Tuesday, April 29, 2008

That's disgusting but...good job?

In his constant quest to be a big boy, Connor made his own breakfast this morning. He mixed up a concoction that sounded and looked disgusting to us but he ate it all and loved every bite! In a quart size iced tea jar he mixed together two Sponge Bob gogurts (one pink and one blue), strawberries and...chocolate covered raisins and peanuts. The yogurt and strawberries sound like the beginning of a great smoothie but the chocolate just throws it all off! It had an unappealing neon purple-ish hue to it with big berries and chocolates sprinkled throughout but he ate it up. Why didn't he use a bowl instead of an iced tea container? I have no idea, but he did manage to take the leaves off the strawberries before adding them to the mix. :) It was very....creative? Perhaps tomorrow we'll work more on pouring milk on cereal instead!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Finally posting again!

Eeek! I haven't posted forever! Here are some pictures to catch you up :)

Last weekend was action packed! On Saturday the boys went to the Arbor Day celebration here in Longmont with Grandma Sue and Papa. Connor went up in a bucket truck and rode on a zip line! I'll post pictures of that later!

While they were having fun in the sun I went to a wedding. Two of my high school classmates, Julie and Eric, got married!

The beautiful bride

The new family

Friends from high school - me, Maya, Julie and Audra

Last Sunday we went to the Colorado Railroad Museum with Grandma Sue and Papa. The boys had a great time climbing all over the trains and riding on the steam train! Logan perfected his "woo woo" sound :) It was our first time going to this but I'm sure it won't be our last! We all had fun!

Connor, me, Papa and Logan on one of the passenger cars

Logan and Daddy waiting for the train

Connor got his face painted with a purple fire breathing dragon - complete with googly eyes!

The train

Daddy and Logan on the train

Connor on the Coors engine

Connor posing on another engine

It was a beautiful day!!

We also spent the last week trying to figure out exactly what the boys will be doing over the summer. We found a two morning a week program that both boys can attend! Yay! Connor will also continue at farm school one morning. Best of all? Connor will be starting t-ball! Jeremy signed him up and picked up his jersey and now Connor keeps asking Jeremy to tell him all about "jersey ball". :) It's shaping up to be a fun summer!

Logan's speech therapy is going well. He's saying a few more words - Mama and no are probably the most important ones! He loves Miss Jenny's visits! We switched days so now Connor is here when Miss Jenny comes and he does his best to be a good helper for her.

And just a funny thing from today - we watched a bit of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory this morning. Connor has seen it a couple of times before - the first time was on tv where they cut out the scene with the boat on the chocolate river and the second time was the full version on DVD. He loves the "orange men" (Oompa Loompas, of course) and the boat scene (even though it's a little scary) but the funny part is that he calls the movie "Willy Wonker and the orange men." Ok maybe it's not that funny but we laugh every time he says it.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Waiting patiently

The boys (and Bailey) were being really cute on Thursday while waiting for Miss Jenny, Logan's speech therapist, so I took a few pictures. Enjoy :)

Happy 50th anniversary to Crayola's box of 64 crayons!

The 64 count box of Crayola crayons is 50 years old! The anniversary box contains eight new colors chosen by 20,000 kids from across the country. What are the new colors, you ask? Awesome, Giving Tree, Famous, Fun in the Sun, Best Friends, Super Happy, Happy Ever After and Bear Hug. No, really. Those are the names of eight colors. Can you guess what normal color names they represent? Click here to check them out. I also took the Color Quiz and was certified a color genius - I eventually named all 64 colors but had 23 mistakes along the way - who knew there were colors like "macaroni and cheese" and "timber wolf"? I need to look at the color names more often.... :)

Fun fact from the Crayola website: "The most popular crayon color is blue, followed by red, violet, green, carnation pink, black, turquoise blue, blue green, periwinkle and magenta." My favorite is any shade of blue (I think the one I like best is called cornflower but it might be from the 120 box). Connor's current favorite color is purple. Logan likes whatever Connor is holding :) How about you?

I think we'll do some coloring this afternoon to celebrate!

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Go fly a kite

We went down to the Arvada Kite Festival today! It was a beautiful and breezy day, perfect for flying kites...
and sharing popcorn with your brother,

and cautiously approaching an inflated ice cream cone just to be sure
that it isn't going to talk or move.

My whole world :)

Friday, April 04, 2008

Spring Break

All three boys have been off of school and work this week and I took Wednesday through Friday off too so we've had some good family time. Thursday morning we met our friends Shannon and Patrick and their son Dillon at the Children's Museum in Denver. We haven't been there since Connor was 21 months old (so just a bit older than Logan is now!). The fire truck was still the favorite attraction, of course...

Logan likes to drive

Getting ready to put out the fire

Connor posing with the fireman

Connor and Logan

Connor peeking through the window of the play cottage

Logan playing with some dress-up clothes on the stage

The boys both spent a lot of time in the grocery store/kitchen area. They both love to shop and cook :)

We went to Chuck E. Cheese tonight for dinner. Connor loves everything about the place - pizza, music, games, tickets, and prizes - what more could a 4 year old boy ask for? Logan loves everything except when that big rat thing actually moves :) He likes to watch the person dressed up as Chuck E. Cheese from a distance but if he moves towards Logan in any way watch out! He screams and cries like someone is hurting him. Poor little guy! He's never liked those kind of things - Santa, a guy dressed up like Snoopy...they all scare him! Can't say that I blame him...it is a little weird that something you think should be a stuffed animal is moving awkardly around the room. :)

The boys on one of the rides

(by the way, yes, Connor is wearing his scrubs. He goes through phases of wanting to wear them for at least a little while every single day and we're in the middle of one of those weeks right now. It's been nearly a year since his surgery but he remembers so many details about it and unfortunately will tell them all to anyone who asks!)

Chuck E. Cheese added a few new attractions since our last time there - one being a booth that sketches a drawing of you. Here are the ones we took...

The boys together (which was quite difficult since the camera is aimed for where an adult's head and shoulders would fall when sitting on the bench! That explains why Jeremy's hand full of tickets is in the picture too! :) )

Jeremy and Logan

Connor and me

Connor making a silly face :)