Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Time to Clean off

It's probably time for me to post a new blog entry, so in an attempt to find a theme, I cleared off the pictures on my camera flash card to see what we've been up to for the past few weeks. Here's what I found:
With it being so cold outside, we've had to be creative in figuring out things to do inside. To put a twist on lunch, we loaded up a muffin tin with lots of different fruits, sandwiches and snacks and had a picnic in the family room. The boys thought it was so cool and Zach requested we do the same thing the next day.

The snow is always fun to play in, but since we haven't had a good layer for a while, most of it is ice and dirt. So I armed the boys with spray bottles full of colored water and we headed outside to "paint" the snow. The boys thought it was a blast; on this particular day we were headed to the little playground, but it took us twice as long to get there because the boys kept stopping to spray the snow. Their bottles were empty by the time we got there!

The boys have a little CD player and this particular night they found a CD with lots of children's songs on it. Their particular favorite is Ring-Around-the-Rosies and they did it again and again. I love to watch them play together and find joy in doing things together.

For the past month or so, Zach had been doing his hair in a mohawk. This past week I was combing Andrew's hair and he requested it be "spiky" like Zach's. He wasn't satisfied with anything else. It's been like this ever since. (except for church)

I was sitting in the hallway one night waiting for Andrew to finish brushing his teeth when I all of a sudden looked at him, standing on the stool, brushing all by himself and realized that my baby is not a baby anymore. He's gotten so big and has become so independant - I don't want to let go.

I was watching my TV shows in our playroom the other night and had pulled out our easel so Andrew could have a place to draw. He was so cute the way he would lean in real close and concentrate so hard on his drawing. Such a little artist...

And this is what happen when you let your 2-year-old draw with markers....

For Valentine's Day, Aunt Melissa and Uncle Dave came down to spend the weekend with us. Friday night we had our traditional pizza dinner, then decorated cookies. The boys had a blast frosting, sprinkling, and detailing their cookies.

And this is one of the ten tulips Rhett gave me for Valentine's Day. Melissa and Dave stayed with the boys Saturday night while Rhett and I went to Joe's Crab Shack and relished our buckets of crab and shrimp then went to a movie. Thanks Melissa and Dave!!
Last but not least, (yes, I know I take a lot of pictures of Andrew), is a picture of Andrew Sunday before church. He was upset for some reason, and who can resist a cute pouty face?
What's on your flash card??


The Nielsens said...

Those boys are too cute. No wonder you don't have time to blog... you're busy having too much fun!

Ryan and Debra said...

You and your boys always have so much fun!!! I really need to come up with some more fun activities for my kids to do inside. They are so ready for Spring!

Laina said...

You're boys are SO dang cute!