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?
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
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
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
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!