Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Sometimes he comes across as chilled out.
Or a bit of a tough guy.
Maybe he even thinks he's cooler than his goofball brothers.
Eventually you realize...
He's leading the goofball parade.
Dancing to the beat of a different drummer.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
There's not a lot of cushion to begin with and then there are the wood sides. Needless to say he cracked his head pretty hard.
He cried for a moment but was fine once I offered him some cinnamon bread and water. I'd like to say he learned something from this little life lesson but post snack he was right back at it.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Update on our Saturday: Our lunch with the couple from Michigan went really well. Turns out we have quite a bit in common including having our babies at the same birthing center! We're looking forward to getting together with them again!
Our afternoon by the pool was rained out. We got to Orlando, checked the radar and saw a massive storm moving in so we decided to hit up Ikea instead. Recession.. what recession? People are crammed in that store with carts and carts jammed full! I felt more like livestock rather than a consumer, I dont really like that feeling. No more Saturday afternoon Ikea runs.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Bang bang! I dont think there's much hope of these boys being pacifists.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Despite his lack of sleep Seth is really enjoying school so far. One of our new favorite activities to do together is pack his lunch at night. He feels like such a big boy putting the food in his bag. He's slightly more forth coming about his daily activities than his older brother was last year, so far I've heard rumors of painting, pretend cooking, playing on the playground and singing new songs. However, the highlight of his week was when he got to play on a gym bus! Tumbling, monkey bars, trampoline, slides and tunnels, all on a bus! I dont think life gets any better for a 4 year old!
Then there's the kindergartener. He had his first ever gym class! They played hot potato with a bean bag. He's still talking about it. He gets to spend his recesses with his cousin Jon. Speaking of Jon, he has helped me everyday with carrying Kane back to the van after picking up Evan, I love that kid! Evan's been learning about the American flag and memorized Genisis 1:1! Quote of the week, "Mom today we had a tomato grill, the bell went off and we went under our desks." I know I posted that on facebook but I wanted my mom, who never checks facebook, to see it. Hi mom! :)
No school tomorrow which means no alarm clock, yay!
Photo for my grandchildren deprived mom:
More pics to come soon!
Thursday, August 12, 2010
On my way to the school there was a huge accident that completely shut down the road! I was diverted into a neighborhood going the exact opposite direction of Evan's school and I had no idea how to get out. I had to pull over, turn on the GPS and figure out my new route. I was now 15 minutes late, lovely.
As we walked up to the school Aunt Mimi was outside talking with some other parents. She offered to help me find Evan's classroom and teacher. We quickly realized that a school wide assembly was planned and Evan's teacher was expecting me to stay for it, even though no one told me about it before hand and I had 3 other kids with me! Aunt Mimi was nice enough to hang out with me to help with the boys. After the big meeting we had to go out and do a long dedication for the new school lawn. Finally, it was time to take Evan to his classroom, phew.
Morning aside, it was a really good day! I went to pick Evan up from class and after he showed me the candy he had recieved for obeying his teacher all day, he quitely and sincerely said, "Mom, I love my new school." Yay! His teacher asked the parents to stay for a few minutes to explain to us what they had done that day and what her plans were for the coming weeks. His teacher is so sweet and I've heard nothing but good things about her(she taught one of my nephews)! I'm so excited to see how this year goes!
Up next, Seth starts preschool! He is so excited! We went to the open house recently. Seth was so excited when he saw one of the teachers he recognized that he ran to her, jumped in the air and shouted, "I'm coming to preschool this year!" It was so cute.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
Now the rain drops are getting in his eyes.
Dont you just feel bad for him? Now he's cold. This one I actually believe considering how skinny he is however I told him if he started moving he wouldnt be cold. He wasnt open to suggestions. I think Seth might be mocking him in this one. Brotherly love.
No more pictures please! Seth- "Come on Evan playing in the rain is the best! Mom, look I can do star jumps!"
I told them to try catching rain on their tongues. Evan actually perked up and joined in.
Giving it a second try.
Naptime funk over, finally, time to burn some engery. Star Jump!
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
One of the many tell tale signs that I have 4 kids 5 and under.
Monday, August 2, 2010
So pretty and the boys couldnt wait to throw rocks in the pool at the bottom! Yes, Seth has a ponytail, I dont have a girl and he likes having his hair done, win, win. :)
If you look closely you can see me (and Ford). The pictures are kind of decieving, I was much closer to the waterfall, we were even getting wet!
Penzys with papa!
The massive 12lbs lobster! They had actually had a lobster that was 24lbs that they ended up donating to Pittsburgh Zoo.
Primanti Bros with an overly tired toddler.
Seth is going to devour his sandwich. He actually ended up hardly eating any of it!
What got us through our vacation.
Boats and trains, nana and papa's house is so cool!
Building a dam.