Monday, February 28, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Spring fever!

So it was 43 degrees here today and we were OUTSIDE in sweatshirts. Do you think someone has SPRING FEVER? Yep, it's ME! Of course the boys didn't object to it! I got the yard cleaned up from the twigs/branches that had fallen over the winter. Boy, do I feel better now. I just can't stand to have things lying in the front yard. I don't understand it (and neither does my husband), but that's how it is. So I've been itching to get that done. Today was the day to do it!
Meanwhile, the boys were just plain itching to get OUT! So of course Slick goes right for his bike. I'm so thankful for this. About this time last year I remember talking to my mom about the fact that he just would NOT ride a bike. Now to me, I thought every little boy was born to ride a bike, so when he didn't, I was worried. But my mom reassured me that he would be fine. She was right. He LOVES his bike, even though it might not look like it in this picture. Of course when we go outside, we MUST have a snack, or so that's what he thinks! How pathetic is he? Really laying it on thick.
Spike on the other hand, he's been wanting to play basketball. So I pumped up his ball and he brought out the hoop! He was so exited!
Slick tried a few shots. He seems a little more interested in it this year. Should be fun!
Spike was trying to shoot from different places. He's much more aware of the "game" this year. I'm looking forward to watching him this summer. I'm thinking we're going to need to invest in a "real" hoop soon!
Look at that form! I see some potential. What do you think, Gramps? Is he gonna make you proud?
Oh and YES it went in!
What a lovely day! Can't wait for more time outside! YAY!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Nighty Night!

The new thing in our house is for the boys to both sleep in Slick's bed on the bottom. They think they can't sleep alone! (And most night, I think it's true!)
So when they're getting ready for bed, 6 out of 7 nights you'll hear Slick ask Spike if he'd like to sleep with him. Of course he never says NO!
So here they are! I personally don't think it looks very comfy, but I guess they do!
Of course when their cousin came over the ALL had to sleep in the same bed! So we borrowed gramma's air bed and set it up in the play room. This is how they lasted MOST of the night! That is until Slick KICKED Spike out onto those pillows stratigically placed there by mommy, "just in case"! I knew this would be a possiblity since Slick tends to end up SIDEWAYS in the bed!

Don't you love how peaceful they look! AH!


I can't believe how long it's been since my last post! I REALLY wanted to stay current this year!
So, where have I been and what have we been doing? Well as you can see from the following pictures, we've been playing in the SNOW!!! At first, they LOVED it, but now, Slick just tells me he wants to stay inside and play. AW! He's SO like his mommy! Spike on the other hand, well let me just tell you, the complete opposite. He's BEGGING for me to let him go sledding on the ICE! When we're driving and he can see the SHINY layer of ice out over a field or hill, he always says, "Man, I'd LOVE to go sledding on that! That would be SO fun!" HAHA! Of course mommy says, "NO WAY, baby!"
So here's the "double trouble" sitting (sort of) still long enough to pose for a picture!
Of course, we MUST THROW snow..
and EAT it!
and HELP daddy shovel (by PLOWING the snow back onto the freshly shoveled walkway!)
By this day, I think it was Spike's favorite. He had gotten two blocks for his birthday last year but never got to build that snow fort! He would ask me every time it snowed, "Mom, is this the kind of snow?" To which my reply was always, "NO!" You need a LOT of snow for these things, so this year, he got his wish.
So he and daddy got to work. I didn't take a picture of the finished product, because as any of you who know Spike personally can imagine, he got about 1/4 of the way done and moved on to something else! HAHA! It's the thought that counts right?
So that's where we've been.
Also, there's been some birthdays and a very special visitor! I'll do my best to get caught up and STAY caught up! (I think I still have 1 or 2 Christmas posts too!)