Tuesday, June 23, 2009

It isn't about the candy!

I shouldn't say anything cause I will probably ruin everything, but I must give major credit where credit is due. Our boys have been so amazing lately. They have been playing together so well. Hours go by, the two of them playing and I don't hear a single peep. I must be the luckiest mom ever. It makes me so happy to see them love each other and love playing together. These pics were taken about a week ago one day when they decided to play "pinata" with a milk box from Costco. You know, come to find out, it isn't about the candy! It is all about breaking things with a bat! They were not happy until that milk box was in 20 pieces. They had so much fun. I am too lazy to load up the video I took, and I didn't get any pics of them in the act. Anyway, my handsome boys.

I had to bribe Peter with a popsicle to let me take pictures of him. This is Dane teaching him how to smile. UGH! Dane's picture smile was so bad (by that I mean fake) back when he was 3, that I told him to smile with his mouth closed. Big mistake. Now that is all he will do, and he his teaching it to his little brother.

Today Sam sat Andi down on the grass and she just sat there! For quite a while she sat up. I think she really enjoyed it. This is the first time she has done this for more than a few seconds. She will be 5 months in a couple of days. CRAZY!

Oops! Good thing Daddy was there.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

It's done!

Our piles of dirt and rocks are gone forever! This corner of our property has been such an eyesore for so long and I can finally say it is done, sort of. I love this picture of my boys. Sam is looking at the gravel in the truck wondering if it is ever going to be gone. Peter has quickly turned his back to the camera as always lately, and Dane is just being his happy helpful, smiley self. I must say our boys were big “helpers” through this whole process.

Andi and Dane in her crib. Dane looks so little in this picture. Maybe that is why I love it so much.

A fun FHE activity for all. Dane's new legos have provided a lot of entertainment for all of us. I think my favorite was Sam's snowboarding robot in blue and white. Clever.

Andi won't take a bottle, so Peter has been been exploring some options. She's not to fond of much but Mama's milk.

We had Ben, my parents dog, over for a playdate one day while they were out of town. He spent the day hiding in my bishop's weed under a bush, and then, my favorite, in the sandboat. Our dog, Kai, spent his time standing next to the sandboat begging Ben to come out and play. Sad I didn't get a picture of that.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Squishy baby

Sam always gives Andi a hard time for being immodest. That dress is just the closest thing to play with. Besides, she has to show off those squishy legs.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Bushel of sweetness

I was using this old apple bushel basket while I was weeding this morning and it made the perfect little seat for Andi to keep her upright. I just had to take some pics. It was getting close to nap time, obviously :)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Busy May

Time is FLYING! I can't believe May has come and gone. I apologize for the massive post, but this is more for me than anyone else right? Anyway, here are some pics of our May highlights.

My only picture of Andi this time. I can't believe my baby is 4 months old! This was her at 3 1/2 months. She has found her voice the last couple weeks. Boy does this girl know how to scream. I figured she couldn't stay perfect forever!

Dane's preschool graduation. So cute. Wow, I am going to have a kindergartener. Weird.

This is when he said he wanted to be a doctor when he grows up. I tried to get him to tell me why today, but his answer was beyond my comprehension. Something to do with his imaginary games I think.

Dane with Miss Chez. We love you Chez!

My big Daner is 5! Wow!

Thanks to Martha Stewart. Stop and Goo birthday cake for our little friend party.

I can't believe how old he looks in this picture. I feel like he aged a full year in one day.

Our first family camping trip. We bought an old tent trailer a couple weeks ago and took it out for the first time up to Strawberry. It was so beautiful up there. We had such a great time. It was a great success, except for the fact it was 40 degrees that night and poor little Andi froze. We learned a few things that trip, most importantly that we need a little heater! She recovered and we can't wait for our next trip!