Thursday, April 29, 2010

Little Trooper

Andrew fell on the playground at preschool yesterday and chipped three teeth. The dentist was able to see him right away and fix them. Andrew was so brave. His teacher was so impressed with him. This is the same child that didn't make a peep when he got his IV at the hospital. He is a tough kid!

I went with Andrew on his preschool field trip to the zoo on Monday. He was really well-behaved and stayed with me the whole time. I think he might have been afraid I was going to leave; he still has a hard time when I drop him off at preschool. Anyway, I brought Daniel and Jonathan, too, and we had a great time.
This is a tiny turtle they found.
On Monday night, we went to our local Pretzelmaker because I had read that it was National Pretzel Day and they were giving out free pretzels. Spending 12+ dollars on pretzels isn't something I would normally do, so I thought it would be fun for them. We must have been the first ones to ask for the free pretzels, because the cashier looked really confused. His manager assured him that we were correct, and we all got a free pretzel. I forgot, however, that this particular Pretzelmaker is also a Great American Cookie store! Oops! I think the kids would have preferred the cookies.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Day Out with Thomas

We had such a wonderful time this past Saturday at the Day Out with Thomas Celebration. It was one of those blissful days where we were able to just enjoy being together as a family, and the kids were so good and cooperative. There was no fighting and very little whining. We got to ride the train and there were lots of different tents and stations to visit: mini golf, sandbox, bouncy house, play tables with tracks and trains, petting zoo, and, of course, a gift shop.

Four years before, we had been to the same Thomas Celebration with a very excited 6 year old Nathaniel, 3 year old Emily, and 8 month old Andrew. Jonathan is in the same exact outfit that Andrew had worn. I can't believe how much they look alike. Jonathan doesn't look like he's having much fun in this picture, but he was an angel.
Here is the picture of Andrew from four years ago.
Jonathan kept trying to steal Daniel's hat as we waited for our train ride to start.

The kids were excited to have their picture taken with Sir Topham Hatt, or "Sir Thomas Hatt," to Daniel.

Petting zoo--Emily and Andrew

It was a little sunny--can you tell?

Thanks Thomas!!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Cute Little Boys

Here is Daniel singing "Who Let the Dogs Out?" It's so funny when he just starts singing it out of nowhere. He learned it from Emily's Just Dance Wii game. I love his little smile at the end.

We signed Andrew up for YMCA soccer. He liked it in the beginning, but lately he doesn't want to play. He looks so cute, though! Maybe he will like it better next year.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Happy Times

My sweet Jonathan has been sick lately--again. He is my biggest boy so far, but he has been sick the most. Look at that smile! Oh, it brightens my day!

You can tell how big he is in this picture. He is not quite 8 months, but he weighs 26 pounds!
Nathaniel had a fun birthday. He invited four friends from school to his party. I took Emily and Nathaniel and his friends to see Diary of a Wimpy Kid (he has loved reading the books; I've even read them) and then we came back to our house for pizza and cake and ice cream. His friends were so well behaved, and everyone seemed to have a good time.
He wanted a Diary of a Wimpy Kid cake, so I used frosting to make the face that is in the books. I bought the picture holder at Walmart. The great thing about it is that it is reusable. Great for the May family! I used it on Emily's cake, too.

We went to an Easter egg hunt in our neighborhood on Saturday morning. They had a great time.

"No, Mommy, I don't need a nap. I'll just rest here on my sippy cup for a few minutes."