Saturday, December 29, 2012

5th birthday party

Already, it's been almost 5 years since Alex has been in our lives and I can't remember how it was before.

Today we had his party at Chuck E. Cheese. It was themed Curious George.
Enjoy some pictures.


2 great-grandmas





Alex did not want this crown and he refused to wear it.

Ross loved the crown.


Alex loved the birthday medal.


ticket blaster!



Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas Season

Ross at his finest...eating

Aunt Meggie snapped a fabulous picture of my almost 5 year old

 


Ross at his 2nd finest....throwing a tantrum.

Koop Park lights








Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas is a tough time

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Number One is back!

Last year our Elf on the Shelf arrived to our home and Alex dubbed him "Number One". Number One has some kuh-ray-zee places to hang out. I've captured a few of those places in film...is it still called film?













Here are various shots of the boys, Number One, and tree trimming.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Saturday, November 3, 2012

2 little monkeys

Ross started putting his face by his cheeks and snapping his hands together. Then we realized it must be a song at school, just as he did with itsy-bitsy spider. We figured out the song, and here it is:
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Friday, November 2, 2012

My smart boy


Ross climbs on everything. Tonight he put the lid on the tub where we store Alex's geo trax. He started to get in to stuff on the counter. I moved the tub and took the lid off.

He turned the tub over to dump all the geo trax out and turned it completly over and climbed up to the counter with the tub upside down.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

We went trick-or-treating. Alex as Thomas the Tank Engine, Ross as Batman. Ross stayed in his stroller and the first lollipop he got went straight in his mouth. Later he bit the wrapper off another lollipop and ate that, then ate pretzels, then had an entire Reese's pb cup in his mouth- foil, wrapper, and all. Then he wanted another lollipop and we took his pumpkin and he threw a fit.

Alex loved everything! He did so much better this year. Last year he was scared of all the scary costumes. This year he said they were fake and "it's just a man in there". He also asked people if they were strangers then told them he can't talk to strangers...yeah, still working on that.

I love the expression I caught. Every type of candy he got, he told the person, "oooh, that's my favorite."


This is how he rolled all night long. Didn't even try to get out. Notice the lollipop in hand!


Shirt from Granny. He wore this under his Batman get-up.
Here are some pictures from my phone.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

poo poo

Last night I turned to get something out of the fridge. Ross was sitting behind me in the high chair. He lifted up my shirt and said, "Ew, poo poo".

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Camping

First night at Yogi Bear Camp in Robert, LA

Alex's first roasting marshmallows experience




Fishing with daddy!


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

...and dey awl axed fuh you

We went on down to the Audubon Zoo...

We had a great day on Saturday. The weather wasn't too scalding so we decided to go to the zoo. Alex had a good time.

When we were in the snake/reptile exhibit Patrick took over Alex and I had Ross. Ross was happy as a clam running around in the dark, crowded exhibit. I finally got back over to Patrick to see him sitting on the bench. WHAT!?! I've been chasing around Ross and you're sitting. Then I notice Alex laid out on the bench with his "iPad" (a notebook) and a crayon and he's drawing a snake. How cool is that? Patrick said he saw a snake and just wanted to draw it, so he took his iPad out, sat down, and went to work. After we left there we took a family picture by the Oak and the drawing bug hit Alex again, he just had to draw a tree.


Toward the end all he wanted was Roman Candy (taffy) so we skipped from the Swamp on after and circled back around for the boy's candy.



Aunt Meggie took this fabulous family shot


Aunt Meggie watching the fearless Alex climb like Curious George (which, by the way, happens to be his new favorite show)


"Here's my crayon. I'm going to draw a tree."

My sweet boys!



And this is my favorite!