys at breakfast this morning, in case you have forgotten what they look like. Yes, they are eating pop tarts.  Monday's tend to be whatever is easiest as we just can't get moving.
 Buddy celebrated his 9th birthday on the 16th.  I can't believe I'm the mom of a nine year old. He had fun with his friends at the class party and then that weekend, the Man and I took the boys to a hotel with a small waterpark for the night.  It was a lot of fun, he got to pick a restaurant for supper and everything. I think the Man took a few pics on his phone.  I was too busy making sure Babe didn't drown to get photos.
His indoor soccer team in currently undefeated.  He is really good and he had 4 goals and 3 assist yesterday. They won 9 - 2.  He was pretty happy.
 LG has been doing really well at school.  He also been fighting allergies lately because its been really warm and windy.  The wind just won't stop and it carries everything LG is allergic too, so he's been sneezing a lot.  He has also begun a second round of speech therapy at school.  We are all excited for him to grow and be able to more effectively communicate.
 Babe is wilder than ever.  There's nothing he doesn't get into. Its getting to the point that I can't take him many places because he wants to climb, run, yell and be crazy.  Its cute, but annoying. I think he might actually have the so-called "terrible twos".  Just 6 weeks until his birthday, wow! He definitely thinks he's older than he is.  His vocabulary is really expanding too. He can finally say LG's given name.  He has called both his brother and an boy child the same name for a very long time.  Then last week, we came up with an easy nickname for LG and Babe took to it immediately and then just this morning, he was saying his given name.  LG was so, so excited for Babe to do this. He's even starting to put two or three words together.  Its great.
 The Man has been obsessed with baseball.  He has Buddy and his friends out on the field three days a week.  He shops for the team, emails, texts and talks about the team constantly, but at least he's involved. His work has been going really well. He's working on a big project and he is really liking it.
As for M.E., I'm on the go.  I'm still doing all my committee work, as well as, running the church's middle school youth program.  It's not been easy with my limited childcare options, but the boys and the Man have been so supportive and I'm managing.  Not that my house is clean, but when was it ever.  Looking forward to spring break for a little time off.  Perhaps I can get back into the blogging mode, but I'm not making any promises.

Thanks for checking-in and reading.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Hoping and Peach Yogurt.

Babe has been feeding himself for some time now.  You can call M.E. lazy, impatience or too busy, but I've not feed him myself for a very long time.  With this comes a variety of foods, that have been simply too messy for him to feed himself. 
For awhile now, I have denied him his love for Great Value Light Peach yogurt. I've been wanting send yogurt in his mothers day out lunch but knew it'd more a headache than his wonderful teachers would need. 

However today I decided to let him have a go of it.  Test my theory that his spoon-to-food-to-mouth skills were ready for it.

 At first he wasn't too happy with his mess and the fact it was all over him. Roughly half made it in his belly.
 But then he decided that it was okay for M.E. take his picture and added to his masterpiece.
 While he was at it, he had to let his feet get dirty too!
Yes, his pajamas don't match. 
In our house, you find the first shirt and bottoms you come to and go with it. 
 The floor was not denied in getting messy!
 Now he's having fun.  Especially grabbing the camera and smearing it with yogurt.
His hand is blurring the picture, but look at that face.  He knew what he was doing, no doubt about it. 

I think its safe to say, he's not ready for yogurt in his lunch box.

But I'm ready for another 70 degree day - paying no mind to the groundhog seeing his shadow. I've been happy we've had virtually no winter here in OK and would be please to slide right on into spring. Here's to hoping and peach yogurt.