Sunday, September 27, 2009

Rain, rain, rain and more rain!

Well, at least we got to use our boots!
It has seriously rained here since last Saturday. 8 days of rain, rain, and more rain. Please tell me we will see the sun again. Perhaps God has forgotten that he has blessed me with 3 little boys, and that 3 little boys need to go outside before they destroy the house and their mother goes insane!
On a positive note Cam actually used the potty!!! He was running around half naked (as often happens in our house), and all of a sudden he said, "mommy, look what I did". Sure enough he peed in the potty!!!
On a negative note Jack is sick. He has a double ear infection and some form of hand, foot, and mouth disease. He is not a happy camper. I'm hoping it passes quickly!
Here's to a sunnier week!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

School, bowling and more!

Ethan with his backpack on his first day of school.

Cam in his cool bowling shoes.

Jack in his bowling debut

Ethan giving it all he's got. We had to hope for a gust of wind to help the ball make it to the pins!

This week Ethan started pre-school. He loves it! School is his thing. His favorite part is play dough. I think kids should play with play dough all through high school. Maybe it would improve behavior!

All three kids went to my nephew's bowling party and had a blast. Jack jumped up and down and clapped each time he went. Check out the cool ramps they have for the little kids. It was great fun and I can't believe Robbie is 6!

Jack learned how to drink from a straw! Okay probably not that exciting for you, but we were really excited. It's the first time in his whole life that he was able to suck. Maybe it will mean less spills around the house :). Jack was pretty thrilled himself. He had a very proud face when he was able to get mommy's coke out of the straw. I guess he just needed the right motivation.

Fun conversations and quotes at our house:

After soccer: me : "Ethan what did you learn at soccer today?" Ethan: "How to corner kick" Me: How do you do that?" Ethan looking at me stupidly, "You kick it from the corner".

Ethan, " Mommy I am looking forward to going on the Polar Express". Me, "me too". Ethan, "Mommy, when do we look backward?"

Cam's version of the veggie tales song..."Mac n cheese, celery, gotta be veggie tales". Here he has been eating plenty of veggies and we just didn't realize it! Who knew???

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Catching up

So It's been really pretty busy around here! We have started all of our sports and Ethan starts pre school this week. I decided to keep this short and sweet due to the fact I should be writing lesson plans! Oh well, that might happen early in the morning.

Exciting happenings:
1. Our neighbor's are home from Russia with their new little girl Elena Nicole. We're so excited for them and cannot wait to meet her. (Call us if you need anything!)
2. Jack has gained some wait. His shorts are finally not falling off!
3. Ethan started swimming. He actually got in the water willingly and said he liked it! (yay major success). I do figure you actually have to get in the water to swim!
4. Cam started soccer. It's a little skills class with daddy. He's actually really good. A mom brag I know, but he's really talented! (letters and numbers not so much)
5. Ethan had his first soccer game. It was pretty funny to watch 4-5 year olds play a game.
6. Jack went back to tumbling with his actual age group and did just fine. He's caught up in all areas.
7. I went on a weekend shopping trip with my mom. Totally fun and got all my Christmas shopping about done!

A preview of our Halloween costume. What do you think?? I think it's one cute tiger.

Ethan being Ethan before his soccer game.

Coach dad and mascot in purple to cheer him on!

Cam at his first practice.

Okay, so this picture needs some explanation. Notice the dirt ring on Cam's face? Well, each day I drop 3 clean children off at daycare. When I pick them up 2 are still clean and the 3rd well...