Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! We had a great Easter weekend! Yesterday a mom on our block organized an easter egg hunt in the park across the street from our house. Connor had lots of fun finding eggs all over the park. Logan slept through the whole thing! We debated waking him but he ended up napping for almost four hours so I'm glad we didn't! He must have needed the sleep :)

Connor and his favorite neighbor friend, Darwin

This morning was full of excitement, of course, since the Easter Bunny visited overnight! Since it snowed last night the eggs were all hidden downstairs. Here are the boys impatiently waiting on the stairs...

After church we went up to Grandma and Papa's house and continued the egg hunting. It was a full house with Grandma Sue, Papa, Grandma Willy, Grandpa Mark, Uncle Bill and the four of us! Here's Logan finding an egg...

Luckily the bunny made tracks in the snow so we knew where he went

Logan checking out his easter basket

The best part of baking with Grandma? Licking the bowl, of course!!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Easter Eggs

We dyed easter eggs this afternoon!!! Last year we were in Vegas over Easter so we dyed eggs there and Connor remembers lots of details about it. When we were looking for the egg dying kits at the store the other day he said that if we couldn't find one there we could always go to "Begas" to buy one because they have them there :) I wish! This year Logan got to participate too and he LOVED it! He got the hang of using the dipper right away and kept signing "more" over and over again!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

St. Patty's Day fun

The leprechaun's tricks were a big hit! Connor was so excited that it was hard to calm down and eat breakfast! He loved that the tables were switched so we got to eat all our meals in the living room that day. The car being backwards in the garage was pretty exciting too EXCEPT he noticed that the leprechaun forgot to also turn his Jeep around in the garage. Oops! :) Leprechauns also visited Connor's school so he got a (plastic) gold coin and made a leprechaun hat!

The 10 to 16 inches of snow in the forecast didn't happen but the snow that did stick was gorgeous!

I tried to take a picture of both boys wearing green that day but it was right before dinner and they weren't into sitting still! :) Connor's shirt says "This is my lucky shirt" and it really must be - he's worn it 3 days this week!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Last year we visited the preschool Connor now attends the day before St. Patrick's Day and saw all the fun "tricks" the leprechaun had played in their classroom so we did a few things on the actual day at home too. For weeks now Connor has been remembering it all and talking about it and can't wait to see what tricks the little man has up his green sleeves this year. I don't think he'll be disappointed....

We took the leaf out of out kitchen table and moved it into the living room where the train table usually sits

The train table, of course, went into the kitchen

(do you like how Bailey posed so nicely for both of these shots? We got new treats that she'll do just about anything for!)

There are green streamers everywhere!

The car is backed into the garage so it's backwards from how it normally is. Jeremy even put a green light bulb (leftover from Christmas) in the light fixture in the downstairs hallway (you might notice there's a slight greenish tinge to the picture on the left just above)! It should be a fun morning, especially because the boys get to eat breakfast in the living room! Breakfast will include green eggs, green milk and green grapes. :) I'm not sure Connor will want to go to school and given the forecast of 10 to 16 inches of snow tonight he might just get to stay home and enjoy the trickery all day....

I wanted to do more but held back when Jeremy reminded me that we have to match or improve upon this next year when Logan will be excited about it all too!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Birds and Jeeps

Have I mentioned how much Logan likes birds? It doesn't really matter what kind of bird, but ducks and chickens are high on the list. Every time we pick Connor up from farm school, Logan's mission is to find the birds and get as close to them as possible! He wandered around after them for a good fifteen minutes last week and near the end was frustrated that they could walk faster than him. :)

Today was sunny and beautiful so the boys went on a long Jeep ride...

There's a storage compartment in the front of the Jeep that Connor uses to store a wide variety of objects - sunglasses, snacks, a ball, rocks, basically whatever he thinks will be absolutely necessary to have on his adventure that day. Today he brought a marker, a pencil and a pad of paper. We then had to take breaks from the walk/ride to have art time - he gave each of us a piece of paper and instructed us to draw certain things and then when we were done we put them back in the Jeep's compartment and continued on our journey. Jeremy was told to draw a happy face. I was told that I could only copy what Connor drew and I was not allowed to write words. Hmph, I guess he knows my artistic abilities are very limited! It was really funny :)

During one art break, Logan took Bailey's leash from Daddy and I caught this picture of them

Friday, March 14, 2008

Snack time

Just sharing some pictures from snack time the other day...

I'm pretty sure Connor is going through a growth spurt. When I picked him up from farm school yesterday he asked if there was a snack in the car, after just having a snack not more than an hour earlier with his class. Then as we were driving home he asked what we were having for dinner. I answered that we were going to barbeque and he said, "I want hot dogs. TWELVE hot dogs. All for me! Well, maybe one for Logan. I'm soooo hungry. Mommy, can you call Daddy and tell him to come home right now so we can eat?" I can't imagine how they're going to be as teenagers! :)

Monday, March 10, 2008

Last weekend

Grandma and Papa took us to the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum at the old Lowry Air Force Base last Saturday. It was really cool to see all the different types of planes and since it was open cockpit day we actually got to get in a few of the planes and a helicopter! They had mini planes for kids (and Grandmas!) to pedal which Connor loved. Unfortunately most of our pictures didn't turn out too well but here are a few!

Connor in a pedal plane

Daddy and Logan in a cockpit

Connor the fighter pilot

The weather was so nice last weekend! Here are a few pics from a trip to the barn park...

Watching some roller hockey

Connor loves to pose for pictures and now Logan has figured out that sitting next to Connor and smiling means that he shows up on the camera's little screen too! So now every time Connor sits down Logan has to figure out how to get next to him :)

Logan having fun in the sun

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Spring Softball?

Jeremy played his first softball game of the Spring season tonight. Yeah, it's March 4th. It just snowed two days ago, right? And March is Colorado's snowiest month, right? Brrr....I don't think the boys and I will be going to watch any games in the next few weeks anyway :) I think we'll wait until both the calendar and the thermometer say it's Spring!

For the record, they lost, but he says it was still fun!

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Connor's previous life

So Connor has a really active imagination. He's constantly talking about things like what he's going to be and do when he grows up or the latest antics of his imaginary friend "Boy." Today the subject was his family "when he used to be big." During lunch he said he used to have five girls.

Me: What were their names?

Connor: Well the first one was Cara.

Jeremy: What about the others?

Connor: The next one was Cara....sel. Carousel, yeah.

Me (under my breath to Jeremy): I wonder if she got around... (we both laughed)

Jeremy: And the third girl?

Connor: Cara...kee.

Apparently all girls are some form of Cara because #4 was also Cara and #5 was Carawah :)

Just before dinner Connor brought it up again and he told me he also had a son.

Me: Oh? So you had five girls and one boy?

Connor: Yeah, my son was the biggest.

Me: What was his name?

Connor: Chicago. I tried to get him to change it but he liked Chicago and what are you going to do? He was five. Well, actually first he was four and then he turned five.

Hilarious :) I can't wait to hear what he comes up with tomorrow!


GO! Logan said GO! He had his first speech therapy appointment on Friday morning so Miss Jenny came to our home and spent an hour playing with Logan. We both liked her and he had fun but nothing too exciting happened while she was here. When we picked Connor up from preschool, he asked lots of questions about Miss Jenny and what she and Logan had done that morning. Connor was a bit jealous of Miss Jenny's visit and was convinced that she came to visit him when he was a baby too :) Anyway, to help Connor feel involved and to do our homework, we sat down after their naps and played the same balloon game that she had played with Logan earlier. Part of it involves saying "Ready......set......GO!" and then letting go of the filled balloon so it flies around the room. The first ten times he let me say "GO!" just as he'd let Jenny do it too but at some point he figured it out and said it himself! It was very clearly and unmistakably GO and he has continued to say it in other situations! Yay!