Saturday, April 30, 2011

No Privacy

Well, I couldn't resist snapping this as I walked past the bathroom.


They each got a Leapster from the Easter Bunny, and neither of them could part with it for one second that day.

Yes, yes, I know they will be appalled one day that I put this on the blog. . . but it's real life . . . and it makes me smile.

Happy weekend.

Friday, April 29, 2011


Just thought we'd take a quick moment to demonstrate the proper way to eat a strawberry glazed donut.


Any questions?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Oh, Almost Forgot

I took these pictures earlier this month. My kiddos were in their play area (I wish-oh-wish I could say play-room) , and my girl was playing with blocks. Watching her stack the blocks gave me a little idea.


I thought these were a bit cheesy at first, but now, I love them.


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter Sunday

The rain held off long enough for us to go outside for a fun Easter egg hunt.


And what to do with all those eggs? Make deviled eggs of course. I thought this would be a slick way to get my boy to eat eggs (which he despises). Although he was excited about it at first, as soon as he saw the egg on his plate, he decided he didn't like deviled eggs either. Oh well, I tried. As for my little lady, I didn't have to coax her to try them . . . she loved the eggs.


You'd never guess she likes eggs, would you?

Monday, April 25, 2011

New Tradition

Well, this was the first year I attempted this with the kiddos.


I have to say it went very well.


They loved to drop the eggs in the dye.


I'm the only one that got messy, but I can't say the same for some of the eggs. There was a casualty.


They each picked their favorite egg - purple for the boy and pink for the girl . . . go figure. :)


For sure, we'll be doing this again next year, and I'm looking forward to it.


Happy Easter!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Movie Night

We are most definitely popcorn fans around here. The kids ask for it, and no movie would be complete without it.


We sat down and watched Benji - circa 1974 - this weekend. My-oh-my, how cinematography has changed - for the better. The kids loved the puppy, but I don't think a movie where the majority of the action is a dog running down alleys and sidewalk would make it in today's world.

Thumbs down for the movie, but good popcorn and company - most definitely a good night.

Hope you had a happy weekend.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter

These little bunnies hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend.


Have you ever seen two cuter little bunnies????

Thursday, April 21, 2011

A Failed Experiment

I bought a shutter remote about one-and-a-half years ago in an attempt to include myself in more pictures with my family.

My original intent was to take at least one photo a month that included me in the picture.

. . . Fail . . .

I found that remote this past weekend - and I really couldn't tell you the last time I used it.

So . . . before heading to work and daycare, the little lady and I thought we'd snap a few images, and get a little more use out of that remote.


I love these . . . and her!

Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Love It When She . . .

. . . wants attention, and tells me "I don't feel much good" just so she can have some cuddles.

. . . refers to the polka-dots on her jacket as "Polka-nuts."

. . . cuddles with me at night when we are reading stories, and then wants to read the story back to me . . . and can recite almost every word.

. . . asks me to sing her a song before bed. We have our usuals - You Are My Sunshine, Rock-A-Bye Baby, etc - but she also asks for random stuff like the "Valentine song," so she smiles while I make up words and sing off-pitch melodies.

. . . gives life to inanimate objects. She plays with her brother's tractors, but she gives them each and identity - like the "Mommy" tractor, and the "Baby" tractor - and then she plays with them like they are dolls. I love seeing this difference in my children.

. . . comes home with her daddy from daycare, and runs to give me a hug and tells me "I so much miss you today!"

. . . surprises me everyday with some new word or phrase or action.


2-year-old little girls are simply the sweetest little things in this world!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Turning Corners

We've turned a corner . . . I hope.

It seems from the moment he turned 4, he's been grouchy and irritable. Forget the "Terrible Twos," this kid had a horrible case of the "Foul Fours" (yep, just made that up myself). He has yelled at me & Dirck, at his sister, at his classmates, and even at his teachers. Dirck and I can't figure it out. We're not big on yelling at home, so trying to figure out where (and why) he got this behavior has been a mystery.

But lately. . .


Lately he's been such a different kid from a few months ago. We haven't gotten a negative report from school in over a month. And while he's not perfect (who is, right?), he's been pretty nice to his sister - playing with her and even asking her to play with him.

Warms my heart . . . and gives me hope.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Spending Our Days


In the yard.


Our favorite place to be this time of year.

The weather is warming - perfect for monkey bars . . .


and hopscotch.


Yep, we are loving this warmer weather very much.



Monday, April 11, 2011

The Fish

Spring is OFFICIALLY here when we make a trip to our favorite plant nursery for peppers and tomatoes.

While there, the kiddos love to watch (and occasionally feed) the fish.

It really is the highlight of their weekend.


My boy was good for 2 solid days at school because he knew he would get to go see the fish on Saturday if he behaved. Yes, we bribe him like that. . . it works . . . about 50% of the time. :)

We got our peppers and tomatoes planted, and I'll be danged, we had a hail storm.

We will be making another trip back to the nursery soon for more plants, and no doubt, this will be another highlight for these munchkins.

I love seeing the world through their eyes, where a simple little trip to the nursery becomes a big, fun adventure.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Enjoying This . . .

I love to hear the giggles as they get ridden around in the wagon behind the tractor.

I love to see Dirck's face light up when he hears them too.

I love to watch them all enjoying the outdoors.


I love Spring!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Makeup Can Be Fun

Especially eye liner right before bath time Photobucket These two . . . keeping me smiling. Always.

Happy weekend.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Best Face Challenge: I Heart Faces

Here's my favorite photo as of late. Photobucket Oh, how I love this munchkin. To see more beautiful face entries, head on over to iheartfaces today!