Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Fun in the Kitchen

There are no limits to the entertainment value of a plastic cup!  Lucy was doodling around the kitchen today exploring her newfound borders.  Please, disregard the overflowing trash can next to her and the filthy stove she is reaching for.  You have to sacrifice a little cleanliness to cohabitate with 3 under age 4!

Saturday, September 06, 2008

We've got some spies roaming our house these days.  We looked up spies on the computer last night to get a good idea of what they look know, since they are so secretive and all, it's hard to tell.  Trey found all of the necessary items to perfect his incognito persona and then we proceeded to tell secrets and search for bugged plants.  These pictures kindof come off as more little rascals than world-travelling undercover, but they had a good time.  
The last picture is of Lucy finding her way under the table.  The girl is very motivated when she wants to get somewhere.  She will drag herself by her elbows, occasionally sitting herself up to assess the situation.  It is just too cute.  I guess the time to babyproof is at hand(or probably should have been done a month ago :)

Sunday, August 31, 2008


Just wanted to post about Abe for a sec.
My mom gets this magazine called "Extreme Geek".  The boys love digging through it and gawking at all of the gadgets and sci-fi paraphernalia.  Abe, however has taken it to a new level.  He now insists that he is the "Extreme Geek"(superhero voice AND new super geek-jump included).  The sad part is how high up he had his pajama pants when he proclaimed his new identity!  Then, later when he and Trey were getting ready for bed, he became unraveled when Trey said, "your not an extreme geek".  Abe responded promptly, "YES I AM!!!....DADDY!?  TREY SAID I COULDN'T BE AN EXTREME GEEK!"  How hilarious are they sometimes?  

Thursday, August 28, 2008

The meet and greet

Here are a few pictures of the boys going to see their preschool and well, sort of meeting their teachers :).  Abe was a wee bit shy with his teacher and told her that he would shake her hand when he actually started, on Tuesday.  It seemed like it would be a fun bunch of kids(from what you can tell) and the teacher also seemed ultra-sweet.  As you can see from the pictures, Abe got right to work mopping things up and finding clues with a friend.  Trey was excited to be the "bell ringer" his first week of school and to show his daddy the class pets, geckos.  There are not any pictures with their actual teachers...neither of them were very interested in that photo op :)

Friday, August 22, 2008

I Miss You Everyday

The boys wanted me to send them to Warrenton today.  I thought the perishable box was appropriate.  At one point Trey stocked his box with books, chips and wipes to keep clean....oh, and of course his precious blanket :)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The new comic book and Lucy balancing

The other day, I decided to channel my kids inner superhero and create our own comic book.  They are constantly creating a whirlwind of characters and physically embodying the men(and sometimes women) of heroic substance, however this usually creates a mess of epic proportions.  We had a great time as they dictated every aspect of the particulars and then colored them(using the only markers we could find...thus our limited pallate).  This first picture is the "advertisements" on the back page(as Trey requested).  Next is the self-explanatory "Strong Man"  The next is a sort of tribute to two-face with "Both All of Things Man".  The next is granddad as the "Flying Tractor"(take note that he flies in a bubble made from Bubble Man).  The next is "Invisible Grandma".  If you look closely you see her eyes here and there, but the rest of her remains invisible.  No story would be complete without "Dragon Man" breathing fire or "Volcano Man" spewing lava.  Then there's the lesser known "nonna who can go through anything"(though nonna wasn't thrilled with the manly rendering of herself :).  Then Lucy stars as "water girl" harnessing the power of H2O.   Lastly, Trey and Abe play Bubble Man and Laserbeam, respectively.  Our next installment will probably actually have them doing something productive :)
The next picture is of the boys on the porch creating a "boobytrap".
The last few pictures of the little girl close to crawling.  I can't believe she is so old!
Hope you all enjoy this post!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

I'll try it again

Mostly just to try and remember the things that we will forget later....
Abe's goofy sayings...."I don't want a chimer" which is really a "shiner". He ran into something today and bonked his eye...while he was crying, i was trying to make him feel better and i offered, "oooh, maybe you'll get a really cool tough looking shiner on your know, a black eye!" This must have terrified him because later in the car he said, "I don't want a black eye, I JUST WANT MY BROWN EYE BACK!"

Another funny one from him was the "Cord house". We live on main street, right down the road from the court house. I guess my computer and it's accessories have made an impression on him because he mentioned that we could go get a new cord for it at the "cord house".

It kills Trey when Abe ignores him. Tonight in the car, he was inconsolable because Abe had him hands over his ears...."ABE! ABE". And of course, Mike and I are saying, "just ignore him ignoring you!" How ridiculous can these times feel.
Also ridiculous is arguing over pudding. You know that your child is mega-tired when the prospect of not having pudding and basically turn him into pudding. Pudding is a goofy word, especially when people say it without the "g"(which we are guilty of).

Toy Store hilarity. So we go to the toy store last night at the mall...a harrowing experience for parents of the world. I tell the boys, "If we go in here, are not getting ANYTHING. We are only going in to kill time and look around". They made peace with this, amazingly so, even if the over stimulus of the place was turning them into crazed monkeys(What is with toy stores! Especially we really need EXTRA mirrors on the ceilings to reinforce the madness of all of those bright, obnoxious toys!). However, Mike met us there after the proclomation and had no knowledge of my iron fisted resolve. Being the sucker for toys that he is, he told them they could get one thing. Trey marches up to me and boasts,"Sorry, mama. Daddy said we could get one thing." I conceded. Sometimes it feels too good to be on the benevolent end of the broken deal, instead of the one who has to explain the entire way back to the car(amidst complete disappointment), " I said nothing and I meant nothing, regardless of what Daddy said." You should have seen them trying to figure out what to get. Their eyes were huge, their pulses were no doubt racing. Indecision here, weighing the options there. Super heros, Power Rangers, Transformers, Handcuffs.....huh, handcuffs? Yeah. Handcuffs. That is what Trey chose. A little set of keys and all. We all took turns looking pretty strange in the mall...cuffed to the 4 year old. And what was the first thing that Trey told the director of the preschool Mrs. Becca today? "We've got handcuffs at home!" AWKWARD!
Abe chose Iron Man and proceeded to do his impression of any super hero which is to crouch really low and slanted(think spider man)from one end of the mall to the other. There is also alot of ninja-style jumping involved. Speaking of super moves...Their repertoire includes webbing each other, shooting their buzz lightyear laser, flying like batman, stretching like elastigirl, running like dash and many many more.