Saturday, April 18, 2009

A boy and his bike.

Instead of birthday cake on Carson's actual birthday I convinced them that DQ was way better. Carson tried to argue with me that he "needed a birthday cake" but my pregnancy determination was successful in convincing him he did not. This mama was "caked" out. So before presents we stopped at DQ for some chocolate dipped cone goodness.

Opening presents.

Trying on the new helmet.

Trying out the new bike.

He's pretty shaky on it but wants to get on there.....every 5 minutes. So we keep practicing.

And of course Declan can't get by without his turn.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Carson

I can't believe my baby is 4. Four years ago today we became parents and I remember it as if it was yesterday. I remember laying there for what felt like minutes until they final announced, "It's a Boy!" And we were introduced to a 9lb 6oz healthy baby boy that would forever change our lives.

A baby that would turn into a little boy who every morning around 5am quietly enters our room and asks to sleep with his daddy. A baby who now asks for peanut butter and jelly every day for lunch. A baby who now says Please and Thank You after everything (including me wishing him a Happy Birthday this morning). A baby who tonight will be the proud owner of a 16 inch bike without training wheels. A baby who in just 17 months from now will enter Kindergarten. A baby who is so very much looking forward to the arrival of his new brother or sister (he would prefer a brother!).

Carson you are the light of our world. You have brought your daddy and I so much joy. We are so proud of you and today we wish you a very Happy 4th Birthday! We love you Little Man!

Yesterday it was Carson's turn to bring birthday treats to school. Which also means he gets to be Line Leader, a position that is highly guarded in the preschool world. All his preschool friends sang Happy Birthday to him and he was enthroned with a sticker and a birthday hat!

We celebrated Carson's birthday last weekend. We headed to Space Aliens for dinner and some games.

Aunt Georgia and Declan being silly.

Carson wanted a Transformer Cake. We convinced him that doing a Decepticon symbol was the best (and easisest). It supposed to be purple but we didn't have the right food coloring so we convinced him that green would work.

Declan helping Carson open his presents.

A new Transformer.

Another new Transformer.

A baseball glove.

And a bat to go with.

Happy Easter!

We spent Easter with my folks this year. It was a gorgeous day....if you don't count the 40 mph winds that were in our face on the way home. But we're pretty much used to that by now. Church was fabulous and how can it not be? Jesus is Alive!!

After church we tried to get a picture of the boys. This is how it always starts. Silly faces but not aimed towards the camera. So we ask them to look at mommy which turns into.....

one child pouting and the other so not interested. We are such mean parents. But we continue on...

and find that one child will make cute faces while looking at the camera (sort of).

We try to convince that child to cheer up the other child. And he made a good attempt which turned into...

A half smile but still one is not looking at the camera.

It's a work in progress.

And I could show you the outtakes of our family picture but I think you get the idea.

But seeing what the easter Bunny left is sure fun.

And so is hunting for eggs.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


Last night was our 3rd night of swimming lessons. If you remember our first lesson was a disaster....crying, wailing, screaming, kicking....the whole works. Last week was better. And last night was excellent. He waved good-bye to us (with a smile on his face), sat with his own class, got right in the water and sang and swam like a champ for 45 minutes. In fact, he was the ONLY child who did not shed a tear last night. Yay!! Too say we were very proud parents would be an understatement. Here is a video of our newest little fish! (They may have gotten some of my swimming genes in them after all...let's hope so!)

Monday, April 6, 2009

April snow brings......snowmen and Easter Eggs

Snow in April is cruel, just cruel. Especially when we haven't had snow in over a month. On Friday the kids were out in sweatshirts and Crocs. By Saturday it was raining, snowing, sleeting, blowing and just plain cold. I'm hoping we broke out the snow pants and snow boots for the last time. But the boys did have a blast building not 1, not 2, not 3 but 4 snowmen! Who are all slowly fading.

And while it was so cold and icky out we decided to pass the time dying Easter Eggs.

We're still scrubbing the dye off.