Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
We went sled riding today. We're lucky enough to have a really good set of sledding hills 3 miles down the road. The course was just the right mix of snow and ice thanks to the little thaw we had on Friday.
Wanna hear me scream like a little girl?
Click the video to see what a bully Aron is...
Wanna see all three of them fall on their butts?
Dad's got a hand full of candy...GET HIM!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Anyone who knows me knows that I enjoy a good craft. Now, don't get me wrong, I can't draw to save my life (something I inherited from my mother) but I can usually get some sort of crafty groove going when the occasion calls for it. I even got together recently with my friend, Jeanne, to make some scarves.
Ella got this great craft table for Christmas this year. It's loaded up with a bunch of great crayons, markers, glue sticks, colored pencils, glitter pens, etc. When people come over, she usually manages to get them to craft with her on her awesome table. Beware that you may be forced into making a craft/coloring a picture/drawing.
Sorry its kind of fuzzy but here's a pic of my two furry friends (aka my "non-biological children") sharing a tasty snack from the same bowl at the same time. It's not quite the undying love I was hoping for but its a start!
So Aron and I were talking the other day about when we were little and the things that our parents did. I told him that I can remember my Dad sometimes drinking beer when I was small and that I remember him letting me slurp some of the foam off his beer. Aron said that his Dad let him do the same thing. I found it funny that despite our parents being relatively straight-laced and conservative they would both let us do something like that. I wouldn't let Ella or Luke do that (just for those of you wanting to turn me in to Children's Services). I asked a couple of my other friends if their parents ever let them slurp the foam and got a varied reaction. One person said "Oh my goodness, NO! Not a chance they would've let me do that." Another person said that her relatives would leave glasses of beer out and let their small children drink from the glass (not just getting the foam) if they wanted.
I'm going to put a voting poll up. Now, I've done these before and I know I have more readers than the 10 people that voted cause I can't go to any gathering of friends or family function without someone commenting about what they read on the blog. Sooo...let's get out there and vote, people!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Our friend, Tracy, and his son, Cooper. They look a lot alike and even share the same scowl--its kind of funny.
Ella swimming all by herself.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Why did the chicken cross the playground?
To get to the other slide.
Why did the gum cross the road?
Because it was stuck to the chicken.
(Insert Bah, Dah, Dum here)
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 09, 2009
So, anyway. Stage 1 is done for that. After this, I have to heal for 3 months then they put screw a top piece to the rod. Then that has to heal. Once this is done, they can then attach a fake tooth to the rod.
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
L to R: Robin (with Myles tucked in front of her), Jarrod, Brooke, and Grant.
Monday, January 05, 2009
Let me touch you through the glass, big creepy fish thing.
"I don't want to touch it!"
What a great skyline of Cincinnati through the eyes of Newport, KY
Here we are in line to get in with Luke explaining what we'll be doing.
Luke's such a spaz. I love him but what a spaz. His newest thing is to dance whenever he hears music. His fave song is So What by Pink (scary, huh?). Whenever we're in the car, he says "I want to hear The Rock" which means "Get this dumb kids music off the radio, Mom, and put on the rock-n-roll."
Here's a video of the little guy himself dancing around our table at a restaurant.
Thursday, January 01, 2009
I'm all for kids with an active imagination. Because the kids are so close in age, they have a great time pretending together. They come up with all kinds of crazy things to do. The one day, they unzipped their sleeping bags and spread them out on the floor. Then they got into their bathing suits and pretended that their sleeping bags were actually pools. They swam and dived and splashed and just had a great time. They even made me give them bottles of lotion so they could pretend to be putting on sunscreen (safety first, right?).
Sometimes, their pretend play is a little out there even for me. Ella loves to tell people about her good buddy, Batty. She and Batty do all kinds of fun things together. They're together mostly at night before she goes to sleep. She says they don't talk much because mostly he likes to just hang out. Sometimes he visits his family which is far away and sometimes he just likes to be with her. She'll tell you all about her dear buddy, Batty, but will neglect to tell you that he's her imaginary friend. Don't call him an imaginary friend, though, because she gets ticked off about that. I think Batty is a spinoff to Billy Gorilly 's character, Betty Bat but I'm not sure. Luke doesn't like to feel left out so he has invented an imaginary friend, too. His is called "Blue Giant." I think it might be a take on the Monsters Inc movie character, Sully, but he denies it. Luke and Blue Giant's activities are generally similar to Ella and Batty's adventures. I try to play along a little bit but drew the line at Christmas when I was expected to buy them their own Christmas gifts.
What do you get for an imaginary bat and giant? Yeah, I don't know either.
So if my kids start talking about their buddies the next time you see them, just nod your head and smile along.
***Beware, E and L are highly offended by the label "imaginary."