Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Past Few Weeks

I have a good reason for not posting in so long...Micah switched from his crib to a toddler bed two weeks ago. I'll explain how this is related to me not posting! Usually I post after the kids go to bed. It has been taking us from 30 minutes to over and hour to get Micah to stay in his bed so by the time he is asleep I am too tired to post! The reason we transitioned him to the "big boy" bed was because he started climbing out of his crib. If it was up to me I would have kept Micah in his crib until he was 3 but safety must come first! Anyway, times are better (thanks to the tips from the Super Nanny show) and Micah is going to bed with minimal protesting!We watched Luke last weekend while Louise and Jon went on a cruise to celebrate Jon's graduation. Karl made the boys bunny pancakes on Sunday morning! Having 3 kids age 1,2, and 3 is TOUGH!!! WOW that is the only way to describe it!Last week we took the boys the to AV Fair. They had a good time looking at all the animals, checking out the lights from the carnival and eating funnel cake. Matt liked the swing ride that lifts swings up high and spins in a circle. Yikes, I told him when he is 6 years old Daddy would do that with him!
My sister and I took the boys to Griffith Park last week and let boys do pony rides and ride the little train. Matt was so proud and said "I'm like a real cowboy!" Later that day Matt told me he wanted to be a cowboy when he grows up. He had told me a few days before he wanted to be an astronaut. I asked how he was going to have time to be both and he explained that, "first I will be a cowboy, then an astronaut, then a fireman." Oh, silly me!It has been hard to get an appropriate picture of the boys playing at home because I'm having a difficult time keeping cloths on them! Every time I turn around a little boy has stripped! Here is a pic of them playing in their pool outside and of course minus cloths! Today Karl suggested since Matt is starting preschool soon we implement a clothing rule. We decided that the boys need to have underwear or a diaper on at all times when home. Except if swimming!This was the view from our front yard on Saturday! My sister was evacuated in Acton, CA. The fire looks really close but we are very safe. Hopefully my sister and her family can return home soon. Their house is in less danger because the winds have shifted although I don't think they can go home for another day or so.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

"I want that one Mommy"

Micah's language has exploded the past two weeks! He said his first real sentence yesterday. "I want that one Mommy." He was referencing a pink popsicle and after I gave it to him he said, "Tank To Mommy." Actually the sentence that I am bragging about sounded more like. "Iwantatwon Mommy." That isn't the point though, my baby is growing up!
The picture is of Micah eating a "special treat" Drumstick. Grandpa Tom introduced Matt to Drumsticks when he was here awhile ago. Matt definatly remembered all about Drumsticks. That kid has the biggest sweet tooth. I hadn't eaten one in years...sure was yummy!
Three year olds crack me up! Yesterday in the car Matt asked me what goosebumps were. I tried to explain and then asked him where he heard about goosebumps. He couldn't tell me but is now very ecxcited and nervous to see goosebumps this winter! Maybe I will take him to the freezer section at the grocery store to show him!
Our produce box was especially colorful and in a way beautiful this week. The peaches were the size of softballs and so good. The grapes are called Flame Grapes and taste like candy. I ordered extra grapes this week.
Have a happy Friday!
Louise's husband, Jon, graduated from his MBA program, FINALLY! We are celebrating on Sunday with a small party. Louise, Jon and Luke have made huge sacrafices the past two years while Jon worked on his degree. Congratulations to their family! We love you and are proud of you all!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Beach Day

The boys and I went to the beach with a few friends last Friday. We had a great time! The kids loved the water and had a blast in the sand.
We are currently laying low at home because Micah is fighting a nasty virus. Hopefully we will see his smile again soon. I miss those little dimples!
Matt and his "best buddy" Max.
We dug a huge hole and the kids played in and around it for over an hour. Who would have thought there was so much to do in a hole! Micah discovered it could be a sand slide.
Matt is jumping into the hole. Great action shot!