Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Andrew was a wise man for the preschool Christmas program. He opted to sit on his teacher's lap and not sing (which is somewhat comical, since he is the son of the music teacher!). Some things cannot be achieved, even through the bribery of his beloved tootsie rolls!
He still looked darling, of course, and he thoroughly enjoyed the cookies and punch afterward.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
This morning Naomi read a mystery in which a secret code was used for messages. She immediately set about creating her own code for use with friends.
My favorite part was when I asked her if the girls in the book had created their own code or were just using one they had found or been given. Naomi said, "The book doesn't provide that information.". I love the language my 7 year old uses!
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Peter is absolutely wonderful to have around, and his siblings smother him with love. (Literally. It's actually a bit problematic.)
We love his smiles and perform all sorts of acrobatics to get him to smile! I have yet to capture one on camera, but he condescended to give the camera a half smile today!
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Friday, July 19, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
Thursday, June 06, 2013
After Naomi's struggles (read: outright panic sessions) at the dentist, I was blown away by how easy Gabe's appointment was on Monday! We walked in, got the cleaning done, and left. Whaaaaaaat?!!! Awesome!!
Gabe had a small cavity, so we returned this morning to get it filled. And, once again, we walked in, got the work done, and walked out. I'm in shock. And super pleased with my boy. That kid is getting some treats!!
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013
When Andrew isn't tattling about something Gabe is doing, they are best buds! (My personal favorite: when he can't find anything Gabe is doing wrong, he says, "Gabe's doing that!".)
It was so fun to hear giggles coming from the back of the car the other day!
Andrew and I had a friend over on Tuesday. Andrew helped to keep her happy, and at one point he brought her a toy and said, "Here you go, sweetie!".
I'd forgotten what a path of destruction a curious 1 year old can leave behind! When I was ready for a break, I set them to sorting bugs at the table. :-)
Monday, April 15, 2013
Sunday, April 07, 2013
April's building project: bird feeders! Gabe was enthusiastic throughout and did everything he possibly could. Naomi did a good portion of hers, and she needs to learn to hit harder with the hammer!
We came straight from soccer, thus Gabe's soccer garb. Gabe remains a defensive player by instinct (they don't have positions when they are 4!) but managed to make 4 goals along the way!
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Last week, we had a day off from school (a scheduled snow make-up day, but we didn't use any this year). We took full advantage and played plenty of games! The kids were delighted to discover that Red Vines make great straws, and they also painted quite a few pictures each!
Andrew has a ruptured eardrum and didn't want me to put him down for about a week. We're so happy he's finally feeling better and back to his happy, giggly, sing-song-y self!
Matt had a cold, so it was a good time for snuggling on the couch. And movies were the only way to get the antibiotic drops in Andrew's ears!