Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Ice Ice Baby

 We've had quite an interesting bit of weather activity over the last week. If you had told me last Sunday that the kids and I would be out of school for a whole week, I wouldn't have believed you. But it happened and luckily we had enough ice to do some sledding on the hill in our backyard. The kids have been talking about sliding down that hill since we moved in over a year ago. Mimi bought them some sleds a couple of weeks ago and it was perfect timing! Andy went out with them because he has all the outdoor cold weather gear. I came out briefly to take a coupe of pics and went right back in. :)
 Carson loves to mow. Apparently the ice needed it.
 Snow angels~notice one big one on the left (LG) and a smaller one on the right (Carson)
 Angels in the making
 Chloe had to get in on the action too. :)
 Alisha, Alex, Michael, and Kenzie Jo came over for dinner one night. 
Carson loves loves loves that baby!
 By the end of the week we were getting the "ice crazies" and this pic is a perfect example of the things we started to do to entertain ourselves.
 Allegedly, there's another round of snow coming tomorrow night. We'll see...

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

This baby...

is technically not a baby anymore. :( Sigh...Although I will say he still loves to snuggle with his mama. :) Last night he asked me to lay down with him. So we laid down on the couch and watched Jake and the Neverland Pirates, which is one of his faves. He also loves Team Umi Zoomi, which he calls "Zoomi Zoomi", Tickety Tock ("Ticky Tock"), Elmo, and Yo Gabba Gabba ("Gabba").
I wanted to document some of the things he is saying and doing right now. I always think I will remember but when I look back on years past, I see that there are so many things I have forgotten.
He immediately says "I sorry, I sorry, mama" if he does something wrong. He says "her" instead of she. I absolutely love that. Ex: "Her not being nice to me." He knows all his colors, letters, shapes, numbers to 15. He can name them if you write them and point to them. He loves his "pup pups." He has 3 of them but he only gets to have 2 at a time so if one gets lost I always have a back up in the closet. He knows where it is and doesn't try to get it. :) Chloe chewed the ears off of 2 of them and his favorite is the one with the ears. He calls them "puppin no ears" and "puppin ears." He has gotten into the habit of talking in this high pitched voice. He loves his classroom and can tell me all that is going on and who has done what. He named almost all of the kids in his class last night so we could write their names on the Valentine's cards. He loves church, which he calls "learn about Jesus." We go on Wednesday nights and after dinner he says, "I'm ready to go to my class." (AKA, the nursery). He loves trucks (especially his big dump truck) and he carries around a plastic reciprocating saw that he calls his "pow thing." If he gets mad at you for whatever, he says, "Let me go get my pow thing" and then he'll come back and poke you with the saw. He loves to play with any type of ball. He loves to dance. If a song comes on or music of any kind comes on around him, he will start dancing. He actually has some rhythm. He gets stuck when he's trying to say something. I hope it's not some sort of speech impediment because we think it's so cute. Ex: The other morning he called and asked me if I had taken my medicine (vitamins) and I told him that I hadn't because I hadn't eaten breakfast yet. He told Andy, "Her has to eat her bre...bra...br...supper." He'll just switch to a word he can say that's close to whatever he's trying to say. He is almost completely potty trained. He sleeps in a diaper at night but goes all day in underwear. 
I'm sure I'm missing something. He is such a blessing to our family. He and LG get along so well and he has such a sweet spirit. I am looking forward to watching him grow but right now I will keep relishing in the things that still make him my baby. :)

Monday, February 9, 2015

Basketball Banquet and other weekend stuff

 LG's basketball banquet was this past Saturday. They ate ice cream and then, each team was called up one by one to receive their "trophies"~a basketball, which LG is SOOOO proud of.
They also received a copy of their team picture.
I am not surprised in the least that my child is the only one who is not facing the camera. I asked her what she was doing and she said, "laughing"~an accurate depiction of her personality.
 Gotta take a family selfie
 Sunday we volunteered in our church's nursery. The kids LOVE Andy, which I find funny. They climbed all over him.
 Check out the sign above his head. A sweet narrative of the picture. :)
Finally, last night's Grizzlies' game was too close for comfort. Andy was standing in front of the TV like this for the last 20 minutes of the game.
The Grizz won! Way to go!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

We got a win!!!

LG won her last basketball game of the season! We were so proud of her and her team. They truly improved so much over the course of the season. We took her straight to the yogurt place and had yogurt for lunch!
We are looking forward to next season. Now on to soccer...:)