Thursday, February 26, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009

Boys are Messy...

and get into everything(especially my kitchen cabinets)and often time find themselves stuck in funny placesbut who can resist a "gift" like this

Monday, February 16, 2009

Cheap Entertainment

Sometimes the simplest things make for the greatest fun. That was the case at our house with balloons. We had given Carl some Thank You balloons for being such an awesome husband, daddy and supporter when I started my part time job and the boys latched onto the balloons shortly after. They enjoyed letting them go and then trying to catch them and then occasionally hitting each other with them. Ty liked to put his in his mouth a few times and I was afraid it would pop but it was strong and held out. The bath tub is also good cheap entertainment. The boys always have lots of fun in the bath, it is usually a much needed break during the long winter months. I think we are all ready for warmer, Spring weather. The other day when we were driving we drove by the swings at the end of our street and Gabe asked if it was Spring yet...I told him nope not until all the snow is gone, he replied that he wished Spring would hurry up he was tired of winter. I think those are all of our sentiments around here.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Pure Joy

Nothing brings pure joy at our house like ice cream. Shakes(or Milkpops as Gabe calls them) are a definite favorite. Friday night we went out to dinner with my mom and dad and decided that afterwards we were going to head to Burgies to get some shakes(especially since I get a discount now:) Gabe came in with me and picked out his flavor and we took one back out to the car for Daddy and Ty. When we got home Gabe decided to be a good big brother and share his shake with Ty and Daddy also generously gave Ty the rest of his shake. Ty LOVES ice cream and got very angry when all the shakes were gone. He even enjoyed my Jamocha shake(with espresso-decaf for those concerned). Pure joy also comes in the form of outside time, espcially for a little boy who has been couped up in the house for a few months. Gabe loved his outside time this past weekend. He splashed through the puddles with his Lightning McQueen boots and even dismembered his beloved snowman whose head and middle had pretty much fallen off already(he is waving around it's "arm" in this picture) amazing how quickly it goes from being an arm to a sword. He also enjoyed sliding down the hill, he had very wet pants when we went in. We have been enjoying the warmer weather so much but I'm sure we will have more snow and cold to come but it has been great getting a taste of Spring.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Happy February!

It's been awhile since I have posted it seems like everything gets rather monotonous in the winter and I just haven't been taking very many pictures lately. There have been a few changes at our house. I started working at Burgies(a local coffee shop/cafe) part time. I have been training since last week and I have enjoyed it a lot so far. Once I am trained I will mostly be working a few evenings and some on the weekend but during training I have had to take some day thanks so much to everyone who has so graciously watched our kiddos. Clear back in December Carl's car(the Sunfire) blew out its head gasket and the cost to fix it was more then car was worth so after a few months of being without a 2nd vehicle for the most part Carls mom and dad brought down his Grandma's 1980 Ford station wagon. It only has 80,000 miles on it! It is red and Carl is digging his new retro car:) While they were down Carl took them out and showed them a lot of the projects that he has been working on. It was such a nice day Saturday he went out to take pictures of them for work. He borrowed Skows very nice camera and was able to get some great shots. When he got home he played with it and took these of the boys.