Friday, October 21, 2011

Things I'm Loving Lately

I haven't posted here if thought I'd join Anna in her "things i'm loving lately" post...

in lieu of morning coffee...


eating all the time

laying on my couch

and baby parnell #4 - due to arrive in MAY!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The love language of little boys

I never understood why my mom would shriek, "LARRY!" every time my dad started in on the wrestling thing with my brother and I. But now I do. It's crazy! It's dangerous! And not to mention loud! There are a lot of other things we can do as a family that get our kids to smile but let's face it, there's nothing that comes even close to the shrill of two little voices in excitement, laughter and sheer anticipation as when their Daddy wrestles them.

 You can't get them laughing this hard by tickling them, but get a little rowdy and you are on to something.

 And look who else has a big smile on his face! This is the "get the green hat," game.

These guys are actually not bad at ducking an incoming "friend"

I think, no I'm positive girls grow out of this. Dads, however just use it as an excuse to act crazy at any given part of the day: like total animals. There's something primal about it that I don't get. All I know, is that my boys love it, crave and in the end really benefit from it. It's the love language of little boys with their fathers. And although I am still finding ways to cope with the anxiety it causes me for all of their safety, they need it, ALL of them.


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Milestone Today!

We Pee Pee'd in the potty!!!

It was sort of a coincidence that it happened, and when it did, it surprised him and surprised me at the same time! He and I were both very excited about this milestone, and stood in the bathroom clapping and horray-ing. Then 2 minutes later I was changing a poopy pull-up.
I want to potty train, I do... but I am just not excited about dropping everything at the very second he says "potty momma" because lets face it, it seems like they ask to go potty every 5 minutes. However, I guess I have to put in the few months of dropping everything if I want to get him out of diapers.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Things I'm Loving

 Aspen leaves turning golden yellow

 Morning hikes with JP while the kids are in school

Picking apples and making baked good with the kids.

 Seasonal brews.

 Fall crafts. Hippie Acorn heads!

 Nature walks with the boys and anything made out of what we find

 Halloween crafts like goblin faces...

and salt dough figures.

Watching my little guy learn to read

Hot chocolate and warm coffee on chilly mornings

Breaking out the woolen hats again

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Chef Wars: Round 2

Round two of the Daddy teaches Patrick to cook.
Here's the Swedish Chef of the Animas Dorm.

Kung Pao Chicken was so delicious. Thank you Patrick for another spectacular meal!

Who's out there, anyway?

So I've been thinking and wondering. Does anyone else find it weird that I am the only contributor to this blog of sisters or is it me?

I'm just sayin' maybe I should start posting to something more me instead of under the assumption of a group of people.

Does anyone ever read this except my mother?

Anyway, I'm gonna post away since I don't have another blog (yet) to distract me from this one. But I will happily post to something else if you ladies think it's just not happening here...