Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
I was so glad that the boys aren't strange with us. We don't get to see them that often and I've always been afraid that they would be scared and not let us hold them or want anything to do with us for that fact. Thank goodness that's not the case.
Charlie has been looking forward to seeing Aidan ever since Christmas. Aidan takes the time to play with him and Aidan likes that someone wants to play with him.
On Friday evening, before lacrosse practice, we went to Boehringer's with the whole Peters clan. Then on Saturday while Maggie and Steve were at the wedding, we took the boys to Oregon Pike Dairy for supper. That by far was the highlight of our weekend. We just couldn't believe how good they were.
They both ate so good and were so well behaved, it was a delight.
After we were done eating, We walked down to the pen where they have some whitetail deer to look at and on our way encountered another little pen that had a mama and three baby goats in it. Charlie was peering in between the fence rails, fascinated by the little goats - so sweet.He is looking at the deer in the fence.
Eli liked riding on the horse tire swing!
Austin, Charlie and Aidan at the top of the barn ready to go down the spiral silo slide.
Eli giving Austin a look like "Thanks Aust for not letting me go down this crazy thing by myself!".
Look at this playground. It's not huge, but it is AMAZING! They are just enough things to do that it keeps it interesting, but you can keep an eye on you children no matter where they are. It was not full when we were there (early evening) but I'm sure it gets full especially when they open up the outside ice cream deck.
This picture looks like we left them on this little cow by themselves, but actually Austin is crouched down behind them holding on to Eli.
They have a hollowed out log on its side for the kids to crawl through. I put Eli in it and then enlisted Austin's help to get him to look out through one of the little opening on the side. CUTE!
I was hard to take this picture because be had to look into the sun and the little boys were not thrilled with this. To be honest, neither was I!
Saturday night to Sunday morning was uneventful. They both were asleep by 8:30. Eli was up at 5:00, had a bottle, visited for a bit, watched some TV and then went back to sleep until 8:30. Charlie woke up at 5:00 when Eli did and when I went to Aidan's room to get Eli, Charlie sat up in bed, looked at me, ripped his tootie from his mouth and exclaimed "I'm done!" (as in sleeping). I said "Oh no you're not. Lay back down and go back to sleep" which he did with no argument. He got up a little before Eli.
I mean come on, isn't he the SMILIEST BABY EVER!
They both had breakfast and played and were just awesome! When it came time to get Charlie dressed, he just wanted to be in his boxer briefs.
On Sunday afternoon, it was hard to let them go home, but we had so much fun with them and are looking forward to seeing them soon.
Gosh how we love those little red-heads!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
So I thought I would post some random pictures and make a list of the things I want to accomplish this spring.
Speaking of front flower bed, the first item on my list is cleaning out the flower bed, dividing the perennials and getting the fish pond cleaned out. Our fish took a hit this winter with our major snowfall and we had quite a few casualties. The pond needs to be emptied and all the gunk cleaned out of the bottom. Then I can get the waterfall back in working order.
Along those same lines, I would like to get all the flower beds "decluttered". Since our home is so beautiful on the inside, I want the outside to be just as wonderful.
And while we are at it, why not a whole yard make-over? The "burn area", chicken coop and back yard need sprucing up too.
I put away all of my snowmen yesterday. It was very sad. I love snowmen and I hate to put all their bright and cheery faces away in the tubs to be stored in the attic until after Thanksgiving. On the bright side, Jerry brought down the Easter tubs. Inside was a kaleidoscope of Easter eggs, baskets and bunnies.
I put all the plastic eggs in my new basket and it is sitting in the living room. I know, when my sweet little nephews are here in a week, they won't stay in the basket very long. That's okay, I will pick them up. I know how Charlie can't refuse a ball and some of the eggs look like footballs, baseballs, basketballs and golf balls. It would be so wrong of me to tell him he can't play with them. So I won't.
This last picture is of my sweet husband. I think he was about 5 years old when this was taken (circa 1978). He is the one on the left. My mother-in-law gave me this picture a couple years ago and I am looking for a frame so I can hang it in the study.
So that's about it. I think tomorrow I will write about my openly defiant child. I think my head spins around on my shoulders when I deal with him. And he knows it. Ugh. I hate dealing with myself.