This one was for lounging around, dressing up in crazy outfits,
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
We realized once we started painting that it looked like pieces of a house, so Ethan offered to make the floor. (the piece on the left). I loved his technique of painting and then smearing it around with a paper towel. It looked really cool.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
It was a crazy week, but there were some really great moments as the boys got better and better. Friday night we ended up with the U's at Round Table. They had picked up the boys and taken them to Nana's for a bit (making them very happy) and then met me at the pizza joint. Lucas was downright obnoxious, but he's so darn cute that people just eat it up (luckily).
Today we had gymnastics and it was so great to see how far Ethan's come in just a few weeks. His strength has really increased. I do believe I was beaming a bit. He was even jumping on the beam - very cool!
Naptime was a struggle. Lucas figured out that we really can't do much to force him to take a nap. He kept getting out of bed and playing. I caught him with the blocks all dumped out, in the hallway, and apparently he was even in Ethan's room for a bit. We kept trying, but there was only so much we could do. Eventually he did fall asleep though - thankfully!
Tonight we invited our friends, Alex and Kenzie (and their mama) over to visit. Ethan was totally wrapped up in a Dora movie, but Lucas and Alex decided to do a little tumbling. They were hilarious.
The tumbling soon turned to jumping - "One, Two, Three, Four..." They'd often get to seven before they jumped... landing in a giggling heap on the floor.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Today was a rough start, I figured since Lucas had fallen out of bed and Ethan hadn't slept super well. I dropped them off with apologies and fake smiles. I should have known. I picked the boys up after school and it was obvious Lucas had pinkeye. Also, Ethan's teachers were "concerned" as he'd been so emotional. I tried to ask him if he felt okay and he started crying that he didn't want shots!!! So I knew he must be hurting. Sure enough - another ear infection. Stinkin' fallen out tubes!!!! And Lucas has pinkeye and the start of an ear infection again, but the doctor is "sure" it will go away on it's own. The boys are pretty obnoxious when they're miserable, so I won't even go into the trip to the pharmacy. We finally made it home and are now just waiting for bedtime. Meds have been dispersed and dinner has been eaten. The boys are staying home with Brian tomorrow, so hopefully they'll sleep in a bit.
And now I'll go serve my time in the whining chair. Because tonight just feels like a whining night. Nothing a good night's sleep and a lot of antibiotics can't conquer though!
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Lucas enjoyed the pool table - though the only ball they could use was the cue ball (I think it's called that?).
Saturday was one crazy day! Zumba, then it was Ethan and Brian off to gymnastics and Lucas and I off to one of my student's basketball games. We all had a great time at our respective events and then it was off to Uma and Upa's. They took the boys and Brian and I were off to an exciting night in Seattle!!! We ate at a delicious and very cool restaurant - The Alibi Room, went on the nightime underground tour, stayed at an elegant hotel right by Westlake Mall, and then walked around Pike's Place this morning. We had a great time, ate way too much great food, and laughed a lot. A perfect way to celebrate! We were engaged 9 years ago today!
The afternoon and evening were spent playing games and filling out Valentines. Ethan filled out all of his (except for one because that kid had a hugely long name...). He was soooo proud of his work. I wish I could be a fly on the wall and see him pass them out tomorrow! He told me which girl was his favorite and that he'd ask her to be his Valentine tomorrow. So cute! He even blushed.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
I think it's about all his girlfriends' names... He can't seem to keep them straight.
"MOMMY! Eetan HURT me!"
"No I didn't."
"Just peetend Eetan, k?"
"Mom, I don't feel good."
"What's wrong? What hurts?"
"It's my heart. It is hurting."
"Why is your heart hurting?"
"It's just so full of blood. It needs to pop. Really bad."
"I was just waiting for ketchup. Now my heart is popping. It doesn't hurt anymore."
I put them to bed early. Really early. They just seemed exhausted and whiny. But cute, I'll give them that! I still feel cruddy. But, I had a great day with my kids and the boys were actually pretty good tonight, just grumpy. I'm off to sit under my heated blanket and watch silly TV. That's what tonight demands!
Monday, February 7, 2011
I can feel a cold overtaking me. Uck. I'm not accepting. I have no time nor energy for such things. Luckily the boys were great tonight. They set the table, ate good dinners, and even visited the dentist. Kind of.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Now Brian's got two different school projects to help me with (do for me), so I better let him have the computer.
But I just realized I never shared on here what happened on Thursday... I went to pick up the boys at daycare. I got Lucas quickly and headed over to get Ethan. He'd gotten into a bit of trouble that day - enough that I had to sign a note about him not listening. While I waiting to talk to his teacher, some kid pulled the fire alarm and we had to march out onto the playground. We were stuck there for a good 20 minutes. UGH. Ethan's consequences kept multiplying exponentially in my head the longer I had to stand there with the 60 or so children. Now it seems kind of funny - not so much that night. Here's hoping he has a better week!